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Service Interval

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by davey g-force, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    I don't do too many k's in my VY SS, approximately 10,000-12,000 per year.

    The service interval according to Holden is every 10,000 km or 6 months.

    I've been sticking to the 10,000 km service religiously, but it may take 9-12 months to get there. Do you guys reckon this is detrimental to anything? Or is Holden just trying to make money from servicing?

    ...Bugger getting it serviced every 6 months if its only done 5000 km's!! :ranting:
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    Time affects oil just as much as kms, I do mine every 10 000kms or 6 months whichever comes first. Do it every 6 months at least if you don't do that many k's.
     
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    Doing short runs is not good for the car, more so in the winter, as the engine doesn't get fully warmed up. You get a build up of condensation in your exhaust system. (You often see it on older granny cars, where they only go to the supermarket and back once a week). I would suggest a service every 6 months even though you aren't doing that many KM.
     
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    Service Intervals

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't Holden extended the service interval to 15,000km/9 months for the VZ/VE models?

    It's the same oil, so the oil life is not a problem.

    Condensation can be if you do short trips. However, provided you do one freeway trip of about 30km once a week to clean out the condensation, that should not be a problem.

    Nevertheless, oil does not cost much. I would change the oil at six months if there was any doubt.
     
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    I'd say keep doing what you're doing.
     
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    Marks-VY I love cars

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    From memory V6 9 months, V8 6 months interval for the VY series.

    I also am lucky to do 10,000km /year (actually it is 45,000kms @ almost 4.5 years!). I have changed oil/filter every 9 months as per the service book, although I do the servicing myself which saves a lot of money.
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Yeah, I don't do short runs though.

    If anything, I might just change the oil myself every 6 months and get it serviced every 10,000 km.
     
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    vt commodore just serviced car at 270000 ks how do i cancel out the service milage as it flashes all the time .tryed holding down both arrow buttons on start up dont seem to work , can anyone help plzzzzzz
     
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    Scheduled service for the VZ is 15,000 km or 12 months. I change my oil and filter every 6 months as I only average about 10k per year.
     
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    VZ and VE V8s have a higher oil capacity so they could stretch out the service time by 3 months.More oil capacity = longer service times.
    Same thing happened with the V6,VTs and VXs hold 4.8 litres and had a six month service interval,VYs hold about 5.6 litres (bigger sump) and had a 9 month service interval.
     
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    vy intervals are also 15,000
     

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