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    Google it if your unsure, it's the latest socialising
    Network.

    It is an easier way to communicate and share
    Experiences with other ford ranger owners
    In this case !

    And easy to upload pictures !

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    Apologies if the sarcasm wasn't obvious... I'm actually one of the few people that is avoiding social media in order to provide time to socialise better with the smaller number of people in my life that actually matter.

    All the best,
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    Won't be the first on Facebook as we have one in the UK and I expect there are others.
    I would have thought though that since FB people subscribed to a group get emailed feedback when anything is posted rather than subscribed posts but the UK FB Ranger group is generally quite quiet. We have general Ford group in the UK which is very active with Ford posting themselves, but very little Ranger posts unless it wins some award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PD56 View Post
    Not really surprised as I think this is a company work ute, probably getting flogged around by every one.
    no, its not from being flogged... its a computer software problem.

    my ranger has it sometimes, not all ways, its probably once every thirty times its started...

    and i let my truck warm up excessively



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    thats cool mate,
    wasnt sure if your generation knew about it or no.

    kind regards greg

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    first for an australian one.. sorry i didnt mean world wide.
    but if you have PX rangers in UK, i would love you to like that facebook page and share some pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMwildtrak View Post
    first for an australian one.. sorry i didnt mean world wide.
    but if you have PX rangers in UK, i would love you to like that facebook page and share some pictures?
    Good luck with your Ranger Facebook page but I will decline as like to keep to my private group of friends for social media, you never know when a bogan might pop in on your page.

    Cheers.

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    engine noise has gone since the first service.

    they did software things to fix fuel gauge.
    so im guessing its an update reprogram.

    they also replace oil with 30 grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davehoos View Post
    engine noise has gone since the first service.

    they did software things to fix fuel gauge.
    so im guessing its an update reprogram.

    they also replace oil with 30 grade.
    Why a straight 30 ?
    Normally it is a 0 or 5 W30 ?
    The process is always simple ,
    the Devil is in the Dynamics
    just ask Mr Kelvin...

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    The description and location of the engine noise sounds like it's EGR. These run a lot of EGR which is going to foul up the EGR and the intake system so in time will lead to a leaky EGR which they may have cleaned or replaced. Ford's also suffer from EGR issues if you are one of those that likes to tweak the throttle while waiting at a junction or red light, quite often the next VCM software update (ECU update) is designed to remove this problem, don't know why they don't use that software from day 1, but may be to get through some of the emissions regs. they have to meet in many countries For many vehicles by the time you have around 70,000 miles on the clock the EGR has caused that much contamination in the intake, and the valve is suffering that much that there are arguments in favour of emissions to actually remove it though you can't do that on one of these without an ECU update. So that's where it sounds like the noise issue is.
    As to the oil weight, it's probably their saying that gets them kudos in the shop after they've heard it on TV to say it's 30 weight coz they think that sounds good. If they are an approved Ford agent it will have to be the recommended oil to Ford's API spec., a dealer is not permitted to move away from that, and Ford's own oils (well those we get in the UK) aren't that bad, better than some of those top market brand leaders.

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    we have a lot of heavy machinery that use straight grade of oil.the operating temp is not that variable here-daily operating with a 15 deg range at best.we havnt had a 0 deg day yet this winter.the service was done at a rural dealer that would experienced with heavy machinery and oil sample testing.the next service will be due at 13K I like to get the same oil for the rest of its operation.

    and I think it was EGR but its hard to work out if it goes different as I know its been modified.the fuel economy has also changed-but they modified the fuel gauge.

    dealers are not required to use one brand of oil.just the correct spec.
    sometimes parts network oil is cheeper especially at holiday time.

    EGR contamination is common with urban vehicles.unleaded cars often use step motor type that fail or the EGR cooler fowls.

    my vehicle is government operated so if it gets restricted it will be repaired to factory specs.

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    Okay, have driven 81 k's in new Ranger, initial thoughts and findings, very noisy under acceleration, with no under bonnet heat/noise blanket?, nice to drive, torquey motor, better than the 4.2 Nissan with the Motson turbo/exhaust upgrade, and the Nissan 3 lt, difficult to judge front of vehicle on the passenger side from driving position, bullbar should fix this, or more time behind the wheel. Pretty happy with decision, time will tell, driving back to the Territory next week, with a 600 odd kilometer dirt section thrown in.

