Commodore Shop Cardiff has new and used spare parts in stock for the most popular makes of Holden Commodore. Each day we are stripping out the best parts from written off vehicles so that when you ring up and ask for an alternator, side mirror, gearbox, tail light, starter motor, door handle, headlight, radio, strut, engine control unit, radiator overflow bottle or one of the thousands of other parts we have it can be picked off the shelf ready to be fitted.
The 3.8 litre V6 and 5.0 litre V8 engines from the VN were carried over, but the V6 engine received various revisions that improved its refinement and noise characteristics as well as boosting power by two kilowatts.
An updated, sleeker and more modern design, as well as safety enhancements such as anti-lock brakes (ABS). From the side, the biggest change was the use of a round rear wheelarch, instead of a squared-off shape used on the previous VN and VP model Commodores.
The Ecotec (Emissions and Consumption Optimisation through TEChnology) version of the Buick V6 engine packed 13 percent more power, an increase of 17 kilowatts (23 hp) over the VR, cut fuel consumption by 5 percent, and increased the compression ratio from 9.0:1 to 9.4:1.
Released in 1997, the lineup also included the near identical Holden Berlina (VT) and Holden Calais (VT)—the luxury versions of the Commodore. Holden updated the VT series in 1999 as the Series II (VT II), before being replaced by the VX model in 2000.
The VX served as minor update to the VT series from 1997 and premiered revised styling, greater model differentiation, along with gains in crash safety. An intermediate Series II was launched in August 2001, featuring a revised suspension system among other changes.
The VY Commodore was available in several models. These are the Commodore Executive, Acclaim, S, SV8 and SS and the Berlina and Calais models which were not badged as Commodores. All the models in the VY range were offered as sedans and the Executive, Acclaim and Berlina were also available as wagons.
Debuted a new generation of 175 and 190 kilowatt (kW) (235 and 255 hp) 3.6 litre (L) Alloytec V6 engines in place of the older 3.8 litre ECOTEC V6 engines. Other changes to the V6 was the loss of the supercharger that was included in the S models from the VS to VY, this was also dropped with the 3.8L and would not be used with the new 3.6L V6.
The VE was the first Commodore to be developed exclusively by Holden in Australia. Despite its status as an all-new model, engines—comprising the 3.6-litre V6 and more powerful 6.0-litre V8—have been largely carried over from the VZ series. Innovative cost saving features included a symmetrical centre console housing a flush-fitting hand brake lever.
Just about every Commodore model we have worked on and wrecked for parts. With two full time technicians keeping the shelves brimming with tested and working parts you can be pretty confident that if you call up and ask for a spare part to suit the Holden Commodore you are working on that we will have it or can soon source it.