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Forum: Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By alan.chalkley
Really weird things that happen on the road.

I was at the intersection of botany road and foreshore road where there are a lot of container trucks.
One stopped at the red light and then drove forward when the light turned green,but somehow the...
Forum: AUSTRALIA 07-19-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By alan.chalkley
If the original valve springs were still fine at...

If the original valve springs were still fine at 180000km , then i just might delay the recall for a little while.Mine has done only 24000km in the past 6 years.
Forum: AUSTRALIA 07-19-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By alan.chalkley
At what amount of kilometres was the valve spring...

At what amount of kilometres was the valve spring recall done , and how did that pan out?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-12-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21,049
Views: 4,460,039
Posted By alan.chalkley
LOL, i have done the same and then used my...

LOL, i have done the same and then used my bicycle to go and buy oil.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 07-02-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By alan.chalkley
Money is not important , good relationships with...

Money is not important , good relationships with people is most important , because we are all given just a short amount of time on this planet.
Forum: Southern California 07-02-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By alan.chalkley
Hopefully by the 4/2020 , the "skilled...

Hopefully by the 4/2020 , the "skilled technicians" would have gained enough skill to successfully replace the valve springs.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-21-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,262
Posted By alan.chalkley
It is not a case of right or wrong. I would...

It is not a case of right or wrong.
I would rather have the privilege of destroying my own engine than letting some "talented technician" loose with my car.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-16-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,135
Posted By alan.chalkley
Try cleaning it with toothpaste and a soft cloth.

Try cleaning it with toothpaste and a soft cloth.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-07-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 22,592
Posted By alan.chalkley
No , 2086 will be the magic year!

No , 2086 will be the magic year!
Forum: AUSTRALIA 06-04-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,753
Posted By alan.chalkley
Yesterday i received my second letter from subaru...

Yesterday i received my second letter from subaru , and it tells me that they now have the tools,parts and technicians to replace the valve springs.
But they still don't have my confidence!
The...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 05-28-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 70,995
Posted By alan.chalkley
It would help to do an additional oil+filter...

It would help to do an additional oil+filter change , just in case there is any loose **** floating around.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-26-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By alan.chalkley
My brz was left parked for six weeks when i went...

My brz was left parked for six weeks when i went to Europe and there was no problem with battery / starting engine or tyres.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 05-24-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,998
Posted By alan.chalkley
Local law enforcement will explode your balls ,...

Local law enforcement will explode your balls , well before your engine explodes.
Remember everyone is posting pics from their phones these days.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 05-24-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By alan.chalkley
If my valve springs break , then the dealer will...

If my valve springs break , then the dealer will say that the carbon fibre antennae on my roof received a spurious signal from Mars that is known to shatter valve springs.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 05-19-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,035
Posted By alan.chalkley
If "quiet" is the buzzword , then the new fully...

If "quiet" is the buzzword , then the new fully electric cars would be great.
They are especially quiet when the batteries are flat in the sydney harbour tunnel.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 05-19-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By alan.chalkley
I bought an old swb 4wd zook vitara for where...

I bought an old swb 4wd zook vitara for where the road is not.
Most fwd/rwd cars need a good road.
The brz is not for potholed bad roads , so it only ventures onto good roads.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 05-19-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By alan.chalkley
Worn tie rod ends will cause excessive tyre wear...

Worn tie rod ends will cause excessive tyre wear , so your tyres should tell you.
Also worn out tie rod ends make a clunking/knocking noise when turning the steering wheel.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-12-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,488
Posted By alan.chalkley
Don't worry,after using it for six years it will...

Don't worry,after using it for six years it will close very easily.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 05-12-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 66,605
Posted By alan.chalkley
The tacho red line on the supra seems a bit lower...

The tacho red line on the supra seems a bit lower than on the 86 , so less winding it out between gear changes = less fun.
The 86 tacho red line is also lower than the previous VVTLI celica.
So is...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-10-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,178
Posted By alan.chalkley
In the same way that the Jeep wrangler is now...

In the same way that the Jeep wrangler is now automatic , the new automatic Toyota supra shares the same "driving in a straight line auto/manual is irrelevantly boring"but comfortable.
May as well...
Forum: AUSTRALIA 04-16-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,753
Posted By alan.chalkley
There was one recall completed at a toyota dealer...

There was one recall completed at a toyota dealer in sydney with no issues 1200km after recall.
So i only need to know about 9 others here before i build up the courage to take my brz in.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 04-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By alan.chalkley
How many miles has it been driven since the valve...

How many miles has it been driven since the valve spring recall?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,295
Posted By alan.chalkley
Here there is now what is called Compulsory Third...

Here there is now what is called Compulsory Third Party Personal Injury Insurance (CTP) that covers injury to people.
But it's not compulsory to insure for damage to cars exploring new houses or...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-12-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,295
Posted By alan.chalkley
No liability insurance at all.

No liability insurance at all.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-12-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By alan.chalkley
Change the fob battery , mine did the same last...

Change the fob battery , mine did the same last winter.
It seems that fob batteries last about 5 years.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-12-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,295
Posted By alan.chalkley
One of my friends was "self insured" and his...

One of my friends was "self insured" and his mistake caused a seven car crash.
He ended up paying a payment plan for many years.
Yes insurance is very expensive , but "self insurance" will end up...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 04-07-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 70,995
Posted By alan.chalkley
My son's old corolla had an intermittent oil...

My son's old corolla had an intermittent oil light faintly flashing and it was fixed by removing the sump, cleaning the oil pickup filter, flushing the oil and replacing the oil and filter.
The...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 04-06-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,241
Posted By alan.chalkley
1/ my house , it used to be a makeshift boat...

1/ my house , it used to be a makeshift boat workshop before the war and before i bought it it was a makeshift motorcycle repair shop.
2/ my fathers wind up pocket pedometer , he never owned a car...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-02-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 134,483
Posted By alan.chalkley
With the back seats folded down i could not fit...

With the back seats folded down i could not fit my large esky in from the boot (trunk) lid.
I found that i could get the esky in via the passenger door.
So it seems that boot (trunk) access is...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-30-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By alan.chalkley
It looks like inside my 4wd rock crawling zook...

It looks like inside my 4wd rock crawling zook after a creek,rock crawl crossing and up and down mud banks.
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