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 Post subject: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:51 pm 
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Does anyone know if you can adjust the idle speed on a 2009 FG 6cyl non turbo without a flash tune. Would like another 50 to 100rpm. Any help would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:34 pm 
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No you cant.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:56 pm 
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milo 302 wrote:
No you cant.
What should I expect to pay for a flash tune and whats involved?
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:13 pm 
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I would ask a few ford tunings shops over your way on prices,xft here in perth charge around 1800-1900 for a tune including the flash tuner.
If I were you id make sure I had done all the mods to the car before tuning,eg,extractors,exhaust,cai,etc,whatever else you do to an n/a 6.
Its not a cheap exercise to just bump the idle a bit so may as well make the best of it and get all mods done to get the most out of it.
Before any of that make sure your t/b is clean and check plugs,air filter etc and make sure its all running sweet because that may affect idle speed,maybe even reset the ecu.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:35 pm 
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What about supplying a bit more information as to why you want to increase the idle.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:39 pm 
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rod hansen wrote:
What about supplying a bit more information as to why you want to increase the idle.

All i want to do is overcome the rattle/vibration at idle in gear that heaps of people complain about with FG 5 speed autos. Complained to ford about it as per everyone else and get told that it is a characteristic of the vehicle. That's s**t. I bought the car brand new and never optioned a rattle! Has done it since approx. 12000kms . After 20 mins of driving it is gone. If I hold engine revs 50 to 100rpm more noise isn't there. Pisses me off that the first car I have bought new is a rattly piece of s**t.
I'm not chasing performance I would just like a nice idle. Car idle quality is ok apart from rattle/vibration. I'm almost thinking it may be in cat converter and once it gets to a certain temp it goes away. Being that most time I'm driving under 20 mins each its annoying as hell.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:47 pm 
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You need to find a decent ford dealer or complain directly to head office.
Our brand new fg turbo ute was a big pos too,so many warranty claims...
Fg has a few inherent issues ford never bothered to fix.
I ended up selling my g6et and got a s3 au xr8,fgs are rubbish imo,great motors,look nice and that's about it.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:38 pm 
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From what you are describing it sounds like a rattle in the cat, I put up with my bf rattling till I could not handle it any more and put a new one on. Very common problem.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:13 am 
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rod hansen wrote:
From what you are describing it sounds like a rattle in the cat, I put up with my bf rattling till I could not handle it any more and put a new one on. Very common problem.

I think your right. What should I expect to pay for a new cat converter. I'm not chasing performance. Any recommendations?
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:32 pm 
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nitrofgxr6 wrote:
rod hansen wrote:
From what you are describing it sounds like a rattle in the cat, I put up with my bf rattling till I could not handle it any more and put a new one on. Very common problem.

I think your right. What should I expect to pay for a new cat converter. I'm not chasing performance. Any recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:40 pm 
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SWC wrote:
nitrofgxr6 wrote:
rod hansen wrote:
From what you are describing it sounds like a rattle in the cat, I put up with my bf rattling till I could not handle it any more and put a new one on. Very common problem.

I think your right. What should I expect to pay for a new cat converter. I'm not chasing performance. Any recommendations?


New

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FALCON- ... Sw241YX5pr

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Quality-Ford ... Swo4pYGFCQ

Used

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FALCON- ... SwzJ5XZfix

How do I know if stuff from ebay isn't the same s**t quality as what I have on there now from ford? Has anyone tried and tested something that has proven to be ok?
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:43 pm 
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Have you been under the car to check the cat to see if its rattling?
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:30 pm 
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milo 302 wrote:
Have you been under the car to check the cat to see if its rattling?

Everytime I think about checking it I'm by myself or its warmed up. Don't feel confident enough with the s**t ford handbrake, leaving it in gear idling to do so. Does feel like its under my seat though. That being said, had to put another battery in it today. Needs a new one every 2 years and one month. Just enough to be out of warranty. Think I'm going to sell the S@#tbox and buy a Hyundai. Has had more issues from brand new than any other car ive owned and everything else ive owned has been second hand.
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 Post subject: Re: FG falcon idle speed
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Get under it when its cold and give the cat a couple of knocks with your fist.
If it makes any rattles at all its rooted.
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