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BUFVLT 13-01-13 19:54

New kid on the block!!
 
Hi everyone!

My names Albie, Im 21 and I live in Mangere(Dirty South Auckland). I bought my first VL last year in September and Ive loved it ever since! Always wanted a Holden, but love my turbos and the reliable RB motor. Then came across a VL turbo one day on trademe and thought 'WIN, WIN'. I picked my car up pretty cheap but it ran like ****, still not running mint but Ive fixed alot of little annoying issues to get the car to actually drive properly. The car is still a F**K tonne of fun though! Fully fell in love with my car and I'll never go back, only onwards and upwards from here!

P.S. I work with Matt aka ZOO222 and I always see him on this so I thought I'd get involved haha

Heres a few details of my car:

1988 Holden VL Commodore GTS(thats what its registered as but not 100% sure if it is a GTS)

Engine:
RB20DET engine installed by 'Hori Performance'! LOL
T04e turbo with wastegate port blocked off
Full 3" exhaust with Flowmaster before diff
TRUST BOV
Wasted Spark setup
Front mounted intercooler
HKS pod filter
RB20det gearbox
4.11 diff with LSD(installed just before xmas last year cause I slammed the rear end into a curb, perfect excuse to get rid of the single spinner)
All Certed so I can go nuts!

Exterior/interior:
Walkinshaw front bumper
18" Monaro rims with 215/35s in front and 225/40s in rear
Jamex SuperLows
Sportline 10" steering wheel
Monster Tacho
Autometer boost gauge

Up and coming mods:
SpeedLab ECU chip and dyno tune
Install WRX seats I have at home, just need to make up some rails
38mm wastegate on the turbo housing port
440cc injectors
Tints

Future mods(dreams):
RB25/30DET build with 400kw in mind
New paint job
RB25det BigBox
Heavy Duty clutch
Complete interior makeover
And the list goes on haha . . .

Really keen to get some cruises/meets organised to get the car scene back up to what it was back in the day, and I love to get my hands dirty and help out where I can if anyone needs it. I'll try get some pics up ASAP when I figure out how to do it, and cant wait to see some REAL VLs!

ChurChur

SIKVLT 13-01-13 21:09

Welcome Albie to CT

NZ-SXYHDT 14-01-13 04:51

Welcome to CT Albie.
We hope to get some cruises organised shortly, doesnt seem to be too many of the boys with cars actually going at the moment though, they all in the build.
Be good to see some pics of your VLT, use photobucket, i found thats the best for hosting pics.

NZER 14-01-13 07:11

Welcome Champ. Look forward to seeing some pics. One of my old bros had a White GTS that was RB30ET'd.

craig 14-01-13 07:52

Hey mate, sounds like it's my old GTS. I owned it from 1997 to 2002 was a red GTS and is a gen car.

I converted it to a rb20 det in 1999.

I sold the car in 2002 to a good mate who sold it to the guy who painted it purple etc.

I put a MOMO equipped badge on the glove box if it's stll there......

Lotta good times and history in that car!

ZOO222 14-01-13 09:19

http://i.imgur.com/ZTSegl.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/SGYFHl.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/1FrRgl.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/3NjEtl.jpg

NZ-SXYHDT 14-01-13 11:51

thats a good looking vl. i like it.
the wheels look sweet and the ride height is perfect!
good stuff.
might want to put a fan shroud on though, the cooling without it isnt great, plus is it a wof issue with someone able to snub their fingers in it?

NZ_bt1vlt 14-01-13 15:31

Welcome to CT, car looks great well done

UNONT2 14-01-13 16:12

welcome mate

BUFVLT 14-01-13 16:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by craig (Post 2988506)
Hey mate, sounds like it's my old GTS. I owned it from 1997 to 2002 was a red GTS and is a gen car.

I converted it to a rb20 det in 1999.

I sold the car in 2002 to a good mate who sold it to the guy who painted it purple etc.

I put a MOMO equipped badge on the glove box if it's stll there......

Lotta good times and history in that car!

Haha hey mate! Yeah this is definitely your old car! STILL got the MOMO equipped badge on the glove box haha thats cool man nice to meet the guy who got this car started. Dont know what the car was like when you had it but it drove like a sack of S**T when I bought it off the last owner, he didnt take care of the car but its in capable hands now. Might see you around mate, we'll be at V8s and classics this weekend in Kumeu if your going.

Cheers

NZ_GTS 14-01-13 18:23

Hey man, good lookin ride ya got there.
Did you notice much difference in acceleration going to the 4.11 diff? It's on my to do list!

NZ-SXYHDT 15-01-13 05:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by BUFVLT (Post 2988604)
Haha hey mate! Yeah this is definitely your old car! STILL got the MOMO equipped badge on the glove box haha thats cool man nice to meet the guy who got this car started. Dont know what the car was like when you had it but it drove like a sack of S**T when I bought it off the last owner, he didnt take care of the car but its in capable hands now. Might see you around mate, we'll be at V8s and classics this weekend in Kumeu if your going.

