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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by Pete O, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry too much. Delphi are still good. I replaced my failed Delphi sensors with Delphi sensors and the probs haven't returned. I think when you set the air gap you'll be right.
     
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    Delphi's GM's own spare parts company-they're as good as you'll get.
     
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    Had a bunch of weird issues when first bought vp v6...most of it fixed swapping to delphi even though no name brands were within spec when tested.

    As above wherever you go can fit oem it will usually save you headache later on.
     
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    Delphi seems to have runs of bad batches. Mech agrees he has problems with them too. But the alternative for Holden parts are far worse. Some other car makes seem to get away with parts that are not OEM just fine. I have used Standard on my old bus and they were great. You would struggle to match Standard though to anything Holden as you would need to cross reference, in the hope a US made vehicle used the same part. Just for the record Delphi are not made in the US they come out of Mexico.
     
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    Oh ok, I was going off the add for where it was made.
     
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    Nah sensors and some other OEM parts are made Mexico. That's not to say they aren't good. They are made under license so the quality controls are higher than a lot of Chinese or Indian made parts.
     
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    Delphi stuff is checked to GM's QA systems. I've found them pretty good but expensive compared to ebay copies. The copy control system input/output devices look the same- they just don't work.
     
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    Well I just went down to the shed ready to pull the harmonic balancer off & check the CAS & do the air gap adjustment & I thought what the hell, I’ll give it a try just in case the fairies came in & fixed it for me. Well the bastard fired first touch of the starter & is purring like a kitten, the bloody thing is possessed I tell ya....
     
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    Should be fine when cold then play up when it gets hot...common sign cas is on the blink
     
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    I bloody hope not, it’s a brand new one!
     

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