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

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    VFSV6FORME Well-Known Member

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    Maybe to old for them. Now that's bad.
     
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    This arvo I had to replace the VE number Plates light, Yes that was done in 20 min. After that I decided to change the drivers Side front Parker Globe and to do it I had to remove the Main globe so I tried to remove the socket from the main globe and the Lot came out with the socket and globe together and I cannot get it to go in. Question!!!! can you fit the existing globe with the socket in or do you have to remove the globe from the power socket, attach the globe to a string so you done lose it and fits this way. Have the Power socket attached to the Globe make easy as You wont lose the Globe
     
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    Remember the square Tang faces up. Easier for me to take the plug off and fit the globe by itself.
     
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    Try that tomorrow. I was trying to fit it with that Tab or tang down the bottom. I also will use a string in a loop through the holes of the globe as I can cut it after the globe is on.

    Thanks, tomorrow is another day
     
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    Yeah they didn't make it easy replacing head light globes in VE for some reason ;)
    Try taking a photo of where the globe sits with your phone before you start so you can see whats going on.
    The Tang certainly faces up in the Berlina lights, I am just assuming yours are the same...
     
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    The trouble for me was when I tried to remove the power socket and the globe came with it. Good thinking I will take a Pic tomorrow with the phone to see whats going on. you can see f/all otherwise.
    Yes no doubt all VE should be the same.
     
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    Yes fitted the globe in 30 seconds today then I replaced the Front stabilizer tie rods ends and I found one of the front shocks has a split boot. Hummmmm, I need new Front shocks, Yes I purchased Monroe rear shock last week and waiting for them now from Ebay
     
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    Question!!

    When you buy NEW front Shocks say Monroe for the VE do they give you the Rubber boots with them or that's separate so you have to source them elsewhere.

    Thanks
     
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    Well I give you three pics.
    The first one is the garnish rubber on boths side of the windscreen.
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    The second pic is the top of the windscreen Yes this has to be the worst so far I have seen on any of the 8 odd VE I have seen so far.
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    The VE is getting better every day. I have save this car from the scrap heap. You can call me Mike and Edd from wheeler Dealers. Have a look at the garnish rubber on the edge on the windscreen. Even at this distance you can see it as its BAD. Also have a loot at the top, It looks like the screen is about to pop off. I will fix this last maybe after I get the car rego,ed of if it leaks I will do it sooner
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    Normally when you just buy new struts you only get struts and a top nut. no boots. If you are feeling lazy you can buy a complete assembly ready to go. New struts, new springs, new boots, new strut tops - the whole thing ready to bolt in. I think I've seen them from Monroe in a Repco catalogue.... I would rather build my own tho :)
     
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    You get the rebound rubber that fits into the top of the plastic boot as well.
     
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    That windscreen looks like it is de-laminating at the top, just like an old bathroom shower screen.
    Cheap Chinese windscreen replacement from previous ?
     
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    Hummmmm, Do you think that this happens when the original screen has bee replaced to a cheaper rubbish Chinese version. If you say its de-laminating you mean the glass itself is separating in there layers?
     
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    Yes that i my list to fix
    The Next job on the VE will be the rear shocks as the original ones are gone as you can bounce the car with one hand ( waiting delivery from ebay)
     
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    Well I got the rear shocks today and as expect they dont give you all what is needed. Tell me all on the VE GENUINE rear shock that have cover over the ram itself so it does not get damaged and it seems to be plastic because when I put my finger nail on it and push it in comes out again so can I use the original I think plastic to protect the NEW Monroe or do I need something else

    Have a look at the rears shocks on the VE + the new Monroe

    The pic show the Original VE Rear Shocks. Look at the top of the shocks as you can see the protection used to protect the ram
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    The pic shows the new Monroe with no protection on the ram.
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    You need to dismantle the old strut and put the old spring and everything on your new strut. You need a set of spring compressor to do it.
     
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    Just reuse the sleeve, spring and top hat when you dismantle the factory suspension unit.
     
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    Yes I found a Good video on youtube showing the removal of the rears strut. Look at 2MIN and 15 seconds

    I will fit the new rear shocks, uses the existing dust cover and everything else. As for the front I have a Broken driver side rubber dust cover and I was going to spend $$$$$ for a complete new set of shocks but I re tested the front shock again on the car and they are 100% solid with two people bouncing on that side and that side stops moving after the first bounce. It big money to buy Monroe and everything else needed.
    If I find the bearing are stuffed I will replace them.
     
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