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Tattooboy

7,946 posts

134 months

Friday 1st June 2012
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Monaro door card removal courtesy of HEX

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1426...

StefanVXR8

3,533 posts

154 months

Monday 2nd July 2012
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leigh1050 said:
Bosch AM26U driver side AM16U passenger side for vxr8, courtesey of Monaro5.7.
I would recommend the use of AM15U on the passenger side, the current AM16U blade catches on the edge of the drivers blade and causes it to try and flip!

Stef

hsv keith

315 posts

106 months

Monday 2nd July 2012
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StefanVXR8 said:
leigh1050 said:
Bosch AM26U driver side AM16U passenger side for vxr8, courtesey of Monaro5.7.


I would recommend the use of AM15U on the passenger side, the current AM16U blade catches on the edge of the drivers blade and causes it to try and flip!

Stef


I been looking into this as my R8 ones have perished and I believe there the original Part. My passenger side is indeed 15" & not 16" which is a shame as you can get the Corsa D as a set. Do the bosh ones have the correct fixing to the arm or do I need to change some bits around

stick100

7,017 posts

124 months

Monday 2nd July 2012
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hsv keith said:
I been looking into this as my R8 ones have perished and I believe there the original Part. My passenger side is indeed 15" & not 16" which is a shame as you can get the Corsa D as a set. Do the bosh ones have the correct fixing to the arm or do I need to change some bits around
most have the same fitting

hsv keith

315 posts

106 months

Tuesday 3rd July 2012
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I contacted vauxhall today and these are the latest prices for wiper blades
for the VXR8 with part no.

Drivers side wiper blade - 92219232 £39.54 inc. vat
Passenger side wiper blade - 92219231 £34.80 inc. vat

THUNDER STORM

1,230 posts

125 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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hsv keith said:
I contacted vauxhall today and these are the latest prices for wiper blades
for the VXR8 with part no.

Drivers side wiper blade - 92219232 £39.54 inc. vat
Passenger side wiper blade - 92219231 £34.80 inc. vat
yikes

You can get cheaper than this, I bet Bosch wipers would not cost that.

Adebyebye

john93t

223 posts

108 months

Thursday 5th July 2012
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I got goodyear wipers from costco and they cost about £6.50. Seem to work fine but haven't tested them at speed.

Lil'RedGTO

454 posts

99 months

Friday 3rd August 2012
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The felt/rubber weatherseals at the bases of both door windows on the Monaro can perish. This may allow grit to enter, which can lead to vertical scratches on the glass as the window is raised/lowered.

Part numbers according to my Vauxhall dealer are 0092093578 (right) and 0092093580 (left). Those part numbers appear to check out with the pdf of Pontiac GTO parts available on wikiauto (see the section on “Front Door” on the 10th page): http://www.wikiauto.com/Pontiac-GTO-2004-2006-Majo...

They are about £60 plus VAT each new. Labour from a Vauxhall dealer to fit was £51 plus VAT (0.6 hr), which suggests it's not a huge job.

Lil'RedGTO

454 posts

99 months

Monday 3rd September 2012
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As well as EBC mentioned earlier, DBA (Disc Brakes Australia) manufacture replacement brake discs for the Monaro. If you want to replace your discs with those of the same size as the originals, the DBA part numbers are as follows.

2004 Monaro CV8 5.7 (and 2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7)

Front: DBA040 296mm x 83mm x 28mm
Rear: DBA041 286mm x 78.6mm x 16mm

2005/06 Monaro CV8 5.7 (and 2005/06 Pontiac GTO 6.0)

Front: DBA2020 320mm x 83mm x 32mm
Rear: DBA2021 286mm x 80mm x 18mm

2004 Monaro VXR 5.7 and 2005/06 Monaro VXR 6.0

Front: DBA4048 330mm x 83mm x 32mm
Rear: DBA4049 315mm x 71mm x 18mm

The above part numbers for the CV8’s are for the standard "street series" discs. For the "4000 series" the part numbers are preceded by a “4” e.g. DBA42020 instead of DBA2020, and for the "5000 series" by a “5”. The VXR discs do not come in street series, only 4000 series and up, hence they are DBA4048.

