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    Default Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 recalled due to brake faults

    May affect a few here

    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!



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    ie, they made the break hoses too short
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Madness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by allover View Post
    ie, they made the break hoses too short
    Actually they cause the brake hoses to break [/pedant]
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Actually they cause the brake hoses to break [/pedant]

    Thats what i said didn't I May affect me as i have had a 2"lift as well and off to Robe and the sand dunes this week end, looks like i will have to use the gears
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Madness"

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    Yep, on the list, hope this car is not like the Nissan Patrol saga that i and a few others went thru re the motors like Leroy McRanger
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Madness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by allover View Post
    off to Robe and the sand dunes this week end, looks like i will have to use the gears
    Great stuff mate
    Did Beachport to Robe over summer, she is plenty soft the sand there, pick your tides
    Stop at the Portland dunes for a giggle also

    They took the Ford Ranger to Portland to test/set up the Sand setting. They got bogged heaps.
    Last edited by ol' boy; 14-05-19 at 07:39 PM.
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    Thanks O/B, this is my test run prior to Arhemland etc so is going to be full load, ie 60 litres of diesel and another 60 litres of water plus every thing, so think i will be getting towed out a few times
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    like every other issue ( like gearbox and engine failures ), Ford cant blame the owners for this one !!

    Bunch of idiots - i walked into the Ford stealership trying to test drive an Everest . while there i overheard an argument between a customer and the service manager over money. Ford were trying to charge him a $90 fee for diagnosing an issue with his brand new Ranger gearbox , which failed and is what the car was towed in for. absolute assholes.

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    my sons bt50 is on the list too
    50g odd, had the powertrain light on last week
    app the dpf hadn't burnt off properly
    now its got another light on, pos
    shoulda kept his colarado
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philquad View Post
    my sons bt50 is on the list too
    50g odd, had the powertrain light on last week
    app the dpf hadn't burnt off properly
    now its got another light on, pos
    shoulda kept his colarado
    That is very disappointing for a newish vehicle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philquad View Post
    my sons bt50 is on the list too
    50g odd, had the powertrain light on last week
    app the dpf hadn't burnt off properly
    now its got another light on, pos
    shoulda kept his colarado
    Answer, remove exhaust, small grinder, cut flap opening in top of pdf, obtain screw driver and hammer, chisel out the ceramic infill, reweld flap, re install exhaust, go to Rangermods site, redo ecu and
    Instant power boost and economy, but don't get caught
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    Quote Originally Posted by allover View Post
    Answer, remove exhaust, small grinder, cut flap opening in top of pdf, obtain screw driver and hammer, chisel out the ceramic infill, reweld flap, re install exhaust, go to Rangermods site, redo ecu and
    Instant power boost and economy, but don't get caught
    are you saying to modify the emission system
    when you read about the dpf (diesel particle filter)
    its a common drama
    & very costly if it needs replacing
    i like your idea.
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    I haven't done it (yet) due to warranty, but in Britain, so much so that they had a crack down, think Ford Transit van, believe they are very similar engines. So you dealer says your DPF is going to cost $4000 to replace it makes removing the DFF for several hundred look cheap plus you get advantage of economy and power, also reduced heat. If you want it done you will have to back yard it as there is a $10,000 fine
    Some one posted that they had it done when still in warranty but dealership could not pick it up, not too sure about that but if you want more info i will know after this week end all the vivid details
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    Phil, worth a try?

    Hi guys. I’ve just bought a 19 ‘loaded’ 3.2. My experience with trucks and DPF is to use CEM product FTC Decarbonizer. It burns the fuel cleaner at lower temps and keeps the DPF cleaner. I have started using it in my wife’s Discovery Sport as it had been a demo and the DPF Had to be replaced after 3500kms.
    My DD15 Western Star has never run better since using this in the fuel. No more mad burn offs and fault codes. I run 6 trucks and the CEM products are worth every cent. I put their oil additive in every vehicle I own. Do your own research you will be impressed and you will save money!
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    Just speaking to a friend whom owns a Ford Ranger and is also part of the development team that designed them
    Coming home from work his Ranger stopped with some horrible noises

    Flexplate broke, once back home, he took an inspection cover off and the Crank Angle sensor fell out.... FFS.
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    As an aside, I know nothing of DPFs so this may not be possible, and may also be detectable, can you just remove the guts of the DPF leaving the shell in place? I remember removing the baffles in the exhaust of old DT175 way back in the day for a performance boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    As an aside, I know nothing of DPFs so this may not be possible, and may also be detectable, can you just remove the guts of the DPF leaving the shell in place? I remember removing the baffles in the exhaust of old DT175 way back in the day for a performance boost.
    Only tell tale signs are there is a little black smoke out of the exhaust, not detectable
    The ECU (computer) has to be programmed to make adjustments, due to the ECU running "burn off programs", that is where you run into difficulties
    Some claim a chip will resolve the problem but it seems a ECU reset is the go, but if you take it to a dealer, he may automatically reset the ECU and you will then have to go get the ECU unit reset again for the DPF.
    Did ask the question for you last week end but the Ranger involved preceded the DPF
    He is running at 8 litres per 100km, me 13.3 Litres
    Don't know which state you are in but you may have to privately enquire to find some one to do the reset
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    Did ask the question for you last week end but the Ranger involved preceded the DPF
    Not guilty your honour. I just commented (not seriously BTW
    ie, they made the break hoses too short

    Actually they cause the brake hoses to break [/pedant]
    . FWIW I am in SA.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Not guilty your honour. I just commented (not seriously BTW . FWIW I am in SA.
    Sorry asked on behalf of Philquad
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Madness"

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    good price on 6l of penrite oil for the ranger at supercheap atm. $38.50 pkt and of course DPF compatible. So glad I don't have a DPF in mine.

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