hey guys ive hit a standstil. AND ITS EMOTIONALLL!!
before i go on first for those that dont know my situation it is as so..
i have a daewoo kalos 1.4 sx AUTOMATIC!
its only done about 23,000 Miles so kinda fresh!
and i live in the uk.
so alot of access to vauxhall parts/engines...
i didnt pick the car started off as mums car then i took it and thought hmm nice project without thinking about the gearbox..
HOWEVER!! MY GEARBOX IS BUSTED! and it doesnt really work.. due to my stupidity and constantly shifting in 2 nutral whilst driving to try build up revs n then shift in 2 drive... pls dnt ask..
and over here in the uk im being quoted prices like £1200-£1500 GBP ($1,922 - $2,403 USD)for a re-furbished gearbox with a 12month warnty..
ive never really carried out any mechanical work on tht level so id rather have a mechanic do that sort of stuff... however bolt ons and other minor things i can do within the engine bay..
Now you guys probably gona say search the other forums i have done again and again and again.. its all for manuls... not only that its for the 1.6 aveo..or i find sum threads for 1.5 :s now im not sure if that makes a diff or not with the holes matching up.. im guessing it could tho..
so nowww im stuck in a dilema.. i was thinking rather than spending that much money just on a gearbox.. get rid of it and swap in a new engine and new gearbox HOWEVER ive been quoted crazy prices like £7,000 GBP+ ($11,211 USD) umm duno about you guys but my pockets aint thaaat deep for a one shot part.. acorss a few years maybe but not straight up in one go
they keep talking about how the driveterains wont match and all this other stuff and its a big project bla bla bla
so my question to all you engine and gearbox guru's is..!!
WHAAT SHAL I DOOO
i know some of you hate turbos and so on.. but i unfortuntly am a sucker for dump vales and ive alwaysss been sucker for em.. so id have to have a dump valve for what ever set up i go for.. esp since ive done so much work on the outside and plannd for the inside as well still to come...
pls remember my cars AUTO and the gearbox isnt working..
and if you know of any setups that are jjust simpl bolt up PLEASE TELL MEE!!
that way i can do it!
and il keep everyone posted throughout the project but may need help if i hit a brick wall! the cars not in use but im going to need it within the next month or two and im willing to put in as much time as needed..!
im ideallly looking for something to give out a final output of around 200BHP+ with the option 2 increase safly.. as i fink thts more than enough for a car of its size n weight...
pref no fabrication needed or minimal!
im thinking of 3 options
1) fix my gear box, then just turbo my 1.4 and upgrade all internals (pistons ect)
problem:however my dilema is.. ITS STIL ONLY 1.4 and all that money id sepdn on upgrades i could of purchased a new faster car as stock!
ONE LAST THING! i read on one aveo owners project he turboed his aveo which was auto
HOWEVER didnt go 2 plan as for some reason his auto gearbox wasnt shifting fast enough due to the increasd boost... well thats what i read on there.. and ever since reading that i was put off even trying it incase that happened... and if that is so.. is there a way to re-program the gearbox or something..
2) new engine which bolts up to my current gearbox and fix my current auto gearbox and turbo it
problem: the gearbox wil stil be auto and i dont like drivin fast cars which are auto.. i love manul so would prefer that.. and how much can that stock kalos gearbox take..
3) new engine new manul gearbox conversion and turbo it
Problem: cost that companies have quoted. however if its all direct bolt up il do it myself thats not a problem.. buuuut i dont know which engines/gearbox's match up to the 1.4 as all the posts and threads are in relation to 1.6 aveo's and so on.. with the forenza engine and other engines found in america not in UK besides one which i think was a omega or something..
forgive me for anything that may have sounded noobie LOL.. i am stil a noobie but with big ideas..
ay help would be muuuch muuuch appriciated... please helppp, i dont wana be stuck with a 1.4 auto..
but if i have a bigger engine with auto then il live with it.. or even a solution for the 1.4 auto turbo project's gear change problem....
i eagerly await all you repliesss..