2004 BA Ute LPG Blew up - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-26-08, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
eek 2004 BA Ute LPG Blew up

Hi all,

Car: 2004 BA Space CAB ute on LPG / Petrol Dual fuel

As many of you may know they have a tendency to backfire on gas, well accelerating out of a corner yesterday it backfired and then had a nasty loud ticking metallic noise so i pull over turn it off straight away, open the bonnet and the air box has the side blown out of it so im like ok.... try to start it, it starts runs on 6 cylinders but has very bad metallic clunking in the top end.

I have taken it to my mechanic and he says that it sounds like a bent valve, he says if it is it will cost about 2k AUD to repair does this sound right ? how much does a new motor cost generally ....

is it worth running on lfg and risking this happen again the ute only has 133,000km on it approx...

i hate cars :(

Brun is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-17-09, 04:41 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 18
Re: 2004 BA Ute LPG Blew up

for that to happen there must have been some issues with the car
- Too much gas
- Poor spark
- Timing incorrect

repairing a bent valve on a BA should not cost that much mate.

Yes Gas is ok just remember maintain your spark system, If you are like me and do not have the time to fiddle with spark plugs every 30,000kms get Iridium spark plugs (also if you have a slight miss at idle that should also disappear)

We use iridium plugs on AU up to solve most of these issues.

I hope this has helped you mate if you have any issues just pm me
XF-uteman is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome