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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:39 pm 
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Hi i was wondering if anyone has ever had the problem with the throttle not opening? I got a new throttle body but that didn't work. Any help?
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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:53 pm 
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The 'ETC' light on the dash stuck on?

Checked the computer for codes?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:07 pm 
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There is no light on the dash. And to get the computer checked it means i have to get it towed a long way to just check it and i don't trust my local ford d.ealer
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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:46 pm 
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I've a OBD2 scan tool so could check the codes out.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:43 pm 
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Yeah that sounds alright. How would you want to go about checking it out?
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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:17 pm 
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I'd need your car, my laptop and OBD2 scanner.

From that I can get a list of any/all error codes the ECU is spitting out - if any.

If you want PM me your address/number, I'm pretty free all day Saturday.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:19 pm 
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Sorry about not getting back to you sooner, been really busy with work. I will be busy with work until next weekend is that bad for you? And what does the light look like? Every now and then the orange engine simble comes on.
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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Looking ok at the moment, give me a hoy closer to make sure.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:59 pm 
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You dont trust your FORD FALCON to a FORD dealer to diagnose your car eh? Keep towin sunshine.....into the sunset. :D

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:54 pm 
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There are plenty of auto specialists in any city who have a LOT more experience in troubleshooting than your average Ford dealer. Take it to the guys who build performance cars for a living.

I lost a Windsor at 190,000km. Full rebuild needed costing nearly $5000. Reason: Coffey Ford 'servicing' car for previous company owner. One minor issue- they weren't changing the oil....

Ford dealers? NEVER again.

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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:22 pm 
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If you `lost` a windsor at 190k then the people who own and drive said windsor are responsible for its failure. A good Ford Dealer cant naff the engine,its silly irresponsible owners wanting something for nothing. As for `performance` workshops, I`m yet to see any of them forking out for flogged out diffs,gearboxes bushes,halfshafts,electrical failures, mods causing`warranty issues`. Stick it up youre a*** mate and pay for it yourself.Then you`ll think twice about your `warranty`. Ford builds a wicked car we love to drive and own. Do it properly. Look after it.Unfortuneately that isnt the case,is it. :x

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:32 pm 
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I'm not sure what the unprovoked flame was for, but if it makes you feel better... :roll:

I serviced my car religiously from the day I purchased it with the view of maximising it's longevity. Correct tuning on a dyno, high quality oil and filter changes every 5000km etc.etc. I had no idea that the car had been neglected by the Ford dealer during it's previous life as a MD's personal car for a large company. The engine builders showed me the evidence with worn main and cam bearings and extremely black engine internals. The oil had NOT been changed despite what I have seen stamped by the dealer in the car's serice manual. They simply didn't do what the customer had paid for.

Hence my reluctance to trust my car to a Ford dealer. Then there was the time a power loss issue was diagnosed as a faulty (read: expensive) MAF. I solved the problem with a $20 fuel filter.

As for being a 'silly and irresponsible' owner, my Ghia now has 365,000km on it, running original alternator, LSD, rear brake rotors and many other components. I know how to treat a car right, so I'm not sure what you are trying to imply?

BTW, I paid the $5000 engine repair bill out of my own pocket...

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:46 pm 
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Sounds like Tom needs a cuddle. Must be pretty warm already over WA.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:06 pm 
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Thanks data_mine, ill pm you a bit later and see how you are.

As for the other guys i have had lots of trouble with my ford some of it would be hard driving but i thought thats why you buy an xr8. I didn't spend that money to drive it like a pansy. I have taken it to ford and they are not mechanics just parts changers so i don't want to waste my time with them again.
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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:50 pm 
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MMM. :oops: Yes I must have had a bad day, but Ive been a Mechanic all over WA and Victoria for over 15 years 10 of them with Ford dealers and the majority of our work isnt `parts fitting`. Maybye the lesson is that not all Ford dealers are the same, but neither are the owners. I`m sorry you had a bad experience but I wanted to stand up for good service departments (one of which I work bloody hard for) which get knocked alot,and have to sort out a helluva lot of owner caused dramas. :( . P.S. I wont have a few too many stubbies and post that sort of rubbish. Sorry bout that kids. :?: :?: :?:

 

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