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  1. panhead

    VF 2 bonnet vent placement

    It's a given if you don't know what you're looking at in the first place you'll most likely be fooled. If you do know or you are the owner of a vehicle that has the genuine article you'd see from a distance in the case of this photo that they are fake. They sit on top of the bonnet instead of...
  2. panhead

    Opinion needed - SSV instrument cluster

    Get it done, it's only $450 and you wouldn't have thought about it if you didn't want it. .
  3. panhead

    Vf sv6 tyres

    How accurate is your speedo? https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/how-accurate-is-your-speedo-20140716-ztmh4 .
  4. panhead

    Vf sv6 tyres

    It's better to be reading a little lower than you think rather high, that way the manufacturer's don't have to worry about complaints if there customers keep getting hit for speeding. If you're not happy with it, have it corrected the next time you get a tune. .
  5. panhead

    VF 2 bonnet vent placement

    Stick on fake anything never looks good in my opinion. .
  6. panhead

    VF 2 bonnet vent placement

    Just adjust the bonnet so as the rear sits high to allow the heat out like we did in the olden days. .
  7. panhead

    VF 2 bonnet vent placement

    The vents are recessed https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vf-series-1-bonnet-scoops.278921/#post-3049645 .
  8. panhead

    Door trim inserts

    Time for photos. .
  9. panhead

    LSA LTFT reading high at low rpm. What should I do

    Is that screenshot Sudoku? .
  10. panhead

    Polishing plastic chrome

    Dry paper towel will produce swirl marks as will rubbing hard with a microfibre towel. If it's water marks use a detailing spray and wipe with a microfibre towel. If it's etching use a fine liquid polish and apply with a microfibre towel or applicator and buff with a microfibre towel. If it's...
  11. panhead

    Vf2 Ls3 Limp Mode?

    If you'd snapped a tailshaft you would've known about it, it wouldn't have felt like limp mode. .
  12. panhead

    Coilovers & wheels help

    What is the diameter and width of the rims. .
  13. panhead

    Recommendations for Hydraulic Lifter replacement

    Morel lifters were used in my last cam swap and for memory the guides were replaced as well. .
  14. panhead

    Having a battle with Holden due lifters

    It's does highlight the important to keep the paper trail history of your cars plus it can in future years add to the purchase desirability of the vehicle. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this but I keep a folder for each of my cars and along with the rego and insurance papers from...
  15. panhead

    NEW CAR WARRANTY

    A professional detailer would take a minimum of one day to do paint correction depending on the condition of the surface then add a couple of layers of sealer and in most cases it's a two day job at best. Then add another day for the interior and longer if you wished to have the rims sealed as...
  16. panhead

    Drama vol. 3 -Parking brake warning light - limp mode - TCM error

    Ron you've had some rotten luck with that car. You should leave the keys and rego papers on the passenger's seat and abandon it in a street far from you. Just walk away and never turn back. I can PM you my address if you need help to remove your personal belongings from it and I'll give you a...
  17. panhead

    Recommendations for Hydraulic Lifter replacement

    I think the failures were due to a bad batch. .
  18. panhead

    Having a battle with Holden due lifters

    Plenty of people miss a service for a multitude of reasons while still taking pride and care in their vehicle. If the law sees that as misuse and the vehicle has a failure because of one miss then it's a very poor quality product to start with that relies so heavily on such a strict maintenance...
  19. panhead

    Help with tyres and rims

    You've offered two choices for rim diameter, 18 or 19 inch but you've not said what the width is. The tyre choice will be narrowed down by what can be safely fitted to the width of the rim. .
  20. panhead

    Engine Bay Cleaning - LS3 VF

    The first consideration before arriving at a cleaning solution it to determine how dirty it is and what is the nature of the contaminants. If it's just dust and/or with a greasy film than a wipe over with a damage cloth (though I tend to use 303 Aerospace Protectant on the cloth) and a bit of...
  21. panhead

    Having a battle with Holden due lifters

    Ron Burgundy's a legend, he's done it all. .
  22. panhead

    DEX-COOL or not for L77

    It depends on the properties of your local water supply. Out in north west NSW where I grew up the town water comes from the Great Artesian Basin. It comes steaming hot from the bores (the temperature ranges from 30 degrees Celsius to 100 degrees Celsius) and there is no such thing as a cold...
  23. panhead

    Oil serperator/ Catch can

    3rspecB, did you make that catch can yourself or can you just go out and buy them looking like an old milk bottle? .
  24. panhead

    When do you change your gears in LS3?

