Holden Commodore / Calais VK Repair Manuals & Service Manuals

Model Years: 1984 to 1986
Chassis Code(s): VK

The Holden VK Commodore was introduced in 1984 and replaced the VH. It was the first Commodore to ha... View More Info

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Holden Commodore / Calais

Holden VK Commodore Full Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual for Holden VK Commodore / Calais, details full specifications, maintenance and repair guides.


Holden Commodore / Calais Vehicle Information

The Holden VK Commodore was introduced in 1984 and replaced the VH. It was the first Commodore to have plastic (polypropylene) bumpers and introduced rear quarter windows for a six-window design (styled by Holden, but similar in appearance to the Opel Senator) as opposed to the four-window design on previous Commodore models.



The exterior of the VK Commodore was also updated with a more modern and aggressive appearance. This included a new grill design much different than previous models with three bold strips rather than a metallic grill, the now plastic front and rear bumpers/skirts replacing the obsolete metal guards, and a new rear tail light assembly, whereby they now spread from one side to another with a black panel in between. This all added up to a more prominent, sharper look for the 1980s.



Changes were also made to the interior whereupon the panel of instruments were now square-shaped rather than the more conventional circular layout. Full digital instrumentation was available for the Calais. In total, 135,705 VK Commodores were built.



Engine choices were two versions of a 5.0-litre V8 engine and two versions of a 3.3-litre inline 'black' Straight-6 engine (essentially a refined 'blue' I6 with slight increases in power and efficiency), the latter of which was available with either a carburetor or fuel injection.



Holden's 1.9L Starfire 4-cylinder unit was offered in New Zealand.

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