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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:28 pm 
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Go the bent 8 mate.
I've got two EF 6s and now I'm hunting for an 8.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:29 pm 
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I've had my '98 EL since new, and have flogged it HARD daily. Biggest mechanical problem I've ever had was a dead spark plug lead. (well I've have a seised brake caliper, but that's not engine related). Maybe it's because I've got the EL Hybrid 6, but definately no head problems. 125,000KM and counting.

Would I want a vee eight, yes, but after I've tweaked this six to within an inch of it's life. :twisted:


Head problems usually occur around the 150,000 mark or later


Having worked in a Ford dealership I have seen plenty of I6 with blown head gaskets under 100K in EA-EF, but far more with higher kms.

I could show everyone a NF Fairlane V8 LPG (injection s**t itself years ago) hire car with 700,000km+ and only a water pump replaced on the engine.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:38 pm 
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My NL drive car has over 550000kms on it and gets given a hard time - but the only failures it has had has been the fuel pump and self leveling suspension leaks. How many I6's can claim that?
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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:10 pm 
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MrLandau wrote:
My NL drive car has over 550000kms on it and gets given a hard time - but the only failures it has had has been the fuel pump and self leveling suspension leaks. How many I6's can claim that?
Shane
Your NL is a freak tho shane n you know it hehe!
What kms did it have when you 1st got it btw?
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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Just over 180k - It was a limo before I got hold of it. Has really been one of the best cars I have ever owned.
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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:37 pm 
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All the I6 taxis, do they get engine rebuilds every 200KKM? I think not, they to get half a mil plus Ks on 'em with little trouble. (like to see a commo do that)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:41 pm 
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Have done plenty of heads on Taxi's. Taxi drivers/owners are the worst to get your money from - here anyway.
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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:57 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
they to get half a mil plus Ks on 'em with little trouble. (like to see a commo do that)


hence the reason why i have only EVER seen 2 commodore taxis in sydney! lol
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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:01 am 
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Just over 180k - It was a limo before I got hold of it. Has really been one of the best cars I have ever owned.
Shane
wow, so most of the kms are yours, cool.
sounds like its been very value for money for you then, did it cost much, being ex limo?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:09 am 
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All the I6 taxis, do they get engine rebuilds every 200KKM? I think not, they to get half a mil plus Ks on 'em with little trouble. (like to see a commo do that)


Well I have done heaps of heads on I6 taxis, pulling heads off does not increase engine life either, do you know how hard it is to not get debris in cylinders when cleaning the block surface, plus the wear commonly caused by the blown head gasket.......

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:49 pm 
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I'm not saying the I6's are more reliable than the Windors, but they don't exactly fall apart as some of you guys make out.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:20 pm 
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I'm not saying the I6's are more reliable than the Windors, but they don't exactly fall apart as some of you guys make out.


You are right, but comparing reliability of a I6 vs 5.0L Windsor, there is really no competiton, very few things go wrong with Windsors full stop.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:46 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
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Just over 180k - It was a limo before I got hold of it. Has really been one of the best cars I have ever owned.
Shane
wow, so most of the kms are yours, cool.
sounds like its been very value for money for you then, did it cost much, being ex limo?

I payed 15k for it as a 3 year old car. it needed a few things done to get it up to scratch but it has been such a good vehicle.
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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:49 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
All the I6 taxis, do they get engine rebuilds every 200KKM? I think not, they to get half a mil plus Ks on 'em with little trouble. (like to see a commo do that)


There was an EB taxi that did 1.3 million km's, never had the rocker cover removed.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:27 pm 
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Thats nice - I can show you 50 E series falcons that never made it over 150k before needing a welded head.

 

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