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Best place for XR6 service?

By Padoof - 30 April 2011 16

I am making a plea on behalf of my (far) better half.

His much loved 2004 (purchased 2nd hand in 2005) BA Falcon XR6 has always idled rough  and recently seems to be misfiring.

His experience of services from the dealer and another *ahem* reputable franchise has not resulted in any remedy – to quote “I want someone who won’t just plug the engine into a machine and tell me it’s fine, I want a real mechanic”.

Over to you Rioters – any recommendations of an old fashioned type mechanic, preferable southside, would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Best place for XR6 service?
Felix the Cat 8:21 pm 01 May 11

el said :

BA, eh?

It’s just what they do (sorry). If it’s any consolation, you’ll forget all about the misfiring and rough idle when the diff starts to destroy itself, the radio is no longer audible over the suspension clunking noises, the power steering line has leaked out all the power steering fluid which you were unable to notice due to the bonnet release catch being broken, and annual brake rotor replacements due to the warping…

lol you know BA Falcons too well! You forgot about the radiator splitting.

georgesgenitals 8:22 am 01 May 11

Integra Auto in Queanbeyan, or if that’s not possible then another vote fro Gentech in Mitchell.

el 12:27 am 01 May 11

BA, eh?

It’s just what they do (sorry). If it’s any consolation, you’ll forget all about the misfiring and rough idle when the diff starts to destroy itself, the radio is no longer audible over the suspension clunking noises, the power steering line has leaked out all the power steering fluid which you were unable to notice due to the bonnet release catch being broken, and annual brake rotor replacements due to the warping…

Felix the Cat 8:03 pm 30 Apr 11

Gentech at Mitchell

lobster 6:19 pm 30 Apr 11

Ultimate Tunes in Phillip did a nice job on my Nissan

Reprobate 3:17 pm 30 Apr 11

Strong recommendation for Gastune in Tuggers (even if the car isn’t on LPG).

barzma 12:35 pm 30 Apr 11

buzz819 said :

Hmm… That’s a tough one, you could take it to a dealers and buy a decent car?

There’s always one

willo 11:41 am 30 Apr 11

take it to ezyscrap………and leave it there……

Deref 10:40 am 30 Apr 11

City Car Care in Braddon are excellent.

mp2615 10:22 am 30 Apr 11

Try Ford Spares, 42 Maryborough. They really know their Fords. very happy with my repair job.

screaming banshee 10:02 am 30 Apr 11

Fortunately you dont have to take it to a mechanic this is something that can be quite easily fixed, follow these simple steps:

Get into the XR6 and drive it to a newsagent or officeworks and pick up a Green Artline50 marker pen, it has to be an artline not any other brand and it must be green. Drive back home and reverse your car into the driveway, its very important for one of the later steps. Now go into your house and search for your ‘Daintree Awakening’ CD, if you didn’t think you had one then keep looking because the act of purchasing the marker in the XR6 will make one appear. Take the CD out of the case and use the maker to underline the title of the CD. Return to the car and load the CD into slot 4 of the CD player, it has to be slot 4 and make sure there are no other discs in the player. Now start the car and reset tripmeter B (not A). Now press play on the CD and you must drive forwards (YOU MUST NOT REVERSE) for exactly 10.7km, once you reach 10.7km you have to stop and dont let the tripmeter tick over to 10.8 or the cd will be ruined and you will have to start again right back to buying the marker. OK, once you’re stopped press pause then select reverse then press play, but keep your foot on the brake and make sure not to move until the CD stops. When the CD finishes eject it from the player and place it back in the case, return home and place the CD in you letterbox.

The next day go to your letterbox and you will find 4 letters marked FORD, XR5, XR6, and XR8. Open the one marked FORD, shred the one marked XR5, burn the one marked XR8, and put the one marked XR6 in your back left pocket. The letter you opened will have will have directions to the nearest manhole to your house, and a guide through the sewers. If followed correctly you will arrive at Ford headquarters, if you make a single mistake you will be lost in the sewers and die of dysentry. Once at Ford HQ climb the ladder in front of you to reach the hall of doors. Open the seventh door to your left and hand the letter in your pocket to the guard. MAKE SURE IT WAS IN YOUR BACK LEFT POCKET!, If you reach for anything other than this pocket the guard has been instructed to kill you. He will grant you access to the grand master’s chamber where you will find a very weary Edsel Ford II, walk over to him and say the words FEEL THE DIFFERENCE, and Edsel will hand you the keys to a brand new Toyota as an apology that you were ever convinced to buy a Ford.

Hosinator 9:53 am 30 Apr 11

B&E Automotive
Jeff lives in the Tuggeranong area and can drive your car from his home to his shop. He’s a country guy and the best damn mechanic I’ve ever come across.
1, 45 Heffernan St, MITCHELL, ACT, 2911
(02) 6253 8155

buzz819 7:47 am 30 Apr 11

Hmm… That’s a tough one, you could take it to a dealers and buy a decent car?

KB1971 6:43 am 30 Apr 11

Charlie at Ampol Huges.

CoffinRX2 12:49 am 30 Apr 11

Give Mick at call from Techworks in Tuggeranong, should be able to sort you out

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