Dang! Chas, You have got me hunting again - I have that info somewhere....
From memory the 1.6 and 1.9 cams in Euro Vauxhalls and Opels were mainly solid lifter cams and the hydraulics did not take over till the 2.0 litre motor appeared in 1979 ish.
There were specific cams for 1.3; 1.5; 1.6 and 1.9 motors but I have afeeling they were all very similar with just differences in the amount of timing advance that was dialed in to the cam wheel locating dowel.
I have to agree with Jim, the camshaft spec variations from engine-to-engine were minimal. 1.9, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 are all within .010" lift of each other, and within a couple degrees of duration. The biggest differences are the cam timing.
To me, the only stock Opel cam worth a damn is the old solid lifter 1.9 cam, or if you can find one, a Rekord Sprint camshaft.
Today I removed my 2.2 FI intake manifold for the main purpose of substituting a spongier manifold gasket to stop a vacuum leak. I also wanted to inspect for "chroming ridges". I wasn't expecting to find what I saw.
Most of you would NEVER encounter what I found, unless you also decided to...
I found some thing interesting today that I never noticed before ( if I did I must have said well it's running fine leave it alone) But it now has me very curios.
1, the advance hose off the distributor is going to the tree ( 73 with both advance and retard ports)
2, the retard hose off the...
hello GT people
im was wondering if my 5w-40 Castrol GTX Magnatec oil will "work" whit my orginal. 1,9s engine
and if people could wright their engine oil here that could be a nice way to tjek out whit oil is the bedst ect.
A few years ago I replaced the front engine crankshaft seal, apparently without much luck as, I suspect, there is an amount of wear on the crankshaft. Does anyone have a recommendation as to the inside diameter of a Speedi Sleeve that might fit the bill?