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Old 08-09-2003, 23:54   #1 (permalink)
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How many other people have had these problems?

Ive got a xr6 turbo blueprint everything standard and with a manual gearbox, i was wondering how many other people have had problems with them. So far ill tell you whats happened. The car arrived in feb without a 5th gear, so that got sent back and the gearbox was replaced, they did that nice and quick, no complaints(although how this got through qc i cant understand. first serveice went alright except for alot of brake shudder, they fixed that, no complaints. Now its coming up to the 15,000 k service, and ill give you a list of the problems.
-brake shudders back with avengence and one of the rear brakes is rubbing.
-5th gear now wont engage properly and crunches into gear, theres also a smell like the clutch is burning every now and then.
-and today the bonnet release fell off whalst i was driving so i couldnt press the gas very well as it was in the way.
all ive got to say is i hope ford are gonna deal with these problems with series 2, cause surely there shouldnt be this many problems. But the customer service has been second to none so ill give them that much.
cars going into be serviced this week so i'll see what they say.
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Old 08-10-2003, 00:21   #2 (permalink)
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the brakes and bonnet release are common (my brakes have just started making some weird noise), however thats the first ive heard of a fifth gear missing!
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Old 08-10-2003, 01:03   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How many other people have had these problems?

All I can say mate is I'm glad your dealer is doing everything they can for you,the brake shudder seem's a common problem with the BA,but that gearbox is a 1st for me, I hope all goes well and your dealer help's you out.
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That's incredible!! How could the car get to the client without a 5th gear!!!

Wouldn't want to be the bloke responsible for THAT one!!!
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Re: How many other people have had these problems?

Quite true sdrew, it makes a mockery of the PDI charges, mine got thru to me with excessive backlash in the diff.

Also had the brake shudder problem @ around 4,000k's, they were lightly skimmed which sure fixes the problem but I would have expected at least 20-30,000k's before the first machining.

If I get shuddering again, I will likely push for new disks, machining them this early in the piece is akin to shaving meat of brake pads to fix a problem!
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I had my discs machined today due to brake shudder. I have only done about 9000 k's , by the sounds of it I will be getting them done again well before warranty is over. I wonder if they would be prepared to change the discs.
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a month after i got mine, it started crunching every time i went into fifth, really badly. two new gearboxes later and it works fine
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Re: How many other people have had these problems?

It's issues like these with the manual gearbox that's forcing me to get an auto if I was to buy a BA. I've been driving my manual EB for the last 4 years and can understand when people talk about certain gears crunching and diffs with excess back-lash.

At least the auto sports shift works like a manual (i.e. holds gears when you want). I know it's not the same but I think it's pretty good.

I'm just not confident to buy another manual Falcon. What a shame.
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It's issues like these with the manual gearbox that's forcing me to get an auto if I was to buy a BA. I've been driving my manual EB for the last 4 years and can understand when people talk about certain gears crunching and diffs with excess back-lash.

At least the auto sports shift works like a manual (i.e. holds gears when you want). I know it's not the same but I think it's pretty good.

I'm just not confident to buy another manual Falcon. What a shame.
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there is no doubting the BAXR6/T gearbox is a dog and isnt at the standard it should be, but i couldnt imagine driving mine without a manual...dont know how you could drive a high performance car with an auto...it should be illegal..haha
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