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 Post subject: XR6 using 20L/100.........help needed
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:59 pm 
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Okay, I went to fill my car up today only after doing 280kms. I filled up after the fuel light went on and it hit the orange section on the gauge. I've worked it out that I am using about 20L per 100 kms.

I am leaning towards taking the car for a tune up, so I was wondering if there are any places in Sydney were you would recommend to take the car for this. Plus they can have alook at the idle for me as well.

What do mechanics do on a tune up?? Is it things like plugs, leads, timing etc....

What should I check for before I take it anywhere??

Any help woud be apprecitated
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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:15 pm 
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revise driving habbits :)

if you are handy with the spanners a new ste of plugs, airfilter and fuel filter along with a oil change should heap
any of those in bad nick will cause increase in fuel econ

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:20 am 
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O2 sensor might be worthy of replacement too.
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:56 am 
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replacing parts willy nilly wont help tho. all thefilters etc are ok but id suggest injector cleaning
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:29 am 
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Replacing the right parts will help though. Sounds as if it is running rich rich rich. Replace the O2 sensor and air filter, dump the puter memory and take it on a drive to learn it again. Cheap first step rather than an injector service/tune anyway.
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:13 am 
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To clean the computer memory how long do I have to keep the battery unplugged for?? Does anybody know what an O2 sensor is worth new?? and can they only be bought from Ford
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:36 am 
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Where does the temp gauge sit when the car has be driven for a while? If its not warming up the ECU will run the mixture rich.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:39 am 
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To clean the computer memory how long do I have to keep the battery unplugged for?? Does anybody know what an O2 sensor is worth new?? and can they only be bought from Ford


With disconnecting the battery the best is to leave it for about 1 hour, reconnect and then let it re-learn everything again.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:40 am 
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The temp gauge seems normal the car does warm up and when it sits in traffice the neddle does go up to the "O" but usually it sits between "M-L" when moving along .
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:42 am 
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I just bought an O2 Sensor from Repco for $45 and it is exactly the same as the one I pulled out. Leave the positive terminal off the battery for a good hr or in the technical documents section there should be a picture of the pin out clearing procedure but I can't find it.

I just left the battery unhooked, just remember to make sure you have your radio code if you have a genuine Ford sound system head unit.
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:43 am 
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I just bought an O2 Sensor from Repco for $45 and it is exactly the same as the one I pulled out. Leave the positive terminal off the battery for a good hr or in the technical documents section there should be a picture of the pin out clearing procedure but I can't find it.

I just left the battery unhooked, just remember to make sure you have your radio code if you have a genuine Ford sound system head unit.
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:46 am 
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Bluexr6 wrote:
Does anybody know what an O2 sensor is worth new?? and can they only be bought from Ford


Can be bought from an spare parts store like a Repco or Bursons.

Bursons are about $47 each for an NGK replacement O2 sensor.
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