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how many kms on your ecotec?

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Steven M, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. c2105026

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    To my knowledge would only have had one spark plug/air filter change. Was horribly under-serviced in first 10 yrs. Had an idler pulley done at 42k, original hoses and belts I think. In last 18 months no serious issues with motor; needed a/c compressor, a/C TX valve and sway bar bushes though. But all that is non-ecotec related.
     
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    mines about to click over to 220xxx (the service reminder has popped up lol)...
     
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    i know this is an old thread but wanted to add my ecotec story
    VX Executive sedan series 1, 332,000km
    bought it in 2004 with 100,000 on the clock
    somewhere around 140,000km i paid $1000 for a basic service at holden. i then swore to service it myself.
    ive dropped the oil every 10,000 ever since.
    put it on gas at 170,000.
    has never broken down on me!
    dont think i'll ever get rid of it. slowly work towards 1 million haha
    only parts worth mentioning that ive replaced are the power steering pump started leaking. ducked to repco replaced it.
    the lpg has backfired twice in 160,000km and cracked the airbox but theyre only $40. spark plug leads once and one coil. the lpg is sensitive to spark issues.
    it has original radiator, water pump, a/c, alternator, gearbox, diff, motor unopened.
    i upgraded her the other week bought the cruise control parts from the wreckers for $90 i now have cruise.
     
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    When I got it at 234,000, inlet manifold was a bit loose, causing coolant leak into oil, making it a tad creamy. Changed oil and coolant, tightened up the bolts, issue gone.

    A few weeks ago I cured a cold start/idling issue via cleaning out the IAC valve.

    Oil every 10,000km or 6 months. Trans is original, new fluid and filter every 2 yrs. I use the cheapest 10-40ish oil I can find, same with the filter, it’s all fine.....coolant every 2 yrs, green kind. Gets mostly e10. Economy and performance all fine.
     
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    Only young 140,000 vt blown. Wagga to Canberra to sth Coast and no tow ball. :)
    They are still out there and id buy a 100 of em. They are all mine Ahh aha ahh.
     
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    runs like new

    starts first time no problems

    oil change every 6 km and plugs every 20k and air filter
     
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    VX II.

    There's another thread with more recent posts on here somewhere too.
     
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    430,000Km third owner with original engine (not sure about transmission) :)
     
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    Brought it as a project car nd have replaced most things apart from motor trans been working on it for the last 2yrs
    Even gave it a paint job
    No your right I'll never get my $$$ back but just wanted a hobby
     
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    Buyers determine what an item is worth... if you are happy with that and enjoy the time you spent repairing and restoring a vehicle, who care what anyone else thinks eh?
     
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    Cheers mate
     
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    244k but has a random sticky lifter that quietens down after about 10 min of driving. (sounds like a diesel sometimes on startup)
     

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