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    How To Replace A Commodore Harmonic Balancer

    Saturday, October 12, 2013

    Tonight we are going to take a look at what is involved in replacing the harmonic balancer on a V6 Commodore. Before we start we need to look at a couple of things, namely correctly diagnosing a faulty balancer and the tools needed to remove it. So how do you know that you’re balancer is […]

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    Replacing VN-VR Commodore Inlet Manifold Gaskets

    Sunday, August 11, 2013

    Today we are looking at what is involved in replacing the inlet manifold gaskets on a VN to VR V6 Commodore. Although this job is not particularly difficult, it is quite time consuming so allow yourself a few hours to get it done. As usual please read through this article in it’s entirety before starting […]

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    How To Replace XA-XD Falcon Rear Disc Brake Pads

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Tonight we are looking at what is involved in replacing the rear disc brake pads on Falcon’s from the XA model to the XD. This rear brake setup is also found on the ZH, ZG, ZF and ZJ Fairlane’s and the FC LTD. As usual please read through this article in it’s entirety before starting […]

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    How To Change EA to ED Falcon Rear Brake Pads

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Today’s tutorial or article, whatever you would like to call it, focuses on changing the rear brake pads on EA to ED model Falcon’s and their equivalent LTD and Fairlane models (DA/DC and NA/NC). I believe the XG and XH utes and vans have the same setup also. As usual please read through this article […]

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    How To Test An Alternator

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Is your car’s battery flat more often than not? Engine slow to wind over and hard to start? These could be signs of a faulty alternator and a simple 2 minute test will go a long way to diagnosing the issue. You will need one piece of equipment for this test though, a multimeter. These […]

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    How To Replace Falcon Alternator

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Hey guys and gals, today we’re going to document how to replace an alternator on a six cylinder Falcon. We are using an ED model for this tutorial and although there are differences in the alternators and drivebelt setups of the different model Falcons, the procedure for replacing the alternator itself is much the same. […]

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    How To Replace EA to ED Falcon Waterpump

    Saturday, July 6, 2013

    Got a six cylinder EA to ED Falcon with a leaky waterpump? You’ve come to the right place, today we are looking at what is involved in replacing the waterpump on these Ford’s. As usual please read through this article in it’s entirety before starting out so that you get an understanding of the steps involved […]

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    Head Gasket Replacement Falcon 4.0 – Part Two

    Friday, July 5, 2013

    This article is the follow-on of Falcon Head Gasket Replacement Part One. We’ll start the reassembly by getting the cylinder head ready to go back on. First up if you have removed the cam and rocker gear now is the time to bolt it back on. Lube the camshaft journals with a bit of engine […]

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    How To Replace Falcon 6Cyl Timing Chain and Guides – Part Two

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Ok, now that we have it all apart it’s time to fit the new parts and time for the scary bit – putting it all back together without any left over bits! Just kidding, it’s a piece of cake really. The first thing to do is give everything a good clean, in particular the gasket […]

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    How To Replace Falcon 6Cyl Timing Chain and Guides – Part One

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Today we are looking at what is involved in replacing the timing chain and chain guides on the overhead cam engines found in E series Falcon’s. Typically you would only need to do this job if either the timing chain is noisy (and the noise has been confirmed as the chain) or you’ve spotted a worn […]

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Jul
24

Terror Tractor!

Call me immature, but I think this is hilarious!

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Jul
2

You bought a Jeep?

Yes Michael, I bought a Jeep!

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Falcon Head Gasket
Jul
5

Head Gasket Replacement Falcon 4.0 – Part Two

This article is the follow-on of Falcon Head Gasket Replacement Part One. We’ll start the reassembly by getting the cylinder head ready to go back on. First up if you have removed the cam and rocker gear now is the time to bolt it back on. Lube the camshaft journals with a bit of engine […]

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Feb
7

EF-EL Head Gasket Problem Area

Is your EF or EL Falcon loosing a lot coolant but there is no evidence of a leak? Now I’m not trying to scare you, but it could be that the head gasket is leaking, albeit in a place that hides the evidence very well! We have seen this issue many times over the years so I […]

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Jan
15

Falcon Timing Chain Tensioner

We have received a number of emails from readers using the HOW TO REPLACE A HEAD GASKET ON AN E SERIES FALCON tutorial regarding the correct procedure for releasing and reseting the timing chain tensioner on the Falcon engine. I recently got my hands on a dead Falcon and sacrificed the timing cover to get you […]

Falcon Timing Chain
Nov
6

EL Falcon Hybrid Camshaft Timing

Last week we came across an interesting fact – a number of early 1998 model EL Falcons were fitted with a ‘revised’ I6 engine which would eventually be the engine of choice for the AU Falcon. The reason that this came to our attention was that we had a reader (Hi Ron!) who was following […]