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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. FG Busted tyre.

      All sorted or will be :)

      Started by FG40‎, 10-11-2009 09:15 PM
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. Climate Control

      Just purchaeed a 08 FG XR6 Turbo ute Fantastic car still coming to terms with all the bells and whistles I have notice that the outside air temp reading is not correct does anyone else have this problem or is it a setting or something..Reading 12 when it was 20 degrees.. Thanks

      Started by AUxr6ute‎, 29-09-2009 09:31 PM
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    16. Ford reliability

      Hi guys First post since finding this site last night but wasnt able to post until now. I have owned fords previously with my first car at 18 being an XB GT. Then i had an XY GS and later and EB Fairmont. Since then have had a holden and 2 Subarus - which i what i drive now. I was lured into...

      Started by rocket09‎, 10-09-2009 12:30 PM
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    17. Thumbs up wanted diff gears

      hi all im after 3.7s diff gears for my xr8 if anyone could help that would be good just need to get it off the line quicker thanks lee

      Started by lethal-69‎, 29-09-2009 08:02 PM
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    18. BA1 to FG rear King SL springs

      Posted this in the for sales.. I have been going through my garage & having a clean out. I have a set of BA/FG REAR King springs, KFRL-68SL+ they are 20% stiffer than standard & were in the car for only a few weeks, before we took a different path with the suspension.. Still in the box $100 +...

      Started by sbutler‎, 29-09-2009 06:55 PM
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    19. G6 issues

      Hey guys, just got a G6 a few days ago with sat-nav, ipod connectivity and bluetooth, loving it so far with no problems. However I read in some other threads about transmission reflashes and bluetooth updates etc, does anyone know of any other updates or fixes that I should get done in addition?...

      Started by kza82‎, 23-09-2009 01:34 PM
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    20. Drag strip meets

      Hi guys, I was looking to take my stock(ish) EF XR6 (180 000kms)to one of those legal drag meets at my local drag strip, just curious to see how hard it goes when i give it everything:D. I feel its capeable of much more than crusing residential streets at 50kmh.... I only want to have a couple...

      Started by bennomate‎, 18-09-2009 12:09 AM
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    21. First 3000km's

      Morning all, Quick question. Just how hard can you drive these cars in the first 3000K's. I picked up my FG xr6 yesturday and i'm keen to push it but I'm a bit worried I might damage the engine. Should I be worried?

      Started by Fracas‎, 15-09-2009 09:18 AM
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    22. Any advice??

      G'day, With the impending arrival of my FG XR6 T on Monday, I was wondering if anyone in Brisbane could recommend to me their favorite Ford dealership for servicing. After reading some of the very negative comments on here about dealerships, I'm worried I too will get lulled into a bad service...

      Started by Murph-51‎, 03-09-2009 10:01 PM
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    23. diff gears

      just wondering if any one can help me im wanting to know if i can put 3.7s out of a au ute in my fg xr8 ute with out any problems cheers lee

      Started by lethal-69‎, 06-09-2009 10:06 AM
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    24. after market silver inserts/leather covers

      Does anyone know where one can get after market leather seat covers/facings and replacement dash inserts? Whilst we take great care the silver dash inserts on the FG6E can scratch very easily. When we ordered our car I pleaded with Ford to have the piano black inserts installed which come with...

      Started by Nick I‎, 25-04-2009 11:02 AM
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    25. Exactly what is "sports pack"

      Hi all, new to the forums and pick up my second hand FG XR 6T on Monday. Apparently it has sports pack fitted to it?? what is this exactly, I cant find anything about it on the Frod website on their build plan, so what is it please?

      Started by Murph-51‎, 02-09-2009 08:12 PM
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    26. FG mk2

      Hello,is there any word on a FG series 2 in the pipeline,i currentley have a BF MK 11 ute,looking at getting an FG next year (hoping they have sorted some of the bugs out by then ),Thanks.

      Started by mort44‎, 30-08-2009 09:35 PM
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    27. Airconditioning

      I am experiencing a problem with my FG XR6. When the aircon is set on 23 degrees and both foot and face selected for output I get cool air from the dashboard but hot air coming from the foot outlet. I have had it checked by my local dealer who tells me there is nothing wrong with the aircon??? ...

