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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:41 pm 
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u guys still going on about it.. yes i was wrong.....and no a lower thermostat will be helpfull for when this hot summer hits....

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:55 pm 
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you shouldn't put a lower opening thermostat in, even if your fitting under drivers, what you should be looking at is at a thermostat that opens at same temp as factory but is a high flow thermostat. even then its only really relatively slightly possibly needed/wanted if you have under drivers fitted.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:01 pm 
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Nah i dont have under drive kit YET!!
yes it is a high flow thermostat 82 degree.
flushed my coolant right out of the engine at same time of placing thermostatt.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:02 pm 
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fitting a thermostat that opens up at FACTORY temp, but flows faster then a factory thermostat is the correct thing to do when fitting under drivers (if im wrong on this please correct me). the idea is to keep the engine temp the same, not lower or hotter.

back on topic, with regards to EL___Fairmont post, the im guessing "throttle position switch" is just another name for "throttle position sensor" i know its a stupid question but i just want to be 100% sure that were talking about the same thing. if it is it looks pretty easy to replace and i should be able to do it my self.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:08 pm 
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By the way, never use e10 fuel in ur car, it will f**k ur engine over a long period of time..

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:35 pm 
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thats not true..its all a myth.. the b series are made to be able to run e10, it wont do any harm at all , there are even a few turbo guys getting around running e85..
if this was true all b series will need to be scraped in 2013 when normal unleaded is phased out..
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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:41 pm 
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By the way, never use e10 fuel in ur car, it will f**k ur engine over a long period of time..


fun fact, the alcohol in e10 actually cleans your fuel tank, problem with this is all the sludge in your tank clogs your fuel filter and can lean out the engine causing issues.
and yes we all know it isn't the best fuel available for your car.
however in saying that, im considering getting the car tuned to run on e85 once it becomes more abundant at fuel stations in sydney. (however from what i've read, at the moment it actually works out the same price to run as petrol as your using more fuel for less km's)
now back to topic
do you guys reckon it would be worthwhile replacing the motor that controls the throttle body and the TPS (throttle position switch) in one hit to be safe, or just changing the TPS should be enough.

p.s. as for my theory on this being caused by engine bay heat. its just that it seems to coincidental that both times their was no air movement in the engine bay. after getting more input and research the only way i could see heat being the problem is if somehow its affecting an already fault sensor. which is still pretty unlikely seeing as it would have to get drastically hot to really affect it. so im ruling out the engine bay heat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:59 am 
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Hey Winman is your throttle body clean ? Have you tried cleaning it ?
Another thing you can try is a throttle body reset. The procedure has been discusssed on here in the past. Turn on ignition put accelerator flat to floor and whilst flat to floor crank engine for a few seconds. repeat again, turn off ignition and restart the car as normal.
And anyone whos thinking that the car will start and rev the answer is B series wont start if the accelerator is held flat while cranking.
Try that and see how it goes before you change s**t.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:06 pm 
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yes throttle body is clean i cleaned it about 3 months ago (the inside of the manifold looks like its brand new). i picked up a whole throttle body from a wreckers for $50 bucks, so im going to swap the motor and sensor onto my TB. ford quoted me $220 just for the sensor.
also got a territory intake 45 bucks :D

when i get time ill change it over do a ECU reset and a throttle body reset.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Good score lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:48 pm 
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ok well what ive done is kept my standard throttle body (looked cleaner and in bit better nick) but transferred over the motor and the sensor, one thing i noticed was that the motor on my original TB felt a little hesitant to move while the one i got from the wreckers moved very easily.
while the throttle body was off i checked out the inlet manifold and sure enough still nice and sparkly clean from the last time i hit it with carby cleaner.

took it for a drive and did a quick 0-100 time, it was 7.13, which is slightly better then before, (this was on poor road surface so i could not stall up as high or else i will lose traction). everything works good, nice slight little increase from the territory intake aswell, even tho i mainly did it because i believe piping with out huge mold dimples in it is more correct. everything was working all good.
now just need to wait to see if the throttle light comes on again. hopefully it never does.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
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also took the battery off for 50 mins, and did the throttle restart, so i should be good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Hopefully you got it all sorted out..winman.. cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:54 am 
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Well talking about E85, its a good fuel.. but anyway you wouldnt have to scrap the car, just upgrade your fuel lines etc as E85 will eat the old syle lines/components away.
But yeah the BA is cool with it, though i'd carry a few fuel filters with you for a while as the E85 will clean all the sludge out of your petrol tank.

 

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 Post subject: Re: need help. BA xr6, Throttle fault warning light
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:01 am 
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Well talking about E85, its a good fuel.. but anyway you wouldnt have to scrap the car, just upgrade your fuel lines etc as E85 will eat the old syle lines/components away.
But yeah the BA is cool with it, though i'd carry a few fuel filters with you for a while as the E85 will clean all the sludge out of your petrol tank.

thanks for the info, i won't be doing it untill a while as so far i haven't even seen a servo with e85, when i do im doing to clean out the fuel tank before hand so theirs no s**t to clog up the filter. but i can't wait to have more power at a cheaper running cost :twisted:

as for my throttle body, so far so good, i put the throttle body i got from the wreckers back together with my old parts (motor and TPS), even winding up the spring a little more then before i noticed that when the butterfly is opened by hand it doesn't return to normal idle position, while the one ive put back on my car does. so i think this pretty much confirms it, it was the motor that was playing up, as my old original motor is really hard to spin.

 

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