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    I have only 2 things that i dont like about my new Ranger,
    1. the towbar is way to low, i have to take it off to go 4x4ing, gets caught on rutt,
    2. the standard springs in the back are quite soft, this is fine for most ppl but i bought it as a work ute.
    Other than that, I love this car, just awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by m jugsman View Post
    I have only 2 things that i dont like about my new Ranger,
    1. the towbar is way to low, i have to take it off to go 4x4ing, gets caught on rutt,
    2. the standard springs in the back are quite soft, this is fine for most ppl but i bought it as a work ute.
    Other than that, I love this car, just awesome
    The nickname "plough" best describes them, aftermarket hayman reese towbar will fit higher up than the ford one.
    I find the springs are OK but then again i'm not a trady hauling around a work shop. lol

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    Hi… Has anyone in this forum changed their Ford Ranger PX wildtrak brake hose to braided stainless steel type?.. Appreciate your sharing your view with me as I am planing on changing mine to Braided Stainless steel type and contact address of the retailer. Thanks.

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    Not on ranger, but have used them on quite a few high performance cars. Generally I like stainless braided hoses, they give a much more solid feel to the brakes, and faster response, though you may not notice that with all the electronics and assist intervening on a ranger. The only area where you have to be careful is the stainless braid hides any damage that may have occurred to the plastic liner, so if say an inexperienced garage mechanic uses a hose clamp you may not see that damage, and the hose may not come back to full bore diameter. While I don't like people that use clamps on rubber hoses either you can usually see the damage.
    Other than that I've liked them, but probably wouldn't bother putting them on my ranger.

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    Usually the hose is changed when you are working the brakes hard all the time and are then looking for
    improvement in pedal stiffness / pedal feel .

    The majority of us Ranger drivers are not on a race track every day and find better things to spend money on than fancy hoses .

    If you are getting near the limits of your Ranger's brakes ,
    try water mist spraying into you cooling duct work ,
    set up a temp sensor over the edge of the rotors and use a relay to then switch in the spray when the temp gets too high .

