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    If you wish to post up a question in these mechanical discussion rooms, please do the following. 1) Do a search. There's thousands of threads so chances are that your question has already been answered. By doing a search, you'll get your answer straight away and it means that the forum isn't...

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    We encourage everyone to post up a few photos of your pride and joy. These rooms are primarily to discuss technical/mechanical issues so we ask that you post up photos in the Your Ride room.

    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 06:51 PM
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    1. ETC Warning Light (FG)

      Hi, I've got an 09 FPV FG GS not S/C. I've had this issue with the ETC light coming on on first start up. Been to Ford Several times, had Throttle Body replaced, Pedal sensor replaced, but no luck. Was told it's probably the computer. They had the car over night and it decided to not play up for...

      Started by MissGS‎, 19-04-2012 10:44 PM
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    2. FG DFC Fault

      Hi, I have an FG G6E which has been really great. Just lately though the DFC and ABS fault comes up on the dash. When I first start the car in the morning and drive off the ABS activates itself and the rear wheel shudders. it does stop activating after about 10 seconds and the car then drives ok....

      Started by zootster‎, 26-06-2015 08:54 AM
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      30-06-2015, 07:12 PM Go to last post
    3. LSD diff failure

      After owning this Ute for two years and having the odd intermittent knocking noise in the back and countless checks on suspension & drive line it has now been confirmed the LSD Diff is faulty.... Thank god the mechanic who accompany me on road test heard it this time. Ford dealer is now in the...

      Started by PD56‎, 07-09-2012 04:10 PM
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      19-06-2015, 09:17 AM Go to last post
    4. Angry (FG) 5 Speed Auto transmission Problem

      I own FG 5Speed the auto lost 3rd gear the other day the car is out of warranty so idid some ringing around to get quote to get this trans fixed they all come back from $2800.00 to $4000.00 for a full rebiuld I did some re search and found the transmission come out of the Ford Explorer Pulled...

      Started by kempcomp‎, 31-07-2011 11:12 AM
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      16-06-2015, 04:52 PM Go to last post
    5. DSC and ABS Fault

      Hi, Love the XR6 so far but just a few months out of warranty, I am getting a DSC and ABS fault on my dash which disables both... not a good thing considering all the rain we are getting at the moment. It comes up a few minutes after I start driving at no particular time i.e heavy breaking or...

      Started by simonvaf‎, 14-06-2012 09:14 PM
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      15-06-2015, 06:44 PM Go to last post
    6. "How To" Repair FG Auto Shifter Knob

      Removing And Repairing The FG Auto Shift Knob What you will need for this: a small flat head screwdriver, a small Phillips head screwdriver, some super fine wet and dry sandpaper, some tweezer’s and a razor blade. Please note that extreme care was taken whilst doing this to ensure no damage to...

      Started by Matzilla‎, 17-01-2012 10:47 AM
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      09-06-2015, 09:37 PM Go to last post
    7. Automatic transmission cooler

      I have noticed on my XR6 the Automatic transmission is hooked up to a Heat Exchanger bolted to the side of the engine. The only confidence I have in this set up would be that it beats the radiator set up where it can fail and mix trans oil with coolant My understanding is ford do not provide an...

      Started by PD56‎, 04-07-2010 10:08 PM
      • Replies: 14
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      28-05-2015, 09:12 AM Go to last post
    8. FG Mark II XR6 T Low Battery warning message

      Hi all, just joined the group and hoping to be able to participate in forum discussions. I've got an FG Mark II XR6 Turbo about a year old. Love the car. About 6 months ago I started getting a low battery warning message being displayed in the command centre display when I first start the car in...

      Started by cagsy13‎, 26-05-2015 11:01 PM
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      27-05-2015, 08:31 PM Go to last post
    9. 09 fg xr8 problems

      Hi everyone I have a 09 fg xr8 ute auto and having a few problems if anyone can help me. First thing is once my car is warmed when coming to a stop or slowing down when the car drops in 1st it clunks pretty hard . Doesn't do it all the time just every now and then. 2nd problem. I get a fair bit...

