VP V6 Calais

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby Comcal76 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:52 pm

psyolent wrote:man you have to have a level of commitment and clear head to rebuild an auto good work mate.


Thanks mate :thumbup:

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby Comcal76 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:57 pm

Transmission is in and it works :P I took it for a test drive with a pressure gauge connected and the pressures are in spec, it shifts nice and firm through the gears I didn't drive for to long because my new temperature sender is faulty so have to wait for a new one to arrive.

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby Comcal76 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:02 am

I noticed my strut mounts were starting to bulge out so I pulled them out and they are cracked, I'm not surprised they are nolathane after all :lol:

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby immortality » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:24 am

Yep, both on my old VH did the same thing.

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby vlad01 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:40 am

yep, nolathane for ya.


So shit you need to weld their bushes into the control arms :lol:
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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby Comcal76 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Spent a couple of hours driving around today testing the transmission and it shifts perfectly, transmission temperature is running between 80 to 90 degrees with some hard pulls, damn I have missed driving this car :turbo:

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby Comcal76 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:58 pm

Update

Got sick of smelling the oil fumes from the catch can so I did a plumb back setup using two catch cans, i no longer have the oil smell and it's not sucking oil into the intake :D

Boosting at 14psi for the time being but will turn it up more soon.

Currently sourcing exhaust parts at the moment I already have a 3 inch straight through muffler and hotdog, just got to work out how much pipe and what angle bends I still need to get.

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby delcowizzid » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:48 pm

Buy 2 ubends that will do the diff from in front of the diff back 3 should do the hole car or I buy 1 ubend for over the diff and then donuts for the rest are normally the most cost effective way to buy bends
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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby Comcal76 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:28 pm

The Calais is fitted with irs, got under the car today the exhaust has five 45° bends and about 1 metre of pipe so I will order it tomorrow.

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Re: VP V6 Calais

Postby vlad01 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:55 pm

Looking forward to seeing the results.
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