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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Jun 19, 2017.
4 brand new tyres, windows tinted, windscreen replaced.
Starting to come together!
Fitted the drivers door seal rubber, so much spring in the new rubber i have to slam the door now to close properly lol.
Been busy for past few months, converted from 5spd getrag to powerglide.
Hard wired in the iq3 , tach adaptor, dedicated map sensor for water/meth.
Ditched innovate o2 setup, eas causing my hair to fall out, the most unreliable gauge i have ever seen.
so installed FAST o2 wideband with after market gauge, no more 60 sec delay before o2 starts working.
Installed new shifter, had to hack stock conole but everything fits, and looks like all my wiring is finally done.
Tune is a mess, and needs to be redone to suit new trans.
Will post some pics when i get the time
checked the spare tyre air pressure and it was flat under 10 pounds its been a few years since i last check it.... pump it upto 40 psi checked the valve for leaks with a bit of spit
spayed the ratchet with inox and gave the wheel a clean
Yeah mine was full of gravel when I lowered it a few months back, probably 10lb too.
Found out i have a leaking heater core. I sorted suspected it but a fluorescent tinge to the evap condensation has confirmed it. Its not bad enough to worry about and the cost will be probably 300 bucks by the time i add 1.5hrs of labor to fit the new core, so it can wait until winter.
Something to read
Yeah, you provided a link to that for me before Pete. I might just wack it in my favourites so I have it ready. Chopping the pipes is how I can have it done for 1.5hrs labour. Although not sure if the rad tech will be happy to replace it this way. Might have to replace it myself.
Took some pics today, hoping to get it to the dyno soon, waiting on speedo gear and torque converter dust cover
I chucked in an old photo showing the blower manifold without the blower, really low style eh, bonnet shuts without hitting
sorry hit wrong button and posted too early
rest of pics here
Found 20min to work on the car. Brake pedal clip undone, m/cyl brakelines cracked ready to undo, strut bracket removed.
Kinda fiddly going back and forth between metric and standard.
I also reckon you could mount vz master to VR booster if you didn't mind it all sitting on an angle.
If I'm lucky I'll get more time on it later tonight.
Well I'm reminded once again why i don't carry dirt in the tub of the ute...... I think i said the same thing 9 months ago.
Ordered a new water pump yesterday. The last one only lasted about 13 months. Gone with Gates this time, over a GMB, hoping it will last a few years. I remember feeling the bearing a few months back and it felt like it had movement. It was about the same time I noticed the tiniest weep, now it's a fair old weep. I suspect the new Chinese GMB's are fitted with dodgy bearings that cause leaks after a while. This is the second relatively new GMB that has failed prematurely.
Just bought my first gen oil filter. Servicing it hopefully this weekend. I will be interested to see if the lifter noise is reduced on start up with a gen filter over a Cooper. Either way from what I have read on JC gen is the go, even if they cost $12 as apposed to $5 for a Cooper when on sale. I priced up Delco Platinum plugs but they want $15ea. I can buy Bosch Platinum for $10ea or maybe less, elsewhere so won't be ordering any of those soon.
Gave the ute a service. I used a gen filter this time as recommended by a few members. Used Nulon mineral 20/50 as that was about the cheapest i could get without using Black & Gold. Checked the front pads and left side is wearing a tiny bit more than the right side. Not sure why, although it does seem to grab a tad harder on that side if braking hard on gravel. Looks like i will need pads within 10k. Probably fit the new rotors and pads at the next service in 5k. I have a funny whine coming from the engine which has only appeared in the last month.? No idea what it is?
Used the maloo,
picked missus and her dog ( Lucky ) up and went out to Port Stephens .
Colette, away from Nelson Bay and all the holiday crowds.
Way cooler than Maitland. Lucky had a great time, exploring bush, beach and water.
I got to wash maloo when we got back, clean all that doggy drool of the tray tops and sides.
Yesterday I tried to start my VS V6 wagon that has been sitting for about 6 months. No fire, added 20lts fresh petrol. Checked spark and then found no fuel.
Hot wired the pump and just heard silence. Picked up a new pump from SCA today and pulled out the sender after draining fuel.
Should have also got new intank return line but was praying it was all good until I found this WTF! !! - how do you do that? - see pic
No wonder why the old pump died.
Just need to put the dash and interior back together before it goes back on the road.
Installed some flat top pistons and sanded the rocker covers ready for some autosol and elbow grease. Elbow grease is running low lol.
Do you have the sort after VN alloy covers?
The brake pad is binding because the caliper slider is binding. My LHS rear outer pad was worn to metal. Pulled all the caliper sliders off, cleaned the **** out, lubed and replaced pads and rear rotors. Fuel economy has reduced drastically. Hard to tell what the whine would be without furteh detail of the noise. Where does it seem to come from. Always there?QUOTE="losh1971, post: 3000894, member: 66009"]Gave the ute a service. I used a gen filter this time as recommended by a few members. Used Nulon mineral 20/50 as that was about the cheapest i could get without using Black & Gold. Checked the front pads and left side is wearing a tiny bit more than the right side. Not sure why, although it does seem to grab a tad harder on that side if braking hard on gravel. Looks like i will need pads within 10k. Probably fit the new rotors and pads at the next service in 5k. I have a funny whine coming from the engine which has only appeared in the last month.? No idea what it is?[/QUOTE]
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