Fordmods Logo

BOSS V8 Problems 

 

Page 5 of 9 [ 125 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

 
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:23 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 280

Joined: 21st Apr 2007

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: xr8 no.3 Au3 Ute

Location: Bundaberg
QLD, Australia

late 04. hmm ok i was sure that early04 the problem was fixed. will look into it tomorrow if i get a chance
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:51 am 
EFI Guru
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 4289

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: 351 Vogue,XH 5.0,'17 5.0 Stang

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Well guess what....they put an additive in the diff again and said if it does it again they will replace the diff. What's funny is the service guy tries to tell me that it means I've got a good tight set of clutches in the diff. I said "that's a neat trick, considering they don't have clutches!" Then he started back pedalling saying most people don't understand when you talk about cones!? I said don't confuse me with most people mate.
It's like the Titan fraud head mechanic trying to tell me that 5.4 DOHC engines have VCT!?!...instills confidence doesn't it?!?
Anyway the damn thing wouldn't rattle so they couldn't really do anything about that unless they cold soaked it overnight but, I did discuss it with one of the mechanics(and this guy had his head screwed on right) and one idea was that it may be the one way bearing in the alternator making a rattling sound on the overrun(although I'm sure I tested for accessory noise by removing the belt last time) or possibly even a cat heat shield. So well get it on hoist when cold and check this out.
Otherwise it's a great car to drive and I creamed an LS1(sounded modfied too...or maybe that was piston slap :wink: ) on the way to the dealer 8-) He did the typical boat anchor driving sore loser trick of flying past after I was back down to the limit again. I pointed at him at the lights and giggled and he looked very upset :lol:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:17 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Posts: 311

Joined: 3rd Jan 2006

Location: tauranga
New Zealand

banarcus wrote:
Nothing like Ford V8 fans fighting amongst each other over different motors made by Ford. Stop squabbling and be thankful that there are still Ford V8s around.


hear what your sayin mate ...just hurts hearin the motor you love bein called a boat anchor :evil: .....especially when compared to one that has so much potential if they had only used an oversquare block....instead of the truck block.
the chevs would be wimpering now 8-)

i was hopeing ford had this new v8 ready for the new falcon :?
which proves the fact the boss was always gonna be a stop-gap measure .

not baggin the boss......just want to see ford on top 8-) .....and they never will be with the boss in its present configuration IMO
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 607

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: XR6

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

V8 Ghia Mike wrote:
james22 wrote:
My "little windsor", has more power than a stock BA-BF XR8. Approx 261 kw at the fly (201.3 rwkw), and unlike the boss which has no balls down low. I lay rubber the second i hit the gas. And it is still un opened and has cost me SFA to get it there.


Now you have my attention. Please elaborate- I'm interested in how you got those figures without opening the motor.

Mike


dunno wat you guys are talking about no talk down low i got manual xr8 and if i take off normal then just floor it it skates to the limiter then 2nd gear not changin hard into 2nd and it will keep skating to the limiter now if that is no talk f**k you guys must have top fueler motors in ya cars

 

_________________

BA XR8 BOSS 260
Winter White
18' gt-p wheels
Flash Tuned
2 jl 13.5' w3's
tv indash

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:39 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

You can tell the people that don't drive BOSSes.

480nm from idle in 3rd is nothing to sneeze at. If the ZF would let me pick something other than 1 or 2 from a stop I'm sure you'd be able to drive off in 5th.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:39 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Posts: 311

Joined: 3rd Jan 2006

Location: tauranga
New Zealand

data_mine wrote:
You can tell the people that don't drive BOSSes.

480nm from idle in 3rd is nothing to sneeze at. If the ZF would let me pick something other than 1 or 2 from a stop I'm sure you'd be able to drive off in 5th.


thats interesting considering the boss 260 makes 500nm@ 4000.......either its got a really flat curve ......or a really high idle :wink:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 1093

Joined: 29th Nov 2004

Gallery: 15 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairlane V8

Location: Lower Hunter Valley
NSW, Australia

I agree with you data_mine, there are plenty of guys that only read Motor magazine and haven't experienced a boss powered falcon but on the other hand, there are new converts to Ford that diss out the older ford V8s. I have a little windsor and a boss in the shed. I love them both.

 

_________________

Interested in a fair go for the Hunter-New England area of NSW?

