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Will give you a story if it also helps answers as to why people change their car when it starts constantly needing one thing after another and not hang on until engine blows up or cars completely run down like many of the older generations. in xmas 2015 the ef started needing one thing after another, that’s about when it started running rough and couldn’t take it to murray bridge because it wasn’t upto it. in january 2016 replaced the plugs and it was ok for a while and then did the coolant service as it was due and when doing the usual run with cap off or loose till it gets to normal temperature and thermostats open and it bubbled nearly the whole lot and had to quickly turn it off and at around same time it started using water and couldn’t see where it was going and took the fans out and found the radiator had a small leak so got a new one and then the water pump went that same week february 2016 fixed radiator and water pump and put some sealer in thinking the head gasket is going and it got to adelaide and back no problem then. also about same time the wheel bearings wore out so got that fixed and the workshop that did it found a heap of suspension problems and with what it’d probably cost it may be better to get another car so had a think about it and decided wasn’t ready at that stage so kept throwing parts at it to hopefully keep it going as long as possible, also noticed it started using water again and also kept over pressuring and now knew that it’s got to be the head gasket (when doing coolant maintenance did see gas leaving the coolant bottle) in march 2016 travelled about 15-20km and there was coolant everywhere and flushed it all out again thinking it was blocked and then it started running rough again and then bought some head gasket sealer, then it was ok for a bit, also noticed the heater pipes were corroded too and so was thermostat housing, so fixed all that. july 2016 then it started steaming out exhaust and put more head gasket sealer in, then took it to adelaide a couple weeks after putting more in and got there and back then was ok for quite a while. then later in 2016 it kept getting hot and in march 2017 replaced radiator with a larger one and cooler thermostat and put new head gasket sealer from peter maher that doesn’t have the filings and since then it was great never got hot. middle of 2017 when dollars got better started collecting some of the steering parts that it needed ready to go in, had new pump and hose just needed rack and also had some new front struts to go in. later in 2017 a friend was wrecking a ef and was going to get some spare front control arms and slowly do the bushes so they can just be swapped and not press any bushes, then they needed the space for a birthday so had to sell it as a whole also water pump and fuel pump both gave up, went through 2 fuel pumps as one wasn’t a good one. seemed to have fixed that, then needed new steel fuel lines, had some steel lines out another car to go in took them out a ed and got a au fuel rail to give the push on and hose clamp. even got new injectors too and then bought a new wiring harness out a el to get some of the electrical problems fixed. was going to put the floor harness in as the ef and el floor bit is same, and then when the head gasket got to point there’s nothing you can do and needed a proper fix then was going to get the dash harness and engine bay harness put in. in february 2018 had to move the ed out the yard it was in and that’s where the fuel lines came from and in may 2018 wanted another ed and was going to try look for a good one to give a couple more years to work things out, then in june 2018 the head gasket went for good and there was water in oil and engine locked up then started rattling after draining that old stuff and filling it back up with new oil. at end of june 2018 looked for another car and couldn’t find a good ed or a nl fairlane at time so in june/july 2018 bought a ba ghia as a daily and decided to part the ef out and take out the good parts that’ll fit the ed model and not bother about putting in the wiring harness and new parts that haven’t yet been put in and put them away and then get another ed that can be registered with plates. and now going to use the el ghia harness in the ed and make it work with the ed fairmont interior and dashboard as the ed fairmont harness is hard to get now especially in the v8 and there’s not a lot of harnesses in south australia even though there’s plenty of interior parts. so going to use the wiring from the el ghia and make it fit the ed still being able to keep the ed dashboard and seats and interior and console and still allow the original ed look and use whatever parts from the ef that can be made to fit the ed still allowing to keep the ed interior and exterior parts. one reason is someone on fordmods did a full ef wiring harness front to back in a eb and all the e series models are close enough and it is possible to swap a few plugs to make the ed interior parts work. so going to get a ed with plates you can register and use the cruise control that came out the ef and the air box system and use the el ghia harness and swap a few plugs here and there to make the ed interior and exterior parts work and make a decent weekend show car and slap a v8 in it and just have a nice fun car. the ba ghia is the daily 6 years out the ef before it blew up was a great run and parents got 7 out their old xf years ago before it was so run down and that was a great run and they were in same position fixing one thing after another
  2. What would make a 2012 challenger better than a 1994 jeep at towing without getting hot would it be because it’s more modern and things are improved as they bring out a new model or would particular jeep likely have had problems at time
  3. How do people usually know it’s time to move a daily on when the speedo is at about 200,000-300,000 when the engine and gearbox is perfectly sound. would it be because it’s about due for its 2nd or 3rd timing belt services and is about when things start going
  4. anyone else have reasons
  5. Hi What would be the main reasons why most people get another car when the warning signs are there not when it actually dies is because1. You don’t want to be in a hurry to buy the first car you see because your old ones not running anymore.2. People don’t want the inconvenience of constantly dealing with repairs when they just need their daily to get to here there and can’t go that time. (there’s nothing wrong with a old car long as you’re happy to sort things as they pop up)3. People are probably too busy to deal with repairs every other month and need to go places and need a good car to go out area as eventually they’re only good enough for a runabout unless you’re happy to keep it going by making lots repairs.4. People want to be able to make definite plansAny car will need repairs sometimes though, The ef was constantly needing stuff and while was happy to deal with it, it just meant definite plans couldn’t be made and wasn’t sure about traveling to adelaide from yorke peninsula until last minute and even then was a possibility that plans could change and could only go occasionally, and there was no hope of it getting to murray bridge,Then had to get rid of the ed in the yard of the persons and the engine blew up in the ef so now got a ba ghia as a daily and its great and now planning to get a ed as a weekend car and slap a v8 in it and have a nice fun car, would that story be why a lot of people don’t keep their daily going till engine or gearbox blows up Some will keep fixing car until the engine or gearbox goes then get another car while many look for one when warnings there, would the story about the ef be main reason why many don’t wait till it totally dies.The ef did a great job in last 6 years and if it wasn’t the daily or only car then could leave it then come back to it if you needed the money for something else that week. whats your reasons on here for moving a daily on when it starts having never ending problems and not put up with it until the engine goes where 20-30 years ago people would have heres some youtube videos Would another reason be that it’s time to pass onto a low income earner that needs a cheap car. thanks
  6. Doesn’t seem to be major drove for about 15-20 mins yesterday and parked it then it started this morning so can’t be charging system then?
