Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

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

by EddeyDancer » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:07 am

THE STOCKY - MAIN ACTIVITY OVERVIEW PER 1,000 Km:

~~~2014~~~
80,175 Km - 19 MAY 14 - Purchase Date
80,280 Km - 26 SEP 14 - Registration Date - Blue Slip
81,000 Km - 12 OCT 14 - A/C Re-Gassed only to discover a leaking A/C Compressor
82,000 Km - 10 NOV 14 - General Service: Penrite Oil (10W-40) AC Delco Oil Filter and Upgraded Sump Plug

~~~2015~~~
83,000 Km - 01 JAN 15 - Canberra and Gosford Trips on the 16 & 17 JAN - All went well [/b]
84,000 Km - 29 JAN 15 - Barely drove it in 5 months, so the Battery died, and that got Replaced
84,675 Km - 04 JUN 15 - Fuel Pump Relay and Indicator Stalk were both Replaced (Both were faulty)
84,900 Km - 23 JUN 15 - Engine Work & Upgrades DONE (The car is driving really well) YAY!!!
85,000 Km - 27 JUN 15 - Pollen Filter (GM) and Front Brake Pads (Ultima) were both Replaced
86,000 Km - 01 AUG 15
87,000 Km - 01 SEP 15
87,780 Km - 27 SEP 15 - 1st Registration Renewal PASSED
88,000 Km - 03 OCT 15 - Canberra Trip, there and back on a Solo Full Tank (650 Km)
88,850 Km - 18 OCT 15 - Replaced Aerial Base, checked Sunroof Motor bolts, and re-glued the Sunroof rear mounting clip
89,000 Km - 24 OCT 15 - Finally fitted the 16" Stock GM Alloys with Tyre Sizes: 215/50 R16 front and 225/50 R16 rear
90,000 Km - 30 NOV 15 - Replaced: Lower Rear Spoiler, fitted 600CCA Battery, Opel Centre Caps & Steering Wheel Air-Bag

~~~2016~~~
94,690 Km - 16 APR 16 - Replaced: Tail Gate Struts, Rear Number Plate Lamps, Front Door Speakers and Brake Light Switch
94,850 Km - 23 APR 16 - New Front Windscreen and Rubber Seal, fitted by Windscreens O'Brien Alexandria
95,000 Km - 30 APR 16 - General Service: Valvoline Oil (15W-40) AC Delco Oil Filter and New Sump Plug Washer
96,000 Km - 12 JUN 16 - Fitted the Original Orange side indicator lenses, and an LED Bulb in Ciggy lighter ring
97,000 Km - 17 JUL 16 - Swapped the Batteries from The Ghost to The Stocky (Bought 27 JAN 14) plus Battery Jacket
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:20 pm

EddeyDancer wrote:27 SEPTEMBER 14 - INITIAL MOT PASSED @ 80,280 Km

27 SEPTEMBER 15 - FIRST MOT PASSED
It's been 12 months already, since I got this neglected car 'on the road' after buying it...
Odometer Reading: 87,780 Km
Distance Travelled: 7,500 Km

It's driving really well after the recent 'Engine Work'

To Do List:
Replace Aerial Base
Check all Sunroof Bolts
Re-glue Roof Liner Rear Clip

Fit White Vectra Door Handles
Replace Blown Front Door Speakers

Upgrade the Stock Alloys from 15" to 16"
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Re: Eddey's V6 - 2nd Calibra

by EddeyDancer » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:47 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 18 OCT 15 @ 88,849Km

EddeyDancer wrote:TO DO LIST:
Replace damaged Aerial Base... Check Sunroof Motor for loose bolts... Re-glue Roof Liner - Rear Clip

DONE!!! Made some much needed progress, over the weekend... :dance:
The Sunroof Bolts were a little loose, but not as bad as I've seen on others...

Considering...
Fitting White Vectra Door Handles
Replace Blown Front Door Speakers

Will do ASAP...
Upgrade the Stock Alloys from 15" to 16"
A/C Compressor replace or repair
Replace the AUX Belt with A/C
Replace the Fuel Filter
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Roof Liner Rear Clip Fixed.jpg
Roof Liner Rear Clip Fixed....jpg
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by craigyboy » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:12 am

Will you be fitting a leather interior to this one mate?
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:17 am

craigyboy wrote:Will you be fitting a leather interior to this one mate?

Mate... Apart from the Door Handles, this one is staying 'Mostly Stock' hence the name 'The Stocky' :naughty:
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:06 pm

The Leather looks much better, but not so suitable in Australia...
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:37 am

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

TEST DRIVE:
Such a HUGE difference... I can now take corners at much higher speeds, and with plenty of confidence...
I'm also experiencing a much smoother ride, as some 'Mega Bumpy' roads, don't feel anywhere near as bad, as it was with 195's that the previous Owner, had fitted...

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

by EddeyDancer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:50 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 26 OCT 15 @ 89,050Km

Applying some finishing touches...
Opel Centre Caps with Black Wheel Bolt Covers

Tyre Sizes 215/50 R16 Front and 225/50 R16 Rear
Such a HUGE difference, with the recent Wheel Upgrade...
Not only does the car look better, the Performance aspects have also improved...
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:24 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 05 NOV 15 @ 89,300Km

I was feeling slightly motivated, so I finally replaced the Rear Lower Spoiler Part No. 90 462 263

I also noticed that the rear section of my left side skirt was loose... It was simply clicked back into position...

Any progress, is good progress, no matter how small...
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:21 am

ACTIVITY UPDATE: 10 NOV 15 @ 89,440Km

More progress...

I replaced the Blue 500CCA Battery, with this barely used, Green AMARON 600CCA Battery...

Part of the Opelization, I then replaced the Holden Steering Wheel Air-Bag, with an Opel Air-Bag...

Lastly... I checked up on the Rear Wiper Mechanism Motor, and it wasn't loose at all...
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BEEN VERY PRODUCTIVE...

by EddeyDancer » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:37 am

It's been a VERY Productive last few weeks...

The following work was done: :dance:

Replaced Aerial Base
Checked all Sunroof Bolts
Re-glued Roof Liner Rear Clip
Replaced the Lower Rear Spoiler
Replaced 500CCA Battery with 600CCA
Upgraded the Stock Alloys from 15" to 16"
Replaced Centre Caps and Steering Wheel Air-Bag

What's left to do??? :think:

Fit the White Vectra Door Handles
Replace Blown Front Door Speakers
A/C Compressor replace or repair
Replace the AUX Belt with A/C
Replace the Fuel Filter

Anything else? :shifty:
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Re: Eddey's V6 - The Stocky...

by EddeyDancer » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:20 am

90,000 Km... Final Post for 2015
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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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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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