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  1. So last night saw something that just burst my lungs laughing, for about 3 months we have had an idiot racing his little white Mitsubishi Lancer down our street randomly, he would sit at the end of the street rev his motor and then speed at about 80 plus down the street and out on to a main road. We have tried in vain to get his licence plate but he has some sort of cover over it, we did manage to get some photos but he was way down the road by then. However recent road works along the main road and several side streets have finally paid off as they put a speedhump on our road as many had requ
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  2. 100 %. But you'll have to try not to get too bored. It's a depressing place
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  3. Similar to Bigmike62, I mostly use cruise control for highway cruising. Depending upon the hill incline, there may be no noticeable gear change and increased engine revs. Other times, you notice gear downshifts and engine rpm change from 2000 rpm to 3000 rpm. For reasonably different inclines, I have learnt to increase pressure on the accelerator and this can delay or even avoid the gearshift.
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  4. It's only good for those really long straights, but normally I never use it. It doesn't finesse the throttle all that good when there are up and down hill sections. It will worsen your economy actually.
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  5. So they still have dash pads in stock ?? I was under the impression they were out of stock and obsolete. Toyota shouldn't really have charged you the customer. They should bill the manufacturer. After all it was their blunder that initiated this class action. I wonder if the "new dash" is a new formula dash or NOS dash from the same problematic era ?? I'd be keeping it out of the sun as much as possible if it's a N.O.S item.
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  6. Facts bear testament to his speeding. There is dumb and dumber all rolled up in one. Hope he was crying at least on the inside. Police report and his insurance claim will be another source of merriment. I am assuming that speeding will not invalidate his insurance claim but the claims process could be extended and repair delayed. Karma can just keep on giving.
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  7. Tony it is a rant that needs to be out there more often, Yes Karma finally bit him hard and I enjoyed a great nights sleep after it. We are in a 50KPH zone and I have no problem with any of our neighbours as all have young children who love to play football kicks on the street, we all try and watch out for them and all get along great, so in a way he allowed a good bonding session for all who came out to laugh and cheer the police. As you said the lack of respect the lack of manners these days is just so frustrating at times, and really came out into the open with lockdown panic buying an
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  8. Hahaha, that is the best kind of Karma Robert. I also live in a street with a 60 kay speed limit and the amount of Morons who do 90+ through it gets my goat, especially the Absolute Morons who drive past at 2am with the loudest bass doof doof crap blaring makes me want to wait outside and throw a brick at them. Why are people so selfish and arrogant on the roads ??? Are they so caught up in their little world of self entitlement that they forget that we all live in a society they so selfishly use streets where families live ? Not many display the slightest sensitivities when they ro
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  9. Thanks mate. I'm swimming in oil over here, so I'll just watch from the sideline. 😜
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  10. Repco's latest catalogue, various oils on sale including some Castrol and Penrite. https://www.repco.com.au/en/shop-catalogue?q=on_sale_shop_catalogue%3Arelevance%3Alevel1Category%3A1862918054%3Alevel2Category%3A1862918076%3Alevel3Category%3A1862918079
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  11. Don't forget to check and adjust tyre pressures. Rolling resistance can affect economy if tyres are under inflated and causes premature tyre wear too. If you drive sensibly, to the road conditions, have some mechanical sympathy, you will get the best mileage the engine can offer. Also, don't carry unnecessary weight in the car if you can avoid it. Every bit helps I guess.
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  12. Best bit of fun was driving down the Cunningham's Gap [near Warwick QLD] without any vehicles in front and not using any brakes or accelerator. I stayed within the speed limit and recommended speed signs using the Sports Select to go down and up the gears to either slow or accelerate. Certainly gave the transmission and ATF a good workout so did a change of the ATF when I got home. Most of my driving is using D [Drive] but when going down a mountain range I am likely to use Sports mode to save using the brakes too much.
