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 Post subject: EL 162 Kw and 157 Kw 4Litre6 Rocker Cover Differences
Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:39 am 
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I have a EL Gli and it has a red rocker cover whereas all other EL's I have seen (except the XR6's) have a black rocker cover. The black cover is the 157Kw stockie, is the red rocker cover the 162Kw Fairmont model ? It doesn't have the wings on the front like the XR6's but it is a red factory rocker cover. So is it the 162KW or has it been re-engined with an AU engine ?

I got extractors on it and a snorkel from an AU XR8 and a pod filter in the airbox. It goes alright, can own stock V6 commodores by a few car lengths...

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL 162 Kw and 157 Kw 4Litre6 Rocker Cover Differences
Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:42 am 
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soviet wrote:
I have a EL Gli and it has a red rocker cover whereas all other EL's I have seen (except the XR6's) have a black rocker cover. The black cover is the 157Kw stockie, is the red rocker cover the 162Kw Fairmont model ? It doesn't have the wings on the front like the XR6's but it is a red factory rocker cover. So is it the 162KW or has it been re-engined with an AU engine ?

I got extractors on it and a snorkel from an AU XR8 and a pod filter in the airbox. It goes alright, can own stock V6 commodores by a few car lengths...


Rocker covers are interchangeable. Look on the front of the head itself and it should have a T stamped on the front. That tells you that it is a tickford head.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL 162 Kw and 157 Kw 4Litre6 Rocker Cover Differences
Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:05 am 
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Cool, thanks mate.

So obviously the 162Kw Fairmont i6 and the 164Kw XR6 both have tickford heads. I know the 162 Fairmont model is tickford based from what I read about it in some magazine, probably a mates copy of street machine or something, haha. All I recollect is they mentioned "Tickford" and "162Kw", shame I can't find a picture of one, lol

I'll rip the plastic cover that sits on the power steering pump reservoir tomorrow and have a geez at the front of the head...Cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL 162 Kw and 157 Kw 4Litre6 Rocker Cover Differences
Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:50 am 
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The head in the fairmont ghia is exactly the same as a xr6 head. Fairmont ghia had a quieter factory exhaust fitted, therefore lost a couple of killawasps!
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Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:00 am 
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4.0L 6 cyl
Bore and stroke: 92 x 99 mm
Power: 157kW at 4900rpm
Torque: 357Nm at 3000rpm
Overhead camshaft, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel system: EEC V fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.3:1

4.0L 6 cyl (XR6)
Bore and stroke: 93 x 99 mm
Power: 164kW at 5000rpm
Torque: 366Nm at 3000rpm
Overhead camshaft, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel system: EEC V fuel injection

4.0L 6 cyl (Fairmont Ghia Series II)
Bore and stroke: 93 x 99 mm
Power: 162kW at 4900rpm
Torque: 361Nm at 3000rpm
Overhead camshaft, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel system: EEC V fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.3:1

 

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