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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by FeRaL.sPaRtAnS, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. FeRaL.sPaRtAnS

    FeRaL.sPaRtAnS New Member

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    Hi. New user here. I am looking at buying an ex-cab 2009 Statesman V6 LY7 engine (323000km). This was used as I understand for a corporate cab service, and was brought new from the dealership and serviced there. It had a new gearbox at 280 and waterpump at 300. The interior leather and exterior paint are immaculate, and I do intend on buying her (just haggling the price). I am resigned to the fact she could die tomorrow, but if she doesn't, and lives a long time, which I intend her doing so, how should I maintain her? I have a Mazda Demio 2010 that I also maintain, however this is a different beast with different requirements.

    When would you recommend oil changes? 5000/7500/10000?
    Belts and hoses? That kind of stuff.

    I should also mention that starting off (for the next year or so) I would still be using the Demio as my runaround and just use the Statesman 3 or 4 times per week. Will she be affected by going from being used everyday to being used less than everyday? If so, how so?

    Are there things on this particular engine I should watch out for? Timing chain issues?

    Thanks for your assistance.
     
  2. wraith

    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Not like they aren't every where no idea why would even contemplate thinking about something with that many kms.
     
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    With those kms it's a risky purchase, you would want to be getting it for a very good price. Timing chains are a risk for sure. Servicing especially with those kms, I think it would be wise to change oils more frequent than factory recommendation, say 10,000Km or 6 months.
     

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