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VS ute series II... the work bus

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Adelaidetradie86, May 15, 2016.

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    like herpes haha
     
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    Ha ha ha. Those center cap badges as far as I can see only come in one size . I think you could glue the badge part on your center caps if ,it'd depend on how big your center caps are on how'd it would look
     
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    ill measure tonight. get my baby back tonight
     
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    center caps wont fit. callipers had center cap at 60mm. not going to bother with them. Gonna get the suspension and a few things engine wise for peace of mind.
    On another note i met a bloke on site the other day driving a VS Wagon Series 2 that had just clicked over 450 000kms on original engine and trans. Diff got done at 250 000kms. He got it at 150ish and has been a trade vehicle since then. Pretty good for humble commodore thats been used for a work car
     
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    That's a shame about the caps . Yea if looked after they just keep going . My VR v6 had over 360,000 when I sold it 5 years ago , caught up with the guy that bought it ( we used to work together) earlier this year but didn't ask if he still had it. Knowing him if it's still going he'd still would and the kms would be getting right up there
     
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    Well 360 000 is to the same distance as it is to the moon. Any car that makes it that far is basicly a space shuttle in my book.
     
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    Found a silver vs acclaim auto on gumtree. same kit as mine. lowered, sports exhaust and a mild cam. Paint looks good and done 176k. Just popped up. People need it gone. Price dropped to $1500 from $2k. Sent a msg asked how much without the 18's that are far too blingy for my liking. Bloke said $1000 bucks. Gotta have a suss cant help it. Ill be cruising out to have a suss this arvo.
    The misses wants to sell her lancer so if its any good she can have it as a daily till she saves up money for a newer car. Then i get to pull all the good stuff out. Win/win maybe...
    ill update later
    Not getting my hopes up but ya never know. They might need the money badly
     
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    thats it there
     
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    So deposit is down. paints better then in pictures. has strut brace, pacemaker headers, full exhaust, new shocks all round, new rear pedders springs. Interior is abit shabby but auto shifts awesome and car went and sounded good.
    Bit of damage on front bar and guards. clear coat pealing on roof.
    I gave her a bootful and it went really well.
    For a thousand bucks with rego till november i am pretty happy.
    She needs abit of tlc but it was only a grand.
    The suspension and exhaust are worth heaps more the that. Not to mention the kit.
    Bargain
     
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    Nice, clean looking, could be basis of a sedan build to sit beside the ute!! , otherwise just a nice cheap, hopefully reliable good car
     
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    im thinking doner car once the misses saves enough to get herself a new car. Its abit rough to be honest. But runs well, doesnt blow smoke and the auto shifted well with no diff slap.
    Expectations weren t high going in but i was really surprised with how it went. The engine felt alot stronger then the donk in the ute which is the main reason i went to see it.
     
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    Hi mate
    nice pick up,nobody want's these 90's cars anymore so there are some nice bargains out there ....I have a seat of exec seats here in real good condition if the interior is real bad..missus wants em gone,they are in her girl cave ;)
     
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    Thats good cos i have a massive soft spot for the VS. No spoiler and nice square boot. love it
    what are ya after for them? that would be awesome cos it felt weird jumping out the ute which is super tidy inside to this one.
     
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    shoot me an offer :) prob best to come and have a look Im at 5113 postcode....
     
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    This got delivered today. i only saw and test drove it at dusk. Interior isn t as bad as i thought. Ill try giving her a shampoo before i think about cruising up main north to see ya wozza.
    Lots of red bushes underneath this car.
    Took a quick trip to sprints for thermostat and some cheap oil and spark plugs.
    Took housing off... heaps of crap in there. Got one out the shed that was better. Flushed the radiator. Put everything back together and managed to pinch gasket.
    Packed up and went inside haha.
    Tommorow ill get it happening.
    A cut and polish will do wonders for this car i reckon
    Has a sony deck and four speakers all working.
    The misses is on fence about it. Likes the ute better.
     
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    So flushed radiator and put new thermostat in. No leaks sweet. Take her for a quick cruise. No dramas.
    Get back home leave it running to check thermofans are operational. No Dice. Gets up to halfway on gauge. Turn off. Unplug Sensor start her up and away they go.
    Cant expect no hassles on a thousand dollar car haha
     
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    Yea, gotta expect a few problems/ dramas. Still seams like a bargain. Can't believe how good it looks. Up here 12 months rego will cost around $800 so 1000 for a car with some good bits on it ,yea good for the buyer
     
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    The front is abit worse but its definitly not to bad. just wanna cheaply iron out these little issues now rather then do it on side of road.
    The misses wants to go see her cousins on the farm friday night. About 200km round trip.
    Not sure if ill have it ready by then.
    The utes been parked at work all week and been driving the work van.
    More ebay bits rocked up for the ute yesterday. Expecting a couple more bits to arrive this week sometime
     
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    last post about my parts car for a while. Service done. Got about 7 litres of coolant into her. New oil, sparks, leads and a new coolant temp sensor. Fans still not turning on. Cant be arsed trying to get them working.
    If it gets hot ill just pull over and dis-connect the sensor. then they will be on. Read a few threads on here and some people have spent ages trying heaps of different things to get them going.
    Took her for a good thrashing round near my joint. Does shift nicely for a auto.
    I kept on looking at the strut brace thinking how good that will be on the ute
     
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    Hi Mate
    the temp gauge in the cluster are at best a rough guide only...the fans are triggered by the ecu temp sensor which is separate from the cluster gauge(on the VR/VS)...you need an diag cable and laptop, then you can see what ecu sender is reading...On my VR the gauge temp gets to just under red before fans kick in..on the missus vx the gauge is just over 1/2...both cars switch on the fans around the same temp according to the ecu temp sensor
     

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