BF SERIES II
PRICE GUIDE: $9000-$17,500
THE biggest change with the BF Series II was that the XR6T now got the version of the engine that FPV had been using in its F6 Typhoon since 2004. That meant it got the tougher conrods from the Lpgpowered version of the four-litre six and the stronger valve springs it had been begging for from day one.
The trade was still learning fast, too, and the new six-speed auto was creating its own problems. Sand and swarf from the engine-block casting process was finding its way into the cooling system and effectively peening the thin, internal trans-cooler pipes. When that happened, coolant could get into the gearbox proper and stuff the mechatronics quick-smart. Big dollars. Diff bushes were still a wear item and the tailshaft centre-bearing could fail.