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  1. Good info Ash, I have always run my Aurions tyres at either 36 - 38 PSi..when on a long haul trip it is possibly 38-39 PSI..if i had a thermal thermometer i would certainly be checking them better.. as tyres are the lifesaver it was great advice to buy the best you possibly can afford as they are the only defence against idiot driver and wild wet weather like we have right now across the central coast NSW..today i really felt the benefit of the Michelin Primacy Brand of tyres..as when we left for the shops it was only spitting rain when we came out it was dumping from a great height on us and
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  2. Just read this on a post in Quora.com which I think has merit. "The tires control the vehicle. Get the best tires you can afford. Your life may depend on it one day. After driving 10 miles or so. Use a infrared thermometer to measure temperatures across the face of the tread. If the center is hotter than the edges, the tire is over inflated. If the edges are hotter, it’s under inflated. Adjust accordingly until the temperature is consistent across the tire. This is a properly inflated tire. It will also be higher than that sticker, and in most cases be about 10% under max psi from the sid
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  3. All done, oil pressure and the oil temp is on the transmission. The pressure gauge was a bit sensitive to having a good earth on both the sender and gauge but otherwise it was pretty straight forward, possibly the hardest bit was getting wires through the firewall.
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  4. Money... What's money ?? 🤣 (Famous line from Seinfeld, when Jerry was contemplating buying that Suede Jacket with the candy stripe lining) Live a little, spoil yourself.. 😜
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  5. All good Buddy. Feel free to join my tyres thread if you like. It's all relative anyway. I'd have a hard time deviating from the Michelin brand. If It were my choice, I'd spend the extra $$ for the Pilot Sport 4. From everything I've read, It seems to be the more superior tyre in that range before you start going to the Cups. I think I'll probably do the same too, not discounting the Primacy 4, it would be nice to try something a bit different. If I find the wear unacceptable then I'll go back one to the the Primacy 4. Just wish the retailers offer deals on MIchelin tyres ins
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  6. Just saw this - detailing porn. Rupes & Flex are two of the greatest brand names in the detailing world, imo. Beautiful, and bloody expensive.
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  7. Ash, technically that's an excellent response & makes perfect sense. Problem is not many people have one of them giggas to measure temps. Max pressure on my tyres is 50psi-10%=45=plenty ! The above info is so great I wana try it - what sort of thermo gun do you have Ash & would you recommend it ? Repco have the Mechpro on special which seems decent enough.
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  8. I have attached my wheel alignment printouts Feb.2020 and Aug.2020. I was informed that they had replaced the wheel alignment machine after February. August printout shows the "Target Data" in the centre column. Interesting the difference in camber range between the front and rear axles. Wheel Alignment Reports_2020.pdf
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  9. So, some kind of progress happened... There's now a big empty hole in my life....I mean my engine bay One 7AFE + C52 extracted as ordered And now the install begins... Step 1: Check Euro-spec ZZE112 timing-end mount fits. It does (no mods required) Step 2: Check C52 gearbox mounts fit Celica C60 They do (slight mod required to stiffener on top gearbox mount but could be left off) Step 3: Check fitment of C60 in to Corolla engine bay It fits (just), clears subframe (although will need sump/block attached to 100% confirm), however battery tray wil
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  10. I ended up buying another set of ignition coils in May 2020 from the same USA seller that I used back in 2018. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-Ignition-Coils-Replacement-for-Camry-Rav4-Avalon-Lexus-RX350-ES350-3-5L-UF487/131133586608?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Delivery would have taken a few weeks and they are still in my spares box. Only reason I replaced my ignition coils was because of the time and effort to replace the spark plugs on the rear bank of the V6. I have a spare set [proven quality from a well established eBay seller] on stand
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  11. I suspect you're driving with lights on during the day ? You've got me curious about this too. The ambient light sensor in the middle of the dash should govern how bright to make the cluster lights. If it's too dark during the day, then I would be inclined to think that your sensor could be faulty. How does the cluster look at night ?
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  12. Those brushes are excellent to use "if" you can get one lol.. My wife doesn't wear make up, so there's zero possibility of having scored one for the detailing collection.
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  13. Haha, yeah I am. I much prefer car related tool toys rather than electronic gadgets that will break. Quality tools can last a very long time if not a lifetime with proper care, so I see it as an investment. Buy once and you'll never have to dip in your pocket again for the foreseeable future anyway. It's been busy work wise and we've had plenty inclement weather to be able to do much outside. Once I get my carport up I'll have a bit more freedom to tackle those nice little jobs. I am planning to do the "B-pillar" plastic mouldings on the doors as they look shocking at the moment. So h
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  14. 70% down ?? That's hilarious. How did he arrive at that assumption ? I love some of these diagnosis theories. 🤣 Coils either work or they don't. There is no in between. Have you ever been zapped with 40,000V ? It's not pleasant I can attest to that lol.. While checking for spark on my other car, I found out it was working.. the hard way 😁 I've been browsing Ebay myself for some time looking to get myself a spare set as I know the time will come at some point and I'd like to have them in my possession ready to swap out in case the car protests on a Sunday for example. I need the c
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  15. 18s on an aurion still leaves it a smooth ride due to the 45 series sidewall. I personally wouldn't go bigger. Don't forget, chr wheels fit as well....
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  16. Yes Ash seems a lot to dump on us for days yet, fortunately where I am it is very sandy soil so it drains away fast when the rain stops..I was going to do some work on the wheels but after yesterday's dumping it washed them for me when we went shopping, so decided to fix the rubber boot button beside the number plate lights..it had that melting issue and had bugged me for years..so after removing the switch assembly and not being able to find one at any wreckers I raided the storage cupboard belonging to "She Who Must Be Obeyed" I located a flat small section of silicone and cut and fitted it.
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