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BO55 VXR

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To all,

The same subjects seem to come up again and again so I thought it would be nice to add an FAQ Sticky Page.

So, if you have something useful that would be worth contributing, please email info@hsvdriversclub.co.uk

BO55 VXR

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Monaro Wheels

Diameter: 18" (CV8) or 19" (VXR)
Width: 8" (J)
PCD: 5 x 120mm
Offset: 48 mm
Bore: 69mm (note: check your car as there are some variances)

BO55 VXR

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Fuel
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What Octane Rating should I use?

In standard from (unmodified), the Monaro (CV8 & VXR) will run quite happily on standard 95 RON fuel. 97 RON will provide only minimal improvements on a standard car.

However, engine re-tunes may require you to step up to 97 RON - This will be advised by your modifier.

Where's the cheapest?

www.petrolprices.com is a good web site to find the cheapest petrol in your area. There is even an option to send you emails to keep you updated.

BO55 VXR

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Tuning Suppliers

Below is a list of companies offering a variety of tuning options.

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DAP Performance Ltd
Unit 6 Aspley Business Park,
Lincon Street, Apsley,
Huddersfield HD1 6RX

Telephone: 01484 429427
Website: www.dap-performance.co.uk

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Pentagon Burton On Trent
Derby Road
Stretton
Burton-on-Trent
Staffs
DE130BJ
Tel no: 01283 536000
Fax No: **01283 511998

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Monkfish performance
Roger Keys
The Warehouse
Sunnyhill Farm
Little Horwood Road
Great Horwood
Bucks
MK17 0NZ
01296 714009

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Picador Plc
Graham Jacobs
Portsmouth Road
Sholing
Southampton
Hampshire
SO19 9RP
02380 449232

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Edited by BO55 VXR on Friday 23 March 10:52

BO55 VXR

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Insurance

Below is a list of Monaro Friendly insurance companies - Unmodified cars

A-Plan (Modified friendly)
Adrian Flux (Modified friendly)
Elephant (Modified friendly)
First Alternative
Lancaster Insurance
Privilege
Sainsburys (Modified friendly, Limited)
Tesco
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BO55 VXR

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Service Indicator Reset

1. Whilst holding up/down, turn ignition on and wait for the beeps
2. Display showes "Service Reset?"
3. Hold "SET" for until it beeps
4. Display shows "No Items"
5. Turn off ignition

BO55 VXR

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Technical Service Bulletins

This link will take you to the LS1GTO TSB thread where you may find an answer to a technical problem you may have.

BO55 VXR

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Monaro Variants

Basically, over the past 2/3 years, there are 4 variants of the Monaro.

04 CV8 - Standard Holden Monaro with Gen III LS1 5.7 V8
04 VXR - HSV take the above and tweek the brakes, power, suspension plus sportier looking
05 CV8 - As 04 but the boot space has been drastically reduced as the petrol tank was relocated to behind the rear seats to meet US safety regulations
05 VXR - Again, small boot, but now has the Chevvy Gen IV LS2 6.0 V8

One notable point is that it is well documented that the CV8 brakes (both 04 and 05) hare shockingly poor for the power of the car. The VXR has much better brakes but both versions can be further upgraded to High Performance Racing Brakes.

Oh, and finally, there's the VXR 500 - This is a special & limited edition of the 05 VXR with a Harrop Supercharger strapped to it... Very nice indeed

BO55 VXR

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Posting Pictures

First, you will need somewhere on the internet to put your pictures. One popular site is photobucket . Open an account (it's free) and upload your pictures as instructed.

Next, create a post on here as normal and insert the URL of the picture (underneath each picture in your album) using the format [img] ..link... [/img]

Simple as that.

BO55 VXR

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Wheel Alignment

04 CV8
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Camber: -12min +- 18min
Castor: +7deg 45min +- 1Deg 15min
Total Tow: +10 min +-10min

Front N/S: +5min +-5 min
Front O/S: +5min +-5 min
Rear N/S: +5min +-5 min
Rear O/S: +5min +-5 min

Rear Tow: -0.5 deg

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Replacement Stereo Info

The stereo in the Monaro isn't exactly state of the art, not that you need it if you've upgraded your exhaust system.

So, here's some threads to help on your way to replacing the stock unit

www.hsv.org.uk/topic.asp?h=27&t=236304

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Replacement Wiper Blades

Champion CMPSX55 (22"drivers side with aerofoil)
Champion CMPX51 (20" passenger side)

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Diff Ratios

GTS = 3.73
GTS-R = 3.91
V2 series III CV8 Monaro = 3.46
V2 series III VXR Monaro = 3.73

05/06 Monaro CV8 3.46:1
05/06 Monaro VXR 3.46:1

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Monaro Wide Angle Driver's Mirror

If you haven't already noticed by now, the Monaro has a large blind spot due to the driver's mirror being flat.

To resolve the problem of the Monaro's blind spot (due to flat mirrir), without using one of those stick-on halfords things, you can replace the glass with the glass from a Pontiac GTO

The part is #92147343 Pontiac GTO Passenger Mirror Glass and will fit all 04/05 CV8 & VXR models.

This item is not available on the Vauxhall parts network and will have to be sourced either from a Pontiac dealer in the US or from a Holder/HSV dealer in Australia.

