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Everything posted by Haakon

  1. Another eGo user - i didnt even put them on a pallet, just wrapped them comprehensively in cling wrap (with a piece of cardboard on their front fact to avoid damage) and they were treated as 4 pieces of one shipment. Dont remember exactly but it was something like a hundred bucks from Melbourne to Canberra.
  2. Never seen or heard of any of us riding three abreast, but two abreast is legal and encouraged by authorities. And no way should they pull over for a car to pass - sit and wait your turn to pass safely. We particularly ride two abreast on roads where it is not safe to pass to encourage drivers to not be dumb shits and squeeze pass. The cotter loop is a well known cycling route, car drivers should respect their space a little. It’s a big world out there. More importantly, it’s a public road - take it to a track if you want to drive in a dangerous mannnet.
  3. Being super bloody considerate to not kill any cyclists I trust... Dont ride that road anymore, too many dickheads playing wannabe race driver on blind corners. Would love to be a cop along there.
  4. Welcome to Oz. We don't really get much fog here, so an option is you can put white LED globes in them and rewire them to serve as DRLs. I've got them like that in my Meg with a voltage sensing relay to automatically turn them on with the engine start, and connected to the sidelights with another relay so they turn off when the main lights are on. They're otherwise just decoration in most parts of Australia and serve no purpose!
  5. Lovely Saab.... I had one super briefly but i got ripped off badly by a used car dealer (my one big fail, i missed a bunch of things...) and quickly flipped it. But I really loved it... What do you want for it? Agree on suggestion to keep it. Got friends/relatives with space to park it up while you're in europe? It will patiently wait for your return
  6. Alas the G is Kirsty's car, not mine - auto is mandatory. She is perfectly capable of driving a manual, she just doesnt see the point... I got her as far as appreciating cool european cars, getting her to love a manual was just a bit too hard! If she was a manual driver, I reckon we would have gone with an RS280 and just had one car between us.
  7. Very nice. I still have questionable urges every time I see a Busso equipped 147 for sale...
  8. This is my fear. And as soon as any body repair person is let near it the car will be fucked.
  9. Yeah,, there is another crease with cracked paint on the bonnet too. The next will be what they want to give me and that'll be a fight. Paid 33 for it new, need 35 to replace it and im tipping theyll open offers at low 20s and start off a shitfight...
  10. I find out on Friday if Allianz will write it off... Bulk hail repair centre set up in town. I think I’d prefer a write off, there is also paint work needed. Roof is pretty bad too.
  11. Yes, the smokey shot was the last photo I had of intact. Looks more like this now... Stupid sky golf balls... Welcome, Alfa nuts are not so bad. Proof that there is something sillier than being a Reno nut
  12. If you need a wrench you’re doing them up too tight Mind you, some variants on the F4R are bastards for access...
  13. That and being able to retain fitness are the only things I want back from my misspent yoof... Finally figuring women out long after my looks faded was a cruel twist of fate too. (sorry @biologist...)
  14. Lol. Ok, I think you’re probably deliberately missing the point. Maybe it makes you feel better... tevs. Enjoy your tribalism and your toys.
  15. And you’re still completely missing the point. And I can’t make it any clearer... Although if you hang out with “other car scenes” perhaps you should at least understand Renaults are not all that unique...? These are all basic ICE tuning 101 principles.
  16. Oh. Odd. Mature... If it’s not standard and has a map that is deliberately designed to take advantage of any increased knock resistance, than that’s not really relevant to road cars mapped for 95. My original point is that at least one testing round found many 98 fuels were not 98, but as I think you or someone said even the 98 fans acknowledge brands vary in efficacy. So I understand that some will indeed be greater than 95 at least. Now if you have a non standard map designed around that than obviously you’ll see a difference. Im saying that that is not always the case wi
  17. What’s your model? Turbo? Standard? it’s an interesting idea though that our 95 is shit enough that some engines might need “98” to get back to performance engineered for European 95...
  18. I’d be interested in hearing what the tuners reckon is behind the cited improvement on 98. Is it the map being written to advance and/or increase boost? Given the energy content is the same (because physics...) the advantages is in being able to extract more. Now there is obliviously no change in compression ratio, so it must be either boost (Clio 2/3 owners look away) or ignition timing. Anecdotes just don’t do it for me. I’d love to see some evidence of software that will explicitly be able to take advantage of the higher octane. Failing that, I just don’t want to buy int
  19. I’d argue the lack of technical literacy amongst some of the more aggressive posters here is a bit embarrassing... But hey, whatever floats your boat - if you’re ok to accept the marketing spiel for the fuels on face value that of course is your prerogative. But just don’t think RS engines are particularly unique - the concepts being discussed here will apply to all modern internal combustion engines.
  20. Nice one I look forward to it.
  21. I should probably do the same but my driving is too irregular, so I resort to chemistry, physics and engineering - which I am passingly decent at all of but happy to be corrected.
  22. I do as a rule, but FCA gave me free servicing for three years and it got a transmission software update. They did claim to change the brake fluid and all the bleed nipples look very very untouched! The 98 fuel fouling plugs is just an interesting anecdote I’ll research.
  23. Anyhoo. The Alfa/Maserati/Ferrari dealer workshop say the 98 is cooler burning because of the additives. Cooler burning combined with the additives means they find a lot of fouled plug problems, especially on cars that do short trips and city use. For those of you swinging your own spanners and using 98 anyone seen carbon build up on plugs?
  24. Lies? That’s an odd claim. I just found it interesting that at least one major workshop that deals in some comparable engines to some RS models (ie smaller capacity turbos) were finding some detrimental effects from using 98 where 95 is specified. Left me wondering what is happening. I know octane boosters can foul plugs, but given 98 is the same energy content as 95 and 91 I’m not sure how it could be burning hotter and eroding plugs. I’ll ask again if it’s fouling or erosion they’re finding. Modern piston engines all have far more in common than differences, it’s all inte
  25. Oh well, I thought it might be interesting for the technically literate amongst us...
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