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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:10 am 
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I am looking at buying an AU Fairy, what sort of common problems do they have that i should look for?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:20 pm 
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if its VCT then u gotta make sure the VCT Solenoid doesntgo on ya.and start leakin, which happened to me and other than that go to this site : http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=646

lots of info there

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:43 pm 
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sikford wrote:
if its VCT then u gotta make sure the VCT Solenoid doesntgo on ya.and start leakin, which happened to me and other than that go to this site : http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=646

lots of info there


CHEERS FOR THAT. VERY HELPFUL. 8-)
SORRY FOR YELLING. :oops:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:30 pm 
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Ride: AUII Ghia 75th LE, KF 1.8S 5spd

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lol, no worries. i wish i had someone post it for me when i was lookin for info.hehe.they're a very comfy car and also can get good power ou of them if your abit of a modder, i havn't long started mods but its well on its way

 

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Current Mods - 2.5" Exhaust, Custom CAI, Built Gearbox( Mirror Polished Casing+Bellhousing,TCE 2500 custom convertor, Modified Valve Body), Detailed UnderCarriage, SQ Stereo Install = 136+rwkw
http://www.aufalcon.com.au/sikford

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:48 pm 
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I have been driving a sportsman and my problems are:

1. Some letters and figures on LCD Panel of trip computer goes on and off.
2. Switches on power windows suck. You always have to open/clean the contacts. Can piss you off if you are in a hurry.
3. CD get stuck on the head unit. You have to keep pulling the head unit and remove the cover to remove the CD.
4. Power window switch is badly placed. You have to bend your fingers to reach them.

I hope this will help you decide.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:18 am 
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mate my auxr6 235,000kms and does not skip a beat and i drive it well not granny like :) *touches wood *

ball joints can go and make noises, diff can knock, tranny needs to be looked after etc
other than that man they are hell reliable and a good car

btw mine has all original engine bay access
ie ps,waterpump,rad, idler pully, water hoses
head gasket,
the au's can go for over 1milion kms
but u will need a diff gearbox!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:18 am 
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Ride: AUII Ghia 75th LE, KF 1.8S 5spd

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+1 for lookin after the tranny. mines gotta get another service soon.

 

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