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VE SS Ute AFM not dropping Cylinders?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Danc91, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. FPFQ_king

    FPFQ_king New Member

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    Bravo elmo, that’s the positive spirit I am talking about! :)
     
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    Sunbury is probably 40 minutes or more from where I am I think, I know I wouldn't wanna pay $500 to turn it back on if that's what holden charge, sounds like it's allbdoke through a computer and shouldn't be that hard? Dunno why anyone would of spent money to turn it off either on something stock
     
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    usually a telltale that vehicle has been returned to stock after being modified.
    free checkup with elmo is worth the drive
     
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    Going by the service books I think the first owner was from the country and hasn't even done 100,000 kms yet but guess it's possible he modified it in some way and had to change it back to sell it, who knows. Would it be worth while turning it back on? I would be happy to if it's an easy fix. In other forums I see people only say it's saves about 1L per 100kms so it's not massive or anything just would of been nice to buy it how it's meant to work
     
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    Is AFM worth $500 depends on where and how you drive. Highway gonna save 10%-20% even more if you know how to utlise it.
    Thats between a year or two stright up ROI on Highway, longer if combined or urban.
    The other thing to consider although nobody here mentions it is the carbon emissions level drops pro rata with reduced fuel consumption.
     
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    The L76 also has AFM
     
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    I have a L77 with AFM, I love it, as I travel on the highways a bit, hit the cruise control, and the car does the rest,
    keeps a smooth constant speed,
    With mine, I can feel a very slight/light vibration in the car with it drops to 4Cyl Mode,
    get used to it, It does make it more economical.
    There is one main thing that you have to take into consideration,
    How are you going to drive it !
    You drive it hard, it wont save you anything. :cool:
    The VE nice to drive tho. :D
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll mainly just drive it to work where the speed limit is 100 most of the way, I'm tying not to drive it too hard and look after it, I give it a bit every now and then but drive sensible mainly. Unsure if I'll modify it at all probably no time soon so guess it may be a good idea to try get it back on might save a few litres through the week just sucks that it's not on when I bought the car, only had it for 5 days. Seems jerky/jumpy when i put my foot down giving it a bit of power unsure if that's normal for an auto v8 but will probably get a good service done and see if it's smoother
     
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    I think the whole range went L77 in 2010, before that its was L76 in auto's and L98 in the manuals.
     
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    It could be something really simple, like a loose plug on the valley to the DOD solenoids.
    If you have the time, I wont charge you anything. You have an unusual problem, it would be nice to fix it and add to the knowledge base.
     
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    Alright, do you run your own shop in sunbury or something do you? If I was to bring it in would probably have to be a weekend, if it's a tuning/computer problem is that something you're able to fix also? Thanks
     
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    I'm retired, I have plenty of time!
    Weekends aren't a problem, and I work from home, only problem is if someone regular decides to bring their car around...
    A tuning/computer problem? That's what we need to find out. The car goes, so you know the ECU is working pretty well.
    If its been 'tuned', I may not be able access the areas to re-enable it.
     
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    I have a friend that has a 2009 Calais, with L76 and that had AFM, that's when I first learned of AFM.
    I had to drive it back from picking up a car for a family member he purchased, and that's when I first drove a AFM car,
    I liked it that much, that's when I thought, I would like one myself, that was back on 2013,
    So I found my 2012 Sportwagon with 17,000 k/ms on it [ex GM car from Fishermans bend], bought it, and its now done 141,000 k/ms,
    the rest is history. I sort of figured. it was the last of the big bangers, so I have hung on to it.
     
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    Alright sounds good thanks, should be able to sort out one weekend and fingers crossed that it's something simple
     
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    Have you gone into the config menu and check that it will show 4cyl mode when activated,I have a Caprice and I can turn that on and off in display if that makes sense however you should also be able to hear a dull exhaust note when switching between the 2 modes,also is it possible for you to message the previous owner and just ask if it’s had anything done to the afm,also lsxtreme can turn off the afm and so I would assume turning it back on as well and they are in ballarat,takes very little time to do and only cost $100, I looked into turning mine off however I usually get 9 or better per hundred so decided to leave it on ,
    Hope you sort it out
    Cheers
     
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    Yeah it's turned on to show the mode on the cluster, with cruise set on a flat road it seems to sit between 8l-10l/100km instant fuel not sure if that sounds right or not with afm off. A very slight hill and it will go up to maybe 13l.
     
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    That’s basically what mine does except it shows 4cyl mode on dash,on a nice flat road mine will sometimes show 4-5
     
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    Yeah haven't seen mine drop under 7.5 or something so mustn't be working
     
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    The transmission shift in mine (vx) can be like a punch in the chest on kickdown at 80-90 if lve been coasting allong regulary to acheive 8.7 ltr/100 aircon active.. But if l change my driving to more stop start 0- 80 the shift adjust to limmit wheel spin etc. Its the smart technology in action, in some circumstances. If it can be powered up (4 cyl) with a tech 2 a auto elec could charge $130p/h. It takes my auto elec 30 min to check over mine.
     
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    Hey mate I was quoted by Geelong performance centre $220 to turn it back on and that's without them looking at it so could be a 5 minute job for them who knows, am I better off bringing it out to you before I do that? If it's a matter of reactivating it are you likely to be able to do that or were you more likely to fix it if it's something loose did you say? Thanks
     

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