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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:43 pm 
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all most brought a ba xr6 a few months ago
glad i didnt casue these car are starting to come into the workshop with some serious engine defects at low k's
faults like porious blocks and cylinder bores cracked,siezed cams
and the latest today was a bf misfiring something has hit the spark plugs in number 2 and 3 cylinders
both cylinders have no comprission
still have to remove the cylinder head to see what went wrong
3400 k's and the engine is f@#$ed
what the f@#$

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:48 pm 
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were you work?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:50 pm 
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from what i've seen these problems at low K's have been a result of hard driving when new, but thats always a easy cop out, so who knows

 

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 Post subject: Re: ba-bf falcon just junk
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:58 pm 
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xr8man wrote:
all most brought a ba xr6 a few months ago
glad i didnt casue these car are starting to come into the workshop with some serious engine defects at low k's
faults like porious blocks and cylinder bores cracked,siezed cams
and the latest today was a bf misfiring something has hit the spark plugs in number 2 and 3 cylinders
both cylinders have no comprission
still have to remove the cylinder head to see what went wrong
3400 k's and the engine is f@#$ed
what the f@#$


??? Let us know if you have any more probs...

From what I've heard / read / seen, the BA 6 is a pretty reliable package...
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:09 pm 
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never mind where i work
let me just say its a dealership
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:32 pm 
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could be Kiwis cant drive for s**t...

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:42 pm 
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let me tell u ive worked at a high volume dealership since a year after BA's came out. Ive seen 2-3 with welsh plugs, one that had no compression due to a problem with the VCT Phasers (which turned out to be incorrect oil from last service, drained the oil over night, removed and cleaned phasers, refilled with correct grade of oil and it started first go). We used to sell 25-30 BA's a month so to only have seen a handful of problems like u describe hardly makes it a big problem... check your facts before u speak of a problem which u can only name 3 examples of
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:43 pm 
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xpression wrote:
let me tell u ive worked at a high volume dealership since a year after BA's came out. Ive seen 2-3 with welsh plugs, one that had no compression due to a problem with the VCT Phasers (which turned out to be incorrect oil from last service, drained the oil over night, removed and cleaned phasers, refilled with correct grade of oil and it started first go). We used to sell 25-30 BA's a month so to only have seen a handful of problems like u describe hardly makes it a big problem... check your facts before u speak of a problem which u can only name 3 examples of
Totally agree

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:48 pm 
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i agree , we have only sold 2 engines due to failure , all the others are for conversions , accident damage or to much boost :lol:
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:49 pm 
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the big problems with BA's are the bonnet cables, hardly anything to get too upset about though lol. and the ever lasting coolant/water pump leak lol

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:49 pm 
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maybe its just the kiwi's carry too many sheep home for the weekend and so are continually overloading the drivetrains
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
the big problems with BA's are the bonnet cables, hardly anything to get too upset about though lol. and the ever lasting coolant/water pump leak lol


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.

other problems i've seen are rattles in the engine pipes (5 or so, and a handful of territories), turbo manifolds coming loose coz they havent been checked at every service (which the book says is part of every service), brake shudder (big problem on pre 11/2003 build BA's), and i've seen maybe 5 heater cores (dash out job)
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:54 pm 
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yeah i know, the latch is the problem more that the cable. we still get a few water pump leaks though

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:55 pm 
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yeh? a lot of dealers originally did dodgy jobs fixing them, have u seen any with the new pump/pipe setup leaking?
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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:59 pm 
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ha ha yeah we would probably do dodgy repairs lol. we are putting the new sleeves in with the oring. seems to be helping

 

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