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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:11 am 
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hey all

just checking to see what the best option for replacing dodgy EF actuators is, and what the damage bill to replace them all!

cheers :)

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:22 am 
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Best to replace them all with aftermarket units - around $25-$35 per 4.
The jaycar units are mentioned often, but the kits you get off ebay are the same.
They're not hard to install, follow the doco and get the boys around for a slab or two to help.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:24 am 
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thanks ray. can you point me in the direction of a decent brand?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:30 am 
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I replaced my dodgy one with a 2nd handy EF one ... never had a problem again!

How many faulty ones you got ?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:31 am 
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dunno they all sound slow :? lol

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:32 am 
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all EF's sound slow lol

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:37 am 
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Well Frase, they're all pretty much the same items. IIRC I found the jaycar ones were expensive, but check again so you know a benchmark on prices.
I bought 2 kits like this one: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BRAND-NEW-CAR-CE ... dZViewItem
Cost me around $20-$25 incl postage.
If you can wait, throw a few bids in - you might pick something up for cheap: http://cars.search-desc.ebay.com.au/cen ... sofocusZbs

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:41 am 
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too easy - thanks heaps ray. i wasn't sure if i needed to get falcon-specific ones etc, but i'll just grab one of those tonight! :P here i was thinking it'd be $100+ haha

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:46 am 
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NP mate. Yeah, grab a ford one off Greg or the boys to tie you over.

I can guarantee you won't be disappointed if you fit aftermarkets eventually.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:52 pm 
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Can you actually buy units they don't make so much noise and go faster?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:32 pm 
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thanks to ray for the tip, got the kit for $4.99 + $16 postage! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:37 am 
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Well done Frase - good pickup.
If you do the wagon, let me know because I do have a couple of spare slave actuators. As you know most kits only have 4 actuators . . . :cry:

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:41 am 
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wagon is all good besides the leaks! lol

its the sedan thats being a pain, as usual
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Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:19 am 
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good work. keep u sinformed how you go as i would love to get rid of the standard annoying ones too
nothing wrong witht hem just hate how slow and noisy they are

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:12 pm 
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turned up in the mailbox yesterday - pretty quick & efficient. will look into installing them this weekend if time & energy permits!

 

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