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    Smile any advice on a frontera sport?

    Hey guys, I'm in Australia and have a 'Holden' Frontera. 2.0L Opel donk
    Built at IBC in UK. I've had it for 5 years and have had it in places no Landcruiser would come out of. I'm convinced that although the engine is small it has really good torque and if driven carefully is just great.
    I've changed the serpentine belt twice, replaced the tyres twice with MAXIS BRAVOs in 150,000 Km only changed the plugs 100,000Km ago and now just put in a recon computer. Holden, the agents here dont care a jot so I have to get info on my own. Is there anyone who can tell me where to find wireing diagrams or alternative EFI computers for this car. I dont want to be caught again by the agents here.
    It's possible that the same ECU is used on Rodeo, Vectra, or Cavalier....?
    Thanks in advance.

    Fronteragevaar.........

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    Haynes do a manual for the Mk1 Frontera - try Amazon for a copy.

    Also try here for info on Fronteras www.my4x4.co.uk
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    I have a nasty feeling the Frontera is on it's own, ECU/management-wise.

    Maybe wrong tho, but watch out !

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    Fronteragevaar

    Thanks heaps for the response. I have not been able to get a manual of any kind in Aust. The Frontera had a manual at 'Holden" but none of the branches still seem to have it. All on computer now. I think if I have any more trouble I'le have to go aftermarket!
    Your forum is great, you guys seem to be well into your GMs and from what I read your getting great performance. I see the British production series on Fox sometimes and it looks like great racing. Fancy the Vectras but looks like competition is fierce.
    Thanks again. ................Drive it like you stole it!

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    Details for the Haynes manual are:

    Vauxhall Frontera Service and Repair Manual
    Hardcover, 300 pages
    Published September 1998
    Publisher: Haynes Publishing
    ISBN: 1859604544


    If you can't order it online for delivery to Australia ( try www.amazon.co.uk ), see if a local bookstore can order it for you, or you could try ebay
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    Fronteragevaar

    Thanks 'MartG'. On my way!
    BTW, someone was talking about a Cavaleir with a straight 6 motor
    3.0 L. Which motor would this be? is it a pushy (push rod) motor or OHC?
    Thanks. Fronteragevaar.

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    thats would be a carlton or an omega, v6 in the cavaliers
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    Talking Fronteragevaar

    Sorry, yeah it was a lotus carlton 3.0L straight.

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    What's the engine code. Isn't the 2.0 the same mechanicals as our 2.0 8vs?
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    Fronteragevaar

    yes, 2.0 L opel engine 8v EFI with the longest serpentine belt in the world.....
    Its a long stroke engine i think, heaps of power down low but not such a high revver.

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    If its a pre-93 car, the engine is a C20SE
    If its a 93-95 one, its a C20NE
    If its post-95 its an X20SE

    Both 'C' engines have a distributor on the back of the head, the X20SE is dizzyless. The C engines only differ in their timing belt arrangement, while the X20 has a higher compression ratio and revised injection/ignition systems.
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    Thanks Guys, you have given me far more than the so called agents......I can get it all from here. I may even upgrade to a different engine later on, depending on whats available...I just dont like being at the mercy of the so called experts who dont give a hoot. I have a 323 BMW as well and I converted that from the old mechanical injection system to EFI taken from a scrapped Nissan Skyline. L- Jetronic.....Goes like a train! So I know that most things are possible.... If only somneone will let go of the information!

    Thanks again.... Heaps! Fronteragevaar (means frontera-peril).

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