T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Hi mate, congrates on your purchase of an AU XR6, i can vouch that there a nice car and definitly fun to drive. I'm assuming your car is 35,000km.
About the startup issue, mine doesn't actually go to 1500rpm but on a few occasions it does stall or almost stalls then settles on the first start, but on the the 2nd start is always startsup.
Having an EF and now the AUII i've noted that it's possibly a characteristic of the EEC-V computer with the coil pack ignition. The EF done this as well slow startup but rarely stalls, but i suspect (not sure if my theory is correct) that since the XR6 has a warmer cam when it struggles to start it has a tendancy to stall over the regular 4.0L engines.
I think as long as it drives ok and the starting issue does not get any worse i wouldn't worry about it.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)