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 Post subject: AU III XR6
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:50 pm 
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G'day lads,
Sold my EF II XR6 six months ago and now looking to for a new car. An AU III VCT XR6 ute has caught my eye, and i was wondering to get the low down on them.
2002 5 spd manual, 64,800 ks.
Hoping to find out the common faults with them and any additional info.
Thanks guys

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:29 pm 
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AUlll XR6? They're faultless mate.
remembering the AU didn't do well in the showroom so Ford's selling point on the AUll & lll was RELIABILITY & QUALITY, until the BA was release. LOL

go to fordforums & look under AU falcon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU III XR6
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:29 am 
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Cosham wrote:
G'day lads,
Sold my EF II XR6 six months ago and now looking to for a new car. An AU III VCT XR6 ute has caught my eye, and i was wondering to get the low down on them.
2002 5 spd manual, 64,800 ks.
Hoping to find out the common faults with them and any additional info.
Thanks guys

Nice vehicle choice go to fordforums.com & look under common problems with the Au. A far superior vehicle to the EF(although the EF is a fine car) . I would rather drive my AU than my BA . Pm Casper (the VCT expert)
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 Post subject: Re: AU III XR6
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:32 am 
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Pm Casper (the VCT expert)


Yep, im sure he can tell you exactly who to write your checks to :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:24 am 
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The VCT is a good engine stock, but you'll probably have to piss off the VCT when you mod it.
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 Post subject: Re: AU III XR6
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:08 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
Sleeperau wrote:
Pm Casper (the VCT expert)


Yep, im sure he can tell you exactly who to write your checks to :lol:


ROFL... Good call.. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: AU III XR6
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:30 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
stockstandard wrote:
Sleeperau wrote:
Pm Casper (the VCT expert)


Yep, im sure he can tell you exactly who to write your checks to :lol:


ROFL... Good call.. :lol:

Blah blah blah. Sorry if my preferance to get professionals to modify my car rather than hobomod it in the backyard offends you. Been there, done that... grew out of it and dont need to do it anymore. If something breaks on mine... I take it back and tell them to do it right. So far nothings broken.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:00 pm 
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Hey Casper!

we here at ford mods don't ban people for being larrigans, typical bloke & horsing around. Theres no political correctness here. well, you probably get unlimited warnings here. I hope :P

So when are you gonna remove me from your black list boy? :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:03 pm 
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Slick wrote:
Hey Casper!

we here at ford mods don't ban people for being larrigans, typical bloke & horsing around. Theres no political correctness here. well, you probably get unlimited warnings here.

So when are you gonna remove me from your black list boy? :lol:

I have a black list?? Your on it? Ok, I give up... lost me.


Oh, just make the cheque payable to "Casper needs a supercharger fund" c/o aufalcon.com :D

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:10 pm 
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Casper wrote:
Slick wrote:
Hey Casper!

we here at ford mods don't ban people for being larrigans, typical bloke & horsing around. Theres no political correctness here. well, you probably get unlimited warnings here.

So when are you gonna remove me from your black list boy? :lol:

I have a black list?? Your on it? Ok, I give up... lost me.


Oh, just make the cheque payable to "Casper needs a supercharger fund" c/o aufalcon.com :D
so far I've brought a new house & moved address but user name "slick" can't log on for the last 2 years. :cry:. ever since the comment I've made " A-U, eat my dust" on one of the race meet posting :?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:25 pm 
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Slick wrote:
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Slick wrote:
Hey Casper!

we here at ford mods don't ban people for being larrigans, typical bloke & horsing around. Theres no political correctness here. well, you probably get unlimited warnings here.

So when are you gonna remove me from your black list boy? :lol:

I have a black list?? Your on it? Ok, I give up... lost me.


Oh, just make the cheque payable to "Casper needs a supercharger fund" c/o aufalcon.com :D
so far I've brought a new house & moved address but user name "slick" can't log on for the last 2 years. :cry:. ever since the comment I've made " A-U, eat my dust" on one of the race meet posting :?

I cant see a problem with it... so its either a password issue or you annoyed an Admin. My guess is probably the second one.
Either way I'll ask to see if theres a lock on it and if there is I'll have it removed.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:32 pm 
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No horsing & can't play, all brim & proper. Thats funny :lol:

I'm cool with it!

Back on topic. " AUlll XR6 VCT"

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU III XR6
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:44 pm 
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Cosham wrote:
G'day lads,
Sold my EF II XR6 six months ago and now looking to for a new car. An AU III VCT XR6 ute has caught my eye, and i was wondering to get the low down on them.
2002 5 spd manual, 64,800 ks.
Hoping to find out the common faults with them and any additional info.
Thanks guys


oh yes, sorry cosham.

The VCT's are a nice engine. The 5 speed is a bonus as well and really brings the car alive. Do the usual checks for leaking fluid (although they usually get cleaned off before they sold), take it for a test drive and give it a bit of a hammering and listen for knocks or strange noises. Pretty much the usual buying a car routine.

As for the VCT specific, the only problem with them is that there isnt the aftermarket support for them like there is for the other SOHC engines. Well, that and they were put in the ugliest cars fords have ever made but if you can live with that then they are a good deal (especially with the prices as low as they are now).

 

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