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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Today, 12:34 AM
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Posted By notout86
Switched from our 5-year-old GTS 86 Auto to a new...

Switched from our 5-year-old GTS 86 Auto to a new 2019 Golf R. I miss the looks. I confirmed the R steering is far more to my liking (variable ratio and much faster turn in and feels just as...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-03-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 34,824
Posted By notout86
A couple of years ago I had the hose off the...

A couple of years ago I had the hose off the throttle body off and noticed a slight build-up & cleaned it out (from memory I think I used a cotton bud moistened with acetone). I do not have it...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-03-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17,504
Views: 6,188,394
Posted By notout86
I was driving behind a truck with its tailgate up...

I was driving behind a truck with its tailgate up so I couldn't see what it was carrying. We started going up a hill. Suddenly this green pea soup stuff flowed out from all along the tailgate gap...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-30-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 34,824
Posted By notout86
Whoa! If that dude was working on my engine I...

Whoa! If that dude was working on my engine I would insist that he wear an hair net.
Loved the sound I think he made to describe what a busted spring makes.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-28-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 34,824
Posted By notout86
OK, so the techs have been trained, but that...

OK, so the techs have been trained, but that doesn't mean they go away and use "best practice". A classic case is failure to use a torque wrench. If you get a chance to watch them at work I have...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-23-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 34,824
Posted By notout86
Who and where was your adviser steve99? It might...

Who and where was your adviser steve99? It might pay to avoid him :-). I'm in Australia too. I am going to stall on my job until they have gained experience on others and insist on a drug tested...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17,504
Views: 6,188,394
Posted By notout86
yep. I see several pages past the current one...

yep. I see several pages past the current one but clicking any of them does nothing
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 11-04-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,778
Posted By notout86
Still an old fart at 76 (similar to you I...

Still an old fart at 76 (similar to you I believe).:slap:
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 11-03-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,778
Posted By notout86
The glycol component of coolant is hygroscopic....

The glycol component of coolant is hygroscopic. Depending on the relative humidity at the breather hole of the overflow bottle, either evaporation of the water component of the coolant or absorption...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-31-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By notout86
Well I have learned some more from you people. I...

Well I have learned some more from you people. I just read the info. in Silicon Chip magazine July 2018 page 12 and thought I should post it, but it sounds as if it was not quite the full story. I...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-31-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By notout86
battery knowledge

I recently learned that, without modification, there is no possibility of ever FULLY charging the battery BY DRIVING.
Thus our batteries are not lasting as long as they might, especially if the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-25-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By notout86
I have just got a reply from Koni on their "...

I have just got a reply from Koni on their " Front 8741-1560SPORT and Rear Part No. 8041-1416SPORT ". He obviously understood exactly where I was coming from and explained that even though...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-24-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By notout86
:thanks:Great info. thanks people. I am...

:thanks:Great info. thanks people. I am especially happy to hear that the o.e. springs are soft, meaning I need only change dampers and that should do me (and the wife).:cheers:
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-24-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By notout86
Thanks for the comments people. Although...

Thanks for the comments people. Although everything is still o.e. and are now 5 years old, the mileage is only 30,000miles / 53000km. It has hardly done any distance on rough dirt roads.
...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-23-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By notout86
blame springs or dampers most

We are tiring of the jiggly harsh ride. Everything is o.e.

Tire deflation from 35 to 31 makes negligible difference but when worn we will replace with ones with softer walls.

The next step is...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-22-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17,504
Views: 6,188,394
Posted By notout86
Thanks. They sound exactly like what we want I...

Thanks. They sound exactly like what we want I have looked for comments via YouTube and subscribed to your video. I didn't think to look there before. Looking forward to your review.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-22-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17,504
Views: 6,188,394
Posted By notout86
My wife and I would like a softer more supple...

My wife and I would like a softer more supple ride, something like a VW Golf GTI and not with lowering. We imagine around 15% softer. Will your coilovers do that? For instance how would you rate the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 10-22-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17,504
Views: 6,188,394
Posted By notout86
Sorry to hear that. Are those tears running down?

Sorry to hear that. Are those tears running down?
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 10-22-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 37,802
Posted By notout86
Try a mock-up of a rest on top of the DOOR...

Try a mock-up of a rest on top of the DOOR armrest. Make it high enough that your hand can rest on the wheel spoke. Have your other hand resting on your thigh and the underside of the wheel. I...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-22-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
I hope you didn't put the video cable along the...

I hope you didn't put the video cable along the door sill like I did. If you go across in the trunk , put it between the rear seat backs and poke it up under the tunnel cover (no need to remove the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-21-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
Are those tyres 215/45 like the o.e. Michelins? ...

Are those tyres 215/45 like the o.e. Michelins? If so, are is the ride softer and what brand are they?

Like the red trim. Is it guaranteed not to fade.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-21-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
I prefer an armrest on the door that rests my...

I prefer an armrest on the door that rests my elbow up high enough that aligns my hand with the steering-wheel spoke. I rest my other hand on the underside of the wheel on my thigh. Make a mock-up to...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 10-05-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 126,348
Posted By notout86
To remove the panel below the kneepad with...

To remove the panel below the kneepad with minimal distortion and chance of damage:

There are three "locators" along the top of that panel on the back, plus a clip at the end furthest from the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-30-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
Google for a Youtube on how to do the '86 without...

Google for a Youtube on how to do the '86 without lifting the engine. I found one recently. Couldn't ToyoBaru have included access panels/holes?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-30-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
was the Nissan S14 a 200SX with o.e. turbo? I...

was the Nissan S14 a 200SX with o.e. turbo? I kinda regret selling mine after 20 years and going to the Toyota 86.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-30-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
It does look classier. Makes you wonder why it...

It does look classier. Makes you wonder why it was in 2 pieces originally.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-30-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
While you are at it, shield your battery too.

While you are at it, shield your battery too.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-23-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
You might like to heat-shield your coolant...

You might like to heat-shield your coolant overflow bottle to reduce evaporation.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-12-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17,504
Views: 6,188,394
Posted By notout86
What a HOOT

What a HOOT
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-09-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20,180
Views: 4,089,594
Posted By notout86
I am 76 so therefore qualified to comment. As it...

I am 76 so therefore qualified to comment. As it happens I washed my car yesterday. Not only that, I cleaned the wheels too!

I clean every time the following requirements are satisfied at the...
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