Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth West Australia
Re: Fordy's XR8 gets fixed
Originally Posted by Fordy
For those of you that dont know i've been having problems with the XR over the last couple of months and even worse Ford found it easier to blame my extractors, rather than trying to find the problem.
Some of you have been having stalling problems with your BA's but that wasnt the case in mine, it has never stalled once since i've had it. The case with mine was it would idle rough and wouldnt want to acclerate cleanly as if the timing was out or something, but the thing was it would happen on and off until it happened continuoulsy which is when i decided to take it in. To cut a long story short the first two dealers i took it to saw the o2 error fault on the computer as what Barry and i saw before taking it in and told me it was my extractors, even though i run paccies which have the o2 sensor well positioned. So i rang my exhaust guy to get my extractors removed and as this is a big job he did some ringing around for me so he could save himself the trouble. He told me to ring another dealer as they fit exhausts from factory and might be able to help out. So in it went to Mcinerney's on Monday and got its o2 sensors replaced and all is back to normal.
I have found that it doesnt pop as much as before as some will remember that i thought it did it too much and i should get better fuel economy.
I would like to thank Barry from BPT to take the time to look at my ute(twice) when none of the delaers would take the time too. Its been a long and stressful couple months wondering if it would ever get fixed, but thankfully it is and i can get back to enjoying it again.
Glad its working for you now Fordy. Ford may be a great company but many of their mechanics would be better described as parts fitters. The Typhoon has got the usual 100-110 period noise howl in the Diff, went into Lynfords today to get them to drive ther car and got told. Quote: Oh we know most of them do that and ford aern't going to do anything with any more diffs until a fix is found. The way to fix it in my book is to go to DANA and belt all the clowns who build these things on the head with a bloody big shifter. Ford ain't gonna do themselves any favours by letting this situation go on for more than two years as they have. Wake up to yourselves FORD :fly:
Also found the compliance plate has shifted from under the bonnet on to the inside of the front drivers lower pillar by the door hinges. Very Strange
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