Ford Falcon 1988 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Falcon 1988 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Ute you can use
ALL are suitable for work, but it could come down to the type of work you do. None will work as hard as a Japanese one-tonner. If you don't need to carry heavy loads, the Falcon may well do the job. The XH will carry more than the XD and XF in its one-tonne guise, so that may be worth a look. XD and XF Falcons are getting long in the tooth and will be well past their use-by date. In utes you need to look for damage to the body. The condition of the inner tray is a giveaway to its previous life. Also, check early Falcon utes for rust.
Extract the digits
IT'S not common. You should take it to an instrument repairer. Generally, it won't be a problem with annual checks, provided the speedo is working so you know how fast you're going.
THE XF Falcon ute has an alloy-headed engine, so it should run a coolant rather than water. But I'd be reluctant to recommend you change now. After 380,000km, it seems to be going OK. I wouldn't change anything.