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HOLDEN VB Commodore SL and Commodore SL/E 1978-1980 Factory Workshop Manual | carmanualsdirect

HOLDEN VB Commodore SL and SL/E 1978-1980 Comprehensive Workshop Service Manual | PDF Download


HOLDEN VB Commodore SL and SL/E 1978-1980 Comprehensive Workshop Manual | PDF Download

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HOLDEN VB Commodore SL and SL/E 1978-1980 Comprehensive Workshop Manual | PDF Download

This manual is for the following Holden models VB made from 1978-1980:

  • Holden Commodore Sedan and Station Wagon
  • Holden Commodore SL Sedan and Station Wagon
  • Holden Commodore SL/E Sedan and Station Wagon

Engines cover by this workshop manual:

  • 1900cc 4 Cylinder
  • 2850cc (173 CID) 6 cylinder 
  • 3300cc (202 CID) 6 cylinder 
  • 4200cc (253 CID) V8 
  • 5000cc (308 CID) V8 

Below is a list of topics covered in this Holden manual. Each topic has fully detailed descriptions on how to repair, replace and rebuild each part, with easy to follow instructions, photos and images.:

  • Fully bookmarked & interactive index
  • General Information
  • Lubrication Instructions
  • Body Panels, Windows, Bumpers and Grille
  • Ventilation, Heater System
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Front Suspension
  • Rear Suspension
  • Rear Axles and Differential
  • Propeller Shaft
  • Brake System
  • Brake Master Cylinder
  • Disc Brake Repair and Replacement
  • Drum Brake Repair and Replacement
  • Hand Brake
  • Engine Assembly L4
  • Engine Assembly L6
  • Engine Assembly V8
  • Engine Tune and Emission Control
  • Fuel Systems
  • Cooling System
  • Torque Wrench Specifications
  • Clutch Repair and Replacement
  • M20 Manual Transmission
  • M21 Manual Transmission
  • Tri-matic Automatic Transmission
  • Turbo Hydra-matic 400 Transmission
  • Fuel Tank
  • Exhaust System
  • Steering Column Assembly
  • Manual Steering
  • Power Steering
  • Wheels and Tyres
  • Electrical System
  • Battery
  • Starting System
  • Generating System
  • Lighting System
  • Instruments and Gauges
  • Radio and Tape Player
  • Wiring Harness
  • Wiring Diagrams

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Holden Commodore VB 1978-1980

October 1978 GMH release the new Holden Commodore VB Model. It’s design was based on an Opel platform with the rear of the firewall from an Opel record and the front clip from the Opel Senator, giving Holden enough room for their 6 and V8 engines.

The new model initially came as a 4 door sedan but had 3 trim levels, Commodore, Commodore SL and the top of the line Commodore SL/E. In July 1979 two station wagon version joined the line up.

Wheels Magazine awarded the VB Commodore “Car of the Year” in 1978. In 1979 Commodores finished 1-2-3 in the Repco Round Australia Reliability Trial.

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