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  1. J

    Vibration and shavings in oil.

    Hi all, I Have noticed a vibration around 2000rpm (comes around then, then goes) and maybe at a higher rpm, hard to tell. Ive done a oil change and noticed very small shavings in the oil, some appear to be copper? what should I be looking at before I make the call to strip the engine down...
  2. gr33nbastad

    Expensive bling for your supercharged VF

    Hi everyone. I have a quote from the guy in the US that makes these badges - turns out they are farkin expensive, but I thought I would post here to see if anyone wanted one. Billet aluminum, CNC machined, triple chrome plated and ceramic coated. They are $475 (aussie dollarydoos) each (!)...
  3. H

    V6 vf to v8 vf

    Hey so I'm putting an ls3 in my vf evoke I have a complete donor car but someone said once I remove the engine from the ls3 it will lock the computer anyone know anything about this?
  4. H

    2014 by evoke to ls3 beast

    Gonna be swapping my 2014 v6 evoke auto and dropping a modified ls3 auto in with new suspension wheels tyres brakes everything is anyone interested in seeing this happen tempted to film the whole process and restart my youtube channel while doing it lemme know
  5. H

    2014 vf1 to ls3 swap

    Hey guys need some help anyone ever swap an ls3 into a series 1? I've marked out everything I need just need to know if the mounts from 2014 to 2016 engines changed
  6. gr33nbastad

    LSA on LS3 build

    I picked up an LSA blower from Eagle Auto Parts, and after six weeks of back and forth, my local shop has lined everything up and will get building in a couple of weeks. This is the end-game (same colour as mine too!).
  7. M

    VE SS L77 ticking sounds

    Hi guys, Just bought a 2010 VE SSV REDLINE UTE, L77 With 140000km. Has a folder of receipts including 355rwkw dyno sheets. Sold to me as 'needs lifters replaced' and I got it for 11k. Im hoping that's a good price and that's all that's wrong with it. As I have just lost my house, 2 cars and...
  8. LS3_VE

    Built 416 LS3 Overheating

    Hi all In need of some help, have done a LS3 conversion which from day one has always pumped out drastically more heat the original L98 especially the trans, which I get given the mods and in general it runs like a dream except here is the issue I’m having(I mostly drive in sports auto it is my...
  9. Z

    Guard Rolling

    Hi everyone, This has probably already been asked but can anyone recommend the best place to roll guards on the North Side of Brisbane? I have a 2016 WN Caprice V Series 2 (VF or so I'm told). Who Bob Jane and Solden panel and paint have told me that due to the rear guard being double lip? Or...
  10. M

    Failed lifter or something else?

    Hi guys Just today when driving to my parent's house (45km) i noticed car was making a very loud whinying noise when I arrived, seem to be coming from the passenger top side of the engine (near the water pump and alternator), inside the cabinet it sounded like I had the fan/AC on max (was off)...
  11. Wickham_1995


    Hey guys, I have a 09 hsv e2 senny sig 6.2l and was looking under the rear seat at the wiring and i've noticed on the left hand side (Battery side) the wiring loom is exposed and in one it is melted and burnt. Would anyone know what this loom is for/controlling? Ive had 2 fuel pump failures in...
  12. Wickham_1995


    Hey guys, I have a 09 hsv e2 senny sig 6.2l and was looking under the rear seat at the wiring and i've noticed on the left hand side (Battery side) the wiring loom is exposed and in one it is melted and burnt. Would anyone know what this loom is for/controlling? Ive had 2 fuel pump failures in...
  13. V

    Build thread so far my '07 SSV (pic heavy)

    I first got my SSV a little over 3 years ago. when i purchased it, it had a small amount of work done (exhaust, walkinshaw growler style intake, 20 in rims and lowered springs and shocks). It made 270 rwhp. The below photo was a couple of months after buying her. I drove her around with the...
  14. VFSSBlackLS3

    VF LS3 harmonic balancer

    I purchased my LS3 VF SS about a month and a half ago... since purchasing it I've noticed that occasionally it idles a little bit rough on start... there isn't any noise, or lack of power, just a lumpy idle... But just yesterday on closer inspection I noticed that the harmonic balancer had a...
  15. VFSSBlackLS3

