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Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Clocky

No he isn't. You have already proven that you have NFI and there is really no further evidence of it needed.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Clocky

They almost certainly will since their values are very much in line with those of Labor in direct opposition of those of the LNP.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 21 Minutes ago by: Clocky

They're not communists either. Instead of reading Murdoch papers try reading policies so you're not so fucking ignorant. Christ...

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Clocky

There is nothing remarkable about Subaru that I have seen either in resale value or in retention compared to other makes. I doubt very much if Subaru would better Toyota in either department, for instance. Where are you getting your d

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Clocky

<snigger> He's the donkey voting :-)

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: Clocky

Something else the moron on the mesa fails to comprehend :-)

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Clocky

You vote but don't even understand how the system works... in which case you'll always be casting a donkey vote no matter who you vote for. Dumbass!

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: Clocky

Correct. Morrison tried to spin this as Labor not wanting an ICAC when the reality is that Morrison tabled an ineffective ICAC that Labor could not support. Now there will be an effective one much to the chagrin of the Lieberals.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 45 Minutes ago by: Clocky

If you had been paying attention instead of parroting Murdoch rhetoric you should know that they won't need a majority to form an effective government.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 6 Hours 47 Minutes ago by: Clocky

If they don't learn (and it's unlikely they will under Dutton) they will get absolutely obliterated at the next election.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Has to be better than the shit we have now.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Noddy

That may be so, but it doesn't answer the question as to why you think they're "far better than a whole bunch that get in legally" which was what I was actually asking you.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Yes you can, and I always do, but most candidates hand out "how to vote" pamphlets with people blindly following their preference "advice" without knowing too much about it other than who they put at "number 1". The numbers they put o

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Xeno

Indeed, that is the case and the AEC ads on tv make that clear. Even a moron could work out how to do preference to their own liking. No one forces any voter to follow any party’s how to vote card.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Xeno

The above from a clown who never achieved what those “bits of paper” signify. You didn’t even get the opportunity to work towards the attainment of those “bits of paper” because you squibbed the first step, that year nine leaving

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Could be but 22yrs from start to finish is a hell of a long time to sort it out.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: Daryl

True but who wants to spend the time working it all out. Even if a reasonable number of people allocate their own preferences its not going to make much difference if the majority vote following a how to vote card.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Certainly an interesting concept, the 2 majors working together to keep out the Greens and independents.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Yosemite Sam

voters control their preferences

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: Noddy

True, but many probably speculate it :) Often the length of time taken to finalise cases is a direct result of the residency applicant's actions. There are *many* avenues open for appeals and reviews and legal challenges, and each ti

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: keithr0

You put the preferences not them, you can put them any way you want.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Absolutely.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Sums the Greens up in a nutshell, I think.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: keithr0

Before Spud spent $24M to put them in prison, they had integrated into a country community and were doing useful work.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Hopefully.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Yep. Only someone in an advanced state of paranoia and suffering from an extreme inferiority complex would invent nonsensical theories like "transferred experience" in an attempt to claim experience on something they've never touched

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Daryl

I just read this quote from a Liberal Senator on the ABC News website. "Liberal frontbencher Anne Ruston was the manager of government business in the Senate and played a crucial role in crossbench negotiations during the last term of

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 55 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Only in your mind :) He *is* an arrogant cunt of a thing though, and he has some pretty extreme views. As to Morrison's, or anyone else's, religious beliefs I really couldn't care less. As long as they're not ramming it down anyone e

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 1 Minute ago by: Daryl

From what I've read that's exactly what they are doing. Lots of small towns are desperate for workers so I doubt that they will have any trouble getting jobs. I think that I read that the couple meet in Australia, its possible that t

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Best news of the lot in my opinion is that ugly fat ranting cunt Craig Kelly will not only *not* be our next Prime Minister, but he's lost his seat as well. Couldn't happen to a more deserving pig-eyed sack of shit. Hopefully you're on

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Daryl

What surprised me about the F111 was its size, its indoors so Grumpy might not be able to get far enough away to get a full picture. I'm sure that he will take lots of great photos, its an interesting place well worth visiting.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 29 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Very much agree, you can usually find the information if you go looking but its far from obvious and since preferences are what decides an election it should be compulsory to declare that information.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No projection there, he, I, and others have got your number krypsis..... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HEH, *Bits of paper* and theory.......*Prove* SFA... Give up the sham!. You, on the other hand, have nothin

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Why's that?

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Noddy

So let the Biloela community support them :) And I think that's exactly what the parents were thinking which is why they elected to have children here in the first place.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 45 Minutes ago by: Noddy

You don't speak for anyone but yourself here Trevor. He may have failed you, but there are no doubt others who had no problem with him. No, it doesn't, and that's a problem. The person/party that gets the most votes doesn't necessari

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 11 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Agreed.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 11 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: Trevor Wilson

**They need to be taught. Just like any child. They fuck up - they lose their job. Simples. **A Federal ICAC was one of the big reasons, voters cited. Along with dealing with global warming. **ALL of us. **My main gripes are: * L

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 12 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: lindsay

We will need more than one, and I'll bet we will lease 6 Los Angeles class boats from the yanks. All service, maintenance, and armament done by the yanks. As it should be. Announcement before the end of the year. IMHO Depending on the

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Daryl

I've not really followed their story closely but if the Biloela community are happy to support them then I don't have a problem with them staying. Its certainly an unusual case with the 2 children being born in Qld. To me a child born i

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Not seen a specific mention of the subs or AUKUS but their defence policy is pretty the same as the Coalition. Can't see that happening simply because its not in their best interest. Very unlikely that they will do anything like that.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: lindsay

So would I. :-) Please! :-) I'll be up the coast heading to

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: keithr0

Pathfinder Drive Caloundra. I'll be there on Monday and Tuesday until about 2:00pm.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: keithr0

They are the sort of people that we need, they're far better that a whole bunch that get in legally.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Where did you find this? There's nothing to make. Their used prices generally aren't any better or worse than that of anything else. Generally the only exception to that rule is with Toyota, and particularly their off-road capable v

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Certainly possible.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Of *course* it's not what they said. They used it as a political football once the election campaign was up and running, but prior to that they did jack shit to pressure the government to get it up and running. ROTFL :) Given that t

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: keithr0

Not necessarily There are a bunch of "Teals" that may well side with him if needed.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: keithr0

If he's a commo then he'll start to try to nationalise stuff, which would get him kicked out at the next election anyway. Extreme left is also an exaggeration. He got back in by a small majority, in his favour (not that I like him) h

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 14 Hours 1 Minute ago by: Yosemite Sam

we need a nuclear sub NOW. lease one from the yanks exactly yes

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 14 Hours 29 Minutes ago by: Daryl

You should know what politicians say and do aren't always the same. You're just making shit up. More like reading between the lines. If Labor fails Which takes at least 3yrs and assumes that most voters think that an ICAC is a majo

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 14 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Don't know about people keeping them longer, we didn't although we might still have the WRX if my wife hadn't broken her ankle and can no longer drive a car with a heavy clutch. As for them retaining their value that certainly isn't my

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 14 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: Yosemite Sam

nomo scomo

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 14 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: lindsay

Same here in Issacs.. 4.5% swing away from Mr Photo-op Dreyfus? May actually have to do *something* to earn his keep next time around. Just for something to do, mind you. My only concerns are 1: Can albo handle the chinese (lower case

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Hours 34 Minutes ago by: Trevor Wilson

**No dispute from me. However, I have no immediate intention to do that. Also, it's not like my almost showroom condition Subaru will be scrapped when I sell it. Right now, it's worth a significant chunk on the second hand market. It w

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: Yosemite Sam

look in a mirror then

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 15 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Trevor Wilson

**That's not what they said. You're just making shit up. If Labor fails to bring about a Federal ICAC, we boot them out. Eventually, politicians will learn that, when they fail us, they lose their job. Easy. It's why Scummo lost his. H

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: John_H

Not so. They were genuine refugees when they came here and were provided with visas as such. When their visas ran out the situation in Sri Lanka had changed and Tamils were no longer being persecuted (according to the government). In f

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: Xeno

Labor was very much in favour of an ICAC with teeth. The Morrison proposal had no teeth and so was *rejected* by Labor. https://www.smh.com.au/national/fact-check-what-did-morrison-say-about-a-federal-icac-20220415-p5adq9.html Legal an

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: Grumpy Tech

Speaking of which, I'm heading to Brisbane in a fortnight so where is this museum you talk of. My mate who worked on the F111 would probably like a photo of the one you have there. I'll be up the coast heading to Rainbow Beach and pos

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Be good if we do, but I won't get excited about it until it actually happens. I don't think Labor was any more in favor of an integrity watchdog than the libs were. Perhaps, although I saw something this morning that said Penny Wong w

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: Noddy

The "comment" that said that the 2500pi was replaced by the carburetted 2500S. I've shown a link to a cite that mentioned that here, but I've seen it mentioned in a number of places now. Fair enough. They did *some* things right in

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: Xeno

Projection! I’ve actually done an apprenticeship Darren while you dreamed up yours. And Unlike you, I didn’t have to invent anything, my *training* was real, my *hands-on experience* was real and I have certificates amassed over the y

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: John_H

Triumph motorcycles had their heyday in the 50s, which was probably as much down to "The Wild One" as anything else.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_One Their sprung hubs (Mk1 & 2) were crude attempts to extend the life of a fr

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 1 Minute ago by: Noddy

Lol :) I've never come across a bloke who knows *so* much about shit he's never actually had anything do with :)

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: Noddy

I wouldn't get too excited just yet, as the "victory" is far from certain. Despite the victory celebrations on the "red" side of the house, at the last check of a few moments ago Labor was still 5 seats short of outright victory with 1

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just *another* freudian slip of course...

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: Noddy

An exaggeration perhaps, but not anywhere near as wild as you'd like to think. Albanese is certainly extremely left, and the only significant difference between a hard left Socialist and a Communist is who's portrait you have hanging

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: Yosemite Sam

https://tinyurl.com/29mm4btr

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: John_H

Monkey pox upon both their houses! :) Sure there'll be mistakes but what will change for the better.... *We'll get an ICAC that can kick the arses of errant politicians (and public servants). *Diplomatic relations with China will impro

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Yosemite Sam

not if he gets 76 or more seats

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Daryl

Agree not a good result overall but good in my electorate in that there was a 2.8% swing to the Liberals, Labor still won the seat but with a reduced margin which has to be a good thing, we won't be taken for granted anymore.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

that was the Teal's agenda

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Xeno

Yes, that detail was mentioned in the washup last night.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: keithr0

Some years ago, I had to install some gear in Cairns. There was a problem, and I needed a part from Brisbane. I called the project manager in Melbourne to tell him that the gear would not be up until next day. He winged that, if the pa

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Xeno

GM-H did some horrible contortions with the suspension on those 6 cylinder Toranas. Camber scrub was absolutely horrible with *standard* width wheels and tyres, it got no better on the GTR models. The only good thing to say about the G

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: Daryl

I wouldn't call Albo a commo but not so sure about the Greens who he will have to get into bed with to form a Govt.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Xeno

Not quite as far as from here to Melbourne - ~1400 kilometres. In know that, I was being facetious. I have a mate who lives in Townsville. And a step-brother. Speaking of Queensland, was up there a few days back. The little woman sai

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: keithr0

Not all good, it's the moderate Libs that have gone, the party will move to the right probably with "Spud" Dutton as leader.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: keithr0

That's a wild exaggeration, if he's a commo then Dutton is a Nazi.

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Hours 19 Minutes ago by: Yosemite Sam

time will tell. how strong will he be on defence? how will he handle China's growing influence? "by 1990 no child will live in poverty"- Hawke. fail. "there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead"- Gillard. fail. "bringing al

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 35 Minutes ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Translation: I will *never* admit that I was *wrong*.... I have *never* worked on one, (in fact don`t know sfa about them) however, I wont let that stop me from running my mouth... (t

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: keithr0

Townsville to Sunshine coast 1246Km Coffs to Sunshine coast 490Km

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: John_H

What comment was that? I might be wrong about the release date as the model didn't interest me in the slightest since it was a British Leyland model which separated it from the pre-existing Triumph range. From 1969 until 1975 Jaguar

Re: OT: Scummo is gone (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: Noddy

Fan-fuckg-tastic. Just what we need on the back of a strong pandemic recovery. Handing it over to Labor so they can pander to the minorities and fuck it *all* up. Get back to me in 4 years time and let's see how happy you are then :)

OT: Scummo is gone

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day ago by: Trevor Wilson

How good is that?

Re: noddy blew $100 on the election (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Clocky

It's more likely that he lied about betting.

noddy blew $100 on the election

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

but I guess he can afford it

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yes. it's not nonsense. and Albosleazy is a commo. (left wing Labor)

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

I don't count those. They were mostly (re)assembled at the dealers, not a factory.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

What? You agree with his "reds under the bed" nonsense?

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

Replacing a car every five years or so with a "greener" new one is a very poor choice if your aim is to reduce your carbon footprint. Look up 'embodied energy'.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

As it turns out, and something I've been saying for a very long time now, you don't have to choose on or the other. You can vote for independents... as many Australians have this time around. It won't be Morrison and that can only be

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

Because you have comprehension issues. With proper checks and balances this situation would be allowed to occur... but it has and the Morrison government did nothing to fix it. But like all the other things he didn't address, now that h

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Well, you'll have to take my word for it. A whole bunch of nations are ganging up on tax dodgers.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

*Still* not seeing where this is anything but the fault of the company owners :)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) Yep. Nothing like an overly simplistic solution to a complex problem :)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Xeno

Local environment needs because of a large uptick in recent arrivals to your area.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

Yes, Trevor is failing to see that company tax is just one form of tax that business's pay on top of costs involved working as a tax collector for the Govt.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

No thanks for the spam, I don't want to subscribe to the NY Times.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

Didn't that already happen in 1970's:-) If demand goes down which is already happening (more fuel efficient IC engines, people driving less, EV's) there won't be much of a supply problem. Ours just reduced taxes on fuel, excise went

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: John_H

There's absolutely to suggest you've got the slightest clue as to what the Greens policy is about, especially since it's got SFA to do with income as you're consistently claiming. It's an assets tax. Once again. It's got nothing to d

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Because it IS being done. There is a way to go: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/politics/g7-global-minimum-tax.html

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

it's true what he said

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, if it was so simple why hasn't it already been done?

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, I found it easier to pay my wife and myself as employees and we never took a big wage, we preferred to leave the money in the business so we could expand, in 25yrs the business paid next to nothing in company tax simply because

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Precisely. Read my experience. I showed that a facility, where costs were low, staff levels high (including 24/7 nurses), good food, could still turn a decent profit for it's owner. It can be done, even with Sydney real estate prices

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

Oh god... you have swallowed the Murdoch rhetoric wholesale haven't you. I guess it's to be expected from a simpleton habitual liar like you. No wonder you vote LNP, birds of a feather and all that...

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Sure. It's very early days. Back when ICE cars began, buying petrol was phenomenally difficult. EV chargers will be more common in the not too distant future. **On that issue you will, almost certainly, be wrong. As fossil fuel pri

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

exactly yes, happens all the time. like Russia working together with Ukraine for example.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

My other half worked in the industry. Staff do their best (with exceptions, there are always rogues) but this is a top down problem for the most part. It's not in the interest of the people they are "caring" for but their own pockets.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

you sound like a real greenie nutter. and you're delusional if you think anything you do is going to make one poofteenth of a difference to anything.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Bullshit. Nations just need to work together. Simple.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**It is EXACTLY that simple. If, let's say, James Packer avoids paying a few million Dollars tax, will that money end up in shareholders' pockets, or in a new villa in Mexico, a new yacht of his new girlfriend's cosmetic surgery. I be

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

Very likely very few if any, not against the law to minimise the amount of tax they pay. The ATO have been actively trying to prevent profit shifting as have many other countries so its not as if the ATO hasn't been trying to address t

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

Its not as simple as that, if they tax what the super funds invest in then isn't that still an indirect tax on super? Different method, same result which will affect the average Joe as much as the wealthy. I don't disagree with the idea

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. He keeps citing this as a major selling point of EV's, but they're not in use yet and there's nothing on the horizon to say when they ever will be. It's a bit like saying our lives will all change for the better once we switch to

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Tax evasion? Which ones do you know that are actually breaking the law? You're starting to sound like a fanatical communist Trev. No wonder you think Giallard was one of our greatest Prime Ministers :)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Quite a bit, actually. **Bullshit. My income tax bill is MUCH higher, as a percentage of income than any billionaire in Australia. 6% tax is chicken-feed. Tax 'em more. **Based on the rise in her wealth over the past few years, nev

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: John_H

What part of basic economics don't you understand? A 6% reduction in private and corporate wealth, even if confined to the top end of town, would have a significant impact on economic growth. The flow on effects would precipitate an econ

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well Darren, you have a head start. You are an inveterate liar and that, more than *any other skill*, makes you the perfect candidate to be a politician. You’ve sold used cars, hey the perfect political training ground. We only have one

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

If you look at some YouTube videos on that subject you will find it isn't so simple, its estimated that about 1 in 5 people in the UK who buy BEV switch back to IC because charging away from home is a PITA and its not just the lack of

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Asked and answered. **No. It's more complex than that. I purchased a new car in 2017. It's five year warranty period falls due at the end of this year. I would not consider selling that car until the warranty period is finished. Ho

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**OK. **Best PM we've ever had. She wrangled a minority government brilliantly.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Nope. It was a fire sale. He was losing money. **It IS the government's fault since: * The problems have been telegraphed for several years. * The government has avoided mandating the things I mentioned. **How the fuck would you kn

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

A *comment* that is *echoed* in a couple of places does not make said comment accurate or factual. Really, you don't. I'm sure you have no idea. The only true thing you've said thus far in this thread. Washing cars in PD Darren?

