BAII XR6T Driver!
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
XR6 VCT Acceleration Problem! A FIX :)
Not sure how many of you people out there have had a problem with your XR6 VCT when accelerating hard. Well for those who don't know what Iam talking about what happens is that when accelerating hard in my AUII XR6VCT, in first gear, occassionally the power cuts outs at around 3500-4000rpm.
Anyhow I took my car into the dealer the other day to get my headlights fixed (moisture in them) and mentioned it. They didn't know anything about it and fobed me saying it was probably the way I was driving the car. So unless it got worse I thought I would just have to live with it.
However today while at an Australia Day Public Hoilday BBQ I found myself talking to a Ford Service Manager and I just brought it up and straight away he knew what I was talking about. Basically this problem, as far as he knew, only occured in AUIII model XR's and was due to the fuel pump. Eg not being able to suck enough fuel in and cutting out the motor.
I said that my car was an AUII not an AUIII and he said if it is one of the later cars built it most likey has the same fuel pump as fitted to the AUIII's. He said what they have been doing to fix the problem is to replace the fuel pump.
Therefore anyone who has ever had their VCT cut out under hard acceleration I recomend you ask your dealer to check the fuel pump on your next service.
Yes Iam very happy now as this problem has been bugging me for sometime now, at least I can now, armed with the facts, get this car fixed.
BAII XR6T, Lightning Strike, M6, Sports Steering Wheel, 18" Wheels.
"Anyone can drive in a Straight line"