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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VFSV6FORME, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. greenacc

    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Sounds good As you said it saves your energy and speeds up the job too. Being cordless makes it even better!
     
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    Would have been handy doing that 4 large bolts (both side) on the rear shocks, that alone wore me out.
     
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    Well my new Front disc rotors arrives for the V6 and now I need a set of front pads so tell me all whats the best you can get and where can you get them from. Now this is a Shopping car (not register yet) but if recommended to get one brand over another I will do that as long as they dont give to much brake dust.
     
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    Well the VE is looking good, Change the Front Rotors + Pads, And I decided to change the Front Struts too as one look 50/50 shock wise so I got a set of Monroe's Struts to match the New rear Monroe struts.
    Now I have ordered the two Front Windscreen Garnish's, + I need to get NEW windscreen wipers blades and after that a new set of Front seat Covers and that's about it so the car will stay in the Garage unregistered until the VR comm dies and the way the VR comm is going I might die before the VR will, lol.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Just out of curiosity roughly how much money have you put into this project ?
     
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    You must like that VR mate!
    If I had a choice between a VR and a VE I'd drive the VE 9 out of 10 times!
    Does it start and run ok? ( Can't remember if that was already discussed )
     
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    Main cost were .
    The car $2300
    The Panel repair $1800

    Just checked from purchases From Ebay
    Rear Shocks $226
    Front struts $235
    Garnishes $70
    Front Brake pads $30
    Rotors $137
    Bonnet struts $20
    Sway Bar link pins Front and Rear $ 80
    Oil Pressure sensor $19
    Total So far before I buy the seat covers and windscreen wiper blades it $4917 so far but most important it give me something to do otherwise I will spend more money on my TV room and that alone cost me well over the price of a brand new Vf Redline Commodore in 2017.
    The wife wants to Buy and will contribute for a 85 Inch Sony Z9G when it comes to Australia. Now Google that!. When you die you cant take the money with you so Its enjoy time.
     
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    Garnished arrive this Morning, so garnish's its today job
     
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    I purchased the VR Comm 24 or 25 years ago as a demo. I have spend for one water pump, 2 radiators ( holes in them) Few Batteries, spark Plugs, about 4 sets of Spark plug leads, seat covers, OIL and filter, Air Cleaners, Done the Auto Gearbox servicing myself, Air Con refill about 3 times in those years, One Harmonic balancer, and thats about it. It has 335,000 K on the clock and I told her (the Car) "bessie" when your engine will die or the auto gearbox dies it will be you rest time and I wont get rid of her. The Car is a extremely faithful car and never has let us down.
    Till today Its our Main Shopping Car, The VF has never seen a Shopping Center or a wet road (call me paranoid).
     
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    Both the VE and the VR runs ok
     
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    IDIOT Holden!
    They gave me two 92212985
    On the receipt they have 92212984 and 92212985. No doubt they are for left and right side of the screen
     
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    Hang onto those invoices now. Enter the AC Delco competition for purchases over $100.
    Actually, don’t so that’s one less person to compete with for the prize.
     
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    Whats the prize?
     
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    80% of the stuff I purchased for the VE was ebay including the Garnishes from Motorama at Slacks Creek. Talk about being SLACK, Motorama must be blind to give me the same part number twice. The one I got was the drivers side garnish (fitted now).
     
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    Arghhh Forgot
    The Coolant $36
    The New Radiator cap from Holden $19 (Surprisingly Cheap)
    The VE Anniversary 2008 MY09 around 150,000 to 200,000 K on the clock (our one is 156,100K) in a average condition is worth around $6000 to $8000 and even if I spend another $1000 on top of what I have spent now it will come to $6000 and it would be a good car with most needed new parts in it.
     
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    Arghhh Understand now.
    I Never won anything in my entire life. I will see what receipts I have.
     
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    Well ever since I have had the Cheap VE I always suspected a water leak some where. It very small like after I start the car and leave it running for 30 minutes it loses about 4 to 6 table spoons. I check it the next morning. Now some might say how do you know your losing so small amount, so I fill it to the bottom the mouth of the lip of the radiator cap and the next day I find it 4 to 6 table spoons to fill it up again but Nothing go to the recovery tank.
    Now I know where its going and it Took the ALDI Fibre Optic Camera to show me what happening around the radiator cap alloy pipe going to the Manifold.
    I was at Holden today buying some plastic clips for the VE but at the same time I asked for a price on the Alloy bit with the two bolts + the TWO "O" rings.
    The Oring itself are $40+ tax EACH F@#$%^&k and to buy the Alloy bit where the cap screw on + two Bolts + the two "O" ring is $140 + tax.
    Now I dont have to tell you what I going to get, it the lot, Paying $80 + Tax for two oring is too expensive.
    Look what the Camera Found. The ALDI Camera is worth the $69 I spent.

    Its leaking from the Aluminum radiator pressure cap holder/tube what ever you call it too under the Manifold where you need to remove to Change the Spark Plugs and in that section you have two bolts that bolts on the lower Manifold on what I think is a part of the lower Manifold

    The Coolant mix is 50/50 as you know its RED

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    By the way as I have to remove the top Manifold to get to the leak I will change the Plugs and the Coil Packs. Silly not to do it as I dont know the last time the previous owner changed the plugs or even the coil packs.
     
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