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    Fixing fridges like a madman.

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  1. user272

    FGX ignition barrel wont go back in.

    Of course he will! just a few days late is all I’ll pm u his details mate, hopefully you’re already sorted but if not he’s great at what he does.
  2. user272

    DANGER! Never use cheap fuses in your vehicle!

    Wait, so my dads trick of wrapping a blown fuse in foil and reinstalling it is no good..? Good video, 2 things worth spending extra cash on for quality are fuses and electrical meters, I've seen a lot of very cheap meters on sites and in shops and it blows me away that anyone would actually rely on them.
  3. user272

    New headunit

    Sony also return to demo mode after power loss. Ive considered replacing my head unit in the XF purely because of this haha. Every time I look at it it’s just bragging about all the things it can do and I’m just thinking “Fuck off Sony, I already bought you!”
  4. I followed Panko's lead and went DBA T2 slotted rotors and Bendix ultimates on the XF, been very happy with them.
  5. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Love the ratchet strap, I often find that when I don't have an apprentice with me at work that a ratchet strap is a more than adequate replacement. I should probably get around to servicing my diff too but i just keep finding reasons not to.
  6. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Eski was looking good today mate, passed you on the way home from work around Heidelberg. If not, you may have an impostor to deal with.
  7. user272

    Dakota Digital speed interface

    Yeah the guy I dealt with told me to use output 3 which is AC but the XF needed DC, I cant remember if we went output 4 or 5 in the end but you just have to see which is closest and then calibrate from there.
  8. user272

    Dakota Digital speed interface

    Yeah mate, the car wont even know anything has changed http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=126/prd126.htm
  9. I thought I'd put up a post about this in case anyone else has done similar dash/trans conversions and is looking to get their speedo working again. After 2 years of driving the XF with no speedometer after the TH400 gear box installation I decided it was probably a good idea to get it sorted out. I spoke to a company in Heidelberg who were very unwilling to give any information and told me that I was going to have to leave the car with them for at least 2 days with no specified cost so I basically thought these guys can get fucked and then left (Last time i left the car with someone to get the diff worked on I got it back as a two speed, hence the TH400 change over leaving me without a speedometer). I did some research and ended up buying a Dakota Digital SGI5 -E to change the sine wave from the gear box's VR type sensor to match the square wave of the XF dash, once set up the calibration was very easy just using my GPS and adjusting the units PPM to suit. The unit was small enough to tuck in underneath the XF's cassette holder compartment out of site, The dash now operates like nothing was ever changed and I no longer have to carry a GPS at all times. The unit cost $200 from Hotrod Hardware but is well worth it in my opinion as it both modifies and re calibrates the signal to suit your application. A big thanks to Antonio and Michael at Autobarn Epping for helping me out with the technical bits.
  10. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Nothing like a nice kick in the guts for the long weekend... Sorry to hear that mate.
  11. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Is the vibration instant or does it get worse as you drive? Could be the brake system applying slight pressure and heating up the brakes, it happened to my old BA and shook the whole car, that was discs though.
  12. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Nothing worse than doing a job twice (sway bar ref). Still looking forward to seeing this car mate, impressed with the progress.
  13. user272

    c4 kickdown lever????

    Quick shift of the auto with no clutch + changes gears exactly when you want it to where as if your driving an old school auto without tiptronic you don't get full control of the gear changes. Necessity of the conversion depends on the use of the car, apparently auto's also tend to be a stronger box, I know of a kingswood that blew a few manuals before going auto.
  14. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    You dont need a choke niggapotamus, I use a can of aerostart and a butane lighter refiller to bring the XF to life in the morning, its like an anti theft mechanism.
  15. user272

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Looking forward to seeing this car on the next meet, big pig little pig?