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    2018 Hyundai i30 SR

    If I ever had to part with either my XR6 Falcon or VX II Commodore, and buy a new small car for local trips and shorter runs, the Hyundai 130 SR Auto looks the stand out buy.

    I have been looking...
  2. Thread: XR6 quiet Tyres

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    Re: XR6 quiet Tyres

    For those interested,

    I ended up getting the Dunlop FM 800 tyres for my XR6, size 245 x 45 x 17

    I have done 1,200 klm on them so far and still have good things to say about them.

    They are...
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    Re: Falcon 5 Speed Auto Service

    As an update and info for others, I did end up having the service done. I elected to buy the genuine Mercon V from a Ford dealer ( 5 litres ) and watched as the Auto Trans specialist used it.
    This...
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    Transmission Oil Coolers - 2017 Update

    I realise this subject has been well covered for 6 speed ZF transmissions.

    This is about the 5 speed 5R55S auto.

    Just had mine serviced with Mercon V (which I supplied ). My 2009 XR6 has 81,000...
  5. Thread: XR6 quiet Tyres

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    XR6 quiet Tyres

    I am after a quiet tyre replacement for my 2009 XR6. It now has the Dunlop Sport 01
    ( the supplied factory tyre ).

    I have done 49,000 on them, still has 4mm tread and are 6 years old.

    I...
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    Falcon 5 Speed Auto Service

    I have a well kept 2009 XR6 Falcon 5 speed auto with 78,000 Klm on it.

    I am thinking the transmission should have a service ( new Mercon 5 ).

    Been to two local ( SW Sydney ) automatic...
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    Re: XR6 Tyre Size Revisited

    Thank you all for all the replies on this subject, much more helpful than the "other forum"
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    XR6 Tyre Size Revisited

    I am aware of the insurance and regulation issues of dropping from a 245 X 45 X 17 tyres to the Falcon XT 235 X 50 X 17 tyres.

    Whenever I see an XR6 parked I look at the tyres on it, and an...
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    Re: FG Falcon Power Steering

    Thank you all for your informed replies.

    I will do as Peter9231 suggests and forget it.


    Cheers all
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    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...
  11. Thread: Missing Coolant

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    Re: Missing Coolant

    I did spend $20 and brought a new coolant resevoir cap. Have done several short trips, 50 to 100 klm's and the coolant level has remained steady. The old cap looked OK but the new one retains some...
  12. Thread: Missing Coolant

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    Re: Missing Coolant

    Yes,

    I will be looking at that tomorrow as well. Will try some additional ( plastic / rubber ) sealing under the cap if nothing else becomes obvious.

    Thank you for your tip.
  13. Thread: Missing Coolant

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    Re: Missing Coolant

    Thank you for your replies again,


    Checked the carpet in both passenger side and drivers side, all is dry.

    Checked the water pump, what I could see of it, and there was no stain or residue...
  14. Thread: Missing Coolant

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    Re: Missing Coolant

    El Speedo,


    Thank you all for your replies and suggestions.

    I will certainly look for the pin ***** leak and do a pressure test.

    It has dropped a little again today after a 15 minute local...
  15. Thread: Missing Coolant

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    Missing Coolant

    Just driven my 2009 XR6 5 speed auto some 1,700 KLM around Southern NSW and the South Coast and I just noticed that the coolant reservoir had dropped about 12 mm when cold.

    From max to min.
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