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  1. LachieCaprice

    Wh Statesman vs Caprice

    Hey guys looking at buying a Holden wh statesman or caprice and just wanted to know the difference between the Statesman and Caprice both are v8 thanks for your time
  2. LachieCaprice

    Holden Wh Statesman

    Hello all hoping your well I’m currently looking for my first project car , I’m looking at wh Holden Statesman or Caprice v8 I’ve always had a great respect for the old Caprice and Statesman and would like to restore to former glory as a weekender do you think these are going to be...
  3. LachieCaprice

    Holden Vr Caprice

    Hello All (new to justcommodores) hoping your all well I’m in the market for my first project car, I have always loved the old Statesman’s and Caprices. I’ve been offered a Vr v6 caprice in good condition but I’m not sure whether I should be chasing a v8 or not. This has nothing to do with...
  4. Inthepanelshop

    [VIC] WH statesman/caprice/grange

    Anyone out there ever cut up a WH for mini tubs? If so hit us up with link, pics and some advice too! TIA
  5. S

    Omenous 1st experience; should I try again?

    Hello everyone, My name is Shady and I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. So, here's a little story. last year, I sold my old Mercedes Benz (which probably was my 14th or 15th) after 10 joyous, tumultuous years. I'm not exactly in a desperate need to have a motor vehicle in my garage, but in...
  6. IA148461

    Recommendations for Driveshaft Couplings.

    Hello. I need to replace the driveshaft couplings and centre bearing on my 2004 WK Statesman but I am not sure what to go with. Holden want $1315.00 to replace the whole driveshaft then $412 to fit it. I found a set (2 Couplings and centre bearing) made by Cozza for $96.00 online. Repco sell 1...
  7. P

    Possible Head Gasket problem?

    ok, so i originally had a coolant leak above by water pump in a +410K Kilometer Vs 1996 statesman. I changed a couple of a o-rings that went through to the aircon and other coolant passages. This seemed to fix the problem. This was quite a large leak at the time with lots of coolant sitting on...
  8. G

    VS Statesman Towbar - Installed Pics please

    Hi, I'm looking for a secondhand towbar for my 1995 VS Stateman which I'm planning to install myself. I've found a couple online (over 100km away) with pictures but, having looked under the of the car, I can't visualize how they would fit around the fuel tank and diff. Some examples which...
  9. L

    Overheating/coolant leaking issue L67

    G'day, I have an 04 L67 statesman. I've recently had steam and boiling coolant leaking from the left hand side of the radiator near the top hose. Temp gauge fluctuates on freeway to work and overheating happens if I make a detour between freeway and my house (to the supermarket and so on). I...
  10. Champagnerusty

    1998 Vs statesman s3 5L stereo & steering wheel controls

    Hi all, first time posting, I’m super stuck and can’t find anything for statesman’s on here, so hoping someone can help from here. So I have a 1998 vs statesman s3 5L and I’m hooking up a kenwood stereo, and trying to get the steering wheel controls to work as well, i bought the 100$ Swc adaptor...
  11. J

    wn caprice v to vf gts front end

    Hey all Ok, so, just picked up a wn cappy v and its basically gone straight on the hoist for a host of upgrades, but, i don't (and i don't think anyone does) like the front ends. So that brings me to my question, vf front end swap? To my knowledge the front frame is identical back to 2006...
  12. E

    WK Caprice Electrical Issues

    Hey guys I'm new here, I've just taken ownership of a WK Caprice 5.7 model When I start the car, it displays on the dash, ABS failed, SRS failed along with a check engine signal and a few other things. I've inherited the car and my uncle, the previous owner, says he's had it looked at and the...
  13. J

    Favourite model of Holden Statesman / Caprice?

