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98 VT CALAIS V8 info

calais_304

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hi all,

im chasin a bit of info about the above car, i've just got a 98 vt calais with the hsv enhanced v8 (195kw 430nm), what i really want to know is how reliable they are, how hard they go 0-100 and q/mile time.

cheers all
 

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Reliability is no issue, the 304 is a solid motor. As for how hard they go, i'd say they would be lucky to crack a 15 sec 1/4. If you wan it for performance then i suggest spending a little more money and buying an LS1 calais, give it a tune keep stock exhaust should give you about 205 rwkw.


nm just realised you had already bought one.
 

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We've got one, not hsv enhanced though. Haven't had any major mechanical probs yet. Ran a 15.3 qtr, obviously we expect a better run next time with the blower on.
 

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My VT 5.0 179kw auto ran 15.8 stock and 15 flat with full exhaust.

Some of the VTs had oval shaped bores and chewed oil but mine was ok.
 
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