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    Any info regarding Red top Engine for Calibra

    Hi.. A friend is thinking about purchasing a Calibra.. Spec states it has red top engine, whet does this mean? Any help appreciated..

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    red top is the c20xe 150bhp 2.0 16 valve
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    Cheers pal.. So what is the difference between standard engine and red-top engine?

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    The 20XE/C20XE is a standard engine, its just that the spark plug cover was red so got the nick name "red top" although the last of the engines had black ecotec style spark plug covers, but these are rarer.

    The engines are renound around the world, especially this country. Lots of tuning potential and quite strong indeed. Some say the best engine to have in a Calibra.

    But only sold up untill 94 i believe, or some very rare special order 95's like my dads old Cavlier SRi.

    But yeah C20XE had 150bhp. And the erlier version, that also had no cat was 156bhp

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    Thanks v much..

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    I had a GSi Cav which had a redtop 2.0 16v... great car, I sold it to someone who wanted everything to donor into a Nova.

    Some red tops don't run too nicely with an induction kit. Best to get a panel filter and mod the airbox
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