Gee wish I could rush out and buy one of those fantasic LS1 V8's...
Thanks to Drive.com.au
Holden oils up on V8 engine stress
First Published: The Age
Thursday, April 19, 2001
By ALASTAIR DOAK
Holden is expected to start putting more oil in its V8 engines in response to a number of failures brought on by high-stress driving.
According to the company, "dozens" of customers have run into trouble with the Corvette-designed, 5.7-litre V8 engine after heavy straight-line acceleration/ deceleration use. This treatment has caused oil surge in the all-alloy powerplant.
However, Holden stresses that problems have only been on vehicles with manual transmissions and that the company has acted quickly to fix any affected cars.
But it now seems the company is close to finding a solution for the problem and Holden engineers will recommend more oil be used to lubricate the engine to prevent the oil surge during heavy acceleration and braking. Adding additional oil would require a new dip stick with the "full" level moved further up the stick.
If the fix gets the go-ahead – the plan is expected to be approved in the next couple of months – Holden is likely to retro-fit the new stick to all Gen III-powered Commodores and Statesman/Caprice models.
So far, 20,934 Gen III-powered Holdens have been sold with almost 5,000 of those using manual transmissions.... Article continues but the rest is Holden crap...
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