16th Dec 2002, 05:49
Have a EFI VK and it drinks the fuel something chronic, but it has guts and in the end that's what matters.
21st Nov 2003, 19:09
Hiya. Well I've got a 85 VK Berlina that has done roughly about 200000+, and it's 18 years old, and nearly everything's original in it. And the good thing is the engine's original, apart from a new water pump (they go anyway), and the usual replacement of the harmonic balancer.
The only thing I can pick about my car is it needs an new power steering rack, and I've been told that the engine is getting old and worn out, and I haven't got the money for getting mine rebuilt, as I want to try to keep my Berlina in original condition.
I'm really happy with it, as when I bought it, it was like a normal family sedan with the pin striping. I took it off, and it had the Calais mags, then I bought a set of Pursuit rims, and then a set of nice looking mags. I also bought a wood grain steering wheel, and now I'm going to find a way to get my engine rebuilt. After that, a respray, then put the Brock kit on it, and it should look great..
14th Dec 2003, 17:14
I have a 85 VK Commodore, with a 3.3L carbie engine, it just loves to drink the fuel. but I have a questoin. When doing around 100km/h it gets a vibration through the car I thought it would be the tail shaft, so I changed it, and I still get the same vibration, any ideas?
17th Dec 2003, 22:36
I had an 1985 VK Wagon, carby/auto. It had only 105,000 kms on the clock in 2000.
Man, it drank the fuel so bad; if I went out with mates, I'd have to refuel sometimes twice in a day. That's just for A to B city driving. Worst fuel sucking car ever.
As for the vibration, above... I don't know.
7th Jun 2004, 18:57
The VK's Don't look like crap, just look at all the other cars from the early 80's, BMW's for example, the look shockingly bad, commodores at least in Australia are one of the best looking cars.
The VK's are also good for P platers because money is usually lacking therefore a cheap reliable car is necessary.
8th Jun 2004, 23:38
The Vk is an great car for its age, plenty of power good temperature management, low cost for the car as well as parts and they are a joy to drive. Yes they are good looking for a 19 year old car, not a huge brick or anything like that. Well worth it.
29th May 2005, 01:44
I have just bought a 1984 fuel injected vk Commodore, but I don't no weather to put unleaded petrol in it or leaded...
8th Aug 2006, 08:27
VK's are a really shoddy car, as for them being a dream to drive, sad to say, but they're anything but that.
4th May 2008, 22:57
I have an 84 Holden Berlina VK 4D Sedan 6 CYL Auto, which has been a great car to drive, and body and interior are in excellent condition.
Only problem now is oil blowing out through tightened fuel cap particularly at higher speeds, and making mess of engine area.
There may be problems with rings or a multitude of other things, and I was wondering if I should consider a reconditioned motor or just a rebuild of essential parts???
It still runs beautifully and has done only 220,000 KLMS.