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

All cars these days have *acceleration* and *yaw rate* sensors Darren. It goes with the *stability control systems* all cars must be fitted with nowadays.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

I dunno about that. Most lawyers may be contemptible lumps of excrement, but at least they're not Communists :) What's a "proper" job in your opinion? Moreover, What do you think would be an ideal profession for one to have held that

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Rubbish. That was a decision made entirely by the owner, and no doubt after an enticing offer had been made for the take-over. Right. Company at fault. Not the government. Bullshit. Any company who is/was prepared to treat people li

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**And how will that take us back to the dark ages? Take as much space as you need to answer. Additionally: Gina Rinehart was worth $14 billion in 2019. $29 billion in 2020. $31 billion in 2021. Probably >$34 billion in 2022. Do you h

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: alvey

lol! What rubbish. "communistic bullshit"? You sound like one of those idiotic Trumpites who always refer to the Democrats as "the radical left". Besides, as an unskilled labourer and non-business owner you really should have been an AL

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: keithr0

The engines were good, the frames and suspension were shit. Try and push a 1950s sprung hub Speed Twin hard and you were taking your life in your hands. The later swing arm models were better, but putting the engine in a Norton frame w

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**And not a very good one: https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/02/11/scott-morrison-career/

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: John_H

How about their tycoons tax, or whatever they call it... a 6% tax on the total assets of billionaires and billionaire corporations. Most billionaires, or anyone else, wouldn't return a 6% profit on their assets... meaning they'd be force

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 15 Hours ago by: keithr0

Just as a lot of Lib candidates are from the legal profession, just as bad. Abbott never had a proper job in his life, Dutton was a Queensland cop not a group covered in glory, and Scomo an ex-salesman.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 15 Hours ago by: keithr0

That's what the wicked witch of the west is doing with her ghost candidates, she and James Ashby run One Nation as a profit centre. She used to be last on my ballot, but, this time, she's been bumped up one place by Clive. A friend w

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 15 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Two ways: * Despite the fact that all the relatives were happy with the way the place was run, the government forced the place to be sold to a larger company. * When the new company took over, quality of service fell dramatically. H

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

So this answers the question in a nutshell. It's not about the funding, and it's not about the minimum standards. It's about the facility owner providing a duty of care. Under the old ownership the facility seems like it was able to d

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**READ MY LIPS: * Mandate nurses on duty 24/7. * Mandate specific carer to resident ratios. * Mandate proper nutritious meals for all residents. We, taxpayers, fund these operations. It is not too much to ask that they act properly.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My thoughts exactly. He`s paying lip service to his (loudly) proclaimed *beliefs*.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

Lol :) For almost as long as it's existed the Labor party has been the political wing of the trade union movement, with a host of it's former heavyweights being union officials who preached their communistic bullshit to the faithful

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Nominate which of the Greens' policies that will take you back to the dark ages. Be precise.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Noddy

I see. So how much control over the running of private businesses do you think the government should be entitled to? They're not failing to manage taxpayer funds at all. They hand it out to the care facility owners who are entitled t

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Nope. It would serve her right.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John_H

You're missing the point! Coking coal miners' jobs aren't under any immediate threat so long as there's no substitute in steel production, but try telling them that. They're the ones who kept the LNP in power last time around (thermal c

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

Seems not:-) Saw on the news last night that Pauline Hanson has Covid and she made a funny comment that some people hoped she might die from it. I got into trouble from SWMBO when I said that I did hope that Hanson died, apparently I'm v

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, they are a political party so therefore far from independent. I prefer to stay in this century than go back to the dark ages.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Noddy

Right. So I've seen that comment echoed in a couple of places now, but according to you they're all wrong and you're right. I see :) Perhaps not in this country, but clearly in other parts of the world and there may have been extern

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Correct. Having visited 27 aged care facilities over the past 5 years, I know my way around quite well. I can see the stuff that they don't want casual visitors to notice.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

Because he and Labor can't be any worse than the useless mob we have now. Jesus you are fucking stupid...

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Typical. Read their policy documents sometime. YOu certainly won't agree with all their policies (I know I don't), but they are consistent and well thought through. Which is more than can be said of Labor, the COALition and Palmer's

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

It's *not* "decent" enough period. Nursing home care is appallingly bad, demoralising and dehumanised all over Australia everywhere you go. It's just depressing. Staff are under the pump to "care" for as many residents as possible in

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) Voting for the Greens is the political equivalent of walking around with a flashing beacon on your head and a sign around your neck reading "I am a fucking lunatic". That's the *only* way anyone could ever think any of their

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Yes, there is: Greed. It is up to the government to control their greed. Again: Taxpayers fund these bastards. It is up to the government to exert proper controls over them. **It is the fault of the facility owners and negligence on

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Noddy

I'm sure every government subsidised aged car facility operator would happily scream that the government doesn't give them enough, just like I'm sure that every *other* corporation, business or individual in this country who receives

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Hopefully. And if he got hit by a train on the way home from announcing his defeat that would be a sensational bonus. Lol :) I take your point :) Lets see how she does, but at the moment there is a *big* movement to give women a f

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The king is dead, long live the king...<chuckle>.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Wrong. Julia Gillard was an excellent leader. She managed a minority government with great skill and aplomb. As for policies, well Bill Shorten put a whole stack of excellent policies on the table at the last election. He was beaten

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep, and there is nothing stopping a *single* facility from ever supplying these things. And yet you see the negligent actions of unscrupulous facility owners as the fault of the government. I've already made arrangements with my w

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Points: It's not _MY_ view on climate change. I simply listen to the climate scientists. There can be no alternative. Burning fossil fuels is really dumb. Mine workers are a different problem. I recognise that, in many areas of Aus

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: John_H

Indeed, he was the one responsible for voting down Krudd's original carbon pricing because it didn't include a ban on coal mining (nice bloke but politically inept). Nowadays not even Labor supports a carbon tax after they beating they c

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: John_H

Yep, thought I was reading the history of the 2000, 2.5 PI and 2500C. The 2500S doesn't belong in that group, which is probably why it went under my radar. The former were STI / Leyland Motors models, the 2500S was British Leyland The

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Daryl

Agree neither is a great choice but I hate that elections have become a leaders popularity contest rather than a vote about policy. Decent political leadership has been sadly lacking for decades. I also have serious Know what you me

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

That would depend on whether there was a G sensor in the car that enabled it to make allowances for such things, wouldn't it? I'm not familiar with the system Daryl mentions, but of those I've seen they have a little battery operated

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

Not really but its the description I found via Google. I recently checked the Golf's tyre pressures and thought that the valve stems should look different if it had sensors but they look like ordinary valve stems, I also wondered why in

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**The most recent figures I saw were roughly: Lib: 37% ULP: 9% Lab: 18% Ind: 28% Green: 8% The Lib candidate looks to be a shoo-in, given Palmer directs preferences to the COALition. Kelly will, thankfully, be gone. **A ficus. ANYONE

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Of course. **Bob Brown has not been a Greens leader for many years. **"Vilifying"? How so? I am simply stating fact. Using coal for power generation is a dead-end business. Everyone involved in that business should be well aware o

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Asked and answered. * Nurses on duty 24/7 * Mandatory carer to resident ratios * Decent, nutritious food Whilst the government refuses to mandate such things, aged care providers will cut costs, staff and food quality. You should ho

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: John_H

Someone once put one near my local polling booth that read "DON'T VOTE IT ONLY ENCOURAGES THE BASTARDS" but I reckon the culprit was misguided! That was at the time when I always put the sitting member from a major party last in the hop

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: John_H

Are you sure about that? Tyre pressure has to reduce substantially to affect the rolling circumference of a radial tyre (to the point of distortion in fact) whereas it can vary significantly between brands and even batches of the same t

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: John_H

Are you aware that Greens policy (you've previously claimed to be familiar with) is specifically directed at thermal coal as opposed to coking coal which is an essential component of steel making, at least into the forseeable future? Bob

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Noddy

Give it a try, but he'll probably be safe. Who were the better choices? I don't think anyone in the Liberal party had any particular love for Craig Kelly, but he was already the incumbent MP and Morrison's interest in "saving" him w

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Noddy

I'm sorry but I can't see how any of this is the fault of the government. "Decent" being the subjective term in this context. Some probably think the current minimum standard is decent enough, while others such as yourself disagree. S

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Bullshit. **And the minimum level of care is hopelessly inadequate. At the very minimum, nurses should be on the premises 24/7, minimum carer to resident ratios MUST be established and food quality must be rigidly specified. The CO

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Trevor Wilson

**I am in that fucking moron, Craig Kelly's electorate. I can't wait for him to be booted out. It's worth voting Liberal to see him go. However, I should remind you that it was Scummo who insisted that Kelly be retained at the last ele

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Trevor Wilson

**I did my best to get to the bottom of what happened, but met a stony silence. The aged care facility my mother and sister were in was hit with 'sanctions'. The sanctions involved a few, relatively minor issues. Like other carers, I a

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Daryl

That certainly seemed to be the case where my mother was, she was at Estia Health in Benalla and she was always happy there right up until she died in Dec 2020. One of my sisters looked after all of mum's finances and care and I didn't

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Daryl

How can "The government oversight mob" force anyone to sell their business? Sounds like there is more to it. Within one week, they had: Sorry for your loss but do you seriously think that Labor will do any better? I don't think that

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Read what I wrote, I voted in the vain attempt to make my electorate marginal, no hope of a Liberal being elected anywhere near here, I really don't give a damn who wins but the difference it will make to mine or anyone else's life is

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Why should any Govt anywhere help well off people to buy new cars? In the long run how much difference do you think EV's in Australia will make to the worlds CO2? I'm seriously doubting the overall benefit long term of EV's, battery war

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

nope. if you're in a safe labor seat your vote is worthless

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Trevor, you've mentioned this before and as I said at the time I'm sorry for your loss. But your angst seems to be directed towards the wrong people. The government doesn't run aged care facilities. They just subsidise them. The facil

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Yes. Here's ONE of the reasons I won't vote for those arseholes in the COALition. This is how their decisions have affected my life and that of my loved ones: Several years ago, my mother rapidly developed dementia. Like many, I wa

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

You're addressing Daryl the hypocrite. You do realise that, don't you?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

Reality Darren? You have no concept of that word! You faked a complete career in automotive, remember, 3 apprenticeships, 2 trade qualifications, 20 plus years of business ownership and dog knows what else. <further bullshit denial sni

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Nah, Darren is *too stupid* to be a punter! 100% agreement on that. Dropped a little, it was, I thought, $3.xx a day or two back.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

You are preaching abstract concepts to a concrete brain. In short, you are pissing into the wind. And gets rid of fossil fuel generators and ramps up renewable alternatives. Our RC AC is the *least used appliance* in our house. It helps

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Because you don't understand the concept. It's that concrete thinking of yours again. You were supposed to leave that behind roughly around completion of grade 6, not carry it into advanced adulthood. An EV, at this point in time, is n

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Bwahahahahahahahaha Elections in this household...> no-one tells anyone else how to vote, Saturday nite we will watch Don's Party on Netflix, (Jeanie Drysdale? ohhh err...) and Sunday morning I pray to hear the result: a "hung parlim

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Yep. Forscan will cost me $125. I'm not about to pull my 15 month old chariots dash apart to get to the chime/speaker/whatever it is. And look at what happened the ford service team plugged their code reader in... Cost me 1/2 a day

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Yep, 4 Nissan mechanics that work on Navaras *every* day. And I could probably ask the guy across the road who is a mechanic, who did the wiring and will be servicing my bus in the future. Mechanics work in all sorts of places. I thou

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Yep. As i've said in here before, Voting in Australia is like looking a a freshly laid dog turd on the nature strip, and trying to decide which end to pick it up from, without gloves. And the day preferential voting is given the arse w

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: alvey

In exactly the same way that the unadjusted ticket prices of cars is the only way to compare their real cost across the decades.... snip rubbish lol! An instant classic. Tell that to anyone who has lived in Qld for more than 20 minu

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

He's very left, which is what I was referring to about being "Dangerous". We simply can't afford him and his socialist ideals.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Only if you don't count this utter fuckwit :)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Per capita is completely nonsensical. The *only* figure that makes any difference to the planet is the global total. Do you? How? Oh. So "doing your bit" is only okay if it's financially attractive to you. Is that how it works?

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

fx: cough Errr Leyland and the legendary P76? alvey

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

Deryl puts forward a compelling case. For the abolition of universal suffrage that is. "Yes, the bloke that's lived next door for 10 years is a wife-beater. But he's never done me wrong and if I dobbed him in then I'd only get someone j

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: alvey

snip pabulum Jaysus! Deryl calling someone "dumb"! Next thing Fraudster will be calling someone a lying, hypocritical coward. alvey

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: alvey

Well that's bullshit. 1. Fraudster is too tight to be a punter. 2. Fraudster is an habitual liar. 3. Sportsbet currently have the Tories @ $2.65. alvey

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Scummo is the worst PM we've seen in quite some time. He can not and should not be rewarded for lying, pork barrelling and fucking up. You have kids. Did you reward them when they fucked up? Of course you didn't. Don't reward Scummo

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Daryl

Nothing would surprise me, UAP have spent a mint on advertising and as far as I can tell their preferences are going to the Liberals so anything is possible. I think he's too dumb to be dangerous, its the ones pulling his strings that

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Daryl

That's the problem, why take the risk, if he is a dim as he appears we are even more screwed than we are now. Its the only measure that makes any sense. OK then, I have 11.2kw of solar panels, solar hot water and a new energy efficie

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**It's idiotic on several levels: * Every human must work to reduce CO2 emissions. That includes every Australian. * If we add up the CO2 emissions from every nation that emits less CO2 than Australia, we come to around 50% of human CO

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

What's idiotic about it? Australia's contribution to the planet's problems in infinitesimally small. And please, while you're on the subject of "pitifully idiotic bullshit", don't start with the "per capita" nonsense. Hey Trev, when

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

Absolutely. We are completely kidding ourselves if we think that anything we do here will have any effect as far as the planet is concerned. Big effect on the cost of the way we live, but zero impact on the planet's health. Agreed.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Points: * I agree that Albo was a poor choice as leader and I am profoundly disappointed that Labor dumped all of Shorten's excellent policies. * We KNOW exactly how corrupt and how dumb Scummo (I believe in miracles) is. * We don't

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

I hope so, as I have a lazy hundred on at 7 to 1 with Sportsbet that the Coalition will retain office :) In all seriousness I think it will be close, but not as close as some of the polls seem to be tipping. I think Albanese scares pe

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: Daryl

As opposed to the Albanese dimwit? Since Australia's contribution to world emissions is a smidge over 1% anything we do including if we went to zero overnight will make sfa difference to the world. Not saying we shouldn't or can't do

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

He's a fucking imbecile, just like most of the people in the UAP. Still, as fucked up as they are, they're not anywhere near as bad as the Greens :)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**A vote for the COALition ensures: * That the smirking, religious fool, Scummo and his sidekick, Joyce will be returned to power. Don't forget: Joyce runs the country when Scummo is somewhere else. * That zero progress on reducing CO2

Re: FORscan (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Clocky

Falcons always were the worst of the locally manufactured cars in terms of quality and their shafting of customers is legendary. More recently Ford had major issues with their Powershit transmission

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Xeno

Darren, master of comparing apples and oranges! And not even knowing it. Whoa! Touché!!!! He is trying to perfect his technique! Oh, yes, I remember that well. That was sooo funny. Just opinion, which is all Darren has.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: alvey

So why haven't you killfiled *both* sides Deryl? alvey

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

Nothing nice about it. It's reality. Actually I was referring to the XU1 as a case in point of a car that turned in 16 second quarter mile times irrespective of when it was made or what it was made for, and how the Triumph 2500pi had n

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

I saw a sign on the hwy not far from here which says "Put the majors last", not a bad idea but my electorate is a Labor stronghold so I vote Liberal mostly in an attempt to weaken Labors hold on the electorate and to make it more margin

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

What models/year? Of the various Fords I've owned I thought 2 were very good, Mk1 GT Cortina and XD panelvan but I bet that if I drove either one today I'd think they were horrible. I also owned an XW sedan which I thought was a POS, sa

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: alvey

snip R rated massacre That's a keeper. Although it's not just "attempting to undermine Xeno's credibility" where the Fraudster has made a fool of himself. I would have put telling great big lies as #1. Then there's being an abusive hypo

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

impossible in your case you're already bonkers

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

well it's a Ford so it's probably hanging on a piece of string somewhere. :) but to be fair my only personal experience with Fords is limited to the Escort van I owned.. by far the biggest heap of rubbish and worst car I've ever owned.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Sometimes. Other times they can drive you absolutely bonkers :)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

LOL :-)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: John_H

Hope you didn't put a major party at 1 which gets them $3 or so for your vote (in spite of what others may say it's the taxpayer who pays for their shit). Also hope you never drew a prick on your ballot paper as one got elected last tim

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: John_H

Nice try. You're no doubt referring to the limited production Bathurst XU1, a factory special and race winner that came out four years after the PI. A mate had one and it was indeed quicker than the PI, provided it stayed on the bitumen

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

That would be a better solution, disconnecting the speaker worked on the older Hilux but maybe not on a newer car. My MB has rear parking sensors and they work very well despite being 20yrs old, not long ago the sensors were going nuts w

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

NO. If I see one more full page ad showing a LOL, he's very annoying.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clocky

"says 4 Nissan mechanics" At the wreckers? I'll rely on my own real world trade experience thanks. Besides, if you were really interested in what mechanics had to say you would be running the frauds wild theories past them for veri

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

LOL :-)

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

The "budget emergency" and "debt and deficit" bullshit a few years ago was endless. Intolerable especially since it was a blatant lie. The "budget emergency" is now several times worse and completely blown out by their Lieberal party'

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Xeno

And in the Sydney Morning Herald. In fact, that ad, plus those from Harvey Norman and Domayne, are the only commonality between, say, the SMH and the Telegraph. In every other way they are worlds apart.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Xeno

Darren ticks all the above boxes, and then some. And the real reason for *not* replacing it with a *Navara* is because he's worked out the Navara is a POS, something the bulk of the ute buying public *already knew*.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Xeno

Same shit, sprayed in different directions.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Noddy

Assuming it is a speaker. These days most audible warning devices are electronic and are mounted in such positions that they're not easy to get to. They're also usually multi function and you could find that removing one not only kills

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

Sure you do Fraudster. Anyhoo, it's such an exercise in laughable transparency all these reasons being put forward for buying a Ranga. The real reason is simply that they're bigger, thus attracting the insecure, the aging, the failure

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

No change in your posting habit there Fraudster. You're just posting your shit somewhere different... alvey

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Oliver Closeoff

On Wed, 18 May 2022 23:38:34 +1000, Noddy posted:- LOL same ad in Financial Review FFS.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clocky

It just as likely to be surface mounted on a PCB for the cluster or similar. I'd unplug it where possible or desolder it and turf it - though on the latter you wouldn't want to do that whilst the car is under warranty.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clocky

So did my first car, a Renault 16TS. The family camper van was a manual column shift. My last Commodore was column shift auto so I certainly don't mind it. I don't care much for pommy cars as they were generally unreliable and slow he

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

if it's just a tiny speaker, remove it, measure it's resistance, and solder a resister of the same value across the wires to trick the system into thinking all is well

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. Fuck them right off.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

Do you read the Herald-Sun? If I see one more full page ad showing a picture of that fat fuck Craig Kelly under the banner of "Australia's next Prime Minister" I'm going to tear it out, wipe my arse on it and then post it to the retar

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, me either, my theory is we need to make our electorate as marginal as possible so way would I vote Labor.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, know what you mean:-) United Australia Party ads are even worse and I see many more of those even on YouTube. When I voted I noticed that the Liberal how to vote card for both houses had UAP as their second preference so it looks l

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Since you would be just disconnecting a speaker it shouldn't affect anything else, only one way to find out, easy enough to just plug it back in.