    You would have by now used temp indicating wax to determine the operating temp of your rotors ,
    How far above 700 are you getting that you have to resort to this sort of thing ?
    The process is always simple ,
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    Hi, I have a new Ford Ranger 2.2 litre 6 speed auto. It was delivered with a tow bar fitted. After about 3,000 kms all was fine. But I needed to tow a trailer so I hocked it up and no lights! So of to the dealer (not the one that supplied the vehicle due to relocation) and he informed me that the lights were not working because the module was installed but not programmed so the technician had to flash the system to get the lights working. After this the radio or Bluetooth would not work. He also sold me a trailer coupler so LEDís would also work. Thatís when the trouble started. There was this strange noise, almost like the tyres occasionally scrapping on the trailer. As it turned out it wasnít the trailer but more like a sharp blow off noise from the engine bay. Also cruising along the tacho is unstable and the engine speeds up then slows down on a continuous cycle (very annoying). Also if you put the ute from park to drive and just let it roll with no acceleration the instantaneous fuel consumption reads about 20 litres per 100 kms but then jumps to 99 then back and continually does this until you accelerate, then it makes that blow off noise!! I took it to the local dealer but he said his ute also makes that noise and does the thing with the instantaneous fuel consumption. I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem or symptoms or if anyone has a fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydave View Post
    Hi, I have a new Ford Ranger 2.2 litre 6 speed auto. It was delivered with a tow bar fitted. After about 3,000 kms all was fine. But I needed to tow a trailer so I hocked it up and no lights! So of to the dealer (not the one that supplied the vehicle due to relocation) and he informed me that the lights were not working because the module was installed but not programmed so the technician had to flash the system to get the lights working. After this the radio or Bluetooth would not work. He also sold me a trailer coupler so LEDís would also work. Thatís when the trouble started. There was this strange noise, almost like the tyres occasionally scrapping on the trailer. As it turned out it wasnít the trailer but more like a sharp blow off noise from the engine bay. Also cruising along the tacho is unstable and the engine speeds up then slows down on a continuous cycle (very annoying). Also if you put the ute from park to drive and just let it roll with no acceleration the instantaneous fuel consumption reads about 20 litres per 100 kms but then jumps to 99 then back and continually does this until you accelerate, then it makes that blow off noise!! I took it to the local dealer but he said his ute also makes that noise and does the thing with the instantaneous fuel consumption. I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem or symptoms or if anyone has a fix.
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    get straight back to the dealer asap , you could be damaging something.make it their problem. im sure they will rectify issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m jugsman View Post
    I have only 2 things that i dont like about my new Ranger,
    1. the towbar is way to low, i have to take it off to go 4x4ing, gets caught on rutt,
    2. the standard springs in the back are quite soft, this is fine for most ppl but i bought it as a work ute.
    Other than that, I love this car, just awesome
    i find mine carrys a ton easy as well as towing excavator. if springs can handle that then im happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydave View Post
    Hi, I have a new Ford Ranger 2.2 litre 6 speed auto. It was delivered with a tow bar fitted. After about 3,000 kms all was fine. But I needed to tow a trailer so I hocked it up and no lights! So of to the dealer (not the one that supplied the vehicle due to relocation) and he informed me that the lights were not working because the module was installed but not programmed so the technician had to flash the system to get the lights working. After this the radio or Bluetooth would not work. He also sold me a trailer coupler so LED’s would also work. That’s when the trouble started. There was this strange noise, almost like the tyres occasionally scrapping on the trailer. As it turned out it wasn’t the trailer but more like a sharp blow off noise from the engine bay. Also cruising along the tacho is unstable and the engine speeds up then slows down on a continuous cycle (very annoying). Also if you put the ute from park to drive and just let it roll with no acceleration the instantaneous fuel consumption reads about 20 litres per 100 kms but then jumps to 99 then back and continually does this until you accelerate, then it makes that blow off noise!! I took it to the local dealer but he said his ute also makes that noise and does the thing with the instantaneous fuel consumption. I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem or symptoms or if anyone has a fix.
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    As said take it back to the dealer & demonstrate the faults to them so they can fix it or try another Dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PD56 View Post
    As said take it back to the dealer & demonstrate the faults to them so they can fix it or try another Dealer.
    Hi Guys, thanks for your reply, the local dealer has already had it 3 times, the first time the tech said it had a fault, the next time they told me Ford still hadn't got back to them as they logged the fault with a laptop and 3rd time at the 15,000 km service they told me 'his own work ute does that to!'. They made me feel like I was making a fuss about nothing!!.
    Anyone else have the issue about the instantaneous fuel at idle in drive with no acceleration jumping up to 99 then back down then up to 99 again??
    The next closest Ford dealer is some 100 kms away and a tiny little country dealer.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydave View Post
    Hi Guys, thanks for your reply, the local dealer has already had it 3 times, the first time the tech said it had a fault, the next time they told me Ford still hadn't got back to them as they logged the fault with a laptop and 3rd time at the 15,000 km service they told me 'his own work ute does that to!'. They made me feel like I was making a fuss about nothing!!.
    Anyone else have the issue about the instantaneous fuel at idle in drive with no acceleration jumping up to 99 then back down then up to 99 again??
    The next closest Ford dealer is some 100 kms away and a tiny little country dealer.
    Thanks for your help.
    Forget the instantaneous fuel reading as your fuel usage will eventually will tell if you have problem or not but I was referring to your other problems as lights, blow off noises & engine speed up down issues.

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    My 2.2, 6 speed manual does this with the fuel reading, just not going fast enough to get a correct reading I think, though my falcon would read in litres per hour until you reached 10 kmh. As for the unsteady tacho, mine is a little unsteady at low speeds, but the engine is smooth.

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    ring ford customer care and lodge a formal complaint , about the way the dealer is handling this issue, IT SHOULD NOT DO THIS. Mine does not do this and if i had a major complaint like yours i would drop the car of to them get a loaner and tell them to take it to professional.

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