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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:49 pm 
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My brother had a problem whilst driving down from Darwin in his BA. Was running rough and using lots of fuel. Coffey ford in Dandenong rectified the problem, 2 coils/spark plugs and the engine mapping was out. A poor service and steam cleaning of the engine caused it from a dodgy dealership in Darwin. Coffey Ford did an excellent job and only charged $90, they even washed and vacumed the car.
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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:57 pm 
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Havent had 1 problem with my BA as yet, probably cause it hardly gets driven

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:24 am 
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I don't know if it's true or not, but I was told about a year after the BA cam out that all teh ECUs logged info like how many times you've hit the revv limiter, speed limiter ect ect ect.

So that Ford could pull those figues out of the ECU and say "Sorry, warranty void. You've hit the revv limiter 2534 times in 5000km from new"

Does anyone know if that's true?
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:13 am 
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unclewoja wrote:
I don't know if it's true or not, but I was told about a year after the BA cam out that all teh ECUs logged info like how many times you've hit the revv limiter, speed limiter ect ect ect.

So that Ford could pull those figues out of the ECU and say "Sorry, warranty void. You've hit the revv limiter 2534 times in 5000km from new"

Does anyone know if that's true?

dont know if its true, but there would be a lot of void warrantys, s**t i would do my warranty as soon as it was ran it, its normal i think to find where the limiters and stuff are, most of us by these cars for there proformance otherwise we would all be driving mazda 121's or somethin.
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:26 am 
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I do think there is a difference between 'finding the limits of your car' and 'sitting on the rev limiter' though. a few times would be ok, but all the time is just asking for trouble.
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:26 pm 
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xr8man wrote:
is all that u aussie can go on about is sheep that was twenty years ago
i guess small brain small thoughts
dont get me wrong im a fordman through and through
but dont ya think its a bit of a problem when an engine doesnt even last 5000 k's
have any of yous ever seen an older falcon with these sort of probs when they were new



all engines no matter how good the manufacturer will have an accasional problem. ask any old school ford spare parts person whos been around since the xy's they had GT motors lined up for warranty replacements. not many GT,s with the original engine they were built with , a lot of them had an engine replace early in their lives.

and we wont mention all the clutches that were replaced :roll:
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:17 pm 
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unclewoja wrote:
I don't know if it's true or not, but I was told about a year after the BA cam out that all teh ECUs logged info like how many times you've hit the revv limiter, speed limiter ect ect ect.

So that Ford could pull those figues out of the ECU and say "Sorry, warranty void. You've hit the revv limiter 2534 times in 5000km from new"

Does anyone know if that's true?


not true but they can tell very easially from the ecu if things have been tinkered with to much.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:20 pm 
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na2fairlane wrote:
completely agree 3 bad ones doesnt mean a thing.


Agreed as well... Just stupid to s**t the whole BA/BF range on 3 bad ones...

But maybe his dealership has only sold like 5 BA/BF's so far... In which case, his claim would be entirely valid. :?
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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:36 am 
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the only think i have herd of that has been bad was the diff, oh and the brake shuttering and bonnet cable..

the bosses xr6t at work has had 2 new diffs its all good now, and most of the ba's at work snapped the bonnet cable

and a few of the series 1 ba's had that shuttering problem but it was fixed too

all new cars have problems :)

although my sisters car had the weridest problem

at one point it just wouldnt start, or start then run bad, or stall. Ford did something with the computer and its ran fine since
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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:21 am 
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Ford are selling over 3000 stock BA's a month. Not including Utes or FPV's etc. And if there was an engine problem such as the one described at the top of this thread, I think it'd be news worthy. I haven't heard anything. And the way they tested that friggin engine before it went into the BA, I doubt there's any serious problems going on.

IMO, I think the subject title of this thread might have to be retitled, it's um....a bit extreme, inflamatory even :wink:
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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:09 pm 
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xpression wrote:
actually the water pump leak has been fixed, and if the car is serviced at ford the bonnet cable problem is rectified by a latch adjustment as part of a service...
http://www.mypage.tsn.cc/dave/Documents/water_pump.htm

thats basically a copy of the ford tsb on the fix for the water pump leak, and after i think mid 04 (dont quote me on the date) they changed the design of the pump and pipe.


Do you know if the new BA or BF pump fit the EF/EL's ?
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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:12 pm 
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the cylinder head was removed today from the bf
someone who works at the factory must of been really p****d cause we found 2 munted bolts inside the inlet manifold
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:14 am 
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prolly the wifes car and hubby found out she was screwing around...

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:39 am 
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xr8man wrote:
the cylinder head was removed today from the bf
someone who works at the factory must of been really p****d cause we found 2 munted bolts inside the inlet manifold


Good lord man, pictures of this kinda stuff is always interesting IMO, hint hint 8-)
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:40 pm 
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i have had my BA MKII XR6 now for 2 months and it has 7,000 kms on it and not one single problem, It runs like a dream everytime...
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