General Australian automotive and Ford related discussion
It was suggested by FOCUSCDI (so send abuse his way hehe) that we should start a thread for people to announce that they've just seen a new model on the road. This doesn't include prototypes (they'll usually deserve their own threads) just things like upgraded models. For example back when the 380...
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trying to insure my 2008 xr6 which I am giving to my son who is 21 & on his "Ls", my current insurer (budget)will not insure anyone under 30 to drive my car, when asked why the reply was " the car is a high performance vehicle"
????? really, I am glad its not turbo, that I would understand....
Hey guys, car had been sitting for 5 weeks, went to start it and it just started. Since then it hasn't been the same car. I have cleaned the throttle body and air sensor out with
what they suggested, and removing it from the car, 2 different sprays to do the job. Serviced the car, and still having...
Has any body ever had an insurance claim declined because airbag suspension boosters were fitted over the rear axle on a 4x4? I have just had a claim rejected after hitting a large pot hole in WA whilst towing a camper trailer. The result was a bent chasis and the calim was declined because the air...
Now that Ford Oz has come to an end, Ive started to wonder, (and investing.) in what cars will be collectable in the future?
I'm just an average Guy with a limited income, but enjoy bringing a run down Ford back to as new, so buy as cheap as possable, paint, repair or replace parts...
I've got a near new Ford Ranger XLT 2016. Lots of ARB after market accessories to make it suitable for what it's intended for ie travelling and the occasional bit of off road.
We're about to go on a 10000 km road trip from Perth to Argyle and back via places like thee Bungle Bungles...
Any info appreciated. I brought donor car 05 xr8 auto and wish to put it in my au tray but I don't have steering colon or ignition or keys. Was hoping to be able to use au ones. Problem is I can get dash lights and I can cross the starter and it will turn over but not start. Sounds like fuel pump...
I have a 2001 series 2 fairmont which has a bad flat spot on acceleration to the point where it almost stalls. Once it gets going it goes hard but pulling out into traffic and trying to accelerate is a completely different ball game. Some suggestions have been faulty O2 sensor, knackered fuel...
We suddenly need a second car like at the worst time.
What'd be a good thing to shop for? Absolutely max top price $5000, prefer around $3000.
They all pretty good nowadays? But what we'd get for that wouldn't me a 'nowadays' car, would it?
Any especial dangers to look out for, really...
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Pretty interesting stuff here.
A friend bout one of the chinese Great Wall X240, and within months it was completely rusted!
RAA inspection showed it had been resprayed before as well.
Purchased new, with 17km on the clock, Great Wall won't refund the...
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Don't know if this is the right place to enter this but anyway, I've just bought from Dymocks the book "Ford Australia The Cars and the People Who Built them". It's by co authored by M.D. Cook and D.M. Wallace.
The two authors worked for Ford Australia they're not two motoring journalists with an...
Wavering whine under load, disappears when foot removed from accelerator. Diff and bearings replaced, tail shaft replaced, tyres removed and balance checked and found to be OK. Any suggestions as to what might be causing the problem?
Multiple mechanics accessed but as yet no-one can find the...
Gday. Just wondering if anyone knows how to fix the security code error on my icc. 2004 territory ghia awd. Thanks
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Looking at buying a fg but cant seem to find much on the adjustable pedals
anyone heard any reviews or seen any ads for it? maaate ive seen 3 critics (not that i like film critics) give it 9.5/10. the ads looks awesome!
simply can not wait to see this one.
just wondering if there are any other falcon owners on here from the uk
1974 falcon xb coupe
2000 falcon au2 sedan
Just wondering about going for a Fuel Manager Pre filter or a Water Watch with alarm and light to detect water in diesel prior to start tripping around the country side . Have a 2013 PX XLT Ranger 3.2 .
Any thoughts on this , which one is better ?
I' ve been told I should have taken my Falcon ED to the wreckers years ago, but it has sentimental value and I am not giving up on trhis car that gave many miles of pleasurable and reliable driving.
The problem started when I took the car for service to a non Ford dodo mechanic.
He replaced the...
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I was wandering if anyone could give me a link where i could find out how many 2016 Sprints came out in what colour and gearbox combination e.g Man or Auto ?
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I was wondering what Fords all you guys have owned (not just taken home MondeoXR5 -insert jealous smilie here) over the years.
I've had a TE 6cyl Cortina - my first car.
