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Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by robricho, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. robricho

    robricho Rob Richo

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    Does anybody know were to get hold of a vz 6cyl workshop manual:bang:
     
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    IPCOlsenVZ New Member

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    I’m sure this question has already been answered on another thread.

    No non-genuine company has yet to release a workshop manual covering the Alloytec.

    Only Holden have released a manual in the form of a DVD (PC).
    Cost: approx 450 +GST
    Part number: VZ102006

    Covers Alloytec, V8, commodore, HSV and statesmen. Over 5000 pages all up.

    All n all I believe it’s a good buy, I’ve got one.

    Was there something specific you needed from it or just mechanical maintenances?
     
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    robricho Rob Richo

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    Not for anything in paticular, i just like to have one so I can have a good look through it.
     
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    i am interested in finding this as well, would there be a couple of people on here who all want to put in and then burn a couple of copies and share it around?
     
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    Or direct us to a torrent????
     
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    IPCOlsenVZ New Member

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    The DVD has had security upgraded since the first CD of the VTs, so to rip it might be hard.

    You also have to register it by ringing up the crowd who put it together.
     
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    Danoz, i've already been looking for torrents hahaha damn people not wanting to share their manuals. I'll ask my mate who works at holden if he can try and burn it at work and see if it works. you'd think there would be a gregory's service manual for them by now!!
     
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    Max Ellery will most likely be the first to bring out a manual (they’ve done Falcons and Territorys up to 07). Maybe get in contact with them to get expected date of release.
     
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    robricho Rob Richo

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    I have spoken to a shop from sydney, who specialise in manuals, in the last 3 months and they said they had no indication of one being published
     
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    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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    there a dvd for the VT-VX maybe handy to a limmited use
    it's on the torrent's and G1/G2 networks.
     
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    robricho Rob Richo

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    Thanks for the tip, I`ll have a look. cheers
     
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    problem is workshop manuals are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

    I work with a franchise where the "workshop" manual is intergrated with the parts catalogue and diagnostic tools, so unless your a dealer you have no chance of getting hold of it, and watch out for that sort of technology to start hitting the market with other brands. Helps us when dealing with the cars from a dealer perspective, doesnt work so well when your trying to work on the damn think from an owners perspective :bang:
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I wonder how the manufacturers can legally provide a product without being required by law to ensure that an owner has access to a maintenance manual. The fact that GM don't provide a printed manual is bad enough, but why has it taken so long for the professional aftermarket bods such as Gregory's or Haynes to have a VY and VZ manual out on the shelves. (Please don't refer to the Ellery's piece of pus - I have one of those and they are disgraceful.

    It is now five years since the VY appeared - how long does it take to research and manufacture a manual? Particularly for a model that was little changed from that which preceded it. Most of the VX mechanical and body components are identical to VY. Its really only the dash, electronics and revised bodywork that needs to be researched. then, once you had that manal in print, the VZ could be dealt with as a supplement, concentrating on the engine, transmission, engine management etc.
     
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    Im glad you've saved me from buying the Ellery's manual for VT/X/Y. I spoke to my mate at holden and he said the DVD's with the holden workshop manuals are around $450, and can only be licensed to ONE person, so there go's the idea for a group of us buying one copy and sharing the cost :( i hope someone makes a manual soon.
     
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    has anyone thought of DVD Shrink? That might be able to kill any encryption on the disc if copies are required.
     
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    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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    it an iso program for computers...not a dvd.
    the one that's on the torrent's
     
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    tigerpm7 Gotta love the VZ

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    Hey, DVDFab HD Decrypter can take any copyrights of the disk so it can be copied onto the hard drive then on a DVD disk. EASY.
     
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    i got quoted $444 for one today from Wilsons at Albion park. Has any one actually purchased one, are they user freindly?
     
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    hey guys I'm looking at buying the factory manual, and will be taking the information from it and putting it into word documents. I will be looking selling complete information on the VZ 6 and 8 cylinder models for around $35 a copy for shipping and handling etc.

    Can I get a rough idea of how many people would be interested?

    Thanks guys, Adam
     
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    $444 is a great price compared with mine (450+GST).

    It is basically the same setup the VT/VX ones (download the free torrent and check).

    I find it very user friendly as you can search through the whole PDF or do a ctrl+F search as well. It has links embedded within the PDF so navigation is very simple.

    I dont think you can copy and paste pages from the PDF to a word document, Ill check and get back to you on that one.
     
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