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    Re: For Sale: 1976 Mercedes W123 300D turbo + spares (SOLD)

    Sold sold sold
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    COVID-19 hurting oil feedstocks?

    Interesting to see the virus is dominating discussion here too. Seems there is no escape from it.

    How are everyone's oil reserves going now that all the cafes & restaurants are closed?

    My old...
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    Re: Anyone biofueling in the Canberra area?

    My plant is basically two 44 gallon drums with cone bottoms in a frame with a stand-alone methoxide mixer made from a 60L LPG tank. All of it fits in a stainless drip tray with a footprint of about...
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    Anyone biofueling in the Canberra area?

    Hi Team,

    I've just moved from Sydney to Canberra. My plant is in indefinite storage on a friend's bush block until I work out what I'm doing.

    I'm in a rental place and I don't like my chances...
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    For Sale: 1976 Mercedes W123 300D turbo + spares

    VIN: 123 130 22 018322
    Car runs and drives and is currently on non-transferrable NSW historic rego. However, just in the last week or so it has developed an earthing issue which is making it hard to...
  6. Re: Shitbox Rally Spring 2019 completed on 100% home-brewed B100

    That is a bit of a sad story. I don't know what the fate of the Pug will be. It got auctioned for essentially the value of its weight in steel. I still feel quite disappointed about that as it was...
  7. Shitbox Rally Spring 2019 completed on 100% home-brewed B100

    Well folks, it's all done and dusted.

    The Peugeot 405 SRDT was a rally weapon and we raised $7,361 for the Cancer Council.

    I used about 300 litres of bio to cover just under 4,600 km from...
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    Re: Full volume of a 20L cubie?

    Going pretty well thanks. I'm happy that the car is as mechanically sound as it can be. Had to put a new water pump in it, which wasn't ideal. Just took it on a family road trip from Sydney - Mudgee...
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    Full volume of a 20L cubie?

    Has anyone ever calculated or measured the actual volume of a 20L cubie when it is completely full with no air?

    I've been told that the 20L mark is actually the line at the top, leaving a bit of...
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    Re: 1hz pump rebuilt costs

    When I was having issues with my Rodeo pump recently, I got a quote for $1,200 for an exchange rebuilt pump, so $1,500 seems in the right ballpark. When quizzed about Viton, he said that is all he...
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    Re: Head gasket in a can

    I know the stuff and have used it myself on various things, but never a fuel tank! I imagine the surface preparation on a biodiesel tank would need to be a lot more rigorous than on a petrol car. Any...
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    Re: Head gasket in a can

    Good tip, thanks Cade - I will get some of that
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    Head gasket in a can

    Hi Team,

    As the Shitbox Rally nears, I'm thinking of taking along a little insurance policy of sorts in the form of liquid cooling system sealant.

    Many years ago a friend of mine had a Toyota...
  14. Thread: Axle breathers

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    Axle breathers

    Hi Team,

    My Rodeo has extended axle breathers - basically a rubber vacuum hose that extends from the axle up high above the high tide mark if you were doing a water crossing.

    My front one has...
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    Re: Shitbox Rally October 2019

    I made it back to Sydney ok in the Pug. It went pretty well and got amazing fuel economy in the range of 5 L/100 km. Under those conditions it would have a range of up to 1,500 km on one tank. I...
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    Re: Shitbox Rally October 2019

    Hi Tony,

    i bought a box of 10 of those from MANN a while back and will definitely install one before adding bio. They are fantastic. My only gripe is that they don’t have barbs on the end so don’t...
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    Re: Shitbox Rally October 2019

    Hello Team,

    The Rally is fast approaching- just over 2 months away now. Iím heading up to Brisbane on 22 August to pick up the Peugeot and drive it back down to Sydney. I think Iíll do this part...
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    Re: weird fault fixed peugeot 406

    That doesn't surprise me. All of the bells & whistles on new cars are great while they are working, but is seems few are immune to electronic gremlins at some stage in their life. I do wonder what...
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    Re: weird fault fixed peugeot 406

    crazy how something seemingly totally unrelated can have a such an impact
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    Re: Where to find information specific to my car?

    Is one of the them the Peugeot 306? I'm keen to hear more about the cars and any issues you've had and how you resolved them. It is likely I've missed some other posts you've made about them. Any...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    I've solved it! It is now running as good as ever and starting with ease and normal smoke for a 12C morning.

    I had everything barse akwards.

    I still don't know which way is advance or retard,...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    I still haven't resolved this issue. You guys are probably sick of hearing about it, but not as sick as I am!

    RE cold start advance. I do have a 3rd wire into my IP, but no coolant lines anywhere...
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    Re: Can I reprocess if failed 27/3 test?

    Thanks, guys.

    I've washed it and it all came out ok I think. Did get a bit of soap on the first wash, but I kept it to a 8 mins in anticipation and it was no problem. Subsequent washes have been...
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    Re: All Scania Euro 5 trucks can operate on B100

    What specification dow the B100 have to meet I wonder. Pretty hard to get hold of compliant B100 I imagine?

    I heard somewhere that there is a bio plant in East Gippsland, VIC that has started...
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    Re: Where to find information specific to my car?

    The Holden Cruze is another 'world car' manufactured in several different countries (including Australia) and re-badged for different markets. Also known as a Daewoo Lacetti & Chevrolet Cruze.
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