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VZ 2nd hand / recondition engine

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by JCurt86, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. JCurt86

    JCurt86 New Member

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    Hello Everyone

    I put my car in for a service today and the mechanic said that there was oil in airtake pipe and timing chains are noisey and various other oil leaks and that i will be up for a new engine, it only has 191k on the clock and apparently was serviced regularly.

    i live a 40 mins away north of Brisbane, would anyone know of any places i can either buy a 2nd hand motor or a recondition motor?

    its a alloytec 10HBA v6 engine

    thank you
    Jade
     
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    Repco Morayfield will be able to help with reconditioned engine, also Narangba Wreckers for second hand, but I would be going to another mechanic first.
    I have a good mechanic on the coast at Warana.
    Reliable and not a thief.
    Just to put you in the picture, I had a mate with a diesel Pajero with leaking injector pump, was quoted $6500 to fix, my mechanic did it for $330
    PM me for his contact if you want it.
     
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    Well now i am not sure if i need a new motor or not

    getting told different things but this is the report that i got from my mechanic, if anyone knows just by looking at the report if i need to get a 2nd hand motor or not that would be great.
     

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    The report certainly shows supply and fit second hand engine at $3990 but I have to agree with black ve.
    Oil and coolant is much cheaper than parts and labour.
    Looking at the report, only thing I would seriously check would be the front wheel bearing, and maybe the indicator(depending on how bad) so the cops don't harass you.
    Don't know what the RACQ costs these days but I would suggest you sign up with them.
    The report means you would be spending almost $6000 on a car worth all of about $3000 once it is fixed.
     
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    yeah i took it for a drive today and its not blowing smoke, don't notice any loss in power, i didn't really notice anything except for a tapping sound, i'll take it to another mechanic and see what they say, other then that i'll just sign up to RACQ and see what happens

    thanks for the advice :)

    cheers
    Jade
     
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    Honestly sounds like bullshit - at the most it may need the timing chain done at some stage if it throws a check engine light, but just because of a few oil leaks etc is not a good enough reason to condemn the engine.

    A little oil in the intake pipe is normal, just needs to be cleaned out every now and then

    Sounds like they are trying to take you for a ride
     
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    yeah i've used this mechanic for years now but since the head mechanic has left and another mechanic has taken over its gone down hill, so now im in need to find another mechanic, the one rambunctious suggested sounds good, but on some days might be a little far to travel for me so going to have to scout out a local one i guess.
     
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    I clean oil from my air intake duct every time i service my vz. Have done ever since i started servicing it myself. I also have oil leaks around the front of my engine which i assume would get fixed if or when i do the timing chains. Until then ill just keep the oil changes up and keep driving it.

    I thought about getting a recon motor to change it out if the original fails but meh there's time for that if it happens.
     
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    I'd say they might be incompetent rather than deceptive.
     
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    shueardm:-
    What he said, or both. I am 75 years old now and I am convinced that a lot of mechanics seem to be wanting to write their own cheques, and it gets worse as I get older. My daughter had to pay a mechanic @1100 for a new thermostat in a VZ V6 Commodore. There are methods for doing this job on this forum which would take my 23 year old grandson about 3 hours to complete.
    I now own the car and that is one less job I have to worry about for a while.
     
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    Have to agree with you graham.
    I'm thankful my tired old body still allows me to do most of my own work.
    I believe it is better to pay a physio or chiropractor rather than get stitched by the mechanics.
    They're not all thieves but we sure remember the ones that are.
     
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