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Oliver Closeoff

On Wed, 18 May 2022 19:56:54 +1000, lindsay posted:- You don't pay for the advertising, the parties raise funds for that. Going full bore on SBS tonight, but so is the ALP about ScoMo. Huge crowd at the early booth I went to; doubt if

Re: OT: The election... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

It's certainly getting over the top, and I'll be glad once Saturday is done and dusted. I listen to digital all day in the workshop, and thankfully it's remarkably add free. So much so that when I have to go back to regular FM in the

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

We all know that reality is an optional extra for these fucktards :) I think you've hit the nail on the head. The presence of better equipped models has stolen a lot of the market, but apparently the new Pro-4X is doing well. Accordi

OT: The election...

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

I'm getting old... most shit on media that i observe, (television, radio) doesnt really faze me.... But when you're force fed political *SHIT*, that we have to pay for, I draw the line. In the last 10 mins, I've heard "there's a hole in

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

They are bonded to the inside of the rim for the most part, and if you're a clueless tyre fitter who attempts to break the bead with the valve stem in the wrong place you will damage them. They carry their own small button battery whic

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Unsure.. someone suggested the sensors were bonded to the inside of the rims, and tyre fitters were knocking them off. I have a Jamec-Pem inflator at work which sees the light of day every 4-6 months... seems what the TPMS says agrees

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

I'd bet it's as simple as a torch and some long pointy-nosed pliers, but then I wonder what will *NOT* work because of it.... I'm happy enough with the visual cues on the dash, but the incessant 'ding ding' is just silly.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

There are *PLENTY* of reasons why Navara sales have tanked. The *two* reasons you supplied, and shit-fer-brains agreed with (Wot a surprise!) Timing chains haven't manifested themselves in Navara's in Aus since 2010 (says 4 Nissan mec

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

or does

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

It's tragic really. Fraudster, the secong biggest liars I've known (outside politics), bleating that motoring journos, a breed who generally live & die on their accuracy, aren't reliable, but he is!! As Romsey would have said, "Jeeves.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

Yet you expect people to believe your fairytales. You are the Bumhole Inquisition Fraudster. "We have two weapons! Lies, abuse and massive hypocrisy... *Threeee* weaponsss! Lies etc". Ummmmmm. March on ANZAC Day do you Fraudster? You

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

Hmm, I read it and find your idea of *objectivity* to be somewhat short of the mark. In fairness, I put that down to you never having left the concrete stage when you entered your teen years. Funny how, in the comments, here and elsew

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid> wrote Its more complicated than that, there is air at the top of the hot water cylinder.

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

If it's that "machine-gun" hammer when the tap is turned on, take it apart and wrap Teflon tape around the washer spindle to reduce the clearance. Of course a new tap would be better.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, there are a lot of bullshit artists like you around - so there's that! Irrelevant. The issue is the *triumph 2.5 PI*. No one, with any seriousness, ever took a *speedometer reading* as gospel! Bullshit alert! Bullshit alert!

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

Given that the tank is under pressure, I can't see how air could get in. Any hole results in water coming out, not air going in. Sylvia.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, I though so as well. Really? So it was as quick over the quarter mile as an XU1 Torana? A car that was both lighter and more powerful than the 2500pi? Yeah, sorry, but I'm not buying that. Not even close. Just out of curiosity

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'd suggest backwards at a great rate of knots. Blown into the weeds!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: alvey

How do you think you went here Fraudster? I'd opine about par. alvey

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Its the new tank in the garage that is under pressure and is leaking, stupid. They have and she says that.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

I think you have blown Darren into the weeds with something very powerful, the truth. Thank you John for making my day! Now please excuse me while I see if I can wipe this smug grin off my face. ;-)

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid> wrote That's not the reason for water hammer. Due to air getting in. The fix is to fix the leak, fill the small gap in the ceiling trim. Nope, water hammer moves the dust and dirt off the pipe.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: John_H

Now that's really is funny. Somewhere deep in my filing system is a "Wheels" road test for the Mk1 PI when it was first released that gave it a low 16s quarter mile time and 112mph top speed (I don't remember the 0-60 time). However ex

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yep, like *millions* of others, I like Toyotas and my needs only extend to a basic runabout. Ah, so that's why Darren was considering an LDV T60 ute, he *liked it*. Talk about concrete thinking, perfect example right there. Personally,

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

Um, let me guess, they are a heap of shit? Ok, that wasn't a guess, it was based on tanking sales figures. People who *owned* them are wising up and going elsewhere, as is to be expected Way too many. Slow learners I guess! ;-) I di

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

Look up how the tyre pressure monitoring works, I checked the Golf tyre pressures a couple of days ago before we drove to Bendigo to see the Elvis exhibition, pressures were down a bit so I wondered why no warning and the valve stems l

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Daryl

Our VW has plenty of warning lights but no warning chimes, odd thing is the car has a stop/start function but it never works when I drive the car, wife says it sometimes works for her. Its possible the battery is OE and the car thinks t

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

The best argument for Toyota fourby superiority is that they appear to be the vehicle of choice for 90% of terrorists/freedom fighters. alvey "Bismallah! With their reliability and rock-steady firing platform for my heavy machine gun.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

What a whinging hypocrite. You've perpetually bagged a whole fleet of certain manufacturers without ever having owned any of their models Fraudster. (And I strongly suspect never even driven). Lol. An "automotive expert" like yoursel

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clocky

Maybe he *likes* the car you stupid fraud. Unless of course they're Holdens, Toyota, Audi because you know, you're compelled to hate those brands. Not that anyone gives a shit what some unqualified and trade irrelevant dickhead like

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clocky

There is a reason Navara sales have tanked. Too many previous owners got burned - big time.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

I hit send on my previous post a tad too hastily! At least I can spell *automotive* Darren I make the point yet again, here you are harping on about trade relevance. You do that because you are trade *irrelevant*. All you've ever be

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

Currently driving an ASX with all those bits and bobs Darren. Penis envy? Over a Navara? Hahahahhahahaha It seems you continually "role" (sic) from one concrete thought to another. FFS Darren, yet again you prove you have no clue what

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Get a plumber to disconnect the water supply to the old rood mounted tank if it's not done already.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Had he ever owned anything more than the poverty pack base model he would be aware that these things are standard equipment across the board and you don't get to pick and choose which ones you want. For a mong who professes to be an a

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Not at all. On the Forscan website there was something about licence subscriptions being temporarily suspended due to sanctions imposed on Russian transactions. I'll have to have another read. ROTFL :) The Santa Fe does it in spad

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Cheers... I dont plan anything serious 4wd wise, just getting in and out of the block. I must admit, Fords system of swapping in/out of 4wd is a lot simpler than Nissans; all is displayed onscreen.. no sitting there waiting for a clun

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Woot. Go Lancer! Oh hang on. They have. Not all of it is "rubbish", Fetid. Just a fair bit of it doesn't suit me. And others.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Nothing wrong with the stuff Ford has dished up for the average uner. The average punter doesnt have to drive through to gates to get where they want to go, shit-fer-brains. Sorry, *shit-fer-brains*, do you mean me? (spectacular killf

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Wasn't aware of any issues.. apparently, the guy with the dongle is in Sydney. He'll send it to my mate up near Donnybrook, who will deliver it to me at work when he comes through, I'll do the deed, and hand it back to him on queens b

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

If it was equipped with the 100E Ford side valve engine, it would definitely take front running for the slowest post 45 sports car. Same engine used in the 100E Ford Prefects and Anglias and they would have been lucky to achieve 75 mph

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

Darren, I'm shocked! You've posted a reasonable response, one I could agree with, and not a sign of your usual hate filled vitriol and invective. Keep it up, it might be a harbinger of a new you, and not before time.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

Thank you for the follow-up correction. Whatever was I thinking! Slaps self upside the head!

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Daryl

If you can access the other end of the pipe in question it should be easy enough to cut and cap it. Is it copper or gal? A plumber shouldn't charge too much to do a simple job like that if you can't do it yourself. Does your bathroom ha

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

The tank in the garage is the current hot water storage tank/heater. Sylvia.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: alvey

Speaking of old & slow things, (not Fraudster, a car), I'm restoring and colourising a friend's family album of 1950s photos. In it there's a couple of pix of a stylish little two seater sports car which I've identified as (probably) a

Re: Totally OT: Water tank weirdness (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

The tank shouldn't be under any pressure at all if it's not being used. I presume you have a more modern hot water service somewhere else on the property? If you do, then the supply and feed pipes to this old lump should have been cu

Totally OT: Water tank weirdness

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

The problem started with the appearance of dust and grit falling into the bath. It was not at all obvious where it was coming from. With showers being preferred, the bath is little used, so this wasn't coming from the taps. I climbed int

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

even "without" having had an apprenticeship

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

our family car when I was growing up was a Hillman station wagon. it had the gear shift on the steering column.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

He is indeed!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Darren's the *shit master*. ;-)

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

An upper cylinder lubricant is designed to, well, lubricate the upper cylinder and, hopefully, the valve guides. Not designed generally as an octane enhancement unless it specifically states as much on the packaging. E85 does *not* suit

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah, even my old Marinas pinged on Super petrol in the 80s and 90s. They were, IIRC, about 9:1 on the E Series engine. I knew the metering unit would be sensitive to engine vacuum but I didn't realise it would be *that* sensitive. So

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: alvey

Lol! That's something you do Fraudster! *Plus* you make up vast amount of shit to try and big yourself. It's good that you're tremendously incompetent at it, so many laughs... alvey "Just so all the Audi drivers can scream it

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I haven't been following the discussion. is this the car? if so he is very impressed with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyBL2wq-AX8

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

well you like to talk shit, thats for sure

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) And yet according to all the figures I can find anywhere, this was a car that managed a zero to 60 time of 11 seconds, and 18.5 seconds over the quarter mile. Wow. I can just imagine the endless stream of cars like Austin 18

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

That's the only way to solve the problems associated with running unleaded fuel in an engine without hardened valve seats, as there are no "upper cylinder lubricant" solutions that will do what lead did. That's one possible solution

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: John_H

Don't recall the exact figure but by the time I parked it up it had to be backed off considerably more than a couple of degrees to prevent pinging which also shifted the intake vacuum enough to upset the metering unit calibration. I cou

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

In the long run it would be cheaper to remove the head and modify to better suit unleaded fuel. Might be worth the effort on an old classic that was worth big money but then you might ruin the originality. I've seen what looked like si

Andrew Symonds wasn't wearing a seat belt

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nomen Nescio

So being a rugged individual has its downsides.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Xeno

John also said the fuel RON rating went *down* in the 80s. Doesn't do anything for performance, that much is sure. You mean *information that you can GOOGLE* is limited. And Darren trails off, totally lost in Google. The better the VE

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Xeno

An octane booster will do the one thing that it is designed to do - boost the octane. What do you think the fuel companies did in the past to boost octane in the fuel they delivered. Yes, they added an *octane booster* to the fuel deli

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Dunno, but in my books anything that comes out of a bottle that claims it protects valves and guides, and enables old fashioned clearing of fouled spark plugs isn't something I'd bother buying :) The only thing stopping it from worki

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

Then it's no longer a *classic* Triumph 2.5 PI.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: Daryl

I don't recall John saying whether or not he still has it but if so I wonder if it would run OK on E85 or 98 with an octane booster such as this, http://www.hi-flow.com/HP016OS.html I also wonder if its possible to modify cars with old s

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Whatever. You mentioned 98ron, that's why I repeated it. So backing the timing off a couple of degrees to stop the things pinging killed them? They don't paint the entire picture, agreed, but information is limited. The figures I

Re: aerial (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah, sorry I didn't answer your post direct. The response I wrote to *your* post is *still* sitting in my drafts folder. May as well delete it now since my reply to Clocky on the same topic covered it better. Had more time to cogitate

Re: aerial (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yep. makes perfect sense. noddyliar is spinning and lying as per usual.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

I don't particularly care what upper level I can get - as long as I can get what I currently get. It's enough for the two of us. In fact, my wife is the heaviest internet user round here by far!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: John_H

IIRC in response to your claim that a engine with 9.5:1 CR (static) would run happily on today's bowser fuel (which is 98RON). The fuel in question was 1980's Super. They were only temperamental for the ignorant dickheads who didn't un

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: John_H

If you intend doing any off-road work where you need to reduce tyre pressures it's useful to disable it otherwise the alarm / fault code, or whatever, will annoy the shit out of you. In which case you might also need to remove the sensor

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

There's only one thing that's louder than whinging from country folk on what they're not getting that city dwellers are, and that's when they bray about how much better country living is than city. alvey

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

nup. I can get 1000 mbps  :)

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I can get 500 mbps if I'm willing to pay for it. I don't think there's any faster plan at present.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I glad I have an older car that doesn't have all this rubbish. all I want is reversing camera and central locking, which the Lancer has

Re: Self driving Tesla kills two (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

No such a thing as a self driving (read: autonomous) car in this country or, for that matter, *anywhere* in the world at this point in time. Your point above is well made.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

The stupid prick has to *throw money at it* in order to first buy it. You would think these decisions would be made *before* purchase, not after. Afterwards is a bit late. I also find it *ironic* that the two *defenders of the Navara* h

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

LOL! No wonder your kid listens to vinyls, that's all that fucking works in that shithole you live in :-)

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

And a cross-posting one at that, the hypocritical dickhead!

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

OTOH Rod has never claimed to be qualified for something he isn't qualified for. And you, "flog"?

Re: Self driving Tesla kills two (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

The driver is ultimately responsible for the control of the vehicle and is supposed to be behind the wheel.

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

The best part is knowing you can't service it :-)

Re: of course it's a ford driver (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: alvey

I'm surprised that it kept going that long and that no bits fell off. To paraphrase, I'm not saying that all Ford drivers are bogans, but it does appear that all bogans drive Fords. alvey

1 million fps video

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgjyPmFKxCU

Self driving Tesla kills two

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?vmvvKWirwZU

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good thinking. Someone has already been at my Jeep, not a bell or a chime to be heard. ;)

of course it's a ford driver

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Locals left fuming after hoon driver causes chaos in Bendigo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wWj3VkGZzI

Re: FORscan (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Noddy

Thinking of looking into Forscan, but I thought there was some hang-up in dealing with them due to Russian connections. The other thing is I'll wait until I get the car and see how much it annoys me before I throw money at it.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Max <max@val.morgan> wrote But you wouldn't be arrested and frog marched off to the cop shop unless it was a very serious driving offence that killed someone etc.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Interesting, I pay Optus $60 for unlimited at a mid tier, 50 down, 25 up and I just did a speedcheck - I'm currently getting 46.2 / 18.8 which is more than adequate for our needs. Not complaining.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Max

If you committed a driving offence and you didn't have a licence, you would be in big trouble, and there is no way you would get away with it.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Dunno, never tried that. That won't work at airports.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Would a photocopy of the licence do? We're always advised to do this with a passport.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: alvey

Tell us again how great it is out in Bumhole Fraudster. Remarkable. The only thing missing is 'Once Upon A Time' at the beginning. alvey

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: alvey

Whereas I can't imagine anyone taking anything you say seriously. That's the price you pay for being a serial liar. alvey “I've got all the time in the world cockbreath. I'm not the one who crawls up his own arse and runs away”.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: alvey

Sure you did Fraudster. I believe you. Honest. Like so many of your claims this just isn't credible Gibbens. For one thing, with your driving ability they'd be lucky to last a week before hitting a tram or somesuch. alvey Then ther

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Some donkey claiming to be Noddy <me@home.com> spewed the donkey shit that's all it can ever manage.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Clocky

The clown claims he built drag/race engines... Fark.

JUST IN! Elon Musk Revealed NEW INSANE Motor!

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v2muj0OeGQc

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

Ah Darren, I don't come here to be *loved*. You, on the other hand, do and that's why you had to create a complete bullshit career in automotive. You crave the respect of your betters so you lie and lie and lie in order to gain their r

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

Answer the question Darren. FWIW, from 73 the MK2 used a milder profile cam, the same as the one used in the MK3 GT6. That was done primarily to smooth out the idle. I'd agree with that reasoning, I hate lumpy idling. Keerist you're s

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clocky

True and neither could the fraud. Still laughing over the frauds claim that people used backdoor hacks to access his facebook page that he had left fully accessible to the public. What a dickhead.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Lol :) He just *can't* go a single day without talking about me. Even when he's away from here entertaining "friends" at home :) Poor sad cunt of a thing it is. It must really *kill* him that I don't love him :)

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

And you're a lying flog.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

Flog he may be, liar you are!

