Xdl for VY V6 - what do you see ?

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Re: Xdl for VY V6 - what do you see ?

Postby OZ38 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:28 pm

immortality wrote:EGR or PCV valve?

From personal experience, a bad PCV valve will allow the intake to suck up a heap of oil although I've never lost that much oil in such a short period.

I was wondering about the pcv valve. That's a LIM off job to inspect on the ecotec I gather ? Or is there another option there ?

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Re: Xdl for VY V6 - what do you see ?

Postby immortality » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:32 am

You have to separate the plenum from the LIM. Pop the plenum cover off and see if there is a trail of oil from the PCV breather port in front of the TB neck going into the runners.

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Re: Xdl for VY V6 - what do you see ?

Postby madmaxisback » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:20 pm

LIM gaskets will normally have gunk under rad cap or in/on coolant reservoir dipstick. Oil in water can occur too. Every Ecotec I have owned has had these gaskets fail around 180-250k. Yes more money!

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2195476

Grab the gaskets on sale:
https://www.maceengineering.com.au/epag ... cts/GSK601

Best guide:
https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/th ... cs.187621/

PIA job but well worth it as if weeping it can wreck O2s, plugs etc in weeks and generally make the motors run like dogs.

I would grab some matched injectors off The1 while I was doing the gaskets if they haven't been done yet, as old ones can dribble at idle and make them run like crap too.

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Re: Xdl for VY V6 - what do you see ?

Postby OZ38 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:42 am

madmaxisback wrote:LIM gaskets will normally have gunk under rad cap or in/on coolant reservoir dipstick. Oil in water can occur too. Every Ecotec I have owned has had these gaskets fail around 180-250k. Yes more money!

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2195476

Grab the gaskets on sale:
https://www.maceengineering.com.au/epag ... cts/GSK601

Best guide:
https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/th ... cs.187621/

PIA job but well worth it as if weeping it can wreck O2s, plugs etc in weeks and generally make the motors run like dogs.

I would grab some matched injectors off The1 while I was doing the gaskets if they haven't been done yet, as old ones can dribble at idle and make them run like crap too.

Thanks I will look into those Injectors from The1.
Saw a thread on here before showing some improved spray patterns from a compatible injector he had found.

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