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  1. V

    Idle knock. Thermo fan relay issue

    Need some expert advice got a 2000 vt V6 series 2 with an engine knock have done some work leads, plugs, coils, compression test, spark test, stuck a multimeter on it, throttle body cleaned, changed oil pressure sensor, radiator plus hoses, new oil (Penrite 10w40) oil air and fuel filter...
  2. B

    [NSW] Rough idle

    Hey everyone, I’ve just recently done a manual swap in my 2002 VY v6 commodore. Started her up and had a rough idle, so I looked for the vacuum lines and found then one running from the throttle body to the back of the heads was off so I put it back on. It made it a little bit better, but I...
  3. Sikkinixx

    Vacuum elbow replacement

    Ok, so my wagon started idling rough and had lost most of its power. After some investigation, I found the vacuum elbow off the intake manifold was cracked. I tried taping it, but it was too far gone. I sourced a replacement part and put it on when it arrived in the mail. Took it for a...
  4. G

    LLT Sv6 Pre Cat o2 sensor Removal

    Hey guys, First post here hope this hasn’t been covered before (if so I apologise) Anyways I’ve been having issues with idle so decided I might see if new pre cat o2 sensors might do anything However they are impossible to open I’ve bought those o2 sensor socket tools but it’s not enough...
  5. 5

    Violent shake and stall

    Hey guys I've got a ve commodore 3.6l alloytec it has just suddenly started violently shakeing and stalling plus misses when revving (sounds like a lawn Mower) but on the rare occasion it will idle and drive fine. Since then I've tested the injectors, replaced the coils, checked for vaccume...
  6. 01SS

    3.8 ecotec rough idle problem found

    This post may help someone who is having issues with 3.8 v6 ecotec. I've been having some trouble finding the source of a rough idle in my 03 vy ecotec v6 for some time and have found the issue. It started as just a little burble at idle every now and then and kept getting worse. After changing...
  7. N

    Dreading LS1 Misfire!

    Hello. My VX SS has a terrible misfire with a rough idle that is throwing no codes. Here are a few things I've noticed. 1: car starts right up, so I don't think that the fuel pump is bad 2: when it's idling rough and I try to press on the pedal, sometimes a loud popping noise comes out of...
  8. B

    rough idle, miss under 2k rpm

    hi everyone, i have a really frustrating problem and i hope someone can help me out before i ust rip this engine out and put a new one in. i have an 04 vy s2 and it idles like crap. Its idling at 900rpm so thats not too bad but it is a bit shaky, then when you give the pedal a jab it misfires...
  9. M

    L98 Start up issues

    Hi there. I have a L98 powered Nissan Patrol (please no death threats haha) that I am having start up issues with, and haven't had any luck searching for similar threads. When starting, it will cough and splutter and stall, or run on a couple of cylinders. If you rev the piss out of it for a...
  10. D

    Sv6 vf rough idle/shaking

    I have a 2013 vf sv6 ute; it’s done around 100,000kms when it starts cold it has an occasional violent shake and when pulling up at lights ect idiling the revs drop and you can hear the car rev itself back up or it sits there struggling. It does not trigger an engine code, the coil packs have...
  11. C

    Vy rough idle

    Hey guys, I’ve recently bought a vy v6 ecojet and have put a supposedly stroked out engine in it, put a new alternator on, new leads, hoses, full service on engine ect ect. It was running a dream apart from an engine code that comes up, my mechanic friend hooked it upto a (correct me if I’m...
  12. R

    VZ V6 Erratic Engine Running

    I all Alloytech Guru's. I am having issues with my 05 VZ Commodore V6. Erratic engine running. It is a base model with the Alloytech V6 220k's Automatic For some time, it has had a problem with a misfire under load (aircon on etc). I have changed the plugs and that did seem to help for a few...
  13. Bardy-II

