Overview of the Holden Crewman
HOLDEN CREWMAN GENERATIONS
3.8L V6: 12.5 litres per 100km
5.7L V8: 14.0 to 15.2 litres per 100km
3.6L V6: 12.2 to 13.8 litres per 100km
6.0L V8: 14.8 to 15.3 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
SIMILAR MODELS TO HOLDEN CREWMAN
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN CREWMAN (2003-2007)
V8 versions of the Crewman need a close check of the engine for worn out hydraulic lifters, valve springs and rocker bearings.
A ticking noise from the engine on start-up is the first sign of trouble and while you're in there, check for oil leaks, particularly around where the engine joins the transmission.
On VZ (later) model Crewmans, the big issue is timing-chain stretch which affects the V6 engine. A rattle when the engine is cold or is revved and returns to idle is a pretty good indication that this problem is present. A new timing chain is the fix, but it's a big job.
And like any work-oriented vehicle, make sure the Crewman in question hasn't been worked to death by a previous owner.