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  1. Yeah 2012, the egr was shutting off so they replaced that and now the injector warning light has come on and it's gone into limp mode
  2. Yeah, I think once it's not our sole tow vehicle we will probs do something fun with it. Don't want to tinker with the only reliable car we have though. Suzuki Grand Vitara. Really nice aside from the gremlins so hoping they can sort it.
  3. Update-less picture.. So this thing isn’t really meeting our towing needs (who would have thought).. having to go into second or first gear to get up hills when we’re towing a light trailer with motorbikes and tent on the roof was getting really tedious so we decided we would upgrade.. ended up buying a relatively modern, capable manual diesel which has proven itself to be nothing but unreliable.. have owned it since oct and only had 3 weeks at most use out of it (fortunately it was bought from a dealer so we aren’t forking out to get it fixed at least) Just got the new car back last night from the mechanic.. updated the RUCs and Reg, filled it up with diesel ready for our camping trip this weekend and then on my drive home.. limp mode! Blargh! Good thing we’ve still got the trusty ol’ HRV to rely on. So as it sits, nothing much cosmetic has changed on the honda since the last update.. we do have the paint but it’s yet to be painted. We just ended up matching the yellow because we thought with getting a new car, we’d just flick the honda off.. looks like we’re never selling though, it’s just too damn reliable and owes us nothing.
  4. Someone pointed out recently that if you have wrist braces then the next point that's probably going to snap from the impact/shock is your collar bone. Whether they are correct or not I'm not sure but I'd rather a wrist than a collar bone
  5. Yeah they basically two shops in one, the turbo and diesel side and general mechanic, wof, tyre stuff. They have seperate insta pages for both sides of the business, I will send you links and you can have a geeze. They are closed until the 18th btw.
  6. Our friends own raglan turbo and diesel/ Bosch Avalon on Avalon drive. They're a good bunch who know their stuff generally and our friend Ben basically just kicks around the shop doing his own projects and roasting coffee beans and making people free coffee while the mechanics do the car stuff
  7. We (well, mostly @Guypie.. I kind of just handed him beers and water blasted the old fence palings) made a chair to take advantage of our view
  8. @Guypie has some concreting projects coming up so he made a concrete mixer. Works quite well. He also used the left over 3rd of a drum to make a fire pit that he sold on fb for $60. So the total cost of the concrete mixer came out as -$35. The only expense was the belt, everything else was stuff he already had lying around.
  9. I bought a box of gn 250 parts from a guy who has a 125 and he thought he could swap things over too, apparently they are quite different in the rear. Seats aren't easily interchangeable between the two either btw
  10. @rumrum ol' faithful is free that weekend. I have no doubts it will make the trip (if you avoid the popo) also, now with upgrades: Yes that is a bung on a chain that goes into the exhaust to stop the engine. I'll expect a PM from you soon
  11. This. My biggest pet peeve with GNs is that they are shaped like a banana. A little bit of work moving the mounts and they can look awesome
  12. Nice! ...Bike looks good too.
  13. Engine rebuild in the kitchen, you must have a very patient lady
  14. Agreed. Hurry up and commit @yoeddynz so I can stop thinking about it
  15. hampie

    Honda chaly

    @Mitch.W how's it looking these days?
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