Engine / Gearbox weights
How much does the weight of a V6+box compare with that of the 2.0 16v+box, 2.0 16v turbo/box and 2.0 8v/box
I understand that the V6 as an all alloy block where as the 4-pot isn't.
fully built 20XE is about 125kgs
F20 box from the feel of it I'd guess is about 30-40 ish ?
V6 is a lot heavier I'm sure, all alloy or not.
My guess was 125kg last week. Do you know that for sure Gary or is that your guess too?
V6 has iron block same as others. Don't know the weight though.
There's 65 kg difference in kerb weight of 16v ecotec and v6 auto's, same gearbox on both.
thered be about 165kg difference if the block was iron. the v6's are famous for being all alloy
Not from where I come from there not! We are talking Vauxhall v6's aren't we?
Definately iron block, alloy heads
I got that number from somewhere Cem but I can't remember where - after hoofing about engines in various stages of build it seems about right though.
I do know that a fully built bottom end is right on the limit of what you can manhandle into the back of a vectra though
I must admit I thought it was only the latest Ecotecs which were appearing in an all alloy form
well the question was a V6 block. Not a 1994 V6 cav engine
There's only the 2.2 4 cylinder ecotec that is all alloy. Thats the latest one as fitted to vx220, astra Sri. Not the one fitted to early fronteras and omegas.
doesn't a co make an xe all alloy block and isn't it £££££££££
Right, lots of help chaps, some people hav confused me, where I originally thought that V6's had alloy blocks, I'm now told they have iron ones? Oddball, any ideas? I should have made it clearer about the age of the engine.
So the pre-ecotec (cav) V6's had an iron block did they? Bugger!
Doesn't matter what age v6, there all iron blocks. Even new 2.6 & 3.2.
QED do a 2litre XE alloy block. I think it saves 20kg if I remember correctly.
Last edited by ChrisReay; 10-01-2002 at 16:37.
and it'll cost ya 2k minimum