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88 vn 5 speed

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by onlinejames, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. onlinejames

    onlinejames Member

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    i just got my dads vn 5 speed,
    couple questions, its reasonable straight with good paint and interior
    whats it worth if i sell it, its all standard with 280 k third set of brake pads since new
    and can you put the vn on gas ???
    thanks
     
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    Chirpstr A new project attack

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    Your Dad just gave you a nice Commy now you want to sell it? I would be one depressed Dad.
     
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    Yes keep it and put it on gas it will cost bugger all nothing to run being a manual :)
     
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    immortality Moderator Staff Member

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    keep it, manuals are the most fun:p
     
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    Portunio The Gaffa Tape Wizard

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    If the car has Rego and a RWC, good paint and is in good overall condition, but stock I think you could get anywhere up to $3000. Its hard to say though without seeing the car and not knowing where you're from.

    I just had my VP converted to gas a few months ago and it runs very well on LPG. The guys who installed it fitted the filler behind the fuel door and integrated my dash so when I switch to lpg, my fuel gauge reads for lpg. It also only costs me about $30 a week to run now, which is much easier on m pocket.
     
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    thanks for the replies, ive heard that the v6 didnt convert well to gas or it wrecks the motors, you dont see many vn on gas at all
    whats a fuel sender unit worth in the tank, found out this one isnt working
     
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    lil_mickey LOUD AND PROUD

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    I see them everywhere... They run ok on lpg... loose a little power but heaps better on your pocket...

    Try hitting the top of the dash... worked for me...LOL;)
     
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    I would think about 3000 depending on conition. I hace one not on gas not that expensive to run aslong as you dont thrash it to hard
     
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    just wondering if its a good its a good idea to put gas on a motor thats done 280 000, and what rims will fit it, are all vn to vt the same and up to vl are different??
    thanks
     
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    anyone tell me what wheels will fit the vn, and what it would cost to get converted to gas thanks
     
  11. VrWagz1

    VrWagz1 The Wagon on Wheels..

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    Vn - Vz fit, Ve also fit i think but i think the offset is different and need some bits to make them fit. Gas maybe up to $4500. You'll have a proper system them and not a dodgy backfiring mixer setup.
     
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    the first 2 speeds of the fan arent working any ideas whats causing this, also about the gas i ve been told that the vn burn valves, is there gas heads for vn's thanks
     
  13. levymetal

    levymetal TURN MY HEADPHONES UP

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    there probably are but you don't need them :). people say a lot of bad things about gas that really aren't true. i had a vn v6 that was on gas it's whole life, so 330,000 GAS kms when i sold it, ran like a dream. it'll cost you about $300 to get gas installed after the rebate, and then you want new plugs and leads as well. make sure you ask around, you want a gas carby NOT a gas ring. this is from experience. you do not need gas injection for your application, the carby will be fine.

    i think you'll find the fan problem is the fan speed resistor. search that up see what you find.
     
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    thanks levymetal
     

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