For the slotted versions add S on the end, for cross-drilled add X, and for slotted and drilled add XS. e.g. DBA42020S are 4000 series front discs with slots for a 2005 CV8.

the_ferret82

25,627 posts

140 months

Gary H 2008

3,499 posts

145 months

Saturday 8th December 2012
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Update to VXR8 Wiper details:

The part number for the pair is BOSCH A218S - and can be had for less than £22

mik_ok

1,566 posts

197 months

Saturday 8th December 2012
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Gary H 2008 said:
Update to VXR8 Wiper details:

The part number for the pair is BOSCH A218S - and can be had for less than £22
The Valeo equivalent to this pack for the VXR8 is Valeo VM432.

(Eurocarparts ref 485774735 (link correct at time of typing this).

Similar money to the Bosch set (ECP are always running discounts - I payed £20). Box is labelled as "Fiat Grande Punto... do not panic.

EDIT - I did a trial-fit after posting the above. The Valeo wipers require a slight mod. There is a pointed "tang" on the clip area that needs to be removed with a craft knife (5mins max). The tang is evident on both wipers, but one side only. Once removed the fitment/spacing is as-per original-fit. Original wiper at the top of the image, valeo below. Pointy tang visible towards the left hand side.




Edited by mik_ok on Sunday 16th December 13:34

THUNDER STORM

1,230 posts

125 months

Saturday 15th December 2012
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Monaro1982 said:
Cheap Copper Spark Plugs to Suit LS1 CV8

BCPR6ES-11

BCPR5ES-11

I managed to get 8 delivered off the bay for £10.22 smile
For you guys wanting to change or upgrade your ignition leads to MAGNECOR,here is the info.

Holden Monaro VXR 6.0i V8 LS2/3
Commador VE 6.2V8 Club Sport LS3

Part Number 8563 ( KV 8.5 Competition Ignition Leads.)

Around £72 + Vat a set.

Adebyebye

Tattooboy

7,946 posts

134 months

Thursday 17th January 2013
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Not sure if this will be of any help, however, have found a web site with a list of some DTC codes, look under Vauxhall for the VXR8, Pontiac for the G8 and Holden for the VZ and some others.

May come in handy.

http://www.carmodder.com/search_dtc.php#10

Tattooboy

7,946 posts

134 months

Monday 21st January 2013
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Wiring information for an LS2 Coil Pack courtesy of Blownls1e36

A, Black, Ground
B, Brown, Reference Low, Grounded in the Ecu.
C, Coil trigger, 5v ,1/Ppl 3/LtBlu 5/DkGrn 7/Red 2/RedWht 4/DkGrnWht 6/LtBluWht 8/PpplWht
D, Pink, 12v, terminal 15, ignition.

the_ferret82

25,627 posts

140 months

Thursday 28th February 2013
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Monaro Top Mounts

Are you top mounts knackered????

well there is the answer.

do your top mounts sit proud of the top of the suspension strut like the pictures below or worse?

Near Side


Of Side


if so your top mounts are knackered and need replacing.

it is advisable to replace the top mount bearings at the same time.

if you know one end of a spanner from another replacing the bearings and top mounts is a home DIY job all you need is a jack some axle stands and a decent socket set and some silicon grease to generously smear over the top mounts before fitting.

antnicuk

351 posts

144 months

Saturday 13th April 2013
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Hi All
is there a wheel fitment thread anywhere? it would be goo to know what size and off set wheels will fit with no body mods or just rolling the arches? I think wider wheels on the rear are required

adaptive

786 posts

146 months

Saturday 13th April 2013
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antnicuk said:
Hi All
is there a wheel fitment thread anywhere? it would be goo to know what size and off set wheels will fit with no body mods or just rolling the arches? I think wider wheels on the rear are required
depends on what car smile

antnicuk

351 posts

144 months

Saturday 13th April 2013
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a 2005 Monaro VXR 6.0L

007 VXR

64,187 posts

143 months

Monday 15th April 2013
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antnicuk said:
Hi All
I think wider wheels on the rear are required
tubbing is not cheap, BUT makes a BIIIIIIIIIIIG diffrence IMHO biggrin