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Any common problems on VE series I or II that I should look out for?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by joshr1pp3r, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. joshr1pp3r

    joshr1pp3r New Member

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    Old VX got written off a couple days ago (Did 436xxx kms the old trooper), theres a few cheap VE 2010/2011 models but with high 250xxx kms on the clock that I'm looking at, but wondering if theres any common problems I should look out for?

    Never bought a car before, the VX was my dads.
     
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    Having had 6 VEs over the years BY needs amazing service history for those kms, lads 12/09 is at 215k and running great service every 7500km. Timing chains are worst and cost on V6. Any rattle on stArt up keep away. Otherwise pretty strong car.
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    Link doesn't work for me either.
     
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    Same, works for me.
     
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    Works for me :) must be a server problem o_O

    But you could always try googling “australian car review commodore recalls” and be dazzled by the selections available, which may or may not work ;)
     
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    Yes adding ve Commodore to the search worked for me, thanks.
     
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    If that was true, people should stop driving any overhead cam Falcon motor since 1988 because they all do this once they're no longer new.

    It's not necessarily a sign of any problem with an alloytec either.
     
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    Maybe it's a characteristic of the Falcon and not related to any underlying issue as such, i don't know.

    But from what people have said about the Holden V6's, they have a PCV breathing deficiency which gums things up when poor oil change habits are followed. In such cases, the chain tensioners gum up cause chain rattles amoungst other issues. Meanwhile a stretchy chain doesn't help the situation. So, with Holden V6's, a rattle on start up can be an indication of problems and warrants more inspection including checking service books. Since these cars are common as, walking away is simpler and much easyer in such cases.
     
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    It's more a characteristic of chain-driven OHC motors which require solid oil pressure to keep chain(s) tensioned, which most engines lack at cold start, and not a sign of a stretched chain. Age/wear exacerbates things. But the oil/PCV issues you mention don't help matters with the Alloytec.
     
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    Go for the v8 model and avoid the crappy v6 issues
     
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    I would be checking the pedal plate that has the booster, brake pedal and accelerator.
    These have a design flaw that leads to structural rusting.

    eBay have a few that show signs of rust.

    Wreckers i've spoken to say it's not unheard of.

    You need to peel back the carpet a bit and it's all hidden behind the insulation inside and outside.
    It is accessible with some diligence.

    *Of note, they did these from plastic in the VF.
     
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    Its probably still in your Cache
     

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