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    Pajero Heater Core Removal and Replacement – Part Two

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    So hopefully the removal went ok for you and you’ve sourced a replacement heater core and are ready to get the mess back together. We bought our replacement from EBay, the price was right and the quality seems to be right up there with anywhere else available. It also came with a new factory-looking bracket […]

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    Pajero Heater Core Removal and Replacement

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Today we are looking at the somewhat mammoth task of removing and replacing the heater core in a 2002 NM Pajero. In 99% of cars replacing the heater core and/or the ac evaporator is a pain in the butt, and although not that difficult doing this job on the Pajero is certainly time consuming, conservatively […]

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    How To Test For A Blown Fuse

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    Testing for a blown fuse used to be a simple case of getting your mug close enough to the fuse box to see which ceramic fuse had a separated fuse wire or which glass tube was black and burnt. With the advent of blade fuses (and mini blade fuses) you could no longer do this. Sure […]

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    Commodore Fuel Pump Replacement

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Today we are taking a look at what is involved in replacing the fuel pump on the VL (internal) to VS Commodores. Before we start I need to stress that safety comes first when doing this job, it might sound obvious but accidents do happen and it’s vital that you take precautions to avoid turning […]

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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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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 […]


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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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 […]

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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 […]