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 Post subject: BA 4.0 Major Problems
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Hi there im new to the forums id like to introduce myself firstly my name is Chris and i have some major problems with My 2004 Ford BA Falcon 4.0 XT ill explain whats happend this morning i jumped in the car and started it up after aubot 30seconds of idleing i hear a almost like a loud hissing noise i stop the car shut it off go to the front of the car and see all of the cars oil on the ground now im very concernerd and im afraid to touch it or drive it firstly some more details on the car it has done 156,000km and we have been using it alot over the christmas holiday peroid driveing down to Sydney and back and just before Christmas late November i serviced it did the airfilter and oil oilfilter i went with Penrite HPR5 and just a standard Coopers Oil filter what chould this problem be chould it be internal damage or it is somethink simple maybe an oil pump hose? or oil filter gaskit im an not sure and all help whould be appreciated
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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:09 pm 
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Have a look on the passengers side of the block to see if it is leaking out of the sender for the warning light on the guage cluster. if not, just try and track the leak.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: BA 4.0 Major Problems
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:18 pm 
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spoke to my mate whos a Mech he seems to think it may be the Oil Filter Gaskit Failing but however i should mention on the left side of the engine when it was idling theres oil thats splashed up however on the left side of the motor also there are no warning lights coming on the dash so i have no clue what the problem might be
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 Post subject: Re: BA 4.0 Major Problems
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:00 pm 
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How far up the block on the side, and by left, is that looking at the motor? or do you mean passengers side? if it behind the oil filter and higher up, the the sender for the guage is leaking/busted

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:20 pm 
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cooper filter gaskets have failed on me a few times, if the filter even came with a gasket to begin with, I bought a box of 12, 6 had no gaskets to start with!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:52 pm 
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yeh don't cheap out and use a MOTORCRAFT filter or at least a Ryco

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:02 am 
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might sound funny but check the filter is even on there. might be a case of pot luck it didn't fall off between there and sydney :shock: it's been known to happen.
i use k&n filters and tie wire them on but thats just the OCD lol
are these things still having the oil pressure sender problems they had 20 years ago ?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Hey everyone great news it turns out its not the oil sensor i checked all the sensor out and my mech mate checked them out too he said they where fine so we tracked the leek turned out to be the Cooper oilfilter well mech mate even said to me Coopers have been knowen to these problems we took it apart and the thats the last time im using a coopers filter just went out got some new oil and a K&N oil filter will see how we go with that i bet very good :D lol i was also told by my mech mate in the near future to stay with Ryco or K&N oil filters but i aprecaite all ur help guys thank you very very much
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