    I make it a habit to change when I feel like the car just fell into a hole, that way I know I haven't wasted any torque. .
  25. panhead

    Dyno tunes LS3

    I've had a few of both and you are not going to really notice the difference on the street. In fact a good set of tyres over an average set will have a bigger impact on your acceleration. .
  26. panhead

    Dyno tunes LS3

    It's a pity you don't have a baseline run to compare it with but if you are happy with the car then that's all that matters. .
  27. panhead

    Dyno tunes LS3

    Sam gives you a dyno sheet when you pay and he can print you another copy, I've never heard of him not doing a base run. Many people have already formed their own opinions of him and his work so you won't discredit him because of a high reading as it doesn't make or break a tuner, it's the...
  28. panhead

    Dyno tunes LS3

    I know Sam's well, he's built engines for me, cammed and modded and tuned a few of my cars. He's no nonsense type of guy who has a tendency to be on the conservative side with his tunes to protect your investment. He always gives you a dyno sheet and explains the curve so post up a copy, I...
  29. panhead

    Dyno tunes LS3

    With such basic mods a good tune should really strengthen up the bottom end as much as the top. A nice curve will start climbing quickly until it runs out of power. .
  30. panhead

    Dyno tunes LS3

    I don't know who'd bother to try and match you as that rear wheel figure is meaningless without known what the base run was. .
  31. panhead

    New Exhaust Droning Bad

    As Imoengnr said. I've never owned a Ute where I could hear any drone from the cabin regardless of the type of exhaust fitted but I've not ridden in the back of one at speed in 40years to know if they do in the tray. My HX Ute sounded nuts riding in the back around town but I'm sure your ears...
  32. panhead

    Future value of our LS3 Powered VF Series 11

    Without the insurance companies and the moral crusaders that mould political thinking on board, the manufacturers can't do jack without Government approval. A.I. is a very important part of self driving vehicles and that's the reason legislation will be stalled until the manufacturer's can...
  33. panhead

    New Exhaust Droning Bad

    I know the full Hurricane system I had on my VE SSV Ute didn't have mufflers in the front section. .
  34. panhead

    Future value of our LS3 Powered VF Series 11

    I was watching a doco on SBS a couple of weeks ago and it said the reality of self driven vehicles is still 20 or more years away. The list of reason is long but so far the AI that is required for the cars to make moral decisions does not exist and that is the sticking point for all...
  35. panhead

    Future value of our LS3 Powered VF Series 11

    If you did an engine swap it would still only be a clone and worth half of the real thing and the ease of doing swaps like in cars from the 50's, 60's 70's and 80's is over with everything talking to everything else, you'd almost need to source the whole car and not just the LS3. .
  36. panhead

    VF Series 2 V8 Fuel Consumption

    I expect a tune to improve the efficiency of the engine and as a by product improve fuel usage but saving fuel itself isn't on my agenda. I mainly drive to the shops and back and I'm more concerned with fuel going off. I drove my Ute yesterday for the first time in about 8 weeks, it's been...
  37. panhead

    VF Series 2 V8 Fuel Consumption

    I've never learnt how to check fuel consumption in any of my cars as it has no interest for me, I just drive them and fill up when necessary. .
  38. panhead

    New Exhaust Droning Bad

    Don't be shy, ask them is there any other part of the exhaust system that may be contributing to the drone? That's a very basic question even a novice can ask. If they say no then take the vehicle to someone else. A few of questions: Are you paying for these changes to fault find the problem...
  39. panhead

    New Exhaust Droning Bad

    It's why I always have any specific requirements noted on the quote and/or order. If it's not advertised as no drone I'd have 'supply and fit exhaust without drone' on the order. A good shop will look after you, a bad one will tell you to bugger off. .
  40. panhead

    New Exhaust Droning Bad

    It would be interesting to see which way a court would go if you were complaining about drone after fitting an aftermarket exhaust to your vehicle for street use that no longer met emission requirements. .
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