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    Re: Dave AUII sedan.

    This car done 10K a year. 260 something Km. sort of surplus at this time Not being used much now.

    recently I replaced the block core plugs behind the exhaust. I used nulon coolant and this caused...
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    Re: Front shockies on 1999 au fairmont

    You undo the top ball joint. sway bar d rubbers. brake caliper[optional.

    no wheel alignment needed.

    Friend charged me $30 to swap the springs on to new struts.
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    Re: Bleeding coolant system, bubbles in system

    Don't run an engine till it warms up and then bleed the system. modern engines don't like this. yesterday I did a job in newcastle and wife drove the AU in to pick me up. due to stop start shopping...
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    Re: Px Ranger Cruise Control Disengaging

    electric brake controllers I have used apply the stop lamps on the vehicle or the trailer only. Is that what they are claiming is the stop lamp code??

    there are several web sites that go to great...
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    Re: Third brake light

    the AU I had to remove the shelf enough just to pop out the lamp housing. the light socket comes in under and twist to lock.

    In the AU there is a large hole in the steel shelf but I cant get my...
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    Re: Top Radiator Port Out of Round by 1mm

    My experience is that the product stops it from bonding.
    but the intention is it assist in bonding. like using second hand hoses.

    In the 80's when I started my trade it was common to have to cut...
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    Re: Top Radiator Port Out of Round by 1mm

    http://www.permatex.com.au/

    number 3 for flexable like hoses.
    number 2 for use with gasket paper.
    number 1 for hard surfaces.

    Good to see they have a web site with good information.
    I...
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    Re: BF idles VERY roughly when put in reverse.

    my bf has misfired on the rear 3cyl. mostly when on shopping trips when going from car park to car park.

    at first I was told it was oil leak on the camshaft sencors. However its stopped doing it...
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    Re: XY Wagon Kangarooing at just 50kph

    It a lot easier to explain religion than why it takes different spark voltage to fire a variable fuel ratio due to enertia.

    noticed I didn't bite on the fuel pump comments. I would have got more...
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    Re: XY Wagon Kangarooing at just 50kph

    The piston gets to the end of its travel for a few degree of the crank shaft is stationary-this is called dwell.

    that's why the points rubbing block not touching the cam is called dwell. My...
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    Re: XY Wagon Kangarooing at just 50kph

    dwell is the technical term for a change in direction.
    or on off.
    points are measured by dwell angle of points compared to the distributor.
    360 divided by 6=60 divided by half the angle [30]...
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    Re: XY Wagon Kangarooing at just 50kph

    Point ignition.
    the gap sets the dwell angle [time] that the points are closed. current flows through the coil until they open and the collapsing field in the coil creates the spark. at different...
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    Re: Accessories wiring options?

    Cig lighters have to be switched-ADR requirement.

    power sockets that look like cig lighter don't.
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    Re: Aftermarket temperature gauge

    the cyl head temp is metal temperature. best not to cut into it.

    thermostat housing off EL-will have similar shape and a common water temp threaded hole. this measures the hottest point. T piece...
  15. Re: Small amount of fluctuation (temp gauge) in 1999 au falcon ute

    temperature gauge movement is normal--if you don't use air conditioning. alloy radiator you don't normaly see it but the copper core radiator fluctuate as they take time to heat up. also different...
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    Re: HI. ford ranger dramas

    having lots of drama with distance measuring equipment with vehicles that use canbus methods to supply data information.. the units that do work are made to cope with low speeds so you cant use these...
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    Re: PJ Ranger Steering

    might need to find a wheel aligner that is good enough to do a non standard setting. another common deal is alignment with normal load in the vehicle.

    Wider tyres and light truck tyres, also the...
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    Re: (FG) Air con issues

    compressor clutch can turn on when cranking.
    not tested this with FG but it does with EF EL AU so I see that FG will for the same reason. checking the serpentine belt.
    other cars use a tacho pulse...
  19. Thread: The great NBN

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    Re: The great NBN

    Im on the intrim satalite.
    http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/information-for-home/satellite.html




    The local government plan I might shift to will cost me $3 a month for calls...
  20. Thread: The great NBN

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    Re: The great NBN

    The system is a government assistance package for remote families to allow us in rural communities axcess to computors and TV at the same cost as in a city.. I live 45 minutes north eastfrom...
  21. Thread: The great NBN

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    Re: The great NBN

    satalite.
    early last year it was the same system as the TV. I think its called Kband pointing north.
    It was upgraded with a larger west pointing dish.

    rebooting router-regular operation as the...
  22. Thread: The great NBN

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    The great NBN

    last week its been almost impossible to get online. Had been blamed for using too much data over Christmas, then jan and feb it was worse.

    wife rang to complain Monday--and it magically was...
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    Re: Overfilled sump!

    not unusual. In a city dealer its one of the pet hates that will make the workers triple check before the car is returned. I have had customers with spirit level temperature gauges and wheel ramps....
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    Re: Au 3 2002 Tickford 6 cyl

    during the day I was talking with the apprentice.

    If I had to do a oil seal on a pre unleaded holden 6 you replace the balancer hub.
    with a 86-88 holden 6 [nissan] the workshop would gather...
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    Re: Au 3 2002 Tickford 6 cyl

    The question was if the crankshaft seal leaks oil do you automatically replace the harmonic balancer. answer is NO.
    on a falcon 6 YES.

    Not all crank shaft seal leak oil onto the balancer or not...
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