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    That New Car Smell

    Gee, your so stinky your work colleagues toss you in the back of the ute :eek: Wash more often, it’s kinder to your work colleagues :p
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    Service steering column lock nugget

    ACL doesn’t talk about fault finding, only about goods being of acceptable quality (54) and of goods being fit for purpose (61) and contracts can’t remove provisions of ACL (64) or limit the sellers liability (64A) and a whole bunch of other things businesses hate... You can read it at...
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    Sv6 ve 2006 5L40 Tranmission slipping 5 SPEED

    If you cleaned the pan and the magnet tje last time you dumped the trans fluid, and now after only travelling maybe a few hundred kms(?) you have some particles on the magnet, I’d think something is stuffed internally. Those particles would be from the slipping you’re experiencing. Any...
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    Driver side glass replacement

    Not surprised after I couldn’t find a left handed cap screw at any local bolt place, quite some years ago... They tossed all that stuff some years earlier... Seems everything is imported and nothing is repaired... The tools you buy at Bunnings have replacement warranties cause no one wants to...
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    Sv6 ve 2006 5L40 Tranmission slipping 5 SPEED

    @Pandacrash, coolant got into the transmission so it will have been damaged in the process. How damaged depends on how long contaminated trans fluid was circulating your transmission and how contaminated it was... If the contamination occurred just prior to the radiator hose blow out, then by...
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    oil viscosity and noisy lifters

    Yeah, i like it also... A classic :D GB first used it in this post.
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    EV conversions to Commodores?

    Who in Australia can legally drive at 184 kph? Answer, no one... A multi speed geatbox will result in the need to carry an extra 30 or 40 odd kgs for no other reason than top speed bragging rights :rolleyes: If you're going to carry extra weight, id rather two, three or even 4 smaller motors...
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    Driver side glass replacement

    Interesting... and yet also rather sad :( Strange how I thought i saw a "Made in Australia" marking on the front windscreens, so I checked and there is no such statement. All other side glass, including rear windscreen, is clearly marked FUYAO :oops: Another made in China import on what seems...
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    Sv6 ve 2006 5L40 Tranmission slipping 5 SPEED

    The only way any trans oil can get into engine coolant is via the radiator. That’s because the radiator incorporates a trans oil cooler line that runs through one side tank of the engine radiator itself. If that trans cooler pipe within the radiator is cracked... oil will get out and into the...
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    Pic of the day thread - Read rules in first post before posting

    https://www.theregister.com/2014/02/18/yes_you_can_mock_us_nsa_tells_lampooning_libertarian_tshirt_vendor/
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    Higher fuel consumption after "upper engine clean"

    When you start a modern fuel injected car, it will start and run in open loop mode for a short time until the ECU decides to go into closed loop mode where it then adjust fueling based in O2 sensor readings amongst other things. While it’s in open loop mode, it will run a set injection strategy...
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    EV conversions to Commodores?

    There was a consortium back in 2012 called EV Engineering that built and electric motor assembly that replaced the whole rear diff assembly in a commodore. It was to use a quick battery replacement system (pushed by one of the consortium members, Better Place who wanted to be in the battery...
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    2016 12,000 klms SSV 6 speed manual

    @VFSSVfan best not to post such private details like your phone number and email if you don’t want spam calls and emails driving you nuts... You can edit your post to remove such and ask interested members to private message you for such details... The other option is if you just got throw...
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    2015 VF SV6 starting issues

    Fuel contamination is covered by some car insurance policies... If your policy covers such I’d have taken it to a Holden dealer and then discusses the repair with the insurance assessor... I’d have wanted them to replace everything the foul fuel could have damaged as many have a life time...
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    *Rust Alert* - My attempt at saving another VR V8 Fuel Sender Unit

    That’s the same process used to descale the internals of tankless hot water heaters. Lots of kits on eBay but probably a cheaper fishpond pump would do the job in this case :cool:
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    Losh's VR Ute build thread

    It’s an expensive hobby... Just remember, OCD doesn’t mean only detailing the car :p
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    That New Car Smell

    What sort of new vehicle smell are you after, a pimpmobile maybe :p
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    VF2 SS LS3 Tinking/High Pitch Knocking Noise from Engine Bay

    I keep hearing it’s just a characteristic of LS V8’s :p
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    That New Car Smell

    Yeah I know VOC‘s are bad... I don’t know what was in that cockpit spray so can only guess why it seemed to disapear from the market.
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    The whole idea of fines based on income is that a $400? speeding fine when one is on $1300/f job seekers really hurts them disproportionately as compared to the average employee.... A $400? speeding fine for someone earning $200k isnt even a blip on their radar... I’ve always felt that if...
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    That New Car Smell