    I've looked around for this question and peoples opinions, but I haven't been able to find anything. So, I thought I'd make it myself! What was your favourite Model of Statesman / Caprice? I'd have to say mine would be the WK / WL. I reckon it had a whole lot more class than anything from the...
  14. W

    2002 WH Statesman Engine Noise - Video Included

    Recently bought the car and have been driving it like a slug, after a week it has started to develop a new engine noise and being a potato when it comes to anything more than basics I think its more appropriate to ask a community that may know what they are talking about. Some other notes: It...
  15. S

    Voltage is key

    Not a question but just wanted to share some experience with you. Picked my 2007 caprice up for the dealer yesterday, took it home and put the child seats in and went off for a drive in the new whip... The the trouble started. After turning the car on (sounded like the battery was low when it...
  16. L

    WK Stato used car problems

    G'day, after having lived without a car for some time i hastily bought the first available one i saw that i liked (i know, recipe for disaster). It's a WK stato supercharged V6, one of my many dream cars, also the first car i bought from a non dealership. Anyway, it has a few problems: 1. Key...
  17. J_Caprice

    Jordy's Vs Series 3 Caprice - Build Thread

    Hey guys, been using these forums for years (even since before my account was made) but have never posted anything until now. Thought id throw up a bit of an overview of my weekender as you don't see to many clean ones anymore. I've had the car for about 2 years so have a few things to cover and...
  18. T

    LS1 Statesman WL 2006 Running Very Rich

    Heys Guys i am new here. I have Holden Caprice/Statesman 2005 with Stock LS1 GenIII. I am getting 8 mpg average. People said they are getting around 500 km on full tank but i am getting around 350 km. I spent a lot of money and also took car to many mechanics but they found nothing. Plugs are...
  19. vthed

    WL RPM not displaying correctly/faulty tacho?

    Having some issues with my WL Caprice 5.7L. Car runs great bar the issue I'm having with the tacho. The car never misses a beat and is great on fuel and power. When I start driving the RPM seems to be correct but as I drive (probably within 5-10 minutes), the RPM starts to drop and eventually...
  20. DeathSammich

    L67 Wiring Harness Issue

    L67 has been put together but won't crnak at all. I ran a wire on the starter motor and it tries to crank so it isn't faulty. I used a statement harness I believe and the engine is a VX l67 and it's in a VT series 1. I'm using the VT ecu and BCM with the Ecotec Memcal that was in it just to make...
  21. danielnitschke

    WK Statesman Catback - in NZ???

    Hi Everyone, I've got a 2003 WK Statesman V8 LS1, over here in tiny New Zealand. I've been trying to source a catback exhaust to fit, but retailers here simply don't really stock them. I've found a few on eBay which look promising, but the shipping to NZ is often around $400-500AUD; which is...
  22. danielnitschke

    WK Statesman Heater/Fan Issue

    Hi All, Got a 03 WK Statesman. The heater seems to have only either two operations that actually do something Off, or HIGH. There is no inbetween (ie. Fan on 1,2,3). Pressing the FAN up and down buttons adds an extra notch to the indicator on the central display, but things only actually...
  23. D

    VX Calais Brake Lights are haunted

    Haunted. Yes. Haunted. Now I have your attention, does anybody know why or have the same issue as this? My Brake lights decide to stop working occasionally. Like they will be on and fine for a while, then they stop working and start working again when they feel like it. We have replaced...
  24. Z

    Vs Statesman courtesy lights

    I have just installed series 3 statesman door trims in my VS equipe and didn't have the harness for the courtesy lights, I was wondering if there's a way to utilise the lights without the harness? Thanks
  25. V

    VR HDT Statesman

    Hey guys just bought a vr statesman and was going through receipts when I found receipts for some hdt work down at bill Lee autos. Only thing it said was new gearbox to hdt specs but I also found dyno sheets from a few years later claiming 150rwkw which seemed a little high for a 5 litre. Has an...
  26. C

    Looming for vs statesman rear garnish

    Want to buy a vs statesman rear garnish series 2 or 3 (silver trim) with hsv badge!
  27. Hussy

    Change colour to black or leave original burgundy over silver? Nux don't hurt me lol

    hi all not much on forums but have a quick question. I finally brought that stato I wanted but needs few things to get upto scratch. So I was thinking I like black colours and all my cars have been black so paint this vs black but then I'm getting told don't do it, don't screw with the original...
  28. D

    Wh caprice bonnet ornament blank?

