My broken V6

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My broken V6

by BigDaz » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:57 pm

Was looking at some old pictures of my cars and found a couple of my v6 so i thought i would post them up the pictures where taken before it was stored when the water pump went causing terminal damage to the engine maybe get it back on the road one day anyone got a spare 2.5 v6 lump lying around :lol:
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Re: My broken V6

by Cliff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:06 am

That's a nice car, good colour too - what's the terminal damage?


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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:17 am

The water pump let go when i was doing 70mph on the motorway so by the time i could stop the damage was done massive over heat loads of hot oil and water everywhere wrapped both head's and cracked engine block so engine is dead
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Re: My broken V6

by Cliff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:21 am

That's nasty, what a shame. There's a couple on eBay but ridiculous prices. 2 for sale near me in Sweden for 2-300 quid but postage would be a killer.


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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:29 am

If a engine doesn't turn up before the summer then sadly i will just break her for parts as it costing me money to rent the garage its parked in but i really hope a engine turns up :pray:
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Re: My broken V6

by Cliff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:31 am

So tragic but I understand completely, fingers crossed for an engine. What's your budget?


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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:37 am

I would hope i could get one for as cheap as possible say under £500 don't want to spend a lot on this one
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My broken V6

by Cliff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:37 am

If I come across any interesting listings while trawling, will let you know


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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:41 am

agw9262 wrote:If I come across any interesting listings while trawling, will let you know


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Re: My broken V6

by DanSE4 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:20 pm

There's 4 on eBay now, one for £295 inc delivery.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-CALI ... SwiwVWSyiT

Put your sump on it & also your exhaust manifolds (I'm assuming on an 'M' plate yours will be a C25XE so the X25XE manifolds will be no good due to the SAI ports) & there you go.

There's 3 others on there too.

Have to say though, if you're replacing the engine then why bother putting another 2.5 in? Perfect opportunity to stick in a 3.0 or 3.2 instead.
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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:40 pm

DanSE4 wrote: (I'm assuming on an 'M' plate yours will be a C25XE so the X25XE manifolds will be no good due to the SAI ports)


It should be a c25xe but v6 steve had this car and changed the engine so don't no which one he put in
will have to check with him
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Re: My broken V6

by DanSE4 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:59 pm

BigDaz wrote:
DanSE4 wrote: (I'm assuming on an 'M' plate yours will be a C25XE so the X25XE manifolds will be no good due to the SAI ports)


It should be a c25xe but v6 steve had this car and changed the engine so don't no which one he put in
will have to check with him


The blocks & heads are all identical so it doesn't matter what you put in or whether it comes from a Calibra, a Cavalier, a Vectra or an Omega. Just use the manifolds & ancillaries that are bolted to yours.

Hence my asking why not a 3.0 or 3.2 as again, your engines coming out anyway cos it's broken so it's no extra work or difference to put a 3.0 or 3.2 in instead. Would seem pointless going through a V6 engine replacement just to put another 2.5 in.
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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:11 pm

" why not a 3.0 or 3.2 as again, your engines coming out anyway "

Petrol costs insurance tax i already have one calibra on the road and a company van so trying to keep costs down years ago i would have said yeah lets do it but older head says keep saving for a house :violin:
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Re: My broken V6

by DanSE4 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:17 pm

BigDaz wrote:
Petrol costs insurance tax


Fair enough mate but, tax is no different as it's a pre-2001 car & my insurance actually went down with the 3.2 (they based it on the Vehicle group the engine came from & a 2005 Vectra 3.2 GSi is a lower group than a Calibra V6).

I'm still gonna work on you lol! :twisted:
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Re: My broken V6

by BigDaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:27 pm

DanSE4 wrote:I'm still gonna work on you lol! :twisted:


You are welcome to try but 3.2v6 sounds like much more of a head ache to fit and get running
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