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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...

    Started by PaulST‎, 28-07-2011 12:12 AM
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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. 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, Today 03:35 PM
      connection, horn, not working, wiring, wiring diagram
      • Replies: 2
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      Today, 05:46 PM Go to last post
    2. 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, Yesterday 10:43 AM
      allignement, not straight, steering wheel
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      Yesterday, 11:07 PM Go to last post
    3. top arm bushes.

      service the works FG LPi last week. 75000Km. serious knock in left front, took two test drives before it started. replaced front shocks and upper control arm bushes. left top front bush had loads of movement and had scratch marks on the arm from touching the brackets bolt heads. when I...

      Started by Davehoos‎, 28-08-2014 10:11 PM
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      28-08-2014, 10:11 PM Go to last post
    4. FG Falcon LPG: On the last quarter of the tank the Exhaust Smells Like a Sewer!

      Hey guys, Does anyone know what could be the issue with my car? When I fill my car up, for the 1st 3 quarters of the tank, everything is fine. However, when I get to the final quarter, I get a really bad smell coming from my car. It smells like a sewer/ or "egg fart"..haha.

      Started by davetab001‎, 21-08-2014 11:40 AM
      fg falcon, lpg, smells
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      22-08-2014, 04:51 PM Go to last post
    5. FG Falcon Dash Rattles and Squeaks:

      Hi guys, I'm new to this forum so Id first like to say thanks for allowing me to join. I have just bought my 1st falcon and its awesome, its a 2010 FG XT on gas, i drive quite a lot for uni (from Warrandyte to Footscray 4 times a week). I wish I bought this car earlier! I get around 500...

      Started by davetab001‎, 20-08-2014 04:13 PM
      dashboard, falcon, fg series 1, rattles, squeak
      • Replies: 5
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      21-08-2014, 07:36 PM Go to last post
    6. fg g63t hi flow cat

      hi all just wondering did fg g6e turbos come out with hi flow cats or standard restricted ones

      Started by outbackman59‎, 09-08-2014 07:11 PM
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      11-08-2014, 01:02 PM Go to last post
    7. Rear spoiler

      Hi- does any body know wether the rear spoiler on the FG is the same, or same part number as the rear spoiler on the BA-BF falcon XR6... as they sure do look the same.. cheers

      Started by bandit12‎, 28-07-2014 10:08 PM
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      28-07-2014, 10:34 PM Go to last post
    8. fg dash change to xr

      hi all.can anyone tell me what involved with swapping a standard dash to a rx6 dash???ive been told it has to go to ford to be activated is this true or is there an alternative? regards mike

      Started by mike40sydney‎, 10-04-2012 05:04 AM
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      23-07-2014, 04:48 PM Go to last post
    9. FG Falcon Power Steering

      Does anyone know if the hydraulic fluid in the power steering on an FG Falcon lasts indefinitely ? Ford list this fluid as ESN-M2C134D of Ford R1-424 Looking on the net for specs, it appears to be a tractor hydraulic fluid, and not Dexron III based. ...

      Started by Pierre‎, 28-06-2014 06:15 PM
      • Replies: 8
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      22-07-2014, 11:13 PM Go to last post
    10. 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
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      21-07-2014, 10:59 PM Go to last post
    11. FG Falcon G6E Turbo Remove Dashboard

      Help Please. New to this forum. Have 2009 Falcon g6e airconditioning blowing cold on passengers side. Taken to Ford NZ - horrendous quote. Have commenced dismantling dashboard, but major job. Does anyone have detailed instructions or advice (other than dont start it!). Appreciate any...

      Started by K Monk‎, 19-07-2014 01:51 PM
      dashboard removal, fg falcon
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      19-07-2014, 05:11 PM Go to last post
    12. Outside Temperature Display

      I have very recently bought my Mum (with her money) a very nice '08 G6E. So far everything is great with the car except the Outside Temperature display on the lcd screen is showing the outside temperature as -4 degrees in the morning and never gets above 1 or 2 degrees. Is there a common fault with...

      Started by Stevo‎, 16-07-2014 01:46 PM
      • Replies: 4
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      18-07-2014, 06:27 PM Go to last post
    13. Cool 100watt globes in headlights for my FG

      Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me on this. I want to install 100 watt headlights (hi/lo and fog) in my fg xr6 as I am sick of not being able to clearly see at night. I have heard that these could melt the plastic lens. Is this true? (I know the 100's are illegal but i want to try...

