Steve85

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  1. Saw this one on the mobile app, I read: Congrats on the kid problem. 😂
  2. Steve85

    Aww. No googling? Ok, never mind. Sounds like you've done pretty well picking up Volks for $400.
  3. Congrats on another child! Hope all is well. Bad luck on your gearbox. Sounds like some pretty crappy luck there. And for the record, i think you've made the right choice paying a bit more for something brand new. Plus you've now got a bunch of spare components (minus third). [emoji16]
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    Send through a picture of the bacl of the wheel. I fancy myself a bit of a google slueth. Normally there's a bunch of part numbers stamped into the wheel. You can normally trace the part number to a brand.
  5. Steve85

    Solid advice and a cheap solution to my problem. Unfortunatly I did not do this though. [emoji848] Found a reasonbly priced ctek charger. Purchased that and put it onto the battery. Gotta love plug in cars! [emoji16]
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    For those of you who mentioned the lack of cleanliness (hehe) in the video that I created for this car, here are some pictures post wash; Also as is pretty evident, the car hasn't gone anywhere yet. Still haven't even put the plates on it. All that's happened is it's killed a battery, so I have taken apart the boot and have put a charger in. You've probably all seen these images already. But i know you're all suckers for images, and who am I to deny you!
  7. Hi all, Proof that she still runs! (fyi: this is 10kph in 2nd gear). Took a friend out in the car for some cruising around a month or so back. My friend and I drove around for a few hours, I really started to come to grips with the car. In particular new brake pads have really helped to give me a lot more confidence in the car. It's always a bit of a shock getting into it, as it's so low, so loud and importantly fast! As always I've been keeping a low profile thanks to work and family. Just recently someone, managed to get his Championship Blue GTR impounded at a fairly decent speed. Think i'll just continue to lie low for a few weeks. For those of you who are expecting big changes... none. Even though I had the fuel system moved around, i still haven't built the interior of the boot or got to work on the stereo. (in fact, points off for me, as I took apart my wifes car to access the battery). For the most part, I just go out and stare at it in the garage. It makes me feel happy seeing it in the driveway (and less guilty for not driving it). Edited Version.mp4
  8. Steve85

    Oh, you're going to be spoiled for choice.
  9. Steve85

    This car is looking so damn good now. Absolute credit to you. 😍
  10. Nice. Looks really clean, you sure do move quickly on these things. Here's the rest of us procrastinating while you're busy tearing it up.
  11. Ok. No worries. But twisting and taping wires should be punishable with a jail sentance. Whoever did this prior to you, hasn't done it right, i hope you can clean it up and it doesn't cause you any problems.
  12. This sounds like a solid plan! [emoji16][emoji23]
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    Not normally a 4wd fan. But keen to see how this goes. [emoji16]
  14. Thanks for pushingthe thread back on topic. If you're in Melbourne (or elsewhere i guess) and are serious about a racecar, I'd be keen to see the Audi go to a good home. It's just wasting away with me. PM me if you like. [emoji16]
  15. That's still speculative though. It's only based on historic evidence and could potentially go wrong for those of us who are looking to make a few bucks. Not that i disagree mind you, but you never know. My theory is these are the "muscle cars" of our era. I'll pay good money for GTR, but your V8 HSV, Ford or even C63? I'll give you five dollars.
  16. You don't trust Skyline GTR sellers? They know what they got. Hahaha.
  17. This seems like good general life advice... 😂
  18. This regret is what i'm worried about. The Silver one, not so much as it shouldn't be driven or modded. But the LM. Yeah, i don't know.
  19. From what i can tell, most of us have a plans up our sleeve to buy new (old) cars and sell cars that we have right now. I know that most car people have at least one of these plans in their heads. What is your plan? I'll go first: A lot of my car actions are dictated by the Melbourne housing market. To buy a decent inner city house (read; hipsterville), i'm going to need to offload at least 3 of our cars (i don't have $2M or more, so more than 2 cars is a non starter). Potentially sell the Silver and Blue GTRs in 3-5 years. Sell both wagons to other people. Maybe sell the race car, depending on what i feel like (it's not worth shit, so it can stay or go). If I clear out the driveway, i'll be looking to add an E61 M5 (the wagons with a V10) to the house.
  20. Steve85

    Welcome. Sweet car and colour. I love wagons, there's plenty of others here who do as well. Check in this section for more in depth stuff: https://www.sau.com.au/forums/forum/82-wagoneers/ Do you want to tell us the story of how you go it? Did it all go smoothly? I imagine you've been waiting for a while to have it delivered (although i don't actually know). Looking forward to more pics and details.
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    Ah nice. I wondered. I thought it might have been chopped up for "drift style points". And picking up someone else projects can be fun. It's how i got a couple of my cars on the cheap. Welcome aboard. I'm sure there'll be heaps of people interested in this. Maybe start a build thread so I can follow along with your progress.
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    Welcome back to the club! I hate to be a downer, but it looks like your car is missing a component. 😂 The body looks pretty clean considering most of these have been turned into drift missiles. Is there an interesting story behind how you picked it up? (also more pictures please).
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    I take my cars to RacePace. When i'm not around (which is starting to feel like always), I tow truck it to them. It's only about $100 from the city, so factor in another $50 from your side of town.The tow truck driver doesn't even need to know how to start it, as long as he has access to the interior (to release handbrake, and pop out of gear). Gareth and Chris at RacePace have been excellent to work with and explain everything down to the last detail. It must be annoying for them as every customer must start at a similar point of knowledge and Gareth and Chris must both spend half their lives explaining the same things over and over. Would recommend 10/10.
  24. Steve85

    The main issue you will run into though is the ceramic components in the GTRs turbos. These give out after a certain amount of boost is applied and can do serious damage. You will want to search the limits of the GTRs turbos. I am in no doubt that this would have been covered a number of times. Hit up the search button, see what you can find. Actually here you go;
  25. Jesus. That is one hell of a mess. I'm not an expert on these things, but potentially it could be as you say, an after market ECU. It could also be (have been) alarm/immobiliser/tracker or possibly even a drive control module (to adjust front to rear bias). What ever was there, probably doesnt matter too much now, but it would be wise to tidy that up and make those connections neat and safe. Even if it doesn't fix your issue now, that mess is guaranteed to cause problems down the line.