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Then why the fuck did you? Jesus you're a flog.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote Didn't need to, fuckwit. So you are mindlessly bullshitting, as always. I get real radical and what that reality TV series, fuckwit. Corse you never ever try that line, eh ? No point, you min

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

I can't imagine any woman could stand being anywhere near the whinging softcock.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

Heh :) I've ordered the V6 version, and hopefully it'll perform as well as the specs suggest. Too early to tell obviously, but the few journalists who've been given a chance at a limited test drive seem to be fairly impressed. I'd al

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

No one mentioned a specific location, Dickfuckinghead. They wouldn't do it down here either, and I never said as much. If you have a point here, it's not clear how you came to it. How would you know? Got any stats? Who gives a tos

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You seem to treat yer propensity for *stating the fucking obvious* as a *plus* Hope you didn`t breed!.

FORscan

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

As I wont be going back to Fords service dept anytime soon, mate (name and number available!) and I have decided to do the Forscan mod. I believe it'll cost $125 each. chicken feed. Not even a tank of fuel. Just some of the vast array of

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Congrats. If it's anything like mine (MY 21.25) you'll be very happy once you figure how to shut the alarms and chimes up... :-) (see my next post re forscan) I paid a deposit in Nov/Dec 20, and took delivery in Feb 21. Love it to bi

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I`ve never bought a new car.. Never felt the need or had the inclination. <shrug> Closest was a new RAV4 we bought for the business back in 2000. Tho. the ex is on her (I think) third Toyota 86..

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) Go your hardest. I'm up for it :) Actually, you mentioned 98ron in a post you made on Friday when you said the following: Just sayin.... Right. So what you're saying *now* is that retarded the timing and *that* caused th

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Daryl

That's the way it used to be in Vic, maybe still is but they do have computers in cop cars now so the procedure may have changed. Never found out because I always carry my license and the last time I was pulled over by the cops was so l

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: John_H

Probably depends on where you are and your licence category. I always carry mine because I live a long way out of town but in Qld I have 48hrs to produce an open licence at a police station provided my residential address is in Qld. SA

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: John_H

Son owned three of them until a couple of weeks ago. One of those he sold was a very rare 900+ cc carburetted V twin of which only a limited number were made. He originally bought it off a cop in Perth and happily rode it back to CQ taki

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

You've knackered him there. Darren hasn't a clue where BMEP fits into all this. Hark, listen to the frantic thrashing at the Google Servers! I'll have to ask him. We never specifically discussed the Triumph, only in passing. Jow was mo

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: John_H

Than let me take it a little bit further at the risk of confusing you further. As the octane rating for Super petrol dropped, as it did in the 80s (you mentioned 98RON not me), the normal solution was to retard the ignition timing (nowad

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid> wrote No one said anything about a get out of jail free card. Plenty do it anyway and some have never had a license.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

You never could bullshit your way out of a wet paper bag.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Noddy <me@home.com> wrote They are both in NSW, fuckwit. No cops in NSW are actually stupid enough to frog march you off to the cop shop when they can check if you are licensed in their car. Same with NSW although the fine differ

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

If driving without any form of identification was a get-out-of-gaol free card for driving offences, then lots of people would be doing it. Sylvia.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

I was referring to Max specifically. Did you really need the smilie?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

OMIGOD, all you've done here Darren is *prove* beyond any shadow of doubt that even the *concept of VE* is way beyond your ken. FWIW, standard cars of the 50s, 60s and 70s would have been lucky to have achieved 75% VE no matter what fu

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

Bullshit. What happens depends entirely on what part of the country you're in, and the attitude of the cop who pulls you over. In Victoria for example, it is a requirement to carry a valid licence at any time that you're behind the whe

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Xeno <xenolith@optusnet.com.au> wrote BULLSHIT. They don't even do that if you aren't licensed to drive. They only do that if you have arrest warrant outstanding.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

You voted Liberal, you got Mal's bullshit NBN. You deserve it.

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

They will likely take you back to the station and lock you up.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

No, given Grumpy's IT skill level, it's to be expected. He couldn't secure his own *Facebook Page*, remember?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

Actually it wasn't Labor. Had Labor been able to realise their vision of what the NBN should be, then there would be no need for *continual upgrades* and these upgrades are not minor. The Libs *nobbled* the NBN *before* it was born wit

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

It was probably an RD350 :) When I lived in Richmond many years ago I had a "neighbor" who rented a garage next to the one I did. His name was "Doc". I can't remember his real name or even if I ever knew it, but he was an Anaesthetis

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Sylvia Else <sylvia@email.invalid> wrote Bullshit. They just check the details you provide using the system in their car. Just like they do if you have your licence with you. They don't even take you to the cop shop if you have been

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

I don't believe him. He lies way too much to have even that small amount of credibility. Looking impressive was the prime factor in Darren's decision making processes. Compensates for the possession of a weenie little wiener, you see.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Daryl

BTW I'm amazed at how crap new motorcycle warranty is, my grandsons Honda only came with 3mths warranty and when it was 4mths old and the head stem bearing failed, not expensive or difficult to fix but clearly a manufacturing fault and

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Daryl

According to my son who owns a new KTM they are by far the best dirt bike as far as performance goes, he also owns a Yamaha dirt bike, don't know the model but he says its a full on race bike and not for the faint hearted, he rarely ri

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, he did, and that's precisely the point. The winning car isn't always the best car on the track. Often it's nothing other than sheer blind luck which determines the outcome of competitions. Still, I'll bet that Himman didn't do a

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Clocky

I'd tell them my rego of the vehicle I'm in, the rego of my other vehicle, drivers license number and my full name and address and phone number and any other number they think they need me to recall, they'll check on their database and

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Pete

Last time it happened to me, they asked for my details and looked me up on their in-car data terminal. Peter

Re: driving without licence on you (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

More than likely. Sylvia.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: John_H

The Speed Twin (5T) predates WW2. The most popular model in the 1950s was the Thunderbird (6T). Last of several models I've owned was a 1960 C range T100 which was an absolute pile of crap for which I was fortunate to find a buyer. OTOH

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

It's just a massive mess and has been from the start. The service here is bearable, but it's *nothing* like yours and not worth anywhere near the hundred bucks a month it costs to have it. I don't mind paying for it if I'm getting wh

driving without licence on you

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Max

What is likely to happen if you get pulled over by the police? Will they take you back to the station for the purposes of ascertaining your identity?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

I've been lucky in that both my houses have had fibre to the premises so I have had zero problems, great speed and reliability, I did a speed test just now and it was 269.15Mbps down and 22.65Mbps up, I haven't seen anything below 200M

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

That you're clueless is a given, but for someone claiming to have worked in IT to blame Labor for this... that's just absurd.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

I don't care, I'll never buy Epson again after discovering that my "empty" chipped cartridges were in fact 1/2 to 3/4 full and black only printing would "use" colour ink. Worse, the printer would stop printing black when it registered

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

That's a pretty accurate assessment actually. Well he claimed to have diabetes twice before telling us that he never claimed to have diabetes because he's never had it. So yeah, in a year he's just as likely to deny ever saying he bou

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: alvey

You went close with this boys, but the Phillipines' sweeping the Marcos's back into power has edged you out for this weeks 'Stupidity of the Week' award. I'm very confident you'll bounce back though. alvey

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

You "wrangled" a deal like you did on the Hyundai, by paying full RRP? Mate you have "egotistical dickhead" written all over you... obviously, as you bought a vehicle for people with small man syndrome. Knowing that, *they* played *you

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: alvey

I can't argue with that. Not now that Bill Gates has control of my brain through his evil genius 5G that's sitting on my desk. And riddling me with Covid and cancer for good measure. Anyhoo, another recent purchase is an Epson Ecotank p

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. The ABN was a *huge* cluster fuck from the get-go. Ridiculously optimistic in it's goals, and hopelessly under budgeted. It was *never* going to work as intended, and has been nothing but a white elephant ever since. A typical L

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Heh :) Wait till you get asked if you want a free cup of tea as part of Senior's week :)

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

Actually it was Labor who stuffed us all with the NBN when most in the industry knew that within a number of months 5g would be happening and would prove faster if initial trials were any indication. Mind you the biggest limitation of a

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, I bought a new pair of work boots a few days ago and the woman in the shop said that they should last a long time if I look after them, I said "they will probably see me out":-)

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, I get that. We've had three or four new "family" cars in the last 10 years, but I haven't had a new "me" car in over 20. I've been happy to buy slightly used utes in the past as there's been some real cost savings in doing so, b

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, know what you mean, I've been thinking of buying a newer car but my old one still runs very well, I just replaced the rear shocks, front sway bar bushes and links and the suspension rattles have now disappeared so I'm struggling to

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: alvey

Well you certainly delete the Truth Fraudster. Yep, completely nuts.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: alvey

Speaking of the NBN... I've swapped it for a 5G router. Faster and $20 pm cheaper. Well played Coalition. alvey

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: alvey

Sure you have Fraudster. I believe you. Honest. Only if you're a fat, aging and insecure shortarse. These hideous monstrosities, (the Ranga, not Fraudster), are the Valiants of the 1970s. They were famed/mocked for being the car of cho

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

He's not qualified according to the trade registration database either. There is also no record of his 15+ years of business trading as Noddy's Automotive in the Slough Estate of Altona. That's telling! Notice how, when it became clear

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clocky

Well he's qualified, I'm qualified and evidently, according to the PROV, you're not. The VACC have no record of your claimed long term membership and there is no record of your old man's claimed service record either. There is clear p

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

It would be nice. As I mentioned it's a well optioned car and if put back to it's factory configuration it would make a great cruiser. The car isn't even built yet, so it'll be a while. The new Ranger will be sold all around the worl

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: Daryl

Not sure if mine was a standard or special but it didn't have a heater. LOL although 37 bucks was a lot of money for some people back then, about 2 weeks pay for a 1st year apprentice. Shame he won't move, I'd like to see it back on

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

Correction Darren, *YOU* introduced the term here, *YOU* keep harping on about it. All you're doing now is *projecting* - and you do that a lot. And there you go, you prove it by *again* harping on about it. Seriously, I can't believe

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

Nice to know we're getting under his skin though!

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

There's more shit in him than a showbag. This "trade relevance" bullshit he keeps bringing up is yet another of his many fantasies. I've never called myself trade relevant around here and would invite him to cite any post where I've d

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Numbnuts eh?. Sounds like he has done more *trade relevant* work in the last couple of months than *you* have this century. (And a large percentage of the last one ) Always the cunt, you have a shot at yer nemesis,

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Clocky

Completely. No skin of my nose that he is a failure as a parent and willingly breaks the law.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'm glad you made it clear he was nuts for, as sure as shit, he doesn't have any nuts! NBN, No Balls Noddy!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: alvey

You're nuts.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

Lol :) I've had a bunch of HR's ranging from a standard sedan to a ute I put a chev and turbo 400 in, and cut the dash out and replaced it with one from an LH Torana which was an almost perfect fit. I loved them at the time, but if I

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: Daryl

Owned a HR and hated it but to be fair it was well beyond its use by date when I bought, cop ex brother in law got it for next to nothing when he pulled over its driver because he was wandering all over the road mostly due to very worn

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

And your opinions are like the shit that dribbles out of your arse - and are based on nothing more than that, it has to be said. <further opinionated shit dribbling wiped and flushed>

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

As far as bikes go? The 1950's were their big game changer with the Speed Twin. As far as cars go? Any time they made one :) Many around the world would probably disagree with you, but then opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has o

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

You'll have to make allowance for Darren, it's obvious he has had *no* experience with either Triumph cars or the Triumph bikes. He is again plucking shit out of his arse. No doubt the fact that *my friend* has a rally Triumph forms a

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, as I noted above, "If the engine isn't cranking or running, there should be be no fuel getting through. I couldn't see how, given the method of operation, how any fuel could leak when the system is static but I was making allowanc

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: John_H

What day would that have been? :)) I've own both Triumph cars and bikes and worked on heaps more of both and the only half decent thing about their bikes was the relative simplicity of the their B range vertical twin as compared to oth

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Noddy

Grouse. Sounds like the rest of the road going public is safer for it. <space left here for the whinging softcocks who can't go a day without replying to any of my posts to make some ridiculously inane remark about not wearing seat be

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

Absolutely, being pissed 90% of the time didn't help, lost his license for drink driving quite a few times, its a miracle that he never had a serious crash that killed or seriously injured himself or anyone else. He eventually died in h

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Noddy

202 in the Kingswood? no. They were nothing flash. However a 202 in the LJ Torana was a different story. Combined with a 4 speed they were quite a fun little car even if they were a bit of a lead tipped arrow. They were pretty reliab

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: alvey

That's interesting. Not what you're dribbling of course Fraudster, but that your hero John_H hasn't replied to you even once in this thread. Mmmmmmm. alvey

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

Ah, Darren, I actually studied that system way back in my apprenticeship days a very long time ago (yes, I did an apprenticeship, unlike you) but there was not a single Lucas PI system equipped car in the entire district so I never actu

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

IMHO Kingswoods were very ordinary cars and performance wasn't one of their features:-) Back in the day my wife's car was a Mk1 Austin 1800, not without its problems but a much nicer car to drive than any Holden of similar vintage, I t

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) Once again Clasener gets his arse handed to him in being shown that trying to pass Google off as personal experience just ain't gonna fly :)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

It has been noted many times. What a pair of absolute clowns.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

In the automotive trade it means not fabricating a life story and lying about being qualified, slobbering a pie down the front of your wife-beater whilst holding the steering wheel in the other hand or mopping other peoples dunnies for

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

Ridiculous isn't it. You can only laugh.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: John_H

Not even possible. They had an arragement called shuttle metering and sequential injection was controlled by a distributor. If the distributor wasn't rotating the shuttle couldn't operate. IOW no fuel could get past the shuttle. In f

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: John_H

There was (Borg Warner 35) but they had such a nice gearbox It always surprised me that anyone able to change gears would want the auto.. Laycock overdrive was also optional. Compared to something like a 202 Kingswood they weren't a ba

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

Sounds a lot like bullshit. They have a diaphragm connected to engine vacuum to control fuel mixture. If the engine isn't cranking or running, there should be be no fuel getting through. If there's a fault, or something has been maladju

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

The stars of Dumb and Dumber probably used Darren and Deryl as role models.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

What? You brought trade relevance in and you continually harp on about it. Now you're just *P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-N-G* I rest my case. Yet more projection. Darren reality hasn't been a thing for you for *decades*, if it ever was. Oh you

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

Hey numbnuts, speak to your mate Darren, he's the one obsessed with *trade relevance* and he's the one constantly harping on about it! That's because Darren is a 100% fraud!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

The above bullshit requires a little more extrapolation. Firstly, the 4A-GE and 4A-GZE engine were known for their reliability. After all, they are made by *Toyota*! Even Wikipedia agrees with me. Due to its durability, performance

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

Gak! A fine pair indeed. Fraudster, from behind his mighty (snigger) killfail, opining that someone "can't deal with reality" *AND* failing to admit that, "You aren't trade relevant!" is one of his catchphrases. snip unread. It couldn'

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: alvey

LOL! Would someone please tell the jeanios Deryl that it's his truth-averse little mate who is forever hoisting this false flag of "trade relevant". Jaysus! What a fine pair they make! alvey Laugh of the Week that Deryl.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Clocky

That you as somebody who can't even correctly identify blower components, insisted his own fucking Jeep was "All imperial" and is incapable of the most basic of diagnostics could build a race worthy engine... yes that is ridiculous and

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

I'm fucked if I know, but it's pretty amusing to see this shit get repeatedly thrown around here by the two most *irrelevant* cock tuggers in this group: One who has had no trade connection of any kind in almost 30 years, and another

Re: Fastest Car down Conrod Straight

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: David Richards

Kingsley Hibbard hit 182mph in his Harrop engineered Improved Touring Falcon. He got airbotne at the hump and the engine overrevved and detonated.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, what does "trade relevant" actually mean, doing oil changes in a dealership? In the last 6ths despite being retired I've rebuilt 3 Toyota gearboxes and 2 diffs, serviced a couple of Hilux, one diesel one petrol, serviced my MB, my

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pretty sure *you* didn`t get a guernsey tikky. :))) You're never worked outside of your little sheltered workshop and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In here??, there are very few, and *you* aint one of 'em....<FBG>

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, I called it and here it is folks - Darren the concrete thinker. Static Compression Ratio is a start point. In a running engine, static compression ratio is way less relevant and you need to look at abstract concepts like *effect

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

Stem diameter is irrelevant in this context Darren. Those engines are not known for dropping valve heads for no reason. Absolute rubbish Darren. Well, no, that doesn't work quite like that. If the valve is given just a minor tap, an

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

They were also different from the Bosch CIS PI systems, like the K-Jetronic, as well. Also mechanical but *continuous* rather than pulsed. Yes, the PI was a homogenous charge engine and the bulk of the fuel mixing, and evaporation was

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Daryl

I wonder how they would run on E85 which seems to be the go for modern high compression race engines. Mates Birkin Lotus 7 replica race car has 14.2:1 comp and has no problem with pinging. Best part of 40yrs since I worked on or drove o

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

A much more unrestricted air flow since no carb venturi were required. Don't bother trying to explain how a high VE can raise the *effective compression ratio, for sure Darren won't get it and I'm not so sure Daryl will either. Darren

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Xeno

It's not at all odd if you think about it. For a start, I am not talking about transferring experience to another person. What I am on about is you gaining experience with some task, some problem, then using that experience, along with

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, I'm still not seeing how that could make it not run properly on lesser grade fuels. The fuel system may have been "advanced" compared to a carburetor, but the engine itself was *very* low tech. VE is certainly a critical factor

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

It's absolutely ridiculous actually. The more he tries to invent ridiculous theories to push the blame onto me, the more completely ignorant and clueless he makes *himself* look at a result. The engine in question was a Toyota 4AGE 2

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: John_H

Like at lot of Brit and Euro stuff of that era the Mk1 PI, in particular, wasn't designed for Australian conditions and needed a few relatively simple mods to get around the vaporisation problem. If the vaporisation persisted it would al

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: John_H

Nup, I simply kept it well away from the dickheads who didn't understand how it worked. They did require relatively frequent maintenance but it was pretty straightforward for those who were familiar with the make. Toby used to refer to a

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: alvey

Because it's both true and irrelevant. By your own admission you did not compete Y9 Fraudster. And given the significant number of your far more serious claims it's of no interest. (Odd though that you're fighting this one and *none*

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yes!. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Their *only* purpose in life is to bad mouth, and bring down yourself. By fair means or foul!. (I`ve only seen the latter.) Fixated fucktards as I am wont to say!. ;)

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clocky

There is a reason he is the poster child for the Dunning-Kruger effect!

