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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    I think the same tbh, but ford and the dealers have closed ranks and say there isn't a problem. I've made a complaint to ford that their response is a load of bull, and there must be a problem. Will have to see how it goes
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    I've asked Ford about the injectors, and they say it is not on the list. It was registered 2 weeks after the end of the production window where the faulty injectors were used. It must've been built a good while before it was registered? As for the oil dilution recall, they just say there are no...
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    The fault code was P253F, which is "engine oil deteriorated". No, it was 2nd hand and hasn't gone back to where I bought it from. I've just taken it to the local main dealer. It has done it twice now, and their attitude is that it is something I should accept. Ford are just agreeing with the...
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    It was registered in Sept 2019, so I was expecting recalls to resolve the oil dilution and injector problems, but ford say it doesn't need either of them.
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    It's paid for, so I haven't got that option. Has anybody had any joy getting things like this sorted? It's only doing 20mpg as well, but again they say that is down to my journeys.
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    Yes, that's right.
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    It's still under warranty and has done 19500 miles...
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    Ford Ranger - Oil dilution

    Hi all, I was just after a few opinions regarding a problem I've got with my Ford Ranger. I feel like the dealer and Ford are taking the mick, but I aren't getting anywhere. It came up with a "Powertrain malfunction / reduced power" message in July, so took it to the dealer who said it needed...
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    Neuson 501s / Yanmar 3TNV88 not charging

    It turned out we had been looking too deep. The cable from the alternator to the battery had broken off at the crimp, but was still held in place by the heat shrink... Very frustrating but all sorted. I ended up starting from scratch and checking continuity of all of the cables. I give it a...
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    Neuson 501s / Yanmar 3TNV88 not charging

    Cheers for the reply, I'll have a look tomorrow after work
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    Neuson 501s / Yanmar 3TNV88 not charging

    Morning all, I've got another problem I could do with a bit of help with. I've got a Neuson 501 skidsteer which is not charging. It has had a new alternator and battery, but it still failed to start the other day. I'm going to double check the ground etc today. I checked the resistance of the...
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    Takeuchi TB145 (1999) won't start

    I had the same problem on a TB135. I've attached a couple of pages from the manual. From memory, the safety relay is mounted on the same plate as the fuse box, but is inaccesible from inside of the cab. I think I tipped the cab and dropped everything out from underneath. I'll try find you a...
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    Case 4230 - slow starter

    Thanks for your help everyone. @ACEngineering has supplied an Iskra 3.2kw reduction starter. It has gone straight on with no issues and is working great. There is plenty of space around the Quicke loader sub frame as well.
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    Case 4230 - slow starter

    Evening all, I'm after a bit of assistance if possible. I've got a Case 4230 that's slow to start. We've put a new battery and heater plug on, but it's still sluggish turning over. In cold weather, it doesn't get going at all. I'm looking at getting a starter, but I'm unsure whether to get a...
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    5150 Maxxum - Prop shaft UJ flanges

    Thanks for the replies. We've managed to get one from a breaker in Tamworth.
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