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Global-i

331 posts

172 months

Saturday 28th April 2018
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Monaro passenger side central locking motor repair guide.

The passenger side central door locking motor is the same as the Vauxhall Omega. The link below takes you to a motor repair guide on the Omega owner forum.
The driver side may also be the same motor.

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=9...

SturdyHSV

7,029 posts

123 months

Tuesday 30th April 2019
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Just posting it here in the hope it crops up in someone's google search in the future as I found so much conflicting information about this...

Stock LS2 cam base circle is 1.520"

Some people said it was 1.552", some 1.525", one (correct) person said it was 1.520" per GM's spec but measured up as 1.519".

This is what I found too, it's done 66,000 miles so given the cheap nature of my calipers, I'm going to assume it's right on 1.520".

I think the LS1/LS6 cams may be 1.552" and that's where the confusion began, who knows, there may well be some that are 1.525".

Either way, stock LS2 cam as per our cars is 1.520". As you were! thumbup

Lincsls1

1,452 posts

96 months

Saturday 17th August 2019
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Monaro rear wheel bearing - all variants, left or right side.

Brand : SKF
Part no. VKBA1326

This seems a quality bearing and was fitted to my Monaro with out issue.
It was pressed in and out in situ without the need to remove the trailing arm or anything significant from the car so beware of garages telling you different - I had this.

There are loads of other brands of bearing that will also fit, just make sure the dimensions are as follows...

Outer diameter 74mm
Inner diameter 37mm
Width 45mm

Might be worth noting there was no detectable movement or play from my wheel, it was solely a typical humming noise, however this noise reduced significantly if the weight was taken off it slightly for example when going round a sweeping bend.
Hope this helps someone smile

Edited by Lincsls1 on Saturday 17th August 09:12

RipGMH

252 posts

14 months

Wednesday 11th September 2019
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To get a missing radio pin email Holden via their customer care page

https://www.holden.com.au/owning/customer-care

Include the following details

Vehicle identification number - VIN: -
•Build Year: -
•Model: -
•Odometer: -
•Rego: -

•Are you the registered owner?: - Y/N
•Name: -
•Contact number: -
•Email: -
•Full Address: -

or call +61 1800 GM HOLDEN (1800 46 465 336)

lythaby

149 posts

157 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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Hi,
I’ve got some sprayed Omega B door handles that didn’t come with rods and also some Omega B door handles with rods.
Technically according to the guide it’s a straight swap with the handles and rods.

I have an early big boot “VZ”, and the Omega B rods are the wrong angle when fitted.
I ended up using the normal Monaro rods and fitted them on the inside of the lug rather than the outside on the Omega ones.
To do this I’ve carefully cut the webbing back on the inside of the lug so the rod clip is flush.

Everything fits well now, just a reference if anyone gets stuck.

MarvinTPA

130 posts

85 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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Left hand side is Monaro handle and rod, right hand is Omega handle and Rod.

RipGMH

252 posts

14 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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RipGMH said:
To get a missing radio pin email Holden via their customer care page

https://www.holden.com.au/owning/customer-care

Include the following details

Vehicle identification number - VIN: -
•Build Year: -
•Model: -
•Odometer: -
•Rego: -

•Are you the registered owner?: - Y/N
•Name: -
•Contact number: -
•Email: -
•Full Address: -

or call +61 1800 GM HOLDEN (1800 46 465 336)
Should add if your visiting Aus bring your V5 and id to Holden dealer and they will print out all of your cars security details on the spot.

a11y_m

1,817 posts

178 months

Thursday 16th January
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Monaro VXR front fog lights - a skinflint's alternative to OEM replacements

Original Monaro VXR front foglights are somewhat susceptible to breaking. As replacements are a fair chunk of £££, I decided to try something different. Can't claim full credit as I'd seen another Monaro owner who'd fitted these already smile

Lights - 3"/76mm version, approx £10 a pair at time of posting: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2Pcs-Car-COB-LED-Angel-...

They're LED foglights surrounded by a DRL LED ring - wired individually. I connected the foglights to the existing wiring. DRL rings I've got set up using a generic DRL controller (a fancy relay) with 12v from the battery - mine are rigged to switch on with the ignition, and go off once dipped beam is switched on. You could of course choose to ignore the DRL bit completely as I did for the first few months after fitting...

3"/76mm version fits the oval foglight aperture well enough:


And with the DRL rings surrounding the foglights wired up:


- Ally

vxr2010

2,072 posts

115 months

Thursday 7th May
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Worn out arb drop links? , i have an 04 cv8 with xa pedders suspension , the front nearside arb link had play and needed changing , on ebay got an adjustable front set for 30£ delivered , the lengthy was 200 mm , on a vxr8 it’s 300 mm on the ve series , much cheaper than other options the vxr8 ebay option is 35£ posted