Thanks Tom for Maynards number, I have been chatting to Mark about different standard pistons for the 20XE and he's a really helpful guy.
Anyway, not content with just buying oversized XE pistons, I was on a bit of a mission to find some pistons that are compatible, but have deeper valve pockets to allow me to run some more lairy cams.
The original plan was to get standard XE pistons, but then get them machined by SBD. As I'm having to rebore my block anyway, I need to get some new pistons, or find a better block, that is good enough to take my standard size pistons.
The 3ltr omega V6 pistons are ideal, but no-one seems to be able to source them. Mark checked all his suppliers books, but came up blank, only the C25XE is listed. So is the 3ltr V6 definately a C30XE? Also, anyone know what models of SAAB use it?
Now the other option that I'm waiting on is some X20XEV pistons, which only have a difference of 0.3mm top-gudgeon centre difference from the XE pistons, but seem to have deeper cutouts than the XE. The compression ratio is slightly higher than the XE at 10.8:1 instead of 10.5:1 too.
Suggestions, comments, help with V6 pistons all welcome
Think I owe Mark a already for all his searching!