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Im planning on getting a bigger engine in my mk3 its a 1.4 8v at the moment know someone selling a 2l 8v, been getting quotes and im surprised with the prices thought they would be sky high but not too bad only things is it doesnt ask you what size of engine i will be putting in under the modifications so as the calibra the engine came out of is a insurance group 13 and my is currently group 6 should i follow the quotes for the calibra? bit puzzled:confused:
 
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you can get a 2.0 8v astra (i think?) so i would just insure as a 2.0 8v if it were me
 

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maybe better to phone a few insurers so you can ctually tell them about the mod properly, get a few quotes that way. Everytime i use a comparison site they are dearer than if i phone for a quote anyway.
 

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best phoning them, my insurance wanted an additional £600 when i put the v6 in my astra, phoned around and got adrian flux to insure me for under £600 all in
 

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thats with 4 years driving and 4 years NCB
 

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best phoning them, my insurance wanted an additional £600 when i put the v6 in my astra, phoned around and got adrian flux to insure me for under £600 all in
I'm sruprised that they didnt need to do a custom insurance for a car such as that? Like coming out with the cameras ect. ?
 

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i provided receipts of all the work carried out for verification (engine, brakes, suspension etc)

Also forgot to add they wanted to know if i had any experience driving performance cars, i had the Ibiza Cupra Turbo for 13 months so that was enough
 

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Oh yeah... heard about having to produce proof of fitting / receipts. How would you be able to do this if it was yourself that did the conversion or if the the previous owner did it? would there be a way around it i wonder (no... my engine is stock) ?
 

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My new astra has had a new engine fitted, gone from 16v to an 8v, but its still classed a 16v so insurance is a lot, i have to contact DVLA with my log book number when i get, inform them of the change and send a letter from a proper garage/mechanic on headed paper confirming the engine change. When i asked about insurance they said within 28 days records will be updated and it will be shown on DVLA records with the new engine. Hope it helps!
 
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as far as i understand, he makes sure the engine is what you say it is, and it has been fitted properly. i'd have hard job getting him to fit it,its already in lol.
 
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i think its how well you know them because if i reading right it will only be accepted if they have fitted it so if you know them quite well a crate of carling should see the job of signing the paper nicely if not they could be right funny buggers about it and say only way im signing that is if i take it out and then put it back in and its gunna cost you ££££££ for me to do it
 
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for a laugh i got a insurance qoute for my old astra (im only 15) for wen im 17, my own policy, kept in a garage, alarmed, they said the cheapest was £4500, so i got rid lol, was only a 1.6 16v to
 

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nomate its part of their job, they have to sign it off, unless they find an obvious problem, just been readin it on direct.gov. have phoned a couple of garages, they said £20 - £30 quid.
 

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an RAC report can also be used. After August 2009 engine transplants have to be done by a registered garage or if youve done it on your drive way you need an engineers report or an independant RAC check (which costs £200 yikes)

Mine was fitted in a privately owned garage with me lending a hand to keep costs down, i also supplied all parts, it was fitted serviced then MOT'd, all down on an official receipt and my v5 is up to date as is the insurance
 

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