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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:37 pm 
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well its back in the service department of macarthur ford again today after doing another gearbox this will be box number 3 to be in the car and it only has 29856km on it and no i haven't been flogging it
not frigging happy with it at all

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:48 pm 
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so you have an XR6 but you never flog it....................................................

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:16 pm 
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it gets drivin spirititedly but i don't flog it already lost my license once ii kind of need it at the moment

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA car of the year my a**
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:17 pm 
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well its back in the service department of macarthur ford again today after doing another gearbox this will be box number 3 to be in the car and it only has 29856km on it and no i haven't been flogging it
not frigging happy with it at all


so when they pull the gear box they told u what went wrong with it?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:18 pm 
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but the point i'm trying to make is that it shouldn't need another box!!!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:20 pm 
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they told me that the solenoid valve body had multiple leaks in it

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:07 am 
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This is why you have a warranty..
Did they replace the entire box or repair it?
If it was repaired they may not have found the actual cause fot it to leak.
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:35 pm 
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dont matter if it is warrenty to or not!
a new car no matter what make shoudl not have had to go back to for a THIRD gear box iwht such low km's!

dude go above the dealerships head and write a letter of complate saying u are going to report them to the ombudsman

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:45 pm 
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Write straight to Ford customer relations and mention you have been talking to one of the Current affair shows and see how fast you get some action!!! :x :shock:

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:04 pm 
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Saw posting on a site a good while back saying that the machining work (done at the factory that builds these for ford) was a bit s**t and that the dayshift guys were a bit how yer goin. Not sure if it was rumour or fact.
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:03 am 
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Yeh well, hate to say but i hafta agree

Our XR6T has seen the ford service division more times than it has our driveway. Every hose on it has popped off, leaking fuel tank, now leaking diff, warped discs....not too impressed at all. great when it goes....pitty that isnt too often tho

In all fairness, i should point out that ours was one of the first batch made, and a lot of these 'small problems' have now been fixed and are unable (or so we're told) to pop up in later models

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:53 am 
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What we need in australia is "lemon laws" as they have in the USA.
That should better protect us from poor quality cars and encourage manufacturers to get their processes sorted out before selling to the public.

Don't be beta testers - write to current affairs and your polly and demand some action.

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:03 am 
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its sad to hear this with ba s as ive heard of quite a few with auto problems just the other day i was speaking to a rep who only got 8k out of his auto,as for brake shudder i havnt heard of a ba owner who HASNT had this problem! ford should be doing eberything possible to keep these people happy as this was the car that saved ford a**,everyone told me i should have got a ba when i got my au,the ba looks better for sure but i think i made the right choice not that the au is a perfect car either,ford really needs to look at its after sales service
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:29 am 
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joolz wrote:
This is why you have a warranty..
Did they replace the entire box or repair it?
If it was repaired they may not have found the actual cause fot it to leak.


I agree with Joolz on this one. You may be experiencing a dealer/service defect. They could be treating bowel cancer with pile ointment.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:54 am 
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I see you've got a ute with a towbar. The logic of this sometimes escapes me as people rarely buy a vehicle designed to haul goods around and then use a trailer instead of the tray.

But, if you're one of those people who do legitimately need the 1 tonne tray and need another tonne in the trailer behind you then this could be adding to your problems... especially if your driving is 'spirited'.

After all, if you're booting all that torque through the transmission lugging around 1700kg of ute, 1000kg in the tray and another 1000kg in a trailer (3700kg all up) then the gearbox will be spending s**t loads more time in the lower gears under a much higher load than compared to a sedan.

Like it or not cars have never been over-engineered to last the next 4 ice ages and they never will be. Ford aren't going to design a gearbox to withstand the forces imposed on it by the 0.01% of drivers that tow 4t with it. They design the gearbox to withstand the forces imposed upon it by the 99.99% of drivers.

Over-engineering the gearbox adds cost to the car, adds weight to the car which increases fuel usage and makes it harder for Ford to meet the emission requirements which further adds cost to the car.

If you're regularly pulling along heavy loads then a shorter diff ratio migh ease the strain on the gearbox. That's perhaps something to consider.
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