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    Engine problems for the last of the V8 Commodores

    Bit of a shame to see this happen to one of the last of its kind


    Holden strikes V8 trouble

    Faulty rocker arms force Holden to fix the 6.2-litre LS3 in the last of its V8 Commodores.
    Holden will repair the 6.2-litre LS3 engine in the final 2000 or so V8 Commodores built this year following reports of engine noise and even failure in cars with as little as 50km on the clock.

    The problem has been traced to a faulty batch of inlet rocker arms produced by a new supplier for the North American-made General Motors V8 since early this year.

    https://www.motoring.com.au/holden-s...rouble-110179/
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    Could be worse I guess.

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    Yeah, I used to torment my Holden friends over piston slap and high oil consumption

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    The dreaded LS1 death rattle. I remember with some cars you could hear it from the other side of the car park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road_Warrior View Post
    The dreaded LS1 death rattle. I remember with some cars you could hear it from the other side of the car park.
    People still use that as a reason for them being shit lol... Pretty sure any that were gonna get the death rattle died many years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defective View Post
    People still use that as a reason for them being shit lol... Pretty sure any that were gonna get the death rattle died many years ago.
    After the kuga and rs issue a broken rod that is easily fixed isn't that big of an issue. Not good but could be worse.

    Then you have Audi and their engine problems.

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    Thatís right. Itís just modern engineering I reckon. Everything is built to the lowest possible cost.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Falc'man View Post
    In the words of a wise man: if you don't read the papers you're uninformed, if you do read the papers you're misinformed.

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    Holden will get this done and fixed through dealers and in short time, it will be a dead issue

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    Engine problems for the last of the V8 Commodores

    It can easily happen. Even with premium builds that use high quality components. I remember having valve float issues years ago which was traced back to a bad batch of Manley heavy duty valve springs. Small issue that caused a big one. I had to strip the motor and rebuild due to piston damage.


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    Some Tickford hand built Windsor engines had valve spring issues.

    Nobody is immune.

    What makes or breaks companies is how they resolve these issues.
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