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Old 04-01-2003, 21:44   #1 (permalink)
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Look i dont want to alarm any fellow BA owners but ive got quite a problem with my XR6!

It seems sometimes when i take off from the lights, there is this strange burning smell, followed by some smoke from somewhere near the rear tyres. It really is quite annoying. However it only seems to hapen when there is a fully sik bro toting a hyandai excel with monster tacho sitting next to me at the lights. Strange huh? Also when turning corners i seem to get this strange drifting sensation - i think there may be something wrong with the rear suspension??

Urgent help needed!
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Old 04-01-2003, 21:57   #2 (permalink)
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Yes -I have heard of this before too.

I think it is a parts problem - ie right foot being too close to the firewall.
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Old 04-01-2003, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds nasty,
Your best bet would be to give the car to me and recieve my XF as a straight swap cos im so generous. Really i dont mind.

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Old 04-01-2003, 22:05   #4 (permalink)
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I'm gonna have a severe problem with my Pursuit then!
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Old 04-01-2003, 22:32   #5 (permalink)
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Yes thats right ford are recalling all BA's and replacing all falcon engines with the Ecotec V6. Yes thats right, the Ecotec V6. A Ford spokesman alledgely claim that it was the high torque outputs of the entire Falcon range that is causing this problem. Which is why they seeked the help of General Motors Holden as they are the only manufacturers that can produce such a high capacity engine without delivering significant torque outputs. There you go. Gadgetman with some ground-breaking news.
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Old 04-02-2003, 02:36   #6 (permalink)
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To fix the smoke problem adjust your mirrors, it'll also fix the look of those pox monster tacho's.
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