    40 years ago you could buy a spray can branded cockpit new car smell (or such)... Only ever bought one can and it was the bees knees in new car smell :cool: Sadly some years after buying the first can, I could no longer find it in shops :confused: Maybe it was full of VOC’s and OH&S and product...
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    In Finland, IIRC, it’s based on previous years taxable income. Some 35 years ago a chap was fined the equivalent of 147,000AUD for going 10kph faster than allowed in a school zone. They are very safety focused but they didn’t blindly apply fines as they do down under as out in the frozen tundra...
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    The main take I get is that low level speeding isn’t a big thing but they don’t tolerate bad road behaviour which can lead to road rage... Pity we aren’t so enlightened down under :rolleyes:
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    There was a sign in the middle of the nullabour years and years ago which proudly stated “aerial speed checks“ but it was quickly graffitied to read ”pigs in space” :cool: Normally I think graffiti is vandalism but in this case I think it was apt :p In fact this indiscretion even made it onto...
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    Service steering column lock nugget

    Potted components are a pain to remove but it can be done and the location cleaned up ready for the new parts... However it’s either using heat and lots of mechanical effort to scrape the epoxy away or nasty chemicals to soften the epoxy and scrape it away, so it may not be worth the effort...
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    Service steering column lock nugget

    Looks like a PITA to disassemble the actuator before one can even look at the microswitch and sensor :rolleyes: Any part number markings on the microswitch itself and does it only have the blue & orange wire connected to it? Where is the sensor you speak of? I'm guessing that getting a...
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    Service steering column lock nugget

    Highlights the absurdity of Holden's position as the selling dealer would likely loose the case and Holden itself could/should be up for the dealers losses which may also include added court costs. It's crazy when their own people have seen the fault 1st hand... Curious whether ACCC has shown...
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    Missing parts advice

    Taking emotion away from reviews and only stating indisputable verifiable facts shouldn’t lead to putative measures. It definitely won’t lead to a court loss but a shitty company may want to make your life a misery as a warning to others and they are happy to pay for the privilege. For such...
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    The Roadster was supposed to be a good handler bu5 like the S, X or 3, I haven’t driven any so can’t say how they perform in the twisties... But if you are not driving, you’re likely doing something else like social media surfing. In such cases, only comfort matters (and a knowledge of where the...
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    Batteries are currently made by LG Chem, CATL, BYD, Panasonic and Tesla (in order of GWhr capacity manufactured). Increased production capacity is being planned which should drive down costs but this seems to be countered by increasing raw material price which drive up cost. Who knows where and...
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    Economies of scale? The biggest spend in an EV is the battery economies of scale mean diddly unless you can scale battery production. And which other car maker has its own mega battery plants?
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    Service steering column lock nugget

    @Super Coach, the problem is Holden just don’t give a toss since they have no brand to protect. They are in the process of pulling out and will only do the absolute minimum required under law... But ACL cover intermittent faults as such faults make the product defective... And if you’ve taken...
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    Oils ain’t Oils

    there... fixed that for you :p
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    Yeah, the GMauthority article I linked mentioned that truck but more interestingly was the musclecarsandtrucks article which stated the following: if 200 hp sounds a little wimpy for your electric crate motor, GM plans to offer their new line of modular Ultium Drive motor and battery packs...
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    E10, 95 or 98 for pure dollar for distance travelled LS3

    which is why i also said “there is no cost benefit to running a LS3, it’s an emotive benefit :p Each to their own ;) “
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    E10, 95 or 98 for pure dollar for distance travelled LS3

    Yes, that’s the one :cool: oddly ive not seen the ford version of the commercial :rolleyes: I‘m not convinced of the cost benefit of 98 tier 1 fuel verses old 91RON and a good fuel system cleaner just before every oil change. 7500km @ 15lts/100 kms = 1125lts, @ $0.20 - $0.30/ltr price premium...
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    Are VF's going to be collectables?

    GM have an EV creat engine just for you :p https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/10/chevrolet-performance-launches-electric-connect-and-cruise-package/ https://www.musclecarsandtrucks.com/lingenfelter-performance-chevrolet-electric-connect-and-cruise-ecrate/
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    E10, 95 or 98 for pure dollar for distance travelled LS3

    Presumably your resonding to this sattement If so, i'd assume J-D 2.0 means 98 cleans out carbon and other combustion gas buildups causing a drag on your car... being thhat it's suppose to be a tier 1 fuel (using US terminology) (was trying to find the much older commercial where a BMW was...
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    Driver side glass replacement

    Maybe his insurance excess is more than the cost of him repairing it himself? Owner organised and payed repairs are not an issue for insurance as it's not mandatory to lodge a claim. But it may be required (according to your policy) to notify the insurance of any incident which highlights...
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