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 Post subject: Re: EBXR8 Missing when hot...
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Don't worry the gates one will fail earlier.
I'm pretty impressed, my original Ford one in my ED lasted 17 years.
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 Post subject: Re: EBXR8 Missing when hot...
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:51 pm 
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CPOCSM wrote:
f**k hell I am good at jinxing myself. No sooner had I typed the above reply the power steering starts playing up. Drops nearly all of the fluid out if the low pressure return banjo joint below the harmonic balancer. Is there an o ring in there I can fix it with?

To add insult to injury, the heater tap decided to let go also - broke off in my hand when I was moving some of the wiring about in the engine bay. I tell you I still have the 20-odd litres of s**t fuel here and I am sure this POS EB will make a great bonfire. The plastic Fraud one is so brittle it crumbles in your hand. Obviously Fraud likes to see us back in their workshops getting s**t fixed due to inferior parts.

I have ordered a new one from Gates and will arrive in Toowoomba in the morning - apparently the rep said the fraud ones are notorious for leaking and the plastic is not designed for the high heat of an engine bay...good on you Henry T Motherf*cker.

More time under the bonnet - will let you know how I go. :evil:

yeah,the heater tap cost me a 302 rebuild-cooked,ande after many tries by my fordmods mates,you cant do anything with the hoses,so now i carry a spare new one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EBXR8 Missing when hot...
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:15 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Don't worry the gates one will fail earlier.
I'm pretty impressed, my original Ford one in my ED lasted 17 years.


Well I suppose mine lasted 22 years so I cant really complain. It just s**t me when you get the planets aligned and all is going well, something else happens!!! The mini was/is nowhere near as problematic as this POS XR8 let me give you the drum.

Ford even told me to go aftermarket - $84 at the dealer and $22(gates)at Repco. I will be taking your advice and buying two!!
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Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:58 pm 
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I just replaced my heater tap, which appears to be the same as a VN to VY V6's. (four way - half inch hose)

I also had to replace the 5/16 BSPT female fitting with the 1/4 hose tail on the back of the left cylinder head, up the back near the PCV valve. It crumbled :(

 

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