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Old 06-05-2003, 00:22   #1 (permalink)
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ive just had my car at the mechanics today because my fuel filter is getting clogged up with rust bits from the petrol tank, and that is also clogging up the carby, is there some sort of product to stop this??
the car go's like shit because the carby is clogged.
the mechanic said he cant do anything for it any ideas would be appreiachted
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Old 06-05-2003, 00:24   #2 (permalink)
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Bad News mate

You need a new tank, prob go fuel lines as well, alt may be to instal a 2nd fuel filter where you can get quick access
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the mechanic said i should get a 351 in,
ive just had a carby rebuild of my 302 which cost me 1400 and he has just told me that there was no point now,
also how the hell do i take the tank out!!?
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sort out the fuel delivery problem

try to get a manual from your local library or such

then think about the motor, but sounds like hes a fool to rebuild carby and not solve the problem
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it gives me the shits
constant problems im getting with this car
ive already had the petrol filter replaced, and everything cleaned out, but once i run it on petrol the rust flakes in the petrol tank once agian make there way to the carby
its very frustrating
thinking of getting rid of it,
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Weren't the XD series the first to have a plastic petrol tank? If thats the case its abit hard for it to rust...
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well, looks like ya have 2 options, new fuel tank.. buy a carbie kit (ask ya mechanic how much he will charge to fit it.. a mate of mine got his done for $45 if he supplied the kit) if not, do it ya self.. just geat a service manual first. orrrr put the bitch on gas.

don't get rid of it, it's probably already cost you too much and you wont get your money back.. just stick with it, it'll work out
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yeh i got gas already on it,
looks like i will be sticking with the gas
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can anyone confirm, that the XD does have a plastic fuel tank??
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As far as i know The XD's were the first to have a plastic fuel tank fitted...look at this site.. http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~fulton/xd_falcon.htm

i got this from there:

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Despite the XD's essentially carryover mechanicals, there was plenty of innovation in its design. Ford's mainstream family sedans and wagons were among the first production cars in the world to use a plastic fuel tank and plastic bumpers. These were created in Ford's world class new plastics plant.

get under the car and look at the tank..you can tell if its plastic or not!

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