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    18th January 2020, 01:59 AM
    Fordman replied to a thread Tool Talk in Technical & Performance
    Bought yet another Ryobi 18v cordless skin today - just a small circular saw (165mm blade) - on the continuing journey of replacing most of my power...
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    8th January 2020, 08:30 PM
    At least you had a drain plug fitted. I would have just used it. As far as I know, our Scenic doesn't have a drain in the radiator - one has to...
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    5th January 2020, 09:02 PM
    Fordman replied to a thread Coolant in Renault Forum
    No, it was a chemical reaction, I believe, corroding the core plugs, but can't remember if it was dodgy core plug alloy or a bad coolant. Cheers.
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    5th January 2020, 06:04 PM
    Fordman replied to a thread Coolant in Renault Forum
    From personal knowledge. I think you will find there was a big enough problem to cause a recall on some early V6 Commodes to change the coolant. I...
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    5th January 2020, 05:44 PM
    Fordman replied to a thread 365 Gearbox Oil in Froggy Chat!
    How old is the workshop manual spec? In my opinion, as an old school mechanic (qualified) is that EP 80 is a basic generic oil name which has long...
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    4th January 2020, 02:00 AM
    Fordman replied to a thread 365 Gearbox Oil in Froggy Chat!
    https://www.castrol.com/en_au/australia/home/products/car/manual-transmission-fluids.html#tab_manual-vmx-80-w Unless there is something special...
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    4th January 2020, 01:49 AM
    Another point with translucent roof panels - check the heat transmission specifications, I think it is the "white" ones which let a lot of heat...
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    1st January 2020, 01:54 PM
    Fordman replied to a thread Type D coolant in Renault Forum
    Thanks Jo, very informative link there. Cheers.
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    30th December 2019, 03:00 PM
    Jaahn, I believe JohnW may be referring to the pulleys being metal or plastic pulleys. I can assure you the plastic pulleys may crack, I have a...
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About Fordman
Biography:
25 years in car industry. 20 years in aviation maintenance.
Location:
Perth/West Australia
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Retired
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Motorsport, Touring Australia.
Car(s) - Current:
Renault Scenic I, Subaru WRX 2004, Ford Territory 2016.
Car(s) Owned - Previous:
Nothing French here! - BA Falcon LPG wagon, EF Falcon, XF Falcon, Mazda 323, Mitsu L300, TC Cortina, XR Falcon V8, Morrie Minor.

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2004 Scenic I 2.0 auto (Hers)
2016 Ford Territory (His)
2004 WRX (Sunday car)

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