    So I have a wh caprice with the stand up bonnet ornament and have had to take it off due to where I have to park my car during the day at the moment and have a question: since the paint underneath is starting to chip off is there any way I can buy kinda like a blank piece to cover it like the...
  29. Holden Statesman/Caprice Wagon aka the Lexadore

    Holden Statesman/Caprice Wagon aka the Lexadore

    So this is my toyota lexcen which we all know IS a holden at heart. full statesman conversion including all interior from carpet to seatbelts and even rear seats
  30. Ant011

    WK statesman seats in a VZ executive

    Hi guys, I have aquired some statesman seats to fit to my car and was just wondering if there will be any wiring issues i am going to face and any ways to get around them if i do thanks
  31. moocow

    WH LS1 Manual Conversion

    Hi all, So I'm looking at converting my LS1 WH Statesman to a manual. I have the opportunity to use a VY SS ute as the donor car, the ute would get my auto in return. As far as I understand, I'll need the clutch and brake pedals, the clutch lines, cylinder and reservoir, the flywheel, clutch...
  32. mardyeas

    eurovox 8490v in vs statesman calais III

    hi all. i pulled apart the console today to put an aftermarket head unit in and came across a black cable i am not familiar with? it is protruding from the left side (looking from front of unit) and is not removable. decided not to take the head unit out until i know what it is? i thought maybe...
  33. V

    VR Cruise control wont set

    Hey guys just picked up a vr 5 litre statesman and the cruise isnt activating. Green light comes on, orange stays on if i hold the button then goes out when i release it. Have bridged the second brake switch made no difference. Relay clicks and fuses are good and the module has been replaced...
  34. J

    diff questions.

    Hey guys. Just bought a WK Statesman. Diff is stuffed (clunks at low speed, 5-10km/h) , what diffs will fit? Are the VY ute diffs the same? Are any VT-VY sedan diffs able to fit? Any difference between the V6 and V8 diffs? I can get a VX V6 Calais diff for $50. I can get a VY SS ute diff for...
  35. Hussy

    Hole in airbag cover

    Hi I'm a new to the forums. Wanted to ask a quick question and that is I'm thinking of buying a vs statesman 5ltr I saw and i realised there is a hole in the airbag cover just on the right (see pic) Is there anyway the cover comes off to replace that? I'm usually good at working on cars but...
  36. B

    1998 VS Statesman Ignition Barrel Same as VT-VX????

    HI Guys I was just wondering does anyone know if the VS series 2 statesmans had the same Ignition Barrel as the VT to VX commodores? I thought being a statesman and a series two they probably would... Any information would be appreciated
  37. M

    Variotronic Power Steering Pump vs Standard

    Have heard rumour that the Statesman/Calais (Variotronic) Power Steering Pumps differ to the Standard Commodore ones. The AC Delco catalogue seems to confirm this with different part number listed for Standard/Variotronic Pumps. Can anyone confirm this? Issues is VS Statesman 5L: The...
  38. moocow

    WH Statesman voltage issues

    Hey guys, I have a 2001 WH LS1 Statesman. My alternator recently died and I just replaced it today. I started it and checked the voltage across the battery terminals and it was just above 14v, so where it should be. I drove around town and everything seemed good. Got out on the open road...
  39. moocow

    WH LS1 shift kit

    Hey guys, Yesterday I bought a WH statesmen. It's an LS1 and apparently has a 4L60e transmission. I have a 4L60e trans out of a VS commodore that I put a stage 2 shift kit in. I want to transfer it to my stato and I'm wondering, are the valve bodies the same? As in, can I just take the valve...
  40. moocow

    Cd stacker with aftermarket head unit

    Hey guys, I've just bought a wh statesman and it has a 10 CD stacker with the factory cassette head unit. Just wondering if there's a way to install an aftermarket head unit and still use the stacker? Is there a separate controller available? The head unit I want doesn't have a disc tray...
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