      Started by dayle89‎, 27-05-2015 07:39 PM
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      27-05-2015, 07:39 PM Go to last post
    10. Speedometer Wobble

      Hi everyone, I'm new around here. I drive a 2008 FG XR6 N/A, I've had it about two years. Recently I've noticed that on cold mornings the needle on the speedometer wobbles or sticks briefly at low speeds. For example, under gentle acceleration, it'll point to 19, 20, 20, 20, 23, 24 etc. Is this...

      Started by rendezvous‎, 14-05-2015 08:37 AM
      speedometer, sticking, wobble, xr6
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      14-05-2015, 08:37 AM Go to last post
    11. Sat Nav (FG)

      I have an FPV F6 with the early model Factory Sat Nav. It is controlled by a remote. Up until today it has run without a problem but when I went to turn it on today, nothing happened. I thought it might be the batteries in the remote so I changed them but still nothing. I removed the fuses and...

      Started by Oilman66‎, 20-04-2015 09:45 PM
      • Replies: 1
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      10-05-2015, 10:43 PM Go to last post
    12. Spark plug replacement on 09 FG XR6

      Hey peeps I have noticed over the last few weeks that my xr6 has just not been running right. It has a very slight miss at idle and you can just see the tacho moving a little bit.....tiny ammount but it never used to do that. It also feels like it is surging a little bit and the miss appears...

      Started by steffan72‎, 16-04-2012 10:33 AM
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      04-05-2015, 11:04 AM Go to last post
    13. FG XR6 annoying issues

      My FG XR6 is now 8 months old (25,000km) and has the following faults. 1, Drivers seat squeaks, has already been attended to once at an earlier service. 2, Rattles under front guards. Was looked at during a previous service, where they managed to fix drivers side only. Now both sides noisy...

      Started by blueblood‎, 23-03-2009 07:00 AM
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      02-05-2015, 11:27 PM Go to last post
    14. Wiper Washers

      Does anyone know how to a just the wiper washers on a 2008 Fg falcon? Mine are only hitting the bottom part on the windscreen.

      Started by chris64‎, 26-04-2015 07:50 PM
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      27-04-2015, 02:08 PM Go to last post
    15. FG XR6 interior command lights

      Hi guys, My apologies for my noob termanology but have ran into a problem. I bought the car about a week ago and never noticed it until last night when I was driving. But the lights on the buttons (volume knob etc) don't light up at all. Regardless whether or not the headlights are on and it's...

      Started by Netsky‎, 25-04-2015 10:55 PM
      • Replies: 2
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      27-04-2015, 12:14 PM Go to last post
    16. Post Remove fg falcon instrument cluster?

      Hi guys There is some squeaky noise coming behind the dash board when the car runs on bumpy roads and IT DRIVES ME CRAZY! I am trying to hunt for the source of noise. From what I can hear most likely it comes from behind the instrument cluster. Now the questions are 1 how to remove the...

      Started by Louiz‎, 12-02-2013 09:17 AM
      • Replies: 23
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      25-04-2015, 10:37 PM Go to last post
    17. Starter Motor issues ??...Clicking noise

      Hi Team...2008 FG XR8 ute...getting a clicking noise..engine not cranking over...figure Starter Solenoid at fault...does the Starter motor come out easy. Cheers for any info Kiwi

      Started by kiwi001‎, 18-04-2015 12:12 PM
      starter motor
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    18. How do I remove the spare wheel, Ute

      Need Help please 2010 FG XR6 Ute, Ive got a slow leaking Tyre so want to put the spare on, I just can't figure out how to remove spare wheel from under my Ute,:slaphead: can anyone help?

      Started by oldguy‎, 10-03-2015 06:29 PM
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      11-04-2015, 07:24 AM Go to last post
    19. accelerator pedel

      Just bought a 2010 FG and the accelerator pedal seems very sensitive at the initial application making it hard to drive smoothly. It’s almost like a sticky cable but that is not possible.

      Started by hawk‎, 23-03-2015 11:17 PM
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    20. (FG) Air con issues

      i have a 5 week old fg xr6 whose air con decided to pack it in yesterday in mid 30 heat! instead of blowing cold it was pumping stinking hot air out. rang the service dept of the dealer who didnt seem to be in the know but then after putting me on hold came back saying that they had received an...

