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  1. Hi All, Well after an accident in late November totaled the previous G6ET I had, I found another one which I managed to pickup as an early Christmas present the Saturday before Christmas weekend. The previous owner has done many mods to it, most of which I was looking at doing anyway, such as the fuel system upgrades, exhaust. Below is a YouTube video the previous owner posted in the Failbook ad: Some pics of the car: The Mods so far: As this is my new daily and due to working over the Christmas/New Years break and the proverbial hitting the fan each week so far this year, I've not had the time to really do much to it except a full service and coolant flush plus having the mechanic reattach the front bar on the two sides when I parked up the Sunday after I got it and not realizing how low the front is, pulling the front bar off a little and hearing a god almighty cracking sound when I reversed out later, which obviously had me swearing at my own stupidity. The only cons with it so far, is the battery is in the wheel well, so I need to organize moving that to the drivers side in the boot. It's too low at the front for me, in fact I cannot even get my head in to see anything at the front, I do know the stone guard is shredded and has pulled away from the front bar in sections, it's also in some areas split so that bits are hanging down and catching on even the smaller stripped rubber stoppers in car parks. The front tyers have shredded the inner guards. The firs thing I am doing is getting the battery relocated, then 5 new wheels and tyres, I'm going 18's as I've had 20's and 19's on the previous Falcon but as other family members will use my car and they curb rashed the 20's and 19's but not the 18's - even after having them for 2 years - I'll stick with 18's, plus I noticed a hell of a lot less road noise with 18's. I get brake shudder, the front pads were replaced a year and 10,000K's ago according to the seller, but I don't know, as he did like to take it to the drags, if it wasn't allowed to cool down properly and heat warped something or the discs just need shimming, so I will get that looked at too. Other than that, it has none of the usual land barge floatiness thanks to the sway bars etc. and I quite like the sound from the turbo, the young fella that is my offsider has a 2015 WRX non ST-I, which the rest of the team and myself always tease him about being slow -you know the usual Aussie stirring - plus everyone loves the flake in the Ego paint. Once I hit the 195,000 mark - currently at 186,600 - it's off to Rob for oil pump gears, backing plate and timing chain, then a freshen of the 98 tune and ZF service. Then after Rob tells me what I should do for running it on e85, I'll put the e85 tune in and have Rob freshen that up too. I've put this in the 300KW club because until I see a 400KW+ sheet, I know it at least feels much stronger than the 270KW at the wheels I had in the old car - which had ID1000's and a stage 1 tune.
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  2. Yeah it was either that or wait in traffic. Accident looks pretty serious. https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/videos/893875094989766
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  3. Wife's car battery lasted 10 years and finally has said yeah nah. I'll get her one today and tell her it's an early xmas present
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  4. One is my silicone job on our kitchen window One is the dealers silicone job on my sump
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  5. It doesn't launch that hard cos big turbo and big cams, but still does a mid 3 second 0 to 100. I've launched it as hard as possible so will need either nitrous, a different converter or I was thinking I'd make a dump valve for the trans to dump converter pressure back into the pan. It has a built trans with 6r80 input, billet intermediate, billet planetary, clutches etc. I made another thread in the 700 club for the build details. Weak link will be the axles or front diff but the tyres let go pretty easily so should be fine on the street. The danger will be with semi slicks on a prepped track. Power shows it'll run a bottom 10, a hard launch might run a 9.9x. I'll take it to the track eventually, I'm happy to just enjoy it for a while for now.
