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Dodgy EA
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Hi guys. I have just moved to Brisbane in the past couple of weeks (WOOHOO). And anyways, now I am in actual Ford Forums territory I hope a local can recommend a decent mechanic for me.

While im at it, maybe someone can enlighten me to why I need a mechanic.

My CFI 3 speed EA is really struggling under load all of a sudden. It also misfires and generally carries on sometimes when im stopped at the lights.
The problem generally occurs at low rev's and the car miss's and sounds rather sick, but once the revs rise it isnt so bad.

The car is also ticking quite badly ... tappets or lifters or whatever it is that causes this (im not overly mechanically knowledgeable) Could this be related?

It idles fine and rev's fine when in park, but under load it really struggles ... and I have no idea whats wrong.

Any ideas and advice would be much appreciated.

Cheers lad's

Mick
 

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i have your problems but backwards..

cars revving its gutts off idling and preignitions when you turn it off

cfi 3 speed i also have(join the club :p )mines goes alot better now with the new cable etc but until i find out why i have problems with idle n preignition then its off the road..


best bet take it to a electrician put it on the machine and let em see what comes up..
mine goes in thursday :p

what side of town are you on?
 

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Phat Drift Damage Victim
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Welcome to Brissy dude, where abouts are ya situated? Need a better idea of the area your in so we dont suggest someone on the othe side of town.

Regarding your problems I'd check all ya basics first with the misfire, the condition of the leads, spark plugs, dizzy cap etc. if you havent done so already.
With the Lifter noise, for starters check ya oil level and condition and just out of interest what sort of oil is in it at the moment?

Best of Luck
 

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If your on the southside, there is a good mechanic at beenleigh. Graham @ Tiplers auto's. Very cheap and does a decent job. I dunno how he is with diag tho. But if u got a specific job, he is the man. I dunno what metro ford is like but i would not take a car back to Q ford at springwood. They r crap and dont know what they r doing.
They didnt even identify that my car was an 91 EB and wrote down 89 EA. God, how insulting.

Brent
 

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do YOU have rubber?
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casrms1450 said:
I have used Metro Ford Brisbane. Quite happy with the service.
Amen to that. They would be my recommendation for sure.

Welcome to BNE, where did you move from?
 

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Birth, Drift, Death...
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i could have a look at it if you like, but it would have to wait until the saturday after next, i have a laser to fix this saturday and am busy sunday, and i work through the week.

i have done work on a lot of peoples cars from the forums with no dramas.

oh yeah, im a qualified tech too...
 

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Dodgy EA
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Rollin, that would be absolutely awesome mate, cant thank ya enough for the offer. But im gonna have to book it in somewhere to get the misfire sorted tomorrow as im planning to trek back to Bundy this weekend to pick up some more stuff and for an 800km round trip I want the car running properly. But if you could have a look at it sometime RE: the tappets it would be great and much appreciated.

Cheers for the great welcome guys. Im living on the Northside. In Wilston. Moved down from Bundaberg. Hopefully once I get the car sorted I can come on some of your Cruises and stuff and get more involved with the club.

Once again cheers for the great welcome lads, your great guys and great ambassidors for the club.

Cheers

Mick
 

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THE VILLAGE LUNITIC
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hey dude welcome to the club, in brissy we have quite a few members, and there is always the regulars who come on on the friday and sat nights have a bit of fun:) brissy would be a large place opposed to bundy i would imagine? hope all goes well with the car, and i can also vouch for Rollins work as me and him are good mates and he has helped me with my car many a time:)

cheers look forward to meeting u sometime

UNR8D
 

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i can vouch for Rollin, cuz my car is still goin, and most importantly Rollins is goin too!!!, so he knows wot he is doing.

I know of a mechanic that is next to southside ford, well he is rite behind them. he is quite good!

Thats if the MAN (Rollin) cant fix it, or it needs to be fixed during the week!!
 

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Dodgy EA
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Hey guys. Had the car in at a random ultra tune place today ... (half an hour's walk back home in the rain kinda sucked but hey) and he tells me that it's misfiring because of the tappet ticking. I dunno how accurate this was as it was ticking well before it started missing but hey, i figured he would know better than me so I took his word for it. He also tells me my idle has been ajusted manually and this is bad because it has messed with the computer as your not suppost to adjust it manually. So I took the car and nothing has happened with it. On the bright side he didn't charge me for his having a look at it which was good.

Rollin, i'll PM you my number and stuff and if your free to have a gander at it any time we can hopefully organise something :)

Yea Brissy is heaps big compared to Bundy, and im loving it. Would love to meet up with some of you lads whenever somethin's doin. What happen's on the Friday and sat nights?

Also while im at it, can anyone give me details on good places to see about getting an apprenticeship. Are there any job agency's that specialise in this kind of thing?

Once again, thanks for the great welcome and hospitality guys, it is much appreciated.

Cheers

Mick
 

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Wow how did this story end? Read this post that was 11 years ago. Must have finished apprenticeship by now maybe running your own business :) I am a newly a FORD owner in Brissy, also looking for a good mechanic, is it still Metro Ford or the one at Beenleigh, I am on Northside?
 
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