      Started by johnlaw‎, 17-08-2009 10:22 AM
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    28. FG dash light

      Has anyone know what type of globe the FG dash use? i'm tried of seeing green dash light from BA and now FG. I'm thinking change it to blue or red, anyone done it before?

      Started by BOV‎, 27-08-2009 12:36 AM
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    29. Whatm mods for my G6ET without losing new car warranty??

      Pick up my new G6ET on monday - ego with black leather. Can't wait!! Already organised FG GT rims to go on and window tint. But what mods can you do to a new car without voiding the new car warranty? I assume you can't do stuff like blow off valves, but what about cold air intake and...

      Started by lovexbcoupe‎, 27-06-2009 07:56 PM
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    30. fg xr8 monster tacko installation

      can i put a cobalt monster tacko strait in a fg xr8 auto with no problems cheers

      Started by lethal-69‎, 12-08-2009 10:46 PM
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    31. FG XR6 Interior

      gday all! my dad's looking at buying a new FG XR6 and wants teh colour Nitro. there is also the option of the blue interior. he hasnt been able to see one in teh flesh. if anyone has seen one could you give your opinion on weather if you rekon its too much blue! and any pictures anyone has...

      Started by Ben_96EF‎, 11-08-2009 04:45 PM
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    32. Interesting observation with FG R6 Ute fuel economy

      Hey guys, have been driving the R6 on the highways around Central Queensland for the past week or so and I noticed a few things. Fiddling with the cruise control, I noticed that the instant fuel economy readings were at their peak around 90-95 kph - I saw a lot of low 7s to high 8s at that...

      Started by JPD80‎, 29-07-2009 11:32 PM
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    33. FG XR6 Turbo Timing Belt

      Just wondering if anyone else any rubber around the pulleys or mounts ?I have shredded rubber on the top of one of the tensioners and noticable wear mark around the outside of the belt. Back to Ford she goes.

      Started by Jas BMF‎, 01-08-2008 03:21 PM
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    34. Axle Tramp FG XR8 Manual

      Getting real bad axle tramp in my XR8, it isn't a problem if I take of easy but when I want to give it a real squirt it goes straight into axle tramp. Anyone know of a way to reduce it (Would lowering it help? Stiffer diff bushes?) Also got up under the rear the other day and noticed that the...

      Started by VixenFGXR8‎, 13-06-2009 04:34 PM
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    35. FG Dedicated gas fault

      I have a new FG cab chassis dedicated gas. 250ks on the clock coughed and spluttered came to a complete stop. Couldnít start, called road side assist, RACV came out, said it looked like fuel gage fault; gage read 1/3 full. Flat bedded to a fuel station, filled tank it took only 53 litres to...

      Started by Max08‎, 08-10-2008 09:44 PM
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    36. 2009 fg falcon xr8 ute

      Hi, Just about to get my new ute in the next couple of weeks. Was wondering what kind of things to look out for eg what problems or something i need to know about. My dad used to own a 2006 gtp 315kw and man that thing hauled ass so im really looking forward to my ute :D

      Started by HaLLiS‎, 15-07-2009 04:20 PM
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    37. 315kW vs 290kW

      Could anyone break down the changes made from the BF MK II 290 boss to the FG 315 boss. They are the same engine, but im interested to know how they cranked the extra 25kW. The reason is i am considering trading in for a FG GT-P before i put too many kms on my bfmkii. Appreciate it. Sonny

      Started by SonnyHood‎, 24-11-2008 06:07 PM
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    38. Fg fpv f6

      Hey Guys, Well I have fallen in love with the F6. Im am parting ways with my gtp to get into one. I know i want it in black, with the shadow wheels. But i just cant decide to go manual or auto. I have driven the auto (loved it). Just want to get some opinions on what you guys might think is best...

      Started by Blade‎, 27-06-2009 05:32 PM
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    39. 7,000km - thiking about its 1st oil change!

      My XR6 with 6sp auto is still as rock solid and superb as it has been since new. Just over 7,000km covered now, and I am thinking about its 1st oil change... Since I am about half-way to the first service, should I be dropping in on lube express for an oil/filter change? I am never totally...

