Just wondering if anyone else has noticed? but I have been seeing quite a few AU II's ass up on tow trucks ( no damage )!! Most of them have been Fortes though, I have lost count!! Does not seem to be a good sign.
I gather you assume the diffs are stuffed?, we have an AU2 s pack (non IRS) with a whining diff, 18k on the clock, new one due this week. As for getting towed, could be bloody anything, driver pissed, getting a lift with a tow truck driver he met at the pub?.:D
Originally posted by laminge I must admit the diff will get noisy, but never die!
Yeah i reckon thats one of the Ford Falcons strengths the Diff and transmission although alot of people will debat about the transmission bit. I've never had a problem with the driveline of the Falcon. "Touch's Wood".
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My neighbour works as a service manager at a Ford dealer and says they get heaps of AUs in for warranty work on IRS diffs. Not sure exactly how many is "heaps" but it must be a significant amount. He says also that other common warranty problems include leaking coolant (usually faulty water pump), premature failure of aircon compressors and noisy front suspension.
He used to work at a Nissan dealer before Ford and reckons there were heaps less problems with them. He is not really a "car" person in the sense like we are here, it's just a job to him, so I don't really see him being biased for or against any particular brand of car. He drives an old Sigma.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
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