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deankdx last won the day on March 22

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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

    Fuel consumption....

    i used to get 10% better economy from 91 to 98, i don't think 95 was popular back when i had it. i don't like 91(i'd use it in a stock newer car happily), and going from 95 to 98 i would expect not much difference if any even cost.. the XG should be fine on 91.. i'm sure it would cost less over all.. but my question is whether it would make the head gasket pop sooner? hard to compare fuel economy without a figure.
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    Fuel consumption....

    what's it using has it got a thermostat in it and working correctly? best i got out of My EB XR6 was 10.5 liters per 100km(driving like a grandpa). the XGs i have had never got this good, was more like 12.. and that is similar to an LS1 stato a mate has on GAS (injected gas) if you are using around 20Liters per 100km, that's what i was getting when My thermostat stuck open and the engine was running too cold.. comptuer says richen, (like a choke )
  3. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    maybe it has better valve springs?
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    Stuck/Sticking Thermostat?

    i haven't heard of many people in vic getting checked, but i guess with the less cars on the road due to semi lock down, the chances are much higher.. (i've been thinking i need to tidy up My van for this reason.. looks a bit cop bait currently) we don't need to keep kms readings, can do as many as you like. it certainly wouldn't hurt adding an additional gauge, even cars as "NEW" as EB-ED are having similar issues these days.. they are only 25yrs old.. (Mates XG was doing same, was the cluster recently, and i've had XFs do this 10yrs ago when i was driving them daily)
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    Stuck/Sticking Thermostat?

    My theory ... try another cluster if possible. i don't trust them. could be an air lock though/cavitation.. try bleeding it
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    fitting rear XH bumper to XD

    @hendrixhc would, i have a feeling there are side clips needed(or at least fitted to XHs) but otherwise i think there are spare wheel door side covers needing removing etc also
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    Speedo Sender Drive Gear INFO

    thats only for borgwarner autos not FMX/C4 etc the gears run the opposite on these so the gears teeth are cut the opposite angle
  8. deankdx

    Engine tech tips by a real pro

    i read all that, and was like where's the next page. but the gist of it.. correct Me if I'm wrong make sure the exhaust isn't a restriction.., if it makes more power with a bigger exhaust.. the old one was a restriction. (surprised to not read something saying, smallest diameter that isn't restrictive is the goal... or similar? ) inlet flow potential. basically work out what you want the engine for.. and choose a cam and headwork/compression/intake based on that. horsepower is a calculation that is derived from RPM.. more revs = more HP.. how high do you want(can you afford) to rev the thing and what for? if you like cruising on the highway at 1700rpm with a 2.77 diff and T5 in overdrive.. there's no point making an engine that revs to 7000 and is a pig at 3000 surely
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    Darkside Garage Inc. Interior

    i don't recall the yellow seat padding from the star wars movie where Chewbaca is playing the game with R2d2
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    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    cool roadtrip indeed looked at your photo.. is that a crack.. not in a place i'd expect an issue with running though do you have a photo of the mazda 1800 in the escort? could be just the perfect combo for @2redrovers assuming they come with a 4 speed auto option for his panelvan.
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    antenna for ba/bf

    My 3 cars don't have air con at all.. 2 of My cars have well over 300,000km.. infact most of My previous cars ended up around 400,000km before i was sick of them.. My mazda van has 520,000km on it and My gemin has 384,000km on it.. kms mean nothing .. if it works, it works.. you can't plan for everything. i would say.. keep saving, buy spares that might be hard to find later(steering wheel, drivers seat, seat belts) and keep driving it and looking after it
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    antenna for ba/bf

    if you don't have the money saved for the next one, you don't have much choice anyway.. keep up with servicing.. might go 600,000 without issues
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    antenna for ba/bf

    i always try to save up for the next car OR REPAIRS all the time.. $20 a week make's $1000 a year.. if the car keeps going another year without major problems you should have $2000.. fair chance that will get used for normal maintenance if needed before you get to $3000.. then i'd consider changing if needed.. I've had My gemini for 5 years.. i'd like to have $5000 saved up(because i've hardly serviced it) but i wasn't working for a while, and only just getting back to saving a little again.
  14. deankdx

    antenna for ba/bf

    no idea on antenna, My newest car is 1987.. My daily driver is 1981 and uses one of these https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-UNIVERSAL-LOCK-DOWN-ANTENNA-FORD-ALFA-BMW-DAEWOO-AUTO-CAR-AUDI/172128496377?hash=item2813a86af9:g:Nc8AAOSwyNBeTeVB
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    antenna for ba/bf

    can probably buy a good BA these days for $2000 getting closer to 20yrs old though