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    14th February 2019, 11:59 AM
    When I remember the days when I had a head off, or a crankshaft on the bench, or had to solder a radiator or set up a diff, something every weekend,...
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    13th February 2019, 08:01 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    Decentralising cities is the problem. Prior to the sixties Sydney (and Newcastle) had highly centralised business districts and a nearby large...
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    12th February 2019, 06:32 PM
    The Mondeo is similar to the C5. I buy decent pads and discs for my family's Cits for a biit less than that. We all do own own fitting and save...
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    11th February 2019, 07:06 PM
    You don't use the driveway often enough to grind away brake pads. The French car, like all Euros, simply has softer pads and discs than the...
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    11th February 2019, 06:11 PM
    They are well aware of poor sales, and that new dealers aren't out-performing culled ones. They are also well aware that existing owners, normally...
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    11th February 2019, 03:37 PM
    Nothing special there. Subcontracting is based on that principle.
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    11th February 2019, 07:18 AM
    Perhaps the problem is that you all came in museum pieces. They may be slighty more enthusiastic if you drive modern Cits and show your interest in...
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    9th February 2019, 09:47 PM
    European pads and discs do wear quickly; by design. It is the compromise for better braking. Fortunately both pads and discs can be got quite...
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    9th February 2019, 01:04 PM
    The relay method won't work if you keep your keys in a tested Faraday bag, or, at a pinch, the microwave oven.
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    9th February 2019, 10:51 AM
    Why the capital S? Do you know Giselle (small s) had karked it?
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    9th February 2019, 10:04 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    It's not about length, but about terrain and cost, and low traffic volumes. The special track Japanese or French version won't happen here any time...
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    9th February 2019, 08:32 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Peugeot Service Box in Peugeot Forum
    Couldn't be more French than Roland. Or perhaps more Frankish.
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    8th February 2019, 03:26 PM
    seasink replied to a thread timing belt in CitroŽn Forum
    As dmccurtayne posted - the RHH motor, properly known as the DW10C is more powerful, and tougher, and the EGR is more reliable. If you DIY, servicing...
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    8th February 2019, 12:20 PM
    seasink replied to a thread timing belt in CitroŽn Forum
    From 2012 the recommended belt interval for HDI diesels has been 180,000 km or 9 years. Older cars were changed earlier. In my view the pick of the...
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    7th February 2019, 04:29 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    Are you commenting mainly about the broad gauge? The standard gauge lines into SA and NSW seem to be pretty busy. I don't know what the future...
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    7th February 2019, 03:44 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    These might be of interest - https://extranet.artc.com.au/docs/eng/track-civil/guidelines/earthworks/ETH-10-01.pdf...
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    7th February 2019, 02:44 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    And a couple of weeks ago they remembered the Granville crash when the bridge came down. 84 dead.
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    7th February 2019, 02:35 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    The ARTC is another name for the Commonwealth Government. so the lines were transferred under very long leases, but definitely not privatised. It is...
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    7th February 2019, 01:12 PM
    The bearing between the spring and the body is a wear item. Give EAI at Thornleigh a call with your VIN at hand. Sometimes the fitting around...
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    7th February 2019, 12:04 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    Australian Rail Track Corporation:
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    7th February 2019, 11:52 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    The coal traffic seems to be doing well with quadruple track, then triple or double with passing loops. The whole thing is mapped here, loops and...
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    7th February 2019, 09:24 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    I have never heard of anyone drinking more than that amount of railway coffee. The glories of the RRR in steam days were the railway pies and...
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    6th February 2019, 06:56 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    Good Kim. I hope your transport gets fixed at some time soon. I'll be amazed if anything government-run anywhere doesn't have over-runs and delays,...
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    6th February 2019, 05:07 PM
    Yong's front drawer was where he put the stuff which some exotic divination had told him you would come in for. If not the thing must have been like...
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    6th February 2019, 04:31 PM
    He's no longer with us, but I swear he had supernatural powers when it came to vague requests. He had some good put-downs too. He also seemed to...
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    6th February 2019, 04:23 PM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    Kim, Melbourne's chip is alive on your shoulder. I only mentioned a couple of tunnels out of a whole railway line, and pointed out that rail...
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    6th February 2019, 04:08 PM
    O for Yong Wong of Auto France, who knew what you needed, never looked at a computer, and always knew where on the shelves to find it. It will be a...
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    6th February 2019, 11:09 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    You can run a railway like that when there are only two trains per day. The old now abandoned unfenced Barraba line had sheep galore! I have...
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    6th February 2019, 08:02 AM
    Don't undo the brake hose from the caliper, and be especially careful to disable the hand brake. If it goes off unattached it de$troy$ itself. When...
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    6th February 2019, 07:56 AM
    seasink replied to a thread Very Fast Train in Froggy Chat!
    Kim, you are in the Melbourne bubble. The railways are doing well north of the Murray, with much investment, and have removed a great deal of goods...
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