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My 2006 VZ SS 6L Manual ute! (never dial-up friendly)

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by DevilDRake, Nov 12, 2016.

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    looking good you going to put the radiator cover back on? I was told my a air con guy its make a huge difference to temperature
     
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    I would but it wouldn't fit around the OTR. It might if i cut it to shape but not sure.
     
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    yeah mate have to cut to shame i did mine took around an hour to get it right but looks good
     
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    Yeah maybe, I don't really have anything that would be sharp enough to cut it while not cracking it all like side-cutters.

    Another small update for the stereo, swapped out my bass remote and bought a PAC-LC1 'bass' remote. Basically it fits inline on your RCA cables, and works more as an 'amp remote' than a bass remote. On the current remote, you turn down the bass knob and it puts the extra bass down to 0, but the sub still plays alot of noise. Now with the new remote, if i put the dial at half, the complete amp only puts out half the signal.

    It's basically a gain remote..

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    Seems the more i drive this car I already want more power lol. I hope i don't talk myself into a camshaft before i get my dirt bike :D
     
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    Angle grinder did the trick for me
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    yup angle grinder and dremmel , when I had a ramjet
     
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    Yeah, I don't own any of those lol. Heaps of tools but no power tools xD
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    coping saw and a file then :p
     
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    Haha I have a file.. no saw though lol!

    New sub box turned up today at work.. I'll fit up and take some pics later.
     
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    Well I CBF going out to check but i took out the centre sub box and put one behind the seat - the sub touches my seat when playing fairly loud but i can deal with it, i was sick of elbowing the subwoofer box.

    On that note, I've ordered a short-shifter which will either come tomorrow or Monday. Finally going to do a full engine/gearbox service and get that all good too.

    I ordered new springs as they sent the wrong springs - hopefully this time it'll raise my car just enough for it not to scrape on my driveway.. Here's to wishful thinking.

    Also been looking at camshaft kits, I'd love to go a VCM 7 but i just feel it'll be surging too much in traffic, so i'm turning towards a VCM 12.

    For people curious:
    VCM 7 232/234 @ 112LSA - 2500 to 7000RPM
    VCM 12 227/227 @ 112LSA - 2200 to 6800RPM

    VCM 12 is more comfortable as a daily as it has that slightly lower rev range, but it still will pull 300+ RWKW so hopefully that keeps me settled for a while!

    Lastly, bought some touch up paint and touched up the door handles on both sides and fuel flap. It's not perfect but defintely looks better.

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    Interesting, paint has gone on mine in the exact same spot on the handles.
     
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    Yeah I bought the car with it like that and the fuel Cap. Much better now.
     
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    Yeah I really need to get around to getting the cam stuff sorted , still thinking the vcm 5sc for me
     
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    I've looked into many cams man and that seems the best all-rounder for a forced-induction, you could go a little harsher since it's not a daily but i'm sure this will be enough anyway.

    I've looked into it and been in contact with VCM and it seems i might go VCM884 instead (New grind from a month or so ago, 228/228 @ 114LSA, 2200RPM to 7000RPM band. Being 114LSA the idle won't be very choppy which is a bit of a downer but if it pulls like a freight train then I'd be happy. I was so much leading towards VCM7 but i just don't know how it'll handle in daily driving. Probably won't happen for a while anyway.

    Anyway... $300+ later.. I have gearbox oil, fuel filter, oil filter, oil, and a pressure filler as i've always needed one.

    Hopefully it's right oil filter because they wouldn't tell me if it's Z663 or Z170 or whatever it was and i can't see it without jacking car up..

    After I do all this it'll have new oil from the diff to the engine besides brakes/clutch fluid which i can do when i do brakes etc.

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    Guess I'll be going to change it tomorrow lol
     
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    According to the Ryco book I have here says Z160 for Gen4/L76/L98.
     
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    Z160. Bought wrong one and had to walk back to SCA to get the right one. Mistake I will never make again.

    Going with 10w-50? I normally just use 5w-30, altho I am doing frequent changes because it comes out so black atm after like 4000km, so trying to get it cleaner.
     
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    Looks like I'm going to be changing mone over too haha. I'll just jack up and car and double check before i start.

    Yeah man the car is 5w from factory, as cars get older generally you go a thicker blend. You might find the reason your oil is going black so fast is because it's too thin.

    I'll let you know how this goes after 5k since that's when I'll service it
     
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    Yea, good idea to check it first. I found the other one had to wide of an opening.

    Ill look into going up a weight when I run out next
     

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