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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:06 pm 
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Don't quote me on this because I'm not sure but I think 70L of gas would weigh less than 70 kilos. That kilo to litre conversion is only based on water. You should have a little more weight leeway for the sub and amp :) So sorry to hear about the car man, I've spun the car at 80ks on a freeway on ramp during the wet and had absolutely no control, it's the worst feeling ever. LSDs can be fun but the car (and me) only survived due to sheer luck. One of the first things I did when I got the car was go out to a huge empty area and sideways it repeatedly until I had a slight understanding on how it controlled and how to correct it. Oh and if youre trying to sideways it, hold it in first, the few times It happened to me not intentionally was when the auto had snapped second while flogging it and then all of a sudden my a** was floating. I'm still by no means a good driver but it's saved my a** a couple times.
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:06 pm 
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Gas has a SG of like .5, so 70 litres is probably around 35kg, plus whatever the tank weighs?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:32 pm 
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Fetus Pie wrote:
Don't quote me on this because I'm not sure but I think 70L of gas would weigh less than 70 kilos. That kilo to litre conversion is only based on water. You should have a little more weight leeway for the sub and amp :) So sorry to hear about the car man, I've spun the car at 80ks on a freeway on ramp during the wet and had absolutely no control, it's the worst feeling ever. LSDs can be fun but the car (and me) only survived due to sheer luck. One of the first things I did when I got the car was go out to a huge empty area and sideways it repeatedly until I had a slight understanding on how it controlled and how to correct it. Oh and if youre trying to sideways it, hold it in first, the few times It happened to me not intentionally was when the auto had snapped second while flogging it and then all of a sudden my a** was floating. I'm still by no means a good driver but it's saved my a** a couple times.


Yeah thanks man, my mates older brother did the same thing in a Fairmont Ghia going onto the freeway in the wet...
I wasnt too sure if gas weighed that much, makes sence, good to know it's not as heavy as water. I was meaning to find a 'huge empty area' too... but lol.. had the car for like 2-3 days hahaha.... I should have it back no later than next friday :) The car is also down the road from me.. I walked to the repair shop today but it hadnt been towed there yet from where the suspension was repaired.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:38 pm 
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did you claim?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:44 pm 
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SpeedyED wrote:
did you claim?


Yeah man claimed, needed a new bumper too apparently.. the guy has already ordered the parts it needs just waiting on it getting towed there... The guy said it would be ready by next friday.. I'm going to ring them up or go down there as it is down the road and get them to order a new right hand side front headlight as you can see from the picture on the front page at the petrol station it is pretty s**t...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:55 am 
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Alex_EL wrote:
SpeedyED wrote:
did you claim?
I'm going to ring them up or go down there as it is down the road and get them to order a new right hand side front headlight as you can see from the picture on the front page at the petrol station it is pretty s**t...


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Alex_EL wrote:
SpeedyED wrote:
did you claim?
I'm going to ring them up or go down there as it is down the road and get them to order a new right hand side front headlight as you can see from the picture on the front page at the petrol station it is pretty s**t...


Genuine only. Don't let them get you aftermarket s**t!


Its all from Ford, I even went down there and saw the order sheet, they are all genuine original parts :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:13 pm 
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Oh, how much should a new headlight cost.. genuine part...

>100 <200 I am guessing...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:24 pm 
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New headlights are just shy of $300, and $80 ea per indicator.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Yeah that sounds bout right.. He said it was 80 for a new indicator.. So is that 300 for both headlights or just one? Because I only need to buy one, insurance is replacing the other... I dont want one brand new nice headlight and one piece of cr4p headling :) lol....

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:59 am 
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getting car back on friday omg so excited cant wait.. lol.. cant sleep either.. lol

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:10 am 
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sounds good alex.. looks like youve got this weekend planned (judging by you sign)...
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:37 pm 
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sounds good alex.. looks like youve got this weekend planned (judging by you sign)...
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:D :D :D

I couldnt sleep last night i was to excited thinking about my car so i drew a picture of it lmao..

I'm thinking of getting a custom number plate too but its expensive hehe.. my bank empty real soon so i hope nothing goes wrong :shock:

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:55 pm 
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getting car back on friday omg so excited cant wait.. lol.. cant sleep either.. lol


lol, hopefully you won't get it back and then it suddenly decides to do the headgasket!!!! :P

So much for everyone saying it would take less than a day!!!!!!

Read here for more info: ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/ed-head-gasket-replacement-t75307.html

 

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