ANY MAJOR ISSUES WITH ECOTEC 3.8 LITRE V6

  • Tiny
  • Billybunyip
  • 1999 HOLDEN COMMODORE
  • 10,000 MILES

Thinking seriously buying 2nd hand vs 2 executive sedan. Wondering if there are any common issues with this engine that I should be aware of? Eg. Oil seals. Valve train. Engine management etc etc. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 10:43 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Hmac300
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We have no info on this vehicle but if this is the same 3.8 as in the u.S. There arent' a lot of major issues with it. Holden of coure is GM of australia.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 2:52 PM
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Rear main oil seals are a common problem, power steering rack leaks and inner tie rods, if a lot of Km's timing chain stretch, radius arm bushes need looking at often and if on gas valves hammer out with high km's as well

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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 6:43 AM

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