Originally Posted by johnydep
That $1200 charge is more like a Ford Dealer price, I asked my local mechanic & he reckons it should cost under a grand.
Did you find out why so much damage to the pump & pump drive?
I know a few guys with series one's that have had no engine problems, and they drive thier cars very hard. They have had trans & diff problems though.
Could it have been your oil grade, type or oil change intervals?
Im not sure of why so much damage.. i use 10w/30 penrite oil and i change it every 5000 to 7000km's so i doubt its oil or change intervals..
i do drive my car resonably hard but i dont punish it as such.. i let the car idle for about 5mins before i drive it and when i drive it i grandma style it for another 10mins before i start to sink the boot in.. and i grandma it and let it idle down for 5mins after every drive..
and even then its not constantly high revs or burnouts..
so yea im pretty sure my driving style or basic maintenance of the car isnt the problem with them..
but according to ford and my mechanics they both seem to have big problems with pump drives in the au's
and my mechanic also said that the new gen 3 chev v8's have general bottom end troubles aswell.. and in agreeance with this my mate has a Vy ss ute only just ticked over 10,000k's and his bottom end is knocky and in need or a rebuild..