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Old 12-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #5791
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Hiya all members,
Recently joined this group to get some info on a 2006 Focus with high fuel consumption problems.
Have a long history with Aussie built Mitsubishi Magna and 380.
I'm another old fart who resents the demise of Australian manufacturing, having been Technical Manager of a large Australian electric cable manufacturer.
I am always very impressed with the cando capability of Aussies. Have tried to get some info about the Focus with poor results. Plenty of overseas 'Help' pages which are useless. The manuals page here is worthy of credit to russellw. A lot of work gone into that information. I found the aussiemagna website to be chock full of useful cando stuff that is not available from other countries. I reckon I will find the help I need right here.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:34 PM   #5792
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gday guys been member for ages and refered totech docos numerous times in the past now we have really hit the wall with computer faults
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Old 23-09-2019, 07:06 PM   #5793
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Hi everyone, complete newby to pretty much everything on line, but love the forum, have a big history with fords. Just got back in with a 2017 mustang. So looking forward to sharing stories pics etc.
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Old 24-09-2019, 01:07 PM   #5794
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Hi fellow Members.My name is Greg and have joined this group in the hope some of you can help with a few mods I wish to complete on my 2017 Ford Ranger 4x4 Ute. so I would just like to say Thank you for future help ..
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Old 27-09-2019, 09:54 AM   #5795
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new member here, hey guys got a 99au fairmont its been ****ing down pretty bad lately here in AUckland and theres a big puddle on my passengers side floor any ideas on where the leaks coming from its only passengers side that floods after raining
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Old 27-09-2019, 10:18 AM   #5796
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new member here, hey guys got a 99au fairmont its been ****ing down pretty bad lately here in AUckland and theres a big puddle on my passengers side floor any ideas on where the leaks coming from its only passengers side that floods after raining
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Old 29-09-2019, 04:07 PM   #5797
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Hi guys, this my first post so I thought I would talk about my interest in cars. My first car was a mk2 220 cortina which I modified with dual side draft 40mm webers and a 3/4 race cam, lapped the long track at wanneroo in 1.21. Next was a V6 capri which unfortunately was destroyed when I had lose on a gravel rd near Manjimup. then a PI Triumph which cost me a fortune to own ($25,000 in 8 years). Then I finally saw the light and bought an XW GT with a cleveland engine, fitted with a lot of HO parts and er78 tyres and 3.00 traction lock, had it up to 5800 rpm in top gear. Scary fast car!
I then bought two Phase 3's one had 21,000 miles and the other had 32,000 very original cars. Sold them both in 1992 and bought a house with the money.
I was out of cars for nearly 8 years after that until I got the bug again and decided I wanted something completely different and bought a 1972 Maserati Bora what a trolley!
I spent the next 14 years restoring that car including rebuilding the engine and gearbox, paint interior etc in my own garage, drove the wife and kids mad. However when I sold it I made a real killing sold that made up for the pain.
Anyway that is a very brief description of things, I could rant on for days about cars, but I have to go out into the shed and put my BF GTP on the hoist for a checkup. Also have a ba Typhoon which I have to change out the heavy duty clutch in so very busy!
All the best and keep those Fords in top trim guys!
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:10 AM   #5798
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new member here loved fords most my life owned several 351 clevo zj fairlane then Xg ute then bf xr8 boss 260 have a few other toys an old 75 valiant vk but and a range rover <<< yeh i know haha any way just saying hi
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #5799
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Gday. Havenít owned a ford since I sold my p4 LTD ( young kids and finance juggling). Bought a diesel SZ Territory. Fantastic thing to drive; quiet, rides nicely but handles well, good interior, driving position and view....
Has a few electrical and electronic gremlins. I exorcised some, it a few more to go. ( the split hvac is worst grumble )
Iíve fixed the tailgate glass not closing properly. Also put dust deflector on.
Iíve got a large heat exchanger to change off the Ford transmission timebomb.
Manta 3Ē exhaust system coming. Tune and egr delete after that.
Country things next- bullbar, lights....
Thanks for the contributions Iíve read already
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:08 PM   #5800
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Hi. We are Lyn and Lincoln and we just purchased our first Territory a month ago. Love the size of the interior. Drives really well
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:53 PM   #5801
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Hi all,
My partner and I own a 2008 Territory and often have questions about it and it's various quirks.
Anyhow, for now it's just Hi 😊
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:06 PM   #5802
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hi people,
I have a 2004 BA Falcon wagon with a Barra NA motor.