    Dirty coolant dipstick (yellow sludge)

    I have done a search on this but can't seem to find anything consistent on it... Basically when I check the radiator cap, the coolant is clean, red, and consistently full... But Today I was doing weekly check on fluids and other things. I checked the coolant dipstick and found it was coated in a...
  16. VFSSBlackLS3

    VF LS3 tick under car

    Hi I realise that people have probably brought up issues like this in the past but now that the vehicles have been out for a couple of years I thought it might be better if I just made a new post... Basically when I get underneath my car I can hear a tick sound that sounds very similar to an...
  17. D

    VE 6.0L Cam and lifter failure

    Hi Everyone, I have a series 2 SSV with the L77 6.0 Litre engine. It had a top end rebuild with a few upgrades in 2014, has done approx 60,000kms since. Here are the specs: Comp cams 114° lsa Duration @ .050" intake 224 exhaust 230 Lift Intake .581 exhaust .588 Morel tie bar lifters Stainless...
  18. VFSSBlackLS3

    Retaining low end power while modding

    Hi, I have the option to buy a cheap but good quality VCM OTR intake for my VF SS LS3, and I'm curious to know is it possible to achieve hi output horsepower gains, while at the same time maintaining low end torque or improving low end torque, when it comes to installing mods such as headers and...
  19. abuch47

    Ute exhaust from a maloo GenF2 to a VF2SS.

    I love the stock sound but want just a bit more while also just starting some simple mods. Want to upgrade the exhaust slightly while still retaining the bimodal control and stock look for warranty/service. Searched and seen a fair bit about HSV exhaust system swaps to SS but unsure on the...

    GM Motorsport August Intake & Tune special $990

    Hey Guys, Wondering if anyone else has taken up the GM Motorsport August Intake & Tune special offer? I have a VF2 SSVRL ute Auto & I got mine done yesterday... left the exhaust stock and just went for Ramjet 3 Intake and the tune... Certainly made a big difference to power right across the...
  21. Mitchell Pope

    VZ Calais- Alloytec to LS Conversion

  22. J

    Ls3 Harmonic Balancer

    Any one any good with Ls Harmonic Balancers ? I am replacing my harmonic balancer on my ls3. I have pulled the old one off but I can’t press the new one on. It’s a Auto so I can’t lock up the engine and I also can’t get it on enough to put the bolt on and pull it in. Any suggestions ??
  23. VXBaz

    [LS3] WN Caprice LS3 to GTS power - how?

    Hi, I'm a chauffer driver/owner operator and also a car nut and am considering upgrading my current WN seies 1 (6.0 litre) to a newer LS3 powered WN Series 2...just because I want to own the last and greatest Caprice ever made. What are the differences between the GTS LS3 (325kw?) and the...
  24. L

    Best exhaust options to suit LS3 maloo

    G'day guys, just interested in exhaust set ups/options you all may be running on your LS3s. Thinking of fitting Pacemaker extractors backed up with a full 3" Manta stainless system on my 09 E2 Maloo... Would be great if anyone is running this set up could give me some feed back, or any other...

    VF2 LS3 Ute vs Sedan 0-100, 0-400m, drags etc

    Hey Guys, Wondering if anyone has any info or stories comparing the utes vs sedans for straight line acceleration? I have the 17' ssv redline ute and was just curious if anyone knows how they stack up against a sedan.. i assume being a bit lighter the ute would have a slight edge... glad of...
  26. HDTLS3 VF2 SS


    I put some photos up before of my VF2 SS Black Edition but now with the decals ita finished. And yes I know it needs to be lowered, that will happen soon. Just wanted to showcase my pride and joy for all you SS lovers outh there. Ive included a photo of one of the real vf hdt blue meanie as a...
  27. Graham Hatton

