CD (anyone know what this stands for?) = automatic transmission and GSi (Grand Sport Injection) = manual transmission

  • Spark Plugs – NGK BPR5EFS-13 / +-R40.00 from Autozone
  • Oil Filter – GUD Z229 / +-R140.00
  • Air Filter – GUD AG839 / +-R250.00
  • Fuel Filter – GUD E18 / R
  • Front Brakepads – Safeline D973
  • Front Brake Disc/Rotor – Alfa FL-DR6802 – Autozone / Midas tend to say it’s not available anymore
  • Rear Brakepads – Safeline D3036

Car Spares Dealers

Pietermaritzburg

  • Key PMB: 033 345 2542
  • Midas: 033 345 3401
  • Autozone: 033 392 4500
  • Goldwagen: 033 345 1537
  • Europarts: 033 342 0669
  • Alert Spares: 033 341 6000
  • Diesel Electric: 033 345 1411

Durban

  • Echlin Durban: 031 312 1030

Local 2nd hand

OCT TRADING: 031 402 0837 – Durban

Door Seals for all 4 doors +-R1200 from OCT

Spark Plugs

NGK BPR5EFS-13 or NGK BPR5EFS-15, gap seems like it should be 1.6mm

http://www.ngksparkplugs.co.za/?s=17735&s2=&page_id=

http://www.ngk.com/learning-center/article/225/heat-range-conversion-chart

Cross Reference Chart

NGK BPR5EFS

  • Thread: 14mm
  • Reach: 19mm
  • Hex: 16mm – this is your spanner size
  • Seat: Flat

Compatible

http://www.sparkplug-crossreference.com/convert/NGK_PN/BPR5EFS-13/

Bosch H8DCX

IAC -Idle Air Control Valve

Aftermarket part available from Goldwagen for R160 and Europarts R400

DELPHI: ICD00127
HELLA: 6NW009141121
HOT-STAMP: 59524
OPEL: 817254 17112027
PIERBURG: 407501510
SHORT CODE: C1351
SIEMENS: A95160
VDO: AT-59524R

TPS – Throttle Position Sensor

Aftermarket part available from Goldwagen for R180

Parts Pricing from Key

Coil Pack (11508061) R4,200 excl VAT – 21/01/2014

  • GM 10472401 replaced by 19353734 alternate OEM Part No. 10482928 or ACDELCO D555
  • GM 10482928
  • Alternate Part:
    STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTSDR-39
    WAI globalCDR39
    STANDARD T-SERIESDR39T
    STANDARD MOTORDR-39
    AIRTEX5C1058
    WELLSC849

Doesn’t look like these are available from any of the parts suppliers, tried Europarts, Autozone, SA Parts

2nd-hand +-R400 per pack (3, 1 for each pair of cylinders)

Engine

Looks like a Buick L27 with LN3 intake, similar blocks come up all over the place as GM 3800, Holden also did a similar engine internally named the EV6

Engine of Opel Rekord 380 GSi
  • Engine typenaturally aspirated petrol
  • Engine manufacturerGM
  • CylindersV6 in 90° vee
  • Firing Order1-6-5-4-3-2
  • Capacity3.8 liter / 3791cc / 231.341 cu in
  • Bore x Stroke96.5 x 86.4 mm 3.8 x 3.4 in
  • Bore/stroke ratio1.12
  • Engine propertiesoverhead valve (OHV) 2 valves per cylinder 12 valves in total
  • Max engine power177ps / 175bhp / 130kW @ 4800 rpm
  • Specific output (ISO)46.2 bhp/liter 0.76 bhp/cu in
  • Max torque (ISO)290 Nm (214 ft·lb ) (29.6 kgm ) at 3200 rpm
  • Specific torque (ISO)76.5 Nm/liter 0.92 ft·lb/cu 3
  • Sumpwet sumped
  • Compression ratio8.5:1
  • Fuel systemMPFi
  • Bmep (brake mean effective pressure)961.3kPa / 139.4psi
  • Crankshaft bearings4
  • Engine coolantWater
  • Unitary capacity631.83 cc
  • AspirationNormal
  • IntercoolerNone
  • Catalytic converterN

GM 3.8L Ignition Coil Pack Tests

http://easyautodiagnostics.com/gm_3800_coilpack/coil_pack_test_1.php

High Energy Ignition (HEI) Spark Tester

http://www.amprotools.net/Product/ProductDetail/1976/HIGH-ENERGY-IGNITION-SPARK-TESTER

Interesting Info

GM 3.8L List of Articles

Ignition Leads

http://adcoach.co.za/Ignition%20Lead%20Sets%20-%20Eurocable.PDF

Spares, this listing is for Buick LeSabre, same motor as 3.8

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/buick,1990,lesabre,3.8l+231cid+v6,1019540

Fuel Pump

Water Pump

  • QCP7348
  • GMB Part No.: GWG59A
  • OEM: 12338842

Radiator Cap – Echlin TP2-18 – Echlin Catalogue +-R80 from Europarts in PMB

Oil Filler – Echlin OFC-79

http://www.gud.co.za/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=110

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