Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

Ben's 2004 Holden VYII Calais L67

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by ben315vz, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Hey everyone. So I have just sold my 2008 Ford BF MKII SR Falcon Sedan, and this is what I am replacing it with! I pick it up next weekend so will update the thread once the car is here and add better photos. But this is the only information I have on it right now and only photos I have. I have been to look at the car and road test it and I love it! It's going to be an awesome daily car. Let me know what you think.

    Name:

    -Ben Galea.

    Age:

    -23.

    Year:

    -2004.

    Make:

    -Holden.

    Model:

    -VYII Calais.

    Type:

    -Sedan.

    Engine:

    -3.8L L67 Supercharged V6.

    Transmission:

    -Auto Standard.

    Diff:

    -Standard.

    Engine Modifications:

    -N/A.

    Power:

    -Stock.

    Wheels & Tyres:

    -Standard.

    Suspension:

    -XYZ Racing Adjustable Coilovers. (03/10/2015).

    Brakes:

    -Standard.

    Interior:

    -Full Cream Leather Seats.
    -Leather Door Trims.

    Stereo:

    -ASL VY/VZ iPod Connectivity. (16/08/2015).

    Other mods/Features:

    -Electric Sunroof. (23/09/2015).
    -Personalised Number Plates. (30/09/2015).

    Future mods:

    -TBA

    Photos:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  2. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Sunroof Installed, XYZ Racing Coilovers, Personalised Number Plates.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  3. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Reserved...
     
  4. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Reserved....
     
  5. Quick Step

    Quick Step New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2015
    Location:
    Albany Western Australia
    Members Ride:
    2003 VY II Executive
    The car looks great, what mods are you hoping to do to it?
     
  6. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,982
    Likes Received:
    3,306
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Location:
    Perth WA
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV Z Series M6
    Tidy looking unit Ben. Nice pick up. Not going to get carried away with this one like the VS ?
     
  7. wraith

    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

    Messages:
    5,004
    Likes Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Location:
    Demonicaland
    Members Ride:
    VX V6 Berlina. 2003 VW Passat
    Clean. I much prefer these over the VZ Calais.
     
  8. JoshlikesCalais

    JoshlikesCalais Active Member

    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2015
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Members Ride:
    VE SSV Z
    that is the best interior ever fitted to a commodore
     
  9. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Not sure yet mate, will wait till I get it and then start working things out :) Can't pick it up till Thursday now which sucks :( Was supposed to be picking it up today.

    Thanks mate :) Nah don't think I'll ever get carried away like that anymore, so much money. Just want it as a nice daily car!

    Same here mate, I was looking at a VZ Calais about the same price but decided on the VYII because I much prefer the look. Plus more reliable engine.

    It is an awesome interior, bit worried about the carpet but I'm really fussy so I will look after it and make sure it stays clean :)

    No updates yet. As said, was meant to pick it up today but because the car is under finance, I have to wait until Thursday when they close the loan and pay it out. Then I can hand over the money and take it!
     
  10. lowandslow

    lowandslow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,457
    Likes Received:
    193
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Location:
    NSW
    Members Ride:
    V2 III Monaro
    Mate the old L67 is a pretty hardy old donk. Just keep it serviced and keep an eye on the LIM gaskets as they tend to fail.
     
  11. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Will definitely be keeping it serviced and maintained! Usually really fussy with my cars so if they need anything I do it straight away before things get worse.
     
  12. immortality

    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

    Messages:
    14,191
    Likes Received:
    2,204
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Sth Auck, NZ
    Members Ride:
    HSV VS Senator, VX s2 Calais S/C
    Nice.

    It's a shame the L67's are so undercooked from the factory.

    A few little mods makes em go good without going overboard like the VS.
     
  13. LAP004

    LAP004 lifes-likethat

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    qld
    Members Ride:
    Vp executive
    extremely nice daily mate. here you have moved up to qld, might get lucky and see your vs out cruising oneday.
     
  14. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Yeah I don't want to go as far as I did with the VS, especially being my daily, it needs to be very reliable. Done all that work to my VS and I wouldn't trust it using it as a daily driver. Not to mention the amount of fuel it goes through now!
    May do a couple of things just to give it a bit more go, but don't want to get too carried away.

    Yep moved up here at the end of March this year! Loving it so far, and yeah look out for the VS and let me know if you spot it :) Have to use it now whenever I go anywhere as it is the only car I have until I pick up the Calais towards the end of the week.
     
  15. LAP004

    LAP004 lifes-likethat

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    qld
    Members Ride:
    Vp executive

    yeah qld is quiet nice. im up on the sunshine coast so if your ever this ill let ya know if i see it
     
  16. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    UPDATE: Picked up my Calais today finally! And I love it, it's the best car I have ever owned in my opinion! Only problem I found on the way home after I filled it up with fuel was an error message come up in the display, but on and off a few times, saying fuel gauge error or something. But that is something that can be fixed once I recover funds again.

    Other than that, I absolutely love it and so glad I decided to get it!

    Will take more photos soon.
     
  17. lowandslow

    lowandslow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,457
    Likes Received:
    193
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Location:
    NSW
    Members Ride:
    V2 III Monaro
    Ours did the fuel gauge error once or twice. Few full tanks and it was all good. Hasn't happened again.
     
  18. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    Yeah I'm thinking of just leaving it and seeing if it comes good itself. I don't think the previous owner ever filled it up and only put like $20 of fuel in at a time. I'll be filling up and using BP Ultimate, that should clean it all out.
     
  19. ben315vz

    ben315vz Donating Member

    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Location:
    Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    Members Ride:
    '05 Holden VZ Calais V8
    So it seems that after filling up with BP Ultimate and letting the car sit over night with a full tank, it has fixed the fuel gauge error problem. The fuel must have cleaned the sensor contacts I'm guessing. Went for a long drive today and it didn't come up with the error once.

    Also bought some new floor mats for it, want to try find a genuine set still though. No longer available at Holden :(
     
  20. K-BAGZ

    K-BAGZ De Plane! De Plane!

    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Location:
    Far North QLD
    Members Ride:
    VR II S-pac V6 Ute / VZ SV6 Sedan / VZ R8
    That's good a full tank fixed the problem. Can't say it didn't cost you, being a full tank of fuel. Ahah.

    Quick search on eBay and I found heaps of genuine Holden floor mats.
     

Share This Page