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by bladecar
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 19:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 38
Views: 2827

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

You say "researching them" but you make little comment about the cars themselves other than to bring up issues about peripherals and what might be. Then you talked about a salesman talking smack against tesla but proceeded to do what you said the salesman did by taking the word of a "salesman" who m...
by bladecar
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 18:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 38
Views: 2827

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

Hi Kasterbourous, What ev do you own? Do you intend to buy one soon? The Kona owners here seem to generally be very pleased with their cars. My imiev runs well after that one problem I had. Its main problem now, it seems to me, is that the newer cars with their much better range make it seem a littl...
by bladecar
Fri, 07 Jun 2019, 15:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Members thoughts on the different EV brands
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Members thoughts on the different EV brands

Hi, I am an avid EV enthusiast. Chiefly from a global warming point of view, but also because we have the technology, we just haven't used it. I would like to start a conversation about the pros and cons of the different ev brands which are appearing now. I would like to see discussion about the qua...
by bladecar
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 19:30
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 orders are now Open!
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Re: Model 3 orders are now Open!

gday users, I've got it into my head that I want a Model 3 as well, just like Ultralights. In fact, I'll have Ultralight's if he'll accept the new address. But I've got another problem. Even if I got one like his, I'd have nowhere to park it. Currently occupying its spot is a malvern star and a monk...
by bladecar
Fri, 31 May 2019, 15:39
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 orders are now Open!
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Re: Model 3 orders are now Open!

:)

Only curious. Are some of your other vehicles being disposed of in the process.
by bladecar
Thu, 30 May 2019, 17:26
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 2110

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

It would be great if the early adopters of these hopefully great new electric cars can comment about the gotchas that manufacturers build into their otherwise commendable creations. To learn about the existence of dashboard reminders that are annoying and maybe not avoidable, the idea of putting fea...
by bladecar
Sun, 26 May 2019, 12:33
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Cancelled - EIG cells available through EV-Power!
Replies: 49
Views: 13065

Re: Cancelled - EIG cells available through EV-Power!

Kasterborus said re ipace: But overall, the one thing that stood out to me, and I'm not sure if I imagined it, was that there seemed to be a subtle fake ICE noise in the cabin? One thing that put me off was the salesman sitting there and rubbishing Tesla as their direct competitor, would not stop ta...
by bladecar
Fri, 10 May 2019, 06:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 181
Views: 17080

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I went buying scales lots of years ago and noted that mechanical scale readings cruised up and down as I massaged the top of the scales with different positions. Bought a japanese digital set in the end. They're still working. You always have to stand in the middle from side to side since your toes ...
by bladecar
Wed, 08 May 2019, 12:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 181
Views: 17080

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Yes, the drums probably need machining to make the brake surfaces a proper circle again.
by bladecar
Wed, 08 May 2019, 08:21
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

Yes, well, finally, this is how I did tyres for 10 years (rotation, not wheel alignments). The easiest decision to make was where the rear tyres had even wear but the fronts had been punished around corners or were over or under inflated. Then it was front to rear on the same sides. If the fronts we...
by bladecar
Tue, 07 May 2019, 15:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Aspire question
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Outlander PHEV Aspire question

Hi Rob and ultralights, Just an ultralight-hearted question :) If Jeanie from "I dream of Jeanie" popped into the room and aside from the obvious answer to her question "What is your wish, Master??", Where she could instantly replace your aspire with one of the current battery jobs, come on, it's so...
by bladecar
Tue, 07 May 2019, 15:29
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

Hi, the first look at this online was for the Elantra and it confirms your view :)

http://www.hemanual.org/tire_rotation-499.html

so it's not what I thought. It's not cut and dried. :)
by bladecar
Tue, 07 May 2019, 10:52
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

Now I'm curious if any vehicle manuals advise rotation across the car. Anyone? Brendon, do you work in a tyre place or otherwise where is your knowledge of this coming from. Just really curious. I don't but I did an apprenticeship and I know what I absorbed. Is 'standard rubber' an advance over tyre...
by bladecar
Mon, 06 May 2019, 20:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

Yes, never thought about the tyres being swapped on the rims as that has never been brought to my attention in 16 years of garage work some years ago. You would need to give the tyres quite some value before you'd pay for that as the option.
by bladecar
Mon, 06 May 2019, 20:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

The RACQ website says this: https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/products-and-services/tyres/tyre-rotation "Uni-directional and asymmetrical tyres Uni-directional tyres are designed to primarily turn in one direction. (indicated by an arrow on their sidewalls) They must be correctly oriented bot...
by bladecar
Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

Tyres are never moved from one side to the other as they have a direction of rotation. The tyre construction doesn't like it if it has to roll in the opposite direction to its marked direction of rotation or anyway, to the opposite direction to how it is currently rotating. The wear is probably due ...
by bladecar
Mon, 06 May 2019, 13:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

:) So the next thing is to check out the tyre from the other side and see if it is worn is a similar way, to get an idea of whether there is something different with the setting of just that tyre that you showed. However, after 30000, my way of doing things would be to be happy and do what you're do...
by bladecar
Thu, 02 May 2019, 21:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Ioniq Electric
Replies: 15
Views: 1570

Re: Ioniq Electric

I wasn't going to comment but I will for everyone else who isn't going to comment. Tell us about it sometime. :mrgreen:
by bladecar
Wed, 01 May 2019, 17:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

According to antiscab's specifications sheet, the toe in/out (not sure now) should be -1mm, the average of the range. That isn't what tomzoe's car was set to, (was it?). Tomzoe's was set to just outside the maximum range. I remember morris minis had interesting front tyre wear because they were fron...
by bladecar
Tue, 30 Apr 2019, 07:05
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Tyres
Replies: 27
Views: 2343

Re: New Tyres

TomZoe said: "Main Data Badly Out was the "Toe" (on front axle): - left was 1.9mm before and 0.6mm after they fixed - right was -0.5mm before and 0.7mm after they fixed - total was 1.4mm before and 1.3 mm after they fixed." It's been a long time since I've though about wheel alignment, but in the go...
by bladecar
Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 06:45
Forum: Other
Topic: ACE Van
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: ACE Van

Having been through the Blade experience of dealing with a start-up, this is where I stand on this situation. Start-ups need a good support network for a product (ev) to do the job that owners expect. They need repair locations within reach with personnel who know what they're doing (as a reference,...
by bladecar
Sun, 28 Apr 2019, 14:35
Forum: Other
Topic: ACE Van
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: ACE Van

And they are assembling them somewhere in Logan south of Brisbane. Ah! That's fifty times closer to me than Maryborough. Where did you get this from, as a point of interest? The ABC did a report on the Van on news breakfast or whatever one to two weeks ago, and repeated the report more than once. M...
by bladecar
Sat, 27 Apr 2019, 14:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 58
Views: 4660

Re: I've got my Kona

Was going by keema before and saw a couple being shown over a white Kona Electric on the footpath. So maybe they're not hiding them this time.
by bladecar
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:55
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: WTB: Vectrix [FOUND]
Replies: 21
Views: 9640

Re: WTB: Vectrix (or functional equivilant)

Yes, that's me. Make an offer :)