The BHQ Automotive Thread

Morkel

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The more I see that video, the more I believe he's had a major drive train failure which usually binds up 2 - 3 wheels on these buckets.
The sound has the rex momentarily spool up as the back steps out to the right. I know, normally they'd understeer under power but oversteer is not uncommon in the wet, just bad driving.
 

Nashy

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The sound has the rex momentarily spool up as the back steps out to the right. I know, normally they'd understeer under power but oversteer is not uncommon in the wet, just bad driving.
Mhmm. At spool is exactly the time I would expect it to shit the bed and crunch gears too.

Probably a wanker, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, as it's quite an achievement to make a rex do what happened there .
 

Morkel

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Mhmm. At spool is exactly the time I would expect it to shit the bed and crunch gears too.

Probably a wanker, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, as it's quite an achievement to make a rex do what happened there .
It's an older one, so I'm not sure what sort of modifications they'll be doing to them these days. I know with the similar aged Skylines there were a heap of people dialling in a rear-wheel bias, but they were far superior technologically (even the GTS-4). I don't think the WRX's had the tech, but theat car would be 20 years old now, no idea how much they tinker with them these days.
 

Nashy

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It's an older one, so I'm not sure what sort of modifications they'll be doing to them these days. I know with the similar aged Skylines there were a heap of people dialling in a rear-wheel bias, but they were far superior technologically (even the GTS-4). I don't think the WRX's had the tech, but theat car would be 20 years old now, no idea how much they tinker with them these days.
You really don't have to explain it to me mate.
 

Morkel

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You really don't have to explain it to me mate.
I'm not explaining, I'm more asking the question of someone who works on them every day - have you seen people do that with older rexes? Or is the "catastrophic driveline failure" not uncommon?
 

Nashy

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I'm not explaining, I'm more asking the question of someone who works on them every day - have you seen people do that with older rexes? Or is the "catastrophic driveline failure" not uncommon?
I'm of the opinion that the vehicle in the video had some form of failure in it's drive line for it to end up like that.

The other likely option is that it's running on bald tyres.

It could have a V12 engine running 323804793456945673489576348956345867345986345 KW at the wheels, and I still don't think he's got enough power in the video to achieve that, just from bad driving or loss of control.
 

Nashy

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Yeah, you don't buy an AWD to spin the wheels. Although, too many attempted burn outs could have the desired effect.
 

lynx000

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Hey Nashy Nashy can I tap your automotive experience please. One of my best mates' daughter is looking to buy her first car.

She is looking at a Hyundai I-20 at a car yard 2014 that apparently was a fleet vehicle and has done 130,000 kms.

The other option is a 2007 Suzuki Vitara - 220,000 kms, V6, full service history, had all the suspension done recently. Owned by an older couple and looks in immaculate condition.

Any views either way on the above please?
 

Nashy

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Hey Nashy Nashy can I tap your automotive experience please. One of my best mates' daughter is looking to buy her first car.

She is looking at a Hyundai I-20 at a car yard 2014 that apparently was a fleet vehicle and has done 130,000 kms.

The other option is a 2007 Suzuki Vitara - 220,000 kms, V6, full service history, had all the suspension done recently. Owned by an older couple and looks in immaculate condition.

Any views either way on the above please?
Out of those two I would go the Hyundai. Far more reliable vehicle. Worth checking the log book, some fleets can be sloppy, the big guys are pretty good at making sure their vehicles are done correctly. Steering wheel, give it a turn. If it has too much play / knock, it needs a new coupling, $300 repair.

The Grand Vitara V6 engine is under powered. They are rare, parts are pretty annoying to get hold of, and they're just not a very good engine and vehicle combo. Under powered when you need the power, and will just give more trouble overall. Suzuki are a respected company, but they certainly don't seem to care too much outside of their Swift and Kizashi lines. If you don't find an oil leak, I'd be pretty surprised.
 

lynx000

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Out of those two I would go the Hyundai. Far more reliable vehicle. Worth checking the log book, some fleets can be sloppy, the big guys are pretty good at making sure their vehicles are done correctly. Steering wheel, give it a turn. If it has too much play / knock, it needs a new coupling, $300 repair.

The Grand Vitara V6 engine is under powered. They are rare, parts are pretty annoying to get hold of, and they're just not a very good engine and vehicle combo. Under powered when you need the power, and will just give more trouble overall. Suzuki are a respected company, but they certainly don't seem to care too much outside of their Swift and Kizashi lines. If you don't find an oil leak, I'd be pretty surprised.
Mate thank you so much for the response, I have passed it on. Very much appreciated.
 

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That wrx wasn't a mech failure - driver ran out of talent. That gen runs a viscous rear diff, its probably likely he front wheelspun on gutter side white paint, rear bit, over and under corrected and looped it.

4wd skyline ran hydro press controlled center transfer.
 

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I go into Supercheap and ask for a globe for the front and rear indicator (giving them the right model and year) and they try to sell me this.



That's not the exact globe, same shape and size but it was a different color.

That's not it. I've never seen a Laser from 99-02 that takes that kind of globe.
 

007

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I go into Supercheap and ask for a globe for the front and rear indicator (giving them the right model and year) and they try to sell me this.



That's not the exact globe, same shape and size but it was a different color.

That's not it. I've never seen a Laser from 99-02 that takes that kind of globe.
Do you mean you need an amber globe? or is the socket type wrong.
 

007

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Drove a ZB today, bloody awesome car. Light years ahead of where Holden were going with the commodore...cannot understand why people do not want/like this car.
 

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