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VS 2 Statesman 1997

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Jim Charlesworth, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Jim Charlesworth

    Jim Charlesworth New Member

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    It was recommended to me that I should change the inlet manifold gaskets every 200,000km as a preventative maintenance procedure. This was to circumvent coolant leaking into the inlet manifold.
    My VS 2 Statesman has 380,000km on the clock. It is not leaking and has never been changed.
    Does anyone know of or support this recommendation that I have been given?
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    If it ain't broke than don't fix it :)

    If it's not using coolant than I'd leave it alone or until the distributor dies, then I'd do both at the same time.
     
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    ^^^ Pretty much, if they do end up going it doesn't render the car unusable, like it's not going to leave you stranded or anything, just keep a cursory glance for symptoms.

    Had mine go till 280,000 without being changed until I wrote the car off.
     
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    Didn't think that a V6 had a distributor, or are they different over in NZ (LOL).
     
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    I thought the OP must have had a V8
     
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    Good call, I thought V8 too :oops:
     
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    Yeah but you don't see this info on the phone, like you do on the computer.
     
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    Damn that's a great excuse (and true to boot). I like it,

    Yeah, me too .....
     
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    Wouldn't know how it looks on a phone.
     

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