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Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:37 pm 
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got an el and a bf2 currently, the ef in its 12 years of life has just recently had a radiator and the bf has had nothing, really happy with it. we sold the BA mark 1 mont at 90 000kms and it had gone through about 6 power steering motors
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Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:06 am 
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Everyone has problems with cars you are what 10-15ppl out of 100,000's of cars made.

My sisters and mates have BA/BFs no issues at all. The main one was the diff for my sisters but ford replaced it and its never done it again.

All cars f**k up, I have 2 house mates which are service mangers for BMW and WV. They get alot of f**k ups in there.

Honestly a V6 in a falcon this is new right? Orion is gunna be just as bad as BA at the start, but there will be over 100,000's produced. So think about it 100 people out of 400,000 who own them not a very high percentage is it?
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Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:41 pm 
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So in the interim, is it true that you can replace the 2 pinion BA diff with and EL 4 pinion as they are stronger and wont be prone to probs?

only for povo pack xr6s and xts etc
xr6turbo and xr8 and fpv are 31 spline
Non performance fords will be able to use a e series lsd as they are 28 spline
all transmissions are going down hill,my hq waggon diff. over 1.6million ks,i changed the speedo twice-faulty,and i reset the speedo to zero on each motor,drives the rta nuts . 9 motors worn out,2 gearboxes,4 clutches,still runs. oh,no broken axles :lol: :lol: :lol: 240-290fwhp depends on cam i use :lol: :lol: driven 28 years :D :D :D :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:33 pm 
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Ok, got the car back from bluepower. I decided to put my xr6t aspirations on hold for a while so got them to put in a 4 pinion LSD with 3.9 gears. I dont really know how much better it goes as I have been accelerating very slowly and staying below 2,200 rpm. But no funny sounds anymore and it seems very drivable. Anyway, grandma driving for 1000km and then i'm free.

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:02 pm 
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did you sort out the altered speedo reading with the diff ratio change?
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:30 pm 
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nah, everything is fine if I drive it normally, however if I were to put the foot down and let the auto downgear, it will rev to limiter so the way around this is to use SSS when legal dragging until I get the ECU reflashed.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:07 pm 
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How do the xr6 turbo cars go with build quality?[/quote]
still crap
diffs are still s**t, driveshafts are crap

i know xr8 dimsnatlers car did two driveshafts and a diff all before 15,000kms[/quote]

I notice NIZPRO are upping the power on the F6 Typhoon and exporting to the UK and kepp the original driveshaft whick is basically the same design as all the sedans. So to do 2 driveshafts within 15,000 k's im sure i would have known about it almost straight away!
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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:10 pm 
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nah, everything is fine if I drive it normally, however if I were to put the foot down and let the auto downgear, it will rev to limiter so the way around this is to use SSS when legal dragging until I get the ECU reflashed.


What RPM do ya sit on at 100?? Im debating my diff ATM...
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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:50 pm 
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Everyone has problems with cars you are what 10-15ppl out of 100,000's of cars made.

Honestly a V6 in a falcon this is new right? Orion is gunna be just as bad as BA at the start, but there will be over 100,000's produced. So think about it 100 people out of 400,000 who own them not a very high percentage is it?


It's higher than i'd like, seeing as we only have a small portion of the 100,000-400,000 B series units built, and of that, 10-15 have had an issue....

Argh, I wish ford would pull their socks up, I don't want to shop around for different brands :P Any suggestions for a decent work ute?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:21 pm 
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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:59 am 
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nah, everything is fine if I drive it normally, however if I were to put the foot down and let the auto downgear, it will rev to limiter so the way around this is to use SSS when legal dragging until I get the ECU reflashed.


What RPM do ya sit on at 100?? Im debating my diff ATM...


cant go above 80km/h atm until 1000km. I'll let you know soon.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:37 pm 
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what rpm are you doing at 80? He could work it out from that.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:47 pm 
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ok, I did the test at 60km/h

in third gear, its revving at 2,000rpm
in fourth gear, its revving at 1,500rpm

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:56 pm 
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ok, I did the test at 60km/h

in third gear, its revving at 2,000rpm
in fourth gear, its revving at 1,500rpm


That doesnt seem too bad... How can i work it out to 100? I checked google and there is a few calculators.. but they need the auto ratios and i cant seem to find them. I would imagine from that it'd be at about 2300RPM. give or take 100RPM.
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Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:21 pm 
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With a 3.23 ratio, it would be revving at roughly 1,242 rpm

 

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