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  1. J

    Harrop TrueTrac LSD Rebuilds Adelaide

    Hi. mom looking at getting a 3.75 or 3.9 Harrop TrueTrac LSD conversion/rebuild on my 2014 Series 1 VF SS Commodore Sedan (auto), but I’m having a lot of trouble finding reputable places to facilitate this in Adelaide for any reasonable price. I know I can buy them off eBay, but all the...
  2. zeropalooba

    Rebuilding power steering rack VS Acclaim

    Hi all, I have the rack from my VS acclaim almost completely disassembled. I did this because it's been leaking and also has an internal leak. I don't know how to remove the rack from the housing in order to change the seal between the left and right sides. Has anyone done it? I've removed the...
  3. Adrian's Vr

    LPG issues

    Hi all me again, so i rebuilt my motor and all underneath and interior for my Ls and now it runs fine and all but i put a manual ecu in and copied all the lpg wires, but when i switch over to it the gas primes then starts for a second but switches of again, before my build it started when cold...
  4. DeathSammich

    L67 Timing Chain

    Will be changing the heads on my L67 very soon and was just wondering if it's worth changing the timing chain at the same time? The car has done about 260000kms. How long do these chains last? Will replacing it pick up some lost power? And is there a guide on here to do it? Cheers.
  5. DeathSammich

    Engine Build

    Hey, just wondering if doing a rebuild when is a cylinder bore necessary? And if a bore has to be done say 20 or 30 thou over, If using OEM oversized pistons is a tune required? Or is the oversizing negligible? The engine has 256xxxks in it and am not sure whether to hone it myself and re ring...
  6. DeathSammich

    Lost Cylinder Compression

    Have a recent rebuilt l67 and lost compression in 2 cylinders. Both around 60psi. I have new heads to put on it but was just wondering, if 2 cylinders are down on compression would that cause a major increase in fuel consumption? Like 16-18l per 100 average? Thanks
  7. Commo_Carl


    So I figured I would post these here for you guys. There is not much info on this kind of thing from what I've seen. Most people's tailshafts would be getting well and truly up there in the age and mileage. Chances are that your shaft also needs a good refresher! Watch the videos below to see...
  8. DeathSammich

    Car Struggling to Start

    Ive just finished an l67 rebuild, Put new injectors in, new coils, tried multiple DFIs, new plugs and have tested my spark leads and, injector pulse, coil resistance and all. It goes pretty well when it goes but seems like it has a slight misfire. But when you turn it off and try to start it...
  9. DeathSammich

    L67 Wiring Harness Issue

    L67 has been put together but won't crnak at all. I ran a wire on the starter motor and it tries to crank so it isn't faulty. I used a statement harness I believe and the engine is a VX l67 and it's in a VT series 1. I'm using the VT ecu and BCM with the Ecotec Memcal that was in it just to make...
  10. DeathSammich

    L67 NEED HELP!

    okay I'm putting the belt back on the l67 and it's rubbing. If I put a 3" pulley on the end under the coil the belt won't fit. Idk what's wrong with it at all. I've never had this engine eunnimg before either I bought it and rebuilt it a couple months back so I assume the guy before be messed...
  11. D

    VP SS surging/hunting idle after rebuild new 260 Cam

    Hi All I have a VP SS which has been recently rebuilt using a spare VS Stato V8 which was rebuilt with Flattop pistons we added a 4001 Crow Cam which is advertised as [email protected] or real [email protected] LCA 112 This has been a bit of a project and not many parts were in working condition so I would say...
  12. DeathSammich

    L67 Rebuild

    I'm rebuilding an L67 and need to know what to torque everything too. Is there a L67 Rebuild guide anywhere? Also I have mace hbeam forged rods on JE pistons and it says the rods need to be torqued to 75nm, does this sound right? Thanks
  13. L

    W457 blew #5 piston

    Hi, I recently melted the L77 in my VF SSV, it has a walkinshaw 457 kit on it and #5 went lean, melted the piston, snapped a bit of the ring off and that was bouncing around in the chamber so the head is stuffed now too. I think I have about 3 options here: - best and most boring case I get...
  14. DeathSammich

    Engine Balancing

    Okay, I have an l67 and am putting in JE forged pistons 20 thou over and mace H Beam forged conrods which are +/- 1 gram I believe. Do I need to get it balanced? Thanks.
  15. DeathSammich

