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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:52 pm 
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Hey guys

Last night I was heading home from a big night out (only slightly over the limit) and almost had a run-in with a roo. I was going about 110, it jumped out, i did a nice loud, smokey 360, ended up on the side of the road, no one got hurt.

Problem is, now it feels like i'm rolling on a flat tyre, though they're all fine. I've been reading about breaking the belt in the tyre and it sounds like it might be close to it. It feels almost like an egg in the tyres, but I'm just wanting to know if there's anything else it could possibly be? I didn't hit anything and the whole thing happened on flat ground, so i didn't bottom out or anything.

Another quick question while i'm writing:
My oil pressure reading is always all over the shop, sometimes the needle shakes like crazy, other times it'll go a bit over 3/4 when accelerating and other times (when at idle) it'll drop right down to varying points - sometimes about 1/6th the metre, other times almost halfway. A few months ago it always stayed dead on halfway, then i added about 3 litres of 20w50 to top it up and it started. Anyone got any ideas on what it could be?

I know the second question is always asked, but it's easier just to add to my post than search it up ;)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:19 pm 
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Your tyres will defantly be flatspotted from the skidding which will make it feel strange. If you jack up your car and rotate your wheel look at tread depth and you will see an area with less tread which is your flatspot on your tyres.

Oil pressure switch is probably first suspect for me. The oil you are putting in also sounds a bit thick. i think a 10-40 or 15-40 should be enough a 20 seems a bit thick unless the car has heaps of kms. glad kangaroo and car and you all made it. Cheers
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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:20 pm 
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Thanks man,

How can i recover from the flat spot, you think? Time for some burnouts, or do i need to fork out for new tyres?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:55 pm 
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Flat spots means new tyres. The thinest oil i would use if it is an EA would be 15w40. Seeing the engine may be getting a little old now unless its been rebuilt 20w will be fine. Check the terminal on the oil pressure sender first but its more likely to be shot.
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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:43 pm 
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sorry im no angel but 18 and drink driving just a bit over

had ya licence how long and ya doin that already a bit over after 20yrs of driving on our roads i wouldnt care so much but 18 mate ur younger then me

my best mate was killed by a bloke just a bit over

first and last comment on the matter

hope u get ya car back on the road soon get a few cans into ya and show us how good ya burnouts are

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Why tell us the story about you drink driving?

Hi I'm Airved, I drank drove, f**k up and I your need help.

I too have known someone killed by a drink driver.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Ah, leave me alone. I had 6 beers over about 5 hours. That's only over for a p-plater, but not a fully licenced driver IF you go by the whole 2 drinks in the first hour, one every hour after that rule. Who knows how fast i burn off the effects - i'm tall and athletic.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:33 pm 
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Airved wrote:
Ah, leave me alone. I had 6 beers over about 5 hours. That's only over for a p-plater, but not a fully licenced driver IF you go by the whole 2 drinks in the first hour, one every hour after that rule. Who knows how fast i burn off the effects - i'm tall and athletic.


fair enough but why include that in the story to start with?

doesnt affect what happened, where u after aplause or sumthing?
well done for drinking then driving mate :roll:

btw the fuzz patrol forums all the time so keep the ilegal s**t to yourself aye

just a thought
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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:16 pm 
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I actually meant it in the sense that i WASN'T p****d when it happened. Everyone's getting so cut about it. Plenty of people on here tell their stories of drinking and driving, doing illegal activities, etc. Life's all about learning lessons, I learnt my limits last night, alone and well into the early hours of the morning when it was of least danger to anyone and i'm not going to do it again.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:45 pm 
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I wasn't going to.. but since you said:
"alone and well into the early hours of the morning when it was of least danger to anyone"

I wish I found a golden book of excuses... meh I cbf typing anymore,

No more from me.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Whatever. It is an excuse, i know i'm a tard for doing it and there's no legitimate justification. I just asked for help, not to be criticised (though i knew it was coming anyway). Can't people just be helpful and answer the question i asked? People attacking me doesn't help me much, people offering me answers to my questions does. I appreciate the advice from the guys who offered an answer to the question.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:52 pm 
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d***head p plater is what you are
you cant drive for s**t
normal 18 yr old we are gunna see in the paper

YOU DONT HAVE A FULL LICENCE FOR A REASON YOU ARE NOT OLD ENUFF TO DRIVE IN SUCH A MANNER TO OTHER ROAD USERS WHERE YOU DONT PROOVE A THREAT

in ur case u had ur licence for a short amount of time and u belive u should have the same rules as people that are not on p plates

u drunk u got in the car u got into trouble with whatever court and the police wont care u dont deserve to drive on our roads and by ur reply u dun give a s**t u think its funny

ur looking for help pffftttt hope it gets knocked off

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:10 am 
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Airved wrote:
I just asked for help, not to be criticised (though i knew it was coming anyway). Can't people just be helpful and answer the question i asked? People attacking me doesn't help me much, people offering me answers to my questions does.


you wanted help. i think not drink driving is the best helping advice we gave you.
if you knew that criticsm was cumming then why the f**k include that part in the storey??
people arnt attactking you, their trying to tell you that any booze in your blood can lead to a s**t load more problems. just imagen you hit the roo. insurance wouldnt cover you, massive fine, probly loss of liscens, on top of that regisration wont cover you for animal damage. another fine there.
fair enough, you made a mistake, no harm done this time, learn from it.
just be thankfull, trust me i learnt the hard way being one of those bullet proof guys saying it will never happen to me.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:12 am 
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LOL, how the f**k are insurance not gonna cover him for hitting the roo?
And where do the fines and loss of license come from?
Have the police read his mind, or did he call the cops for hitting a f**k roo?

I think the bigger problem here is that you lost control in an emergency braking situation, you're lucky man, could have been alot worse.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:18 am 
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you were dui and hit a roo? nice.

bet you told your olds that. telling ppl you drunk drove is asking for trouble on a forum, so dont get offended when ppl crack the s**t

 

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