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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by richard dayle, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Lex

    Lex Active Member

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    Not that person.
    This one. @rognvald261
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Well, he has been active in the last day or so.

    Start the conversation and see what happens. Nothing to loose.
     
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    Its not that easy by yourself, but not impossible either,
    Being there isn't always much room under the car when you do it on the floor when you have it on stands,
    Its not that hard really, just have to make sure you do it in the correct sequence, and have all the rights size sockets, spanners,
    Take your time, don't rush it,
    Took me about 6 hours to pull it apart, but I had to get approx. 50 litres of fuel out of the tank first, otherwise it would of been heavy, then remove parts bit by bit.
    Where it only took approx. 5 hours to re-assemble it, again, take you time.
    The secret is to put the bolts back in the body where they came out, so you don't lose them, or misplace/move them and can not find them when needed,
    I also had about 6 ice cream containers on hand and put some of the parts in them to keep them together.
    If you have a Air Compressor, buy yourself a Air-Ratchet,
    I found that it was a lot earlier re-assembling the Car with a Air-Ratchet, and then just have to tighten them manually.
    Without going into to much detail and banter on here, your welcome to call me,
    send me a private message, and I will reply with my number, and you can ask any questions that may help.
     
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    VS_Pete Donating Member

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    Sorry I`ve have sent a test to him.
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    R&R the fuel tank is time consuming, Holden quote same time as replacing the camshaft (10 hours).
    BTW I am not Dirk, the pir4te who became the monstar of JC. I understand he offended a friend of a moderator in a message by using a vulgar word (he used a word phonetically similar to “truckbit” to describe Sabbath’s trolling behaviour) in private, which caused hurt so deep and dear he publicly announced the offence to the forum and officially reported to his close moderator friend.
    I know Dirk intimately and do understand how constant goading could trip his tongue to vulgarity. Alas Dirk the pir4te and resident monstar is gone from JC but for technical help or a friendly chat outside of JC you can still find Dirk being rather vulgar on FaceBook or YouTube.
    Hey, I’m here for friendly mutual help and guidance, don’t tar me with same brush or shoot the messenger ;)
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    So Monstar was banned for member abuse or because i brought that abuse to the attention of Moderators?
    Using the Just Commodores platform, whether that be in Personal Messages or the open Forum to abuse another member contradicts the Forum rules.

    Surely you 'both' can understand that?
     
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    Very poor form though. Surely both of you see it is the very thing a butt hurt baiting sook would do.
    Anyway, keep informing whenever your butt gets too hurt, has done you well thus far ;)
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    Surely you're running out of usernames by now Monstar?
     
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    i gettin ready to do it one day this week now as well as return to dealer and no fuel gauge car will start but be spluttery and dies on acceleration hoping it is all the same thing
     
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    Good luck mate
     
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    I removed mine AGAIN :mad: on the weekend, and took -
    2.5 hours to pull it down,
    1/2 hour to change to fuel Pump,
    2.5 hours to re-assemble it

    Easy when you have done it before :rolleyes:

    It was mentioned in another post that GM Dealers take 10 hours to R&R to drop the tank, and charge for 10 hours for the same,
    I think the Customers are being Hoodwinked some how. :eek:
    I have installed a Genuine one, its now starting & running perfectly,
    starts first time now. ;)
    either the Repco one was faulty, or it was the wrong one for my car, not sure, but will be returning it today.
     
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    richard dayle New Member

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    did u have the retun to dealer light and no fuel gauge prob before u fixed it ... oh how did u disconnect the vapor line that connects to tank near filler buggered if i can get it out ... good bob btw :)
     
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    No I didn't, it just wouldn't want to start on the first crank after it was sitting for approx. 1/2 hour, or more
    The Vapor/Air pipe adjacent the filler pipe on the drivers side of the tank is a squeeze together type fitting
    There is a outer ring and its has like raised bars/ribs on the outer plastic ring,
    Squeeze them together, and move the hose around, and it will side off,
    While holding the sides of the locking ring, push it further on a little, then pull it away from the tank, and it should just slide off,
    Mine was difficult the first time I had to get it off,
    But the second time was a lot easier, as it had been removed/disturbed 2 weeks prior.
     
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    I heard a similar story,was the Repco pump a 'Fuelmiser'.??
     
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    Correct, You guessed it !
     

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