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  1. Ando81

    LPG Tuners Victoria

    Thanks for the input lads, after talking to a few people about my consumption figures and everything else it does I will probably leave it as it is for now. I might take it away for a fishing weekend soon and see how consumption improves with highway travel. I’ve got new plugs and leads to put on it but can’t really justify adding MSD to it as I’ve heard it can get expensive.
  2. Ando81

    LPG Tuners Victoria

    Yeah I think a fella told me that a 2 wire dizzy would be better, just less that goes on with them but I don’t know enough about both to decide to change it out or not.
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    LPG Tuners Victoria

    Thanks for the suggestions lads. I forgot ho mention that it’s currently on EST dizzy with hardened dizzy gear. I’m told that it’s got a temp sensor in the manifold that changed timing until it’s warmed up. Is that correct? Also I’d have to bridge the plug to check correct timing myself too wouldn’t I?
  4. Ando81

    LPG Tuners Victoria

    Hi all, I’m looking for someone to help me with a good LPG tune for my xf ute. It’s a crossflow that’s been rebuilt recently with higher compression and a small cam, running straight gas via a 225 mixer and EFI manifold. I’m wondering who I should go to, I’m in central Victoria but would be happy to travel to a reputable Mechanic. What cost would be involved in a dyno tune? Is a dyno tune critical or not? I’m looking for good torque and reasonable economy. It seems to be heavy on gas at the moment using about 40 + litres for 265 kms. I’d appreciate any input. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ando81

    Ford falcon xg ute

    Just see if the door locks ok from inside, I fixed a door mechanism on my brother’s xg a few years back and the door locking part wasn’t right when his mechanism was playing up.
  6. Ando81

    Ford falcon xg ute

    I’m wondering if a spring in the inside mechanism might be stuffed and not making it properly latch onto the striker when the door shuts onto it.
  7. Ando81

    Ford falcon xg ute

    Check your door hinges and pins mate, I’ve always kept a small amount of grease on the striker and they seem to do a lot of work and don’t show big signs of wear[emoji1303]
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    Ford falcon xg ute

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  9. Ando81

    Ford falcon xg ute

    Oh what a pain in the arse, hopefully someone on here will be able to help you out or show you where to find some.
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    Ford falcon xg ute

    Maybe Eb falcon are the same mate, I know the latch mechanism inside an xg door is the same as eb. I didn’t know xg strikers were different to the xf ones, never looked closely.
  11. Ando81

    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    Thanks Gerg, this is exactly what it’s doing. It just annoys me that it sounds like a clapped out old crossflow on start up. Everything is fine at operating temp so like you said probably just a bit of crap allowing it to drain out overnight. I can leave it for my 8 hour shift at work and it starts fine but once I’ve turned it off and it sits for 12 hours or more then it becomes noisy. Maybe the crap will become free one day and it will be all good again [emoji2369]
  12. Ando81

    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    Yes, digital xf xluster [emoji1303] I did consider thinner oil when I did the engine rebuild but my other xf seems to love HPR 30 so I thought I’d keep them both on the same oil [emoji51]
  13. Ando81

    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    That’s an awesome explanation mate, thanks very much for sharing[emoji1303] My digital gauge concerns me when it sits on only 2 bars at idle but I don’t think I fully trust the gauge. Sometimes I can be cruising along the flat freeway and the gauge goes from about halfway then almost reaches its highest point but drops back down to halfway for no apparent reason. All the same load and speed without running up or down any hills. Anyway, thanks for the help [emoji1305]
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    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    I ran the engine in with very light run in oil then went straight to Penrite Hpr30 20w60 oil. The fella that assembled my engine said he was going to modify the oil pump to give it more flow but I don’t think he did, it seems to have low oil pressure at idle in warm weather going by my digital instrument cluster. I would try thinner oil but was worried about it not having good oil pressure once warmed up or is my theory all wrong, feel free to advise me on the topic of oil weight and it’s influence on oil pressure. Thanks for the feedback [emoji1689]
  15. Ando81

    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    Hey all, I’ve got a quick question about a noisy lifter in my crossflow. It’s only done about 20000km on a rebuild and it’s developed a lifter noise on cold start up that only lasts about 10-15 seconds. The engine seems to miss slightly until the lifter fills with oil. One day when I changed the oil I managed to leave the old oil filter seal on the block when I put the new filter on [emoji31] I didn’t see it when I screwed the new filter on but as soon as I started the engine I could hear it squirting oil out for 5-10 seconds before shit down. I’m wondering if this starved the engine of oil for long enough to damage a lifter or possibly the cam. I’m hoping it might be a lazy lifter draining oil out over night but am doubtful. I would appreciate any thoughts, no need to slap me on the back of the head because I feel stupid enough [emoji2357]
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