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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:52 pm 
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the other half was complaining about her clutch and having trouble getting into gears.. after a quick think i decided to put in a new clutch cable and then found this -

shot from engine bay -

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from inside, under dash -

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not cool at all.. would it be better to take it to a mechanic or a panel beater??
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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:09 pm 
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I take it this is on the EF.
The inside pic doesn't look familiar tho.

You can still purchase re-enforcing brackets from ford, they're around $53.

They're a pre-fabed plate with 2 bolt holes, you drill the holes, insert the nuts and presto.

Or you can make one yourself, do a search its a common problem.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:29 pm 
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its actually on my partners AU III XR6..

i might go into Ford tomorrow and see if i can get the reinforcing brackets
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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:23 am 
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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:12 am 
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Damn... I thought you were going to say you found your camera or Ipod or something... :cry:
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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:50 am 
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Damn... I thought you were going to say you found your camera or Ipod or something... :cry:


lol i wish mate
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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:51 pm 
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i got a panelbeater to do my EA cost 400 for a double reinforces plate. It was about twice as thick as the crap you get from ford

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Common as xf door dandles this problem!

As said the ford part aint that flash! Will do the job but if ya good with a welder you could prob plate it and make a better job of it and more permanant!

mine was "patched" up to last 3 weeks bout 2 years ago! mind you a piece of 5mm plate found its way in there!
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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:53 pm 
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yes a quick patch will do wonders but for the best results you should place plate behind brake booster

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:57 pm 
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i got a local exhaust shop to do my EA's firewall.

cost me 40 bucks for a round piece of 10mm plate to be welded on the firewall. worked brilliantly.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:28 pm 
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got it fixed this morn by a panel beater. he put the reinforcement plate from ford in and also welded up the cracks. cost just over 100 bucks
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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:15 pm 
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i cut another pice from another car and welded it over the top so u have double firewall
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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:35 am 
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I put this on my ea before i converted it to manual so it will never crack
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hellps to keep the cable lubed
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got it fixed this morn by a panel beater. he put the reinforcement plate from ford in and also welded up the cracks. cost just over 100 bucks


What did he charge you for the 'gen' ford plate?

 

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Lubricating the cable won't do much for a long term fix - better to replace it if it's binding.
Over time, the inner cable starts sawing through the conduit, particularly around when the cable bends.

 

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