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Offline MarkV6

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The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« on: November 26, 2006, 22:04:20 PM »
Thought its about time I got my Calibra in here....



Engine:
X30XE, courtenay heads and cams, 4 bar FPR, NGK iridium sparkies, Magnecor leads, cool running thermostat, alloy bottom aux pulley.

Future upgrades:
Fuel injectors checked and cleaned, new lambda sensor, Mantzel intake, ECU remap, custom zorst system, supercharger.

Transmission:
F28 six speed gearbox (2WD), Quaife limited slip differential, courtenay billet flywheel (5.6Kgs), turbo clutch.

Suspension:
Standard.

Future upgrades:
Bilstein kit or coilovers with height adjustment.

Brakes:
Front - EBC turbogroove discs and greenstuff pads
Rear - Brembo grooved discs, standard vauxhall pads
DOT 4.1 Brake fluid

Future upgrades:
Steel brake line kit to be fitted
4 or 6 pots front brake kit with mahooosive front discs.

Wheels and tyres:
Vauxhall 5 spoke 16 inch alloys, Bridgestone Turanza tyres

Future upgrades:
18 inch alloys (design TBC) 215/35 tyres

Exterior:
Reiger GTX front bumper, GTX deep rear apron, M3 sideskirts, irmscher spoiler, irmscher rear panel, vectra handles, 6K HID Headlamp kit, hyperspoon mirrors with led repeaters, aerial relocated, washerjets removed, single wiper conversion, ClubCalibra.net window stickers

Future upgrades:
Black angel eye headlamps. 

Interior:
Standard black leather, white dials, oil and volt gauges in centre console.

Future upgrades:
LCD dash display to be fitted, bucket drivers seat.

I.C.E.
V6 engine noise, Pioneer DEH 7900 CD/tuner, Kenwood components in doors, Sony 6x9 speakers in rear shelf.

Security:
Lots   :P



I will update this post as and when I get round to doing the upgrades.

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006, 22:21:39 PM »
Impressive spec.  Courtney claim that their 3.0L V6 transplant produces 220bhp - 50bhp up on the original - with a smoother torque curve, although I'm not exactly sure what they claim for the max torque.  Anyway, very impressive for a normally aspirated engine.  Have you had yours tested on a rolling road yet?  If so, is that about what it produces? 

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006, 22:33:46 PM »
Impressive spec.  Courtney claim that their 3.0L V6 transplant produces 220bhp - 50bhp up on the original - with a smoother torque curve, although I'm not exactly sure what they claim for the max torque.  Anyway, very impressive for a normally aspirated engine.  Have you had yours tested on a rolling road yet?  If so, is that about what it produces? 
Due to my rushing to bung the 3.0 engine back together and having a 'blonde' moment with the fuel injectors, it's pushing 206 bhp (In Total Vauxhall ClubCalibra RR feature) with 2.5 injectors (two 'G' cams in rear bank two 'A' cams in front bank - now sorted) and dodgy fueling from 4600 rpm.

Want to get the 3.0 injectors checked/cleaned, new lambda sensor, and the Mantzel inlet, then get it RR'd again

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006, 23:32:29 PM »
Nice car MarkV6 , and damn impressive spec. can I ask, is that engine something you buy compete off the company or do they "bore" out the exisiting 2.5 engine in the car to 3 litres..?? Just wondering if the lamp is heavier, or the same..??

It just strikes me that if the car looked standard it would be a real "sleeper" with a 3.0litre V6 under the hood. But that me.. :)

And the great thing about your car is: it's yours so make it as you want it.. ;) It's a nice job and please post more pics as the future upgrades you mentioned get done.

PS: can you post some pics of your engine..??
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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2006, 23:49:00 PM »
Alright mate, I saw your V6 and shes a beauty. Is it the earlier 2.5 she has with a 3.0 bottom end or a complete Omega 3.0 V6er. I was just wondering as I am looking to do this kind of conversion on my Cally, except I would like a 2.5 v6 from a Vectra with the 3.0 bottom end. I like the look of the Vectra V6 with the white powder coated Inlet Pipes. Cheers Mate
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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 00:09:08 AM »
Very smart!! I want 3.0 litres!!!
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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 00:50:54 AM »
I like your car there Mark, you must have spent a few bob so far and no doubt a few more in the future. Also you can soon order your ClubCalibra.com window stickers for that extra bit of class! :D

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 00:54:18 AM »
you can soon order your ClubCalibra.com window stickers for that extra bit of class! :D

Yeah but .net stickers do look good  ;) ;D

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2006, 05:57:10 AM »
Cheers for the replies, makes it all worth while  ;D

can I ask, is that engine something you buy compete off the company or do they "bore" out the exisiting 2.5 engine in the car to 3 litres..?? Just wondering if the lamp is heavier, or the same..??

