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Old 04-14-2003, 22:19   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing distributor in VL Commodore *sorry*

Hey guys,

First of all I know this is a Ford forum and I shouldn't be posting this here, but there are no good Holden forums out there that can provide a solution to my problem as quick as this forum can! And remember, the first pics of the VY Commodore were here

Anyway, I have been given the job of replacing the dodgy distributor in my mum's friend's VL. Now, I've helped replace a distributor in a EA before and it wasn't too bad, but some people have had real dramas doing it.

Since I have no prior experience working on Commodores, has anyone done this before? Is it fairly easy to do or hard? If you have done it could you please tell me the easiest way to do it.

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easy
remove old distributor
add stick of TNT
light wick
Run like all F***ery
is that any help?
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Old 04-15-2003, 01:39   #5 (permalink)
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Aww c'mon can we be serious?

It's a 6.

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First off put the engine at tdc on no 1 .
Remove distributor cap.
Mark the distributor where it attaches to the head and the head, to be used as a reference point.
make note of where the rotor button points.
Undo the wiring.
Unbolt the dizzy.
Pull the dizzy out, the rotor will turn slightly.
Put the new dizzy in with the rotor facing the same location as where it finished turning to. when the dizzy is all the way home the rotor should face, the same location as previously noted. if not do this step again until correct.
Now place the dizzy housing in the same location as you marked in the first step.
Connect wires and refit cap.
Car should start
recheck timing, should be near enough to perfect if steps carried correctly.
Timing should be 15 degrees btdc
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First off put the engine at tdc on no 1 .
Remove distributor cap.
Mark the distributor where it attaches to the head and the head, to be used as a reference point.
make note of where the rotor button points.
Undo the wiring.
Unbolt the dizzy.
Pull the dizzy out, the rotor will turn slightly.
Put the new dizzy in with the rotor facing the same location as where it finished turning to. when the dizzy is all the way home the rotor should face, the same location as previously noted. if not do this step again until correct.
Now place the dizzy housing in the same location as you marked in the first step.
Connect wires and refit cap.
Car should start
recheck timing, should be near enough to perfect if steps carried correctly.
Timing should be 15 degrees btdc
Excellent reply, we used to set timing to 20 degrees on Skylines, standard is 15, if it doesnt ping it makes them respond much better.

After that just wrap a moth ball in glad wrap and drop down the fuel filler, great performance improvement for a Holden.
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Cheers Ratter, i'll give that a go.

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Old 04-22-2003, 04:27   #9 (permalink)
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try having a look at www.1madvl.4t.com for some details on VL Commodores.....
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