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 Post subject: Vialle BA Egas Convertor Repair /Replacement parts Polliauto
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:21 am 
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I have a BA Egas setup. It recently went all lumpy then died shortly after starting. I removed the two screws at the bottom of the Vialle convertor and discovered it was full of coolant.

Upon opening the convertor I discovered that everything looked good. However, when I held the rubber gasket that seperated the coolant from the gas up to the sun I noticed some tiny cracks.

After ringing Ford, I discovered they knew very little about the convertor and that a replacement quote of $2400 given. No parts were available.

The average gas tech quoted around $1100

After making many phone calls I finally discovered that you can source a gasket for the convertor from Boral Alternative Fuel Systems in Sydney for just $12 plus postage, new bellows were only $30!!

I also discovered that the Polliauto rubber gasket is exactly the same as the Vialle (but not all other parts are compatable). Therefore I sourced a Polliauto gasket from my local gas tech (Parnell, Killkenny SA) for $20. Took me about an hour all up to replace and re-fit.

So I guess please explain FORD, how can you suggest a $2400 replacement option for a job that was fixed for just $20!! Thanks guys at Parnell.
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 Post subject: Re: Vialle BA Egas Convertor Repair /Replacement parts Polliauto
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:41 am 
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If you took it anywhere else they probably would have just said the same thing.
Most mechanics now are just remove and replacers, and dont actually do much repairs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vialle BA Egas Convertor Repair /Replacement parts Polliauto
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Ford sources the E-gas components from Boral Alternative Fuel Systems which is now known as Orbital Gas Products. Give them a call and they'll help you sort the problem out.

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