      Started by tomo17‎, 09-03-2010 11:37 PM
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      13-03-2015, 11:02 PM Go to last post
    21. Overfilled sump!

      Anyone experienced their dealer overfilling the sump on their fg? My mk2 xr6t just went in for its 15 k service and the oil level is about twice the height on the dipstick to what it should be. I can't believe they could be that sloppy!

      Started by rustydog‎, 05-03-2015 09:32 PM
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      06-03-2015, 07:05 PM Go to last post
    22. Dash cluster removal

      Hi I've got a 2011 FG XT and intend to do some trim upgrades including a higher spec dash cluster. I've worked on plenty of earlier Falcon dashes but at a quick glance I can't see how to remove the existing cluster - before I break something can someone give me some advice please?? I also...

      Started by johnd8008‎, 02-03-2015 09:22 PM
      • Replies: 1
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      04-03-2015, 07:48 PM Go to last post
    23. FG XR6 Popping Noise Through Speakers

      Hey, How's everyone going? Just a quick question, My FG XR6 has recently started having a popping noise coming through the speakers when listening to the radio, a CD or even when the unit is turned off. I originally thought it may be a faulty speaker and tried to isolate which one it was but it...

      Started by Ci0wni3‎, 09-08-2012 10:48 AM
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      26-02-2015, 06:29 PM Go to last post
    24. Two questions about our G6E

      Firstly, Mum's G6E has finally spat out a fault code for the MIL light coming on. It is P0443 which signifies evaporator purge valve circuit malfunction. Is there a common cause for this fault? Secondly, the power mirrors have quit working on both sides. The fuse is ok and I have power at the fuse...

      Started by Stevo‎, 08-02-2015 01:50 PM
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      08-02-2015, 05:54 PM Go to last post
    25. (Fg) "Fuel system Fault"

      Hi Guys/Girls, I was driving my wife's FG xr6 (2010) with 50k on the clock. When all of a sudden the dash lights up with "fuel system fault" press select. So I did. Lights dissapeared. Any ideas what this is about? Cheers Brice

      Started by Brice‎, 04-02-2015 09:09 PM
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      07-02-2015, 10:22 PM Go to last post
    26. Fanbelt replacement

      Hi, I have a 2010 FG XR6 ute, the fan belt broke on the way to work, so its sitting in the work carpark, I managed to get a new Belt, but wondering how easy is it to install and does anyone have a diagram of the belt layout. thanks John.

      Started by oldguy‎, 29-01-2015 04:16 PM
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      29-01-2015, 06:40 PM Go to last post
    27. Question Fg gt system comms failure

      Have a 2010 fg gt boss 335 which randomly displays a "system comms failure" in the dash. When the fault comes p the boost gauge swings all the way to max boost, even though the car is not on boost. No real trend as to when it happens. Anyone got any leads on the problem ?

      Started by Dyhard‎, 30-04-2012 07:17 PM
      fggt, system comms failure
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    28. O2 Sensor diagnosis

      I plugged the OBD 2 tool I bought off ebay into Mum's G6E today, the MIL light had been coming on. The tool showed no current or stored codes but the display for one of the O2 sensors swung to and fro in the 0.2-0.8 volt range while the other sensor stayed pretty much stable at 0.8 volts. Would it...

      Started by Stevo‎, 07-01-2015 11:28 PM
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      09-01-2015, 11:15 PM Go to last post
    29. Air Con not working at all

      Hi All, My air con isn't kicking in at all.Does anyone know what this problem maybe?I have read through all posts about air con and there's only questions about climate control issues.The fan is working ok,and the heater is working ok.There's is no usual click from the compressor that starts it...

      Started by Lioneater‎, 17-06-2012 03:34 PM
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      1 2
      air con, compressor, fuses
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      08-01-2015, 10:40 PM Go to last post
    30. 2010 FG XT LPG: Early Morning Start.

      Hi Guys, I have a 2010 FG XT that has the full gas engine. I have had this car for a few months now and it runs fine, however I have always had this situation: The first time I start the car in the morning, it seems that it has a bit of trouble to start. (You can't just turn the key like...

