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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:06 pm 
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first of all hi,

second, I am a newbie so please be gentle. I moved to Oz about 7 months ago and made a purely heart felt choice and bought a XR6 BA MKII (non-Turbo) and I have never regretted that decision. I now think it is time to get it serviced. It doesn't need a warranty service just yet, but I think a small self-administered service would do the job. I have searched this forum and read lots and it seems all I need to really do is change the oil and spark plugs. If this is wrong can somebody correct me.

What I am hoping to do here is to get the opinion of those who have more knowledge than I, well at the moment anyway! What make/model of oil and spark plug would you use in your Falcon XR6 BA Mk2 NA (2005).

Thanks in advance,

Roo
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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Sounds like a good time to drop the oil and filter.

I think if you go with any good brand oil which meets the manufacturers specification you won't have too many drama's. Penrite, mobil and the like are all ok. I would be looking for something synthetic I think.

How many k's has the car done? If it is still fairly low, I wouldn't worry about the plugs. They are a coil over plug ignition setup and the plugs are good for 100,000k's or so I am told.

A mechanic friend of mine once told me, if it aint broke don't fix it.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:00 pm 
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Yea how many k's are on the clock??? Check the log book and see when it is due for its next service then if it has already had its major service then dont worry about the plugs
Also you might want to look into getting the trannie serviced. If it is auto then definatly looka t getting it serviced but it all pretty much depends how many k's are on the clock

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:45 am 
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griffo161 wrote:
Yea how many k's are on the clock??? Check the log book and see when it is due for its next service then if it has already had its major service then dont worry about the plugs
Also you might want to look into getting the trannie serviced. If it is auto then definatly looka t getting it serviced but it all pretty much depends how many k's are on the clock

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Its done 51k and the last service it had (45k service I think, done at 41k) was a major service so I guess the plugs would have been done then.

So, I need to change the oil and oil filter and leave the plugs, no worries. By the sounds of it a synthetic oil would be best and as long as it is a major brand then its okay. Excellent, got that sorted.

Is the trannie worth servicing after 51k? and is it a mechanic or diy type of thing?

Now for CAI, I think I will go for the wide mouth upper CAI with additional lower intake which alledgely is as fitted to the new BF 270kW Turbo. Its on Ebay for approx $170 and then replace the air filter, prob with a pod if I can fit it into the current airbox. I want three things from the CAI changes, better economy, better performance when needed and a nice engine note <g>
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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:06 pm 
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CAI is unlikely to give you a noticeable improvement in fuel economy and I would hazard that the pod filter setup may give you a very slight induction roar (but being shrouded by the airbox, probably not) and you might experience slightly better top end power (high in the rev range) but that's about it. Only a few kw's to be had there.

It will cost you a fair bit more, but if you can afford it, I would be looking at a set of headers and a free flowing exhaust, which will be far more likely to give you all the benefits you are looking for!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:58 pm 
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Get a genuine Ford filter, if something happens, and it has to go to Ford, thye might jack up that aftermarket filters have been used, they will do anything to get out of warranty, donr give them a chance. Buy a manual, even a Gregorys will tell you stuff for basic servicing.
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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Umm no the plugs shouldnt have been done at 45 im 90% sure they shouldnt have been. I think it depends on the plugs they have in them. Its 90k for the normal ones and 150k for the good ones.

Nar i wouldnt bother with a trannie oil change at just 50k. I would do it at say 100k. You can do it your self, if its your first time you might get realy dirty but its easy. Im really tired so i will explain how to later

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