For further info regarding the mirrors, contact me (I've done 50+)

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Servicing can be done by non-franchised dealers without invalidating the warranty under EU Block Excemption Regulation 1400/2002.

BER 1400/2002
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In October 2003 European Union legislation, ‘Block Exemption Regulations 1400/2002’ (BER) came into force

This gave motorists more freedom in their decision as to who should repair and service their vehicles – now any garage can be used without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty (subject to certain conditions)

This was as a result of four specific ‘freedoms’ that were introduced, aimed at safeguarding free competition in the entire market for vehicle spare parts, service and repair. These meant:

· parts distributors can supply parts of the appropriate quality to dealers and authorised repairers without the vehicle manufacturer / assembler using ‘dealer / repairer contracts’ or other means to prevent them

· parts manufacturers can no longer be forced by their original equipment (OE) contract to limit supply of parts to the vehicle manufacturer / assembler

· parts manufacturers can supply OE products under their own brand so motorists and repairers will not feel they have to go to a main dealer for a certain part

· anyone with a legitimate need for technical information has a right of access to it in a usable form and at a reasonable cost

The BER covers service and maintenance during the warranty period and prohibits vehicle manufacturers’ warranties from including conditions requiring that:

· all normal maintenance be provided within the vehicle manufacturer’s network

· all parts used must be the manufacturer’s original spare parts

Independent repairers CAN carry out normal maintenance and repair services during a vehicle’s warranty period without invalidating the warranty conditions provided that:

· the service is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s servicing schedules and is recorded as such

· any parts used are of ‘appropriate quality’ and are recorded as such

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Holden Roof Bars

Roof bars are available from www.thule.com.au/

Click me for a PDF guide

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Monaro Stereo Upgrade FAQ

Standard System Settings Tweak!
You can adjust the settings of the standard stereo to make it sound better (not fantastic, but better!).
www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=69&t=366682

Double DIN or Single DIN adaptors
Our cars do not have a standard size hole in the dash, so if you intend to install an aftermarket stereo you will need either a Double DIN, or a Single DIN adaptor.

The Double DIN adaptor of choice is made in the US by a guy called ChimChim. Expensive (in the order of £90 shipped) but a perfect match for our cars. He can also make a Single DIN adaptor if you ask him nicely! You can find him here:
www.ls2gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49324

A company called Metra has started making Double and Single DIN adaptors (for the Pontiac GTO – the same as the Monaro). The Metra adaptors are much cheaper (around £20 shipped – perhaps less) but are not an exact match. Close, but not exact.
Metra Double DIN – 95-3528 - www.installer-data.com/item/display_item.php?it=95-3528
Single DIN - 99-3528 - www.installer-data.com/item/display_item.php?it=99-3528

Steering Wheel Controls
Depending on your replacement head unit, you can use an adaptor by PAC-Audio to allow you to continue to use your steering wheel controls with your new stereo.
Have a look here for details on the product (PAC-Jack) and what head units it works with. (Most Alpine, Kenwood, etc).
www.pac-audio.com/products/productsCatagory.asp?mmSearch=Steering%20Wheel%20Interface
You may need to get this from the US (eBay is good for that)

Head Unit and Speaker Replacement Instructions
How to replace the door speakers
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14264

How to replace the rear speakers
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15410

How to replace the dash tweeters
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15288

Pics of the stock speakers
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16807

Pics of rear side panel and seats removed
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15891

How to remove the head unit
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17855

Master Sheet for stereo and speaker replacement
www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86825

Wiring Diagrams
www.havican.com/GTO/GTOAudioS...nformation.pdf


Other adaptors:
- Aerial adaptor
- ISO Wiring adaptor
Whether you need these depends on the head unit you use. Our car has a standard ISO wiring connector for the stereo with the exception of the permanent and switched live pins being swapped around (!?). You can normally easily change these as they are bullet connectors.




ringram

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VXR8 Drive Belts
Stock accessory belt 6pk1936
Aircond belt 4pk1101

With powerbond 10% underdrive use 6pk1920 and 4pk1083

You can get just about any belt length from these bods http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m28b0s...


VT/VX/VY Belts
Stock accessory is 6pk1995

LSx spark plugs

NGK stuff use bpr5ef-11 as stock equiv copper cores. You can get a set of 8 for around £14 if you search around.
Or PFR if you want Platinum and IFR for Iridium cores respectively.


Edited by ringram on Friday 31st July 21:35

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EBC Part numbers.


2004 5.7 CAR
DP31505C FRONT REDSTUFF
DP41505R FRONT YELLOWSTUFF

DP31711C REAR REDSTUFF
DP41711R REAR YELLOWSTUFF

2005-2007 5.7 CAR
DP31162C FRONT REDSTUFF
DP41162R FRONT YELLOWSTUFF

DP31711C REAR REDSTUFF
DP41711R REAR YELLOWSTUFF

2005-2007 6.0 CAR
DP31162C FRONT REDSTUFF
DP41162R FRONT YELLOWSTUFF

DP31711C REAR REDSTUFF
DP41711R REAR YELLOWSTUFF

Monaro Discs

Monaro 5.7 04

GD7298 FRONT DISCS

GD7300 REAR DISCS

Monaro 5.7 05

GD7299 FRONT DISCS

GD7301 REAR DISCS

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