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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by evBenji, May 16, 2018.

  1. evBenji

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    Front brakes done today finally

    Cost me $99 for pads and rotors

    But had to buy a lowline jack car stands and ply wood grrr totalling $150 + $99 grrr lol

    Anyway next job is oil. Its done 235,000kms ecotec vy s2

    My old vs they said the best for it was 20/50 mineral same for vy?

    My boss has mobil-1 at work maybe just use that?

    Also wouldnt it be best to jack it up on just 1 side so the oil tilts over to the sump plug... meaning just put a car stand under drivers side only that will be fine yea?
     
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    First port of call is the manufacturer recommendation which I believe is a 10w-30 (and I'm sure it's just a coincidence that it's the same spec oil as the LS motors..... )

    Personally, I run a 15w-40 semi-synthetic and the engine (2002 L67 with 200,000+km ) runs like a dream.
     
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    How did you get rotors and pads for $99, trade price?? Last pads I bought were $65 on sale for HPX.
     
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    Repco mate

    They even chucked in a bottle of brake fluid

    See their catalogue on google theyre always doing brake specials
     
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    Ohhhhh, Silverline pads???
     
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    Just bought a 6L bottle of HPR10 10w50 for my ecotec runabout. 230,000kms aswell.
    The ecotecs aren't known for being a precise motor so any oil around the 10w40 / 10w50 bracket will do.
     
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    Who had 6L bottles? I bought Penrite today and they only had 5s on the shelf.
     
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    how much? I bought 5L for $29 from SCA today.
     
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    supercheap has 35% of all penrite products for club members this weekend brought 6 ltrs of 5w30 full synth for the vz $42... just got to wait for a 20w50 to come on special for the vs
     
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    Double that :(
    No specials on atm around here as far as i could tell.
     
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    IIRC SCA in the past has had Penrite at 45% off. Think gone are those days. 35% off made the price reasonable but by no means a bargain but im soon due for an oil change so i grabbed one today.
     
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    Super cheap just gave me $33 store credit as well wtf (clubmember)

    all i bought was a car jack last week #shocking :)

    im still keen on 20/50 mineral (which is VS best yea) why would the VY require something else
     
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    20w50 is what holden used in the v6 s and 5ltrs 20 years ago, i d say when they went to the gen 3, instead of having different grades of oils they put the thinner oil in the v6

    increase the capacity and lengthen the service interval to save money for both holden dealers and customers.. thats my theory anyway

    the vs has gulf western in her and picked up 2 containers for $9 each for 4ltrs 9 months ago.... its $18 for 4ltrs at the moment and i still got a couple of ltrs left over
    about $25 to do a oil change with filter and i have got plenty of sump plug washers
     
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    Super cheap got penrite on special, which one will be ok for the VY ecotec

    which one...
    # 5W-40 Full Synthetic
    # 20W-60 Premium Mineral
    # 40W-70 Premium Mineral, Full Zinc

    the thing that sucks is that when you need to top the oil up ya need to buy a second bottle of it grrr
     

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    its your decision its only in the motor for 6months or 5000ks than gets dump .. i have just pick up a container gulf western 4 ltrs 20/50 14 bucks sca stock take sale
     
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    HPR10 10w50 - Comes in 6L bottles.
     
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    Who sells it in 6s. I haven't seen a 6L for years. AFAIK Repco don't have it. SCA Launceston I'm sure doesn't have it and Autobarn doesn't have it.
     
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    Must have been a special deal they were running at Repco in the 6L bottles.
     
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    I have seen 5L + 1L free deals that Penrite put out but it's been ages like 6 years since I seen it, that was when I owned the Jeep and lived in Adelaide. I used to love it because the 4.0 Jeep could take six litres and it meant I didn't have to buy 2, 5L's. Probably haven't noticed them lately because I never buy oil from Repco.
     

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