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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:14 pm 
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It somes down to poor maintenence at the end of the day


Errr...what does?
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:25 am 
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Your plugs got done WHEN?

I know I changed mine every 5-7k, just to make sure there was no bang. I drove the car hard and it halved the life of the plugs.

Worth noting.

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:29 am 
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Nigel wrote:
Your plugs got done WHEN?

I know I changed mine every 5-7k, just to make sure there was no bang. I drove the car hard and it halved the life of the plugs.

Worth noting.

Nigel


Well the plugs have done not even 8000ks. I assumed plugs were good for around 30 000ks? I give it a bit of stick every now and again but that's about it!
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:52 am 
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who da hell is EB V8? And y does he think he knows everything and thinks no1 else has anything good to offer? fuk off mate. arregent pricks like u arent welcome here

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:02 am 
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Is your LPG set up Impco :x :x :x Mine used to backfire at the drop of a hat if the electrics weren't 100%

One backfire was soooo bad,it actually sucked or blew (forgot) the diaphram in the air filter thingo (carby):evil: :evil: :evil:

vik...change the plugs that end with the letter "Y",sposed to be better spark :roll:

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:11 am 
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Good advice for you in most of the posts above, mate. Check and replace Leads first followed by Plugs.

I had a similar problem in my old 302 Fairlane on Gas. Replaced leads and plugs but still had intermittant backfires (even after full tune). Found the problem to be a poor connection on the Inductive pick-up wire to the Gas control box. Tightened one clip and no more problems.

Now I check all Earth and electrical connectors as a matter of routine maintenance.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:18 pm 
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OK guys managed to change my leads just now. Might i add that that was easily one of the most frustrating experiences of my life :P Stupid Ford...

Anyway, checked the resistance of my old leads (original, 200 000k+ red motorcraft by the indications, complete with zipties and that tubing stuff that keeps it all together) and got a surprising result:

Lead 1: 11k
Lead 2: Needle didnt move
Lead 3: 10k
Lead 4:Needle didn't move
Lead 5: 8k
Lead 6: Needle moved ever so slightly!

So.....what does this mean (apart from the fact they were stuffed, obviously). Have i been driving around on only 3 cylinders!? :shock: It certainly didn't feel like it! Would this also have damaged the sparkplugs in anyway? I'm thinking about changing them all just for good measure now. Also wanted to check the coilpack but it's such a b**ch to get to i couldn't be stuffed unbolting it all.

I'm off to work now and i'll see how she drives, and then i'll perform an ECU reset tonight.
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:27 pm 
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bearing in mind plugs are only ususally $3 or so each its not a bad plan to change them... the only other thing id reccomend is check the condition of your PCV Valve. I dunno if EF's and stuff are bad for it, but BA/BF Egas cars had a dodgy pcm calibration at one stage making them backfire and it blew the PCV Valve to pieces...
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kapul wrote:
who da hell is EB V8? And y does he think he knows everything and thinks no1 else has anything good to offer? fuk off mate. arregent pricks like u arent welcome here


He Drives A V8 Commodore. Probably a VN With LS1 badging... enough said?
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:36 pm 
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ahh... that explains it

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:35 pm 
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Distributor for sure.

I bet your wishing you spent the extra bob on a good car instead of the ex cab?


1. Yes it is an EF
2. By and large this has been a good, reliable car. Before it was mine it was my dads, and it's been well maintained. Plus for $3k, i couldnt think of any better options
3. Excab my a***. Infact this is an OPT20 car. The dualfuel was put in when owned by my father
K4. Bugger off


OPT20 = Cop car, the speedo should have 2 Km/H per divisions instead of the usual 5 Km/H & is usually referred to as a chaser cluster....

Therefore the car was an ex-cop (persuit or chaser) car in an earlier life.

See http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... ight=opt20

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:25 pm 
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daro wrote:
dsjoyce wrote:
EB V8 wrote:
Distributor for sure.

I bet your wishing you spent the extra bob on a good car instead of the ex cab?


1. Yes it is an EF
2. By and large this has been a good, reliable car. Before it was mine it was my dads, and it's been well maintained. Plus for $3k, i couldnt think of any better options
3. Excab my a***. Infact this is an OPT20 car. The dualfuel was put in when owned by my father
K4. Bugger off


OPT20 = Cop car, the speedo should have 2 Km/H per divisions instead of the usual 5 Km/H & is usually referred to as a chaser cluster....

Therefore the car was an ex-cop (persuit or chaser) car in an earlier life.

See http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... ight=opt20


Cheers yeah i know this, i was just pointing out to EB V8 that it definately wasn't an ex-taxi :D
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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:36 am 
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I had a flat spot and backfie problem until I changed the gas convertor. 1 of the backfires blew the intake apart and replaced it with an AU intake.

 

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I had a flat spot and backfie problem until I changed the gas convertor. 1 of the backfires blew the intake apart and replaced it with an AU intake.

 

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