Barra Turbo 1000cc Bosch Fuel Injector Upgrade! Will the BA XR6 Turbo still run?
My quest for more power from my BA Falcon XR6 Turbo continues – this time we’re throwing a new set of Bosch 1000cc injectors into the barra turbo’s fuel rail. As usual though on this channel, it doesn’t always go to plan. Some pesky rounded-off throttle body bolts threw... Read more
Barra Turbo Haltech ECU Upgrade! BA XR6 Turbo Elite PRO Plug-in for Ford BA BF FG FGX Falcon & FPV
Today we’re doing something I’ve been waiting a long time for – we’re upgrading the stock-standard BA XR6 Turbo PCM with a brand spanking new @Haltech Elite Pro Plug-in ECU specifically designed for all BA, BF, FG & FGX Falcons running Barra engines – N/A or Turbo! That means... Read more
Top Tip: Read Error Codes with FORscan! The Ultimate Ford Falcon OBDII Reader & Reset Tool
Today we’re taking a quick look at a neat little tool called FORscan! This app allows you to connect to your Falcon’s ECU (from AU onwards) and read error codes to help diagnose problems, plus reset or reconfigure all of the different models within the vehicle. Read more
Ford XR6 Turbo Piggyback ECU Removal – Pulling the Pig off the Barra!
Today we’re taking one step backwards… so we can take a huge leap forward in the near future. Undoing the damage, and removing the super old-school Redcliffe Dyno RDP piggyback ECU which has been in this car for at least the past 10 years. Nobody tunes these things anymore,... Read more
Barra Turbo Oil Feed Line Bracket & Sway Bar Bushes
Today we’re installing an Aeroflow oil feed line bracket to suit Barra turbo engines – except I’m installing it in reverse so it’ll hold the coolant hard line and the aftermarket oil feed line. I’m also swapping out the sway bar bushes and end links to try and get... Read more
Barra Turbo Oil Feed Line – Every Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Needs This RIGHT NOW!
If your XR6 Turbo doesn’t have an aftermarket oil feed line for the turbocharger, you need to get one of these NOW! The stock standard oil sender has a tiny filter which is prone to clogging, killing turbos prematurely. Installing an aftermarket turbo oil feed line like this one... Read more
Venom Turbo Back Exhaust for Ford BA/BF Falcon XR6 Turbo
Today we’re out in the Ford BA Falcon XR6 Turbo to have a listen to the new Venom turbo-back exhaust which I recently installed. The car wasn’t too happy (tune-wise) but the exhaust sounded great! Read more
Balancing the Barra – Ford BA Falcon Harmonic Balancer Replacement!
Today we’re finishing off the drive belt install on my Ford BA Falcon XR6 Turbo. A worn out harmonic balancer was responsible for pulling the drive belt forward – by such an amount that it was rubbing on the belt tensioner. Luckily swapping out the harmonic balancer is easy…... Read more
Barra Oil + Filter Change – Preparing for an Aftermarket Turbo Oil Feed
Today we’re performing an engine oil and filter change on the BA Falcon XR6 Turbo! I was also planning on installing an aftermarket turbo oil feed line, but a lack of the correct size deep socket put an end to that. So stay tuned for next week! (hopefully) Read more
Ford BA Falcon Tensioner, Pully and Drive Belt Replacement.
Today we’re replacing the drive belt, tensioner and idler pully on my BA Falcon XR6 Turbo. But as it turns out, there’s a bigger problem that stopped us in our tracks. Sometimes relatively simple jobs turn out to be something much bigger – tune in next week and we’ll... Read more