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Myself too I had a 2.5inch stainless x force system now have the 3 inch stainless also and am not overly happy with the sound although the 3 inch...
Will definitely sound tougher with the extractors and cats would want a tune tho if your gonna go down that route and if your not really...
I wouldn’t go putting any of that stop leak crap in your radiator mate it will gunk up the cooling system better just to bypass it temporarily as...
Yea mate from all accounts the getrag box is a shitter although the borg Warner t5 was never all that great either
I’d give the pro gear a try mate just make sure it’s the 70w75 you get as they make a couple of different grades it’s made to be a direct...
In the later t56 gearboxes it’s quite common to ditch the atf and use Penrite pro gear 70w75 which is a light gear oil and improves the shifting...
Nice mate mine was a manual vr club sport hence the user name vr 304 it had a kelford cam, shaved heads, 70mm throttle body, roller rockers,...
Yip it’s a good little upgrade but at $1000 no way mate they are ripping you off hard
At the back of the inlet manifold it’s a bit of a bitch to get at best to lay on the engine to get at it
Search it on u tube mate it’s really simple
Clean the throttle body and maf sensor
I’d start by removing the main drive belt and see if the idler pulleys turn nicely without any binding also the water pump just be sure to take a...
Check the colour of your engine oil if it’s a milky colour most likely is a head gasket
What losh was saying above about the balancing I believe you can get your flywheel mirror balanced to the Flexi plate that came from the auto...
I’d add clean the maf sensor to that list
Go headers mate better sound and power and no it won’t make your car excessively loud that will mostly depend on the cat back part of the exhaust
Transmission service definitely if it hasn’t been done
The 4 into 1 headers and maybe remove the x pipe and put an h pipe in as u said just don’t go deleting the mufflers it will be stupidly loud
I’d replace it if I were u mate, yea they are common for them to get wobbly
Probably easiest to find a wrecked manual ss and strip all of the manual parts from it
4 into 1 headers with hi flow cats help a lot with the v8 sound
I previously fitted a 2.5 inch x force system to my VE and the factory tunnel brace went straight back on, it’s the 3 inch systems that can have...
Should just be able to reuse your existing one mate
Yep not uncommon for speakers to crap out in time fortunately it’s easy and cheap enough to get new ones from your local parts store and bang them in
Be sure to do all the lifters, timing chain set, valve springs, pushrods etc when the cam goes in
Probably not worth the hassle from the cops
Yea I bet mate just wish I had the funds to do a head and cam package to my ssv lol
Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure anything vt and onwards never came out in a manual Calais
My guess was the closest so what’s my prize then?;)
What you’ve suggested there would do the trick but would be loud as f without any mufflers
Not sure about removing the centre mufflers mate but I have the same setup as you on my ssv and know what you mean about the sound, some 4 into 1...
The only reason manufacturers say “sealed for life” is so the greasy bastards get to sell u a new one when it craps out from lack of maintenance mate
As above probably need a new battery
If your trans has issues that would be the 1st place I’d be looking mate, then things like a hi stall, diff gears 3.46 from a manual ss would be a...
I’m going with 328 rwkw
If you can afford a bit extra go for a good quality exhaust like the di fillipo you’ll have a better sound and even less likely to drone
Have u done Otr intake and exhaust mate?
Just take it right off and clean it mate u can use your fingers to push it open I do that with my ve v8 drive by wire throttle body and never had...
Truetrac and 3.9 gears
Probably wouldn’t hurt to change them all if you can afford it they are a service item supposed to be replaced 5 yearly
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