It's getting old in the tooth now and keeping it on the road is key.

It's had the "usual" issues for a BA Falcon:
  • radiator failed and let engine coolant into the auto (external auto box cooler and regular trans fluid changes seems to have avoided terminal trans issues)

    High pressure power steering hose leaked fluid and destroyed the alternator - a new high pressure hose and a new alternator fixed this

I have a current issue with a fluid leak (I suspect the PS pump), which flogged out the serpentine belt - it stayed intact - just.
I've just replaced the serpentine belt, the idler pulley, and the tensioner pulley...which obviously won't fix a fluid leak.

I've ordered a new PS pump - I can't see any leaks on idle when the wheel is being turned, but the mess under the bonnet leads me to PS pump leakage.

I joined this site for tips on keeping the old girl on the road, with maintenance done by me where possible.

I thank you in advance for your input.

Cheers
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:20 PM   #5803
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Hi there everyone and thanks for letting me join.
I have a 2005 BA Wagon and love her to bits.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:16 PM   #5804
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Hi guys, I'm a bit of a ford fan. Over the years I have had Xe falcon sedan, Xy V8 Ute, XH xr6 Ute, 1965 Mustang Coupe, BA xr8 Ute, xw falcon 500 sedan and my current XT falcon ute.

The XT is running a worked 347w, Dart SHP block, scat crank and rods, forged piston, AFR225 heads, Edlebrock Airgap intake and a 750DP Holley. MSD Ignition provides the spark.

Trans is a locally built C4 with 3200 stall converter, diff is a 9 inch with truetrack 3.5.

Interior is mostly GT, central locking and hidden stereo. Body has GT grill and GT badges, it's painted Black Cherry and rolls on simmons FR 18s.




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Old 16-10-2019, 06:57 PM   #5805
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hi All signed up as l have been involved in the build of a 67 mustang elanor thats gone quite sour with builder and was looking for info if others have had similar experiences and how to deal with such situation

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Old 17-10-2019, 09:31 AM   #5806
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G'day everyone I have come on here to speak to people about tune up up grades . I am a owner of a 2012 fpv f6310 wich is a awesome car thank you
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Old 17-10-2019, 11:19 AM   #5807
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Hi all. Rod here. Thanks for the add. I'm wondering if someone could please tell me just where the ecu is in my 2007 xr5? Am experiencing a glitch or two and I want to have a look at the connectors for any possible oxidization and such. Thanks in advance.
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Old 17-10-2019, 11:24 AM   #5808
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Hi all. Rod here. Thanks for the add. I'm wondering if someone could please tell me just where the ecu is in my 2007 xr5? Am experiencing a glitch or two and I want to have a look at the connectors for any possible oxidization and such. Thanks in advance.
Welcome to AFF Rod, you'll probably find someone in the Focus Area who can help.


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Old 20-10-2019, 01:25 PM   #5809
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Hello All.


I got an email telling me to say hello here, so I'm doing that.


Almost across the line to go out and find myself a XR6T BF ute not because I 'need' one, but because I 'want' one and can easily convert that to 'need' if I wish. So I joined up to see what I can find out about said creature before going hunting in earnest.


Also got an 'older' Falcon in the garage that might be worthy of my being here sans BF Falcon.


It's a 1964 XM Deluxe Wagon, 170 with Fordomatic and recently got a 'restoration' it didn't really need, but got anyway. Drove it to work yesterday and was the first time it's been driven by me in a while (dad usually takes it out once a month or more) and it's got some things that kind of rub me the wrong way that I want/need to make good. I drove it daily for about 6 months 20 years ago, and it's not quite the same car to drive as it was then. Not all bad, but not all good either.


Case in point, the additional electric fan actually does something now. Many an hour were spent on the roadside trying to get some heat out of it. Now flick the switch and the temp goes down nicely. Cool! Doesn't mean the cooling system doesn't need correcting, only that it's not critical at this stage.



And the brakes work better than they used to, pity they have NO feel in them at all. I'll take a little feel in exchange for outright performance because they feel like they'll work then lock and the first I'll know about it will be the thing pirouetting down the road in a blur of green/white/chrome.



That's about it for now, I'll go look at what else is around before I starting poking and prodding you folks for info.


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