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Old 10-05-2003, 06:41   #1 (permalink)
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I give up =/

well my ute has developed a healthy appatite for oil as of late (8 liters of motor oil and 5 or 6 litres of tranny oil for the last 1000 kms ) .... who wants to lay a bet on what goes first the motor, tranny or if it will last till dec/jan? :s6:
neway ill tell yaz more about my shit of a day 2morrow ... i'm just going off to hide under my bed and hope that nothing else goes wrong
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Old 10-05-2003, 22:23   #2 (permalink)
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should start a poll
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Old 10-05-2003, 22:27   #3 (permalink)
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There is one advantage - No more oil changes required.

Is it dropping the engine oil on the ground or is it consuming it???
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Old 10-06-2003, 00:23   #4 (permalink)
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why put a gen 3 in a ford in the first place
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Old 10-06-2003, 04:48   #5 (permalink)
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keep the oil up to it and she will keep goin for another 6/12 months
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Old 10-06-2003, 15:58   #6 (permalink)
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Re: I give up =/

/me emerges from hiding

the motor is using a fair bit and chucking a heap out, dunno bout the tranny, its been on its last legs since february, so i'm really surprised that it hasn't started to cause trouble till now .... f@ck i cant wait till harvest is over and done with so i can get my AU/BA XLS

neway heres how my sunday panned out:
left home(walgett) at 8:00am to head back to sydney, got to Molong and it started to piss down rain and hail etc ....... windscreen leaks badly ..... black shit all over me, my bags and the cab .... i was driving in the rain for about 4 hrs

fuelled up at orange and found that my oil was still pissing out of the motor, put in the last of 6 litres i brought the day b4

around the caltex servo between Bathurst and Lithgow the tranny started to play up ... dont know whats up with it yet, but it loves oil almost as much as the motor

almost ran up the arse of a car in an overtaking lane in a storm cuz there is an intersection halfway along it.

neway got back to sydney dog tired, but in good enuf time to watch the grand final ... or so i thought

the door lock to our place decided that it was a good night to break, so i was buggerising around trying to get in, ended up using a wheelie bin, a motorbike loading ramp and a shoulderstrap off one of my bags to scale the balcony (i'm in a first floor unit).

then after a short celebratory dance i went back downstairs to get my bags and stuff out of my ute only to find i had locked my keys in.

so neway after breaking into the ute and fixing the front lock i managed to see the last 20 seconds of the game .... at least Penrith won :s6:


I dont really think nething went right that day, and everything that could go wrong went wrong in the pouring rain ... oh and the final touch for the evening was when i put my ramp back in the garage the garage door stuffed up

i was
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Old 10-07-2003, 05:39   #7 (permalink)
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dont worry a mate ran a xf wagon for 6 months without any oil on the dipstick or any tranny fluid on its dip stick before it died
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Old 10-07-2003, 18:08   #8 (permalink)
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yeah, my XD paddock wagon cracked a sump and i drove it for hours (possibly weeks... not sure where/when it happened) without oil... welded it up, filled, still going...
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Old 10-09-2003, 01:00   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds very much like a Ford to me.

No matter how much crap its going through; it will just keep running and running and running running and running and running running and running and running running and running and running running and running and running...

My Dad's Cortina clocked a million kays; the XF Sedan did 700 000.

No probs whatsoever in reliability. The sumps leaked a drop or two every few days; but they went HARD!

My EFII has no leaks whatsoever... :)

Best of luck with it, mate. Are you hoping to get a new Ute soon? (Personally, for a budget, I would go the EF Longreach.)
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Old 10-10-2003, 01:44   #10 (permalink)
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cool as then .... talkin to a mechanic m8, he said to check the breather, i'll do that tomorrow

my budget is basically new vs not so new, and id like to get away from a X series car for a change =p
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