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VE Omega V6 Coolant change/fuel filter

congerrmobile

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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and SWMBO has bought a nice clean Omega+ V6.
I've worked out the oil change and filter can somebody help with a "How to" for:-
Drain flush and replenish coolant ?
Fuel filter change?
I've been doing this for ever on all my other rides , but the Holden V6 is unknown to me.
Any other routine stuff for service?
I've already found the light oil spray from the engine breather thru the intake system and throttle body.
It apears this car has done 117,000 k's on original brake pads, is this normal ?

Apprecaition in advance...
Pete.

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What do you mean by light oil spray ?
As for Brake pads, apparently the original pads in Early VE's last for ages. My ride has done 150K and has half pad left. don't know if they are the first or second set but i suspect first. They feel a bit off now though so i'll be changeing them soon.
 

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Oil in induction piping

The entire inside surfaces of the plastic tubing from the engine breather pipe right into the inlet manifold including the throttle body was coated in a light spray of black engine oil.
My mechanic ( I do the routine stuff he does the complicated bits) says it's normal, especially at 115000 km. It's bloe-by.

I pulled it all off gave it a hose in $2 degreasr a shower and a dry then it's all good :
 

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Drain plug in base of radiator, remove coolant cap and drain. If the coolant looks clean it isnt really neccessary to do a flush. If you want fill it with clean water and run for a while then drain again.... (heater on hot so it goes through the heater core)

Refill with Genuine red/orange coolant at a ratio of 50/50 with clean water.

No changeable fuel filter on VEs.
 

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i find that quite odd they dont have a fuel filter what filtration do they have ricey?
 

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i find that quite odd they dont have a fuel filter what filtration do they have ricey?
There's a strainer/filter on the "in tank" fuel pump.
 

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Ricey,
many thanks , questions answered.
Does the fuel pump filter ever need cleaning?
 

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Ricey,
many thanks , questions answered.
Does the fuel pump filter ever need cleaning?
It shouldn't do, no.

With plastic fuel tanks and pretty good filters on petrol bowsers these days no debris should get into the tank.
 

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Ricey, when draining the coolant does it all come out the plug or is it like the ecotec and a heap of it stays in the block ?
And which coolant to use - Its zerex dex cool right ?
 
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