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  3. morning all, happy Tuesday ๐Ÿ’น
  4. and the motorbike I had to sell (hence buying myself a 'nice' car) due to personal tragedy. and finally the pos VW boring as hell econobox diesel that's about as exciting as a fridge without an ice maker.
  5. Hi all, I recently had a moment of weakness and bought a viper purple 50th xr6 at auction sight unseen. I'm looking at it as a long term project, but for the short term it has some mechanical quirks to get sorted. It will also have to serve as my daily for the foreseeable future. I don't do many K's at the moment, though. It's under a class B statutory warranty at the moment, so of course first port of call is to see what I can get covered by that. The catch is that the statutory warranty is handled by an insurance company and I don't know if that means they're less liable for repairs or not, or even if I'm expecting too much, given that I bought it sight unseen. At any rate, will see what happens. Brings me to the next thing.. I'm fairly mechanically inept, so I might be prone to asking questions. Save making a bunch of threads ill just ask here, if I can't find the answers on google. If someone can help, great, if not, ill continue smashing google. It'll also be a way for me to keep track of plans and things I guess. Issues to get sorted 1. reverse sensors aren't detecting anything. - stat should sort this surely 2. all 4 bump stops are cactus - son works in a suspension shop so we can do this 3. jolt/thud when car drops from 6th to 4th when I accelerate above 80km/h - feels like its the diff, but all diff bushes are nolothane and in good condition. Mechanic not near a highway so couldn't replicate it, so thinks I'm an idiot making things up lol. Hoping it's not the transmission and hoping even more it doesn't get filed under wear and tear. Can confirm there is no milkshake. 4. diff oil leak - authorised repairer rekons it'll be classed as too minor to repair and get rejected. how safe is it to leave this and for how long if it's not super leaky? 5. engine oil leak - havent pinpointed it. I think its either the head or rocker cover gaskets, or both. - mechanic didn't mention this so I don't know if it'll get fixed or filed under 'too minor to repair'. Doesn't look particularly minor. I'm sure my son and I can figure this one out worst case. 6. Steering is stiff. The wheel is hard to turn and it doesn't return to centre when you let it go, the car continues turning. It was worse when I first picked it up, but has loosened up since. Still way way harder to turn the wheel than in my sons AU2. Mechanic suggested that its not much harder than his XR6 (no mention of not returning to centre because he "didnt let go of the wheel", fair enough). Suggested that it might be the power steering pump, but to replace oil, then pump, then rack I guess. He rekons there is sign of metal in the ps fluid (sparkles). Said they'd put it down to wear and tear and not cover it. 7. Brake shudder... yeah, the rotors are well worn and the pads are down to 5mm, 5mm, 2mm, 5mm apparently. Said it'd go down as wear and tear and wouldn't be covered (starting to wonder what stat warranties actually do cover). If that's the case I think I've decided on a 322mm upgrade, dba 4000 t2 rotors and bendix heavy duty pads. Rear's are fine, I'll do them later. 8. Upper ball joints are toast, very toast going by what the repairer said. This is the only thing that he's confident they'll cover. That all said, I figured the following statement would at least apply to - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8. The brakes I can understand.... but I digress, I took a risk and one way or another I've got a few issues to solve. A statutory warranty will cover most defects. The vehicle has a defect if a part: does not do what it is supposed to do has worn out so much that it no longer works.
  6. I might be remembering wrong, but I'm sure one of the hoses could just bridge the gap between the two hard connections once the cooler was removed and nothing extra needed
  7. morning all, happy Monday ๐Ÿงพ
  8. Last week
  9. I'm an Atheist haha so you can put the hail-mary's approximately here
  10. blasphemy, without being wedded?! that's at least 7 hail marry's
  11. Spam reply 1/3 I had a 'banging' issue a looong time ago on an FG XR8 I owned. It turned out to be a hairline crack in the valve body. 3 brand new transmissions later. They were re-installing the faulty valve body before they found the fault because they didn't want to muck around with the software. Once they fitted a brand new valve body and updated the software she was mint. All under warranty thank goodness. But check your diff bushes and centre bearing first lol.
  12. did you ever solve this? having the same issue but from 6th to 4th on the highway.
  13. I got laid, so can't complain
  14. Cancel that order mate Call Driveline for filter, oil and gasket (08) 8294 4342 Call MJ products for the cooler kit (03) 9702-4880
  15. swap the plastic connectors around, just push in the sides inside the holes and pull the connector off. Unclip the ear nose clamps, holding the existing hoses on and replace with an L shaped hose by Gates, Part number is 02-0025
  16. I ended up just buying a ready to install kit off ebay.. price was a bit cheaper than piecing everything together myself and I get a bracket and instructions.
  17. yay Monday's almost here... .... ... then comes woo Sunday (night) ๐Ÿ’ณ
  18. Unsure what the coolant ID size is (19mm maybe)? I'd just use copper pipe as it's easily flared and bent but that's me. Pretty sure they sell a pipe to connect them and fits to the old mounting locations but unsure of the name...
  19. what is everyone doing in regard to the coolant lines that go into the exchanger once they bypass it to an oil/air cooler at the front? I could just leave it connected but if the inside of the exchanger degrades im going to be dumping my coolant all over the road lol. https://www.carmodsaustralia.com.au/PWR-PWO0528-XPX-Trans-Oil-Cooler-280-x-255-x-19mm-3/8-Hose-Barb https://www.carmodsaustralia.com.au/Raceworks-RWF-411-08-06BK-AN-Female-to-Barb https://www.carmodsaustralia.com.au/transmission-oil-cooler-adapter-fittings-2pk-ford that's what im planning on using, plus some 3/8" tube of course.
  20. morning all, happy Saturday ๐Ÿ’ธ
  21. yeah, hopefully... it does take a while when the project is going so slow
  22. It pretty much touches 18 then drops to 14. I know how I can fix that, I'll give it an exhaust, it'll fall over less up top.
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