1986 Holden Commodore Berlina Turbo 3.0 litre straight 6 from Australia and New Zealand
Could be a bit quicker, but I am happy with it at the moment
Previous owner ran too much boost, resulting in engine detonation, and 0 compression on #5 cylinder.
Engine "freshen" on block and new pistons, new rings and bearings etc... by AVO.
Full head rebuild, total - $2800.
Now safely running 11psi.
Other than that, there is no stopping it!
Pretty good sound system, body and interior are in mint condition.
Currently got interceptors with 215's, but hopefully soon will add some Walky's. Then it will be a clean good looking car which isn't cop bait (hopefully).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th December, 2000
17th Jul 2002, 06:47
If you paid $2800.00 to have the head rebuilt, you paid way too much! I paid $2100 for a fitted, fully reconditioned engine with a 12 months parts and labour warranty 6 years ago, from B. M. Higginbottom engine reconditioning. It's covered 170,000 km's since it was fitted, and I've had no trouble from it at all.
25th Jul 2005, 03:46
There's no such thing as a turbo VL that doesn't attract porcine attention...