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Holden Epica 2008 review
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Holden Epica Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Epica here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why won't my 2011 Holden Epica work after using it to jump-start another car?
Seems like you might have two problems here. The first is that I suspect you’ve may have fried the computer in the Holden in the process of jump-starting your other car. Jump-starting a modern car with on-board computers is something that should only be attempted by somebody who is a specialist. There’s a specific technique that goes beyond simply hooking up the jump-cables and hoping for the best. It’s all too easy to send a voltage spike through the car and send the computers into melt-down. That would explain why the car will not restart.
As for the milky oil and the sludge under the oil-filler capo, that sounds unrelated but still serious. A blown head gasket can lead to this exact set of symptoms and it occurs when the engine’s coolant is allowed to mix with the oil (and vice-versa). Sometimes in these colder months (particularly in Tassie) it’s not uncommon to get a small amount of frothy, grey muck under the oil-filler cap, but not a huge amount. And if the oil on the dispstick is also covered in oil contaminated with coolant, then you’re looking at a new head gasket at a minimum.
I’m not sure I agree that all modern Holdens were problematic, but the Epica, which was really a Daewoo (it was built in South Korea) with Holden badges, is definitely on the suspect-reliability list.Show more
Holden Epica 2009: Ignition not working
As it is an intermittent problem it’s hard to be definitive, but I would suggest you look at the fuel system, and check for a faulty electrical connection that could affect the operation of the fuel pump or injectors.Show more
Holden Epica 2007: ABS problems?
There was a recall on the Epica in 2012 to correct reduced brake performance and/or a spongy low brake pedal due to a sticky valve in the Electronic Brake Control Module.Show more
Should I change my Epica timing belt after 6 years?
Change the belt as recommended at six years. Belts deteriorate with age as well as kilometres and you don't want to risk the damage that might occur to the engine should the belt fail.Show more
Holden Epica Fuel Consumption
The Holden Epica is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for Sedan /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.
|Year||Body Type||Fuel Consumption*||Engine||Fuel Type||Transmission|
|2011||Sedan||7.6L/100km||2.0L||Diesel||6 SP AUTO|
|2011||Sedan||9.3L/100km||2.5L||ULP||6 SP AUTO|
|2010||Sedan||7.6L/100km||2.0L||Diesel||6 SP AUTO|
|2010||Sedan||9.3L/100km||2.5L||ULP||6 SP AUTO|
|2009||Sedan||7.6L/100km||2.0L||Diesel||6 SP AUTO|
|2009||Sedan||9.3L/100km||2.5L||ULP||6 SP AUTO|
|2008||Sedan||7.6L/100km||2.0L||Diesel||6 SP AUTO|
|2008||Sedan||8.2L/100km||2.0L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2007||Sedan||8.2L/100km||2.0L||ULP||5 SP MAN|