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    Odd one today

    Engine stalled, wouldn't restart, fitters on site couldn't get it going so they dragged it above ground.
    Throwing codes for the cam sensor, changed it, didn't fix it, put another ECM on it, didn't fix it so they called us out.

    Codes were for high voltage and bad data on the camshaft, harness and sensor good, pickup on the cam looked good, compression sounded good.
    Kinda odd, lets see if it runs just off the crank sensor. Fired up after a bit of cranking, running a little odd.
    Turn it off, go to start it again, cranks really weird for a few seconds then nothing but the sound of the starter turning fast.

    Pull the inspection cover off, starter just spins the flywheel, can spin the flywheel with a screwdriver lol
    Its either broken all 12 flywheel bolts or the crank has broken. ECM thought the cam sensor was the one giving bad data lol nope.

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      I'm going with snapped crank if it still ran.

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        An old boss's Audi did something like that.

        Stopped on the side of the road, dead. Got it towed back, scanned it and found a camshaft code.

        "Oh I think I have one of those sensors..." Puts it in, no change. Turns it over, hmm no compression. "Obviously the ecu has died. I'll go out the back and look for one..."

        I pulled the oil cap off while he cranked it, and the intake cam wasn't turning. Yep, clearly an electrical fault...

        This is why those IAME trade certificates can be dangerous.
        Originally posted by brewdles
        In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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          My old man used to say that 90% of a petrol engine's problems are electrical, but, he grew up with Lucas.....

          Efficient diagnosis is where it is at. I find, some days I'm on it. others not so much....and then there are customers that want things diagnosed over the phone?
          " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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            One of our work fleet. The thing is like a 2013 BT50 and has some major failure once per year - you can set your watch (calendar) by it. Office crone has booked it into Ultratune. I suggested she book it into the one near old mates house (Toowoomba) and not the one near the office (Ipswich).

            No. Driving an esky along the footpath will be the end humanity. This must be stopped.
            "Lol!! The son of satan will rideth thine esky, wearing nought but the beater of wives and the double secured half sandle, and he will wave his hands in great mirth ushering in the end of all mankind"

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              EGR cooler failure.
              Originally posted by brewdles
              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                Real common on a bt 50

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                  least it dumped onto the ground and not into the conrods like a ranger.

                  Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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                    My car today, front discs.
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                        Jesus H Christ!!!! is it an amphibian ?

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                          Fucking christ, you drive that thing around a coal mine?
                          EGR coolers on Ford Rangers have been a thing for ages, normally people end up running the things out of coolant on the freeway and pull over when it loses power because the engine is hotter than the sun.

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                            The previous owner imported it from the UK. A few too many wet salty roads.

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                              Originally posted by dnegative View Post
                              Fucking christ, you drive that thing around a coal mine?
                              EGR coolers on Ford Rangers have been a thing for ages, normally people end up running the things out of coolant on the freeway and pull over when it loses power because the engine is hotter than the sun.
                              Yep this example did this about 2 years ago exactly as you describe. We had the Mazda dealer get it going again and parked it up, tried to get the thing fucked off but couldn't get it across the line internally because "it doesn't have that many KM". Everyone avoided driving it for about 12 months until the guy that drives it now had no choice.

                              No. Driving an esky along the footpath will be the end humanity. This must be stopped.
                              "Lol!! The son of satan will rideth thine esky, wearing nought but the beater of wives and the double secured half sandle, and he will wave his hands in great mirth ushering in the end of all mankind"

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                                My personal experience with Rangers has been hit and miss.
                                The old one I had was the perfect for seeing the country side because you were always seeing it parked on the side of the road, just about everything from the diff to the radiator went wrong. It was your classic Friday afternoon build.
                                New one has been pretty good although half the door jam is full of recall stickers lol

                                Same deal with the rest at work, hit and miss to say the least.
                                Old bosses 3.2L 4x2 did like 330,000km without a single issue, he had a 3.6L VE Commodore before that and it went north of 320km with a few wheel bearings and nothing else. Some people get the good ones.
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