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 Post subject: EB XR8
Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:26 pm 
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G'day, im new to this site n was just wonderin about my XR8, it start and runs fine all day when it's cold, if you try to start it when its warn it just keeps winding over n wont even fire, i replaced the TPS and thought the problem was gone but it still happens, just intermitenly.... anyome got any idears?? thanks
Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:30 pm 
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Sounds like the TFI module on the dizzy mate, can be quite a common problem. Not sure what the price is from Ford but i run a BPT Motorsport one that sets ya back $215, lucky i didnt pay that much.
You might be able to talk a wrecker into selling you one ;)

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Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:48 pm 
Oompa Loompa

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This might sound silly. I had a problem with a EBxr8 a few years ago same sort of problem as you discibed. spent hours checking everything. It ended up being dirty battery terminals,they looked clean on outside but had a build up of corrosion on inside. It still had anough current to turn it over but would not fire.
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:39 pm 
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I would be thinking along the lines of the computer for this drama. I had an EB GT doing the same thing and I thought the DFI module for sure. I replaced the module and still same problem. After some testing it traced back to the computer. After some calls I found out this happens on EB and ED V8's. Got the computer repaired and it runs like a dream again.
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:44 pm 
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Firstly check you have spark?
Check you have fuel pressure?
and Do a self test.

It could be a number of things like;
Hall effect pickup
Fuel pump
Fuel pump relay
Main power relay
dirty battery terminals
dodgy block to body ground strap
dodgy MAF
EEC(but most unlikely)
wiring harness
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