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About deankdx

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    photographic memory of every x series problem i had

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    .Driving a diesel Gemini East Melbourne
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    x series falcons (Gemini owner currently)

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  1. deankdx

    Xg falcon loosing power

    kinked throttle cable(not getting full throttle)
  2. deankdx

    Xg falcon loosing power

    with My XG, i am fairly sure the injectors were cut but the pump still ran.. LPG conversions could do it a few ways i think
  3. deankdx

    Xg falcon loosing power

    possible catalytic converter blocked? when mine collapsed it would barely do 60kmh (in an XF) and when i parked it on My lawn it was so hot it burned the green grass.. i could also feel the carpet above it REALLY hot (causing a smell also)
  4. i've got 2 new chinese ones ($9 each or $13? ) and an old one.. guess which one i'll be fitting to the car.. not the new ones.*(handy for draining fuel out of the tank for mowers etc though)
  5. deankdx

    Help IDing a 3speed.

    a worn ANY gearbox ..won't handle a thrashing.. i blew up 3 worn single rails in a month with My standard 351.. i had one rebuilt(was a cortina box i used to reco) and it did 80,000kms trouble free with the same abuse. check the oil in it, if it has NONE.. it's probably needing a selector rail seal.. and if it does have none, consider it needing a more careful driving style
  6. deankdx

    450 quickfuel installation help

    if you are changing manifold and carby you'll only have a few things to hook up.. vacuum for the brake booster.. vacuum to the hose into the dash (runs the vents and stuff) the other hose coming out of the dash is heater tap. vacuum to the dizzy advance from a ported (becomes vacuum once the throttle is above idle) you should be able to connect the charcoal canister up somewhere but @gerg probably has a better idea on that. and the PCV valve is probably another you'd have to figure out with someone elses help. you could try replicate all those hoses for a stock look perhaps, but the carby and manifold probably wouldn't have enough outlets on it to even come close
  7. deankdx

    Xh Ute 2 inch drop and wider wheels.

    My first redundancy was in the "recession we had to have" (around 1991) second redundancy 3yrs later, another about 10yrs ago, and March 2020 .. each time i'm less fussed about it, opportunity for new things each time.. the last one i was probably going to look for a new job in June/July because they were planning changes and they wouldn't benefit Me plus the wages were ordinary for the work i was doing.. so i was hoping to get some more skills then see what else turned up. back yourself, have the right attitude and you'll probably find yourself in a job you like before long. (i read a book once called 48 Days to the work you love, by Dan Miller, it's a FULL ON motivational type book but i reckon i did 5% of it and was leaps ahead of what i'd been doing when applying for jobs/looking for work etc. if i still have it, i'll read it again soon and try again to follow it's plan)
  8. deankdx

    Xh Ute 2 inch drop and wider wheels.

    yeah its a shit time for redundancies.. i've been waiting to see what gets listed for sale.. i expect many unfinished covid lockdown projects in Melbourne.. what i have noticed is people trying to offer crap money thinking HA.. Needs cash, will have to sell? so be careful of those arseholes.. on the same foot though, the buyers might not be there for the same reason. I've got to sell one of My gemini's soon, but i'm not giving it away if there's no market for it, i'll probably need parts off it for the other before long.
  9. deankdx

    Xh Ute 2 inch drop and wider wheels.

    can't see you getting much more than $150 all up, but you never know.. the XF S packs etc being sold might all have some horrid ricer wheels on them and people will be reverting them back to standard for club rego etc..
  10. deankdx

    Xh Ute 2 inch drop and wider wheels.

    anything SS is high on the list of a bogan with some cash.. even more than an XR6/XR8.. no idea why
  11. deankdx

    Xh Ute 2 inch drop and wider wheels.

    drop tank is standard on the 5litre from memory looks like an ATLAS GREY VN SS.. i could have bought one off a bloke at work 15yrs ago for $5,000.. bet they are more like 50k these days
  12. deankdx

    Xh Ute 2 inch drop and wider wheels.

    they really do suit it well!
  13. deankdx

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    i think this might have been why my preload was also up the wazoo when i did My clevo.. perhaps the valve heights were all different to original after being installed with ground valves/gas seats etc.. only just thought about it after reading that.. (some of mine needed shimming, some needed grinding the pedistal. block and heads were surfaced also and the heads werent' original to My block)
  14. my guess would be cracked/split fuel hose before the fuel pump.. sucking air. (joins at fuel tank, and around diff area to hard lines, and under passenger floor where it has a join and around fuel pump area/chassis rail definitely like gerg's answers above also
  15. deankdx

    250 crossflow AC bracket

    take the fan off and pulley? or unbolt the air con bracket on the engine block? been a LONG time since i had an XE with air con