Calibra V6

Calibra V6

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RobXjcoupe

Original Poster:

2,484 posts

58 months

Monday 1st February
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Anyone still driving a calibra v6?

callyman

3,129 posts

179 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Not for a few years now, I had the SE9. Sold it in 2007 to get my current turbo.
I know quite a few people that do have V6's though.

RobXjcoupe

Original Poster:

2,484 posts

58 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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I was looking at them again. Just wondering what to look out for seeing as they are a few years old now. Way back I had a j plate 16v in red which was part ex due to the head going porous. I don’t want an 8v or ecotech 2.0. So have started looking for a v6 version

dan mugglestone

49 posts

39 months

Thursday 4th March
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Got 2 at the moment . 1 needs complete strip down and respray , 2nd just wants a little tlc for the mot but otherwise is a tidy one although its automatic.
Monaro is currently having a rear end refresh poly bush and wax oiling then will get onto the calibra .

Im no expert on what to look for but the engines seem pretty reliable rear bank of 3 spark plugs is a bit of a mission to do taking off the inlet manifold . On something like this id be looking at a solid chassis and the bits bolted on to it ie subframe , brackets etc . Rear brake backing plates are now available again for a premium price but a rotted out one isnt going to hold the handbrake shoes so will fail mot.
facebook pages are a good source of spares as unfortunately cheap one are worth more in parts , although decent ones are now fetching enough to keep them in one piece.

RobXjcoupe

Original Poster:

2,484 posts

58 months

Thursday 4th March
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Thanks for the reply. I’ve been out of the Vauxhall loop for 20 years. A former member of the vpcc with an original silk violet 16v mk2 Astra. I suppose like most cars it’s buy the best you can afford when they get old. Interesting what you said about the rear brake back plates as I’ve had a Jaguar set repaired and then hot dip galvanised. Luckily they weren’t rotted through. Similar to the Vauxhall rear disc with drum within for the handbrake mechanism

callyman

3,129 posts

179 months

Friday 5th March
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dan mugglestone said:
Got 2 at the moment . 1 needs complete strip down and respray , 2nd just wants a little tlc for the mot but otherwise is a tidy one although its automatic.
Monaro is currently having a rear end refresh poly bush and wax oiling then will get onto the calibra .

Im no expert on what to look for but the engines seem pretty reliable rear bank of 3 spark plugs is a bit of a mission to do taking off the inlet manifold . On something like this id be looking at a solid chassis and the bits bolted on to it ie subframe , brackets etc . Rear brake backing plates are now available again for a premium price but a rotted out one isnt going to hold the handbrake shoes so will fail mot.
facebook pages are a good source of spares as unfortunately cheap one are worth more in parts , although decent ones are now fetching enough to keep them in one piece.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClubCalibra
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Calibrabay