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What else to do when the Engine's out for a Timing Belt Change 3.2 V6

Hey guys, I am preparing to order parts online for the timing belt change, and since its out, I'm wondering what else I could and should replace as an upgrade.

stock stuff would be

1) water pump
2) water pump metal blade from the GTV
3) radiator - either from the GTA if its different, or an upgraded version?
4) water pipes - autolusso
5) spark plugs and coils
6) Clutch - from GTA?
7) CF2 Manifold? where can I get this? and any supporting parts and components?
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help me with anything else I could add that would help....

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Hey guys, I am preparing to order parts online for the timing belt change, and since its out, I'm wondering what else I could and should replace as an upgrade.

stock stuff would be

1) water pump
2) water pump metal blade from the GTV
3) radiator - either from the GTA if its different, or an upgraded version?
4) water pipes - autolusso
5) spark plugs and coils
6) Clutch - from GTA?
7) CF2 Manifold? where can I get this? and any supporting parts and components?
8) GTA oil cooler
9) Ferrari 360 Throttle Body?
10) Larger Plenum?
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help me with anything else I could add that would help....

Thanks!
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Cam-cover gaskets & spark plug gaskets

Crank rear-main oil seal if showing signs of leaking, same with gearbox input shaft seal

Quaife or Q2 diff unless you already have one, new bearings & seals etc.

Stainless steel lower radiator water pipe if your old one is looking rusty.

Mocal oil cooler kit which we supply if your old pipes are looking like they are rusty or weeping, like this but slightly different fitment:

GTV 3.0 & 3.2 V6 Oil Cooler and Pipes Replacement Kit - Autolusso New Parts Shop

If you want to use CF2 manifolds you would need custom front pipes to make them fit, I've had some stainless steel ones made, they fit perfectly and have better ground clearance than the originals - I did previously have equal length front pipes but it was a bit of a compromise, and the ground clearance was poor, a few people had damaged them which is why we decided to design some new ones.

If you want to fit the Ferrari 360 TB you will need a new pipe as the old one won't fit - we've had silicone ones made.

Here's a picture of the front pipes:
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Thanks for the tip.

Preparing my little shopping list now
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Dan,

For the CF2 mod to work, I would need

1) CF2 Manifold
2) Equal length pipes.

Anything else? Is there something I can order from Wizard or Autolusso?

While I like the performance gain, I have to keep the system as quiet as possible. The cops here are not friendly at all.


For the Ferrari TB, does Autolusso carry it or do I get it off Ebay? And I am leaning towards the enlarged plenum that has a group buy going on at the moment.

1) Ferrari TB
2) Plenum
3) Adaptor + silicon pipes...


I suspect the car came in with Quaife LSD, it handles like a dream round the bends, and corners like its on rails.


I'll definitely have to match it with a tune once its all done.
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Thanks guys for the info.

As it is, I just got back from a month of travelling and got lucky to find out that a 3.0 GTV was being broken here, and I managed to secure myself a set of CF2 Manifolds. Going to pick them up on Monday.

I'll have to prepare to order a set of down pipes soon just to match it. milage on the clock is now 36,000 km.
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