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  1. Mr Polson

    XD steering & suspension

    Steering box - they can be adjusted and tightened up, there's a nut/screw on the top of that which allows for adjustment. Is it loose in straight ahead/just as you turn position? Or the whole way through the turning? A manual box will wear out in the straight ahead position the quickest. As Dean said, I just had mine replaced in my XF, with a reco exchange unit through Repco. Worth doing the Pitman Arm if you replace the box. Also check the condition of the flexible coupling that connects the steering box to the column. If it needs replacing I'd try to track down an original type, not urethane for manual steer. Front end - have a look at your tie rods, ball joints and bushes. If the ball joints are riveted into the upper and lower control arms they're original, and probably due for replacement. Have fun getting the rivets out. Tie rods, if they're worn replace them, and make sure you get decent ones - ask Dean about his incident with eBay ones. I recommend WASP ball joints/tie rods. Bushes - you should be able to see how stuffed they are. Few cracks in them doesn't mean they're stuffed but if they're missing any chunks I'd be replacing. Particularly your lower inner control arm bushes - they control camber, and the radius rod bushes under the front radiator support. I've got a full Nolathane front end under both my XFs and have had no issues. They also now do a "classic" bush which is black instead of the normal red, which looks more original. Lowering - my XF ute is lowered 2.5" with Kings in the front and blocks in the back. My wagon is lowered 1.5" with Pedders front and blocks in back. 2.5 looks good but is definitely bumpier on the road and will need shortened shocks and short/cut bump stops. 1.5 retains a lot of road comfort, doesn't need shortened bump stops - is on the limit for shortened shocks (I have them). Make sure you get a wheel alignment after lowering if you do.
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    Xd headlights into XF

    Dean beat me to it, but yeah should be easy as. Almost all Falcons have had H4 (or sealed Beam) as their main headlight, including XD/E/F. XF had H4 (which does high and low beam), as well as a H3 for just high beam. All you'll be doing is bypassing/ignoring/deleting the H3 because the H4 will work the same way.
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    What are this?

    Sounds like the pulse air injection, puts fresh air into the exhaust to make it seem as though it runs cleaner, the plastic things are valves that prevent the exhaust gases entering the air cleaner if I remember correctly.
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    T5 oil (710)

    Definitely run ATF. Some places recommend gear oil but it's too thick for T5s and makes them feel a lot harder to shift. Penrite also do an additive for manual box's, specifically designed for Ford and Holden 5 speeds of the 90s, and any other box that runs ATF Can find it on the shelf of most Repcos, maybe elsewhere. https://penriteoil.com.au/products/penrite-4297-transmission-additive#/
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    xg window trim

    Curious about just how you figured out the speed at which the trims will come off... And yes. As Dean and Thom said XD/E/F/G ute rear window trims bolt in. Headlining has to be dropped for most of the top piece bolts to be undone.
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    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    My ute used to hit flashing red bars whenever it was warm and the oil was half or lower on the "OK" bit of the dipstick. Motor never really sounded noisy. I did check it once with a pressure gauge and it was fine and within specs. That was when I decided the gauges on the digital cluster are very much indicators rather than super accurate.
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    Crossflow Lifter Noise

    Is it a digital XF cluster you're referring to? If it's a freshly built xflow I would've gone a 15W-40 or 15W-60 (Ford recommended 15W-40 when they were new). In saying that I've ran 20W-60 in my wagon with no issue since I had it and that had only 120,000kms when I got it
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    Cooling System Parts Questions

    Pretty sure it's to with AC or emissions. Was only on the late ones.
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    Transmision change over

    EFI xflows still had the BW40. Was only EA and 88+ XF (ute/van) that had the BW51. The EFI BW40 is different internally but will still work fine behind a carby motor (and vice versa)
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    XF cruise control

    Two brake pedal switches on XF Ghia and one on clutch. No neutral switch AFAIK. If one switch fails the system won't work, same if one is unplugged. I had issues with the solder on the cruise computer in my white wagon, little box in behind the trip computer/clock. Resoldered the poor connections and never had another issue. Think the trip computer/clock has to be connected and working too as the brake light circuit runs through that.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    That Century batteries are the only Australian made ones. The way you worded it makes it sound like only the yellow and blue batteries that Century are Aus made, whereas many other brands also are, by Century for someone else. I asked our Century rep once, and his answer was something along the the lines of just sell the customer a terminal as well if they've still got a bolt through type connection at the battery. If you grind and/or drill it your warranty is void.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    False Dave. Century are the only company that make batteries in Australia, but they also make quite a few batteries for other brand names. Both SCA and Repco batteries are Century, mostly Aussie made batteries in different coloured cases with different stickers. And correct on no battery to suit X series - they no longer provide holes in any of their terminals.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    I've seen it happen before, the Speedo needle thing that is. Never knew what caused it. Both my XFs have a wire going straight from back of alt to battery positive to add direct charge to the battery. One of them never used to have it, and it struggled to keep the battery charged.
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    Bw35-40 differences

    Same size box unless you're looking at really early ones. Mostly just internal upgrades. I'm fairly sure tailshafts are the same. Think it was 82 or 83 the box changed?
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    Should, yes, Must, no. XD - XF didn't have a shroud factory unless they had AC and/or tow pack with the big radiator.