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Old 06-11-2002, 23:45   #1 (permalink)
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Saw my first naked...

Australian made Ford six cylinder today. It is a pretty sophisticated donk!
Today I visited a mechanic's shop (a customer). He was working on a 1997 Falcon 6 cylinder sedan. The head had been removed (cooked after a heater hose leak) and I could see the coil pack and the dizzy because the MPI was out of the way.
The combustion chamber was eliptical and sophisticated looking on the shiny new head on the nearby bench. I could also see the improved design of what passes for a timing cover gasket on the EA-EB. The rubber looking gasket is locked into a purpose made groove on the top join-to-the-head section. The timing chain, chain damper & guide, and top timing gear were all in view. He talked about trying to set TDC and the way the chain 'moves'. The Crow Cam outfit had a very neat replacement timing adjuster that works wonders he said. And he showed me the cam setup and quoted me a price on a Crow camshaft and hi-flow cat too.

I also noted that this 1997 model Falcon doesn't have a radiator fan, it has twin thermostatic fans on a plastic moulding that looks like it would fit my radiator too. I think maybe I want one.

So, my visit to that mechanic's place convinced me that -purely in the interests of fuel economy and precise clean green combustion chambers- I should shell out $400 for a major Injector service, $670 for a Crow Timing Adjuster, $600 for a Crow Cam, $350 for extractors, $340 for a hi-flow catalytic burner, perhaps $300 for thermostatic fans, and get a 'S' dash...
hmmm.
Anyone got any of these goodies?
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Old 06-11-2002, 23:52   #2 (permalink)
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See this thread in the Market;

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Old 06-12-2002, 00:00   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Saw my first naked...

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So, my visit to that mechanic's place convinced me that -purely in the interests of fuel economy and precise clean green combustion chambers- I should shell out $400 for a major Injector service, $670 for a Crow Timing Adjuster, $600 for a Crow Cam, $350 for extractors, $340 for a hi-flow catalytic burner, perhaps $300 for thermostatic fans, and get a 'S' dash...
hmmm.
Anyone got any of these goodies?
Sounds pretty pricey for injector service. I got quoted under $200 for my car the other day, drive-in, drive-out. They pull each injector off and put them in an ultrasonic bath which apparently cleans all the gunk out of them.

Not sure what a Crow Timing Adjuster is, my advice is to shop around a bit more.

Fans can be had from the wreckers for a lot less than that, probably get them for under $100 pr.
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I'm not gonna beat around the bush with this one. THAT GUY IS A RIP OFF!!!!!!!
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hmmmmmm I seem to notice a similarity between our avatars.....

i tend to agree with the others seems a bit expensive...
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Old 06-12-2002, 00:10   #6 (permalink)
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Hey DK, I just made the avatar as a bit of a laugh. The filename is 'Daewoodonk'.

(an' why isn't everybody at work. I thought I was privileged to get an early mark today, but half the FF is online.)
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Old 06-12-2002, 00:14   #7 (permalink)
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My donk has done 300,000km. Maybe the injectors need 'a major service' (new ones)...

The thermo price was ballpark.

The Crow Cam Timing Adjuster was first shown at a Trade display recently and means you can get the timing right on the money - and it will stay on the money for more than 20,000km, which is the main reason the gadget was dreamt up.
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Hey DK, I just made the avatar as a bit of a laugh. The filename is 'Daewoodonk'.

(an' why isn't everybody at work. I thought I was privileged to get an early mark today, but half the FF is online.)
Hahaha go the daewoo's

As for work, well I'm a uni student and don't have any classes cos it's exam period so thats my excuse :s6:
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Old 06-12-2002, 00:26   #9 (permalink)
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Lucky lucky.

PS --- Engineering? Science?

Please don't be another Arts, Airhead Essays & Post Punk Pottery student.
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