Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BFT RANGER » May 3rd, 2014, 1:44 pm

Welcome Bandit.
The auto has an adaptive learning processor ECM.
If you disconnect the battery for a day then reconnect the auto will start relearning your driving habit and shift points.
What size tyre are you also running?. I've got 265/75R16 MTZ's and was pretty poor performance from the auto with the 32" tyres so have had the ECU tune ( Crispmods ) done and this also fixes the shift points and has made a huge differance to the ute.
If the ute has over 100K on it I would also take it to an auto specialist and get the auto tranny filter changed and have the oil replaced.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BT Bandit » May 6th, 2014, 6:30 pm

I did my MAF and MAP sensors today, the MAF was reasonably clean (still gave it a squirt with the MAF Cleaner and it came up a little better, then did the MAP OMG it was just like everyone elses - covered in a thick oily sludge, it took the rest of the can to get it clean but it came up fine in the end.

My vehicle has around 88,000k's on the clock so I figure its never been done before. I too will be making the cleaning of the sensors part of my maintenance routine from now on.

Thanks again for the heads up about this and the other problems that need addressing with the BT's so they can run properly.

Speaking of running the vehicle now idles a lot more smoothly, is more responsive in the pedal and changes gears a lot better and smoother now (so far anyway after about 10ks of driving) overall very pleased I did it.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BT Bandit » May 6th, 2014, 6:35 pm

Thanks for that heads up Millsy, so I take it you just disconnect the neg terminal overnight and reconnect in the morning? the tyres I think are just the standard size that come with them.

I was looking at the info on Crispmods work and it sounds the go, just need to do a bit of saving before that can happen unfortunately. I was thinking of doing the Gearbox soon, that way I know everything's done in relation to that. (they certainly are a rough changing gearbox but since doing the sensors its a lot better to say the least.

I also will have a look at that EGR setup and see what can be done to get that sorted too.

Thanks again for the warm welcome and the info mate, much appreciated.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BFT RANGER » May 6th, 2014, 9:53 pm

Too easy Bandit.
We are a pretty friendly mob here and between us all their is a wealth of knowledge on these vehicles.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BT Bandit » May 6th, 2014, 10:13 pm

^^ Thank god someone has an idea about these things, I'm completely new to the Diesel engines - The 2007 BT's seem to have a few issues (as do a lot of these new gen diesel 4wds from what I've been reading) it worries me a bit to be honest, I don't have endless supplies of $$ to spend on sorting these things out! :rolleyes:

At least cleaning the sensors was easy to do and only cost me $9 for the can of MAF Sensor Cleaner.

Has anyone else had issues with the brakes on their BT's? when I put my foot right down it feels like I've run out of brakes! bloody scary at times I can tell ya.

What I did notice today was since doing the sensors and leaving the neg terminal off for 30mins or so that the brakes seem better (not perfect but seem more responsive) not sure if its just my imagination or not but they do feel better for some reason?

Also someone sent me a PM but I can't seem to see anything not sure what the go is there! LOL

Disregard that last part about the PM - I just worked out how to open them! :lol: :rolleyes: bloody worry I am, thanks mate I have just disconnected it - see what happens!

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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BFT RANGER » May 8th, 2014, 10:19 am

Bandit.
Does the ute have ABS ?
Sometimes the ABS can seem a bit vague. If not when you go to fit ne brake pads fit a set of slotted rotors and good pads
Also check the rear brake load valve if it's had a lift kit fitted it will need to be adjusted to suit, may also need to have a look at the rear brake shoes.
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Re: Ford DTC Codes

Unread post by Darkydave » June 7th, 2014, 11:39 pm

ranger2452 wrote:is it a good idea to get a scangauge??
Absolutely I now have two linked and I can keep an eye on 8 different areas. I can now keep an eye on fuel rail pressure , coolant and auto trans temps, volts, load, map, fuel used today and average fuel usage, plus you can scan for obd codes, turn off your engine check light and clear odb codes if you want. Make sure you write down the codes for future reference
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by steve jmc » June 8th, 2014, 11:30 am

Torque pro for android and a OBD2 OBD II Auto Diagnostic Scanner is a better tool than scangauge.And way cheaper to.
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Re: Small maintenance job gives big bonus

Unread post by Darkydave » June 11th, 2014, 6:06 pm

seedyj wrote:Dealers do a MAF learning at 20,000 service intervals through there scan tool.
Most mazda dealers or service departments wouldn't know what you were talking if you asked them do they clean the maf or map sensors.
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Re: Small maintenance job gives big bonus

Unread post by Darkydave » June 11th, 2014, 6:15 pm

BFT RANGER wrote:Well done Jaytee. yet another great tip from you.
My Ranger's due for a 60,000K service and will carry out this maintenance tip.
You might also get them to check out how gummed up your manifold and egr system are.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by BFT RANGER » June 12th, 2014, 4:02 pm

welcome aboard Darkydave.
not sure how old that post was but its at least a few years ago, lol.
New ute has no EGR so all good there and its only done 40K, best way to stop the intake from clogging up.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by SilvionIT » June 13th, 2014, 12:04 pm

Hey guys,

Can anyone give me pointers on how to hotwire the electric windows on the drivers panel?

Appreciate any knowledge in advance!
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by mydmax » June 13th, 2014, 12:17 pm

SilvionIT
One a Dmax you can simply loop some wire around the main pins of the window relay.
Then the windows will wind anytime. Or have two wires from there and switch it OFF for normal use
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by SilvionIT » June 13th, 2014, 2:04 pm

Ah sweet, is that located under the switch panel on the door?
I assume the pins would be the positive and negative?
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Re: Ranger/BT50 workshop "tips and techniques"

Unread post by mydmax » June 13th, 2014, 3:12 pm

silvionIT
I would think the relay is in one of the fuse panels and not in the door. They aren't usually in doors.

No the pins wont be marked + and - . They are likely to be a different colour to the coil pins. The two pin (flat spade terminals) you require, will be the ones which do not have a resistance across them. The relay's coil will be connected to two of them. Ie, 60 to 100ohms or so, and the two you require are the other two flat/spade pins/connectors.

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