Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:10 am

WELCOME 2016


ACTIVITY UPDATE: 16 APR 16 @ 94,690Km

First Update for 2016 - More progress...

I replaced the Front Door Speakers, as both were BLOWN

So I finally fitted a Set of NEW Rear Number Plate Lamps... :shifty:

I also replaced the Original Tail Gate Struts, as they were getting worn...

http://www.autovaux.co.uk/product/90346 ... libra.aspx

I've decided not to Upgrade the Door Handles, as The Stocky is for Go, NOT for show...
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Rear Lamps Compare.jpg
Rear Lamps Old.jpg
Rear Lamps New.jpg
Rear Lamps Fitted.jpg
Tail Gate Struts.jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:56 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 21 APR 16 @ 94,700Km

More progress...

Replaced the Brake Light Switch (Part No: 90 196 375) as my Brake Lights suddenly stopped working...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tridon-Brake ... Sw7aBVJoV7

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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by Mark1 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:19 am

silly little job that's a pain to do.
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sun May 01, 2016 3:17 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 30 APR 16 @ 95,000Km

More progress...

The Stocky got Serviced @ 95,000 Km...

Fitted an AC Delco Oil Filter & used Valvoline 15W-40 Oil - 5 Litres...

Also, the Crack just got so big, so I finally replaced the Windscreen...

I also added a bottle of Rislone's Injector Cleaner...
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Cigarette Lighter attention, and LED fitted...

by EddeyDancer » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:39 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 23 JUN 16 @ 96,450Km

More progress...

I hated that the cigarette lighter connection was always so loose, so I adjusted the internal prongs, and fitted an LED Bulb...
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Batteries Swapped...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:47 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 02 JUL 16 @ 96,550Km

Today I decided to swap over the Batteries, between both of my cars...
Mainly because The Ghost doesn't get driven that much, so to recharge, and for the cosmetic aspects too...
So now The Ghost gets some Colour, in the Engine Bay, whilst The Stocky gets back some Originality...
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by SAMARAI » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:02 pm

Good work mate!

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100,000 Km for The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:26 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 12 NOV 16 @ 100,000Km

The Stocky hits 100,000 Km today...
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Basic Service...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:08 pm

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 15 JUL 17 @ 108,253Km

Basic Service performed @ 108,253 Km on The Stocky...
Castrol Brand Oil 15W-40 used for the change, and all fluids topped up...
Also fitted a new rubber sump plug gasket, and degreased the sump...
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3rd Year of Ownership

by EddeyDancer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:07 am

EddeyDancer wrote:27 SEPTEMBER 14 - FIRST MOT PASSED @ 80,280 Km
27 SEPTEMBER 15 - 2ND MOT PASSED @ 87,605 Km
26 SEPTEMBER 16 - 3RD MOT PASSED @ 98,605 Km


22 SEPTEMBER 17 - 4TH MOT PASSED @ 110,301 Km

$40.00 - Pink Slip
$359.58 - Rego 12 months
$428.17 - Third Party Ins
$698.56 - Green Slip

TOTAL COSTS: $1526.31
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by Phill » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:17 pm

Well done Eddey :clap:
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Front Wheels Cleaned and Rotated

by EddeyDancer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:29 am

EddeyDancer wrote:ACTIVITY UPDATE: 23 OCT 15 @ 89,000Km
Finally fitted the 16" Stock GM - 5 Spoke Alloys with Tyre Sizes: 215/50 R16 Front & 225/50 R16 Rear


ACTIVITY UPDATE: 05 OCT 15 @ 110,550Km

Front wheels rotated and given a really good clean, even though surprisingly, they weren't that dirty...
Travelled 21,550Km since NEWLY fitted, two years ago... Front wheels bolts lubricated prior to fitting...
I noticed uneven tyre wear Outer Front Left of the tyre... Right side tyre had similar wear, but wasn't as bad...
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2 x Coolant Leaks Fixed

by EddeyDancer » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:05 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 31 OCT 17 @ 111,155 Km

I finally attended to the 2 x minor Coolant Leaks... First one being the Heater Hose, that is connected to the Coolant Bridge...
The leak was caused by the Original hose clamp, so luckily it was close to the edge... I simply cut off 2cm of hose, and re-fitted it, and also used a new hose clamp...

The second leak was located at the Coolant Header Tank, small upper stem... This part was simply replaced, by old stock that I had already in my garage...
I then topped up on coolant, and started the car to observe for any leaks, and monitor the level of coolant in the header tank and cooling system...

Whilst I had access, I also decided to check the condition of the CTS, and to my surprise, it was shockingly VERY dirty...
So I gave that a much needed clean up, and re-fitted it... Surely a clean CTS can't be a bad thing...
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Header Tanks V6.jpg
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More Detailing...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:46 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 04 NOV 17 @ 111,222 Km

Since I recently cleaned the CTS, I thought I'd also give the Alternator Cooling Fan Switch a clean as well...
I also fitted 4 x New Bulbs in the Rear Centre Brake Light, as 3 were now blown, so it was time to sort this issue out...
I adjusted the Boot Lid Locking Mechanism, and rubber mounts... I removed the Boot Weight to see if it made much difference,
and although the boot was much lighter to lift up, it required some force to close it properly... So I decided to keep it fitted...
Now when I drop the Boot Lid from 6 inches high, it shuts smoothly, and locks properly... Happy Face...
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Centre Brake Light Before.jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by Cliff » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:35 am

I think I need to add boot lid maintenance to my winter jobs list for Cliff, see if I can get your 6” drop shut sorted. I’ll let you know if a find the boot weight though I’m going to guess now that it’s missing...
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