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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #220 on: August 10, 2010, 18:11:32 PM »
Interesting, if the wobble is intermittent (i.e. it appears at certain speeds and not others), I wonder whether the 'excessive play' that you refer to is amplified at resonant frequencies...

Me to... guess the only way to find it out is to swap driveshafts or replace the cv joint
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #221 on: August 19, 2010, 19:06:38 PM »
The C20LET that's gonna be in the car near future



And I also got a good 2hand driveshaft passenger side ( driver side UK ).  :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #222 on: August 20, 2010, 09:50:42 AM »
Now I am busy to find a KKK-26 with a Porsche parts supplier  ;D
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #223 on: August 23, 2010, 22:05:56 PM »
It's almost time for another big cleanup inside ( seats need new leather polish protection ) and outside needs polish, but I'm just to f_cking busy with my company lol, see if I can make up some time for the Calibra  :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #224 on: August 24, 2010, 10:06:31 AM »
Bart I had similar vibration issues on my last Calibra. I tried EVERYTHING. It turns out when breaking it last week I found the problem, it was the suspension top mount had broken. The bit just above the strut bearing had cracked and could move around, making the steering shake!
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #225 on: August 24, 2010, 10:43:50 AM »
@ Ben

I've changed the top bearing and rubbers on both springs not so long ago ( as they had play ), and also checked the spring in it's overall condition, and didn't find anything, no cracks.

I have no vibrations when breaking  :) It's only starting above to vibrate through the steering wheel and the car a little above a certain speed, and get's less when travelling faster. I had a passenger sitting next to me ( right side ) and he said the vibration was the worst on his side, as I almost didn't feel anything on my side, confirming the driveshaft possibly....

I did check every little thing last time, even the roundness of the tires, and only thin I found was to much play in the right driveshaft middle cv joint. I could move it vertically about 0,5 cm up and down, and cv joints as far as I know shouldn't have vertical play. I guess this caused the vibration problems at certain speeds ? I did get a a good right driveshaft now, but didn't have time yet to fit it to the car  :)
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #226 on: September 18, 2010, 17:29:51 PM »
Now I am busy to find a KKK-26 with a Porsche parts supplier  ;D

I got my hands on one today, but the dude isn't picking up the phone grr, gonna try again tomorrow. I'm still in need of a lot of parts surrounding the engine, so might give it a go on this forum :)

It's getting there slowly for the C20LET conversion, but I don't wanna rush things, and get the job done properly!

I'm doing the kkk16 to kkk26 conversion myself, includes a turbo rebuild kit :)
Aiming for between 350 and 400 bhp.
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #227 on: September 19, 2010, 13:32:02 PM »
Pics from today, still shiny after I polished it last winter



Wheel arches are no rust to be seen  :) I love Finnish made Calibra's  ;D

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #228 on: September 19, 2010, 14:00:54 PM »
Wheel arches are no rust to be seen  :) I love Finnish made Calibra's  ;D

I assume that the specification for rust protection were identical for both factories where Calibras were assembled.  Do you reckon that the Valmet factory in Uusikaupunki applied that protection better than the Opel factory in Antwerp?  Possibly because of their experience of protecting cars from more severe weather?

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #229 on: September 19, 2010, 17:00:20 PM »
I assume that the specification for rust protection were identical for both factories where Calibras were assembled.  Do you reckon that the Valmet factory in Uusikaupunki applied that protection better than the Opel factory in Antwerp?  Possibly because of their experience of protecting cars from more severe weather?

I don't know if this has ever been proven, but rumors go Finnish ones where better protected.
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #230 on: September 19, 2010, 17:02:03 PM »
I don't know if this has ever been proven, but rumors go Finnish ones where better protected.
i hope so lol

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #231 on: September 19, 2010, 18:23:46 PM »
I don't know if this has ever been proven, but rumors go Finnish ones where better protected.

How can I tell whether my V6 was built in Antwerp or Uusikaupunki?  Or, for that matter, how can any owner tell where their Calibra was assembled?  Is there a code in the chassis number?

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #232 on: September 19, 2010, 20:12:02 PM »
How can I tell whether my V6 was built in Antwerp or Uusikaupunki?  Or, for that matter, how can any owner tell where their Calibra was assembled?  Is there a code in the chassis number?

Yeah, A guy who knew about this once told me, you can see it in the chassis number though. But exactly how I don't know either. But he told mine was from Finland.
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #233 on: September 19, 2010, 20:27:02 PM »
Yeah, A guy who knew about this once told me, you can see it in the chassis number though. But exactly how I don't know either. But he told mine was from Finland.

Anyone know? Rob?  ???

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #234 on: September 19, 2010, 20:28:55 PM »
Calibra production was based in two Opel factories, R

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #235 on: September 19, 2010, 20:56:12 PM »
plus, when i changed my handles to the colour coded ones, there was a sticker behind the door card on the inner door saying something about Finland ;)

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #236 on: September 19, 2010, 21:08:41 PM »
Did it say "Angus, f*ck off to" above it? :P

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #237 on: September 19, 2010, 21:12:35 PM »
Did it say "Angus, f*ck off to" above it? :P
Cheeky c***, but i accept i left myself open to that one ::)

By the way, those are the handles i bought of you because you couldn't be arsed fitting them :P

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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #238 on: September 24, 2010, 14:35:29 PM »
Just bought myself a new toy: Porsche S 944 KKK-26 Turbo  8) In mint condition. I was still on the block, but I will get it send home this week, pics will follow!  ;D
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Re: Opel Calibra 2.0i
« Reply #239 on: September 24, 2010, 18:29:44 PM »
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