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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Super Coach, Jan 20, 2017.
Burning a hole in the concrete.
How have people been finding the MRC on the LEs .
Hope they have it hidden away.
At least yours is sitting at the dealers - mine was built early August and still no sign at the dealership!
Looking at November delivery now.
Fantastic. From a smooth, soft, quiet Calais like comfort ride, with light steering, to a supurbly balanced, grunty, growly ride, with firm, sharp and direct steering, all at the turn of a dial. That, and two settings in between. It is simply superb.
Thanks for the reply . Nice to hear it's loving up to expectations .
I've always kept mine in "Perf"
I find the steering a bit heavy at slow speed so keep it in sport. That said, had the car in performance mode last weekend up in the mountains and torque vectoring was a revelation. Totally unnecessary for the street though.
To answer the original question, MRC feels like witchcraft, going over bumps feels totally different to non-MRC suspension.
I think you'll find its the 1mth check up and not 1st service as 1st service due 9ths or 15,000km. The dealer that completes the 1mth check (free) receives a payment from Holden HQ (money for jam as its only a check), not oil change.
The original selling dealer pays for the first service, if you can even call it that. Holden pays nothing, in fact they don't even do it on their own cars to save cost.
It's literally just a chance for the dealer to have extra contact with the driver in order to build retention and for the driver to express any concerns they might have from the first month of ownership.
If you modify your car without regard for engineering and treat it like a two bob 80s Corolla then one of the things that may fall apart are the needle bearings inside the rocker arms. Only actually read of that happening once, never in Australia though.
So less chance than winning the Casket.
Seems another fabricated fear mongering money spinner for speed shops like lifter failure on L77.
I know about rockers and bearings and yes it’s a furphy, but you can’t stop people signing up paying thousands to surgically remove perfectly good, innovative and over engineered features because of unscrupulous mechanics tales.
Thanks for the clarification, the service manager from where I bought both VF2's told me they get a $90 (from memory) payment from Holden HQ, bloody dealerships and their lies.
WTF? Really that sux
Thanks for the clarification. I was aware that it was not an oil change and just a "check" if you call it that and it was an opportunity for the owner to advise of any issues or concerns. I will arrange my check over the next week after I have done just over a 1000km so I can have an opportunity for the car to run in. Currently I am very impressed with the quality, finish, performance of the car and it is a pleasure to drive and gives me a smile every time I drive it. I have noticed the improvement in quality and finish compared to my July build 2013 Calais V and it is a credit to the now retrenched workers at Elizabeth.
I agree with 426Cuda comments. As I have commented in an earlier post, I am amazed at the quality of the ride in the first 3 modes as I have not put the MSE in track mode. I find the ride better than my Calais V wagon over the same roads from smooth Suburban to segmented concrete roads to B grade country roads but one road condition where the Calais V is better is over fine corrugated dirt roads. Having said this the MSE is still good over these conditions. One other aspect is the steering changes over the different modes is excellent and I having the MRC was one of the reasons I bought the MSE over an Redline and I it has proven that I made the right decision.
Thanks Monstar, another tail of woe possibly perpertraited by those who can make some financial gain out of it. I'm often surprised how automotive after-market companies know more about engine/component design than the engineers at GM/Ford etc who are paid specialists in their area and do nothing else, piston design included, (ref offset gudeon pins). Probably the main difference is the need for durability to be built into the component from the manufactures as opposed to the after-market industry.
Almost 50 years apart, but two of the best Holdens.
Haven't seen a Brougham in years!
Party in the boot!
Yep, and room to fiddle in the engine bay.
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