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Old 02-11-06, 22:54   #1
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What is the difference between a standard Vl V8 and a high compression V8?

What is the difference between a standard Vl V8 and a high compression V8?

And also did any BT1 V8's get released with calais options?, cos my car says its a BT1 but has calais interior and options and it all looks like its too well installed to be a conversion, cheers.
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Old 03-11-06, 15:23   #2
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The high compression engine has high compression pistons meaning the top of the piston is slightly higher.
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Old 03-11-06, 19:32   #3
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how much extra power does it provide?
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There was no 'high compression' V8 VL.

5.0 litre V8 - comp ratio 8.5:1 (122kw) Engine prefix - VJ
5.0 litre SS Grp A (A9L) comp ratio 8.5:1 (137kw) engine prefix - VW
5.0 litre SS Grp A (XV2) comp ratio 8.5:1 (180kw) engine prefix - VP

Older motors had high comp options (HQ red motors etc), the only difference between these and standard motors was shaved heads which could be identified through engine number and also a H or L (high or low) stamp on the top rear of the heads.
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Your calais light is also standard police pack generally with front ashtray armrests too and normally the calais door trim pockets as well!
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Your calais light is also standard police pack generally with front ashtray armrests too and normally the calais door trim pockets as well!
Front ashtray armrests!? Can't say Ive EVER seen them! Got a pic?
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They mount the rear ones on the front doors! Std cop spec. My old man had a bt1 in 87-88 with them as back then cops were allowed to smoke in the cars!
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Old 03-11-06, 23:28   #8
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according to the specs list on this site my engine is listed as an LV2 - high comp V8, so there must be one
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gardna. Have you got your build sheet? If not lift up your carpet and underlay and have a search and it should reveal all options! From what I have read some VK bt1 actually were released with the high output motor same as VK SS and the base engine for a hdt build car as they were on the same production line!
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An LV2 is a stocker,mild cam etc but they did get the unleaded big valve heads which means if you add a cam,extractors and open up the carby and aircleaner you would be looking at a lot faster car,there is no such thing as H.O or high compression VL V8.
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Why are all you blokes rambling on about there never being a high compression VL V8? Yes I know thats the case, but it's got absolutely nothing to do with this thread!!
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I have owned a couple of VL V8s and I reckon these motors are a huge disapointment. I know they can be modified to make big power, but for a standard V8, its a joke. Especially since the previous models had more power.
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I have owned a couple of VL V8s and I reckon these motors are a huge disapointment. I know they can be modified to make big power, but for a standard V8, its a joke. Especially since the previous models had more power.
Not necessarily, power was rated differently. Youve got hp to kw, flywheel horsepower that was measured in HQs with no exhaust or air filter in perfect conditions... They do vary, but its not by much.
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