Ea Help! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > E-Series Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2004, 15:59   #1 (permalink)
Mad Redhead
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Blue Mountains NSW
Age: 43
Posts: 113
Ea Help!

Hi all,

I'm new here but have decided to say stuff it all and beg for help!

We have an EA (it's his - MY car of choice is my 88 rolla) and it has major identity issues. It has decided it doesn't like being on the road anymore, and in February it blew it's head.

Now we have a friend who's a mechanic and he got the head reco'ed and got some nice new gaskets etc. The two men put it back on, turned the engine on and there was this god-awful noise. The mechanic turned it straight off and said the engine was dead, get a new one. He reckons the noise is coming from the bottom end.

Well as we are totally broke it has been sitting in the driveway since then and we've been using MY car (reliable cute little thing that it is).

Now it is coming up to rego time. My dad and I looked at it a few weeks ago and after listening to it etc have decided that the noise is coming from the top (the head), back towards the firewall, NOT in the bottom end at all.

I actually drove it. Now don't go AHHHHH! cos if the engine's dead and I have to replace it anyway, what's the big deal about driving it??? It drove very slowly, in spurts, and now I'm at a loss as to what the problem is.

I am not bothering with our mechanic friend cos he is too busy and doesn't believe me when I say it's not the bottom end, he knows best!!!

I can't afford a mechanic unless I know for sure what it is. One of my pet hates is getting it to a mechanic and them trying to fleece me cos I am a chick. They get annoyed when I know what I am talking about (most of the time I do anyhow, otherwise I crap on lol). I am fine with getting a mechanic to do the work and register the thing but I want to know what it is first.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS???

Thanks in advance,
Bindi
bindi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-18-2004, 19:44   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: south australia
Posts: 110
Re: Ea Help!

Where are you at Bindi? My mechanic, John in Adelaide is legendary. Here's an example: I got an NA Series 1, 185,000kms on dual fuel. Started running on 5 at idle. John was away at the time on holidays, so off I go for a diagnostic at a well known motor engineer who says its a burnt valve/maybe head also. Circa $1600 all up to fix. Shock horror!
Waited for a week: John came back, lifted the bonnet, got me to flick from petrol to gas and back again at idle while he sprayed DWF around the intake. Finally announced with a grin– its just ya manifold gasket mate! Done the next day $85 all up. Running like a jet ever since. This is just one story. Honest, reliable, enjoys his work, communicative and accessible. Me and my family have been taking our cars to him for years. Every capital city should
have one like him. But I guess your not in Adelaide?
Zoltan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2004, 23:48   #3 (permalink)
Mad Redhead
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Blue Mountains NSW
Age: 43
Posts: 113
Re: Ea Help!

Nah sorry mate, in Blue Mountains NSW. Have called in a mobile dude who says he thinks he knows what it might be... will let you know what he says! I am calling him in as I can't get it to a mechanic as it is not too driveable.

Ta,
Bindi
bindi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2004, 05:58   #4 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
Re: Ea Help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bindi
Nah sorry mate, in Blue Mountains NSW. Have called in a mobile dude who says he thinks he knows what it might be... will let you know what he says! I am calling him in as I can't get it to a mechanic as it is not too driveable.

Ta,
Bindi
Ok first things first, the Falcon Inline 6 bottom end is bloody strong, it's almost impossible to break. What let the EA's down and later E series falcons is the cylinder head material and gasket. Now best way to go is to look (sorry gotta use techy words here) into the timing chain, valvetrain area, i believe when they put the engine back they didn't set the timing right, or broke something in the valvetrain. Don't take it as gospal but from what you described it's definitly pointing in that area.

Oh by the way, i live in the Blue Mountains, so if you see a Red AUII XR6 cruising the Great Western highway chances are it's me, give us a wave.

Gary.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2004, 06:06   #5 (permalink)
E Series Chick Supremo
 
Mother Nature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: MBFNW
Age: 47
Posts: 2,072
Re: Ea Help!

Hey bindi ,

Good to see another chick giving it to the blokes that think we're all just dumb women ..... well I am but I'm good at covering it most times

Gary .... you beat me to it


I was thinking timing chain myself ..... hard to believe I know but thats what I was thinking ... happened to a mates EB when he rebuilt his engine & buggered up


:fairy
__________________
94 ED XR8 Sprint


Check out the OzECruisers Inc. website HERE

FF Lynch Mob BITCH
O.F.R #65
Mother Nature is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2004, 04:06   #6 (permalink)
Mad Redhead
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Blue Mountains NSW
Age: 43
Posts: 113
Re: Ea Help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by XR_Strider_GuY
Ok first things first, the Falcon Inline 6 bottom end is bloody strong, it's almost impossible to break. What let the EA's down and later E series falcons is the cylinder head material and gasket. Now best way to go is to look (sorry gotta use techy words here) into the timing chain, valvetrain area, i believe when they put the engine back they didn't set the timing right, or broke something in the valvetrain. Don't take it as gospal but from what you described it's definitly pointing in that area.

Oh by the way, i live in the Blue Mountains, so if you see a Red AUII XR6 cruising the Great Western highway chances are it's me, give us a wave.

Gary.
Oh I'll wave, but you may not SEE me as my red rolla and I BLUR past you :) lol

As for the techy words, most of em I understand, the ones I don't know I ask and learn

More has come to light. If ur interested slide over to the E-Series forum (general discussion)
Bindi
bindi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2004, 04:36   #7 (permalink)
Mad Redhead
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Blue Mountains NSW
Age: 43
Posts: 113
Re: Ea Help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mother Nature
Hey bindi ,

Good to see another chick giving it to the blokes that think we're all just dumb women ..... well I am but I'm good at covering it most times

Gary .... you beat me to it


I was thinking timing chain myself ..... hard to believe I know but thats what I was thinking ... happened to a mates EB when he rebuilt his engine & buggered up


:fairy
Hi dahhhhhling,

Yeah most of the time I have a fair-ish idea of what the hell I am talking about... and it's nice being a chick that some wreckers have tried to fleece and it hasn't worked (suckers!!!).

Hubby is a bit more literate but I can reverse park him under the table, any day of the week.

Good to meet another chicky babe here

Bindi
bindi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > E-Series Falcons



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EA to ED Falcon review Aussie Falcon The Pub 13 08-24-2004 21:35
XD monts same as EA engine monts ?a 351 into a EA will it go ? Falcon kid General Tech 31 06-21-2004 23:58
EA Engine, Trans and other bits Sundeep Trans | Driveline 1 05-26-2004 18:28

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:13.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.