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    1. What Colour is your Coolant

      G'day Guys, The coolant in my '08 FG XR6 is a yellow/orange colour while all others i have seen are green........just wondering if anyone else has the same as me or if i have to take a trip to the service dept. Thanks in advance. Rusty

      Started by rustydog‎, 27-05-2010 07:40 AM
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    2. XR8 economy question....

      Assuming the dash figures are close, I've travelled 11,400k's in 12 months, used 1300 litres. (Assuming the "Fuel Used" clocks back to 0 after 999) What's the calculation? Simple division = 8.7l/100, but it doesn't sound correct. Manual, always 98 ULP, 95% city.

      Started by F350‎, 18-02-2010 04:15 PM
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    3. Warranty repairs

      I took my XR6 back to Ford tohave a few things checked out. Issues: 1. LCD fades 2. rear demister issues 3. front left suspension making rattling noise (sounds loose) 4. found shavings from the fan belts 5. rough gear change between 2nd and 3rd. (5sp auto) 6. I also inquired about software...

      Started by simonvaf‎, 11-02-2010 09:57 AM
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    4. Smile FG Xr6 Warranty Issue - new wheels

      FG Xr6 Warranty Issue : Hi guys just wondering what the go is with the Ford warranty on new xr6's as i am looking at getting new 18's on mine ??? Cheers.

      Started by 09.fg.xr6‎, 20-05-2010 09:36 AM
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    5. Bonnet insulation

      Hi guys has anyone else noticed that it seems Ford did a cost cutting exercise and has reduced the size of the under bonnet insulation. On previous models, particularly the higher versions had a fully covered bonnet (and boot), but now it's a tiny bit in the middle of the bonnet which is useless....

      Started by Aussie Scotty‎, 26-05-2010 11:46 AM
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    6. FG Ute dedicated Gas Bad Fuel economy

      Hi there, I'm new to the Forum but have just brought a new FG XR6 Dedicated Gas Cab Tray ute. Since owning it I've done 2000klm's and have found the economy Bad. 1st tank I got 250klm's out of and it's a 90ltr tank. It's now getting 350 - 400 klm's out of the tank. Average fuel consumption is...

      Started by metal1969‎, 18-09-2008 10:27 PM
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    7. Post FG Colours

      I have nothing against the new range of colours but I must ask for honest opinions, why did they drop Rapid (Yellow) from the FG range? :eek: If it was still available I would of bought one in Rapid without doubt! It would of looked even better on the FG series because of the new and tougher...

      Started by f100bloke‎, 17-12-2009 08:54 PM
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    8. Auto Transmission delay.

      Hey guys, I have only done about 1500k's so far on my base model Ute but have noticed that when cold and after driving down my fairly steep driveway and idling down the gutter when I go to take off the trans is sometimes not engaged, that is it revs as though in neutral unless I wait a second to...

      Started by ShovelnTC‎, 22-09-2009 08:16 PM
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    9. Lowered suspension on FG

      Looking at having my FG Gt lowered. Does anyone have any pics to post of their FG Lowered what type of springs they have used or recommend. Some advice on what is legal and what is not. Thanks All.

      Started by GT63‎, 21-12-2009 01:20 PM
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    10. Fog Light Wiring Harness

      :_pray:Does anyone know if the XT C/C Ute has the fog light wiring harness that the R6 has? Spoke to the local Ford dealership and they had no idea, so i sent an email to Ford asking the same question and they replied saying i should check my local dealer. So told them the above info and a...

      Started by jazz‎, 08-09-2009 05:25 PM
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    11. fg XR6 niggles

      Two problems beside making the mistake of buying the 5sp auto. 1. The temp on the LCD won't go over 8 degrees C. Any hints on how to rectifty that problem? 2. The brake dust covers on the 17's rusting makes the car look poor quality. Is this a warranty claim or do I get them painted or...

      Started by bfbetterthanfg‎, 05-03-2010 02:34 AM
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    12. Question Fuel cap difficult to use

      Our FG6E's fuel cap is very difficult to use. It has a plastic ring around it which is tied to a plastic lead attached to the fuel lid door. When I open or close the cap it jams as the plastic ring does not rotate freely around the cap. My dealer suggested silcone spray, which made little...