      Started by smoo712‎, 24-04-2014 11:04 PM
      100 watt, fg xr6, headlights, lens
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      12-07-2014, 01:06 PM Go to last post
    14. Question, new brake disc (fg xr6)

      Hi my fg xr6 is reaching 90,000 km and it getting the shuttering in the brake pedal because the disc are warping. Iím thinking of replacing them with DBA rotors $65 each, Iím wondering if they are any good or any recommendation on replacement discs.( I have a set of Bendix brake pads already).

      Started by sthl‎, 29-06-2014 06:52 PM
      brakes, brakes disc, fg xr6, rotors
      • Replies: 3
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      02-07-2014, 10:54 AM Go to last post
    15. water leak under pressure

      I have a 2009 g6et 75000klms my mechanic at last service tells me I have a water leak at back of motor and above the bell housing leaking when under pressure test he cannot see where it is coming from and wants to pull the auto out to see were it is coming from before pulling auto out was wondering...

      Started by outbackman59‎, 28-06-2014 06:44 PM
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      28-06-2014, 06:44 PM Go to last post
    16. fg mk1 icc to mk2 upgrade

      Has anyone done a mk1 icc upgrade to mk2 icc upgrade? I have a mk1 ute and a mk2 icc in my shed all I can find online is somone selling a icc and a adapter loom ( for drug money! !) Has anyone seen that loom or patch as he calls it ?

      Started by 24hourtowing‎, 23-06-2014 09:29 PM
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      24-06-2014, 02:05 PM Go to last post
    17. Weird knocking noise at idle.

      hey guys. I just brought a used fg xr6 and am very happy with with the way it drives and looks. That being said there is a strange knocking noise that can only be heard in the cabin. The noise only happens when the car is at normal operating temp and doesn't change when more revs are applied...

      Started by nashy‎, 18-09-2011 12:10 AM
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      19-06-2014, 01:15 PM Go to last post
    18. FG Single Thermo Fan Wiring

      Hi Would anyone tell me the wiring Codes for a FG Falcon Thermo Fan (Single Fan) the 3 Colours i can See are: -Pink Wire -Grey Wire with a Yellow Trace -Black Wire Im trying the retro fit these, trying to work out if one of these is for a low speed and high speed thanks in advance

      Started by exec24‎, 12-06-2014 07:15 PM
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      16-06-2014, 09:57 PM Go to last post
    19. Thumbs down Unhappy fg ute owner

      Hi all, Iíve always been a Ford fan, but after this I will never own another Ford again. My FG ute will be on its third diff with under hundred thousand ks. (and I donít even have a tow bar) The service at Bremer Ford in Ipswich QLD is rubbish. The ute went in for warranty check and it was...

      Started by Thommo‎, 04-08-2012 04:34 PM
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    20. FG Dash Removal

      Hi I have an 08 FG and my heater core has let go, went from a slight coolant smell in the cab to a puddle in the footwell in under a week..... yay me. I've done the bypass of the heater core for now but I do want to replace the core. I know it is a dash out job unfortunately :( Does anyone have...

      Started by Tinkie9901‎, 19-05-2014 03:30 PM
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      12-06-2014, 07:13 PM Go to last post
    21. fg not starting

      hey there i have a ford fg 09 and was running perfect locked it up for the nite and came bak in the morning went to start it and noticed that the air bag light was on and i had no reds.. even wen i lock the car the air bag light stays on so i got a auto elec to have a look at it and to put scan...

      Started by knighty‎, 02-06-2014 09:45 AM
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      02-06-2014, 01:01 PM Go to last post
    22. 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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      1 2
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      26-05-2014, 08:46 AM Go to last post
    23. Smile Dash lights not coming on

      Hi Guys, Just bought an FG G6 2009 drives well, took it out last night in the evening for the first time and found the dash lights were all off. Can any one tell me how to turn them on, I've looked through the manual and couldn't really work out how, couldn't find a switch any where on the dash...

