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alan.chalkley

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About alan.chalkley

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  • Birthday 11/15/1958

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    Male
  • Toyota Model
    04corolla 96corolla 03V6camry 13 BRZ 97hilux
  • Toyota Year
    2004
  • Location
    New South Wales
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
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    General Automotive
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  1. The manager of Olympic Locksmiths on Victoria Rd Gladesville NSW can find the correct solution. He has helped our family and friends many times with toyota keys when the local toyota dealer couldn't.
  2. Hi Conway It depends on how long you want to keep the 86. Red fades off to pink with age and some owners have complained about the pearl white absorbing water and causing rust. Full gloss paint is less likely to absorb water.
  3. Anyone for tonight 7pm MCD greenacre?
  4. Anyone interested in a meetup tonight or another saturday?
  5. Yes - 7pm start!
  6. Count me in so that makes 6! Anyone bringing remote control toy cars?
  7. Hi Mic . Check with the guys on the toymods forum , they rebuild a lot of barn find toyotas.
  8. How is the clutch/clutch fluid? and any chance of oil getting into the clutch when the oils were changed. My 97 hilux (338 000 kms) has a worn clutch and I have to keep in a low gear uphills when I have a big load on the tray.
  9. A common problem with the 2.4 hilux is the exhaust manifold cracking. Many see this as an opportunity to fit extractors and gain a small power increase. My 97 hilux has done 338 000 kms and is super reliable , so why change to less reliability with a different engine?
  10. Perfect weather - i will bring the 96 corolla along this time
  11. Yes! at McD Greenacre on Sat 25 night 7pm onwards? A lot has happened , my $50 1993 camry was totalled by an out of control 4wd and insurance paid $3013 , so i bought a 96 corolla that has nice csa wheels for $2000.
  12. Update! The camry was parked and a skilled driver lost control and hit it head on , the front guards were into the doors. Insurance wrote it off as a total loss. So i bought a 1996 corolla csi hatchback and still have money left. Well , we will never know the actual cause of the idle problem.
  13. Update! My mechanic is adamant that this is an ECU fault. So he has tried replacing the ECU with one from the wreckers. Only problem is , it seems to be VIN locked and he is trying to unlock it with the remote key. The only other thing that i didn't mention is that the brake master cylinder was replaced about 7 weeks ago after a complete brake failure and maybe this has upset the ECU. This 2200 camry has done 370 000 kms so it might go to the wreckers. But my son wants to get it fixed and keep it.
  14. Maybe organise a meet at Greenacre McD next month. My new job is nearby and i ride my bicycle (on the bicycle track) to work and back. I don't like meets organised on bookface because they attract gifted drivers doing burnouts/accidents/security/police.
  15. Lowering the 86 causes excessive wear on the tail shaft joints , so be prepared to replace them often. Also with the stock height it is already difficult to avoid scraping on driveways , so when lowered a few spare plastic front bumpers would be use full.