Re: BA XR8 Clutch Dramas
I know, I know, mine is not an XR8. But....
I am about to be on my 3rd clutch. Just about to hit 20 000km. First one went at 13 000km and this one has just gone at 19 600. Gearbox leaked oil into the clutch on the first one.
I have a Unichip fitted. Took it to one dealer (where I bought it) and they chucked wobblies. Asked the guys who fitted my chip and they sent me to another dealer across town who is mod friendly (and who sells Herrod modified Ts and XR8s). They rebuilt it with no dramas despite knowing about the chip. And yes, I did take it out, but they still knew.
Their attitude was that 1) there was not a substantial enough power increase that they would think would create problems as a result of the chip, 2) the fault was clearly not power related with gearbox leaking oil and 3) as long as I took the chip out when I brought it down they were happy - in case there are some Ford people running around the workshop coz they would get in the shit for working on it if they saw the chip.... now this doesnt solve your problem coz your mods are not removable.
But if one dealer f***s you around, then try some others, or contact those who do/did the mods and see what dealers they recommend - they always know which ones are anal and which ones over look some mods.
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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