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:42 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 58

Posts: 1

Joined: 12th Sep 2007

Power: 248 rwkw

Location: S.A.
SA, Australia

Ive got an 03 xr8 with cappa box and blue power air box everything else stock including exhaust, these are the figures 249.5rwkw and
316.9@flywheel cant wait till the exhaust is done ! anyone had there
exhaust done by kpm motorsport in s.a.

 

_________________

As Ned would say " Such is life"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:58 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

fairy v8 wrote:
data_mine wrote:
You can tell the people that don't drive BOSSes.

480nm from idle in 3rd is nothing to sneeze at. If the ZF would let me pick something other than 1 or 2 from a stop I'm sure you'd be able to drive off in 5th.


thats interesting considering the boss 260 makes 500nm@ 4000.......either its got a really flat curve ......or a really high idle :wink:


Mine's a BOSS290 and modded.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:59 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 255

Joined: 21st Feb 2007

Ride: BA MkII XR8 and XE Sedan 351

Location: St Clair
NSW, Australia

My dad's MK 2 BA XR8 6 spd is a great car to drive, It only has a cat back exhaust and a K&N air filter.It really gets going at about 4000rpm, shame about the rev limiter kicking in so early! Compared to some XR8's i drove at the Ford dealership i used to work at,it almost feels like it has gotten better with age, some i drove with only 30000km
's on clock drive like pigs...Vito.

 

_________________

BRING BACK THE CLEVELAND!!!

My daily driver-1995 EF Falcon 5 speed 4lt
My project car/weekend warrior-1982 XE Falcon with 351 clevo power,new target is Sydney Powercruise!!
Now wrecking-1989 EA Falcon s-pack 5 speed CFI

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:25 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Yeah the BOSSes take a long time to loosen up.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 4182

Joined: 30th May 2005

Ride: 1993 EB XR8

Location: BrisVegas
QLD, Australia

banarcus wrote:
I agree with you data_mine, there are plenty of guys that only read Motor magazine and haven't experienced a boss powered falcon but on the other hand, there are new converts to Ford that diss out the older ford V8s. I have a little windsor and a boss in the shed. I love them both.


I drove an RDP modded BA XR8, running the 4spd auto, and it had more low down torque than my AU XR8 has, the only problemm with the BA IMO is the weight and diff issues

 

_________________

ILL60 - EF XR8, Sunroof, Ticky Kit, 19x8.5/19x11 TE37's, 347, AFr185's, TFS BoxRcustom converter, Hurst Quarterstick, huge billet cam.

51TER - DL LTD. Stock.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:22 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 71

Joined: 21st Jul 2007

Ride: xr8

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

what is it with stupid people that have all the comments on the boss motor?. and they never driven one or if they had it was probably a dud.i have a 03 ba xr8 340 fwkw and never had a ounce of trouble my mate has a ls1 and cant touch me pull away from him in 1st and just keep going . Had a few races with the xr6t's and beat four out four that i have raced .yes they are alot cheaper to make more power out of when you keep chucking boost down there throat!. And to be honest was about to buy xr6t and trade they 8 in but when i took 3 for a test drive my misses said it does not pull you back half of what the 8 does but thats my opinion backed up with abit of evidence stick with the 8 my friend the reason the call it the boss BECAUSE IT IS!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:21 am 
EFI Guru
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 4289

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: 351 Vogue,XH 5.0,'17 5.0 Stang

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Well I drive a BAGT and a 351w Falcon and a 351C Falcon and frankly the BA does lack some real bottom end but I don't expect a 4valve per cylinder, small bore, relatively small displacement engine to be able to cut it against a 2 valve per cylinder,large bore,large displacement engine.
I still love driving it but it should have had a larger bore spacing and therefore bigger bore and a shorter stroke to achieve greater displacement then it wouldn't have such a massive rotating mass that could rev higher and faster....something a 4 valve head really needs.
A 3V 5.4 is a much better use of the base engine.
The DOHC engine should have had stronger rods and pistons from the factory and a 7000rpm redline.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:19 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 290

Joined: 23rd Feb 2006

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Funny thing is even the little 5L is a car length quicker all the way to 120kmh. By the time the BOSS gets its finger out of its a*** its all over.

Long live the windsor!!!!! The only Ford V8 that will ever set foot on my drive might be the HURRICANE in 2010.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 5 of 9  [ 125 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:05 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names