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  13. Same advise as Ashley, all depends on road conditions and how you drive, when my wife and I did a road trip a few years back too Melbourne and back here to NSW we got an average of about 8lt per 100Klm and did drive very much on the limit. so I would plan well ahead and allow the stops for rest and refuelling in major areas, also will depend if your travelling the coastal way or inland Hope you do get to leave and it is a safe and enjoyable road trip mate
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  14. Distance is going to be very much dependent upon your leadfoot and the condition of your vehicle. Before COVID-19, I was doing an annual round trip from Brisbane to Wagga Wagga. One year fuel economy was 7.84 Litres per 100 kms. Next year it was 8.39 Litres per 100 kms. Assuming an average fuel economy of 8 Litres per 100 kms, theoretical travelling distance would be 875 kms. Ideally, you should be refuelling well before the 1/4 Full mark. In planning a road trip, I have an idea where and when I will be having rest stops [2-3 hours] and refuelling stops [usually based upon an Interne
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  15. Definitely need something to lay on when getting under the car Ash, especially to insulate ourselves from the cold concrete. I have the "homeless man" version of this, a couple of flattened large cardboard boxes. The insulate well and provide a small degree of comfort. Just having a look at the link I found a very funny anomaly SCA have imposed on the purchase of this product. See if you can find it 😜
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  16. I received an email from Super Cheap Auto about some Super Buys starting Thursday 10th June 2021. What caught my eye was this Mechanics Foam Mat for $25. https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-mechanics-eva-foam-mat/606763.html?j=4807320&sfmc_sub=25368615&sub=205970513_SCA01_CRP&l=333_HTML&u=101474365&mid=6010680&jb=184&utm_source=email-subscriber&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=au-sca-2021-wk50-sb
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  17. I thought they were obsolete those 40 series dash pads. They still have some in stock you mean ?? I saw your other post on this. Is this a common problem they are finding with these ? I'm sure they'll figure it out and hopefully you never break down again. Keep us posted. Awesome car the Supra. The BMW engine makes it what it is.
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  18. I find it staggering how much of a price discrepancy exist between service stations and postcodes. A good example of this is my local 7 Elevens. I pass two on my way to work, one in Blacktown and one in Seven Hills (which borders Blacktown). Both these are identical which is a relief, but when I get to the Shell just around the corner from work it's almost 30 cents per litre difference and that's only 15 minutes from my house. If we are governed by the Singapore oil index, how do you go from 143.7 cents a litre to 171.7 cents between two outlets only a few suburbs apart ??? It's a poorly kep
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  19. I am thinking I'll do a 50/50 test on the bonnet of my Colorado as it would serve as the perfect flat panel test rig. It's used daily and sits outside all day and night, so environmentally, it will be perfect. On one side I'll use Ice seal and shine and the other, the Graphene Flex Wax. I'll do a proper decon, then compound the surface with the Precision Platelet 1 and Done Compound. This will prepare the base for the application of both spray sealants. I'll post up a seperate thread for this later. Cheers everyone
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  20. Been waiting for a long time for the Flex wax and to my disappointment, the release price is/was pretty expensive at $69.99 everywhere. Supercheap currently have a 30% off sale for Club Members on everything in the store and I thought I use this opportunity to stock up on these detailing products I've been wanting. I already purchased the Graphene infused Max Wax on Amazon but the other two that make up the Trio couldn't be found on that same platform. The usual auto stores, SCA, Repco etc all had these but at full mug retail and I wasn't going to pay the extortionate prices they were ask
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  21. You have just provided another answer to the posted question. The best petrol for your car is what you have in the tank and also in reserve. My reserves are currently all filled up so can manage not to visit a petrol station for at least 2 months. Therefore, I can decide when I want to refuel and avoid most of the ill effects of the manipulated pricing cycle. Big assist is that I use public transport for the daily commute to work.
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  22. Yes Robert. Very happy indeed. Turtle Wax have re invented themselves with all their new products and are ahead of the game now. The big boys need to be afraid lol
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  23. Depends on what you want/need. something like the android unit, gps, radio, dvd player, about $300 - $400. wire harness between $30 - $120, remove old unit 30min - 1hr, (shop bill time) $50 install about 30mins - 1hr. (shop bill time) $50 total , $700 max. But if you want Toyota brand and upgrade speakers could be anywhere from $1000 - $4000
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  24. Normally we do not provide any exceptions for any "For Sale" threads on TOCAU. However, after discussion with a member by the name "Bucca Bill", I have granted a particular exception for him to advertise his car for sale here. This thread is currently a placeholder so he can reply here with the details of his sale. If you have any questions about my exception (or want to say anything off topic), please reserve this for PM. Regards, Daryl K
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