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    The REAL Outback Jack.
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    Throwing money at cars like it's toilet paper.... lol
    Paying Blowhards good money to shit things on my pride and joy right up.
    Driving the deserted Highways like it's Mad Max.....

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  1. Outback Jack

    New Ute

    Go the XG to do up mate, it has a better look and yours looks nice. Check out my thread, I'm just freshening up a 300,000km motor in my XG ute. Have fun. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    Power Steering Box INFO

    Thanks Sparky, some useful info there. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    Best Disks and pads for an XE?

    +1 for the DBA T2 rotors, run mine for almost 10yrs, had to be machined 6 months ago. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Heya Van, Yes mate, caps and rotors are same on 6 cylinder XH as XG. Will also fit E series with SOHC motors. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Had some goodies arrive..... That's my new Rotor caps and Rotor buttons. Spares now as my problem is solved. I have fixed my hesitation on acceleration in the XG. It was the fuel filter, must of been clogged enough just to struggle under load. When more fuel was demanded the fuel filter was blocking up. Was after market sintered metal type, now banished. Replaced with new standard Ryco fuel filter. Another thing to replace.....there is a connector between the fuel pump and hard line in the tank, that with age can fail and leak, replace with a piece of efi fuel line and clamps. Will keep proper pressure in lines after the pump. Blocked fuel filter also makes for longer/rough crank at starting. Just goes to show, start with the simple things first. Save yourself time and money. First check the obvious... Fault codes. If all clear...11 11 -10- 11 11 THEN ... Air/Fuel/Spark. So first check air filter, fuel filter and spark plugs, then work up from there. Next would be Plug leads/Dizzy cap/Rotor. That will cost you a max of $250. You have eliminated the basics. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    XH Longreach Ute 1999,Snart Lok,etc

    Yeah your right dean, the interior light fuse needs to be there. Globe maybe not if your mates operates without it. 10A fuse. Also check the wiper fuse. This is also on the wiring for smartlock. 15A fuse. I have a workshop manual with fault finding for smartlock, its XG but should be the same for XH. Try this first after checking those fuses. If that doesn't work I have some more stuff on the smartlock to help fault find it, just bear with me my camera on this phone sucks. Jack. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    XH Longreach Ute 1999,Snart Lok,etc

    Hey Searley, If you had that problem with the interior light switch, did you fix it? The interior light is part of the circuit of the smartlock system. Globe has to be in and working properly. Its a 10w globe from memory. EDIT: The interior light FUSE must be working, 10A. Referred to as Courtesy lamp. Hope you have some luck with her. Interested to see what's wrong. Just seems strange you didn't have a problem with her until the interior light problem. Jack. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Hey Guys, The code that shows you aircon is ON or in Drive is Code 67 and will appear during a Key ON /Engine OFF test. Workshop manual says this must be corrected before continuing. The vehicle will not self test during engine running with a code 67. Another thing to watch out for when fault finding an XG. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Hey vanJack , I have replaced an ECU in the past, about 7 years ago. The first sign usually something is wrong is the aircon doesn't work properly and Erratic idle. The most common fault on the ECU's is a blown Low idle circuit internally. Which is connected to part of the aircon system. Aircon if faulty MUST be repaired before ANY other testing for faults is done. This problem (code 67) needs to be rectified before you can get the ECU to self test in running mode. The low idle circuit is linked to a lot of other systems on the ECU. Faulty ECU low idle circuit can be misdiagnosed as a faulty thermistor on the air conditioner. This controls the aircon temperature. Plugging in a new ECU with a good low idle circuit will let the thermistor function again. Hope that explains what your problem maybe was. A lot of things can cause idle problems on XG's, intake vacuum leak, idle speed controller, dud spark plug or lead. I try and go through the simpler, less expensive stuff first and go from there. Jack. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    All good dean, the hose clamp that looks 'crusty' is actually off the efi system. It does look a bit dodgy, must be the pic angle, but I assure you it's fine mate. It was the other ones I was worried about, so I put 2 on each hard-line...haha. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    EFI pressure rated hose clamps... First I've heard of that. Maybe on higher pressure systems. They make efi hose clamps with an extended tang to prevent hose damage but that's all I've seen, other than that they are just hose clamps. The fuel line only holds like 30-32psi, roughly 350kpa, the rest is bypassed by the fuel regulator. Those clamps will do the job just fine, have been using them under the ute for years with no problems. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Hey dean,Yeah the leads, coil and dizzy cap/rotor were next on the list. Waiting on Bosch Dizzy cap and rotor to get here so I can do it all at the same time. OK, well today I started by pulling out a proflow fuel filter, has a sintered metal filter inside. She was a bit dirty inside and I had been wanting to go back to a Ryco set up. Fuel filters on these Ute's are usually bolt up type but people always round off the nuts making it a bastard to fix. I have cut the hardlines back a couple inches each side so I can fit a barbed Z200 ryco filter in. Took a bit of messing around but now even sits in stock fuel filter holder. While I was under there I noticed the vapour line that goes to the carbon cannister was split at both ends where it went over the connectors, so that was replaced as well. That would not affect the running of the ute, just a do it while your there job. I had a set of Bosch plugs in the ute, which were overdue for a change. As you can see they have been running a bit rich. You can see it a bit better in this pic.... I think what has happened is the fuel filter was semi blocked, causing a lean condition at the O2 sensor, which the ECU then Richens up the mixture to compensate. Hence the darkish plugs. Plugs were replaced with standard NGK BRE527Y-11 I have taken the ute for a 110km drive and it is more responsive and the hesitation/missing seems to have stopped on take off Happy days. I will continue on with this thread as I want to replace the dizzy cap, rotor, leads and maybe the coil. We will see how long the fix lasts, but that fuel starvation and rich plugs is something to watch for when fault finding. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Cheers Ando, Hopefully its something easy to fix and not a major problem but we will see...... Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    OK, today I'm doing the fuel filter and changing the plugs. Will then take her for a drive and see if that makes any difference. It's got to be fuel or spark that's causing the hesitation/missing. I don't think it's the plugs but they are due for a change. I'm leaning more towards fuel filter, but could be breaking down coil or lead, dizzy cap or rotor fault.... and at the worst the tfi or a fault in the electrics, will check the injectors as well if needed. Start with the simple-cheaper things first. Will be back with results after I've taken her for a run. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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    4.0 OHC - Fault finding hesitation/missing on acceleration.

    Just a heads up for XG ute owners. May fit other E series too. Super cheap Autos has Bosch rotor caps and rotor buttons cheap at the moment. Bosch Rotor Cap suit XG Part no. GB862C $4.99 Bosch Rotor Button suit XG Part no. GB865C $4.99 Usually a lot more expensive to buy these. Sent from my S21 using Tapatalk
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