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Engine of the month


The Opel/Vauxhall EcoTec engines that launched in 1996 have been the preferred power plants in most Opel/Vauxhall cars for many years. This is due to its comparatively cheap running costs and increased power with lower emissions compared to the OHV engine series it replaced.
The B12XEL engine is one of the latest generations that still utilises the original platform of 4 valves per cylinder with DOHC, driven by a 130 link simplex timing chain.
Although this engine is a robust engine in both 3 & 4 cylinder variants, with the prevalence of vehicles using this engine, the demand is always high.
All engine parts for this EcoTec series are good items to stock with good stock turn rates and profit potential.

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