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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:38 am 
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Hey guys...my name is Kelli...i have an XR6 non turbo :cry: ive had the exhaust done, it has Pacemaker extractors and a K&N air filter...ok i joined here because im hoping any of you guys could tell me if ive been ripped off :shock: after the cars 75000 service i noticed it running like crap, i had no power and when i revved the gears out i was getting slight misfires..wasnt good...it works out i had 4 cracked coils :? it cost us $700 would this sound right....my car is only 3 yrs old, has this happened to anyone else here

cheers Kelli
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:50 am 
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Cost????
Isn't this still under warranty from Fraud?
My car still has original coil pack with no probs even on gas?
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:51 am 
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i would take it back and tell them it was running good till it came in here tell them to fix it
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:58 am 
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Hey Kelli.....Welcome to fordmods.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:10 pm 
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warranty has ended...and i told them it was fine before they serviced it, the car is running great now...i'd understand one coil, but 4 of them :? i think i might find a different place to service it.....thanks for the welcome revcore
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:03 pm 
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You would find that If you took it to a ford dealer it would have been about $300+ for the coilpack. The part probably cost about $120 from bursons or repco. And of course labour to fit it but its more of a pain in the a** than skillful fit.
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:07 pm 
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richard williams wrote:
You would find that If you took it to a ford dealer it would have been about $300+ for the coilpack. The part probably cost about $120 from bursons or repco. And of course labour to fit it but its more of a pain in the a** than skillful fit.


ba's don't have a coilpack as such, just a 'coil' on each plug.

kelli - welcome! plenty of smart guys on here to help you out.

during the service did they replace or check plugs. shouldn't have replaced as meant to do 150000km in the six (i changed mine at 105000) but they may have checked them and may have damaged the coils pulling them off. i would've given them the ol 'it was fine when i brought it in' story.

glad to see it is back up and running smooth. i'll make sure i'm careful with mine anytime i'm having a fiddle as thats a cost i could do without!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:09 pm 
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argghh what a screw up.
things like that are kinda delicate and likely to get broken
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:03 pm 
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yeah richard williams it was Ford i took it too, we bought the car from them so we get it serviced there, the coils were $500 and labor was $200
i really wish i had thought of Repco :roll:
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:13 pm 
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I had my old wagon serviced at ford and it cost me $800 with new front brakes at only 50k
they charged me $250 each for POS discs.
I later replaced with DBA drilled and slotted for less than the standard ford soft crap.
I no longer go anywhere near them except for odd spares.
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:10 pm 
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im with you...i wont be going back there thats for sure
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:29 pm 
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if you just bought the car theres a good chance a used car yard got water under the top cover, which will cause the coils to short out, and not always straight away.
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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:32 pm 
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dealers charge over 120 and hour and you will fine good machanics only charge 66 and hour

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:23 pm 
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yeah,never go to fraud unless you need a part,they rip you from breakfast to dinner..and welcome.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:31 pm 
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haha and i thought where i worked rips ppl off.. best thing u can do is buy a gregories manual or something of similar quality and do those sorts of things yourself.. anyone who can weild a spanner can change plugs and that and yeah dont go through ford for parts.. repco or bursons. welsome to the fordmods too!!!!!!

 

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