PS: can you post some pics of your engine..??
I bought an X30XE out of an Omega.  Externally the 3.0 is the same size as the old 2.5 it replaced, probably weighs a bit less as it has a larger bore and stroke than a 2.5.  The only way to tell its a 3.0 is to look at the engine code.

Is it the earlier 2.5 she has with a 3.0 bottom end or a complete Omega 3.0 V6er. I was just wondering as I am looking to do this kind of conversion on my Cally, except I would like a 2.5 v6 from a Vectra with the 3.0 bottom end. I like the look of the Vectra V6 with the white powder coated Inlet Pipes. Cheers Mate
The only 2.5 bits left on the engine are: the sump, oil pickup pipe, starter, alternator, injector block, and plenum chamber.  You have to use the 2.5 injector block and plenum otherwise the bonnet wouldn't shut  :)  HTH

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2006, 21:28:43 PM »

Superb looking V6. Nice engine spec :)

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2006, 21:29:41 PM »
impressive...

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2006, 23:36:45 PM »
"I bought an X30XE out of an Omega.  Externally the 3.0 is the same size as the old 2.5 it replaced, probably weighs a bit less as it has a larger bore and stroke than a 2.5.  The only way to tell its a 3.0 is to look at the engine code."

Thanks for the answer MarkV6, but I'm a tad confused: isn't the Omega block longitudinal while the calibra one is transverse..?? Does everything match up..??  ??? If so, just suprised that lots of people haven't done the conversion if it's doable.

(I thinik clubcalibra member "dicky" has done the conversion as well.)
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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2006, 02:31:47 AM »
Thanks for the answer MarkV6, but I'm a tad confused: isn't the Omega block longitudinal while the calibra one is transverse..?? Does everything match up..??  ??? If so, just suprised that lots of people haven't done the conversion if it's doable.

I must say that I was surprised by this too.  Whilst I can see that it doesn't matter which way round the engine is mounted, I would expect the mounting points to be different, to cope with the different stresses on a longitudinal engine compared to a transverse one.

More significantly, in one the crankshaft will be running fore-and-aft, in the other across the car.  In the former case the gearbox must be behind the engine, near the centreline of the car and the gear-change linkage; in the transverse layout it must be at the end of the engine, but on one side of the car & at right angles.  Is the Omega rwd, or fwd?

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 09:56:32 AM »
Thanks for the answer MarkV6, but I'm a tad confused: isn't the Omega block longitudinal while the calibra one is transverse..?? Does everything match up..??  ??? If so, just suprised that lots of people haven't done the conversion if it's doable.

(I thinik clubcalibra member "dicky" has done the conversion as well.)
The Omega engine is indeed mounted longitudinally and the Calibra one is transverse.  But the engine still spins the same way.  Mount this to a Calibra gearbox and 'hey presto'.  All engine mounts on the 3.0 block are in the same place as the 2.5 as are all the sensor points.

As I said in a previous post, externally the 3.0 block is the same as the 2.5 just bored and stroked to give a 3.0 capacity.  Can't see GM making two different block designs just because they're mounted differently.  Think economics......

Dicky has also done the conversion, (after asking me for the information) but his engine has spun a big end bearing shell.  I think he may rebuild it but cannot confirm ATM.

I must say that I was surprised by this too.  Whilst I can see that it doesn't matter which way round the engine is mounted, I would expect the mounting points to be different, to cope with the different stresses on a longitudinal engine compared to a transverse one.

More significantly, in one the crankshaft will be running fore-and-aft, in the other across the car.  In the former case the gearbox must be behind the engine, near the centreline of the car and the gear-change linkage; in the transverse layout it must be at the end of the engine, but on one side of the car & at right angles.  Is the Omega rwd, or fwd?

The engine still spins the same way so the stresses will be the same.  Plus you're only using the engine and keeping the Calibra gearbox and linkage, so that will not cause any problems.  The Omega is RWD by the way.....

At work at the moment but will dig out some of my posts from .net with all the info on the conversion job

HTH you guys....

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Re: The Golden Wonder (3.0 V6)
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 13:42:28 PM »
what is the estimated hp of this monster?