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Vx engine swap question

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by StingRedVu, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. StingRedVu

    StingRedVu New Member

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    Hi all,
    Looking at putting a new engine into my series 1 manual VU Ute (Ecotec V6 motor)
    Was wondering if a series 2 vx engine would still fit?
    Thankyou!
     
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    NeddyBear Veteran Mountain Biker

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    Cant see why not, are the VU utes and VX model years the same, series 2 would be the best option.
     
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    Any VT to VY Ecotec should be fine, but try to stay model specific where you can. Use your existing loom and ECU.
     
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    Doesn't the VY motor have a different shape sump or something that prevents it from fitting in the vx frame?
     
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    I wasn't aware that they'd changed the sump shape but it seems they have. While I personally can't confirm, a quick google of K-frames seems to indicate they used the same K-frame VT-VY and that they introduced the revised sump to increase oil capacity for longer servicing intervals.

    Having said that, there seems to be one other difference noted here with the IAC and T/B - https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vy-v6-into-a-vt.247127/
     
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