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spot01
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Joined: 16-04-11
Location: Adelaide
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  • Are the speeds & temps you describe on the flat or gradients?
    How many kms on the car?
    If high, has it ever had a intake manifold clean?
    Has it had all servicing by the book (for severe usage, due to heavy towing), eg, coolant changes,...
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  • To add to the comments above, when shifting modes the front wheels must be straight ahead (not turned). If stationery, the auto must be in N. If driving, lift off the throttle briefly to allow the mode to shift.

    When shifting, always wait...
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  • That is useful feedback.

    Obviously the Australian made screen was also a replacement screen, so perhaps it wasn't an acoustic screen?
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  • Also read up about the fuel pumps on this model, as you are well in the zone for them (it is the other potential $5k time bomb on these, if it is not already done)

    Unfortunately nothing lasts forever & old/high km vehicles can become...
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  • spot01
    replied to spare wheel
    Cover is to stop UV from degrading the tyre. Many people keep spares for a long time, making UV an issue. Even if rotating the set regularly, it cuts UV on the tyre not in use, lengthening the time before cracking, etc., appears in the whole set....
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  • I wouldn't be adding "stop leak" to such a complex modern cooling system - it may cause more problems than it solves - these are not simple Holden grey motors!

    Try to work out which of the many pipes or hoses, etc. is leaking -...
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  • The problem with these locking struts is they are not really strong enough for the purpose - some people on here have found stronger substitutes but without the locking mechanism, ie, just a plain gas strut.

    The locking mechanism can be...
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  • Same time hot & cold (but not very) makes me think it is not the glow plugs.

    It may have a air leak in the fuel line &/or filter. Before starting, try pumping the fuel primer on the filter. It should be hard, but if you can pump...
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  • Is that a cold or hot engine when trying to start?

    If hot start, it won't be the glow plugs, as they are not needed when hot.

    If cold start, simple things first:
    - I assume you are starting after the glow plug light goes...
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  • You say it just had a major service.
    Try to find out if the tappets were done, or when they were last done.
    I wouldn't even think about a manifold clean until the tappets are next due, as the fuel pipes have to be replaced at the 6th removal...
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  • Are the "clunks" regular & evenly spacing in timing or random?
    Do they increase & decrease in proportion to speed?
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  • Try a wrecker if you want a hard copy book - they usually survive the accident!

    If none in Tassie, try Eddy Wreckers @ Gillman in Adelaide - they will send parts.
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  • You may have a claim under the Australian Consumer Law (different to the used car warranty), as it requires goods to be of merchantable quality, fit for purpose & perform the intended function for a reasonable period of time. I would argue the car...
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  • Did you buy it from a car yard?
    If so, you may have a warranty claim. As it has flaked so much in a short time, I wonder if they did something to it, eg, used a chemical to clean it, etc? Or did they respray it?
    Have you checked it wasn't...
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  • spot01
    replied to Wheels 17"
    They are the correct size, but the shape of the spoke design prevents some wheels fitting as they hit the caliper.

    Do you have a photo of the wheels in question?...
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  • spot01
    replied to Wheels 17"
    Probably, but the older they are may increase the risk of damage, fatigue, etc. How old will they be when you are finished with them? I'd probably avoid any that look to have had a hard life.

    Like any secondhand wheel, check carefully for...
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  • spot01
    replied to Wheels 17"
    True, but they didn't start using the large front brake caliper until the Gen 4 (but not on SWB models). I believe some Gen 3 17" will fit, but unsure if they all will - others may be able to confirm which early ones fit.

    Be sure to...
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  • That is about what I would expect, but phone a couple of other dealers for a price.

    The fuel pipes have to be replaced when removed for the 6th time, so if it has had the proper manual valve adjustments every 30k, that is correct. But were...
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  • spot01
    replied to Wheels 17"
    17" factory alloys have been on most of the Gen 4 base models from 2007 right through to current 2021 (except for a couple of years back for a year or 2). They are still on the new GLX models.

    Some earlier base models had 17" factory...
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  • spot01
    replied to Parking height
    5cm isn't much room - if you jam the brakes on hard I suspect the rear might rise by that amount?

    Luckily the suspension sags a bit as they get older, although any lift, larger tyres, cross bars, etc might cause issues.

    It might...
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