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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:54 am 
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yeh, i know its not the end of the world, but i just like to complain!

i guess with modern technology it still s**t me they cant think up something better than a rubber hose!

oh well, might see if i can get a ride to an auto store and pick up some new coolant, distilled water and i guess some car ramps might be a good idea, no doubt ill use them again. better than using a stack of large pavers from around the back.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:24 pm 
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I know its frustrating when something goes wrong with your car but for f**k SAKE GAZ DONT CALL AN EF A POS OR I WILL KILL YOU. hahahah just kidding.
Get some Nulon full strength coolant and 10 litres of demineralised water.

Changing the hose wont be hard.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:53 pm 
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just replace it and then go and get a new coil as well cause i bet ya it will go the day after you changed it ,because the coolant piss's out everywhere all over the coil and it will f**k it so get a coil when you go and get the hose

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:57 pm 
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well, im off to get some parts!

stands
ramps
redline water wetter (what was in there so i dont need to flush it)
distilled water

i think thats all i need to waste my money on now.. but no doubt i will be putting in an order to hitek brakes tonight for some slotted's and EBC's to stop that rubbing/grinding noise from the brakes up front.

what next? just waiting for the head gasket to go ;)

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:38 pm 
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head cracks me thinks... lol mine went last week. do all the hoses every 3-4 years i reckon
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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:04 pm 
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Ah fail safe cooling, love the BA.


fail safe cooling? hows that work?


actually was introduced in the au range :) bar v8's xr6vct and dual fuel, e gas

basically ecu shuts down spark/fuel to cylinders allowing the car to be driven to be repaired

more than likely 30km hr...

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:06 pm 
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You still trying to sell yours Frank??


if someone will buy it :(

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:01 pm 
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well! all done, had to buy 4wd spec ramps, cause the others were only 200mm wide..

gotta go for a test drive soon make sure its not gonna leak again and its tightened the claps enough :shock:

postive note, while under there i found my brake noise, gotta order soem slotteds and greenstuffs right now.

see other thread under suspension forum for pics

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:13 am 
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meh it aint that hard to change... jack it up and away u go...

sell it and buy an xr :) i know 1 u can have for cheap!


How much do you want for it Frank?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:01 am 
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Thats some bad luck there man
But atleast you noticed it early and didnt keep driving and cook the motor
LIKE ME!!! (was on a highway though, thats y i didnt notice until it was too late..)

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:23 am 
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Ah fail safe cooling, love the BA.


fail safe cooling? hows that work?


actually was introduced in the au range :) bar v8's xr6vct and dual fuel, e gas

basically ecu shuts down spark/fuel to cylinders allowing the car to be driven to be repaired

more than likely 30km hr...


if the computer shuts off the fuel and spark how does it run???

i think u mean limp home mode where you get minimal items turn on but at a limited and most times rough speed

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:30 am 
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huggiebear wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
Mash85 wrote:
bowsaw wrote:
Ah fail safe cooling, love the BA.


fail safe cooling? hows that work?


actually was introduced in the au range :) bar v8's xr6vct and dual fuel, e gas

basically ecu shuts down spark/fuel to cylinders allowing the car to be driven to be repaired

more than likely 30km hr...


if the computer shuts off the fuel and spark how does it run???

i think u mean limp home mode where you get minimal items turn on but at a limited and most times rough speed


The computer has strategies to shut down individual cylinders in the attempt to keep the engine cool, alternating between cylinders ,if it gets to hot it will shut down the engine totally. There is an extra temp sender on the back of the head to measure the rear temp, basically it just calculates between front and rear temps to work out what cylinders need to be shut down etc. (I still have my technicians s**t Ford sent out for Au's somewhere, includes about VCT release too)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:00 am 
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I have nothing but praise for the RACQ service person that came out to me one night...

Just pulled in the driveway at home, and bang, steam p****d out everywhere...

Even though I was in my own backyard, they still sent someone out for me...

He fixed the problem, by cutting the split part of the heater hose out and reconnecting it (was a bit short, had a kink in it) and told me to replace it as soon as I could.

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:03 pm 
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I have nothing but praise for the RACQ service person that came out to me one night...

Just pulled in the driveway at home, and bang, steam p****d out everywhere...

Even though I was in my own backyard, they still sent someone out for me...

He fixed the problem, by cutting the split part of the heater hose out and reconnecting it (was a bit short, had a kink in it) and told me to replace it as soon as I could.

Champion.


The RACQ guys probably know some neat little tricks like this. But what i've found is that when they rock up, if they can't see or fix the problem within 2 minutes, too bad. Like Martin said, in most cases if you don't need fuel or a new battery it's "cya later i'll call you a tow truck".

When i had my xf and the tfi module was playing up once it wasn't starting. The guy came all the way out to my house, looked at it, didn't even test anything, and said "these motors are s**t you should get a new car or do a carby conversion". I know the motors are tempremental in them but f**k, the guy was getting payed to do his job, not tell me to get a new car.

 

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