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clocky

*all talk and no walk* is what I meant obviously.

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clocky

To be fair the idea of transferring experience does seem odd. Experience is gained through doing. You can relay your experience to someone less experienced and they can certainly learn from it, but that's transferring knowledge but the

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

There's nothing about the engine or the fuel system itself that was particularly susceptible to octane ratings as far as I can tell. The engine itself was a pretty old tech device that was no more complicated than a Holden Red Motor a

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

Nothing like it in fact. The F5000 cars used a mechanically driven pump whereas the Triumph 2500pi's used an electric pump which by all accounts was extremely unreliable and the principal reason for the injection system being dropped

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Or maybe he studied how they worked and meticulously maintained it using the correct fuel? Apart from those that worked on diesels very few mechanics back in the 70's would have even seen an engine with fuel injection, I was the other

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

From what I read on Google the problem wasn't the injection system but the fuel pumps and vapor lock? Very likely the Repco engine didn't use a Triumph fuel pump. Odd that a carbie engine could meet emissions but a PI engine couldn't w

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

so what is the exact definition/concept of "transferred experience"?

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

OMG I'm being quoted! I must have said something worthwhile..

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clocky

LOL. You're never worked outside of your little sheltered workshop and have never been in an environment where you were judged by peers. In fact, you go out of your way to make sure you are never in a position where real, qualified and

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah Darren, looks like John has had *actual experience* with the marque. You, on the other hand, have none and now you're just talking out of your arse. You do that a lot! John explained why they gained that reputation. Jaguars, like

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

Joe's reputation in his niche industry is proof that my claim is valid. You, qualified? Experienced? As a *machinist*?? What utter bullshit. For the record Darren, had you been *qualified*, your record would exist on the trade registra

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Thought there must have been some reason why you would defend them :) They were like 9 to 1 compression or so, weren't they? What was the big deal? They didn't gain a reputation of unreliability for nothing. Maybe you got lucky. S

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

OMFG, you are incredibly obtuse. The concept is way beyond your ken. Easy to see you never ever set foot into an apprentice class ever.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

A very good point. One wonders exactly what Clueless Clasener's fitting/machining qualifications are that permit him to claim that "Joe's" work is of a high standard. As a qualified and very experienced machinist myself I can tell yo

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

As Felix once commented in response to his ridiculous claim, "you can relate an experience, but you cannot transfer an experience" :)

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Natch, he and I, were *both* commenting on *your* lack of experience in, well, *everything* really. (G) (Except, of course, yer penchant for self aggrandisement and bullshit..) the concept would most certainly be

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

It's a significant point, is it not? Joe loves his Triumph. Yes, a lot of things changed in the car industry at that time. I moved away from cars and into the diesel arena so lost track of what was going on in the car field until I ret

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh, be still my beating heart. :(. I`se am devestated. Hahahaha. Taken to task by a worn out irrelevant has been..OHH, the ignominy . <FBG> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As if you would have a clue theory boi. <G> ~~~~~~~~~

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: John_H

Hence "HERITAGE MOTORSPORT" on the front guard. Rubbish. The same system (Lucas MkII) was used in the Repco 5000 and was certainly reliable. The system was dropped for road cars because it couldn't meet emission standards post 1973.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

Puir wee Darren, continuing to show he hasn't a clue about rally car requirements. You, Darren, by your own admission, confirmed that you did not complete year 9. If you didn't complete year 9, you didn't get to sit the exam. It is tha

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'll second that!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

You saw it *once*? Sounds like bullshit coming up! Of course not. You were only a TA at Repco Yet another bullshit story to back up your bullshit opinion Darren?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

I will iterate - Joe's business is *Heritage Motorsport*, a niche field in the rallying world. Joe has had that car for quite a long time. You've been Googling. The reality is that the Lucas mechanical fuel injection system had *many

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, I don't know what's "highly customised" about it. It's a strut. They've been around for a long time, even with the adjustment functions that Clueless Clasener was clearly unfamiliar with :) I offered to show him my year 9 e

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Clocky

Liar.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

You'd have to be extremely dedicated to want to put time into a Triumph. They're a bit like a Jag in that they're fun while they're running, but keeping them running is hard work. As I said in another post, I could think of better car

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

"Very quick" being highly subjective of course :) It was tongue-in-cheek comment, but still. If you're into nostalgia rallying I could think of better cars to use. The humble land crab was a popular and successful rally car in it's d

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

Isn't it a laugh? They demand such details, then want *me* to do the work. They are *living in a dream*.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, Darren's *faulty valve* line was a real copout. I was going through all the common reasons for valve head detachment, and there are many, and never initially gave a thought to piston/valve clearance *until* Darren mentioned use of

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Daryl

Except that that was more than 50yrs ago. The one Xeno is talking about might be competitive if it just competed with cars of similar vintage and the rules were such that all the cars had to remain true to day they were made. Its also

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

Omigod, you mean Darren hasn't a clue? How surprising - not! But you're right, they did well in rallying back in the day. In today's rallies, the competition would be much more fierce - if the annual rally up here is anything to go by.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Clocky

Pffft, defamers don't get to make requests. Contact the guy yourself if you want to know. The contact details have been provided. Off you go.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Clocky

Reckon Les bought his bullshit or he's worked out he's just a narcissist shifting blame?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: John_H

It's actually a 2.5 PI Mk2, which was a very quick car in it's day, (the black panel behind the rear quarter window is the clue). The Mk1 version placed 2nd and 4th in the 1970 World Cup Rally.... https://www.ewrc-results.com/final/15639

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A typical name drop from kryippy, an attempted chest beat, gone the way of *all* krypsis crap.. You want to see if Joe knows someone, from only a ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From *only* a photo???, really?. FFS. :) Or you

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

One never started an apprenticeship and the other so stupid he couldn't complete one. Nothing more needs to be said.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

Well yes, because the information is correct almost all of the time. People who have served their time and are qualified will understand as this is all basic stuff. If defies belief that he can't understand *why* these rules apply. Ev

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~ *Highly customised* struts for fuckin' Triumph 2000`s (and other *heritage* vehicles??? <FBG> vernier adjustment even?.. One word *WHY*? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1072 iterations of this now!. Original he is *not*. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

You're not wrong! Pity he sucked Les in and, in the process, destroyed his engine!

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

Gets my vote too. ;-)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

Perhaps his old man best served the country by not going, like Derro best serves the trade by hiding in his shed well away from it.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'm afraid that provides me with no compulsion to act as a go-between. I know Joe personally. You want to see if Joe knows someone, from only a photo, I suggest the onus falls upon *you* to make the call. Or you could simply send him a

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

Because I asked you to do it. The Sunny Coast is a bloody long way from where I am. As usual you squib out on anything asked of you.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

Neither are *qualified or experienced* in the field of fitting/machining to pass any sort of judgement on what Joe does.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

Shows up in the progeny, that much is certain.

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Xeno

Of course you would, the concept would most certainly be *alien* to someone who couldn’t even *qualify* for an apprenticeship. Oddly enough, had you ever done an apprenticeship in Victoria in the 80s or since, you would be well versed in

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days ago by: alvey

You can't get any more limited than the Fraudster and his mates without having to sign-in... alvey

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days ago by: alvey

Oh puhlease Fraudster! Can't you make it a *bit* challenging. "grow a pair"?? You're hiding behind a killfail you buffoon. alvey

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days ago by: alvey

No surprise there Fraudster. You 'can't work it out' because you have a faulty brain. Let me help! He's posted it because you and Loonsey are forever bleating that his friends are imaginary (Oo the irony), so here he's posting contact de

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days ago by: alvey

snip lies and hypocrisy Hey Fraudster! You look like a real winner when you have to rely on someone you ridiculed for years for being a "moron" to try and maintain your "relevance". alvey

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

Well avoiding conflict *is* well developed in the Gibbens DNA... alvey

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

:)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Xeno

Let's go with *too stupid*. HTH

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yep! yep!

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Q:When is noddy not lying? A:Anytime his lips aren't moving!

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yes it is, because they're irrelevant to the discussion of automotive matters, which is the purpose of this group. you OTOH, claim to be an automotive mechanic, which is entirely relevant to the discussion of automotive matters, but y

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah, you really have to wonder about that remark. But then, you look at who uttered it and it becomes self explanatory - Darren couldn't even *complete*, much less *pass*, secondary school. Had he paid attention to *science classes*,

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clocky

The "nonsensical" carburettor physics? You can't defy the laws of physics you fucking brain damaged idiot, not even you.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Clocky

Yep, you're definitely qualified there is no question about that at all. It's pretty rich that the one the fraud dubbed as the 'village idiot' and too stupid to complete an apprenticeship is backed up to dispute your qualifications by

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

Not *my* carburettor physics Darren. Try Holley or any other carb manufacturer. Try arguing with engineers who *design* engines. They understand airflow and its limitations even if you haven't a clue. You can't argue with Holley's carb

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

I made the claim for one (1) set of papers. Some here have seen them, just not you! You, OTOH, make the claim but you don't have them. That has been proven by a total absence of your name on the Victorian trade registration database an

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Did Jerky Birko ever grow a pair and make a comment about Clueless Clasener's fucked up boosted brake theories or is nonsensical carburetor physics, or did he do his usual trick of sitting down and shutting the fuck up like a good li

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

I'm *still* trying to work out why Clueless Clasener posted that load of shit about someone paying him a visit, as all I got from it was that when he's not talking about me here, he's talking about me to other people :) Yeah, app

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ He`s on the money regarding krypsis, and *you* and the other flops *know* it!!.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All absolute *fact* where krypsis is concerned....Prove otherwise.. (As if. :))) and speaking of qualifications.. what are ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Neither have you!!. well, one cannot disclose what one does not posses.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Joe's business, Darren, is *Heritage Motorsport*. Know what *heritage* means Darren? Obviously not. In the 70s, when you were in short pants, the Triumph 2000 series were quite popular rally cars.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

It might have an EVO engine in it. Joe mentioned working on EVO engines a lot but I don't recall him saying his rally car had such in it. It might well have. Anyway, Darren proved beyond any doubt his total lack of expertise in engine

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

It does indeed!

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

Messaging would be better right now. He is a rather busy boy. When he was here, his phone rang all day long and messages popped up all the time. Short answer, they are stupid beyond belief. The only reason I put his Facebook page up is

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

I certainly have been wondering that about you, for sure! Darren, Darren, Darren, you really haven't a clue. Fabricating those bits is just a *small part* of what Joe does. For a start, he designs them first. Some of his *designs* are

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

lol@Fraudster

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

They were typical of most things with 4 wheels that Triumph made: Total heaps of shit. They made world conquering bikes in their day, but their cars were hopeless.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, I remember working on one when it was only a few years old, the problem was lack of power, the owner had taken it to numerous workshops and no one had made much of an improvement, I managed a to make a slight improvement but in the

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

Nobody ever said you couldn't be competent without qualifications, that's his spin and that *has* to be his position since he isn't qualified. What was said is that there is no evidence to prove he is qualified as he claims, not even w

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

<snip irrelevant rubbish from an unqualified fraud>

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

more of your spin and lies. and speaking of qualifications.. what are the numbers on yours again? oh that's right, you've never disclosed them. well, one cannot disclose what one does not posses.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

You're not aware of highly customised setups? Figures. Since when did the opinion of an unqualified year 9 flunky ever become trade relevant? Your engines don't last two laps, who the fuck would want to race one of your dud builds?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

It seems obvious to ring the man if he doubts your claim rather than play infantile guessing games. WTF is wrong with these people?

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, but it's a Triumph 2500for fuck's sake. You wouldn't be seen dead in one even if you were wearing an "Uncle Norman" jacket complete with leather elbow pads :)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

You have to wonder how anyone can be this fucking stupid. Here's Clasener the clueless beating his chest about his "mate" who is seemingly doing nothing more complicated than drilling holes and cutting threads which to any competent

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

except it wasn't intentional

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

he did invent one since there's no record of him having served

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yeah, check my sig...

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

+1, and it's just more of his lies anyway

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Daryl

Certainly wouldn't be quick if it still had its original engine but no mention on the Facebook page what if any mods have been done to it, lots of options that might fit under the bonnet:-)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hmmm, he`s good at re-inventing the wheel apparently!.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

See my response to Grumpy. I don't give a shit who the person is. Joe makes the ones for the cars that don't have EBay items available. He is a *specialist jobbing shop* making custom orders. You might not understand this but a lot of

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

I have a better idea. Why don't *you* ask him direct? You have Joe's work phone and email on his Facebook page so there's nothing stopping you. While you're at it, ask him if he knows *me* and if he was a visitor here recently. He'll be

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Noddy

I'm sure Krypsis is frantically doing a google image search as we speak in an effort to pad out his bullshit with *more* bullshit :) A few interesting points in his fairytale worth noting. Firstly, I don't know why his "mate" bothers m

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

The *concept* of reality is totally alien to Darren. Joe tells me the entry level to a fitting and machining apprenticeship back in the day when he did his was relevant *year 10 passes*. That doesn't surprise me in the slightest given

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Noddy

Indeed, it's his complete lack of anything like relevant experience that forces him to satisfy his ego by inventing ridiculous concepts such as "transferred experience" :) I *still* laugh at that one :)

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

Ask him if he knew this man. Name and location... https://imgur.com/a/TTSH0mu

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

He's not interested in reality, if he were he would have done an actual apprenticeship (not that he even met the minimum entry requirement to do one, mind) instead of pretending he did several... and then he would have been able to hav

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

Joe's number is on his Facebook page, and his address. Darren could go visit him - and learn how a *real machinist* carries out his craft.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

This story of Darren's has grown 7 league boots! ;-)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: Clocky

One you were invited to ring to prove they were real, which you declined. At least he didn't invent a large gathering of people around his BBQ which in actual fact turned out to be a street party down the road... It was just another g

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 11 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

At least he's going to *real* dinner parties. That beats your imaginary street party pants down. alvey

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

He has *lots* of friends, who all just happen to conveniently be on stand by for whatever anyone happens to be talking about. Odd really when, by his own admission, he's such an unliked cunt of a thing in the flesh that his own wife wo

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fantasy world krypsis??. You da mayor of *that* situation!.

Re: Had an interesting visitor the past few days (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: alvey

There you go again. Having *another* "vent poison and angst" episode against poor Fraudster... alvey

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~ Why not,? lack of experience has never bothered you before.

Had an interesting visitor the past few days

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

and he should be back at work in Victoria by now. Third time now that he and his wife visited and we've had a lot of very interesting conversations in the short time he was here. His name I can publish here - Joe Wilson - since he has a

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

no, since is was in a case and the seat was soft it didn't suffer at all. black case, black car seat was a major contributing factor. also the main reason I keep leaving the phone in the car. I often fail to notice it!

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

Did your phone suffer much from the experience?

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I can!!  I have sat on my phone!  :)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

assuming tho that it would/could happen, of all the ppl Honda could send to such an event, why on earth would they pick him? with many dealerships in Australia, Honda would not send a service manager from just one. if they needed to s

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, they are more likely to send a *mechanic* than they are a *manager* since the mechanic would have the requisite skills and training to actually comprehend the training and make use of it. But they usually want the person concerne

Re: aerial (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

Short answer - no. The modern phones no longer have an external connector for a 2/3/4/5G signal so the inbuilt antenna is all you have for connection to the cellular network. Ergo, the car manufacturer does not fit an aerial to the car

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: alvey

Well there's more reason for that (think *very* high end cars) than there is for sending a rural Honda dealership Service Manager o/s. Which is what the Fraudster once claimed. Of course this was as likely as his other Big Claims, and ex

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

Darren claimed he was a *service manager* at a Honda dealership and was sent overseas for a new model release. Darren isn't even a qualified mechanic FFS. Didn't happen except in Darren's rather vivid imagination. Honda Australia would

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Max

Why would a mechanic be sent on an overseas trip?

aerial

aus.cars

Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Max

Do any modern cars have aerials fitted which are used for phone calls and internet?

