FANTM1 said:Mine's stiil going ok with the new TB. I've done app 7,000kM since the computer upgrade.
75Hardtop,75Hardtop said:I am now another victim of the stalling XR8 saga. Mine started to do it about 2 months ago with about 14000klms on the clock. Coming up to traffic lights, the car would drop to idle, idle would flutter and then drop to nothing. Last week, it was in for it's service and they said they have cleaned the throttle body and reflashed the ecu so it should be fine. 20 minutes later on my way home it stalled at around 30kph in a back street. Then, two days later is did it 5 times in a row whilst sitting in traffic. We have found that when the a/c is off, it doesn't seem to get this problem. So I initally suspected the idle up circuit for the a/c. I left my car with my dealer last night and he rang this morning to say that they got it to play up and they are ordering a new throttle body for it ASAP. He also mentioned that they've seen a few do it and so far, they've used 3 different fixes so they'll try the most common first and see if it works. I'll keep you posted.
Fantm1,FANTM1 said:Have you spoken to Ford Customer Relationship Centre. Ask for Jason. He Knows there is a stalling issue. There could be a number of reasons why.
Mr_XR said:Well the dealer still has mine, they cannot work out why it is stalling, but giving them credit they have replaced every other item, wheels, gearbox, dash items, gear stick and leather boot etc ... pity they cannot fix the one thing I am really wanting fixed. In the meantime I get to drive around in the all powerful focus (auto) woohoo!!
Oppss forgot - Customer Service have been excellent ringing me at every occasion to let me know what the dealer is saying is true and to let me know what they are doing next, pity they cant get me an XR8 loan car
Hi ChrisHi there,
Does anyone else out there have a problem with their XR8 cutting out at any time, any place, any revs?
Being an auto by the time you put it in neutral and restart it you could have been run over by the semi boring down on you at 120kph.
According to the dealer I am the only one in the world with the problem, and as it does not show as an error when they analyse it so they can't help me.
The fault appears to be random so I can't get it to happen with the service tech in the ute.
The problem has been there since day one and now done 10,000km.
Fitting a Herrod exhaust and unichip made no difference.
Any help/ideas would be appreciated as Ford itself does not seem interested, which is dissapointing.
Gidday Black Kat,
Thanks for the info.
I gather from your reply that you must have had a similar problem, which is interesting, because when I rang my service manager yesterday, he said that he had talked to FORD regarding my problem and they know of no such problem. He definately did not suggest a computer flush or any other solution.
He said the only fix they had was for a XR6T computer/turbo problem, which is not much help for an XR8.
Do you know of anyone else that has had there XR8 cut-out?
If there is a few cases about, I can then put it to my dealer that they are full of crap, when they tell me I am the only one and it probably doesn't happen at all.