1994 VR Holden Commodore Executive Sedan

5.0 litre, 8 cylinder, fuel injection, 4 speed auto

Purchased new from R&B Smith Holden, Geelong.

Options fitted :

Engine Specs : 165Kw @ 4400RPM, 385Nm @ 3600RPM

Fuel economy : could only get around 450Kms from the 80 litre tank. Less if cruising around town, a fair bit more if travelling on the highway.

Could have done with a bit more power! :-). Could usually beat most 6 cylinder commodores and falcons in a traffic light grand prix, but did not have much hope in keeping up with a Falcon XR6. I think that the weight of the V8 motor was a bit of a handicap against the lighter Commodore/Falcon 6's.

VR Outside VR Engine

Problems encountered :

Happy memories :

I got a good laugh the other day when I saw the guy who bought this car off me. He was sitting in the V8, waving his hands around and talking rapidly, as a policeman was writing him out a speeding ticket. Ha Ha.

Engine "V" configuration. OHV design with cross flow cylinder heads. Multipoint, grouped fuel-injection. Engine Control Module / Powertrain Control Module. Computer diagnostics. 91 octane fuel. Breakerless high energy electronic ignition system
Bore (mm) 102
Stroke (mm) 77
Capacity (cm3) 4987
Compression 8.4:1
Power Din (kW) 165@4400
Torque Din (Nm) 385@3600
Transmission Ratios : First : 3.06, Second : 1.63, Third : 1.00, Fourth 0.70
Drive : Rear, through hypoid differential. Ratio : 3.08:1
Fuel Economy  (Litres/100Km) City Cycle : 15, Hwy Cycle : 9.0
Fuel Tank Capacity Sedan : 80 litres
Brakes Four wheel disk. Heavy duty system with larger, ventilated front disc and finned calipers. ABS : when wheel speed sensors and computer detect imminent lockup, brake cylinder pressure is adjusted front & rear to prevent braking skid.
Suspension Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). Independent, semi-trailing arm. Progressive rate miniblock coil springs. Double-acting shock absorbers. Stabiliser bar. FE2 sports upgrade : Firmer front spring rate, revised front stabiliser bar diameter, reduced ride height, firmer rear spring rate, revised rear stabiliser bar diameter, gas pressure shock absorbers, fuel tank guard.
Steering Variable ratio rack and pinion. Power assisted with variable assist.
Track (mm) 1491 front and rear
Turn Circle (m) 11.0 kerb to kerb
Wheelbase (mm) 2731
Wheels 6.00Jx15 & P205/65 R15 95H
Dimensions (mm) 4861L, 1794W, 1448H
Kerb weight (Kg) 1362

Car was traded for VL Sedan

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