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ROD-VX-2.0L-143S Vauxhall 2L Sainz con-rods


2.0L 16v Steel rod set 143mm, suitable for standard crankshaft. Manufactured by Saenz to our design. Suitable for use with SBD/Omega Pot Pistons Weight approx 516g

This design of rod has several improvements which benefit the engine. There are two vertical grooves on the side of the rod, this directs the oil spray as it exits the big end vertically upwards towards the pin and the crown of the piston,. This has two benefits, it helps to supply lubricant directly to the gudgeon pin also the cool jet of oil to the underside of the crown of the piston helps to reduce the temperature of the piston itself. On the small end, we have repositioned the oil hole which feeds the small end bush. This is because the one at the top which is normally used effectively weakens the rod itself which increases the possibility of breakage when the rod is brought down by the crankshaft. By moving the oil hole to the side of the rod, there is far more material in this area to help maintain its strength.

Because of the above modifications it is no longer necessary to supply an oil feed through the bearing, even if your bearing still has a hole for the oil jet, it does not reduce its improvement, the hole is simply filled with oil and the pressure in this area is maintained.

Rod Bolts
RB1K Heavy duty rod bolt 2.0L 16V set & instructions RB1K Vauxhall 2L rod bolts
RB3K 2.0L Rod bolts 3/8 type steel rods
RB3-L19 Rod Bolts 3/8 UNF ARP L19 Type. Only for use Sainz Steel Rods
RB4K Rod bolts 5/16 high spec type steel rods
Rod bolt & Con-rods procedures & torque settings
RB3K-625-SAINZ Ultra high spec 2L rod bolts


Ultra high spec rod bolts suitable for 2.0L Vauxhall & 2.0/2.3L Duratec. Recommended for use on very high specification engines for extra safety.

Torque settings for rod bolts RB3K-625-SAINZ

SBD are stocking Mahle high quality LC bearings for mains & big end. We will use the same specification bearing across our entire range of engines including our top specification kit.
Main Bearings
Big End Bearings
BRG-M1 Heavy duty main bearings
BRG2 Bigend bearings
Part No Description
BRG-M1 Heavy duty Lead copper bearings 2.0L 16v & 8v 0.00s
BRG-M1.25 Heavy duty Lead copper bearings 2.0L 16v 0.25mm
BRG-M1.50 Heavy duty Lead copper bearings 2.0L 16v 0.50mm
Part No Description
BRG2 Bigend bearing set 2.0L narrow 19.2 wide Lead copper STD +0.00 (shown above)
BRG2.25 Bigend bearing set narrow Lead cooper +0.25 2.0L
2.0L Vauxhall Components

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