      Started by davetab001‎, 07-12-2014 02:24 PM
      early morning, engine start, fg falcon, lpg
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      24-12-2014, 03:39 PM Go to last post
    31. Fault Code Scanner

      My Mum's FG G6E has the MIL light lit. I did the disconnect battery to reset thing but it came back on the next time the car was driven. Can anyone recommend a scanner I can buy to get the fault code? I have a Windows 8 laptop and an android phone, if that helps. Cheers.

      Started by Stevo‎, 23-12-2014 09:36 PM
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      23-12-2014, 10:19 PM Go to last post
    32. (FG) XR6 Fuel Economy

      Hi I have spoken to a few FG owners about fuel economy and to our surprise is the variance in readings which we know different driving habits and fuel octane will cause but in our case we got conflicting readings using same fuel and same driving habits. Just out of curiosity what do you...

      Started by PD56‎, 10-03-2011 03:59 PM
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      17-12-2014, 04:42 PM Go to last post
    33. Connect i Phone 5 to Play Music

      I have a March/2010 FG XR6 Sedan I wish to play my music thats on my i phone 5 through the sound system of my car. Can some one assist please, sorry I'm not savvy with the modern techo thing Thank You in Advance

      Started by KennoXR6‎, 11-12-2014 02:33 PM
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      11-12-2014, 02:33 PM Go to last post
    34. Exclamation na xr6 suspension and front upper bush faults

      Hey guys been a member here for awhile but never posted. I own an 09 fg na xr6. Bare with me it is gonna be a long post. So I had a 90000km service today and tye dealership recommendation was to get front upper control arm bushes replaced, at a whopping $1200. Now the previous service they...

      Started by boozled‎, 29-10-2014 05:50 PM
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      06-12-2014, 09:29 PM Go to last post
    35. Knock sensor problem

      Hi Guys, 2008 FG Falcon XR6 Ute manual 120,000k's I am getting the engine light come on under high speed load (also amplified by the 1tonne plus trailer wagging on the back) Also at the same time it feels like a mis fire and acceleration is very hesitant. It sort of feels like a plug...

      Started by 33amc‎, 27-11-2014 09:45 PM
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      06-12-2014, 09:14 PM Go to last post
    36. Fuel to Suit FG XR6

      I've step out of diesel 4wd's as such ,and now own a 2010 Fg XR6 ( 6 speed Auto),58,000 km. Wondering which grade of fuel best suits this vehicle. I'm not concerned about $$$, merely keeping this cars fuel system in good condition, which in turn ,no doubt ,assists performance and economy in the...

      Started by KennoXR6‎, 20-11-2014 05:13 AM
      • Replies: 6
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      20-11-2014, 09:58 PM Go to last post
    37. FG XR6T system comms fault - help?

      I just went to start my car this morning and it came up saying system comms error. When I press select and make the dialogue go away, it comes up with a 1 next to the triangle at the top left. I checked all the oils and liquids in the engine bay and they are all fine. It just clicked 14000 km so...

      Started by Jimmy.F‎, 28-01-2013 12:13 PM
      • Replies: 3
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      19-11-2014, 08:06 AM Go to last post
    38. Question fg falcon boss motor

      Hi can someone tell me if you can reset a fg boss motor back to factory settings mick

      Started by mbcaldwel@gmail.com‎, 16-11-2014 07:37 PM
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      16-11-2014, 08:26 PM Go to last post
    39. 2012 ecoboost

      hi all just picking your brains does any one know what these ecoboost cars go like as in power ,fuel range, reliability,service costs, costs to repair etc looking at buying one but don't know or heard much about them all thoughts appreciated

      Started by outbackman59‎, 06-11-2014 09:31 PM
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      07-11-2014, 07:32 PM Go to last post
    40. Rattles around the glove box area

      Hi guys, I have had a rattling noise coming from around the glove box area for a while now. I was advised in a previous post to clean out the filter just underneath the glove box because there may be leaves inside. When I took the filter out, it was absolutely clean, but I still tried...

      Started by davetab001‎, 29-10-2014 11:20 AM
      dashboard, glovebox, rattles
      • Replies: 2
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      29-10-2014, 10:20 PM Go to last post
    41. fg wheel aligment in toowoomba

      hi everyone new to the forum. I have a fg mk1 xr6 and was just wandering if someone could tell me the best & worst place in Toowoomba for a wheel aligment thanks.

