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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-26-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 129,966
Posted By alan.chalkley
It took more time to filter here down under and...

It took more time to filter here down under and covers the start of 2012 production to may 2013.
The airbag recalls here are being recalled again because the replacement airbags are also faulty....
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-25-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 129,966
Posted By alan.chalkley
I am not inventing the passing of time that it...

I am not inventing the passing of time that it took to issue the recall.
Was it about seven years?
A lot of cars were built in that period of time!
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-24-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 129,966
Posted By alan.chalkley
My reaction to this was started by an 86 post...

My reaction to this was started by an 86 post valve spring recall that died right in front of my house and started my new recall phobia.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-24-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 129,966
Posted By alan.chalkley
No conspiracy , but how is it my recall letter...

No conspiracy , but how is it my recall letter was posted after my 6yrs warranty had expired?
Did it really take them about 7yrs to find out that maybe some valve springs might be faulty?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-22-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 32,526
Posted By alan.chalkley
More power = more fuel consumption = more trips...

More power = more fuel consumption = more trips to the fuel station or a much larger fuel tank.
With a larger engine + turbo + more fuel weight , what happens with balance and brakes?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-19-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,849
Posted By alan.chalkley
My original battery is over six years old and...

My original battery is over six years old and still going strong , plenty of hot days and bush fires around here.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 12-17-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,681
Posted By alan.chalkley
I had the same problem after "talented dealer...

I had the same problem after "talented dealer technicians" performed oil changes for six years.
The solution was to gently tap a six point socket over the oil drain bolt and carefully use a long...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 12-12-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,863
Posted By alan.chalkley
In the extreme heat/bush fires we are...

In the extreme heat/bush fires we are experiencing , plastic hubcaps are melting and flying off cars. I have tried gaff tape around the inside to try and insulate them from the heat of the steel...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-19-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By alan.chalkley
Loose mounting bolts clutch to flywheel or loose...

Loose mounting bolts clutch to flywheel or loose flywheel mounting bolts?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-14-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By alan.chalkley
Use a multimeter to double check the clutch...

Use a multimeter to double check the clutch safety switch and the attached wiring.
Also use a multimeter to check every fuse in the car.
And make sure the new fob battery is good and is seated...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-11-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By alan.chalkley
Did you try the spare key fob? Auto or manual...

Did you try the spare key fob? Auto or manual car?
They can do weird things when the fob battery is weak!
The safety switch on the manual clutch pedal?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-08-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 21,573
Posted By alan.chalkley
Chop some weight , aluminium doors and boot lid.

Chop some weight , aluminium doors and boot lid.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-02-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,951
Posted By alan.chalkley
It would not take much time to check all of the...

It would not take much time to check all of the fuses with a multimeter.
Don't rely on just looking at them , because fuses can appear fine when actually open circuit from just being old.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-01-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 21,573
Posted By alan.chalkley
Toyobaru must be excited about changing things...

Toyobaru must be excited about changing things and causing even more recalls for the "talented technician challenge"!
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-26-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By alan.chalkley
Wait is a four letter word , best to see the...

Wait is a four letter word , best to see the service manager.
The phone is for talking bs.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-25-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,617
Posted By alan.chalkley
They can't even change the oil without rounding...

They can't even change the oil without rounding the corners off the sump plug bolt and over tightening it.
So how would they know what a clutch is for?
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-25-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,020
Posted By alan.chalkley
Enjoy changing the nappies! This is much more...

Enjoy changing the nappies!
This is much more enjoyable than trying to teach teenagers how to safely drive cars.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-18-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 129,966
Posted By alan.chalkley
Youtube search valve spring recall lawsuit ring...

Youtube search valve spring recall lawsuit ring of fire recently loaded video.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-18-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By alan.chalkley
At 40mph/60kph in sixth gear it is probably...

At 40mph/60kph in sixth gear it is probably labouring.
I prefer to use 5th gear at this low speed.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-13-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,863
Posted By alan.chalkley
Today , a chronologically challenged driver...

Today , a chronologically challenged driver reversed into the side of our parked white camry , $$$$ this is the third time this has happened with this boring car.
At least this time around he left...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-12-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 6,933,054
Posted By alan.chalkley
I did my first engine oil/filters change today ,...

I did my first engine oil/filters change today , since the 6yrs warranty expired.
It was a real pita because the "skilled technicians" had previously overtightened the sump plug bolt and rounded off...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-12-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,726
Posted By alan.chalkley
But are you still driving your BRZ?

But are you still driving your BRZ?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-11-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,726
Posted By alan.chalkley
Outside of my brz i am 61 , but as soon as i sit...

Outside of my brz i am 61 , but as soon as i sit in the drivers seat i am 18 again.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 10-01-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,414
Posted By alan.chalkley
So far my oem original battery is 6.5 years old...

So far my oem original battery is 6.5 years old and has only done 25000km.
When it eventually fails , i will see if a 650cca one will fit.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-30-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By alan.chalkley
Well the "skilled technicians" at the local...

Well the "skilled technicians" at the local toyota dealer attempted to repair my camry , so how about they try to work on subaru engines.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-27-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By alan.chalkley
Has the valve spring recall challenge been...

Has the valve spring recall challenge been attempted?
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 09-23-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,863
Posted By alan.chalkley
Today i was stopped at a red light in the yaris...

Today i was stopped at a red light in the yaris and there was a loud bang of a ufo into the rear window , like a high speed bird strike.
It was actually a plastic hubcap that came off a speeding car...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-22-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 129,966
Posted By alan.chalkley
Don't worry , they can become purveyors of...

Don't worry , they can become purveyors of automobiles to kangaroos.
Forum: Northern California 09-08-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,742
Posted By alan.chalkley
Just my observation from down under , Three of...

Just my observation from down under ,
Three of us bought new 2013 manual ones at about the same time.
One has 25000kms with no valve spring problem and no recall yet.
Another has 60000kms with no...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 08-30-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By alan.chalkley
Yes , the "talented technicians" and loose bolts....

Yes , the "talented technicians" and loose bolts.
My experience was loose tail shaft bolts after a new clutch install on a v8 commodore.The dealer said that the tail shaft was not touched and i had...
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