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 Post subject: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:00 am 
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Hi

Asking for help on behalf of a mate

He has a 98 fairmont au. He said it's progressively been running worse and worse. With a miss/hesitation getting worse over past few weeks. We tried a few of the main things with no fix as of yet. Hoping for some help

We changed spark plugs
Changed air filter.
Changed fuel filter (after making two trips to super cheap auto as au irs has different fuel filter to non irs)
We put injector cleaner in it

When you rev it up there is an obvious miss, driving it, it lacks power and hesitant to go, with an obvious miss which is constant.

Next on the agenda is go to mechanic for leads to get changed (they are hard to get to) and then what? Petrol pump? Catalytic converter?

Car has 182000km and prob hasn't been maintained the best. Could the motor be buggered?
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:03 am 
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coil pack is on its way out, best to change leads and coil pack together..
and replace them with new ones, not from a wreck ..
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:47 am 
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how much is that worth?

The leads and coil is underneath the intake manifold, look like a b**ch to change.

Ill let him know thankyou
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:56 am 
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Balagtas wrote:
how much is that worth?

The leads and coil is underneath the intake manifold, look like a b**ch to change.

Ill let him know thankyou


It's much easier to do if you remove the air-box 1st if going at it from above. Also if you can get the car on ramps, do it from underneath.. a lot easier.
Leads about $70, coil pack averages about the $100.
Look around, if you can DIY it, you'll save a bit on labor.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:



ain't knocking ya .. but - it says


"ITEM INCLUDES:

1 X DRIVEFORCE DFS160 LEAD KIT

**THESE LEADS ONLY SUIT AU,AUII MODELS WITH A DISTRIBUTOR**"

what the ??
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:56 pm 
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ain't knocking ya .. but - it says

"ITEM INCLUDES:

1 X DRIVEFORCE DFS160 LEAD KIT

**THESE LEADS ONLY SUIT AU,AUII MODELS WITH A DISTRIBUTOR**"

what the ??

Oh well, that will teach me to answer a thread.
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Mad2 wrote:

ain't knocking ya .. but - it says

"ITEM INCLUDES:

1 X DRIVEFORCE DFS160 LEAD KIT

**THESE LEADS ONLY SUIT AU,AUII MODELS WITH A DISTRIBUTOR**"

what the ??

Oh well, that will teach me to answer a thread.



don't worry ....... we all do it... :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
Papa Smurf wrote:



ain't knocking ya .. but - it says


"ITEM INCLUDES:

1 X DRIVEFORCE DFS160 LEAD KIT

**THESE LEADS ONLY SUIT AU,AUII MODELS WITH A DISTRIBUTOR**"

what the ??


well rather than criticising papa smurfs effort, why not contact the seller and ask about the listing if your interested in it..
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 Post subject: Re: Help with au falcon
Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:45 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:

well rather than criticising papa smurfs effort, why not contact the seller and ask about the listing if your interested in it..



Troyman

i wasn't criticising Papa Smurf - if i hada been i would have worded it a lot differant
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