      Started by asteele-xr6‎, 30-08-2008 05:22 PM
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    40. about to buying a G6ET.. what extras are worth getting?

      I'm about to put in an order to get a new G6E turbo and looking at the long list of extras and wondering which are worth it? perimeter alarm? Does the inbuilt sat nav fro $2300 have any advantages over a portable gps for $300?? pollen filter? headrest dvd system?

      Started by lovexbcoupe‎, 21-05-2009 11:03 PM
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    41. 30,000km service coming up - anything special to be done?

      Hi, My 30,000km service is coming up on my XR6 NA 6sp auto. Does anyone know of any software updates that I need to ask for, or of any specials that Ford will have asked the dealer to take care of? Is there an update for the iPod so as to support the current generation of Nano? My car...

      Started by asteele-xr6‎, 02-06-2009 06:30 AM
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      07-06-2009, 11:16 PM Go to last post
    42. gt 6 speed economy?

      Howdy, I am new to the site. I love fords but have never owned a performance version. I have been offered a novated lease option at work. Basically there is no car out there that really grabs me ( apart from the GT and too bloody dear BMWs). Talking to a couple of GT owners with 5 speeds they...

      Started by superbird‎, 27-12-2007 10:40 PM
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    43. Twin throttle body & plenum.

      Has anyone here fitted the twin throttle body & plenum from the FG Boss 315 to a BF MKII Boss 290 engine? I'm interested in doing mine. Can anyone see any major dramas doing it?

      Started by Mick‎, 22-03-2009 08:30 PM
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    44. Colour Options

      The colour "Silk" (a deep silver) is apparently ended as of January 2009. Does anyone know if there's a replacement colour(s)? Note also Kashmir (light gold) is also ending March 09.

      Started by docjames‎, 14-02-2009 04:22 PM
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    45. Engine oil leak and lowered springs

      Hi guys, just had my 15k service,give ford a list of problems including,ipod no longer working,2nd and 3rd gear getting harder to get and noisey geaqrbox at idle. When i picked it up i was told they changed the oil in the gearbox because it had oil keaking out of the filler plug,and forgot to...

      Started by Jas BMF‎, 29-12-2008 09:46 AM
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      08-02-2009, 03:22 AM Go to last post
    46. FG G6E Indicator Flasher Location/Type

      Guys/Gals, Can anyone tell where abouts Ford "hide":confused: the indicator flasher unit in the FG? Is it under the dash or under the hood. Also (if anyone knows) can anyone tell me if the flasher unit has 3 or 4 pin legs?? Before anyone asks, yes I have looked but can't find it. Thanks.

      Started by SilverG6ET‎, 09-01-2009 05:46 PM
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      10-01-2009, 11:28 AM Go to last post
    47. under driven pulley's

      Is anyone using or herd any comments on under driven pully set up's on the 5.4 are they ok on steret car's. any problems? any improvment's?

      Started by 302BF‎, 17-09-2008 05:55 PM
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    48. Coming up to 15,000km 1st service - any software updates?

      Howdy, My FG XR6 with 6speed auto is going in for its 15,000km first service very shortly. Does anyone know if Ford have instructed dealers to undertake any special upgrades or changes in conjunction with the service, maybe a software upgrade? Apart from my Bluetooth needing a quick...

      Started by asteele-xr6‎, 23-11-2008 08:59 AM
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    49. XR6T manual clutch noise

      Hi guys, Iíve just bought myself a new FG XR6T manual. From day one I have been hearing a few noises from my clutch when I am clutching in a bit faster than usual, and also when releasing the clutch a bit faster than usual. The sound is like metal hitting metal and only happens when the car is...

      Started by XR6TBLACK‎, 27-08-2008 04:01 PM
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      05-09-2008, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    50. FG XR6 ready for 3,000km inspection service

      Howdy, My awesome XR6 with 6sp auto and luxury pack is ready for its 3,000km inspection. No faults or issues - the car is rock solid and I continue to be very very impressed. :p Does anyone know if the dealers are being asked to make any updates or changes to the FG's at their 3,000km...

      Started by asteele-xr6‎, 13-07-2008 05:30 PM
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      20-07-2008, 11:39 AM Go to last post

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