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About Roughasguts

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  1. Hi Guy's I wan't to install a Duel camera crash cam in me Aurion, and think it would be best to insert the rear camera wire from the rear view mirror to the back window Via the Head lining and would like to remove the light fitting to thread the wiring through. I tried so far just to Pry it out with a flat plastic blade but it offers a fair bit of resistance, is there screws I am missing in the light fitting. ? Cheers.
  2. Some things I have had in the Past Cordia Turbo shakes at speed. Tyres were out of Round! common problem with Silverstone at the time. 2003 Toyota V6 shaking at speed ... L/Hand front disk warped. Good luck.
  3. If you keep the Oil topped up then you must be burning Oil! Maybe Valve stem seals. The other thing is North QLD is plenty Humid, so if your car only does short trips more moisture will continue to build up in the exhaust until you do a nice long trip.... a hundred k's or longer! Cheers But get that Oil changed First $60-70 Bucks! compared to a New motor?
  4. Or you could look at it like 3 years with only 2 oil changes. Cheers
  5. You know if it involves just a drip! why not track the leak down with a mirror or scope! clean the area off with solvent then smear RTV or some other sealant on the leak and you should be done. Save the money for the next car.
  6. Thanks Boxerboy, just got back from 7 weeks leave and I think this is also exactly my problem as described be heaps of owners. Much appreciated. Cheers
  7. Hi Guy's just noticed me 100k aurion has got a slight creak in the front end when you slowly Chug in traffic. You take off, and feel and hear a slight front right creak! and a slight tug on the steering wheel, brakes on on feel it again ! as if there is something loose. it does it the whole slog through traffic. Anyone know what it is ? Cheers.
  8. Not hard if you have swung plenty of spanners before. but will take quite a long time to do the first time. You tube how to replace spark plugs on Aurion and see if you wan't to give it a go. Air filter box comes off. throttle body and gaskett. Inlett manifold and gaskett. Front bank is easy to get to. Just need to buy spark plugs and a gaskett set to to the job! Tthink I will wait till 200k before bothering unless the engine start missfiring! which I doubt it will do. Still going to cost you around $150.00 - $200.00 for parts. Cheers.
  9. Ooops my bad! last known plug change on that V6 was around 100K. So did 265K on the set of plugs after that. Transmission died first then head gaskett after water pump gasket failed. Shouldn't let wifes drive cars sometimes. Granted car would run better on a newer set of plugs, as would any newer part that has been replaced! brake pads, Starter motor, tyres Etc. Only saying it's not a critical part to replace. Cheers
  10. Yes I beleve there is better economy after 2009 update model and even better with the 2012 model as the chip or ECU or something was improved. Might want to try and find out exactly what was improved and see if it can be bought and replaced easily. My daily drive is 220 Km round trip. say 160 Km freeway or the F3 90-110 KPH hilly and 60Km of stop start Sydney traffic stuff from Sydney to lake Maq and back! if I fill the next day after one trip I would put in approx 17-18 litres for the 220KM round trip with the fuel usage at best so far 7.36 litres to the hundred and 8.3 LP /100 so far being me worst. Driving like a Grandpa of course, I don't woof it unless required, or my 5 year old want's daddy to play with a FPV or similar, Oh I have only been using the ULP never E10 from the 711 servo's as I prefer there $2.00 coffee, not the service. Cheers.
  11. Just wondering why we feel the need to change irridium plugs in the 90 K service. Okay if you have plenty of money, but if you do the servicing yourself afer the warranty has already run out! and will have no bearing on future repairs, why bother. I for one won't be, My reasons are mainly cause I have driven my 93 Vienta 365K before I sold it and the plugs were original. Then My 2004 V6 Altise 290 K without replacing them either. Now I have just replaced My 94 NJ Pajero V6 plugs! which are the normal standard plugs, after they had done 161,000 Km on a 309K motor! I replaced them imediately after I noticed a stutter on acceleration with a load. Slack you might think but even standard plugs last for a long time these days as it was Lead deposits! then Lead Replacement petrol which killed plugs in the first place by eating them away. If you think about it a single plug failure will not leave you stranded and will easily get you home hundreds of miles, un like other electrical componants that will leave you stranded. EG: Battery. Fuel Pump. Starter Motor even Alternator after a short while will leave you and your family stranded and these more critical componants aren't on a replacement schedule, only as they fail are they replaced. Just something to think about if you wanted to save some money on the do it yourself schedule. Sure the plugs might be harder to get out eventually! I put anti seize on the replacement Pajero plugs but one was cross threaded by I imagine the Dealer and is still in there as it will not move much with out locking up but runs idles well with it still in. But I don't feel the need to bust the spark plug and spend hours on a car that in the long run will not be worth the effort dollar wise it just tows the boat to the Ramp. However Oil / Filter Transmission, timing belt etc I have always been fasidious with as that will have an impact on the life of your engine and or catastrophic engine failure. Just don't feel the need with the plugs as a failure will not be critical or effect the life of the motor. Cheers
  12. This rattle could it not be a timing chain getting worn or slack with that many K's on it ? Cheers
  13. Read outs are pretty dodgy at the best of time. How many K's to a tank do you get might be a better average. I get easily 770 Km and top up with 55 litres, I would be looking at Air flow sensor being dirty to start with. Cheers
  14. Try NRMA couple of hundred dollars should cover it! and you get two year warranty.