1983 Holden Commodore VH SL/E 4.2 Litre V8 from Australia and New Zealand
Best Commodore invented
LPG caused 2 burnt out valves and the block to die.
Boot release button has stopped working.
This car is the best Commodore ever built.
The power is pretty good and the interior and two tone paint caps it off.
Once I got the motor reconditioned and bored out it had a tremendous amount of power.
BE WARNED - If you put LPG on this car be prepared to recondition the motor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th April, 2001
14th Dec 2002, 21:54
Champ, All of the old 3.3 engines will run into valve problems on LPG eventually cause they don't have hardened valve seats thus the need for leaded petrol.
12th Jan 2005, 15:54
Just use an upper cylinder lube like flashlube when on LPG. I have a flashlube auto feeder set up in the engine bay on my 82' 308 VH SLE and no probs at all, have done over 100,000 on LPG...