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Does anyone know if there is a diffrence in a calais engine bay compared to a vy s?
My vy s l67 has next to no room between the blower elbow and fire wall. And on my vy calais l67 there is about triple the room.
is this a known difference from factory?
Can't find any info searching.
 

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Have you tried measuring them both
 

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Have you tried measuring them both
No not yet. I have just got the calais, will be going on the hoist this week.
Thought I would check if it was a simple model variance or what not being a calais, before I look if something has moved or worn etc
 

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They are identical. Holden did not manufacture different bodies other than sedan, ute, wagon, LWB.
All will share the same engine bay panels and bay space.

You might have a buggered engine mount(s) on one.
 

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My vy s l67 has next to no room between the blower elbow and fire wall. And on my vy calais l67 there is about triple the room.
Pics of both.
 

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They are identical. Holden did not manufacture different bodies other than sedan, ute, wagon, LWB.
All will share the same engine bay panels and bay space.

You might have a buggered engine mount(s) on one.
Thanks thought they where all the same just wasn't sure.
Had a look today yea engine and gearbox mounts look tired on the calais, been covered in oil by the looks
 

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Thanks thought they where all the same just wasn't sure.
Had a look today yea engine and gearbox mounts look tired on the calais, been covered in oil by the looks
check your k frame also you wouldnt thinkso but its not uncommon to have a bent k frame on the vy looking at the amount of threads on the topic i had to replace mie becuase of tear seemingly done by stress rather then accident
 

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I was going to say check the K Frame also,
But thinking about it,
could it of had a nudge at the front, and pushed the Engine & Trans backwards ?
As mentioned earlier, check your engine mounts and transmission mount,
Replace if necessary.
 
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