Cheers

just hope you dont see Craig in his daily ride/job if you playing silly buggers....hehe

craig 15-01-13 08:12

Narh your safe I don't drive anymore, office man for the next year:ninja:

NZ-SXYHDT 15-01-13 08:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by craig (Post 2988762)
Narh your safe I don't drive anymore, office man for the next year:ninja:

oh really, bugger aye...but good to know;)
good that one of the guys bought your old girl aye, thats the one you were telling me about the other day, good looking car, with good running gear then.

BUFVLT 15-01-13 18:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by NZ_GTS (Post 2988636)
Hey man, good lookin ride ya got there.
Did you notice much difference in acceleration going to the 4.11 diff? It's on my to do list!

Hey cheers mate! And yeah I noticed the difference in acceleration with the 4.11 diff but dont forget about the loss at top end, I dont quite know if its the diff or my engine(most probably the engine) but its not too good at top end. Its all over to you bro! Come to Kumeu this weekend haha I wanna see VLs galore!

BUFVLT 22-01-13 18:07

Hey guys!

I consider myself a backyard mechanic but I dont do wires!
I had a failed sparky attempt today! My boost gauge light stopped working so I followed the wires to see if they were algud and found a wire had split and another was exposed so I assumed it was the wire but then I touched them together and it sparked and now my park lights and instrument lights dont work. Then I had a closer look and there was TWO exposed wires. Meaning I must have touched the opposite wires and f**ked it! Ive checked the fuse box but its hori'd up and the wires dont even go to the fuse port(where you place the fuse). Ive tried to bridge it but nothings working. WTF have I done? Any ideas?

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Cheers guys

hsvhel 23-01-13 06:40

Dash lights working?

PSIWPN NZ 23-01-13 15:50

Sounds like its poped a fuse im guesing someone has tried to repair the fusebox at some stage , theyre common for melting up.Check around the fuse box they have probably rewired that circuit through an aftermarket fuse.

BUFVLT 23-01-13 17:52

[QUOTE=hsvhel;2990571]Dash lights working?[/QUOTE

Hey mate

Nah dash lights don't work, park lights don't work both front and back but headlights work? gonna replace the fuse box this weekend cause part of it is melted. found the park light fuse wires going to a aftermarket fuse but that's not blown? any other ideas? the wiring in my car is absolute sh*thouse!

craig 23-01-13 18:44

The old girl when I owned it and converted to RB20DET
 
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n568/run241/IMG.jpg
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_0002.jpg
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_0003.jpg
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_0001.jpg

BUFVLT 23-01-13 19:00

hahaha YEYAH! man she looked real good back in the day! GOOD WORK! haha love the pics man, wish the car still looked that today! Its been through harder times since you let it go, cheers for the pics man!

my fav is the one with all the smoke behind it, she loves it! haha

craig 23-01-13 19:45

Oh yeah it knows how to smoke it up, it was a regular at ash rd etc back in the old drag days......I hope you give it the attention it deserves very cool car.

I blew the engine about 2 years later melted it my mate brought it off me and put a new det in it then sold it to the guy who painted it purple etc.

hsvhel 24-01-13 09:34

definatley a fusing issue, the headlights are a seperate circuit.
Start at the dash and work your way back until you find the fuse point. its likely in the bay, probably melted in with the rest

NZ-SXYHDT 24-01-13 10:53

WOW BACK IN THE DAY WHEN WE USE TO DO THE BURNOUT COMP AT pUKE IN THE PIT LANE. SWEET PHOTOS.

BUFVLT 17-02-13 12:51

Hey guys

My car has always had a miss since I bought it and I could never find the cause so Im turning to you boys to get some ideas. Its hard to explain but I'll try my best to give as much info as I can. Heres a few symptoms:

-Will never start first pop if its been parked up for more than 6hours. On the first turn itll wind but wont turn over, on the next turn it'll pop but wont start, then on the third or forth turn it'll pop and splutter until it idles.
-Will start first pop if it hasnt been sitting for long.
-When I put my foot straight down it'll retard then suddenly take off like there was a pipe clogged then all of a sudden it clears, at this time the boost pressure is steady so Ive ruled out that its a vacuum leak but I could be wrong.
-At low range of revs itll sometimes miss then pick up but drives fine over 2000revs.

Possible causes:
-Fuel tank clogged, Im planning to drop the tank and clean it next week.
-Blocked fuel lines, Ive used heaps of fuel system cleaner and changed the fuel filter. Opened the old filter and it wasnt too bad.
-Wasted spark setup playing up
-ECU, might need a tune for wasted spark and bigger turbo
-Injectors(Ive used heaps of injector cleaner to no avail)

Thats all I can think of but theres too many angles to try attack this so if you guys have any ideas Id love to hear them cos Im tired of chasing my tail! Ask me anything and I'll try answer it as best I can.

Cheers


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