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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 8:52 pm 
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g'day all!
I've got a 95 EF Falcon,dual fuel, and was driving it this afternoon when all of a sudden the steering got really heavy then the engine stopped dead in it's tracks.
It would start again,then go for probably 6 or 7 hundred metres then do it again.It's not a fuel problem as there is a full tank of LPG,and about 1/4 of petrol.
It's never happened before,(that i know of) so i got it home (was only 2 or 3 k's from home) and checked the oil,that was a bit low so i topped it up with Lucas oil additive,and it made it to the shops and back without conking out on me.
Has this ever happened to anybody before?If so,was it only an oil issue or might there be something more sinister that i've overlooked?
Also,what would the chances be of my engine ( i6) being stuffed?,even though i drove it for a very short distance home,and the coolant levels were ok?cuase i'm not too certain how it will go getting to work tomorrow!!
Thanking u in advance if anyone has any thoughts

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:25 pm 
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does it do this on both gas and petrol, the same thing happened to my old EL turned out to be the fuel pump s**t itself, but mine wasn't dual fuel so it could be something else also
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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:41 pm 
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Similar happened to my mates EF and also my ED, both were ignition switches, its tempremental with when it turns off, and sometimes just turns back on as quick as it went off.
Then a few days ago it shorted one last time and melted the whole wire, and filled my car with smoke, damn hat wasnt fun.
Check the fuel pump first, check fuel lines etc aswell. If the engine was stuffed you know about it, lagging, and also noise wise.

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:49 pm 
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It did it while it was running on gas.
I'll look at the fuel pump,etc this ,but hopefully if i get to work and back and it doesn't conk out again,i'm hoping the oil was the actual cause for it dying,as thats a cheap and easy resolution.

 

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Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:56 pm 
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FUEL PUMP! had that happen to me before too

 

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Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:47 pm 
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Thats a nice looking ride you've got there EF_Mont_Ghia.
I didn't think the fuel pump gets used if yer running on LPG,but i'll still have a look at it in near future.
I know it's in the tank,but do you have to replace a seal or gasket while yer at it?
I got to work and back ok today,so maybe it was just a bit low on oil,but istill can't think of why the steering would go really heavy just before it conked out,but then again,i'm not too familiar with the EF power (?) steering units,as i'd hate to be screaming down the freeway and it happened again! so i'm a bit nervous about that!!!!!!

 

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