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Underbody Aero Panels

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by AAAC, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Skylarking

    Skylarking Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yeah I know EPS wasn’t just about self park by my reference to reduced fuel consumption. I guess it’s likley the designers would consider EPS provides a reduction in parasitic loss as compared to a hydraulic system and provides some learnings on the way to their desired self drive capability o_O

    But woo hoo, they saved 0.2ltrs per 100kms from my 15-18 ltrs/100kms consumption. However, as said I’d have preferred the old system (with almost 100 years of history behind it). Wouldn’t have needed a recall either,.. maybe :eek:o_O

    Guess I’m simply not interested in any half baked half finished self drive systems with self park, auto lane keeping assistance and the many other ‘smart tech’ out there falling into that half baked classification (in my opinion). Let me drive my own machine without smart aids OR give me fully driverless cars with no pedals or steering wheel. But the later offering better be ultra safe and reliable unlike the Tesla solution... half way solutions by leaving the driver still responsible when the car is self driving is just a recipe for disaster as has been demonstrated in the 3? Tesla self drive deaths.
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Get a VE then boys. Personally, I much prefer the electric steering assist.
     
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    I did ;)
     
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    Update... bit of an embarrassing one really.

    Went to the wreckers yesterday to investigate the plastic moulding that is described as a protector / shield to the fuel lines in the workshop manual. Had a look at an Evoke, Sv6 and SS and all of them had that protector in place, and I could not tell any difference between the mouldings, so I could only deduce that I had installed my panel incorrectly.

    Went home and undid all of the bolts holding the driver’s front side aero panel in place. Pulled it down then also undid the front bolt holding in place the driver’s rear side aero panel in place. I worked this time to secure the back half of the front aero panel first, before securing the front half of it. This way I could test to see whether it would sit correctly... and it did! All fits and the cutout seen in the first and second photos are designed specifically for the fuel lines to clear with some headroom:

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    (Crack was in the panel already when I bought it - not as a result of installation!)

    So it all bolted up perfectly and now the gap is gone with the joins matching up perfectly:

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    So as a result of my shoddy installation work first time round, the panel didn’t fit correctly. It may be a case that due to its length and that I tried to secure the front first, I may have inadvertently bowed the panel on the way to the back hence it no longer sat flush over the fuel line protector and thus rendered it an obstruction. Working from back to front fixes this as there are no obstructions under the front half.

    Feeling embarrassed but now I can say it’s all over and finished. :)
     
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    panhead Well-Known Member

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    Yeah those pussies make me feel ashamed to be a car enthusiast, they’re the same people who use steering wheels when a pair of vice grips wrapped around the column does the job.




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    Don't be embarrassed as it often takes a couple of goes to get something right and that's a handy little tip you've now passed on to anyone else fitting these panels.




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    Congrats. Persistence is key ( unless of course you are a stalker....)
     
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    I had to stalk some wreckers willing to sell me Underbody aero panels initially at a good price; hope that doesn’t count. :p
     

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