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Buying a VT SS 5.7

patullose

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Hey guys,
Im currently looking at buying a VT SS Gen3. Just wondering what are somethings i should look for when i buy the car,
and does the car have any common faults?
Also what sort of price rage should i be looking at?

Thanks guys
 

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price range for a VTSS II is around the $15,000 to $17,000, pay a little bit more and you can a VX.

My friend had the 5.7ltr, the dealer changed the engine twice because of a knocking noise, also my friend which currently owns one has developed this knocking noise (80,000k's), not sure if it causes problems though.
 

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i heard the very 1st of the gen3's had problems but thats only wot i heard but like said above u can almost get a vx ss for around the 17000 mark
 

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yeah, 1st of the gen 3's apparently had piston ring problems? however a fair few of them would have been fixed up under warranty I'd imagine!
 

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Just get one :thumbsup:
 

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the gen3 from VT S2 until VY had pistonslap issues. 99/100 times it is no issue, it is just when they start using oil that its bad :)

Check LS1.com.au always some very nice salready tuned and zorsted carson there going for a good price.

Guy sold a VX SS on there last week for 17k :)
 

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remember to check the log books to see if they had an engine change! piston slap was a major problem in these models... if then engine has been changed somewhere in the book should be stamped then u know ur getting a good car!
 

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Mark said:
remember to check the log books to see if they had an engine change! piston slap was a major problem in these models... if then engine has been changed somewhere in the book should be stamped then u know ur getting a good car!
Not true, i had an engine change done. 3 months later it got done again :p
 

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How do u tell if its got piston slap? i hear this is a common problem.
wht kinda noise does it make?
can the car devlope this or is it something that happen's from new/
 
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