Holden Commodore VB Series 1978 - 1980 Factory Service Manual
covers the Holden VB Commodore built from 1978 to 1980. It is also the base manual for supplements covering other Commodore models up to the VK. It provides illustrated step by step repair and maintenance procedures as recommended by the Holden factory.Engines described are
● VD type 2.85-litre in line 6-cylinder engine
● VL type (high compression) 3.3-litre inline 6-cylinder engine
● VM type (low compression) 3.3-litre inline 6-cylinder engine
● 4.2-litre and 5.0-litre V8 Engines
This is not a complete repair manual. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the Holden HQ manual set (GMMHQSET
) and HZ series supplement (GMM37545
) for full coverage. As the engines were carried over from the earlier the manual only covers changes made for the Commodore.
Additional service manual supplements are required for the VB series station wagon, and later VC, VH and VK series.
Factory publication, part number 38145.
Please note that workshop manuals are usually written for models sold in a specific country.
Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as engines can vary.
Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you are unsure please contact us first.
Factory repair manuals are the same manuals as those used by the dealers.
As they are primarily intended for dealer use the manufacturers usually release a base repair manual when a new model is introduced (either a single manual, multi-volume set or separate volumes) and then release supplementary manuals as the model changes, for example a model facelift or introduction of a new engine.
Supplements generally cover only changes to the model and are intended to be used in conjunction with the base repair manual(s).
For full coverage you will need the base repair manual and all relevant supplements up to the date your model was manufactured.