XY that started out with a stock 302 Clevo but ended up with a full house 378 stroker...
I'm just about to start applying paint to my 1915 Model T Speedster.
My plan is to paint the car and chassis cream, with red wire wheels and matching red upholstery on the bucket seats.
The red I've chosen is, unfortunately, a Holden Colour, called either "Red Hot" or "Sting Red" with a...
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i have a potential cortina to buy but it comes from Victoria, is it possible to buy a cheap rolling shell cortina in SA and use the number plate on the other cars
Its a really nice cortina, almost race ready, just not registered in SA
any help would be appreciated
Since there have been a few threads on the forum recently about what size wheel and trye combinations fit what, I thought I'd start one about correctly matching the rolling diameter of different wheel and tyre fitments.
To do the calculations, I've used the Miata Tire Size Calculator.
Hi everyone. I'm looking for anyone with an XD with the factory paint code Y0455, its not Y045, corporate blue as its a dark fine metallic blue. Who has one or knows of another one?.
I've found a factory 351 4 speed GL painted in it.
Hi guys, quick question about my car keys for a 2007 Mk II Falcon Futura wagon. I have the key with the 4 button remote that is seperate from the key, the typical BF style key. However I want to change it to the 3 button flick key common amongst BF Mk III and FG Falcons.
Can anyone tell me how to apply for a certificate of authenticity for my 2008 GT .
Does anyone know where one can purchase this from? It is an add on that goes on the front lip of the car. Searched around online but no luck so far. A place called Sydney Utes had it but can no longer get them.
I am a removal man by trade emptying people abandon houses or helping people move house quite a lot of hard labor for me and even more labor for the poor
transit, She has been running fine for 3 years now no problems at all starts first time like a dream drives very well. I get her...
I was thinking of buying and restoring a ford Te Cortina, but i'm not sure if it will be worth the money I put into it. Does anyone know an estimate price of what a nice clean cortina is worth.
any help would be appreciated.
Hi there. I'm in the process of buying a 1994 Automatic XR8 Sprint . Would someone on here be able to tell me what codes I need to see on the manufacturers Identification plate to validate that it is a Genuine Sprint . Many thanks . Regards Craig
I need to find this emblem that's missing from my 1939 Willys UTE tailgate.
It is made by Forged 4340 aircraft chrome moly quality steel, including Genuine ARP 2000 bolts, ARP 2000 3/8" bolts
Center to center length 119.5mm
Big end diameter 41mm
Small end diameter 20.02mm...
Don't know how but just managed to get a deposit on a XR6 Turbo Sprint. One very happy man. Very curious to find out what people's choice of colour would be. Wife & I have a couple of days to agree on a colour. Would love your input.
I just received my delivery of a 1971 Falcon, i'm unlikely to every own a mint condition GTHO, so this 1:8 scale kit is the next best thing. Body parts are painted very nicely and it even has carpet and roof lining. The v8 engine is already built and see below to how it looks. I've started the...
Hey guys. Just have an issue with my falcon. When I apply the brakes in my 2000 AUII XR6, the drivers head light and the dash and gear selector bulbs illuminate although the lights are meant to be off. Has anyone come across this before?
Howdy all. I own a PJ 07 Ranger. I bought new factory seatbelts for the front. I'm unable to remove the top plastic cover at the top anchor point. I was suspecting that the cover was a clip on, the amount of force That I have tried to remove is more than I care for. I would appreciate any...
I have a 2002 AU III Fairmont which has begun to squeak when raising the exterior front door windows as it rubs against the door seals on the trim. After removing the seal frame I found nearly all the felt like material that allows the window move smoothly was damaged, gone or even worst embeded...
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I was just wondering, my mother has a 2007
XT Falcon and when charging her battery, my father told her to connect the negative clamp onto the engine rather than the battery itself. I have an AUII 2000 falcon and was wondering if I should be doing the same, and if so, why.
For the latest 2 days my 5 litre Fairlane has sounded more like a diesel and the engine was missing like a coward in wartime.
Suspected ignition problems. One of the 2 coils perhaps.
Or a lead. Or the computer needed resetting after disconnecting the battery. It was also making crazy knocking...
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I am registered on this Forum however thier does not appear to be much action on it so thought I would register on Ford Forums Australia .com.au. However when I tried it said my user name and password was already in, does this mean both these forums are the same site ?????:confused: Just found out...
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