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Old 06-23-2002, 21:11   #1 (permalink)
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Question Heres on for you pro's

http://www.fordinfo.com.au/falcon.htm

sais that EF series was released in September 94.

My EF has a build date of August 94!


How does this work?

any pros around?
could mine be 1st off the line ? :) :) :)
how can i find out?
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Old 06-23-2002, 21:21   #2 (permalink)
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I can take a guess that your car would be built late August and even on my EF, looking at the stamp dates on the panels and other parts showed that the build dates are from 8/94.
Not sure if yours is one of the first to roll out of production, but it's definitly on of the earliest.

Don't forget press and trial cars etc they would of been built earlier too.
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any known prblems that i should be aware of?

I cane it to the max at times and its served me well for 2 years so far.
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This is standard practice for the Car Manufacturers, Release date and production commencement date are not one and the same. This was the same as with VT, AU and TE Magna
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EFSundeep - there are probably EFs out there with build dates up to three months before the release date - manufacturers will stop older model production and let stocks run out while they begin to stockpile the new model for release. I know one model which had a release date 8 months after the first production run was made - albeit a limited edition series at the time.
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any known prblems that i should be aware of?

I cane it to the max at times and its served me well for 2 years so far.
Cane it all you like!!!
Then YOU can tell us your problems!!

Seriously, they have been known to have ignition troubles,
and I think they also had problems with wheel alignments
and head gaskets....
Can't give you exact details, just what I've been told from
various mechanics..

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EFSundeep - there are probably EFs out there with build dates up to three months before the release date - manufacturers will stop older model production and let stocks run out while they begin to stockpile the new model for release. I know one model which had a release date 8 months after the first production run was made - albeit a limited edition series at the time.
Cobra, Ford only start building Job 1 vehicles about 1 month ahead of release max.., AU Job 1 was in August , release in September, they go from 30 cars on day 1 to 400 per day in a week, Holden took three months to do this on VT.
All vehicles made pre Job 1 are used internally and not sold to the public..
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The EA was released in Feb '88, and I think we have a few '87 models in the EA-ED Club.
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hey there jack ive seen 88 XF Ghia's did they continue the ghia after the gl ,s models were ceased??? the 88 XF Ghia was running a 3.9mpefi with the bw-m51 auto the one i saw had feb-88 on the plate
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any known prblems that i should be aware of?

I cane it to the max at times and its served me well for 2 years so far.
Apart from the usual Ford Falcon maintenance. The engine can take a canning but i'd suggest you change the radiator fluid every year. I've changed my radiator fluid every two years and the gasket still went at around 210k.

Oh yeah make sure you use the right concentration of radiator fluid too.

You will need to get a castor/camber kit so the tyres don't wear on the outsides, also you get the benefit of a negative toe adjustment for better cornering grip.

Apart from that not much else can go wrong, people have said the coil pack and/or ignition can give way, but mines never missed a beat.
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