    L67 Setup

    Okay so this is going to be my setup L67 rebuilt with forged H Beam rods by mace, JE forged pistons, 10 PSI pulley, mace cold air intake, stage 2 shift kit, pacemaker extractors that go into 2 red back cats back into one 2 1/2 exhaust. All this in a VT Berlina. What kind of power and torque...
  16. DeathSammich

    L67 Rebuild

    Doing an l67 rebuild and one of the rods is stuffed. The person I got it off said they are forged but I'm not sure. I couldn't find the ones he said he had so I brought a factory replacement and was wondering if it would sit fine along side the others. Thanks
  17. Commo_Carl


    So, I've already rebuilt the power steering pump for the crazy custom turbo ute (click here to see the rebuild how-to) Now I've finished the setup off, with new lines, a filter and a cooler Check out the video here, hopefully helps some of you out and/or gives you some ideas ;)
  18. Alcyone

    Engine Rebuild Help Pls

    VY V6 Ecotec 360,000 km's engine is out and on the engine stand. Heads are in the shop. Was blowing coolant out spark plug 6 hole when compression test done. That's how all this came to be. Left head was getting approx 140psi on all cylinders (1, 3, 5). Cylinder 2 was about 140 too. Took right...
  19. V

    Where to get a alloytec rebuild around Adelaide

    I have a alloytec engine that needs the timing chains replaced and I want to rebuild the engine aswell just wondering if anyone knows of anyone that has rebuilt a decent amount of alloytecs that could help me out I can supply all the parts just need someone to rebuild it for me around Adelaide...
  20. btgoodgame343

    VT Commodore Engine Rebuild

    So I basically got a new battery this morning, fixing that problem, and actually got the engine to run on 3 cylinders. I then found out that almost all the oil was on the floor. I'm not really bothered with finding out exactly what it is that's wrong and I'm going to do a complete engine...
  21. L

    VYII SS rebuild, I need a mechanic to do it Gold Coast

    G'day, I hope I've posted this is in the right area. I'm looking at buying a VYII SS with lots of Ks on it and I want someone to rebuild the engine, brakes, suspension, steering. I'll also need you to view the car and give your opinion and transport it to your workshop to do the work. Why...
  22. J

    worth replacing 3.8 and auto?

    G'day guys so dads VX series 2 equipe wagon has just hit 420,000km, its pretty much stock, just the usual tradie extras (roof racks, cargo barrier, boot and back seats loaded with tools) mechanic has told us that cylinders 5 and 6 are really low on compression compared to the other 4, he's...
  23. T

    Rebuild Ecotec - Vs Commodore

    Hey guys, first post, probably been asked before but ah well! I've got a vs commodore running the ecotec, T5 box, hd clutch, tight lsd with 3.91's, pacemakers and and redback exhaust just a couple minor things, but pretty much is to just thrash the engine till it dies and get it rebuilt, car...
  24. N

    Engine replacement/rebuild. Need help.

    My 3.8 ecotec spun a bearing the other day on start up. And i am unsure if i want to rebuild this current engine or just buy a 2nd hand one. Or even to buy another type of engine all together. Im wondering what the cheapest option is, as i do want much more power out of my engine. And if i...
  25. G

    Nathan's Impulse Blue VZ SSZ Ute

    I've been meaning to start a thread for my VZ SSZ ute which i got about 6 months ago for a while now, i've done a few things since owning it, so here it is … Model: VZ SSZ ute Colour: Impulse Blue Engine: LS1 (5.7L) Gearbox: T56 (6 Speed Manual) Exhaust: 1 7/8"...
  26. B

    t700 rebuild kits?

