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I am writing this to let members know about a very common problem that affects the Turbo Falcons. The electronic boost solenoid gets sticky after about 10,000km. I did this maintenance on my car last

I got this blue one, You need a passenger for it to work though, Just get them to hold it out the window for instant boost at any speed.

New one from ford for a FG xr6 turbo was $52. Got it the other day and drives a lot smoother. Don't see the point in doing maintenance when you can just replace it.

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yea, battery is pretty heavy and arkward to get out of the box jigger..

my pipe was also pretty stuck but managed to slide a small flathead screwdriver and give her a little twist and it came off fine!!

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yea, battery is pretty heavy and arkward to get out of the box jigger..

my pipe was also pretty stuck but managed to slide a small flathead screwdriver and give her a little twist and it came off fine!!

Yeah, exactly the same problem that we ran into. All good now and worked a treat. :stirthepot:

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Hell yes, did it with my mate and u can definitely feel the difference. 3rd and 4rth gear at the most u feel the boost kick in faster. Thanks for the heads up :blush: .

Russ

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it didnt work for me.  I used like half a can, I didnt feel any difference.  my car has done 60000km. :(

I didnt notice any differnce aswell hahaha

I give it another go soon and see how I go

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it didnt work for me.  I used like half a can, I didnt feel any difference.  my car has done 60000km. :(

I didnt notice any differnce aswell hahaha

I give it another go soon and see how I go

maybe I was confused and ended up spraying half a can of WD40 into some random pipe. :blush:

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Mine worked awsome..... for one day then it was back to normal.

If the car only got better for a few days the solenoid could be sticking to the point where the spray doens't have a lasting effect, you could try a borrowing a mates solenoid who has had success, then buy a new one and lube it regulary from day one. I'm yet to actually monitor the solenoid duty cycle with the pds and make recordings before and after to get some hard evidence that it works, It feels like it made a difference to my car and other people agree, just wanted some figures just out of curiosity

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mbc ... Manual Boost Controller? aka bleed valve?

Care to elaborate why you use this rather than the solenoid? You got me interested

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I have done this to my car and it made a huge difference, but then again when my battery went flat and I replaced it did the same thing, so it got my wondering does disconecting the battery and reseting the computer make the difference not the solenoid?

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I did this on my car over the weekend, and it's definitely helped.... my cars been feeling lethargic of late.... but after this little 10 minute fix, it's certainly feeling like it used to......

I think my car still has issues though, as it does not seem to pull as hard or for that matter as quietly as it used to...... and it's only got 38,000km on the clock.......

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