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 Post subject: 08 FG 5 speed Auto just went bang
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:51 pm 
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Hi, has anyone had this happen or know someone who has. Even the dealer is surprised.
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 Post subject: Re: 08 FG 5 speed Auto just went bang
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:17 am 
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How many kms and how do you drive? Now be honest. Far too many people claim "I wasn't driving hard at all" then when they take you for a spin they do everything except for neutral dumps and claim that's how they normally drive.


I'm not jumping to conclusions here, I'm just stating what I have seen first hand.
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:24 am 
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thers another thread on fordmods about the 5speed autos. aparently they sorta suck balls.. and fuk up alot.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 08 FG 5 speed Auto just went bang
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:51 am 
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I think cabbie is onto something. If you abuse something eventually it breaks. You cant blame the car if thats the case.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 08 FG 5 speed Auto just went bang
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:16 am 
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Well, we haven't had too many of them "blowing up", the OIL cooler problem is killing 4 speed auto's but not as much as they did. Maybe you got a bad build? they are made in Asia.
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 Post subject: Re: 08 FG 5 speed Auto just went bang
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Well, we haven't had too many of them "blowing up", the OIL cooler problem is killing 4 speed auto's but not as much as they did. Maybe you got a bad build? they are made in Asia.


I thought they were made in France.

Same box Ford fitted to the US Explorers, which have a history of randomly just going bang. Was part of the reason they got the name Exploders.

s**t box though. Does the 3 speed in my old XF proud.
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 Post subject: Re: 08 FG 5 speed Auto just went bang
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:08 pm 
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I think it's done about 80,000Kms. It's one of the other guy's car at work. He doesn't drive it hard, but either way, it shouldn't have had a major failure like it did.
And I've just found out that the dealer has just had another one come in with the same problem .
These 5 speed boxes might be lemons.
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