      Started by Nick I‎, 24-08-2009 12:12 PM
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    13. Swapping G6Et Headlights To G6 (Black Surround)

      Gents, noticed another forum member had swapped his G6E Turbo headlights (the all silver ones) for a set of standard G6 headlights (with the black surrounds). Looked nice on the sillhouette G6ET... I have a G6 Limited and have been thinking about doing the reverse as I have Lightning Strike and...

      Started by jizza‎, 18-03-2010 05:38 PM
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    14. FG G6 limited edition

      g/day all. this is my first post, and i am impressed by this forum. i traded my 04 xr6 yesterday, only had 29000ks, on a new FG G6 LIMITED EDITION. Really impressed with performance, ride and handling, but most of all the quietness, no need to shout when talking from front to back seats lol....

      Started by seebrees‎, 10-10-2009 09:50 PM
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    15. My G6ET pings quite audibly when fed with anything less than 98 octane!

      I couldn't find any 98 stuff in a country town over the holiday break so I filled the car up with their no name premium 95 octane; first time I used 95 fuel BTW. And lo and behold, it started pinging, not alot but noticeable. I thought the PCM would jump and retard the timing etc. And according...

      Started by thorxr6t‎, 21-01-2010 04:19 PM
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    16. Where are the FG Falcons?

      im pretty upset to not see much of these on the road. i can understand why but its such a shame. im on the road 15 hrs a day and if im lucky to see one a day here in Sydney. $100 a pop on fuel for a few hundred kms is a bit rich. and it aint gettin any better. I find it very uncomfortable in a...

      Started by Bass‎, 11-07-2008 11:54 PM
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    17. coolant pressure

      Hi Guys, can someone else with a 6 speed auto check their hoses for pressure and let me know if they are hard or soft. When mine is up to temp. after a trip the hoses are that soft that you can squeeze the two side together and I think that's not good not having any pressure there. I asked Ford to...

      Started by Aussie Scotty‎, 13-02-2010 11:39 AM
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    18. FGXR6T Manual Noisy Thrust Bearing?

      Hi Guys,Just wondering if anyone else has noticed if they have a rattling sound coming from the manual gearbox whilst the engine is running with your foot off the clutch.Put your foot on the clutch or increase revs and it goes away.Sounds like a thrust bearing to me! It seems louder than you would...

      Started by Jas BMF‎, 12-08-2008 08:04 AM
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    19. '09 XR8 Gearbox and other issues

      Reading here about the "rollover" sound. I think it's what I have, and Ford says it's "normal". The car I test drove certainly didn't do it, maybe it was "abnormal". Spoken to other owners too who must have "abnormal" boxes. Even spoke to a Tremec high performance builder in QLD who said he...

      Started by F350‎, 02-01-2010 12:17 PM
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    20. FG Blue Tooth

      Not sure if anyone has posted a thread regarding problems with the blue tooth yet.I've done 10000k's without any problems-all of a sudden I have to program my phone every time i get in the car. Has this happened to anyone,if so how was it fixed ? Thanks Guys.

      Started by Jas BMF‎, 23-10-2008 09:22 AM
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    21. Poll Poll: POLL - FG Locking Cap - do we want one?

      Just out of interest for the FG owners I would just like to get a feel about the car not having a lockable flap or cap. I know we have a topic about it but i would like to take a poll and see what you guys think.

      Started by rocket09‎, 01-10-2009 10:48 AM
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    22. FG XR6 Owners Manual

      Hi , i have just purchased an ford falcon fg xr6 2008. Unfortunately there was not an owners manual in the vehicle when purchased. Can anybody advise me as to where i may be able to obtain one. I have spent some time on the internet trying to find where i could get one without success. Thanks

      Started by blocka‎, 02-02-2010 09:53 PM
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    23. Fg xr8 ute lowered

      G'Day all, There seems to be some concearn about lowering the FG ute's. I am in the process of lowering mine, using Pedder's all round. My opinion is that if you replace the rear springs with off the shelf items instead of resetting the factory one's (that were not desinged to do that), your...

      Started by sim302‎, 04-02-2010 05:56 PM
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    24. G6ET vrs FG XR6T

      People a little help please. Can we point out some of the difference you would find between a FG G6ET and the FG XR6 T. Why does the Ford website have N/A infomation on this cars?

