KAA

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  1. To each their own when it comes to cars, some just use whatever is available to do the job others choose to pay a bit extra to use genuine or close as possible to genuine..it always is a personal thing or driven by money..as my wife and I are retired now days..money is always tight..however "She Who Must Be Obeyed" set up a car account many years ago..we place some dollars in it fortnightly to cover expenses like services, tyres, green slips, emergencies etc..I choose to use genuine parts and good quality oils & filters, as this car is to last us till the pine box lid is nailed down..if you choose to go genuine..you know it fits perfectly and like all Toyota parts is guaranteed..sometimes it can be a learning curve when buying overseas, yes it can be cheaper but then some fit and some are rubbish..I am sure what Tony was alerting us all to is how to tell the difference which will at least help when buying overseas goods

    KAA

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  2. Ok I agree to disagree..fuel like a lot of things relating to driving comes down to the driving style of the person pushing the pedal and holding the wheel..yes better fuels do help the performance of the car to some degree, i never use ethanol based fuel and use either 91 or 95 but then it comes down to prices and what you can afford..the main thing is how you use your car..if your a lead foot and throw the thing around naturally your economy will be rubbish..if you just cruise (as many on here are of the same mind as me) you are a careful driver and barely use the horses under the bonnet your economy will be excellent..the main thing to always do is maintain the beast well..use top quality oils and filters.

    KAA 

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  3. Funny thing Tony I was watching a few Youtube Videos last night..Pan The Organizer is one of my favourites as he always provides excellent tutorials..I had watched one a while back on OPTIMUM Car Care Products..and yes looks amazing stuff..I am not sure price wise how it stacks up but as you now have that one maybe a video or some pic's of how you found it would be worthwhile..your the man when it comes to products so will take your word for it when it comes to a finish it provides, but anything that saves a full wash I would think would be awesome

    Keep Safe Mate and Thanks for the video links

    KAA


  4. HI ZZ, When they did the recall for faulty switches on our Presara I was told it was a fire issue with the switch causing spontaneous fires, and all they did was either replace the switch or inspect and regrease the switch itself..I have never heard of a window switch issue on the 50 series..so as Tony said I fear you will have to do an inspection as it sounds a weird fault for the window to do that short of an obstruction issue..

    Let us know what you discover mate

    KAA 

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  5. Well done on saving him Tony, he knows that your always there for him..we need more love in the world these days more than ever..being thoughtful being respectful and being kind to others ..as my Dad and Father in Law are both passed now I miss the days of hanging out with my dad, tinkering on cars chatting and having a laugh..I so badly want things to ease so my son can travel down to see us..so once again I can have those memories again

    Keep Well Mate

    KAA

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  6. Hmm as Tony said strange that the blind button is missing, what is in its place just a hole?..it is for the rear blind feature..and as others have said to buy from Toyota would be expensive..and as long as you still have the wiring in place try a wreckers for one from either a Sportivo or a Presara..it is a very useful feature to keep the sun off the back seats and speakers when lucky enough to be out and about ...Let us know how you get on

    KAA


  7. LOL ..well I am sure you will use them eventually Tony..that or open an Oil store yourself LOL..we are like minor birds ..anything bright and shiny must come home..I am avoiding SCA and AUTOBARN on a self imposed exile..as I have cleaned out about half the garage now and actually have space to do stuff and i know if i visit either i will fill that space again LOL

    Hugs Keep Safe

    KAA

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  8. 17 hours ago, ZZT86 said:

    I too got me a bottle, yep 1 bottle. Which takes my stash to 31L 😐 I best stop buying them & start using instead

    Yes that is called hoarding mate..LOL.."She Who Must Be Obeyed" and I have done very little travel as well..but I have found the fact we are not doing much driving has allowed me time to potter about on the car..detail work mostly..passes the time gets me out from the 4 walls and as the wife is into crafts allows her the spare room to play in..she was making masks mostly for ones who didn't sew or had little money to buy them..but that has died off now so we are saving the dollars and dreaming of a road trip..so as I have a decent oil supply now i think next will be an oil change..just in case a miracle happens and we can actually escape

    Stay Safe

    KAA

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  9. Thanks Tony, Yes I was amazed how fast it removed the spots and dull swirls from all my windows, i always kept my wiper blades clean and always have a new set in storage in case..but these dams dull spots had me beat..i also did the stainless steel exhaust tips with it and boom perfect..was very therapeutic as well taking my time and just watching them shine up like new..so "She Who Must Be Obeyed" went with her friend to Bunnings to get some plants and bought another can while there for the shower doors as you showed in the attached video..so I am sure that will keep her occupied this afternoon cleaning them.

    Keep Well and Keep Safe

    KAA


  10. Ok so I am sure many will have their own opinion and that is what this forum is about..sharing experience or thoughts, anyway there is nothing that annoys me more than having totally washed the car got the paint brilliant and then next day seeing dull water spots on the windscreen or rear window, I have tried several expensive glass cleaners I have tried clay bars..I have tried glass polish and still you get that dull water ring look on the windscreen or rear window..so today after a very long search I stumbled upon using "Bar Keepers Friend" bought from Bunnings today.

