User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  17
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34

Thread: 3.2 and 2.8 engines?

  1. #21
    Midlands - Head case Organiser Dog_Book's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Derby
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    136 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : VXR

    Engine : Z28NEH

    Year : 07

    Default

    Wasn't it

    3.2 for men

    2.8 for girls

    ?
    Vectra VXR estate 2007 Sapphire Black
    Teapot Tuned
    Eibachs B8's, Hansen drl/fogs, fully loaded factory options

    https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/calendar.php

  2. #22
    Regular Member northpole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Ipswich
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : SXI limited edition

    Engine : 2.0 16v DTI

    Year : 2003

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dog_Book View Post
    Wasn't it

    3.2 for men

    2.8 for girls

    ?
    Make that 3.2 for cheap thrills, 2.8t for ballers... especially nowadays you can pickup a 3.2 gsi in good condition for 1500 and a 2.8t still commands the upper end price of 2500..... and if you go for a VXR you can easily double that price and not get the best....

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

  3. Likes Dog_Book liked this post
  4. #23
    Regular Member TAB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Forest Town, Mansfield, Notts
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C VXR

    Trim : VXR Fully Loaded

    Engine : 2.8 Turbo, remapped

    Year : 2007

    Mileage : 65,000

    Default

    and the 3.2 is slow compared.. i've had both .. id rather pay the extra and have much more fun and further possibilities.. you cant do anything with the 3.2

  5. #24
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TAB View Post
    you cant do anything with the 3.2
    Really? Well I have four 'G' cams (from an Omega with an X30XE) to try in mine and am picking up a much lighter single mass flywheel soon. The whole lot has cost me £65 so far. With a suitable clutch, a remap and a small rev limit increase, I hope to see 235 bhp. But the setup should be even more responsive than the already rather fun 3.2. I just need to get the bits together as and when I can afford them.

    Ok, so a more modern V6 with variable valve timing and a turbocharger can knock out a lot more torque and power. Who would have guessed? But there is life in the old 3.2 V6.

    There used to be a forum moderator whose wife drove an automatic 3.2 Signum with 254 bhp at 7,500 rpm.

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

  6. #25
    Midlands - Head case Organiser Dog_Book's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Derby
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    136 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : VXR

    Engine : Z28NEH

    Year : 07

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    Really? Well I have four 'G' cams (from an Omega with an X30XE) to try in mine and am picking up a much lighter single mass flywheel soon. The whole lot has cost me £65 so far. With a suitable clutch, a remap and a small rev limit increase, I hope to see 235 bhp. But the setup should be even more responsive than the already rather fun 3.2. I just need to get the bits together as and when I can afford them.

    Ok, so a more modern V6 with variable valve timing and a turbocharger can knock out a lot more torque and power. Who would have guessed? But there is life in the old 3.2 V6.

    There used to be a forum moderator whose wife drove an automatic 3.2 Signum with 254 bhp at 7,500 rpm.

    Paul
    You might already know this, but he might be getting at pound for pound improvements. For EG, unless ive missed something dramatic you get more for your £ tuning a Z19DTH than the Z28NET.
    Vectra VXR estate 2007 Sapphire Black
    Teapot Tuned
    Eibachs B8's, Hansen drl/fogs, fully loaded factory options

    https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/calendar.php

  7. Likes GSiFan liked this post
  8. #26
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    ^^ I suspect so too. I'm just saying that the 3.2 does have some tricks up its sleeve. Hopefully!

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

  9. #27
    Regular Member ST200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Near Ikea M1 J26
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : VXR

    Engine : Z28NET

    Year : 2007

    Default

    The X30XE isn't too bad, just ask the wife with her 230bhp Astra mk3 that I built...build diary here. All the none blown V6 really struggle to squeeze power from mods & remaps. The best thing you can do is fit a lighted flywheel & an F28 gearbox as these help bring the engine to life.




  10. Likes Dog_Book liked this post
  11. #28
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    cuckoo land
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Vxr

    Engine : john

    Year : 2006

    Default

    Did they make a v6 astra or is it an engine that's been dropped in?

  12. #29
    Regular Member northpole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Ipswich
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : SXI limited edition

    Engine : 2.0 16v DTI

    Year : 2003

    Default

    if you read it right he does say that i built... the astra never was available with a V6 engine... the only hatchback from that period with a 6 cylinder engine was the golf mk3 VR6... o'yeah and not long after Mazda created the smallest v6 engine ever and put it in the mx-3 (that was a 1.8 v6)
    Last edited by northpole; 25th April 2017 at 15:18.

  13. Likes Dog_Book liked this post
  14. #30
    VIP-Member GSiFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 210,022

    Default

    The old naturally-aspirated V6 has been coaxed into various vehicles over the years, including Novas, Corsas, even Ford Capris! I'd love a Z32SE Capri! I've seen a 3.0 V6 Chevette hillclimb car compete at Crystal Palace before. It looked and sounded fantastic.

    In terms of general design features, the old GM V6 is similar to the Cosworth GAA motor from the Cologne Capri Touring Cars of the '70s. Those could knock out 440 bhp out of the box from 3.4 litres at over 8,500 rpm. Naturally-aspirated, of course.

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Best and worst GM engines
    By Teapot in forum General Motoring Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13th January 2014, 12:07
  2. what are the 1.8 and 2.2 engines like?
    By taffy bhoy in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 14th October 2010, 00:25
  3. Vectra C SRi - 1.8 v 2.2 Engines.
    By MJL in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 19th March 2009, 00:23
  4. 2.0T engines
    By oz1988 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2nd October 2008, 19:15
  5. 3.2 Engines
    By Richard in forum Petrol Engine related
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 13th February 2007, 08:32

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •