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Old 08-19-2004, 09:00 AM   #11
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I test drove an 04 Cavalier last last night. Obviously it had the Ecotec. It seemed quite peppy for a little car, but still not my Bonnie!

The engine looks difficult to work on! The new ignition system used on the Ecotecs have no spark plug wires. It'* really geared toward maintenance free driving (other than oil changes). I looked for the oil filter and coulnd't locate it (will do more checking where it'* located today). The water pump and alternator look like they'd be a nightmare to change. Otherwise, wasn't a bad little car.
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Originally Posted by jr's3800
And I have a question here, Is that Ecotec a GM engine or is this in part with Toyota?
naw, it'* not related to the 130hp 1ZZ-FE or 180hp 2ZZ-GE 1.8L motors found in the Vibe. The Ecotec really is becoming a global engine across GM, from here in North America, to Europe, and abroad...
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