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Cool. Lol :) American Honey for me. On the rocks. It's the shit.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: lindsay

i'm about 40k NW of Bairnsdale, so it's pretty good, sometimes the vege farmers at Lindenow pick at night, so their crop can be at market in the morning.. not a huge problem, and you can see the glow from Bairnsdale, Sale, Stratford an

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: lindsay

Yep, one of the reasons why I bought the joint. It's not a true dark sky site like say, Dargo (further in the mountains) but it does have it's moments. I did go outside for 20 mins at 4.00am on Saturday morning on the off chance of sco

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: lindsay

WOW. Thats a keeper!! Beautiful. And not too shabby either. Moon shots can be hit or miss due to atmospheric conditions... Half moons are good for photography, as there's more detail, ridges and crater walls tend to stand out... Cheers

Re: OT: Anzac Day... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: keithr0

A couple of ex-army friends both with acquaintanceship with several of the people involved reckon that it is a pretty fair representation of what happened. Definitely.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Absolutely. Looks awesome.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: Clocky

Sure. Of course the 100% Ford dickhead strike rate on Ford drivers does not include those responsible family men who would understand their legal and moral obligation to put a seat belt on their child where it is provided. That pro

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

I'm not sure what he is referring to either. Awesome.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

what 'points' does one 'score', or try to, by putting a photo you took on a website? that's good to know then

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

He didn't say he was going to misuse it or put it up on his own website to try to score points. I don't have a problem if he wants to get it printed. If he puts it up on his own website though I would have an issue.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

It's a pretty good camera kit I use. That shot is with a Canon R5 with a 70-200mm f2.8 RF zoom lens. I have used some processing tools on it to make it a bit sharper. I love the sunset one as if you zoom in on the school towards the bot

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

That's a damn good pic of the moon just using a camera. I have a fitting that allows me to attach my phone to my telescope eye piece and that takes very good photos of the moon.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Oh no! shirley you jest!!?? you'll have a swat team at your door, and an army of lawyers baying for blood, if you dare to do that! it's his personal, private, sanctified property never to be appropriated or used or misused by anyone e

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

Nice shot! I should frame that and send it to a friend out that way.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

Indeed. He did a neat job of fucking it up :-) he Exactly.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

LOL, lost your sense of humour mate? Amazing that you get upset at little poke considering the absolutely disgusting and degenerate comments that you have made in the past aimed at others. Yes I have a Hilux, but that was because that

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

One comment and look at them go... but make fraudulent claims and habitually lie - no problem. I think I proved my point :-)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

LOL :-)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Daryl

Wow, brilliant pic. The stars are so much clearer when you are away from city light pollution.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

Grumpy has been busy with other things and his camera has been on holidays for a couple of weeks. These are from the last shoot I did. Townsville Sunset https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsLDRd5Vlv8NnWvRVej3L7JChbga?e=WEvnMj Very big file... Full M

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Nice. The sky looks awesome the further away from the city you get. It's not bad here, but I imagine out your way it must be something else. Lol :)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

The odds are good that your opinions would be closer to the truth if you chose your nouns at random. snip more crazytalk. alvey

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

the germs want to avoid being contaminated

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: lindsay

I must be nuts. 11.30pm and standing outside with a fucking camera... maybe worth it tho https://imgur.com/a/TqG0QOg Grumpytech should have a crack at this... Thank God for Dubliner :-)

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Clocky

You *don't* solder the wires to the cartridge and that heatshrink is doing nothing to support that wire. Fuck you're a rough cunt.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

<bullshit snipped> Aw gee, you poor little boy! 15/5, not real flash temps in Merrimu Darren. Up here in the mid north coast it was a nice and toasty 21 degrees dropping to a not so chilly 17 degrees overnight. What were you saying ab

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mostly, but some ppl are born nonces. <G> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yep, I`ve always made a point of 'back in, drive out'.. Easier and safer in traffic. (Backing into traffic in a semi is fraught with danger.) ~~~~~~~~

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

Fucking hell. She's a bit of a Typhoid Mary :) Yeah, you can't tell who will get it, or how badly they'll be infected if and when they do. I know that feeling :)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Me too. My wife got it through a series of events, when we came back from Qld our friend came back with us because she had a school reunion to attend in Mornington, after that she visited her husband's elderly aunt in Rosebud and was p

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Lol :) At least you have a valid excuse. A little while ago we were having dinner and the wife glances at me and says "You've remembered Mother's day is this Sunday, right?", and after a moment or two of me going "Fuck fuck fuck" in

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, it's funny. A few of the neighbours have had a family member with it, yet everyone else in their respective houses remained Covid free despite none of them apparently going out of their way to avoid it. Meanwhile on the other si

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: Xeno

His mind is chock full of imaginary things.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

wife is imunocompromised... so we've done what we could to keep her clean for 2.5 years. she's tripple vaxxed, i'm double... she went to the supermarket on Friday, and for the first time, didnt wear a mask. Saturday, she's feeling croo

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: alvey

If hypocrisy and stupidity were superpowers then Fraudster would have his own Marvel Universe franchise. (I mean a real one. He already has an imaginary one in his mind). alvey Again chuckling over someone who wears a merkin on their

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Daryl

My wife had it but I haven't, I'm not complaining but its weird how some just seem to be immune, luckily so far I'm one of those:-) A bit cool today:-)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

That seems to be his life these days. He's a miserable shit who seems to exist here for no reason other than to vent poison and angst. <shrug> Fuck. Hopefully it's not going too bad. Been lucky here. Neighbours all around me have had

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 14 Hours ago by: lindsay

Not too sure why i deserved that from him, i've sent no abuse his way. Meh. I'm capable to give as good as I get. I'm up here in iso with the rona. And the joint is so wet, i cant use the tractor. Had to use 4wd in the ranga to naviga

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I was thinking only of younger drivers, not responsible family men :)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, he does. Being the Toyota apologist he is he has some fucked old ex mine shitbox Hilux traded in at the end of it's life with half a zillion km's on it, and while haven't seen what he replaced his ex taxi Commodore with I'd bet

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: lindsay

Dont forget the loudmouthed deadshit toyota fanbois... 110% in here just talk shit about any other brand.... you've a hilux, havent you?

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

as I've already said tone arm wires are connected to the cartridge by slide on connectors. https://auslink.info/pics/image1.jpg professionals would never solder onto cartridge terminals. also it's very rare that tone arm wires ever ne

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

I've had one of those on the wall in my tool room for some time, as my eyesight isn't what it used to be and I need to use it for drill and cutter sharpening: I don't use it while I'm sharpening, but I certainly do to check the cutti

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yes I use one like that

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: John_H

This might be the way to go if you don't already have one.... https://tinyurl.com/yt2u6pjz Great for fine work where you need both hands free and lots of light. You'll also wonder how you ever lived without it. :)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

Duh... it's the cold starts that fill your garage with stinking fumes you retard. Jesus wept...

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Clocky

You make the grandiose claims, you get to prove them true. Since there is at best *no* evidence to support your grand claims and at worst evidence that directly contradicts your claims there are very good reasons to believe you are not

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Clocky

No... the claim is that you had multi-coloured cable ties. You failed to display a single one in the photo you submitted as evidence. Nobody asked for a photo of thousands of cable ties as it had no relevance to your claim except, evid

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

snip hilarious. Fraudster accusing someone of revising history? Hahahahahahahahaha. And btw Buffo, the Big Picture Joke from the Cable Ties Affair was that you were more than happy and willing to stump up proof of a few dollars worth o

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

And/or how much he lies. Why would anyone believe that *any* of his last sentence is true? alvey

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

"public forum" is one of those many concepts which the Fraudster simply cannot comprehend. Honesty, integrity, self-awareness and other core values are simply words without meaning to him. The additional fact that he's an idiot doesn't h

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days ago by: alvey

Whereas you should shut the fuck up and not invent a business... hth alvey

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days ago by: alvey

Lol! Clean winner that. alvey

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

I'm no hoon - but if you're going by the Ford fans in here there is a 100% strike rate for them being complete dickheads. Hmmmmm.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Clocky

Again, this is a public forum. If you don't like public discussion, email Trevor. Otherwise you get to suck it up princess. Of course you don't have to take sound advice from me, just keep fucking everything up like you have been - it'

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Xeno

He certainly does. A lot of underground car parks in apartment blocks ban reverse in parking because of the black soot spots on walls from people *cold starting* their vehicles. Cold cats don't light off until you're well and truly down

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

every time he posts something he proves how little he really knows

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Xeno

Hey Darren, you have proven your lack of trade training so often that it must be getting embarrassing for you. That Lotus Elise you *tried to put on the Hoist, that was a classic among classics! You couldn't even differentiate a side j

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Xeno

coloured cable ties. You claimed coloured ties, you didn't show coloured ties. End of story! You didn't show any coloured ones. You referenced coloured ones, you showed black ones (that you likely rushed out to buy so you could take

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

You stupid clown. Your diesel has a catalytic converter that renders 95% or more of the exhaust gas into CO2 and H2O so reversing *in* won't be the issue. It will fill the garage up with fumes when you *cold start* the engine because th

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Too true but practice makes perfect:-) I also reverse into parking spaces, like most skills the more you do it the easier it gets, I used to have to reverse a semi into places where lots of people couldn't reverse a car, no doubt you ha

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) My *God* Felix you are an utter *cretin* :) Clasener has made so many claims about me that I've lost count, and he claims every single one of them is "proven true". Yet despite this myriad of claims and the abundance of proof

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

This is yet another perfect example of the FLC's revisionist history :) The "claim" was that I had thousands of cable ties, which I always keep on hand as I use them for everything and buy them whenever they're on sale, and amongst th

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Of course, but some ppl take a coons age lining up and backing in....Incompetent in *either* direction. :)))

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Please do!.. A start in the right direction... :)))

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nope, ;) she simply baffles you (and the other baa baa`s) with bullshit. (Easy targets)

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Typical mindless twaddle, wouldn`t expect anything *LESS*.... :))))

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Huh?, proved that he has *pieces of paper* (he`s not on his own) which in and of themselves, are *not* worth a pinch of snuff. *You* should know. HEH.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Uh huh, from the old sheila that *runs away* when the proposition that he and Krypsis are one and the same!. One would think that *if* such claims were er, *untrue* <G> she would tell one and all *The rea

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

For fuck's sake. I reverse into our garage with a diesel powered wagon and I can *barely* smell it.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

how stupid and ridiculous is someone who posts in a public forum and then complains that ppl respond to it.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 13 Hours ago by: Daryl

Can do but I've never found that to be a problem, just don't leave the engine running any longer than necessary and when I start the car to drive out I drive out straight away.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

And spray the back wall with black soot on start-up - depending on the vehicle engine type and age.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Clocky

Now you know what it is like for us mechanics to read NoddyLiar's ignorant claptrap as he pretends to be a qualified mechanic. Have a good think about that.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Clocky

So if it's so "bleedin' obvious" how is it that Noddyliar has already fucked it up once?

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

Reversing in fills the garage with exhaust fumes. Sylvia.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

LOL!

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

It's Felix. He does this *every* time he mouths off. Making a complete idiot out of himself is about all he seems to be really good at.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

He's good at it, but then he's one of the dickheads himself and this bullshit offering from him here is just his relevance deprivation disorder hard at work. This has nothing whatsoever to do with him, and his "advice" was either need

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yes, IIRC, it even stated that the starter was providing an *assist* function on that diagram. Let me see, this was the diagram, wasn't it? https://com.mazdacdn.com/common/en/assets/innovation/technology/img/env_technology/i-stop/techn

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Xeno

I wouldn't know! I wasn't here! ;-)

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

When I posted the link from Mazda explaining the operation of the i-Stop system proving exactly what I had been saying... and then him posting the same link later in support of *his* nonsense when that same information had already clea

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

no doubt

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

only one 'dickhead in here' has earned the reputation of being the village idiot  :)

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

I was doing that well before Xeno showed up ;-)

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

here's what I'm talking about .. https://auslink.info/pics/image1.jpg (It's ok, praise is not necessary. I know the photography is exemplary, and far superior to anything grubby could produce.  :) )

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**SHOULD and DO know this. Please don't try and tell me my business. I've been doing this stuff for well over 50 years. Noddy wrote: ".....as the wires broke off the cartridge connector as I was clipping it back in after taking the ph

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah, that one was where he claimed CV joints straightened the steering. One of his websites even *stated* what was centering the CV on the Heli rotor - the rubber straps. The other was a clear case of him not having a clue what was wri

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

You got that wrong. The Noddy method, after cocking it up, learn nothing from people laughing at him and make bullshit excuses - just like he did with the Lotus Elise hoist lift on the *side jacking points* - CLOWN!

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stating the bleedin' obvious...!!. De rigueur for the half smarts (*and* the downright dickheads) in here.... ~~~~~~~~~~ Say what?.. Hahahaha. ;)

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

and that wasn't the only time. i recall you showing on occasion that websites he gave to support his claims actually proved him wrong!

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

that was so funny

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yep. they all need to be in proportion and relate to the job that needs to be done

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

the noddy method: fuck it up, then figure out what he should have done.  :)

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

there is something seriously wrong with him mentally

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

possibly there are one or two who aren't. :)  but yes, it would have been a more accurate statement if I had left out the word 'all'. drivers of certain car makes and types do obtain a reputation tho. think dickheads Ford, yobbos and

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MG anyone?...

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

the tone arm wires should NEVER be soldered onto the cartridge terminals. you can melt the plastic of the cartridge and sever the wires connecting the cartridge pins. small slide on connectors are used to connect the tone arm wires to

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

unlike you, Xeno always justifies what he says with rationality and evidence

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

Q: when is the bumhole bogan not lying? A: when his lips are not moving!

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah, that was the funniest thing ever. His *proof* proved him a liar. How sad - for him! You would think the idiot would learn from his many mistakes - but, no, not possible since narcissists can’t see that they are cocking up, blind to

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

Ah but you forget! His claim was that he used *multi-coloured* cable ties and his "proof" was a photo of thousands of ALDI cable ties he picked up possibly that morning - but none of which were "multi-coloured".

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

I know that smell... and it isn't the smell of rosin core solder! You need to work on your technique, use the right diameter solder, right (very fine) size tip and right temperature... and magnification. Don't stupidly go in blind wit

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

Tip: Use magnifier before you fuck things up. That was you lessen the chance of fucking it up. HTH.

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

:-) He's the same with *everything*. Might not be obvious to those that don't have an automotive background but to those that do, he goes in like a bull to a gate and then ends up fucking it up because he doesn't know what he is doing

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: alvey

That's untrue. Don't you recall when he hurled himself headlong into a trap by producing a pix to prove his claim of having hundreds of cable ties? What a laugh that was! He's a well balanced buffoon is the Fraudster. He has neither for

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

It'll be the same here too :) I picked up a new soldering/desoldering station this morning, as my old Weller is erratic and the cheapie soldering iron I bought to replace it a couple of years ago went up in smoke last time I turned it

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clocky

Well master projector, actually yes he has. You on the other hand, nothing!

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Highly likely soldered. A fine tipped soldering iron will be required. I have a couple of tips that are almost as fine as sewing needles. A jeweller's loupe' is often required for old farts like me.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days ago by: alvey

Strike me lucky! He's done it again! That one's going straight into the Fool Room too! alvey "Every time he opens his trap all he manages to show is how utterly clueless he is". Fraudster, 03May22

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days ago by: alvey

I wouldn't say *all* Ford customers are clueless dickheads, mind you, I don't actually know any, however I would confidently opine that exactly none of their Ranga buyers are Mensa material. alvey

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days ago by: alvey

Yep! They're completely unacceptable and clearly signs of mental health problems. Unlike sayyy, lying about owning a business, lying about owning property, lying about being qualified, lying about his family history, lying about being a

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xeno

Proven beyond any shadow of doubt Darren. Even the *government* has no record of the claims you have made - and you can easily check those yourself. Head off to Nth Melbourne and pay a visit to PROV. Of course you won't find anything

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: Daryl

When we first got the Golf I looked for ways to disable the stop/start, on line I found one way was to disconnect the battery sensor at the battery, doing that worked and I read on various forums that many people leave it permanently di

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep :) They look like they were soldered in place, but I'll have to have a better look in the workshop with my magnifier.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Hope you're not holding your breath. In all the time he's been here making all his many claims, he has never actually proved a single fucking thing :)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) He wouldn't know if his own head was on fire.... Yep. That was grouse, and showed that despite his claim that he can pick differences in AV quality between using Monster cables and not using them, he *clearly* demonstrat

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

planes can fly (have flown) with only one wing

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

what's the saying?..  "fools rush in where angels fear to tread"

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

just like all Ford dealers and their customers

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**VERY small, needle nosed pliers are required. And great care. The wires are very thin and fragile. But, I guess you've worked that out by now.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

The Ford dealer probably has no idea :) Good move. Turn on and off whatever you like. Still annoying though. It should be permanently selectable at the owner's discretion. Paying people "compensation" for *not* having it is a joke t

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 11 Hours ago by: Noddy

Thanks Trevor. I'll get one from you. At this stage I have to try to repair the thing tomorrow as the wires broke off the cartridge connector as I was clipping it back in after taking the photo. Fuck it....

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Hi Hrypsis! Found the deleted posts yet?

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Jesus. I asked quite clearly if they could remove it when it was serviced recently, and they clearly answered no. Never mind, as I wont be returning to Ford Service now the 1st decent one is done, I'll be teeing up the Forscan (lets ca

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Really? Okay. Only mindlessly *STUPID* geriatric cretins buy a car (in particular a MG3 'core', and then whinge about it's unsuitability, and trade it in on a 2yo NOS Lancer 12 months later... Only absolute morons would ask if a plane

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

He's the master of *projection*. For sure! Darren is the *poster child* here for *relevance deprivation*. He proved it beyond any doubt when he created a complete *fictitious* career in automotive

Re: Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**This should fit: https://www.wagneronline.com.au/pc05/ps/ I can save you about 15 Bucks off retail. You will probably need to adjust the tracking force to suit, as I think the new cartridge is a little lighter than the original. The

Ping Trevor: Used stereo equipment part 2

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 16 Hours ago by: Noddy

Trev, Just a quick follow up regarding the cartridge on my kid's record player. The replacement stylus finally arrived today after being in transit for 2 weeks (thanks Ozpost) and while fitting it I took this picture for you: You men

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

https://auslink.info/pics/garage.jpg :)

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

only dickheads buy Fords

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: alvey

That's *another* good cackle at Ford fans. So these Ranger owners (deRangers?) are admitting that they only drive these hideous monstrosities around town. Well played. alvey

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: alvey

Close... Try this one. It's a hoot. https://www.motor1.com/news/583343/2006-ford-gt-crashed-driver-unfamiliar-manual/

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'd consider the removal of the start-stop tech as a *bonus*. I wouldn't expect Ford to be able to produce a reliable version of that technology.

Re: Classic Ford Fan Action (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: Clocky

I don't think that link reaches what you intended to show. However, looks like Ford are still at it. "Discreetly" removing features? https://www.drive.com.au/news/ford-ranger-refund-over-missing-stop-start-tech-and-fuel-consumption-in

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: Clocky

I'm not speaking for anyone in your imaginary universe, I'm speaking from experience in the real world - working as a real mechanic in a real trade setting. It's not a place you are qualified or capable of inhabiting.

