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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    Ps you could always stick the 3l inlet cams in the 2.5 a d get a good boost of power here and now.it would eseneially be a vecta gsi lump eith292bhp instead of tbe 170 vectra/cavalier lump.
    Already got those.

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    The engine & exhaust spec is,

    X25XE with C25XE manifolds (got rid of the SAI) & C25XE ECU (to get rid of the fault code for getting rid of the SAI lol).
    3.0 'G' profile inlet cams.
    3.0 lower divider.
    4.0 bar fpr (technically should've been a 3.8 but I don't appear to be over fuelling).
    Enlarged/polished TB.
    Pipercross panel filter in standard airbox.
    Vectra cam covers (metal).
    Powerflow exhaust.

    Suspension & brakes,

    40mm lowered all round (G-Max kit).
    Powerflex poly bushes all round (camber adjustable ones at the rear).
    Front strut brace.
    288mm disks (MTec drilled & groved) with V6 calipers up front).

    Plus an awesome set of custom made plasma dials!!!
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    Sounds like it will entertain you for a few years yet.

    How does the power of the 3.2 compare to the turbo? What other high power options were there from the factory?

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    The Turbo is 205 bhp as standard & the 3.2 V6 is around 215bhp. Obviously the torque curve on the Turbo is a little better than the 3.2 but out of the box they are pretty well matched. The Turbo on the other hand can achieve 500+ bhp but you're looking a serious, serious ammount of money to get there!

    The V6's on the Calibra/Cavalier were sadly quite restricted due to rubbish inlet & exhaust manifolds (the same engine in the Vectra V6's has a multi-ram inlet system which refines it quite well). A nice set of tubular manifolds is a good option but we're looking around 700 for those & the enlarged inlet manifolds are like rocking horse shit!

    Apparantly it's possible to use the inlet pleniums from the Vectra but there's a lot involved there. Would need the ECU from the Vectra which involves a hell of a lot of rewiring & also there are clearance issues when it comes to closing the bonnet on the Calibra with them fitted. For little gain, it really ain't worth the work involved.

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    The v6s were under powered compared to the other 6 cly cars of the sme eara. The turbo can easily produce 260bhp reliably with little money. But after that as said big money is needed. The clet is a very good engine and at 204bhp as standard the cally 4x4 couuld do a 60 dash in 6.4 secs

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    The 3.0/3.2 V6 is quite a popular conversion in the Calibra scene now. A mate of mine has the 3.2 in his (still with the F25 & standard flywheel), when he was round here a few weeks back I took it for a spin & it really is the V6 engine that Vauxhall should've put in the Calibra in the first place!

    There's also a 3.2 conversion on the go running in a Turbo shell with F28 & 4x4. Currently had transfer box issues though (which Turbo doesn't lol) but that'll be interesting once complete.

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    yeh, when I was in the Vauxhall scene around 8 years ago they were putting the 3l in the 2.5s. also in the astra mk3s. but the Vectra gsi cams were just starting to change the conversion to cam swaps as it was cheaper and easier for the same power results. the transfer boxes were crap but they would last if looked after and not altered if the cars were lowered. to much rear camber and kiss good by to the transfer box. the f28 was used in many gsi turbo conversions with blanking plates used to seal the outlet for the 4x4 prop. my favourite box though was the f20. clutch change with gearbox still attached ang same gearing as the f28 up to fifth gear.

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    Nice interesting thread. Good skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark@Vorny.co.uk View Post
    Nice interesting thread. Good skills
    Thanks, much appreciated.

    A colleague of mine has a 2006 Carrera 4S that's just had to have a full engine rebuild due to scored bores. He's effing glad he purchased a full Porsche warranty along with the car when he bought it a few months back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanSE4 View Post
    Thanks, much appreciated.

    A colleague of mine has a 2006 Carrera 4S that's just had to have a full engine rebuild due to scored bores. He's effing glad he purchased a full Porsche warranty along with the car when he bought it a few months back!
    Ouch. @Plumb and I live in fear ........

    Mine is still warranted, but you still find yourself looking at the colours of the exhausts to see if one side is darker than the other ......
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