    06 VZ Engine Shaking during Idle & Drive

    So my car is finally registered, and after that I thought I might get a bit of fun out of it, but to no prevail. I was driving my car this morning fine. I go to start it in the afternoon and the engine is shaking and running so so so rough at idle, the engine light is flickering on and off. To...
  14. J

    problems after big exhaust leak

    okay sorry if i do anything wrong i'm 5 mins into the site, ile start with the car info 2006 holden commodore ve ssv l98 recently serviced oil, filter spark plugs twin tip irridium so my problem is i had an exhaust leak in bank 2 which caused the car to run lean in my understanding, the leak...
  15. BoB_The_Ninja

    Vz Crewman idle surge/safetymode

    Hey guys, I'm new here. What happened: I've been swearing my head off at my car for a couple months now. Originally the car had blown the ODD injector fuse (replaced fuse, and rebuilt injectors, replaced the injector harness). In my excitement of "woo-hoo I can drive the car again" I have...
  16. KustomKulture62

    Was idling rough, why is it so.

    Sitting at the lights and everything good and all of a sudden the engine starts idling rough and that bad I'm thinking crikey's it might stall. Lights turned green and I slowly ease off and all returns to normal. 6 hours latter I get back in and again running smooth as, why it started idling...
  17. 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...
  18. ScottyVE

    Running rough and loud

    Was wondering if anyone has any ideas, 2009 VE SV6 is running loud and rough. Took it to a mechanic who said it was the fuel solenoid valve (not so sure it is), was making a ticking sound and when taking foot off the accelerator it makes a loud fan/ winding down sound and is burning about 16-18L...
  19. ScottyVE

    Running rough and loud

    Was wondering if anyone has any ideas, 2009 VE SV6 is running loud and rough. Took it to a mechanic who said it was the fuel solenoid valve (not so sure it is), was making a ticking sound and when taking foot off the accelerator it makes a loud fan/ winding down sound and is burning about 16-18L...
  20. J

    Rough idle 08 v6 ve

    just wondering if it's normal that my 2008 v6 ve has a rough idle? What could I do to help? No engine codes coming up, run 95 or 98 in it, have tried injector cleaner didn't help, car only has 129000ks. Any ideas on what could help or is just normal?
  21. J

    Rough idle 08 ve v6

    just wondering if it's normal that my 2008 v6 ve has a rough idle? What could I do to help? No engine codes coming up, run 95 or 98 in it, have tried injector cleaner didn't help car only has 129000ks. Any ideas on what could help or is just normal?
  22. Jdm085

    Vx commodre engine shaking at idle and knocking

    Hay all this is my first post I just brought a 2002 vx acclaim wagon for $350 These are the problems i have Engine knocks and shakes at idle. Engine smooths out at 20-30kph still knocking. Engine knock gets less auditable at 60-70kph. Engine basicly has no knock but slight shake at...
  23. Ralphski

    VYII 3.8 Idle issue.

    Hi all, I've googled the world for this with no joy.... Hope someone here's experienced this & is in 'the know'... 2004 VYII 300k's (I've had it since 140k's) standard motor (ex Pol car, factory LPG), auto, only change I've made is from vaporized LPG to injected LPG. Coils are less than...
  24. S

    Vs ute ecotec losing its idle when cold

    Hello. My vs ute has been causing me a bit of pain lately. Okay, so when i start it up in the morning it sits just above stall (maybe 4 300-500rpm). By the time i back out of my shed it holds its idle but sounds like its pulsating, I have cleaned the throttle body, replaced crank angle sensor...
  25. boltnich08

    vu rough idle after head and inlet gasket change. please help!!

    Ohk so ive spent the last week reading every thread about rough idle. ill fill in the blanks with my situation. driving along the hwy and my temp gauge was not reading correctly , radiator cracked , dropped all the coolant, car lost power I free wheeled to edge of the road. let the car cool...
  26. W

    Diagnose my rough cold start.

    G'day Guys, Here's the situation... The Car: VE Omega V6 2007 Auto Sedan. Has aftermarket Prins Vapour Injection LPG system. ~326,000km total KM (250,000km on LPG). The Problem - in Brief: Rough idle and diagnosed misfire in no specific cylinder [it changes depending on its mood] ONLY...
  27. S

    Rough Idle/ Spark plug change help.

