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2011 FD SLX CRDi
« July 04, 2018, 21:19:51 »
Hey everyone,

A few weeks ago I picked up this 2011 FD SLX CRDi, 5 speed manual.

It was a one owner country car, always dealer serviced and garaged, and has 142,000km.



So far I've done:
Oil change; Penrite HPR Diesel 10w-40
Gearbox oil; Penrite Pro Gear 75w-85
Removed towbar
Will do fuel filter and coolant on the weekend.

Current issues:
Burning oil smell. Seems to be coming from the engine bay. I had a fairly good look and can't see any leaks, not sure what could cause it?
Engine vibration at 1800-2000rpm. Did some research and this seems common. I think I'll put up with it until I can be bothered fitting an Exedy clutch.

Plans:
Replace foglight bulbs
Neatly trim the rear bumper where it was hacked up for the towbar
Clean out EGR/intake
Rear swaybar: Would like the 21mm USDM bar if possible?
Swaybar bushes and endlinks
Springs: 20mm Eibach?
Rear camber correction: Hardrace adjustable arms?
Intake: Thinking a pod filter with custom ECU mounting. Would be more for noise than power, maybe not worth the effort.
17x7 wheels w/ 225/45R17 tyres
Exhaust: 2.5" from downpipe back, 100CPI cat w/ no mufflers
Tune + EGR delete


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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #1 : July 05, 2018, 03:10:21 »
 :wlcome01: and Congrats on the new car. She looks pretty tidy. I like that colour.

Sounds like you've had a fairly good browse of the forum topics..  :D
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #2 : July 05, 2018, 03:14:10 »
northern NSW?
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #3 : July 05, 2018, 03:17:22 »
Say yes to TW and you've got yourself a brother-in-arms. :lol:
Great car if I do say so myself. :whistler:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #4 : July 05, 2018, 03:34:05 »
Say yes to TW and you've got yourself a brother-in-arms. :lol:
Great car if I do say so myself. :whistler:
No, it's more sinister than that!
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #5 : July 05, 2018, 03:50:08 »
Say yes to TW and you've got yourself a brother-in-arms. :lol:
Great car if I do say so myself. :whistler:
No, it's more sinister than that!

I'm feeling a family connection here...  :idea: :twisted:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #6 : July 05, 2018, 06:11:43 »
Say yes to TW and you've got yourself a brother-in-arms. :lol:
No, it's more sinister than that!
No sin having a sister! :lol:
You're after something, Gerard! :crazy1:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #7 : July 05, 2018, 07:18:56 »
Say yes to TW and you've got yourself a brother-in-arms. :lol:
No, it's more sinister than that!
Bo sin having a sister! :lol:
You're after something, Gerard! :crazy1:
Maybe
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #8 : July 05, 2018, 09:04:43 »
:wlcome01: and Congrats on the new car. She looks pretty tidy. I like that colour.

Sounds like you've had a fairly good browse of the forum topics..  :D
Thanks. Yeah it's in pretty good shape.

northern NSW?
Bathurst area.

Say yes to TW and you've got yourself a brother-in-arms. :lol:
Great car if I do say so myself. :whistler:
Haha, thanks.
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #9 : July 05, 2018, 12:25:51 »
Bugger, a bit far. Looking for a sacrificial wheel to complete my cart. LOL . Figure with the 17's you won't ne needing those peasant 16s :mrgreen:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #10 : July 05, 2018, 17:32:17 »
Bugger, a bit far. Looking for a sacrificial wheel to complete my cart. LOL . Figure with the 17's you won't ne needing those peasant 16s :mrgreen:

Phew! I thought for a minute you were going to say it was your dad's old car..  :sweating:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #12 : July 29, 2018, 04:38:38 »

Ok, can't wait I give in. New globes?
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #13 : July 29, 2018, 05:18:45 »
Yep, just put in some yellow fog light bulbs.
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #14 : July 29, 2018, 05:36:14 »
Yep, just put in some yellow fog light bulbs.
Glad I picked it. could have been embarrassing :goodjob2:

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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #15 : July 29, 2018, 06:28:03 »
I'd assumed yellow foggies are the standard in Europe but that Aus standards dictate white. Am I wrong? :confused:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #16 : July 29, 2018, 06:38:23 »
I'd assumed yellow foggies are the standard in Europe but that Aus standards dictate white. Am I wrong? :confused:
yes. Well according to RACQ
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #17 : July 29, 2018, 06:55:40 »
Cool. That leaves a little more scope to be individuals. :victory:
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Re: 2011 FD SLX CRDi
« Reply #18 : July 30, 2018, 00:39:38 »
We get a lot of fog where I live, and I find yellow fog lights do make it easier to see.

ADR 50/00 states:
" The colour of the light emitted by the front fog lamp shall be either white or selective yellow by choice of the applicant.  The selective yellow colour, if any, of the beam may be obtained either by the colour of the light source or by the lens of the front fog lamp or by any other suitable means." Also I've seen yellow fog lights at Supercheap.

In any case, I've had them on other cars and never been pulled over.
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