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What did you do to your VR/VS today?

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Wozza

    Wozza Well-Known Member

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    After a few weeks of what I thought was tranny issues....ended up I think to be the yum char TPS going tits up...Apparently our cars are now to old to carry parts, after going to 6 auto shops finally found a repco that had one on the self and it was a delphi one(by that time Id taken a cheapie) :)
     
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    Ebay is the go for a TPS if you can wait. Last one i bought i got from Repco and it was $55. Normally i pay about $30 to $35. I'm on my second Delphi TPS in three years. OEM aint what it used to be.
     
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    Min was $51...was a fuelmiser one but plastered with the delphi logo all over it...think delphi must be pimping out their name ;)
    Bit over ebay buy from aus shipped from china....yeah right.....GST loophole....not to mention 2 weeks of auspost draggin their butt
     
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    Yeah know what you mean about time to arrive. Mine too was reboxed. Mine wouldn't shift so i had topay for one at Repco, couldn't wait 10 days.
     
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    Blah now I have a check engine light.....and yes the engine is still there....I checked :)...... code 45, o2 is working but all over the place, so might be time for a Italian tune up ;)
     
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    I took a photo of them all. Worked on the vt today. Steering boot and degrease. IMG_20190515_193711.jpg
     
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    what is an Italian tune up?
     
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    You can also do the same with a bottle of water....
     
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    Subaru do a very good upper engine cleaning foam at $20 a can.
     
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    In other words, give it the beans.
     
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    Not as much fun as the Italian method.
     
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    yeah around here its normally done at 4am with the throttle pegged...when it go's bang you will know what the issue was, or your in need of new tyres :D

    I live at the base of Adelaide hills and have a road (just up the road lol) good incline with 80 then 100kmh over the top...My test track ;)
     
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    Italian tune aka Rev tune haha

    Old taxi trick was water bottle spray mist into carby or throttle body...subie cylinder cleaner makes more smoke.
     
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    Replaced Bailey channel on my driver's door, new rubber is super plump now so the window is a little sluggish as it almost closed

    Also replaced reversing camera, so now I can see any short obstacles when reversing, kids/poles
     
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    Swapped to VF SV6 wheels over from the ute to the Statesman and put the black ones on the ute.
    20190516_140102.jpg
     
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    What's the go with the Torrie ????
     
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    good eye, i have the statesman at a mates place whom has a few tor torries
     
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    Sounds like Black Top Road ???
     
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    Yup and then down to the drift ring round about and down uley rd ;)
     
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