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Old 11-14-2001, 19:19   #1 (permalink)
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3.8 V6 rumored power boost

Just reading a little article on carsales on HSV shutting down the turbo 4 astra, and heading towards the V6 arena, the end of it commented on how the HSV XU6 will go to 200kw's

"But HSV's short term six-cylinder focus will be on the XU-6, which is expected to get a power lift to 200kW in 2002 from the current 180kW.

That would tally with persistent rumours that Holden's supercharged 3.8-litre Ecotec engine will be boosted when the VY is launched in the third quarter of 2002."

We've got a 6cyl battle on our hands comming up soon, lets hope FORD gets in hard and fast!!! Im sure some flat 6 DOHC is gonna kick some serious ecotec arse!!

I cant wait till some kind of T-series 6cyl is gonna own!

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They will start making them here when the new engine plant opens...
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Old 11-14-2001, 19:32   #3 (permalink)
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whens that? they wont be fitted till VY which is 3/4 the way through 2002....
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hep VY will have the same buick V6 as they have today, but with some major cylinder head changes.
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Go the 4.0L Inline 6, if they use forced indcution we'll go turbo. Our 6 will be better. Full Stop.
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Our 6 IS better... :s5
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hep VY will have the same buick V6 as they have today, but with some major cylinder head changes.
with ohc head or still pushrod with other stuff done on head like porting ect?
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Ford should have absolutely no excuses to take up the battle on this one. Ford really shouldn't let holden raise the bar all the time.
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We've seen these rumours from the auto press in OZ before. Bottom line is what are Buick announcing for the V6 cause GMH has little or no say in development of this engine & just gets what is provided. Remember the FWD applications internationally for this engine & OHC will typically make it too tall.
PS The new engine plant announced by GM for Melbourne is assembly only at this stage (GMH are trying to find someone locally to supply the alloy castings) with the castings (head & blocks) to come from Mexico or Canada.
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We've seen these rumours from the auto press in OZ before. Bottom line is what are Buick announcing for the V6 cause GMH has little or no say in development of this engine & just gets what is provided. Remember the FWD applications internationally for this engine & OHC will typically make it too tall.
PS The new engine plant announced by GM for Melbourne is assembly only at this stage (GMH are trying to find someone locally to supply the alloy castings) with the castings (head & blocks) to come from Mexico or Canada.
They will also start to build a V8 there once everything gets underway!!!!
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