Rodeo 2.6 petrol head

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 19:39
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Can anyone offer some suggestions of where (preferably close to or in Mackay Nth Qld) I could get some work done to the head of a 2.6 petrol Rodeo.

Chasing improved power (with the assistance of a new cam if needed).
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Reply By: mr diamond - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 22:19

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 22:19
why not start out with extractors and bigger exhaust.
you dont mention if yours is carby or efi.
proper head work and cam ect can be very expensive.
with efi you should get the ecu(computer) redone(more $$$$$).
2.6 pretty goey motor.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 22:48

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 22:48
Diamond, I wonder why my 2.6 EFI is such a slug...would it be because of LPG on a 4 cylinder. I've had 3 other 6 cyl vehicles on gas and they've all been rippers....vl commodore, 310,000k's on gas and the head didn't let go...amazing nissan engine. EB Falcon and AU3
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Follow Up By: mr diamond - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:44

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:44
gday ray.
it shouldnt be to slugish the last one i rebuilt was 2.6 4wd on gas.
took it for a run in and thought geez i wish mine went this good.
your gas might be out off tune
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 00:38

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 00:38
Yaeh I dunno. Maybe it's just my perception after driving 6 cyl vehicles for so long. I'm never in a hurry to get anywhere but the fuel in/power out ratio gives me the BLEEPS.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 01:08

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 01:08
I had a 1990 TF 2.6 EFI Manual Rodeo, it would do chirpies into 4th..

That thing went like a rocket, no LPG though, you dont need it, they are unreal on economy as it is!!

I got 300,000+ out of that thing and would buy another one tomorrow.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 22:41

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 22:41
These engines take to a turbo like a duck to water. The hot rod set put these into Geminis producing HUGE power figures. There's not a tougher bottom end around but can suffer from the usual head problems if neglected.

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Follow Up By: mr diamond - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:38

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:38
your right about the head problems ive been at my new job 6 months and done 2 heads already they crack pretty bad dont they.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 00:32

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 00:32
Bloodly alloy heads, they're a pain in the butt
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Reply By: Dennis (Mackay) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:58

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 22:58
It is an EFI, the extractors are done, as is a K&N filter, which does make a heap of difference.

But it still underpowered for my liking.

The Rodeo intercooled turbo 3 lt diesel dual cab 4WD I have as a company car absolutely walks all over it for power, right across the rev range. Only part that the petrol has an advantage is low revs where there is a fair bit of turbo lag due to the long and very bendy piping from the air cleaner through the intercooler up to the throttle body.

Got an email from the rod shop that they make a V6 Commodore conversion kit for the Rodeos.................now thare is some serious power which may not be overly expensive.

Will post details when I get them.
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