BA first service and the reason why my Dad beat me!
Hey. My beast was serviced today. It was found to have lost no futher oil at all (since I posted the thread on the oil usage issue). However, it has an O ring leak at the back of the wather pump, gearbox oil leak and coolant stains on the back of the engine bay and gearbox! The pipe into the bottom of the thermostat housing was coolant stained as well... The coolant was obviously pretty low and it stunk (and was yellow) and I topped it up a few weeks ago with (green) Tectaloy!
It appears that my pressure plates on my clutch are gone (which Ford should replace) and this could either be as a result of oil from the leaks getting in there, busted springs or weak springs. Apparently this clutch slippage accounts for my lack of rw power when it came to racing my Dad to a reasonable degree, and that it may have been like this for a while - and this might mean more rwkw (a little) if I redyno it after the clutch is fixed! Maybe, maybe not - be interesting to see, but it seems that once fixed, I will get that damned silver Fairmont!!!
Now, I was concerned about head gasket being blown since often this can affect the coolant and often testing the coolant for chemicals can show up this kind of thing, and possibly make it stink - due to nasty fumes... but I am assured this is not the case, but I am buggered if I know what would cause the coolant to go yellow and to go off!!!! In 3 weeks! Any ideas?
Anyway, will be ringing Ford tomorrow to book it in for the clutch and the rest to be fixed and then having chip removed temporarily....
I reckon I might have a battle on my hands to get the clutch fixed though! They are probably gonna argue it is fine....
Good news though is that my brake pads are only 10% worn after 14500km! Considering my driving habits, quite pleased with that!
Bring on the F6!
2003 BA NA XR6, Silhouette, manual, sunroof, premium audio, alarm, window tint, scuff plates, Navman (in TIMEOUT (tm))
JMM DEV3 BA kit
2.5 inch cat
2.5 inch exhaust
Air intake conversion/pod
14.80 @ 95.33 mph
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