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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - ?)' started by RoganJosh, Aug 25, 2013.

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    Haven't actually tried it, not many tight enough curves around these parts, hafta wring it out more next time I go Uluru
     
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    They haven't made 'Chev' motors for some 10-odd years, they 'Family GM'. Some are even Aussie design
     
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    Semantics.
     
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    Well Wednesday will be a day of mixed emotions. I need to say good bye to my beautiful VE sv6 z series in phantom.
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    And take delivery of a new SSV redline in SOAG, I hope what under the body, makes up for its lesser looks....
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    Pollen filter is not needed more often than 50,000km, unless you operate in very poor conditions, plugs and leads are 100,000. Radiator flush? Not if using coolant.
     
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    And that's Caprice price which has Sunroof standard
     
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    GM still makes a whole host of Chev engines, it's big business for them.

    Some of them may not be ball tearers but you can't beat a SB for old school cool.

    Unless of course you're a Hemi man like Cuda.


    http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines.html



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    The Calais and CalaisV get projector lights, Caprice is the only model to get xenon.
     
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    Mopar or no car :cool:
     
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    Mate if you can find spark plug leads and a fuel filter on a VF V6 all the power to you. And the pollen filter isn't part of any logbook service as it's an optional accessory.

    Once you break it down it's really not that bad. Sure you can penny pinch to do it cheaper but you can say that about buying from a lot of places.

    2.1hr labour $285
    Spark plugs $150
    Oil ~7L $95

    Plus filter/sump plug washer, shop supplies, oil disposal, etc.

    Dealerships cost more, that's just the way it is. They incur costs that independents don't like mandatory amounts of scan tools (one per two techs @ ~$5000 ea), bucket loads of mandatory special service tools that they'll only ever use once, mandatory tech training (a gold level tech will cost into 5 figures when all is said and done), and mandatory customer service requirements (shuttle bus service, loan vehicles, etc). These all cost money to implement and to pass it on to customers is simply business.
     
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    It's a GM motor.
     
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    Nope...fact.
     
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    As was the venerable SB 350.
     
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    Chevrolet is a division of GM.

    The engines are manufactured by the Chevrolet Division and sold under the Chevrolet brand name.

    In the 1970’s GM had 4 different divisions producing 350 cubic inch engines, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick and all 4 were completely different versions with very few interchangeable parts and they were all known by the name of the division that manufactured them.

    Chevrolet Performance is a division of GM still manufacturing small block Chevrolet crate engines and other variants as well for the aftermarket and racer crowds and you’d be hard pushed to find anyone who doesn’t refer to them by the name of the manufacturing division which is Chevrolet.

    Even GM refers to them as Chevrolet engines.




    Arnott’s Biscuits Australia is a subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company of the United States.

    Do we therefore call Arnott’s biscuits Campbell’s biscuits?




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    Yep I get that VS. It's no scoop, and yeah it's factually correct.
    But it's kind of missing my point. Criptic as it was. Every part of every vehicle produced by every subsidiary of GM is effectivley a GM part. Including Holden. Even those produced by suppliers neither owned nor controlled by GM are branded GM.
    So you might say a 253 or 308 are "GM" thong clappers or GM 308's. Or that your VS 5.0l has a GM 304. Pr GM Monaro, but they're all referred to as Holdens. Ford doesn't have this issue. Despite having subsidiaries and models and parts produced around the globe, they're just Ford. A Clevo is a Clevo. Even the last of them designed and built here. Not a "Ford Australia 351".
    So GM makes the LS. Yep. They also made the LT. Yep. Chev makes the current Corvette and Zeta based Camaro (albeit with asignificant amount of Aussie engineering brilliance thrown in). But no one calls then GM Corvettes or Camaros. They're Chevy's. No one says "oh your Corvette doesn't even have a Chev engine. It's made by GM, not Chev". It might be correct, factually. But it still sounds dumb. There's no ring to it.
    The parent entity and all the subsidiaries share parts. Now more than ever perhaps. But to me a Holden V8 will always be a Holden V8, and a Chevy V8 will always be a Chevy V8, including L98, L77 etc and LS's. Even those destined for Commodores.
    Tomatoe tomato, potatoe potato.
    Call them GM family LS's or whatever. But I'm happy to refer to mine simply as an L77, an LS3 or just Chev's. GM Family V8 just doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
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    I’m not talking about the LS based engines.

    You made the comment that “they haven’t made ‘Chev’ motors for some 10-odd years” and my comment was they still make the Chevrolet 350 small block.

    The argument about the LS engines being Chev or GM has been around for years and it’s one I never get into simply because I refer to engines by their common names.

    But when is comes to the LS small block engines they are not a 350 Chev in my book and I don't think anyone who knows the history of GM engines would consider them to be.

    This is how I refer to some of the engines in some of my cars and any Aussie GM lover should recognised them.

    327 Chev

    350 Chev

    Holden 308

    Holden L34

    Holden L31

    Holden 304

    GM LS2

    GM L98

    GM LS3


    Just by the engine names you could closely guess what range of Aussie vehicles they are in.



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    Anyone know if these PSC Neoprene seat covers are of decent quality? Just bought a VFI Calais V 3.6 wagon as a work vehicle and wouldn't mind picking up some decent seat covers to keep the leather in good nick.
     

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