Holden L6 and V8 Engines Improved Performance Service Manual. Covers inline 6 cylinder 3.3-litre OHV petrol engine and V8 5-litre OHV petrol engine.
Supplement to be used in conjunction with Holden Commodore VB Series 1978 - 1980 Factory Service Manual M38145
Engines covered are the "improved performance", Australian-built "blue" motors (so called because of the factory paint colour). They are modified from earlier models to meet emission requirements.
The "blue" motors were introduced in 1980 in the VC/VH Commodore (1980 - 1984) and the WB range (1980 - 1985).
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