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 Post subject: Few quick questions re xr6 turbo
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:31 am 
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Hey everyone!

Just a few quick niggly questions about my xr6t.

I noticed a very slight smell of coolant coming from the car after a drive, both thrashing and not, but there are no leaks and there is no coolant loss, which has got me baffled.

Also, when accelerating and reversing, there is a click coming from what seems to me like the back end of the car, towards the right side. This becomes louder under harder acceleration when the car squats down.

One last quick one- im about to do a service on it and was wondering what viscosity oil i should use and brand!

thanks in advance,

Alex

 

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 Post subject: Re: Few quick questions re xr6 turbo
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:08 pm 
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efmontyi6 wrote:
Hey everyone!

Just a few quick niggly questions about my xr6t.

I noticed a very slight smell of coolant coming from the car after a drive, both thrashing and not, but there are no leaks and there is no coolant loss, which has got me baffled.

Also, when accelerating and reversing, there is a click coming from what seems to me like the back end of the car, towards the right side. This becomes louder under harder acceleration when the car squats down.

One last quick one- im about to do a service on it and was wondering what viscosity oil i should use and brand!

thanks in advance,

Alex



coolant smell could most likely be the heater box on the way out, the click from the rear will be a cv joint or diff bush and asking about oils will be a mine field but use something synthetic with between 5w-30 and 5w-50, helix ultra is good value. $60 odd at big w or k mart.

dont forget you'll need about 7.5 litres of oil.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Few quick questions re xr6 turbo
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:56 pm 
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ebxr82nv wrote:
dont forget you'll need about 7.5 litres of oil.


6.6L of oil :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Few quick questions re xr6 turbo
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:07 pm 
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thanks guys.

The coolant smell is more outside the car, inside cant smell a thing.

Are the bushes/cv's expensive job?

Alex

 

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 Post subject: Re: Few quick questions re xr6 turbo
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:54 pm 
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efmontyi6 wrote:
thanks guys.

The coolant smell is more outside the car, inside cant smell a thing.

Are the bushes/cv's expensive job?

Alex



Check the coolant overflow from the header tank, it might just be dripping from there. could be the water pump?

diff bushes can be dear basicly cause the rear cradle needs to be dropped out to do them, I know ford quotes 8 hrs for the job, but can be done in half of that. cv joints dunno, depends how handy you are. Get a workshop manual and have a look.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Few quick questions re xr6 turbo
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:36 pm 
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well after some digging around on the weekend discovered that it actually wasnt the bushes- its the springs in the handbrake mechanism so thats all good :-)

Serviced her as well and discovered there was a small split in the hose coming out of the overflow tank so all fixed :-)

 

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