Classic Ford Fan Action

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

https://tinyurl.com/y48fu6dk alvey

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

lol! Shitter's Ditch is located directly below Bumhole. You can join the rest of the rather large dots yourselves... alvey "Every time he opens his trap all he manages to show is how utterly clueless he is". Fraudster, with an inst

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

Dunno about that, but you're definitely much more of a craven loony like Fraudster. hth alvey

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

snip Looney Bros Says the buffoon who claimed that he was head of a mythical suburban garage. You have to laugh. Twit. If it was cancer-like then it would have killed you off decades ago. alvey "Every time he opens his trap al

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

What makes an irrelevant little trades assistant think he can spout wisdom from the world of automotive? It does because it *isn't sticky*. Please explain why it is still available and sold *everywhere*. Whack this search string into yo

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

Darren is a true idiot. I always thought no one could be this stupid but Darren continually surprises me by taking stupidity to new heights!

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Clocky

They should *never* operate in unexpected ways you clown. They should operate in a predictable way unless there is a fault.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

Disc brakes were Standard on the Holden HD Premier Darren. Since I started working on cars in 1968 and the HD Holden was released in 1966, disc brakes have been on cars all through my entire career in the trade. I was *trained* on disc

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) In what imaginary universe does an irrelevant little mudflap fitter from Shitter's Ditch think he speaks for the "automotive world"? :) For fuck's sake these delusional FLC morons get worse by the day :) It does no such th

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) Every time he opens his trap all he manages to show is how utterly clueless he is. Still, you can't expect much from a relevance deprived moron who last worked in the automotive field when drum brakes were common. Not that h

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Falscher Bruce

My mum's door was reversing when halfway down. It was not due to the tracks needing a clean (althought that is sometimes the issue). Her panel-lift door had a lot of nuts and bolts, and some had come loose, which caused it to jam, so over

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

I dont agree with Tomas. It's wax. It is what it is. Teflon spray is better than a wax stick that cannot get into all sorts of places a spray can can. It's better than a "grease", which Is what I said.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Above from https://crcindustries.com.au/products/crc-dry-glide-with-ptfe-150g-3040.html (sorry, forgot the link. I'm not a plagairist like Tomas...

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Really? The "same shit" ? Just another lie. Your wax dildo: "*Ingredients* Paraffin wax Paraffinic oil (Petroleum Jelly) CRC: crc-dry-glide-with-ptfe: Ingredient DIMETHYL ETHER ETHANOL METHYL ETHYL KETONE (2-BUTANONE) TOLUENE 4-HYDROXY

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: Clocky

I was doing that long before they showed up but yes.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: Clocky

The automotive trade doesn't agree with you. Dry-lube has been used in the automotive trade for decades and decades exactly because it resists "dust grit and whatever". The fact that the fraud isn't aware of it's extensive use in the

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

didn't know that last one yes

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

It is said that those who are insane do not know they are insane. Darren seem to provide the proof of this! He tries to project *his insanity* onto others. I won't hold my breath!

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

Claiming *trade qualifications* that you don't possess is *FRAUD*, pure and simple. Ever wondered why Darren decided (so he says) to close down his business? His excuse was he wants more time for working on his own vehicles. The reality

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

All you are doing is showing you have *zero* experience servicing cars Darren. Dri-lube has been marketed for *decades*, way longer than you've been bullshitting about having involvement in the motor trade, for the exact purpose of lubi

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

lying about military service is an affront and insult to all service men and women past and present. fortunately Xeno and Alvey are keeping the lying SOB to account on this and all his false claims.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Xeno

They are indeed! Mad March Hares have nothing on them. Stats mean little to Darren since his arithmetic skills are sub par.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 19 Days 17 Hours ago by: Clocky

"Delusional" would be the bloke who invented trade qualifications and claimed his old man served his country among a host of other unfounded claims. Feel free to prove your claims any time you like.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

This pair are getting noticably nuttier. Digging out extensive rainfall stats? Pours for thought that... alvey "No, it's not, and at this rate I'll be surprised if they [Tesla] survive to the middle of the year”. Fraudster, 25Apr19

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, yes, you are Darren. Delusions, you know them well! There's all the apprenticeships you think you've had followed by those trade qualifications. Then there's the biggie, owning your own business in the "Slough Estate* for 15 yea

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Good stuff, I bought PTFE spray to lube sunroof tracks, works well.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Totally delusional fucktard it is.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Agreed.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

You can get lithium grease anywhere... repco, supercheap.... I checked price and it is Yep. Syringe from chemist: 99c? for 50mm :-) i buy 'em from the local chemist because they are great for repairing bubbles in fibreglass. They D

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: lindsay

Tell the full story Tomas. Here, i'll help..... ... up on the "ridge"? You eek out an existence on a little hill, 35m above sea level. If you received 3.5 metres of rain in a hurry, then you may expect to see some damage. You need to

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Can you fill an used empty roofing-silicone cartridge? https://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/ext/resources/ARWWCA/Breaking-News-2017/5-22-17M-H-Silicone-Sealant-Application-Tube.jpg?1494966292

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Well, you can test and set the limit switches for one. That too can be carried out by the owner if technically minded.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Servicing is just a matter of relubing where necessary and testing/checking limits against specs. The latter procedures can be found in the garage opener manual.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

like what can they really do without removing the door, other than lubricate the tracks, and you can do that yourself.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

most do I think, at regular intervals. but if the door is working fine, it's probably just a money making exercise.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Noddy

Some of it. The wife spent most of her Childhood in Thames, with the family moving to Geraldine in her mid teens or so. Apparently not, no.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Noddy

Lol :)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Does the manufacturer recommend servicing every so often?

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, no surprises there:-) I've given up trying to convince my wife to reverse into our garage and I try to avoid watching her reverse out:-)

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Geraldine isn`t it?. I was born and bred in Dunedin and don`t remember any quakes growing up. Just A few tremors over the years. Still been nothing major. (Touch wood) Tho all the old stuff has to be made *earthq

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reverse in??. Hah, Some around here would have to install bollards so they at least don`t bring the whole structure down on themselves. (Instead, provide work for the local panel beater/exchanger)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Or you could just *look* before you drive out - or in. But then, if the door randomly doesn't open or shut correctly, then get it fixed by someone with a clue!

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~ Yep, silicone spray, and contact cleaner.. Essentials for me.

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Get one from your chemist. Simples

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Daryl

Easy way to avoid that problem is to reverse into the garage, that way you can see if the door is fully open when you drive out and don't reverse in until you make sure the door is fully open.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yes you're right. I had just assumed it started closing again, but who knows, I may have pressed the remote when I got in the car, then pressed it again when I started to drive out, thinking I had not pressed it. it's not unlikely for

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: Xeno

No, they are simple electro-mechanical devices. They should *never* operate in unexpected ways. If they do, they have a problem and it needs fixing. Then it has a fault. Call in someone who has a clue and get it sorted. Mine has *ne

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

They're not scientific instruments, and sometimes suffer from glitches that see them operate in unexpected ways. I have no idea what kind of door Felix has, but mine is a B&D Panel Lift that was installed new when the house was built 1

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yeah, spending time living 2 hours south of Christchurch they're used to that shit :) -- -- Regards, Noddy.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: jonz@ nothere.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Kiwi`s eh??. ;)

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

I'm positive he thinks it is just a single person. His narcissism won't allow lateral thinking.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

There is a test/setting procedure for that. For mine; https://www.ata-aust.com.au/AtaAust/media/Manuals/GDO-2v5-Manual.pdf

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

His name is not "Noddy". Which "knob" did you have in mind or do you honestly think "Nomen Nescio" is a single poster?

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: John_H

If you need to get accurate amounts into awkward spots what's wrong with using the tip of a screwdriver blade to apply it?

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 16 Hours ago by: Sylvia Else

I'm a bit surprised that it would start closing again. Mine will open if it detects a jam while closing, but not the other way around. Responding to a jam in either direction by reversing is asking for a situation where it continually

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

I just did. I needed a 5 litre pressure sprayer so, while I was at the shop, I picked up a stick of Dri-lube at the same time since I couldn't find the one I already had. For sure, now I have purchased another, the original will invaria

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 17 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

works on wood and plastic too. eg., drawers,  sliding trays, etc., I will get some

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

that's good then

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Clocky

Sure is, great for runners. Not so door latches. Well yeah, it's been used for that in the automotive trade for longer than I have been alive. Silicon lube is great stuff and has many uses but not for latches and especially not on c

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

So how do you *explain* your massive *trolling effort* over the past *two decades and more* Darren? You know what I mean, your *bullshit* stories about having done 3 apprenticeships, claims to have attained no less than two (2) trade q

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

We've had no real flooding here throughout the entire wet season. North and South of here - quite a bit, but nothing much here. A bit of water over Bray Street, one of our routes into town, for a very short period of time but that's abo

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Given that this knob is a massive troll his whole story here is likely to be bullshit, but if anyone is wanting to lubricate their door latches and they want to use Lithium grease then they can buy a can with a built in spray tube at a

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

I just spray it on then wipe up the excess, works for me.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

rain is OK, flooding is bad

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

for sure. just as well i was driving out slowly of course you didn't..  :)

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Xeno

And here, in the Mid North Coast, it's still raining. Well, it was raining overnight, Sunny at the moment so hopefully only a little late rain this arvo. It is, after all, the tail end of the wet season here. Visitors from Melbourne arri

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

Meanwhile, here on the Sunny Coast, its rained a lot.

Re: Garage door woes (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Clocky

That could have been a lot worse and a lot more expensive to fix! I had my own little mishap the other day. We have some carved gypsum artwork thing that is sometimes used to hold the gate open and it lives along the fence - but I forg

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Clocky

All places that sell automotive parts like Supercheap, Repco etc will have lithium grease. Available in a spray can as well which might be suitable for your application.

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Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

was backing the car out of the garage the other day and pressed the remote to open the door, but it must have got stuck going up and started going down again, because I backed straight into it. (I look down the side of the car when back

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

just buy a large syringe on ebay and fill it yourself

Re: where to get grease in a syringe? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Grumpy Tech

Plenty of places sell lithium grease. https://www.bunnings.com.au/wd-40-specialist-300g-high-performance-white-lithium-grease_p6100408 https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/search?q=lithium%20grease https://www.jaycar.com.au/lithium-grease-4

where to get grease in a syringe?

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Posted: 22 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nomen Nescio

An uncle greased up my door latches with lithium grease in a syringe. Got it from gun shop. I checked price and it is $29 for 15 ml. Faaark that! I heard hobby shops (trains and planes) also sell it, but local one is out of stock. Who else

Re: Car colours. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: alvey

They're not all "glossy". Incredibly, there are a few matt grey ones about, presumably made for adrenaline junkies & those with a death wish. alvey

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: alvey

Gasp! This is precisely the same as Putins' recent cracking of the shits and telling the world not to interfere with his invasion. You're a buffoon Fraudster. Always have been, always will be. alvey

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Clocky

Looking at the reliability, service and customer support history of the alternatives, smart people buy them.

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

I don't think they make them with that in mind, but it's a pain in the arse that there are no petrol options other than that.

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Daryl

I used one of the sons 2.7 Workmates to pick up a couple of pallets of solar panels, the load only just fitted on the tray and it was just on a tonne, it was OK on a flat road but it really struggled up hill, back to 3rd going up the b

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Noddy

Which is exactly what he did. He bounced in here commenting about how he'd plonked down his deposit, but was having second thoughts about the car not being as suitable for him as he thought it might be. He was advised by *everyone* th

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

because they make crap cars that fall to bits and the dealerships employ crooks and idiots to do the servicing alredy told u above nup. I fitted my golf clubs and ride on buggy inside

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

which is just another of his innumerable lies. I've never said anything of the sort.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Xeno

Which is worse, a selective memory or a delusional memory? Your delusional memory, and it's a doozie, seems to make you recall getting trade qualified twice when nothing of the sort ever happened in your entire miserable life. But is i

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

I should add: paying a deposit and signing the sales contract IS done on the same day: paying the *balance* of the purchase price and *taking possession* is normally done after the cooling off period.(3 days)

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

My apologies, A MG3 Core... You did that ON THE SAME DAY? Jesus H Christ.... It's not a trick question, Felix. And esp one that has no towing capacity, or room in the boot for the golf clubs... So you paid 9k, plus your

Re: Car colours. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Lord Tony of Lamplig

It is like the manufacturers all got together and decided silver-grey of the last 30 years was out of fashion and must be replaced by glossy battleship grey. And all RHD cars will be this colour.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: Noddy

Of course he does. He's running the standard FLC play of reinventing history to suit himself. He was advised to do precisely that, but he wouldn't as it would have meant losing his deposit and that was never going to fly for a miserab

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: Noddy

The 2.7 Petrol is an okay engine in the little single cab trays, but in a dual cab tow vehicle they're a waste of time. They're max rated at 2.8 tonne which would make one unsuitable for pulling the car trailer I use with anything bigg

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

MG3 no I don't. so, as I said, I bought it before I posted.  paying a deposit and signing the purchase agreement *is* buying a car, is it not? anyway, all is well that ends well! :)  I had a new car to drive for 12 months,

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Daryl

Looks like Toyota dropped the 4.0lt V6 petrol in 2017 supposedly because they didn't sell very many which I don't doubt. Son recently bought 3 new Workmates, got auto's this time because his employees were rough on clutches and gearboxes

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: lindsay

No. Thats not how it played out Felix, and you know it. You paid a $350 deposit on it, announced your selection of new car in here with the thread " Woo hoo! bought a new car today.." 21/06/2018; as as it shows in the thread, you ev

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

Try looking in a mirror...

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

If they brought out a decent mid spec dual cab petrol powered ute I would buy one tomorrow, but as far as I'm aware nobody does one. Toyota does a povo pack version, but it only comes with the 2.7 litre 4 banger that makes less power

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

Guy over the road has had similar dramas with his 200 series. It's not one of the affected vehicles apparently, but the symptoms are identical. It keeps throwing codes, he takes it back to Toyota, they keep telling him it has dirty inj

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

We got a little. Corners of window frames and walls and across a few tiles. Our house is on a waffle slab and it felt like the whole house was sliding across the ground. I was sitting here at my desk at the time with a cup of coffee,

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

Fair enough. The 3 litre V6 TD in my Navara has been rock solid, but like many engines they're known for certain issues. Intercooler cracking (which I've suffered from) and EGR valve failure (which I haven't) are the two most common p

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: Daryl

I was talking to the owner of a 2.8lt TD Hilux last Monday and he hasn't had any issues with his. Agree and that's partly why I sold my Hilux, it wasn't getting used much so not much point keeping it, driving down the shops and back di

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: Daryl

I suspect that most if not all insurance companies refused to pay claims for the earthquake, I'm surprised that we didn't have any damage, when it hit I was standing in the kitchen and I grabbed a hold of the bench to steady myself, it

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 16 Hours ago by: John_H

Mate of my son's, who's a Toyota mechanic, had a somewhat different take on it. According to him when used solely on short runs they put up a fault code well before the PDF clogged but many owners simply kept on driving. Dunno what they

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 16 Hours ago by: John_H

Yep but it's a Patrol not a Navara (my mistake) although similar engine problems apply . Unfortunately there isn't much choice when it comes to serious 4WD utes and even less since Nissan no longer market the Patrol. To its credit it dr

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

So, grand total of two to base everything on. Well done. BTW, best you leave statistics to people with mathematical literacy. Oh dear, again you show you don't have a clue. Just because the trans is used in other marques doesn't mean

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

What? Darren *never left* fantasy land.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yeah, that was so funny. At best he is a TA *tradesman's assistant* or, at worst, a *Gofer*. It really bugs him no end that he missed out on an apprenticeship and that explains why he is down on anyone who actually did succeed in *comp

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Xeno

People well versed in earthquakes are known as *Seismologists* Darren. Australia has significant earthquakes *all the time* so there will be no shortage of seismologists in this country. https://ozforecast.com.au/cgi-bin/earthquakes?c

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Noddy

Likewise. I know a couple of people with D-Max's and they love them. Personally I find them to have an incredibly agricultural engine and an auto transmission map which does not suit it at all which is strange in and of itself consider

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

Without reading the rest of what is undoubtedly chestbeating rubbish the second issue is a well known one that every experienced mechanic would be well aware of. Check for the washer under the reverse switch. If it's missing or if it h

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

He's in fantasy land again. LOL... plus some.

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

lol :-)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

it's completely illogical

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

Indeed. One can make mistakes yet maintain integrity but enabling a fraudulent, lying hypocrite and running away from those who point out your idiotic and unjustifiable positions reveals a complete lack of character and integrity.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clocky

Claiming that you ran a successful million dollar business servicing exotics from your parents bedroom? The bloke has *never* worked outside a sheltered workshop, on all available evidence has no qualifications and evidently has no tra

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

I'd suggest you try to read for comprehension rather than pushing your agenda. That's a far cry from trying to deny warranty on transmissions with 40,000km on the clock. The brand you're an apologist for with one of the worst reputat

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Clocky

Either you don't have kids or grandkids otherwise you should be very concerned about what comes out of the exhaust pipe and particularly concerning diesels. You can fix your ignorance through education so I suggest you try it sometime

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: John_H

Know a couple of Isuzu owners who'd disagree with you! :) I actually have very little brand bias when it comes to buying a car as I tend to choose whatever best suits my requirements at the time. I last bought a Ford (F100) because I n

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Not hard to see why. Their styling at the moment is bizarre. It *is* a bit of a tough world for car manufacturers at the moment, but Jesus.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

He's a narcissist, embarrassment is beyond his ken. His lack of understanding of simple mathematical principles was well and truly on display that day!

