ricketyclik

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    2000 Tarago
  1. I've had an ACR30 for 8 years, and it's always done this, whether the battery is new or old. One thing I've noticed is that even if the door lights are switched to not turn on when the doors are open, leaving a door not fully closed will run the battery flat.
  2. Hi, I blew the radio, mirrors, cigarette lighter fuse and replaced it, all working again but while they all used to work with the ignition off, now they only work with it on. This is mainly annoying because my after-market radio now loses all its pre-sets whenever I turn the ignition off. What gives?
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    Reserve Tank

    Edit: whoops, already posted on this!
  4. Hi y'all. Bought an in-dash head unit which'll take a reversing camera input and will play dvd's. However, I need to connect it to a reversing wire and a break wire, presumably from somewhere behind the dash. I'm installing it in a 2000 Tarago - ACR30. Can anyone advise me where they are, or how to find them? 'Twould be much appreciated.
  5. Gears are funny things... you can change out of them, and back in to them. I always thought it was called angel gear because it's quiet, and the car accelerates downhill without using fuel, as if by divine intervention.
  6. While I agree with the above post, I use angel gear (these days in my automatic) when I specifically don't want engine breaking, ie, if when coasting downhill the engine would be slowing me more than I wish to be slowed.
  7. 9.60 L/100km long-term average (city + highway) for our 2000 GLX. Generally use 98 RON. Solyxius, I find the same thing with my rear seat, and it has often puzzled me.
  8. Hi sounds tappety, almost like the noise an old diesel engine would make, except itsa petrol. Steviev I had that in mine from when I bought it with about 120,000 km on the clock. 250 mL of methylated spirits in the crankcase with the engine running for 5 minutes before the oil change fixed it.
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    Reserve Tank

    When you fill up, note total litres you put in, and distance since last fill. This gives you distance/litre for your car/petrol type/driving style/driving conditons. Now, look up petrol tank size in your manual. Difference between that and the amount you're putting in is the size of your reserve in litres. Multiply by your distance/litre figure, and you have your reserve's range. I'm sure he's worked it out in the last year.... ... For other readers.
  10. ricketyclik

    Reserve Tank

    When you fill up, note total litres you put in, and distance since last fill. This gives you distance/litre for your car/petrol type/driving style/driving conditons. Now, look up petrol tank size in your manual. Difference between that and the amount you're putting in is the size of your reserve in litres. Multiply by your distance/litre figure, and you have your reserve's range.
  11. ricketyclik

    Aircon noise

    Loose drive belt?
  12. I've got a similar problem. It sounds like bearings at the left end of the engine as you're looking at it from the front of the car, where the belts around the wheels (that drive the aircon etc ?) are. Only under load, eg, when in drive with the car stationary or almost stationary. Some research suggests the Supplemental Accessory Driveshaft problem, but I've only found references to this on the previous (mid-engine mounted) generation Tarago. Any ideas anyone?