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Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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    There is a tester that can be put into the brake fluid, to test for excess water content.
  2. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    With ABS etc etc brake fluid changes are a bit more important than in older vehicles. In older vehicles you could disassemble, clean flush and get the gunk out. With ABS modules .. no hope.

    $124? How much does an ABS module cost? At the very least .. DIY.

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    For warranty your stuffed. But you can get any registered mechanic to do it - you are not fixed to the manufacture. However if you have a 'warranty' problem the dealer is more likely to go into bat for you if you have been servicing the vehicle with them.. even after the stipulated warranty period is over. Your $, your choice.
  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The testers are great, about $20 on eBay, and have allowed me to postpone a few fluid changes.
  4. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Oil floats on water.. would not the water content sink to the lowest points in the system? So you would possibly want to test there.. probably the slave cylinders.
  5. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    Brake fluid is hydroscopic. It hold water in suspension.
  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    if only.
  7. tomrux

    tomrux Long timer

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    Brake fluids are not an oil in the normal sense of the word. Yes they lubricate but most have a glycol/ether base except for the '5' rated fluids which have different bases, either silicone or different glycol and esther mixes. Outside of the silicone ones they are hydroscopic as stated. The esthers and or ethers absorb, and hold, moisture from the atmosphere. This gives rise to the time expired regime of changing the fluid out.
    As to warranty issues they would need to show that what, if anything, you didn't do contributed to the problem.
    On an alike point dot 5 fluids are not compatible with anti lock systems.

    Cheers Tom R
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  8. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Totally not bike related but I just watched a brand new Corvette C8 coming towards me.

    What a beast!!!
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  9. PBee

    PBee ...---...

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    I take it you are in the US?
  10. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    No serious PB, it was driving down David Tce, Kilkenny here in Adelaide.

    At first I thought it was a Ferrari from a distance but as it got closer I realised what it was.

    When I got home this morning I double checked on google and it definitely was one.
  11. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    Ok I'm starting to doubt myself now.

    It may have been a C7 but the rear seemed different to a C7.

    Either way it was a beast.

    My apologies if I got Corvette fans in a frenzy. Was not my intention.
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  12. PBee

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    Probably a C7, the C8 won't be here until late next year.

    I want one.
    [​IMG]
  13. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    That's what I mean PB. From the front it looked like that, It was a dark grey colour and from a distance it does look like a Ferrari.

    The rear end just looked different to a C7.

    It was just a fleeting drive by so I couldn't get all the details.

    I think I will have to concede defeat and say it was a C7 :lol3

    I'm getting old. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  14. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Ms Wendy has a Birthday coming up ending in 0 so looking at going to Rarotonga for a week or so

    Air New Zealand are the special airline going there and today I went online to see availability to be greeted by the following image :twitch

    F4EB2E7D-78AE-4034-AFCF-049A6F915293.jpeg
  15. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    ... so, the first real Porsches saw light of day between 1947 and 1950's

    Corvette designers only just caught up with Porsche's brilliance? Or is zere a Europhile at ze helm of zat design team?
    ;-)

    :hide
  16. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    There's a BIG difference between rear engine and mid engine.

    'wouldn't swap my Boxster for a 911 any day of the week.
  17. PBee

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    On the Coxter.....errr Boxter 'The people with proper Porsches think you’re a git because you actually don’t have a Porsche at all"
    - J Clarkson, 2006.
    :lol3
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  18. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Coming from Clarkson, who even his best mate describes him as a knob, that's a compliiment indeed. :D
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  19. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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    There's irony in quoting Clarkson on a motorcycle forum.
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  20. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    True dat, he loves them and is a very skilled rider.
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