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

Not only did Darren claim to be a mechanic, he claimed to be a *dual qualified* mechanic with no less than 3 apprenticeships under his belt in a state (Vic.), and in an era(pre-1992), where you could legally only do one - and he didn't

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Fucking idiots. One of the neighbours who's house is on stumps had their floor drop and open up a 20mm gap under their skirting boards in some places around the house, and while they're insured with Shannons as well they sent some ot

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

Honda and Mercedes have changed the way they sell cars, they call it an "agency model" they sell cars at a fixed price at every dealership in Australia, no negotiation on price of the new car. As a result Honda sales have dropped like a

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Daryl

Pretty much what happened when we had a burst water pipe under the house, dickheads sent "engineers" out 3 times to measure floor levels and do so called inspections then they wouldn't pay because they said that the damage was caused b

Re: On the subject of brands to avoid...... (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Well, I have a Toyota and I don't give a Rat's Rear what comes out of the exhaust. It's all GREEN politics!

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

Falsely claiming to have owned a hugely successful garage?

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

yawn. Once again... "dickhead" is subjective Fraudster, whereas liar, fraud, hypocrite, coward and plagiarist *aren't*. Anyhoo, you won't "shut your trap and save yourself the embarrassment", so why should *anyone*? alvey Recalling t

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: alvey

Well I'm unsure how any of that excludes him from having an opinion on Fords but, it could be worse. He could enable a fraudulent, lying hypocrite and run away from those who point out his idiotic & unjustifiable positions... alvey

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

LOL

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

what research did I say I did and when? another of your countless lies what could possibly be more embarrassing in a car forum than claiming to be a qualified motor mechanic and proven a liar

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

I had already bought it before I posted here

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

This has been a known problem for years, and *still* Toyota fights against it tooth and nail. It doesn't matter what brand you buy. They'll all try to roger you when things turn to shit

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

Same here with Shannons. I have everything insured with them and have had two relatively recent claims. One, the rear bumper on the Santa Fe, was handled quickly and cleanly and was thoroughly painless. The other was for minor plaster

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) In my not so humble opinion the two best new utes on the market are the Ranger and the Triton. The Ranger is the best on the market period regardless of price, and the Triton is the best value for money package. Everything e

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Noddy

Felix is extra speshul :) I don't think Ford's control of dealerships is any more or less than that of any other marque, and I've had both good and bad experiences with them just like any other. Lol :) They're all shonks. There was

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Daryl

Know what you mean. The price of car service items isn't cheap, the recent Hilux service I did cost $258 in parts, engine oil and filter, trans oil, air filter and spark plugs.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Only ever used the RACV once but I still think its worth paying for especially after hearing about the mates recent broken shocker experience. Wife's Golf came with one year road side assistance that has now expired so I upgraded us to

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

10 year old Lancer. It was manufactured 2 years before he bought it, but the car first hit the road a decade before and changed little in that time. The MG affair was hilarious. Despite him claiming that he "did his research" he had n

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Noddy

Exactly the same reason I can't be fucked doing the Santa fe. I got used to letting the dealer do it on the last one as that came with 5 years free servicing as part of the deal and I was happy to let them do it. This one has 5 years o

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: lindsay

Yep. How hard is it to change the oil and filter, simply tick the left hand side of a a4 sheet of imaginary "checks"? $300. On the plus side of that, it also comes with a years worth of Roadside Assistance. I think RACV are over $100?

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: lindsay

I love my Ranger. 2 of my mates (names and phone numbers available!) also have rangers, and both are very happy with them. Whilst I was waiting for 'em to sort the radio, i ran into the sales manager who sold it to me, and we had a bit

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, people in glass houses ....:-) With Ford it isn't so much that the product is bad but the standard of service from dealers is crap. To a certain extent Ford controls the dealers so it makes me wonder if its the dealers or Ford who a

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

Yep $300 for an oil change, a filter, 1/2 a day wasted and silly little problems that I have to fix.... Yep. Spot on. Their fail, because they have just lost a customer (I wasnt going back anyway..) And a bit of bad publicity. Not sur

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: Daryl

Not surprised. Sure seems that way.

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

1992 for me. BA Falcon did a diff, there was no argument, and the dealer fixed it. Known issue. BF XR6 Cab chassis developed a flat spot on acceleration. Just once, and just after I reversed out the drive. Never got fixed. Discovered

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

Why, Felix? Says the person who bought a MG Mini, against all advice from most of the punters here, and traded it in as unsuitable 12 months later on a new old stock 2 year old Lancer.. Brilliant decision making there, Felix. Perhaps

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: Xeno

A couple of weeks? I'd reckon they are *still* celebrating Darren's departure.

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Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: alvey

Really Fraudster? When and where was this? How about some proof? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I suspect that the only time you've ever made *anyone* happy in your miserable life was when you left Myrtle Grove. The ex-neighbors p

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. I have a feeling they took the switch out in attempting to fill the back half of the box will oil as it looked like there was fresh oil had run down in that area, but in all honesty I'll never know. All I know is that they had t

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Noddy

I certainly get the inconvenience aspect of it, and have known plenty of people who have felt the same as you. I guess it's just a "principle" thing. Paying someone else to fix their fuck-ups lets them off the hook, but then it comes a

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: alvey

This week on The Bold and the Baseless, the Bumhole (Vic) Bogan blurts out another opinion which has zero credibility. Poor little Gibbens. *Still* bitter that they wouldn't give his unqualified self a job in the workshop. alvey

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Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Daryl

Bloody hell, been a long time but I did have the gearbox out of the Mazda van I owned a couple of times and can't recall any reason to remove the reverse switch, that's one screw up but the biggest was the failure to correctly diagnose

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: John_H

If only there were a viable option! Based on past experience my local Ford dealer was totally incompetent and Holden weren't much better. In both instances I wore minor warranty issues myself as it simply wasn't worth the hassle and inco

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Xeno

For independent, read; unqualified backyarder. Oh dear, more bullshit *reinforcement* stories... <bullshit story mercifully snipped> Imagination running overtime again Darren?

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

No it isn't. The best advice would be to avoid buying a Ford in the first place but you can't expect much from a self righteous pig-ignorant ill-informed pompous twat who kills snakes illegally :-) Seems to be a Queensland thing.

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

It's OK Noddy, you're not even allowed to work on vehicles under warranty because you're not qualified. Sucks to be you, not even able to service the wifes car lol :-) There are certainly marques that are very poor in that area and m

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Clocky

Indeed. Ford is one of the very worst and Nissan not much better. Fiat/Chrysler goes without saying and Benz... well, decent coffees in the reception area last I heard but that would the only good thing.

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Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yep. I can't fault my Mitsubishi dealer service.

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Posted: 24 Days 17 Hours ago by: Noddy

They sure can. You'd have to be pissed off. I've long been a supporter of the theory that you get a better level of service from an independent than a dealer, as unlike the dealer the independent lives or dies on the strength of th

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

Not all the same Darren! Ford is right down there at the nadir along with Fiat/Chrysler, Benz, Nissan and sundry others.

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Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

For the most part, but I wouldn't be paying people to fix their fuckups. They're all the same. There is no one particular marque that has a monopoly on quality service.

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Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

Very good advise. I've not owned a new Ford so I've had zero experience with Ford dealer service, had 3 new Subaru's and 2 new Toyota's, mostly no problem with the quality of Subaru dealers workmanship but several times they tried to u

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: Daryl

Fixed price service? Sounds like they "updated" the cars computers and didn't test everything afterwards. Good plan if you already know a good independent but they can be just as hit and miss. Mate took his Volvo to an independent Volv

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

anyone who buys a Ford needs their head read!

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: John_H

Sounds like nothing's changed in the thirty something years since I last got involved with a Ford dealership. My ute went in for its complementary service with a long list of faults and came back with four additional ones. Consequently

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: Clocky

Plenty did which is why Nissan has earned it's bad reputation and that's reflected in it's poor Navara sales performance. You were warned about the appalling support from Ford and it's dealers.

Re: Ford service: or lack thereof..... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Fucking hopeless. Seriously....

Ford service: or lack thereof.....

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Guys: had my 2021 Ranger XLT cab chassis in to the dealer for it's 15,000k service. Had issues with Ford service at Jefferson Ford previously, so looked elsewhere. But after having a Navara for 9 years *without* any serious issues like t

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Clocky

Anyone with a functioning brain can see that Scummo and the coalition dropped the ball since they have been in power and their (in)actions *invited* China into our region. The lack of interest in climate action and how it affects the

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, very possible. Yes. Never noticed a problem with stock DRLs, more likely that the ones that are too bright have been fitted with aftermarket brighter globes. Reminds me of a discussion I had with a female friend, I asked her why

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: John_H

I suspect a lot of factory fitted fog lamps really aren't suitable as such, particularly the LED ones which are too glary to be much use in fog as well as reflecting off wet roads and blinding oncoming drivers. Maybe fuel has got too ex

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: Xeno

Their mount point gives the clue as to their intended purpose. They are low mounted, lower than headlights are legally able to be mounted. Their intention is to light up the road, since fog is the thinnest close to the road surface, ins

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

I've had a few cars with both factory and aftermarket fog lamps and never found any of them to do all that much, supposedly they light up the road under the fog. Best that I have used are aftermarket rectangular Narva yellow fog lamps

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 18 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

driving lights were supposed to make a car more noticeable/visable from others, but now that all cars are getting them, and they're becoming the norm, the purpose is defeated.

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

well played!  :)

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Lots of stuff you can't turn off these days. In the Santa Fe for example you can turn off traction control and active lane guidance, but you can't turn off autonomous braking. Seems that some manufacturers are not happy for you to be

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: Noddy

Depends on how you define "fog lamps". Most seem to do jack shit in fog, and the ones on the front of my Navara are a perfect example. They're factory fitted as part of the trim spec level of the car, and they're like many others foun

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: Daryl

LOL, too true. I don't mind DRL's but what I don't like on the 2 cars we have had that had them is that they can't be turned off.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: Daryl

Agree if correctly adjusted and have the correct globes fitted, trouble is some clowns think its awesome to fit higher wattage globes and use them as headlamps/driving lamps and don't give a damn if they blind oncoming drivers. Fortuna

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: John_H

Hopefully they only fine the idiots who run fog lamps together with headlamps (which also renders them useless in fog)! The real problem lies with ADRs. State laws applying to aftermarket fitted fog lamps don't allow them to be switche

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: Xeno

Yes, usenet in the 90s was filled with intelligent people from the sciences and academia, now it's riddled with frauds, fakers and bullshit artists like you and academic discussion long gone. Even the propaganda squads from the CCP and

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Noddy

Funny you mention that. Remember in the 1980's when DRL's on Volvo's were seen as the height of wankerism, and now just about every car built in the last 5 years has them and everyone seems to think they're a good idea? How times cha

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: alvey

You do like using "hypocrite". And I can see why. "... and failure looking for conversation of *any* sort in a usenet newsgroup". "OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... lindsay" "OT: Anzac Day... lindsay" "OT: ping Trevor.. Bosc

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: alvey

Which is *exactly* what you're doing here Mr Pot. hth alvey

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daryl

Glad to have made your day:-) Unlikely that driver behavior was changed due to a small number of fines being issued (I only know one person who was fined for incorrect fog lamp use) so its logical to assume that there is other reasons

Re: OT: Anzac Day... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

It's a good fillum. The lead actor in the field who played Harry Smith was excellent. a Good pointer to the ANZAC spirit. If it wasnt for the Kiwi arrty... a bit off centre, but another Aussie who i thought deserved a gong for his act

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

Oh, how are you going, Krypsis? Swallowed an overdose of hypocrisy pills again I see, eh? Is this whats left of your life now, Tomas Clasener?? Spend your days waiting for your nemesis to post something/anything, so you can parrot t

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**LOL! Very funny. Educated drivers. ROTFLMAO! Nice one Daz. Best laugh I've had all week.

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: lindsay

No you, shit for brains, who has to reply to every subject, with "a friend...." "Could he possibly be more of a hypocrite? " Yep, you keep proving it. Did the other 3 billion "friends " reply? He's on LinkedIn, name of Garry, "If y

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: Daryl

Could be and it could also be that drivers have been educated better.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 14 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Prolly because the cops are doing their job and issuing fines.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Daryl

Know what you mean but it doesn't seem to be as big a problem as what it used to be.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Noddy

Which seems to be every Commodore driving moron in existence.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Actually, those morons who insist on using their fog lamps, when it's not foggy, piss me off.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: John_H

When correctly adjusted even truck headlamps are no worse to drive into than car headlamps! An observation made years ago is that the closer you get to cities the more common maladjusted headlamps become for the simple reason that the i

Re: Car colours. (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yep. crazy! the most dangerous colour ever. I almost came to grief with a grey car not so long ago. didn't even see it! yes, not easy to tell what make many cars are these days, unless you're familiar with the models

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yeah knew they were LED. and lots of interesting stuff in that article. thanks.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Xeno

Reality has never been a problem for you Darren, you've always ignored it and created your own - like a fraudulent career in automotive for instance. 3 apprenticeships, 2 trade qualifications, 15 years of automotive business ownership,

Re: OT: Anzac Day... (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

I was actually going to have a look at it last night but fell asleep in front of the TV about 5 minutes after I sat down. I'll have a another go.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Still, virtually none of them have headlights at eye level of a "normal car" like he thinks they do :)

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. The number of vehicles around with incorrectly adjusted headlights is staggering.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

He's like 80 or something, isn't he? Given that he gets confused by CGI video it's no wonder he has a problem with reality....

Car colours.

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Has anyone noticed how many cars are painted road-surface gray? They're the co lour of aged bitumen and no better camouflage could be imagined, especially on dull days. Also the average cars all see very much alike in style due to manu

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

They're of the LED type and styling seems to dictate a smaller headlight which means the light has to be brighter to do the same job. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headlamp#LED

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: lindsay

So not SUV's, and more like light trucks, I believe Vicroads call them... Without a fog line, I agree. Many of the new "utes" have headlight adjustment that aren't used. Trevor picked it: * Poorly adjusted headlights. * Excessive load

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: lindsay

The United States Navy was surprised too :-D Me too. I've several hundred pics I took at Avalon Air shows over the years, nearly all on 35mm film. I'm absolutely kicking myself I didnt get to the later Avalon Airshows, due to work et

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

maybe so but headlights have never been as bright as they are now

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

yes vehicles that are higher than normal cars is what I'm referring to it was open road dirt shoulder everyone's does with age

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Daryl

Surprising how big an F111 is for a fighter/bomber. Been a while since I visited Point Cook, need to go there by myself so I can take as long as I like looking around.

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Daryl

I don't think that higher type vehicles are the problem, more likely its a few owners of various vehicles mess around with their vehicles lights such as fitting brighter globes then don't check that the lights are aimed correctly. The

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: lindsay

I will one day, in the not too distant future... I believe there's a cockpit at Moorabbin Air museum, and a couple of complete planes at Point Cook, including "the Boneyard Wrangler" which is apparently the only F-111 to survive the Bo

OT: Anzac Day...

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Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

"Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan". I've watched it a couple of times, and lo and behold, last nite i jumped onto Netflix, and it was available, and listed as the days most popular film. I've no idea how accurate it is, but what I

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: lindsay

I'm willing to bet your issue is being caused by Rangers, Hiluxs, Tritons, BT-50's etc which sit a lot higher on the road...... There was a thread in here a month ago, (which you took part) regarding the very same. Most roads in Melbou

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: Noddy

Interesting how Felix has an entire synopsis about something that he clearly states that he has no idea what it was. He's willing to blame an entire class of vehicle for something that left him totally confused, and for all he knows it

Re: night driving and car headlights (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**ALL low beam headlights are required to throw a pattern on the road, that will ensure an oncoming driver is not dazzled. Vehicle and headlight type is irrelevant. However, there are some exceptions: * Poorly adjusted headlights. * T

night driving and car headlights

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Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

the light from older car's  headlights is yellow, but I notice new cars have very bright white light headlights. as many new cars are of the SUV type, this is causing a big problem for drivers of conventional cars, who are being blinde

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 14 Hours ago by: Noddy

Absolutely. Our role in this is largely academic, and it seems to be more about us being "seen" to do something rather than anything we do having any real effect. Which in itself is kind of funny really as we are an insignificant cou

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

Even if Australia had zero emissions or even negative emissions our overall impact on the total planet emissions is SFA. That is not to say that we shouldn't do better and as far as I can see we are making small improvements all the time

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

aus.cars

Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Daryl

We can only hope that they get what they deserve.

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

Yep. The "Per Capita" argument is utterly ridiculous. The total is all that ever matters. Absolutely. We are *never* going to reach zero emissions, but even if by some miracle we were able to the actual real, physical difference it

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Noddy

That's the problem, isn't it? We've allowed ourselves to be bought with the promise of cheap consumer goods, and got *so* used to the idea of paying dirt prices for stuff that we've let out own manufacturing base evaporate and become

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: Yosemite Sam

"Of course, the COALition has had to pay for those billions of Dollars paid to workers and businesses during the pandemic". fixed it for you. :)

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

Agree, when I buy anything I often look at the label and if its made in China I look for an alternative, trouble is is that very often there isn't one.

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

You should go visit Keith, they have an F111 in the museum he volunteers at on the Sunshine Coast:-) I like the Borg analogy, very appropriate. "you will be assimilated"

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Daryl

ROTFL, who gives a fuck about per capita, total emissions is what matters. https://www.csiro.au/en/research/environmental-impacts/climate-change/climate-change-qa/sources-of-ghg-gases#:~:text=Australian%20emissions,the%20National%20Greenh

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

So what's your basic argument here, Trev? Do you think we should keep handing out free money to island nations around us just because?

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Noddy

ROTFL :) I have no idea why you persist with arguments like this, as they are utterly nonsensical. As far as environmental damage is concerned the planet couldn't give two lumps of steaming elephant shit about "per capita" results as

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 22 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Softly, softly catchee monkey.... The Islanders live on aid, and the current situation is the Cargo Cult Messiah. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult And their tourist trade now must be decimated by the Covid situation. Now th

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 22 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Cut by Abbott and remained cut under Scummo. Of course, the COALition has had to pay for those billions of Dollars paid to their buddies for dodgy schemes to fix the Great Barrier Reef, non-existent car parks and sports rorts.

Re: OT: Solomon Islands ink deal with china... (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Trevor Wilson

**Wrong. Here are the biggest CO2 emitters on the planet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions Examine the PER CAPITA emissions. China is well down the list. Australia is near the top. Looking at

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