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ecotec or alloytec

ecotec or alloytec


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AB 1000

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In my opinion I like the ecotec more but as said above both are great in their own ways.
 

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Alloytec sound like absolute crap
I'm a v8 man but +1 for ecotec
 

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Ecotec's will be lasting longer by the way things seem to be going but i feel the allys are starting to expose themselves regarding there hardiness. I like the absolute ease of pulling apart an eco, parts can be literally just found in the bush or ebay for cents. Il probably edit this to say ecos are shxt after the turbo is on... +1 ecotec
 

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ecotec don't "stretch" timing chains, don't fry alternators (and need to take the wheel and inner guard off to replace them), don't fry coils and coil wiring all the damn time, and don't need an intake gasket set to service the spark plugs.
 
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I voted alloytec with the caveat of it not being one of the first ones with timing chain issues. I’ve not had any problems with mine with 320,000kms on the clock (had the car since 50,000kms). The alloytec is miles ahead in fuel economy and power then the ecotec.

The only Commodore 6 cylinder I would rate higher is the Buick 3800 in the series one VN Commodore. That was basically a V8 engine just with two cylinders removed! Massive torque from basically idle and good fuel economy (the light VN body probably helped in that regard). Taking off up a hill in the wet without spinning the wheels was next to impossible. It took until the alloytec in the VE Commodore to beat the VN series one time down the quarter mile!
 

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The only Commodore 6 cylinder I would rate higher is the Buick 3800 in the series one VN Commodore. That was basically a V8 engine just with two cylinders removed! Massive torque from basically idle and good fuel economy (the light VN body probably helped in that regard). Taking off up a hill in the wet without spinning the wheels was next to impossible. It took until the alloytec in the VE Commodore to beat the VN series one time down the quarter mile!
All very true. The only downside of the early VN V6 was its NVH issues, but in every other area it was much better than the Nissan 3.0 RB it replaced in the VL. It even weighed less!
 
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