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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:39 am 
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Send Papa Smurf a PM with rego or vin detaisl and see what he can find out for you.
There used to be a website you could use, was myford.com.au or something similar

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:48 am 
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until recently i worked at range ford. I'd be highly suprised if is was illegit as any dealer has too much to lose by going anywhere near it. We used to see alot of them where people had pulled them off thinking they could refit them after cleaning the car etc. If DMV said its fine its no big deal :).
Just always worth checking out.
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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:22 am 
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xpression wrote:
until recently i worked at range ford. I'd be highly suprised if is was illegit as any dealer has too much to lose by going anywhere near it. We used to see alot of them where people had pulled them off thinking they could refit them after cleaning the car etc. If DMV said its fine its no big deal :).
Just always worth checking out.


haha cheers mate ;) yeah im thinking the story he told me was half true, as the car was traded in for cash not for another car.... its seemingly foolproof and for a 7 year old car, its that its in SUCH good condition, if i didnt know, i wouldnt be able to tell it from a showroom floor car....

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:25 pm 
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It would be a shame if there was a crack down and the vehicle ended up confiscated by the police.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Ford have either caught that it has been flashed within its factory warranty period or they had proof it had been used in motorsport and voided the factory warranty...............


That's crap.

Mine was modded and tracked extensively before the warranty time expired.

the VOID bits shows the stickers have been tampered with.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Sean_XR6T wrote:
Just wondering, how could I tell my XR6T I just brought is the proper engine? On the compliance it says Engine Type 'Y', is this turbo? :o
***Also, it has VOID VOID VOID VOID all over the 'compliance stickers' on the white details in the engine bay.


Post pics of your compliance stickers.


And yes Y is the code for the I6 Turbo.

H for NA 4.0
S for LPG
Z for 5.4 V8

For the tranny
K for 5spd man
H 4 speed auto column shift
W 4 speed auto floor shift

Body code should be
SW for XR sedan
CM for XR ute

Model code
18335 for XR Sedan

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Sean_XR6T wrote:
Just wondering, how could I tell my XR6T I just brought is the proper engine? On the compliance it says Engine Type 'Y', is this turbo? :o
***Also, it has VOID VOID VOID VOID all over the 'compliance stickers' on the white details in the engine bay.


Post pics of your compliance stickers.


And yes Y is the code for the I6 Turbo.

H for NA 4.0
S for LPG
Z for 5.4 V8

For the tranny
K for 5spd man
H 4 speed auto column shift
W 4 speed auto floor shift

Body code should be
SW for XR sedan
CM for XR ute

Model code
18335 for XR Sedan


Was looking for this EVERYWHERE thats awesome.

The car doesn't have a service history (i know right...) didn't check in the log books and what would you know, this is why I'm assuming I managed to get it for 15K@80,000kms


Here's the best part, my local mechanic, who I would trust with my child, for a carton of beer (which I didnt have to supply, just thought it was the right thing ;)) hoisted her up yesterday and had a good look in/out/drive/thrash/everything at first he hated the fact it was a BA Falcon, he hated the fact it was a Ford and hated the fact that was it a Turbo even more (used etc)... At first I was panicing..worrying...going omg what did I just buy....

A while later, after reviewing the car, checking through it... these are the only things he could fault (which I thought was great)...


[*]Power Steering Housing Leaking a slight bit of oil (rear seal?) which will be under warranty
[*]ABS Sensors had alot of metal shavings (magnetised) on them.
[*]The fact it needed a radiator flush due to the obvious lack of changing even though Ford said it had been serviced..i.e oil change + tyre shine + tyre pressure lol.
[*]Aftermarket S/S Intercooler Hose clamp was able to rub onto radiator hose (which he fixed for me)

He said there is NO way that this car has been thrashed or NOT serviced, I'd say its got cheap ford oil in it and the fuel fitler/radiator has probably not been flushed and since its coming up to it's 100KM service, I'm going to do that in the next 2 weeks with him anyways....

He commented on the body/interior/engine on how great/immaculate it was for a 7 year old car. I also have had it for 1000kms and I have driven it quite hard.. averagin 17-18l/100kms...lol... Since I showed him this there were no oil leaks / obvious faults (as they pressure clean at ford?), no under scrapings on the car etc...

Compression test showed no signs of weakness and also he pulled the turbo apart and found no obvious signs of wear there etc...

Basically I feel as this was owned by some 40yr old with kids, that this car was WELL looked after... Gem in the rough if you know what i mean... :) :) : ) let's hope!

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to tell if your car is a Factory Turbo?
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:54 pm 
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Sean_XR6T wrote:

Basically I feel as this was owned by some 40yr old with kids


that fitted an aftermarket BOV and "weird steel piping" as you put it?
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Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Sean_XR6T wrote:

Basically I feel as this was owned by some 40yr old with kids


that fitted an aftermarket BOV and "weird steel piping" as you put it?



Yeah believe it O_o....T he exhaust receipt is 2months old.. was in the glove box wedged in the log book weirdly... also the modifications / BOV receipt was in their also... 1 month old... very strange?!?!?!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:35 am 
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