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Old 2nd July 2013, 06:00 AM
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You won't your Forry once all that works done

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Old 2nd July 2013, 06:08 AM
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Old 2nd July 2013, 06:11 AM
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Glad you are hanging on to the Foz Tony!!!

Lookin' good, and sounds like some more good stuff coming soon.
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Old 2nd July 2013, 06:19 AM
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Glad you are hanging on to the Foz Tony!!!

Lookin' good, and sounds like some more good stuff coming soon.
Hey Carl, yeh couldnt make up my mind for awhile there

I worked its easier to throw 5grand at the Foz than 45grand at a new twincab

Turning it into a more liveable outdoors unit, seeing as i am in the bush so much these days. At the end of the day i still have a shiny newish car

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Old 2nd July 2013, 06:27 AM
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I must say i do like the LEDS in the interior, seeing as i my car is my office on the wharfs from midnight until dawn, these make finding things alot easier.

The front map lights to go
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Old 2nd July 2013, 07:20 AM
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Gidday Tone

Like the rubber. Trust Yokohama to start making 215x65 16 AT-s just after I put new boots on Roo2 .

I agree with you about that new car stuff. All well and good if one has money to burn (that's what one is doing ... ), but we got two excellent s/h Foresters for about $4,000 less than the price of one new one. Both one owner vehicles, delivered with close to zero kms on the clock (i.e. not "demonstrators" ... ).

As you rightly point out, chucking $5,000 or $6,000 at them still leaves us around the same price as one new one! As a CPA (Ret.), this appeals to my parsimonious (read: "lousy" ) nature ...

I have owned 3 new cars in my life. I am just as happy with our "new" Foxes. In fact, over the moon would be a closer description ... So is SWMBO, which is even more important !
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Old 3rd July 2013, 01:45 AM
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Hi Ratbag
I ordered 215/60 and was informed later that there were none available for 3 weeks, he could only get me 215/65 so i said to put 4 on, i now have a 215/60 spare. I will get a 215/65 spare and deflate it to about 15psi to get it in the wheel well, i did this with the ATII's without any drama, i also carry a small compressor.

Company demos are often a good buy that will save you a few grand, i get to drive new cars everyday on the wharfs, ever Mazda that lands in Melbourne i have something to do with it physically, including getting them onto our fleet car carriers and getting them to Mazda Australia or direct to the dealers.

Waiting on the docks amongst all the new cars. "Midnight on the Docks"


Outcast from the new Subarus in front of mine "Dawn on The Docks"
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Old 4th July 2013, 07:55 PM
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I found i had a bit of a dilemma with the mileage right on 95k and next month another $1000 layout
1: Do i get the new Struts done $1075
2: Do i get the Belts and 100k done approx $1000

I had some spare filters and oil in the shed, so i gave the car a service, and will run it over the 100k for the belts and gets the OEM struts done next month. ALl going to plan i may make the 100k belt service on time, but this gives me a little bit of breathing room.

Warning dont drop oil in wind gusts of up to 100kph i had no choice and the degreaser fixed it up.

Drop that black oil and ready to go


Wind gusts spray oil


Nice clean air filter


Here's a tale of woe, i lent my ramps and good socket set to a bloke a few years ago i felt sorry for, and never saw my ramps, tools or him again, despite promises to return them and some efforts of traveling some distance to recover them, i gave up. Soon some new ramps and a trolley jack will have me back up to speed again, crawling around on my guts under cars isn't fun anymore.

Next i will finish off the LED map lights and then decide whats next.
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My04tone your Subaru renovations are looking fantastic! Lesson learnt I bet about loaning your ramps & tools - it just amazes me how ungrateful and disrespectful some people can be. Hopefully soon you will have some new ones and your servicing will be much easier :-)

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Old 4th July 2013, 09:02 PM
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My04tone your Subaru renovations are looking fantastic! Lesson learnt I bet about loaning your ramps & tools - it just amazes me how ungrateful and disrespectful some people can be. Hopefully soon you will have some new ones and your servicing will be much easier :-)

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I had learnt well before that not to lend tools, but i knew the guy, he was having troubles, i offered to do the service but he didnt know when he wanted it done or had the tim,e so i reluctantly lend him my tools, this was some 7yrs ago and havent seen him since.

I have the tools i carry in the car that will do a service no worries, they just arnt as good as the ones i had in the shed.

A decision was made on the car to keep it until it expires, even if i get a bigger car for towing a caravan the Subee stays until a flatbed comes to pick it up

Its my touring and offroad car, mainly for heading up the goldfields these days and its all i need.
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