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gearbox problems

my HX, 202, trimatic has been a real bitch to me lately. i have to go to very high revs just to get it to change gears. i dont mean like your normal "give it a little juice and she will shift". i am talking about really pushing it, dont know whats going on. i have cleaned the sump and replaced the oil filter, as well as putting a 186 dizzy of a hg on and draining the transmission fluid. thats about it.

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GTS instrument panel

Can anyone let me know how to hook up and calibrate the tacho on a HK GST instrument panel? Note: it's in a ute not a monaro and the engine is a 202.

The HK Ellery's manual I have has nothing in it about it.

Thanks

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problems with VK EFI

ok heres my current situation, ive had my 1985 EFI VK for about a year now and ive had serviced twice and had to have the camshaft gears replaced as well, the main problem is that when i start her up she blows a bluey grey smoke cloud, which may i say really impress the boys and the ladies, to go with that she has a really rough idle it seems to have trouble either breathing or getting fuel as the revs are all over the place and after a while the rev difference gets so much it stalls the only way to fix this is to boot the accelerator when it starts to die. plus it will sometimes stall when going from drive to reverse when its just started up. does anyone have any ideas, i would like to know wether to trouble shoot this now as im looking at upgrading the exhaust system and chaning it from an auto to an manual, is it worth the trouble shooting or should i put up with it for now and get it all rebuilt later?

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4 speed

i have got alot of slck when my 4 speed box is in gear just wondering how to fix that?

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Installing a HK - 3 Speed Tri Matic gearbox ( please Help )

Please Help call 0410333993 need assistance

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So you have stuffed the thread on the bolt.

Get a nut and hacksaw a cut into it, when you screw this on to the offending bolt it will clean it and maybe fix the thread burr.

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I love handy hints.

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Wiper Pivot Installation

Hi,

I am trying to install an wiper pivot and joint assembly on my HZ after the old one was damage and had the nut popped off the rotating pin.

Am having an incredibly difficult time removing and installing the old and new one from what I thought would be the easiest method, the top firewall recess infront of the hood and window.

What is the easiest way to do this? Am I required to dissasemble the dash and go through the vents as one person has informed me? And if so, what is involved as I am a novice.

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Need help with Calais

Hi people
I own a Vl calais, nissian 6, auto, which runs rough when idling (pain in the a**) with a slight tap in the head also seems to lose more oil then should but hasn't any leaks and dosn't burn oil. Had the efi checked twice and injectors cleaned recent. No mechanic Ive taken it to has a clue whats causing it. Any ideas where to look??

Cheers
Speedbaks

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f**ing rust

hey guys, whats the best way to get rust out/hide it so it will go through road worthy, of your chassis(leagally preferably)?

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Cant get the bonnet up... the wire is broken

I am having a major problem... the wire to the bonnet broke last night. Is there a way I can open the bonnet without doing any damage to the car because it is in great nick.

Thanks Heaps,
Matty

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factory air con

gday

ive picked up factory air con from an hj 202 for my van. i want to install it myself. jusqt wondering if anyone has done this themsleves and has a few pointers. i have nfi of where everything goes so itll be a challange any help is very welcome
cheers
jevo

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HZ Panelvan Petrol Tank Dilemas

Recently purchased a HZ 78 model Panelvan. Seem to be having problems with the petrol tank.

When purchasing the car, I was informed by the previous owner that there was no overflow valve hooked up and for this reason the tank would leak petrol if filled above three-quarters of a tank.

On inspection the overflow is hooked up, and that tank does not appear to bear any marks, dents, or holes. I am at loose ends as of what the problem is, although friends inform me it is common.

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tuning vc carby

how do you lean the fuel mixture on the stocko carby? as my car is running extremely rich. how do you tune it?

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VC carby tunin

my car is running seriously too rich, heaps of smoke, fuel coming out exhaust, farting and carrying on. how do i tune the carby down a little. as i dont know how.

cheers,

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Astra Vibration

Hello, RM your doing a great job.
Well on to my post/problem. I have a little Astra/Pulsar and I'm experiencing some violent vibrations with speeds from 80kmh towards the 100 mark.
I have inspected the wheels, and balancing has not seemed to have fixed this problem. There seems to be no unusual wear from the tread and there is no balooning.
I have had the automatic transmission serviced 8000 ago and "Victorian Diff & Transmissions" in Ringwood of Cochranes St, quoted the tranny as "in good order." (I spent $75.00 gorillas inc GST) not bad considering "fluidrive" wanted $109.00.

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Hate Early Mornings!

Can anyone help,my Wifes 79 Kinga (202) always stalls when first started in the morning or after standing several hours during day and either reverse or drive is selected, floor shift auto, no problem when warmed up ??????????

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HZ Panelvan

Recently picked up a HZ 78 Panelvan. Horn is at present not working and on inspection has only one set of wires attatched with a second metal connection plate bare. No sign of any wires to connect to the other horn connection. Any ideas?

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Auto Transmission Fluid

Hi, Can someone please tell me approximately how many litres of transmission fluid I will need to completely refill the transmission of a 3-speed HJ Holden Kingswood. That is, sump, torque converter and cooler, lines, filter tc.
Thanks, Nick.

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Holden Straight 6 Blue Motor Not Starting

hi all i recently bought a VC Commodore 12month 1980 Manafacturers Date ill try to keep the story short i was in the City ( Sydney ) driving round and was coming back via lane cove when i lost 1st , 3rd and 4th gear i was stuck with 2nd and reverse i found out that was because one of the rods on the gearbox came off i got home driving the car all the way in 2nd gear i parked it put it in reverse and turned the car off next morning i ripped the starter motor out cause the key jammed on START put the new one in but i tested it first and it worked as soon as i put it in the car it wouldnt work everytime i connected the postive from the battery onto it i would loose all power through out the car so ive left the starter motor out i had to take the manifold and extractors off and put them back on whenever i try to clutch start the car it Shutters back and forth and backfires and blows black smoke ive put new spark plugs , high tension leads , dizzy cap and distribitour ( reset timing aswell ) no matter what i have checked it keeps doin it i also cleaned up the earth wires to the block and radiator anyone got an idea Thanx

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OIL LIGHT

I have a LJ TORANA 173 engine i recently just done it up ETC head,carby,exhaust now the problem is that after a while driving it the oil light comes on??? why is this i check the oil level and its fine>>>>> anyone know?

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