      Started by JOEHO‎, 14-05-2014 10:32 AM
      • Replies: 4
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      16-05-2014, 02:14 PM Go to last post
    24. Dual Zone Climate Control

      Hi all,i have just picked up a 09 g6e falcon,problem is on the passenger side of the air con it will only blow out cold air no matter how high you raise the temperature knob,works perfectly on the drivers side but cannot control the passenger side at all.Basically on a freezing night,lovely warm...

      Started by dazzle38‎, 04-05-2014 09:42 PM
      • Replies: 7
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      09-05-2014, 05:12 PM Go to last post
    25. Exclamation Fuel system fault

      Hey guys i have a really weird issue with 2010 fg, i was randomly driving a few months ago and it came up with a fuel system fault so i changed the fuel filter, fixed an air leak in the exhaust and all was good, now just recently everytime i fill my car up it doesn't register the fuel i put in...

      Started by roycey92‎, 08-05-2014 05:01 PM
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      08-05-2014, 05:01 PM Go to last post
    26. FG XR6 speed limiter

      Does anybody know how to remove the speed limiter from FG XR6 auto?

      Started by Hzsnr‎, 29-04-2014 01:44 PM
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      30-04-2014, 12:02 PM Go to last post
    27. Which gearbox?

      Hi,im going to buy a 09 xrs falcon and found out they came with 3 different auto gearboxes.I would love any feedback on which box I should be looking for.Thank you for any advice.Darren

      Started by dazzle38‎, 28-04-2014 06:24 PM
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      29-04-2014, 09:17 PM Go to last post
    28. Transmission,Re:Ecoboost

      Do the Ecoboosts have the "same" transmission issues as the "sixes" do, re: the heat exchanger?( is the setup the same?) cheers:)

      Started by rocket‎, 25-04-2014 06:14 AM
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      25-04-2014, 06:14 AM Go to last post
    29. L/H mirror replacment

      Hi all. Has anyone replaced their L/H mirror glass in there FG. I am replacing the outside air temp sensor but cant get the mirror out and have cracked it rite through the middle. Does anyone out there work for FORD and is able to PM me the procedure. I would go and see my local dealer but that...

      Started by Colesy‎, 22-07-2013 03:26 PM
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      24-04-2014, 03:45 PM Go to last post
    30. Bluetooth disconnected, low car battery

      Hi, I have recently purchased a 2008 FG XT. A couple of days after purchasing it I had a message pop up on my central screen, Bluetooth disconnected Low car battery. Have taken it back 3 times to the dealership. They said they have never heard of this problem before and ended up just...

      Started by lulu‎, 19-12-2012 01:07 AM
      2008, battery, bluetooth
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      20-04-2014, 10:26 PM Go to last post
    31. 2012 fpv gt 335 clutch problems

      I got a 2012 FPV 335 GT, sometimes the clutch feels good and other times its rubbish. Clutch pedal feels hard and springy at times. The thing that annoys me the most is that it feels like the point of engagement changes, sometimes its high and sometimes its low. When I give the car abit of stick,...

      Started by FPV1031‎, 28-07-2013 03:28 PM
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      20-04-2014, 10:58 AM Go to last post
    32. Fg differential (LSD)

      Probably a stupid question but does anyone know if 2012 fg xr6 sedan mkii with sports automatic transmission comes stock with a LSD or not?

      Started by Lokka‎, 10-04-2014 03:19 PM
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      14-04-2014, 03:47 PM Go to last post
    33. Help changing plugs in 2008 FG XR8

      Hi guys, I know this is crazy but can someone tell me where and how to change the spark plugs in my FG XR8.

      Started by soley88‎, 01-04-2014 09:19 AM
      • Replies: 2
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      01-04-2014, 12:55 PM Go to last post
    34. Cool EcoBoost Tuning??

      Hey guys, well the Ecoboost is here to stay (for now anyway) so has anyone tuned these up yet/? I mean a simple computer flash should give some good gains. Id be interested to see if anyone is doing it and if they have had any decent results?? The car goes well stock so a little boost should...

      Started by jaskel‎, 29-12-2012 09:11 PM
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      1 2
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    35. Rear speaker wiring

      Does anyone have the cable colours for the rear speakers on a fg? Wiring up a new subwoofer and am trying to avoid pulling the door trims off to identify the correct cables. Any help greatly appreciated.