      Started by G6ET4me‎, 31-01-2010 02:09 PM
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    25. FG XR6 Advice

      Hi guys, have had my XR6 now for a few weeks and have a few questions before i start nagging ford for warranty. Its 1 1/2yrs old with 30000 Kms on it. 1. I have noticed a pretty annoying rattle coming from the interior. Pin pointed the noise coming from the glove box. The door is wobbly and...

      Started by simonvaf‎, 22-01-2010 07:13 AM
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    26. Servicing and parts/supply/fitting costs

      Realise that some other threads have bits and pieces of this info. Was wondering if anyone has some costs for these items. Seems like a wide variance in costs at certain dealers. Perhaps we should have a list for reference. That would give us some idea as to what to expect. ie. Local...

      Started by mylestom‎, 22-11-2009 06:56 AM
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    27. 08 FG XR6 Issues - Body & Mechanical

      Hi all - have been reading through the threads and haven't come across anything on a couple of issues I have with my vehicle. Two have existed since day one and one has shown up on the weekend. First is a shudder in the transmission accelerating up a sligh incline around 50 - 60km/h. To me it...

      Started by dvgxr6‎, 07-12-2009 11:19 PM
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    28. Lightbulb fg xr6 - cheap diy air intake + photos

      gday all, first off sorry for large photos bought a k&n filter yesterday so today went to fit it. while i was at it i also had a crack at two little booster bits to increase air flow, so thought id post up what i did incase anyone else wants to save their hard earned coin on aftermarket...

      Started by blueprintxr‎, 06-01-2010 04:30 PM
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    29. Semi active muffler system on FG XR8.

      If you upgrade the exhaust on an FG xr8 to an aftermarket setup, would you replace the SAMS or leave it in?

      Started by Mick‎, 05-01-2010 08:12 PM
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    30. fg problem water leak in cabin

      just after some help wanting to know why when i have the icc unit on low it leaks water out at the drivers side on the carpet i took it to fords and they said they fixed it but it still leaks any idea how i can fix it cheers

      Started by lethal-69‎, 14-08-2009 10:25 PM
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    31. I6 or Duratec?

      Hi everyone I'm new to this forum, it has a lot of useful information which I've gathered to assist me on deciding to buy a new Falcon. My primary concern at this point in time is whether to wait for the Duratec V6 in July, or buy the current Barra I6 now. I recently hired an XR6 sedan and was...

      Started by fgxr6‎, 19-12-2009 02:02 PM
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    32. Is a LSD still necesary if you have DSC

      looking at a new fg cab chassis , I would normally add a LSD (tow boats).However I have noticed you can know get DSC (which incorporates traction control) as an option with the basic FG ute . I'm wondering if a LSD is now no longer needed or does the traction control only work above a certain...

      Started by dddd‎, 23-12-2009 11:30 AM
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    33. Cool Need Help FG G6E Turbo Flash Tune

      Hey All... Im new here so sorry if i do something wrong :D I have an 08 FG G6E Turbo. It has a chip in it from Herrod MotorSport And I had it flash tunned.... The other day i took my car to the mechanic and they stuffed it up :< If anyone is good with specs and tunning car please help. ...

      Started by seymour‎, 15-12-2009 02:02 PM
      flash tune, g6e turbo, tune car, tunning
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    34. Dash Lights

      Does anyone know how to get the dash lights to stay on when you have your headlights or park lights on? ie; how can I turn off the auto mode? I switch on my headlights manually so the dash lights should be the same. It's very annoying when you have your lights on in low light conditions (not...

      Started by FNTMV8‎, 02-12-2009 06:19 AM
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    35. Boss 315 - 5.4 at the End of Development ? NOT!

      Who said the 5.4 was at the "end of its development" with the Boss 315? See Below 581 kw / 863 Nm Ford Gt (Boss 5.4ltr) - with 0-100Km/a in a lazy 3.6 seconds! Presumably this also meets current Euro Emmission Tree sandels and Cardigan Standards - as it is developed and sold in Germany. ...

      Started by stevefreestyle‎, 06-12-2009 12:38 PM
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    36. will there be an RTV FG ute?

      been seeing a few RTV Falcon utes around lately - i reckon the BF2 model looks good and started wondering if they had done or are going to do a FG RTV ute? cheers, Smac

      Started by Smac79‎, 23-11-2009 11:03 PM
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    37. XR8 Engine ticking noise

      Gday, My xr8 ute has done just over 10k, and Im now hearing a ticking sound on top at the back of my engine. It sounds like a noisy lifter but should i be worried about it? If i take it to my dealer will they even look at it? Any thoughts, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ...

