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AFM Delete and Cam Upgrade - Need Help

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Xeath Pk, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Xeath Pk

    Xeath Pk New Member

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    Lifters in my 2012 Calais V Series 2 (L77) are buggered at 120k on the clock and I need some real help from you good people here because I'm in the dark without a flashlight as it stands now.

    The lifters have to go anyways so it's now or never. What is a reasonable cost for parts+labour for a mild cam upgrade and AFM (DoD) delete?

    I'm in Cranbourne so bonus points if you can recommend anywhere specific in the South-Eastern suburbs that can do this and won't take me to the cleaners (but I'm ready and willing to travel further if necessary.)
     
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    Damn mate, you just missed out on this.
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    That will give you a ballpark of what to expect $$$ wise though.
    So in the $5100 range for the L77 without the special.
     
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    Oh, of course my lifter crapped out right after the special ends FML.

    Thanks for your input. I'll keep it in mind.
     
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    The Cheap and easiest option,
    Rip the Heads off, and replace the Lifters,
    Why do you want to delete the AFM DoD, it wont help your re-sale value.
    Because everybody knows most L77 have AFM, and when you say you delete it, people will always wonder why !
     
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    If anything it will be a selling point. Not that I'm planning on selling up anytime in the foreseeable future.
     
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    Sorry I don't agree with that, its not a supercar.
    New Cam and Lifters, not a high selling point
    It will mean its been modified for some reason.
    I would see its been modified to get more power out of it, and that mean to thrash the arse end out it.
    Some buyers are not that gullible.
     
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    Alright this is steering off topic and I'm probably partly to blame as I should have been more direct with my previous post...

    I thought it was clear that I was being facetious. Whether it adds/subtracts value to my car is irrelevant and I don't care. It's not for sale but if it was and someone asked why I disabled AFM I'd simply tell them the truth.

    "I didn't like it personally and I had to replace the lifters anyways so this is the decision I made for myself". Big deal, they can take it or leave it. It will make me happy and that's what matters.

    Also doesn't mean that my driving habits are going to drastically change overnight and I'm going to start thrashing the ass out of it during my daily commute.

    Lastly, and again, most importantly... I'm probably not going to sell the car for a long, LONG time (if ever) so after all of that it's a moot point regardless.
     
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    It’s your car mate, do whatever you want to it.
     
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    This.
     
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    That's one point of view, another would be that this engine is known for premature lifter failure, buying this model with an engine that has had the cam/lifters replaced means the new owner has peace of mind knowing the common failure has already been fixed. At the end of the day, if you buy a car when your primary concern is the resale value at some later date than probably buying the car was the wrong decision in the first place.
     
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    Yep, this bit is exactly what I have been thinking.
    I have never considered the resale value of any car I have owned, couldn’t be further down the list of cares, never had a problem moving them on either.
    Different strokes for different folks I guess.
     
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    Yes, it is his car and do what he wants,
    but I am firm believer to keep a car stock/OEM,
    because when you re-sell it, the potential buy is also confident its still all original and not modified.
    I provide them a list of service history, and parts replaced, and when,
    And they are usually very happy with their purchase,
    Well that's my experiences with the cars I have sold on to new owners.
     
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    Off topic but did they fix this in the vf L77?
     
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    Not sure but my boy was just asking about lifter issues in the Corvettes so I'm thinking this problem persisted.
     
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    Just had this done with my ssv. BEST THING IVE EVER DONE. Made a lam v8 into a real v8.... Who gives a **** about afm....
    Also a good set of extractors and exhaust.
    Got dod.
    Cam. (Suitable for auto)
    Full pacemaker system
    New oil pump
    MaffLESS tune...
    Etc etc....
    And i don't really care about afm not worth it at all.. Prefer to have grunt under my foot.
    Love awaking the steet up to....
    Now why i did this donk had a bent rod and scored cam lob .
     
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