    I added about a teaspoon of the powder to a small amount of water in a bottle gave it a damn good shake, cleaned the glass with glass cleaner so it was clean of any dirt..put some of my magic mix on a microfibre cloth and began cleaning..and holy cow..crystal clean..so a tip I found that seems to work and hope some will give it a go if like me have a low threshold for a dirty windscreen

    Keep Safe

    KAA

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  11. Well done Tony..I got 2 yesterday from SCA..wanted more but as I had 2 of the 5 litres already 2 will do for a while, need to put up the Nulon sign just deciding where in the garage or may just safely store it for a man shed one day..well done on looking after your Dad so well, shows love and respect for our seniors which these days is badly needed, we all are trying to do the right thing for others when so many younger are just blowing it off as something that wont affect them

    Huggs Mate Keep safe

    KAA

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  12. Totally agree with you Tony, fuel questions have been on here lately and as i said at the time I have used E10 only once on here when I was running out and all that was available was E10 in a small remote Victorian town..I normally use 91 as we are not moving around much in last 7 months..when normal life was with us.. I every few months put 95 in when it was lower in price..I have never used 98..it is always way overpriced for our driving style which these days is cruising in comfort.

    My suspicion with shift change issues is that the flush didn't get all the build up out of the transmission and in fact may have shifted some build up which is now causing surges in changes as I have always read on here to drop the pan and change the filters when doing any trans service

    KAA

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  13. I agree with Tony, a lot of those service centres are doing all they can to recoup lost income by ripping off wherever they can, and your post Chris certainly shows that well.

    I would never ever return there..and I would also write them an email stating clearly what happened and keep a copy of it, if you have a local newsletter I would send them a copy of the email and any reply you receive..alert others about what they are doing, wont help what you have had to fork out but at least will get the word out about their practise

    Keep Safe

    KAA


  14. So did your mechanic actually do a wheel balance when he did his check over?..if is as you said uneven wear then a wheel alignment is in order as well..the Aurion has a natural slight pull to the left so many on here have noted that I am used to it now and i get a wheel alignment at least once a year when I have my inspection for rego..as we are barely driving the beast now days it has allowed time to give it a good inspection and love it deserves, so I did the tyre rotation and so far tyres are wearing evenly on our Presara..hope you find all things get sorted soon so you can truly enjoy the experience of owning an Aurion

    KAA


  15. LOL I will admit i wear a porkpie hat or a cap usually every time i drive, 1: It does add to the style of what I drive I feel...2: lack of hair on the skull and with the sunroof open lately it stop me getting a sunburnt skull..3: It confuses the Volvo or boy racer types..and 4: "She Who Must Be Obeyed says I look wonderful in a hat

    So as she is my world I follow her advise on all matters..well at least she thinks I do 

    KAA


  16. 16 hours ago, campbeam said:

    In the meantime, I will try and predict some winning Lotto numbers, find some eBay bargains and keep busy maintaining my Aurion.

    Ok so when you have those numbers Ash just secretly message me mate..😉..I spoke to our son in Queensland last night..he is able to work as he is a plasterer and has enough to keep him and his employees going..however we miss him and the grandkids and they miss us..life has taken such a u turn this year so a lotto win would be nice to just boost the spirits..lets all keep our heads up think positive and hope that by Christmas something..anything ..changes for the good of all, we are a great country and we can get through this..time and doing the right thing unfortunately is the only answer now

    KAA

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  17. 8 hours ago, campbeam said:

    Girlfriend [codename Cheeky] has only been saying that I was hard-headed for 3 years before I finally agreed with her.

    LOL .....Funny thing is I had a similar experience..Finally "She Who Must Be Obeyed" said I may be Peter Pan in my head but the body was not living up to flying about anymore, so as I am wanting to live I told her YES DEAR..i will just be the mature husband and keep the Peter Pan part of me limited to how I enjoy life

    The Boy racer in me is very tame these days just the odd moment every now and then where it is more about getting well away from an idiot driver who is in my vision, which is why I have only ever lost 2 points in a driving life of 44 years..hmm damn makes me sound old,  but years of experience does count for something

    Keep Safe

    KAA

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  18. 5 hours ago, campbeam said:

    It is just me but I prefer to have a super quiet exhaust and maintain the sleeper car effect

    Not just you Ash, my boy racer loud car days are way behind me, I love the quietness of my Presara, I am into comfort, quiet, music, and sleeper power these days.

    Nothing better than pulling up beside some young boy racer with his head thump thump music going, tinny rumble from his exhaust as he thinks he has got you sorted and then ZOOM..leave him in the dust when the lights change..mind you only up to the speed limit..but fast up to the speed limit..LOL

    Keep Safe

    KAA

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