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Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by SLugg, May 2, 2006.

  1. SLugg

    SLugg Member

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    all you vz 6 and 8 owners have you tried the self starter yet ????


    turn key to start then let go of key car keeps on turning over till it starts

    Holden autostart

    ya gotta love that:bow:
     
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    pretty sure my vz 5.7 doesnt have it....
     
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    yeah its a really good idea makes it easier to start cause u dont have to stuff around, just turn the key and away it goes :)
     
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    yeh sure works a treat. feels weird the first time you do it though!
     
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    Neither does mine. Must be a V6 thing.
     
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    i get so used to it half the time i go to start the Torana i flick the key and let go, then realise what i've just done :)
     
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    naf33n go

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    whats this auto start thing... i havnt notice anything on my sv6???
     
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    It looks like some cars have it and some don't. My VZ SS doesn't. :(
     
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    This only applies to Alloytec V6 engines. With this function in manuals, they introduced the, clutch pedal depressed before it will crank.
     
  10. Troy711

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    i use it all the time, so much so that i do it when i get into someone elses car and try it! all you get is a *cough cough* and it dies :p
     
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    i have a vz ss 6.0 it has it a mates vz 172KW has it ...some do some dont ...mmmmmm weird
    ps after the engine starts the starter motor is disabled if u turn the key nothing happens
     
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    i think the 5.7Ls are the only models that dont have it
     
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    I haven't tried to restart it once it is running that seems the only advantage to me, these things start so quickly anyway don't see the need except saving the starter crashing into a running ring gear.
     
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    My V6 alloytech is an auto AWD btw.
     
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    guess who wins 1st prize , was that a complex thought for you
    the reason for the self starter is to save the starter motor and ring gear from DH's who hold it in too long , the no start option is for the same reason

    its called idiot proofing :hit:
     
  16. lew

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    :hit: I agree it feels a bit weird to start with. It is a good idea as is auto lights on and off, why I hardy have to think at all anymore
     
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    Found out this morning that if you stall it, it doesn't work! I tried to restart it by usual methods.... 1 quick turn and it turned over for as long as I tried to start it.. about half a second. I had to hold the key on start till it started... Interesting.

    Try it out
     
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    Six months ago I would have said that this feature is essential for Holden owners as they couldn't cope with releasing the key at the correct time:confused: :confused:
    However as I'm now the pleasantly surprised and very happy owner of a VZ Berlina wagon I can't say things like that any more!!:thumbsup:
     
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    Thought the SV6 was broken the other day it wouldnt start.

    Wish someone had told me the clutch has to be in.....
     
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    hey mate, ya gotta put the clutch in to use the auto-start ;)
     

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