      Started by def95‎, 28-10-2014 08:33 PM
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      28-10-2014, 08:33 PM Go to last post
    42. NO Brake Lights/DSC/ABS Fault Lights On Dash

      hey guys please help!! just this week had the abs light come on dash and also dsc light I have no traction control or cruise control and abs light and traction control light stay on dash and just today I have no brake lights at all I have checked fuses under bonnet is there another fuse box...

      Started by LukeyFG87‎, 15-12-2013 10:35 PM
      • Replies: 1
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      28-10-2014, 01:35 PM Go to last post
    43. 2010 Anniversary rusting

      Are you hearing of any 2010 GF Anniversary rusting out it the point of unrepairable?

      Started by RACING‎, 07-03-2014 02:48 PM
      • Replies: 13
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      27-10-2014, 08:28 PM Go to last post
    44. Talking How to remove and dismantle a FG ICC unit.

      FG ICC removal and dis-assembly. Part1 Firstly disconnect the battery, shouldn’t have to post a pic on that one Next remove the tissue box as shown in the pic below, grab it at the bottom and pull towards you. You will head a click and it will come out. pic1 Remove the top cover. Place a...

      Started by MrFGXR6‎, 16-05-2011 09:50 AM
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      25-10-2014, 04:50 PM Go to last post
    45. FG Door handle, interior - replacement

      Hi everyone, have to replace the interior drivers side door handle, pulled everything apart and it looks like the original one is plastic welded in. What gives? I have looked all thru for this topic and can't find a thing. I am thinking that others must have replaced them. HELP. Thanks in advance....

      Started by spike ford‎, 20-10-2014 11:57 PM
      • Replies: 2
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      21-10-2014, 01:18 AM Go to last post
    46. 08 fg f6 no spark

      My fg f6 has no spark. It tries to turn over however theres nothi g. Fuel supply is good everything else seems to work. Wondering if anyone elses zf goes into 3rd when you push the gear shifter to tiptronic and then push it forward. Mine goes to d first then 3rd gear and cant change down with the...

      Started by F6RCEFED‎, 12-10-2014 04:10 PM
      • Replies: 12
      • Views: 2,119
      15-10-2014, 07:10 AM Go to last post
    47. Just a couple of questions

      Hi all We brought out first xr6 2009 model last October and love it. Just have have couple of questions if anyone could answr that would be great. 1. When opening doors when the car is off is the light meant to illuminate on the dash? 2. Went to use to window wipers the other day to clean...

      Started by MissA85‎, 03-08-2013 07:35 PM
      • Replies: 4
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      09-10-2014, 10:16 PM Go to last post
    48. G6E Grille on an FG XT?

      Hi guys, I'm just wondering whether the upper G6E grille will fit on my FG XT? Some people are saying that it wont fit and I'll have to get another bumper bar? If thats the case, then I'll forget about it. Thanks.

      Started by davetab001‎, 21-09-2014 05:46 PM
      fit, g6e, grille
      • Replies: 2
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      21-09-2014, 06:49 PM Go to last post
    49. How do I wire up an additional horn?

      Hi guys I would like to ask for some help: Currently on my FG XT, there is only 1 horn and I wanted to add another one. I bought an additional horn and I tried to connect it to the original horn. This is what I tried to do: I connected one wire from the new horn to the bracket of...

      Started by davetab001‎, 20-09-2014 03:35 PM
      connection, horn, not working, wiring, wiring diagram
      • Replies: 2
      • Views: 1,909
      20-09-2014, 05:46 PM Go to last post
    50. FG XT - Steering wheel is off centre.

      Hi guys, I'm just wondering what I have to do: My car was pulling to the left, so I got a wheel alignment. The car is driving a lot better now but sometimes I think its still pulling very slightly to the left. But what I'm worried about is that the steering wheel is off centre to...

      Started by davetab001‎, 19-09-2014 10:43 AM
      allignement, not straight, steering wheel
      • Replies: 5
      • Views: 2,022
      19-09-2014, 11:07 PM Go to last post

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