  7. Hi just a quick question what causes a ba to whistle on acceleration, alternator or belt doesn’t seem to squeal when using headlamps or loading electrical system, engines pretty quiet someone just wondered thanks
  8. hi just to keep in mind where would you find girls without travelling 2 hrs to adelaide to look even friends of friends that like the area youre in.
  9. would the ba for example be ok to tow a volkswagon beetle or a kia cerato on a car trailer if you checked the water and oil and watched the temp gauge, notice alot of ba/bf tow 20ft vans
  10. where else would you go thatll allow you to work on them, a bit of money will be ok if it gives you 5 years to buy a block of your own, just not spend as much as it would be to cover costs of owning your own. where would you find girls without travelling 2 hrs to adelaide even friends of friends that like the area youre in. would the ef and murray bridge be why many people other than us dont wait till the engine or transmission goes before moving cars on and sell them when they start needing one thing after another even though its always cheaper to keep fixing what you got or another cheap car, even spend more than its worth to swap engine when you divide cost by 12. all cars occasionally will need a few things done, but whats difference between occasionally needing a few things and needing one thing after another
  11. also where do you go without travelling adelaide to find pretty single girls. have cousins that live 3 hours away where you might have been able to get to know a friend of theirs and atleast get idea how to go about things and haven’t been able to go up unless a ride could be had because the ef was needing some repairs and it wasn’t really good enough to go to murray bridge even though it was a great car till engine gave up, and now they have moved on having other commitments now so it’s a lot harder, and now got to have a way to have other friends over to be able to keep them and sometimes go their way for sleep overs like at the cousins or have catchups where theres a possibility. would that be a reason why many don’t wait till their old cars run down or engine gives up before they change over because they just want to have something they can get in and go with little more than checking water and oil and not have to have surprise repairs costs though there are some like us that really like our cars and will do what it takes to keep them going. the ef was a fantastic car just caused alot of inconveniences because it wasnt able to get to murray bridge or make plans because it needed alot done. where could you store a van and the ed that will allow them to be worked on without paying alot thatll give you as long as you need thatll give you atleast 5 years to buy a block as depending on storage costs you may as well have a loan and pay for something you actually own and get something out of it
  12. What other experiences have you’s had or what clues did your laptop provide to tell you it’s time for a new one before it gets to point you want to smash it. how come most of us don’t keep going till it gets to that point, though some do as they can’t afford a new one. When laptops provide clues how long would you give it before it’s at point that you want to break it. and how much longer with the current laptop before you should buy a new one, also current one has had only a wifi g card the newer one with broken screen has a wifi n card, think new new ones have wifi ac
  13. was originally going to try find a good ed fairmont and hopefully in a few years wed have the room for a weekend car and be able to keep the ed as well as get a younger one but couldnt find one in the time we had so had to come up with a backup plan and get the newer one and then later on get the ed for the weekend car, and will be sticking in a v8 probably
  14. hi going to ask here because the questions cover different areas was wondering how you would be able to get the experience of pulling a van? what larger trailer would be closer to the size and weight of a van as theres car trailers and furniture trailers. which of the 2 would be closer to the size and weight of a van. thinking if $70-$100 hire every few months or so gives you a few years to get your own van however you do it then its money well spent. wondered on the above because friends bought a van other day and its reminded you how long you waited to pull one, the ef was a great car just needed engine repairs to be able to tow again, now got a ba ghia and plan to get a ed fairmont and do up for weekend and show car eventually. also bought a tekonsha p3 brake controller for the ba and have to run twin 5-6mm to battery and blue to pin 5 and red to probably back near tail lights and connect to brake wire on trailer harness which will go to pin 6, mainly wondered wether a really good crimp with heatshrink is ok or wether solder instead and heatshrink. got a 12 pin trailer plug as it has reverse sensors and have to have a flat plug, people say there good so are the flat 12 pin and 7 pin flat any good, are pins good in connection. wondered as nearly every newish van now has a 12 pin as fridge can go through pins 9-10 but apparently a second andersons better so will run the ign wire for fridge and charger through the extra pins on the 12 pin then main power through the andersons, probably at this point wont bother about fitting esc wire to the ba as may not be able to tow a big enough van to really have to have esc, think its mainly the 22+ft ones that have it
  15. probably going to fix the screen on the other one as it was better before the screen broke