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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:09 pm 
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HI All
I just bought a au XR8 manual and have questions
The dealer put in regular fuel not 95 is this ok?
I have a K&N panel air filter is it worth putting on?
I have back lash from the diff is this normal?
looking forward to your input Thanks

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:07 pm 
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my xr8 had reg fuel in it from the dealer too, i run it on v-power now just bcos..
and there will be no harm in putting in the K+N filter, in fact you will gain a small increase in HP and throttle response..
re: the diff im not quite sure what backlash is.. sorry.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:25 pm 
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Backlash = tap sound in the back of the car

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:44 pm 
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XG/XR6 wrote:
Backlash = tap sound in the back of the car


Get used to letting out the clutch out so you dont get it :lol:
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Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:58 am 
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There should be about 7 - 9 thou backlash at the crownwheel. if you can turn your tailshaft a fair way then i would suggest to get it checked as the pinion bearings way be worn and i think it would cost around 700 - 800 to recon
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Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:17 pm 
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You can hear it more going around corners?

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:07 am 
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happens to me as well, don't think it's damaging anything.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:48 am 
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check the control arm bushes (think thats what they called) if the rubbers are stuffed this will make a knock sound when u let the clutch out due to the small amount of movement.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:46 pm 
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Taking it to ford tomorrow to get it fixed

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:08 pm 
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Unless its under warranty. I wouldn't be going to Ford to get it fixed. They'll charge an arm and a leg for anything they do!
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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:58 pm 
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it has a three year warranty.
as long as I take it to them every 6 months and $200.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:28 pm 
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XG/XR6 wrote:
Backlash = tap sound in the back of the car


Are you sure its coming from the diff?
Not ball joints or something?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:22 pm 
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Sounds like suspension noises to me...
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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:26 pm 
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It is the diff. when I drive it slow it is a real beast to drive. Not like my wifes focus.
Has any one take off the last muffler on a standed exhaust. If so does it sound good. I do not what to go a full sports at this time.

 

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