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Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 03-07-13, 21:28
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - engine

I was a bit tired of the RB30E which I had in there (was from my first VL, the one in there now is the original RB30 block fitted in the factory), that block I've still got & is worn out (need to go...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 02-07-13, 20:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By RB30DEVL
Starting my VL after not going for 4 years

These are some pictures I took of my VL after it has been sitting outside for 4 years as up until now, I had no where to store it, as my avatar says it has an RB30DE motor (non turbo) and the car has...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 12-06-13, 21:40
Replies: 57
Views: 9,032
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - VF

Yeah and it would be nice to get better service from Holdens customer service department about these cars, the people through there and the dealers have been less than helpful when it comes to...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 11-06-13, 20:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,876
Posted By RB30DEVL
VF Commodore SSV sportswagon

As a lot of you may know the VF Commodore has been released this month, the next car I want to buy will most likely be the one mentioned in the heading or a later model, the catch is the Holden...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 10-06-13, 17:07
Replies: 21
Views: 2,633
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - VLs

Yeah, the main thing with them is to check for rust around the front & rear windows, also around the boot seal & inside the boot, also the high pressure pumps are known to fail on them when the fuel...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 28-04-13, 20:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,538
Posted By RB30DEVL
VF Commodore instruments

I've seen pictures of the VF Commodore, very nice looking car and I'm sure it is a very good car too, the only area I think they went wrong with is in the area of "ergonomics" (style,design, how...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 07-04-13, 19:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By RB30DEVL
Making of the Commodore

I think Holden had a very unusual approach to building the Commodore but I believe effective , this was with the VB Commodore and the engineers took the car through the desert & snow, etc, no other...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 07-04-13, 19:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - VL won't start


Yes! , there are many other things, such as a loss of compression due to a broken timing belt, etc , this would lead to no spark in a VL too because that is driven off the camshaft on the sixes,...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 30-03-13, 22:50
Replies: 76
Views: 26,088
Posted By RB30DEVL
re- VL Calais

My opinion is "NO!", just buy another shell of a VL and start off with that, the one you have is just too good to cut up.

I've had to do that to VL's which have probably sat outside for 9 - 10...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 16-03-13, 19:51
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
Posted By RB30DEVL
using E10 in a VL Commodore

I figured on a higher compression engine it's o.k. to use E10 since it's octane rating is really 94, not 91 ,more modern Holdens like the Alloytec 3 litre V6 run a compression ratio of 11.7:1 and can...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 16-03-13, 18:28
Replies: 19
Views: 6,440
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - high compression RB30

My RB30DE was probably putting out that sort of power (actually, I'd say it would've been, I was able to get up to 180 km/h in 3rd gear), the listed power for an RB30DE is that, an RB25DE is 110RWKW,...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 16-03-13, 16:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - rust repair

Windscreens O'Brien have a moulding to fit a VL, I got one fitted to mine about 9 years ago when I had a new windscreen fitted, the only thing is they have to cut the windscreen out to do it and...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 01-03-13, 22:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By RB30DEVL
re , kms on my VL

The one sitting my backyard, it has done over 500,000 kms but that engine block has had a rering and had RB25DE pistons & cylinder head fitted, that engine has done about 200,000 kms since I built it...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 01-03-13, 22:04
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - 500 RPM idle

From memory, on an RB30 the idle speed should be around 700 - 750 RPM, probably would pay to clean up the IAC valve & throttle body then unplug the IAC valve (do this while the engine is warm) then...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 01-03-13, 21:39
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - idling at 3000RPM

IAC or cold start valve stuck open?

Throttle body butterfly seized & stuck open?

Try crimping off the bypass hose for the IAC / cold start valve to see if that's the problem, if that doesn't...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 07-02-13, 22:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,866
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - cutting out

Yeah, I remember the days when the RB30E in my VL did that in Newcastle, it turned out to be a faulty ignition coil.

Had it parked in the garage and idling one day (like 12 years ago) and the car...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 28-01-13, 17:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,110
Posted By RB30DEVL
Alloytec in VL

I wrote a thread on this a while back and I was thinking of going this way with the VL, since Holden make a good engine now (my granddad has got 271,000 kms out of his VZ without a problem), though...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 28-01-13, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - scrubbing

The lowest recommended height for a Commodore is FE2 or 30mm lower than standard height (about the same ,spring rates area bit different if you are talking about King springs).

There is a way of...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 28-01-13, 16:45
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - in tank fuel sender

You might have to look on Gumtree, or Ebay or somewhere like that to get one of those, rare spares may be able to supply you with one.

Make sure you get one for a later series 1- series 2 model...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 12-01-13, 23:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - Compression ratio

I use E10 Caltex fuel in my VY SS Commodore and the LS1 has a compression ratio of 10:1 , my car actually performs better on that fuel than the Vortex 98 octane fuel.

That's because Ethanol...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 12-01-13, 23:32
Replies: 8
Views: 3,460
Posted By RB30DEVL
re- battery

4 - 5 years is around the life expectancy from a car battery, one way to see whether your battery is o.k. and it's not a sealed unit is to test it with a hydrometer after a charge, check that the...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 10-12-12, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By RB30DEVL
re- Metal

That looks like the filtering medium used in oil & fuel filters, if it is metal of some kind (i.e. brass,copper, metal) that would most likely be the overlay torn from the bearings ,either the...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 03-12-12, 14:16
Replies: 2
Views: 9,120
Posted By RB30DEVL
Engine diagnostics for VT onwards Commodores

This is confusing to me because on the internet somewhere it says that it was mandatory for all cars in Australia to become OBDII compliant from 2001, but this is what I'm finding out :-

VT series...
Forum: Other Car Discussion 01-12-12, 16:21
Replies: 4
Views: 12,261
Posted By RB30DEVL
re - VT won't start

Yes, that and/or the crank angle sensor, they can seem o.k. when the engine is cold but will fail when you attempt to start the engine whilst hot.

The VT's are still OBDI and I think you can still...
Forum: VL Non-Turbo Discussion 06-11-12, 19:04
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By RB30DEVL
re- CTS

Leaving a coolant temp sensor unplugged for a prolonged period will shorten the life of the engine and emission control components such as catalytic converters, it wouldn't make the car harder to...
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