    Hey guys, (prewarning I'm not the most engine/car smart around and don't know exactly how everything is ment to work so some of what im saying might be silly. just let me know! :) ) I'm in need of some advice and help. I have a Holden VE Commodore V 2006 3.6l and about 6 months ago i could...
  28. T

    VX with rough idle.... possible causes?

    Hi Guys, I recently bought a VX and yesterday it started idling roughly (about 700rpm) and on a number of occasions stalled on approaching a stop. Doesn't seem to have the power it had before. What are the possible causes for this? Being a single mum I'm not in a position to take to the...
  29. P

    VT Berlina with rough idle and dies upon acceleration

    Last night I was driving to a friend's place and my car died. It's a V6 VT Berlina with just over 300k on the clock. I could restart it, but the idle was really rough, and when I tried accelerating it just died again. We let it cool down for a bit and retried. It still had a rough idle, but let...
  30. V

    Vy v6 Rough idle

    Hi I have a 2004 vy spac ecotec 3.8 i have come across a rough idle while in drive parked at lights or stopped in traffic it is slightly there in neutral/park if i bring the revs up to about 1000rpm it dissapears. it has progressivly got worse when plugged in to a computer by a mechanic he...
  31. D

    Vt interior and exterior help...

    hey all, I have a 2000 VT and just needed a bit of help with a few questions on being answered and couldn't find what I was looking for, so here it goes... 1. How do you take off the gearstick surround so I can put a wood grain bit around it? I can take off my bit with the electric windows...
  32. V

    Vx com rough idle / jumpy / jerky after service, wtf????? 8-/

    HI ALL my car; vx berlina 2000 series 1 v6 3.8 automatic problem: Serviced on tuesday 30th oct 2012, reassessed by mechanic this thursday, no solution.... service included: sparks (brand?) leads (top gun) fuel filters (brand?) oil filter (ryco) new oil (valvoline)...
  33. S

    My Sv6 is has started running very rough!

    Hey guys new to the commodore forums, but always refer to them when im in need. Recently a bought myself a 05 vz Sv6 with 110,00 on the clock. As i P plater i was very keen to make some mods as to suit my self satisfaction. I got my Stereo installed first which consists of 8 speakers, Xplod...
  34. S

    Vy purge hose help please!!!!

    Hey guys, got a Vy wagon on dual fuel the other day Was running rough since I got her. Have changed plugs Leads, cleaned MAF, changed TPS and IAC Along with cleaning throttle body in the process To find the bottom hose (I believe thus is the purge Hose) to be around 30cm connected to...
  35. J

    Please Help! Unsolved Misfires in Cyl 2, 4 and 6

    Hi all, Not long ago I posted a thread regarding random misfires in cylnders 2,4 and 6 in a 2006 VE SV6. Since then the car has been in and out of my mechanics but nothing has been found, and theres reasons for that. The random misfires come and go. It seems as tho every time I take it...
  36. E

    Rough idle, smoke, tryed lots of things.. need help!

    hey guys i have supercharged vt commodore and it has a rough idle, blowing some smoke and stalls if you tap the accelerator when its cold. Now this is what i have done. Replaced crank angle sensor, cam sensor, O2 sensors, spark plug leads, spark plugs, cleaned MAF sensor, cleaned air idle...
  37. aussie1612

    VL running lumpy

    VL engine hezitation Hey guys. I recently bought myself a VL SL commodore n/a RB30 with the 5 speed. She was just sitting in some old ladies garage with 98,000km on the clock. Now, there are a few little niggles that its got. - There is a buzzing noise coming from the fuel pump...
  38. S

    VY SS Shuddering when idling???

    Purchased VY SS Oct 2008, immediately put on a cold air induction kit. approx 5 months ago it started displaying *CHECK ENGINE LIGHT*, then the troubles with mechanics began, after constant diagnostics, each saying a different code, most common was the Air flow sensor, we were advised to remove...
  39. 1

    VS 97 strange problem - heres a challenge for the smart ones on here!!

    ok i have a vs series 2 v6. was duel fuel (factory) but its all disconnected now. has a new motor that has 140,00k that came outta same model car. since day 1 of putting it in it has the following symptoms: Idles rough as hell sort of hunts for revs u can hear it trying to idle right but it...
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