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New SE6 owner
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:08:13 PM »
Hi everyone!

Recently purchased a lovely SE6 which I am due to collect this Sunday. I will post pictures when I have some.
I'm new to Vauxhalls, but not to classic car ownership so i'm looking forward to learning my way around the Calibra.

My current daily (being replaced by the Calibra) is a '92 Toyota MR2, and my long term project is a '74 Saab 95!

Pleased to meet you all

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 10:04:12 AM »
Hi and welcome! Looking forward to seeing some pictures. A friend did a long term rebuild of a Saab - thirty years! The rearward facing seats are scary to sit in when you see the whites of the eyes of the driver behind!

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 15:27:48 PM »
Hiya!!!

How refreshing to hear one is going to be a daily! (mine is too) Good for you!!
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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 20:52:48 PM »
Welcome to the mad house.....SE6`s rock lol

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 14:11:42 PM »
Thanks for the welcome all. I just picked up the car and here are the promised photos attached!

Honestly chuffed to bits, but like with any car of this age, there are some bits and pieces to look at that I've identified so far:

Rear arches had 20 years worth of country road crud under the rear arches, which has unfortunately taken its toll on the leading lip of the rear arches. Grind back and stonechip job there.

Alloy wheels need Refurb

Radio cassette not working. (Anyone have a Blaunpunkt CD300 radio?)

Minor oil leak, seem to be coming from a breather hose.

I'll create a thread at some point to follow up on anything I end up doing to the car. Hopefully won't be too much!

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 11:20:42 AM »

Welcome to Calibra ownership! Nice SE6 and very low miles there  :)

These are getting rare now, looks like only 45 or so left out of 478 made !!
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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 18:58:24 PM »
You have a very nice calibra there the paintwork looks really nice in those photos 8)
Gotta love the cream leather - so nice  ;)
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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 13:04:09 PM »
Very nice looking calibra and the interiour is cool

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 13:09:51 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes and compliments everyone!

Now that the MR2 is moving on I have mow brought this home from where it was being stored in the meantime. Adding to the to-do list:

New discs and pads on the front
Clean ICV valve (lumpy idle)
Catch a bit of bubbling on the leading rear arch
A good clean and wax! (I'll get another photo after this)

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 15:59:30 PM »
That does look nice! Any new pics? Where in Kent are you?

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 16:04:17 PM »
Sittingbourne :)
 I've attached a few more photos of it after cleaning up more.

The ICV never made a difference to the idle... Looked through the history and seems like the fuel filter is way overdue! Bought a Bosch replacement and will fit at the weekend to see if I get that sewing-machine tickover...

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 10:37:10 AM »
stunning calibra...!! any issues...?

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Re: New SE6 owner
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 10:55:59 AM »
Thanks! Yes and no.. The idle is now a bit smoother but still seems a little lower than it should be. Warm idle is around 900rpm and cold idle shows up as 600 which is what it was before. It's not urgent though as it hasnt stalled on me (yet!)

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