      Started by sim302‎, 22-09-2009 02:42 PM
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    38. What size are FG front Rotors

      Hi I am just updating my ba xr6 ute to an fg version. What size are the front rotors now? The original rotors on my ba were rubbish and i went to 328 mmm rotors which were much better.

      Started by lighthouse2k‎, 29-11-2009 12:09 PM
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    39. F6 XR6 and XB Coupe 351

      Hired an XR6 on the weekend to go visit the parents and drive my XB Coupe 351 and Dads new F6. The XR6 was a nice car to drive and I can see why it is so popular over the XT. My coupe was fun to blast around in and certainly sounds fantastic. The F6 was indeed a monster of a car. It just goes...

      Started by XB351Hardtop‎, 25-11-2009 01:47 PM
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    40. Bang!

      O.K guys was havin a little fun in my FG XR6T last night, and took off in first and I think I pretty much red lined it, before shifting up to 2nd. When I shifted up to 2nd though, there was this almighty BANG and jolt come from the rear. What was it? what did i do? Have I done any long term...

      Started by Murph-51‎, 21-11-2009 08:03 PM
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    41. FG Busted tyre.

      All sorted or will be :)

      Started by FG40‎, 10-11-2009 09:15 PM
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    42. fg gearbox noise in idle

      hey guys, i've got a fg xr6 with a 6 speed auto and when the car is idleing i can hear a noise and it only happens in drive. Also had the same problem in my bf MKII Fairmont Ghia. any help will be appretiated

      Started by lozana‎, 25-06-2009 10:14 PM
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    43. Interiors - To leather or not

      Why is it so hard to resist modding cars....... I guess it's better than drugs though. Blackmans in sydney have quoted me around 3k to do a full italian leather re-trim on the XR including door trims and centre console. Any colours I want. So what do people think. Go the custom route or...

      Started by FG40‎, 02-11-2009 11:27 PM
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    44. Fuel gauge has a mind of its own?

      Has anyone else noticed the fuel guage likes to change it's story depending on what the hour week month it is. The fuel econ is pretty spot on with the trip computer but the gauge is lieing. Fuel light comes on yet only takes 40 odd litres. Same servo and pump the next time it will take...

      Started by FG40‎, 18-10-2009 07:50 PM
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    45. Graphics/Decals to do or not to do?

      Hi Guys I was flicking through some car sites and came across an XR6 with graphics on it What do you guys think of having something subtle put on it just to give it that different look amongst the growing numbers on the road. Especially all the Nitro's around :eek::redface: I attached the...

      Started by rocket09‎, 23-10-2009 11:20 AM
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    46. Detailing our new cars !!

      Ok, I thought it was high time we started a discussion on what we all use on our new cars. I have been washing and detailing my own cars for years and really enjoy doing it. Over time though I have learned new methods and thanks to the internet, there is a ton of information out there. I'll...

      Started by Murph-51‎, 19-10-2009 02:26 PM
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    47. Viable? need three others!

      Hi all. I would like to replace the crappy 17" steel rim "space saver" spear wheel for another 18" rim that is the same as I already have on my XR6 Turbo. I have been watching Ebay and there several sets of four for sale. Obviously I dont need all four, so I was wondering if there are three...

      Started by Murph-51‎, 05-10-2009 10:09 PM
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    48. Dealership issues

      Hey guys, which forum would be the best to warn people about a bad dealership?

      Started by kza82‎, 16-10-2009 12:07 PM
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    49. fg auto trans?

      hi chaps, talked to workshop foreman at ford dealer this arvo, asked him where the auto boxes were made, he said the 4 speed was made in victoria by the company that took over borg warner, the 6 speed zf sourced from manufacturer in germany by ford to fit into their models, the 5 speed auto made by...

      Started by seebrees‎, 13-10-2009 08:23 PM
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    50. Air filter

      Hey guys, We have this HUGE mother of a dust storm in NSW at the moment. I had to drive up to Syd from wollonging this morning and my FG XR6 ran like a dog, obviously due to the massive amount of dust around. Do you reckon any permanent damage/loss of performance could result from this? Cheers

      Started by Fracas‎, 23-09-2009 08:36 AM
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