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Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by vn nut, Apr 12, 2009.

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    hey guys thinkin about getting this vl turbo its a factory turbo with a supposed 144000 ks on it just wandering if thats good ks for a turbo as ive only ever owned v8s
    cheers
     
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    depends on its life........
    has it been treated well or thrashed
    is it stock or is it played with

    more so you will need to look into the body and all the other areas, brakes drivetrain diff
    no point having a turbo vl if the rest wont hold up or match whats done to it
     
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    yeah never boosted never thrashed but cumon its a vl turbo i dont beleive it for a second its got adjustable boost intercooler n ****
    but reckons turbos got no play in it blows no smoke no noises or knocks from the motor ??
     
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    reckons diff is tops and gearbox to but of course hes gona say that hey
    gotta go have a look tommorrow
     
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    its thrashed more then likly
    if its never been boosted then it would be standerd 6-7psi which it would hold fine with the over boost valve
    you dont run a adjustable boost controler for no reason

    just look over the car for rust
    under the rear windscreen and around the front window
    the rear boot rubber lift that off and see how that looks

    check oil cap for milkyness which is a sign of cracked head or gasket
     
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    or yeah i know all that stuff he reckons the motors still good im just gonna have to go check her out
     
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    whats the price???? compare that with the car.. then compare that with the rwc if u need to get that..
     
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    5500.00 already registered nsw (i think im gona stick to the v8s if i wana turbo i think im beta off building it myself a
     
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    well make sure it has an a8 block.and also make sure its got lw5 on the id tag think thats the code for turbo mtr.

    just give it a good look over.try look at it when its cold on start up for smoke etc
     
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    yeah engine number is 065874a8 and its vin is AVL018010A
    sounds right a ?
    hes had it for 3 years its currently runnin 10 psi never been past that in his care he reckons and he reckons it blows no smoke at all
    like even if it is good and that how long do you reckon itll last
    im past my thrashin days but still like to have the power there when i need it?
    do yous reckon it sounds the goods or?
     
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    sounds ok.the eng is a og turbo block anyways so thats a plus in your favour.

    i would be starting it up on a cold start thoe so you can listen for noises etc and also when the car is cold on start up the oil seals in turbo have not yet expanded so you will see if the turbo seals are fine.

    my old r33 used to piss out oil when it was cold 1st thing in the morning until it warmed up then it stopped blowing smoke.

    up load some pics
     
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    and whats the benefit of the original turbo block?
    suppose its got all the goodies to suit the turbo hey
    not just bolting a turbo on to a stock block?
     
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    Looks nice mate and yeah itll have all the right engine internals if its original. :thumbsup:
     
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    yeah seen that on ebay i think the starting bid is 5500 thoe?if i got it id do the walky lower but still the mix of 2 doesnt look to bad
     
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    bearings and the rods are the same as the NA motor just the pistons are flat (not domed) to lower the compression over the NA motor

    has better oil pump
    diff cam, to stop a flat spot over mid range
    intake manifold is diffrent,
    besides that and the holes for the oil and water its the same
     
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    true that but for me it comes down to peice of mind
     
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    well went and seen it it looks a hell of a lot better on the photos
    and drivin it i thinks id pick a 5.0ltr over the turbo six anyday
    over a stock turbo anyway
    i think ill stick with me 5.0s
     
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    keep an eye out mate dont buy the 1st thing.just because one vl you drive aint that good dont judge them all like that.

    although you could close this topic go buy a tuff tidy vn ss in grey lol
     
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    yeah im in no rush missus just got given a seca with 35,000 ks on it off her nan so cheerin bout that, goin to have a look at another one tomorrow
    its motor supposedly been rebuilt 10,000 ks ago same for the turbo
    so should go pretty good
    i think i need a bit more money to get sumfn a lil special a?
     

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