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VF 6.2L - calling oil & engine gurus!

Ron Burgundy

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cheers mate. Ron's new engine is noisey to def rather a build + keep it numbers matching ay. will keep the thread alive!
My new engine is miles away from the original. I can only notice lightest tapping on super cold winter mornings for a minute. Old motor basically sounded like diesel on every cold start and itvwould take 10-15 min to go away...
 

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I can see many of these engines needing replacement in the future. I'll have to keep an eye out for ones needing a rebuild in 5 years time.
Buy them cheap and rebuild my self under my ABN then sell them for inflated prices.
 

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cheers mate... rather a build + keep it numbers matching ay. will keep the thread alive!
I'd also want original factory delivered numbers, cause OCD :p But reality is it'll make bugger all difference unless your looking 30+ years down the track, once all the other VF's have disintegrated, and even then matching numbers will make bugger all difference.

Overall vehicle condition will make a much much greater difference than matching numbers but the million dollar question is will the plastics last or have they been made to crumble at midnight :eek:
 

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My new engine is miles away from the original. I can only notice lightest tapping on super cold winter mornings for a minute. Old motor basically sounded like diesel on every cold start and itvwould take 10-15 min to go away...
mate mine is well over a minute now on a warm morning. got a price of 6k to do a full build on a long motor. waiting for quote on r and r tomorrow
 

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mate mine is well over a minute now on a warm morning. got a price of 6k to do a full build on a long motor. waiting for quote on r and r tomorrow
You can buy a new crate engine these days for around 10k. The only issue being that you never know how the tolerances in the new engine are.
 

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Do a full rebuild if it’s required then you keep the unique numbers matching car
 

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Do a full rebuild if it’s required then you keep the unique numbers matching car
or get a creat engine and store the old mill so it can be rebuilt at your leisure ;)
 

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Righto lads - It's official. Summons will be served to Holden Aust within the next few days. Will advise as updates occur. Might need to start a thread to hear from others who have successfully claimed for same problem as magistrates love hard evidence, not anecdotal stuff off the internet.
 
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