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  7. pfft definitely not hahaha, all up still cost nearly a grand rip Its work that would have happened anyway so there isn't much point in me complaining about it. This car is money pit though and my partner is farrrrrr from impressed about that 😅 Tune is free, I think? @JETURBO? 🤣 Not sure what Rob has to do with the tune, said something something ghost cams in multi tune. Its motorvation this weekend and he's got a lot of clients coming in to prep for that. Of course they have disgustingly bad planning habits so last minute book in is the best minute for them. Will never understand why people decide to call their tuner up the week of a big event to book the car in. Especially a shop like MT when they are nearly always busy. Anyway, this part should probably continue in TWPYOFT 🤣 Driving the car this morning to work, steering is 100% better and I'm happy with it. Feels way smoother on the road but that is likely more to do with the proper alignment than the steering. Parking at work is when I noticed the difference the power steering. No where near as hard as it was before
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  8. When you roll up to the local burger joint and ask for a double cock-a-doodle oink chicken burger
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  9. Steak from the same place as always goes well when cooked to medium-rare 😄
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  10. Farken nob heads, make them pay for everything! You know what pissed me off today, I'm waiting in the pissing rain for my kids, 3 arrive and the youngest doesn't. I stay put...in the rain... because she knows where to meet me. Turns out her teacher had told her to wait for me somewhere else, without me asking her to do so, or her telling me that she told my kid to go elsewhere. Farken stood in the rain and got soaked for ten farken minutes lol. Also the dog just took a giant stinking sh*t outside my bedroom door so that's nice
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  11. Yep. Only reason I took it to Ford was that my own diagnosis was their previous report was the problem! In fairness, I guess it is a bit hard to tell exactly what is leaking until it comes apart. But they didn't even entertain the idea, even though there re dags hanging off around the sump!
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  12. In hindsight I should have left the TC on for the hectic anti getting bogged strategy it has. My theory at the time was have no TC and just send it balls to the wall at the slightest hint of softness
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  13. Cialis is the key. You'll have a half chub all day long that you can send down your pant leg for all to gaze upon.
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  14. with OEM cars and a tiny bit of maintenance on the electrical system, it probably will last a long time just like the last one
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  15. Missus always struggled with the pizza cutter so I bought a set of pizza scissors.
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  16. Sounds like some good testing man. I have to admit, I keep waiting for the "I decided to send it and it broke" post haha
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  17. Yeah I think he likes the new fragrance in his bed, given he treats the litter box like a vending machine.
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  18. Nah you can only gift games that you buy new, then mark as a gift, you can't gift used games. I don't care that they use it, I have family mode enabled so they only see the games I let them see. They were moaning that they got kicked off online lego when I started a game yesterday, hence the conversation.
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  19. Nah I dgaf that much, I've been stuck on the same level for nearly 3 months and at this point I don't care if I progress or not. Haha I'll play the same level for the next year lol
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  20. Jailbreak your phone and cheat the game back
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  21. Got the dog a new bed for inside. He sleeps outside at night and the cats sleep inside. Kitten has decided that the dog bed is a great place to take a sh!t every night.
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  22. Your right @Puffwagon I dont know what I looked at to see that price ........but the price on ebay is a lot cheaper like you stated. Already found a lower heat shroud for the engine mount.
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  23. I'm not 100% sure on this, but it would make sense based on the boost numbers for OEM vehicles... On the FG turbocharger it's a 7psi actuator. BA/BF it's a 4psi one (unless F6, then I think it's 7psi again). One of the chooners could chime in with the specifics, but I think that's close enough... If you have access to a compressor to connect to your OEM actuator, you could find out how much pressure it takes to open it
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  24. I'm changing my kids name to Thomas van Gogh cos of his abstract dishwasher stacking
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  25. Got here a little late, whats up?
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  26. Donate $20 to the forum and I’ll answer all your questions and get you good prices on parts ... how does that sound ?
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  27. Back to my leaking sump issue. So dealer had fitted a replacement sump, started leaking again, when I looked at it the sealing job was very rough. Took it back, they had a look and diagnosed leaking crank seal and rear main. So then had to pay $115 for diagnosis and got a quote for nearly $1900. Mechanic quoted $950. Dropped the car this morning. Trans came out and guess what - rear main is dry and sump seal pissing oil. Waiting for Ford to call me back. I'm asking for them to reimburse me the original repair and the diagnosis so I can just get the place where the car is currently stranded to finish the job. But yeah, depends what they agree to.
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