    VF HSV SV 1 3/4" headers, cats etc sale

    hi everyone I have replaced my exhaust system on a Maloo 340kw with the SV pack. I'm looking at selling the HSV tri-Y 1 3/4" headers, cats and 2 1/2" centre section. This system is a nice upgrade for those with standard manifolds and stock 2 1/4" centre section. I'm thinking of putting it on...
  28. monstar

    VFII V8 exhaust specs - PipeMax

    I use PipeMax software to design headers and exhausts, here's some useful tidbits to consider when choosing an exhaust for a near stock LS3: 304 kW LS3 Cylinder Ignition Interval = 90 degrees Peak HP @ 5700 RPM Hertz frequency = 47.5 Hz Target EGT= 1364.4 degrees F at end of 4 second 600...
  29. N

    My 2016 VF SS Black Edition

    Hi guys, its my first post here and just wanted to share my 2016 SS Black Edition. Its not completely done yet, ive still got the old school decals and a hdt badge to go on and my new number plate [HDTLS3] is on its way. Just wanted to hear some feedback to see if everyone else likes it as much...
  30. N

    [LS3] LS3 PCV Setup Advice

    Hi All, Does anyone have any advice on the PCV piping/hose setup on an LS3 dropped into an earlier model Commodore? I have my LS3 crate motor ready to drop into my VY SS Sedan, but can't find factory hoses that match the fitting locations on the engine. Have people made their own...
  31. Vk vf build

    Vk vf build

    This is my vk build inspired by the vf commodore.
  32. dgp

    [VIC] WTB VFII LS3 stock cats

    DESCRIPTION: Wanted to Buy ITEM: Hi all, I am wanting to buy a set of VFII LS3 standard catalytic converters. LOCATION: I am located in Warrnambool Victoria but do get up to Melbourne on a regular basis. CONDITION: Used or near new DELIVERY/PICK UP INFORMATION: I am happy to pay for postage...
  33. N

    Vt-Vz LS Oil Cooler Adapter Clearance

    Has anyone on here used this ProFlow GM LS Oil Cooler Adapter? I have my motor out of the car currently and looking at this adapter it really looks like the fittings coming off the bottom would foul the cross member. Anyone got any experience? Recommendation of fittings/angles etc? For...
  34. Patt

    VF II SS V - lost its growl!

    Hi guys! Im a proud owner of a 2016 vf SS V and WHAT A CAR!! What sold it for me was the natural noise that came from the car (the roar, the crackle). But (sadly) after driving it for 15000kms now, it's lost its grunt and all the noise with it. It sounds really below average and very...
  35. N

    VY LS1 to LS3 Troubles

    So my LS3 has arrived to replace my (very) tired LS1. I will use the converter box for the reluctor wheel, sensors etc, and replace the throttle body with a cable (probably Holley) TB. I had thought that all of the LS1 bolt-ons would fit the LS3 however, and it seems I'm wrong. The LS1 P/S Pump...
  36. B

    LS3 water pump compatible with L98?

    Hi all, Need some advice. I was supplied with an LS3 water pump incorrectly. I only realised as I have gone to fit the top radiator hose. Everything else, bolts pulleys and belts fitted up fine. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this water pump is still OK to run on the L98 engine. Can I...
  37. SS Flo Rida

    Oil Grade preferences for your LS3

    I'm wondering if anyone has up spec'd their engine oil from the recommended Dexos 5/30? I've recently heard different opinions and of guys running a 5/40 grade non Dexos. Interesting... So peeps what's the good oil??
  38. SS Flo Rida

    Has anyone cammed their VF series 2 yet?

    I'm booked for a cam upgrade for my VF2 W375 auto in July and wanted to ask if anyone else has changed their bump stick and how have you found it?
  39. M

    [LS3] Vs ute Ls3 Conversion

    Wanting to know of anyone who makes or knows who makes ls3 conversion kits for a 99 vs ute. Cheers :)
  40. B

    Holden and HSV Gen IV Engine Number Prefixes

    I've been compiling this list for quite some time, hopefully it will help identify these engines when offered as replacement or conversion units in the future. Please note that this list is a work in progress and while all care has been taken, being based mainly on information found across the...