    Hey all, I have a mate that works in a trans place and we are going to rebuild my trans at home, just curious if anyone has any experience in what kits are good and if I can get a "complete" package or do I have to buy extras on top etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's a 4l60e as...
  27. E

    Holden VS SS Rebuild

    Hey Guys i have a VS ss with a 304 v8. it has a STA type supercharger ( its a Brennan Racing Nz one, looks like a sta or vortech), it got a T56 and different dif gears not sure what but its not standard. had to get cali don't cause speedo was way out. I recently got some oil leaks fixed cause...
  28. moocow

    Questions on cammed rebuild

    Hi again, So I've recently done some work on my engine and just have some questions. I added a stage 2 comp cam, stiffer valve springs and a double row timing chain. I had my heads ported and the valves reseated. I realise that changing the cam is gonna move the power higher up in the rev...
  29. moocow

    Freshly rebuilt cammed engine runs hot

    Hey guys, I just did a top end rebuild and installed a lumpy cam and my heads were worked on while I had them out. While the engine runs pretty much perfectly, it gets excessively hot and I can't think why. I flushed the coolant and oil systems. I put anti freeze and anti boil coolant in...
  30. A

    3.8L Holden VY Rebuild. help please!

    Afternoon everyone, Recently decided to rebuild and add some modifications to my 03 VY. There's a whole list of things that I am planning for it, and i decided to get some opinions for everybody who is interested on the forums. Please feel free to add something in, or let me know how you...
  31. T

    [Ecotec] engine block machining Question

    a buddy of mine recently did a rebuild of his Ecotec for his VS Most of the parts are new including the Pistons however he didn't get the engine block machined i was wondering what kind of effect this would have on the engine the engine originally has done 308,000 Kms his cars running...
  32. T

    5 litre rebuild or buy second hand?

    Hi all, A 5 litre 5 speed wagon has come up for sale near me and I'm considering buying it. According to my cousin, who lives next to the seller, it's at 300+ thousand km and probably in need of work. My question is: would it be easier/better/cheaper to rebuild the motor or buy a second...
  33. iaydemir

    [VIC] ECOTEC & L67 rebuild parts and more! Pistons/Rods/Microtech/Injectors/Gaskets etc

    Stripping VY due to hail damage, LSD diff, Stage 2 auto, Supercharger & more!! Was going for a full blown Ecotec rebuild however priorities have changed. There are more parts to come as I remember them! Have now added 20" VE GTS wheels, subs+amp, plenum spacer. See page 2 for pics etc. Also...
  34. Manual Calais

    Rebuilding/stroking a vn motor

    Rebuilding/stroking a vn v6 motor Hey guys, I am planning on rebuilding a vn v6 motor and probably stroking it, I am just wondering if it would b better to do this to a s1 or s2 motor? Thanks
  35. D

    Help Needed - Rebuild red 202

    Hi all, I'm looking for someone who is able to rebuild a red 202. The car is in Logan area, Brisbane. Can work on it in the carport here, or I can drive it to you locally (it won't get very far in it's current state :P). A decent amount of cash is on offer to someone who can get this old...
  36. iaydemir

    [VIC] WTB: Ecotect 3.8Ltr suitable for rebuild

    DESCRIPTION: Wanted to buy ITEM: 3.8 Ecotec suitable for rebuild. LOCATION: Northern suburbs, Victoria CONDITION: Used DELIVERY/PICK UP INFORMATION: Pick-up PAYMENT OPTIONS: Cash CONTACT DETAILS: PM OTHER INFO: After a cheap ecotec engine suitable for rebuild. Dont need...
  37. J

    [ACT] WTB: vr v6 auto engine

    ITEM: VR v6 engine LOCATION: Canberra CONDITION: New or Used PRICE: $200 or less DELIVERY/PICK UP INFORMATION: pickup PAYMENT OPTIONS: COD, Direct Deposit, Funds Transfer or Other CONTACT DETAILS: Email: [email protected], PM, OTHER INFO: required for a engine rebuild...
  38. thetriksta99

    5L running too hot after cam installed??help

    i have installed a crane stage 3 blue racer cam in my vs commy which has no other internal mods, but has pacys, full exhaust. i have had the haltec interceptor installed to allow tuning and to increase rev limiter, it has been dynoed and tuned by a professional but still runs hot just cruising...
  39. J

    What to rebuild with??

    hello all again i have a vr v6 motor and i want to rebuld it but i dont know what i want to do with it like cam and roller rockers and so on anyone got some combo's that will go nicly togethor for some nice hp figures or a strong engine with good power??
  40. J

    vs stroker rebuild please help

    THE PLAN ok guys im planning on building my vs 3.8 ecotec into a stage 4 stroker kit full forged rated for 20 psi boost (Hcons, forge dimond pistns 30 thou os, and all that). as of current situations i will not be t/c or s/c due to money but definatly building it to be bullet proof. its...