      Started by Half a‎, 03-01-2013 10:34 PM
      • Replies: 9
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      23-03-2014, 01:06 AM Go to last post
    36. 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
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      11-03-2014, 10:28 AM Go to last post
    37. Passenger seat height and angle adjustment. (fg G6E)

      How can the passenger seat be raised and the seat angle be changed in a G6E? Can the stock seat have some attachments fitted to achieve this? Could I swap the seat for an older Falcon one that adjusts?

      Started by Sunnysunline‎, 15-02-2014 01:33 PM
      • Replies: 11
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      26-02-2014, 03:15 PM Go to last post
    38. (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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    39. 2011 FG XR6 Ticking noise

      Hi Everyone, I am new to the forums and I have seen a bunch of threads about ticking noises but none of them seem to describe the issue I am having. I have a ticking/rattle when I accelerate that is not there when idling. Its not a loud noise and its kind of a tinny hollow metallic sound. ...

      Started by PiratePete1911‎, 06-12-2013 02:26 PM
      • Replies: 4
      • Views: 2,288
      11-02-2014, 02:42 PM Go to last post
    40. 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
      • Replies: 14
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      05-02-2014, 03:40 PM Go to last post
    41. Moved: Suspended license!

      Started by shemy‎, 11-01-2014 11:35 PM
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      12-01-2014, 02:25 PM Go to last post
    42. 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
      • Replies: 13
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      09-01-2014, 10:35 PM Go to last post
    43. K&N Panel Filter Install

      Hey all, I decided to buy a K&N panel filter today, from what I understand I made a good choice. I am just wonder if anyone who has installed one into their FG would be able to post pictures up of the install. I've searched around but haven't been able to find any. It looks straight...

      Started by CyanideIllusions‎, 20-01-2011 09:53 PM
      • Replies: 17
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      08-01-2014, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    44. Fg xr6

      Hi, I have a knocking noise on take off, I have the dealership look at and they replaced the tailshaft damper but the knocking is still there, I have been told by a few people that it could be the rear bushes as the car has only done 30000 kms, I'm wandering if any body has had the same problem and...

      Started by Hoey351‎, 23-06-2010 07:15 PM
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      1 2
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      07-01-2014, 12:23 PM Go to last post
    45. 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
      • Replies: 20
      • Views: 29,906
      07-01-2014, 12:17 PM Go to last post
    46. FG XR6 Seats

      Hi, Does anyone know how to remove the rear seat in a 2011 FG XR6? I don't want to brake anything getting it out. I want to make up some type of bracket to mount my Engel, if I put it in the boot, I can't open it. We plan to do a big road trip early next year, and the Engel would be handy....

      Started by 05MXS‎, 22-12-2013 11:25 AM
      • Replies: 3
      • Views: 1,545
      24-12-2013, 07:00 PM Go to last post
    47. Question (FG) XR6 Stereo upgrade. Which wires do I tap into for the 4 speakers of icc ?

      Hi all I was wondering if anyone could help. I am upgrading both back and front speakers in my XR6. Going on install amp. I would like to tap into the speaker wires at the back of the icc. Does any one know what color the wires are or does any one have a photo of this ? Any help wolpuld be...

      Started by Micvee‎, 20-02-2013 06:57 PM
      icc wires, stereo upgrade
      • Replies: 10
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      15-12-2013, 10:47 PM Go to last post
    48. 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: 0
      • Views: 1,585
      15-12-2013, 10:35 PM Go to last post
    49. Fg Stereo Advice

      Hi Ive just placed an order for an XR6T Ute and was wondering if anyone has done any stereo modifications. From what i hear and read the premium audio upgrade is a waste of money which leads me to believe the standard system cant be all that hot. Any Thoughts? Anyone know how to remove the...

      Started by rangerpunx‎, 16-01-2009 06:13 PM
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      13-12-2013, 11:19 AM Go to last post
    50. Alternative trans fluid for ZF 6HP26 transmission

      Has anyone used other types of synthetic trans fluid in their ZF 6 speed? eg some other types I have found that may be suitable are Castrol Transmax import vehicle or Valvoline Maxlife. Both these have similar viscosity characteristics to the ZF Lifeguard 6 fluid, also known as Shell M1375.4...

      Started by petero1‎, 07-12-2013 09:30 PM
      • Replies: 2
      • Views: 1,870
      09-12-2013, 06:07 PM Go to last post

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