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Ve 2006 Calais 6 cylinder manual conversion

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Usercommodore, Jun 9, 2020.

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    Hi there wanting to do a manual conversion on my 2006 VE Calais V6
    Has anyone ever done this can it be done and what will I need to buywhat's involved I know I would have to buy, like what would I have to purchase, I know it would be gearbox tailshaft peddle box wiring
    Clutch kit
    So basically can it be done on a Calais as I know that they are factory auto
    If could help me out that would be great cheers glenn
     
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    The hard part is the ECU side stuff. You either have to work out how to link a manual ECU to the car or find somebody that can flash a manual tune onto your existing one.
     
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    As well change the pedals, you need to change the auto pedal plate to a manual plate. The wreckers will have that.

    To get to it, you need the dash out and steering off. Booster separated from master cylinder, heater hoses disconnected. There’s 10-12 bolts holding the plate on.
     
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    It’s a massive job mate, hope you’ve got deep pockets especially if your paying someone to do all the work
     
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    Yeah I’d LOVE to convert my 6.0ltr Calais to manual but not sure the $$$ are worth it

    but good luck totally get why you’d do it. I love the Calais bit love a manual too
     
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    Myself I just bought a manual one from the start (SSV)
     

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