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Engine Recommend
« on: July 03, 2008, 14:22:18 PM »
Hi all
      Had a couple of posts on here regards my Calibra Ecotec.Got bad oil pressure and loud tapping from top which could be camshaft.As i live in France i'm lost for the number of garages to get GOOD advice as we are rural.So,think it best to try and get secondhand engine but none around here and too risky even in England i guess.Does anyone have advice on recon engines and as far as you know,a honest place[if there is one]Otherwise it means buying another car[pretty cheap]and what will that be like 4wks later?.....anyone gone down this line and idea of prices etc
                                Tried new oil filter and oil, plus oil pressure valve but no good so try to go down recon road.....Thanks

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Re: Engine Recommend
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 14:31:27 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 14:48:51 PM »
If you're not too far from calais, pop over on the ferry, pick up a cheap cally and just swap the engines.
No problem ;)

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 16:59:00 PM »
Yep..i think it will all add up to being a prob.Live S.West so long drive up and would not trust the car on that trip.Well stuffed.How long would it take to pick up a cheapo in UK and do engine swop?Could take a day or weeks.HATE having to give in and dump it,lovely car and just past mot which lasts for 2 years here.

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 17:01:02 PM »
Do you have a partner? If so with 2 of you picking up a running cally and driving it back into France shouldn't be difficult.
1 in each car.

S.West? How many KM are we talking?!

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 17:22:01 PM »
My wife has'nt driven for 15 yrs ever since she passed her test and smashed a car up after 1week[bless her]Its a good 10 hours drive to here and how do i pick up a good one over UK.Used to have old BMWs,loved the shape,hate new cars love the shape of Callys.Will try looking at the breakers here,although the local garage did not have much luck.Moral of this is..if you move abroad carry a spare engine on your roof rack??

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 17:24:12 PM »
Or don't move with a Cally ( :o Blasphemy) :D

Could be a possible chance for an upgrade though?

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 17:26:46 PM »
No Richie....i wont upgrade the wife she is ok.

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 17:36:18 PM »
No Richie....i wont upgrade the wife she is ok.

lol! no, the engine... V6? Surely you could source it from another Vaux/Opel? I'm not to sure what they have out there.. slim pickings i gather?

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 17:57:04 PM »
Come to think of it i might upgrade her.Yes it is slim pickings and now trying the French car clubs to see for any joy although my French is not that good and will end up ordering 200kls of frogs legs.Must keep trying till i know i'm beaten.Lucky a friend has lent me his Nissan 300zx.Goes like a goodun.I feel like i have had a kick in the balls.Most likely end up with 2cv

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 18:03:18 PM »
i do like them 300zx's.

Good luck on your quest and let us know how it goes... don't give up.

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 19:01:11 PM »
ive got a 2.0 eco just had head gasket changed only 90,000 miles comes with loom and ecu, only selling as i got a redtop ;D have no idea about postage.

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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 19:31:49 PM »
Hello Delboy...what year is it and do you know what type of head it is?Have you seen it running?

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2008, 20:41:55 PM »
Hello Delboy...what year is it and do you know what type of head it is?Have you seen it running?
its a n reg 96 how do you mean what type of head and yes seen it running every day as its still in my car should be changing in next 2 weeks

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008, 21:48:14 PM »
http://www.max-boost.co.uk/max-boost/cylhead/hydraulic_lifters.htm                                                                                                                                             Hope you can get this site up as i was informed on this site by various people that some of the heads go porous.See if you can get the site and then go on to cylinder head.

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 11:44:21 AM »
http://www.max-boost.co.uk/max-boost/cylhead/hydraulic_lifters.htm                                                                                                                                             Hope you can get this site up as i was informed on this site by various people that some of the heads go porous.See if you can get the site and then go on to cylinder head.

Thats the C20XE (Redtop) that's prone for that. :)