The BHQ Automotive Thread

Nashy

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Fair enough, but that wasn't the context of UB's "just buy a better car" statement.
I know, but you went on to generalise a bit too. I think SF has a nice car, I don't want to see him **** it.

I'd be more supportive of having a turbo of the little donk than installing dud shit in the interior. Would void the warranty, but would go fast.
 

lynx000

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I've probably asked, but have you put them on a strip? Times?
Negative to both. The FB group I am in for the new mustang, the head of that group had her $120K plus mustang taken out by an AC Cobra replica during a parade lap. They were both insured with Shannons, no insurance on either, her car was a write off. As soon as you are anywhere near a track, you void your insurance.
 

Nashy

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Negative to both. The FB group I am in for the new mustang, the head of that group had her $120K plus mustang taken out by an AC Cobra replica during a parade lap. They were both insured with Shannons, no insurance on either, her car was a write off. As soon as you are anywhere near a track, you void your insurance.
I assume that insuring it on the track costs a big whack too?
 

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I assume that insuring it on the track costs a big whack too?
We pay up towards 20K+ depending on the event. Something like Bathurst 12 hour starts at 50k plus for basic insurance and that depends on the driver.
 
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Hey Nashy Nashy ✌
It's been a while Bro🤗

I've recently picked up an 01/2001 forester... I love it.
It's got almost 350k on the clock.

Just did an oil change, I used Penrite HPR5 5W-40 full synthetic oil with a ryco filter.
Are they good choices?

I really like this car & want it to last me a while. How often would you recommend I change the oil... 5k, 8k 10k?

Also... I haven't forgotten about that J Bro. I know it's taking years lol...
I'll get there though! You can count on it!👍

Cheers mate ✌
 

Nashy

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That's good oil and filter. Keep an eye on the oil level. If she's burning it, bump it to a 10 weight.

I'd be. Going 10k/6m myself.

There is a timing belt replacement to consider too. I can check later, but I think it will be coming due.
 

Reds2011

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The mention of timing belts reminded me.. 2013 Tiguan with the 2 litre TSI turbo and ~105k on the clock. I get conflicting info about timing chains on it.

Do they need to be checked or adjusted etc?
 

Nashy

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The mention of timing belts reminded me.. 2013 Tiguan with the 2 litre TSI turbo and ~105k on the clock. I get conflicting info about timing chains on it.

Do they need to be checked or adjusted etc?
If it had a chain, don't touch. If it had a belt, I think they are due at 120km.

Too many VW engines to know it off the top of my head.
 

Porthoz

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Some arsehole bumped into me at some point, probably in a car park as I never noticed it, with this as the result:

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Called Shmick and arranged for a $50 home repair. Here's the outcome:

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Can't see any traces and no color discrepancy either. Stoked!
 

lynx000

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Some arsehole bumped into me at some point, probably in a car park as I never noticed it, with this as the result:

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Called Shmick and arranged for a $50 home repair. Here's the outcome:

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Can't see any traces and no color discrepancy either. Stoked!
That is fantastic, score, well done. I might get the contact details from you, I have something similar on the wife's CX-5 but front guard.
 

Waynesaurus

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Today I'm welcoming a new lady into my life and if I'm honest I'm a little numb and not really sure how I feel.

My 'old girl' has given me plenty of fun times and we've been together for 10 years, she certainly knows what I like, is a great ride and makes all the right noises:smoker:but *sigh* she just doesn't look as good anymore, things aren't as firm and smooth as they once were, so the time has come to move onto a new woman.

My 10 year old WRX is being replaced by a new WRX, after 3 months wait......... it is finally here.
 

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