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  1. Hi all

    Checking if anyone has an old driver’s side hatch strut they no longer need. Must still work i.e. hold the hatch up when raised and light/defroster still has continuity.

    My current one has no continuity for the defroster but I’m not keen to use a new one due to the extra force it places on the hatch frame and glass.

    Let me know what you have. 😊

  2. 2 hours ago, Bobby44 said:

    Thanks. Lloyd mats america on Ebay. They dont fit perfect as they are for a LHD but still work. Couldnt find any elsewhere. I'm pretty happy with the quality.

    I looked into RHD Llyod mats but apparently they aren't made. Didn't even consider the LHD version fitting though. If you happen to snap a photo of the driver's side footwell it would be great to see how well they fit.

  3. On 06/06/2019 at 18:22, Dreamr said:

    Some makes of cars wire them so that they only work when the parking lights are on ... not with the headlights. Something to try at least.

    I don't think this is the problem. In my experience, the AU spec S2's run the fog lights with both parking lights or main driving lights on. The 'fog light' button just makes them even brighter.

  4. 35 minutes ago, Jason E said:

    Justin, I've recently purchased a spare instrument cluster to practice this & a few other little jobs on before addressing mine.

    Good plan. What else do you have in store for your cluster? Integrated Racepak dash...😜

  5. 8 hours ago, Timm said:

    Another way to fix this issue is to remove the reflective coating all together by rubbing it off with paint thinner. This leaves 3 windows which you can then stick an LED strip over to shine directly at the dials. The LED strip is spliced to the wires for a nearby bulb that lights up the dash vent slider label. Works with the dimmer and everything. I used a strip like this https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-strip-light---led-12v-30cm-flexible-black/386326.html






    That's a great idea Timm! I did read some people have tried LED strips but I didn't see any evidence that the dimmer would still function. In most cases they were suggesting the dimmer wouldn't work with LEDs due to the reduced voltage. How long have you had your LED strip installed? So the strip doesn't rely on the reflective coating at all and sits on the outside of the window/tunnel? I'm sure this will make more sense once I've pulled out my cluster.

    @Jason E - We can have a crack together if you like. What's the worst that could happen...huge fire and it goes up in flames!

    As an aside, thought I would post up this very handy tutorial for those who might go one step further from the cluster and pull the whole dash out for recovering. @brian in buddina How is your project coming along?


  6. 13 hours ago, P-Kay said:

    Thanks for the link. For those who have changed their bulbs, can you confirm which style of T10 wedge globes are best i.e. I assume we want an even, wide light output into the reflector housing rather than one or more LEDs that are directional/pointed forward away from the ballast?

    This one is supposed to be an even '3D' beam:

    This one is a quad LED that seems to point more forward than up:

  7. On 08/03/2019 at 22:06, 944s2cab said:

    I see Suercheap has this  Nulon High Zinc Mineral Street And Track Oil 5L 3 pack for $108, tempted to give it a go on my rebuilt motor once run in, I will be doing regular (prob 6 monthly) oil changes



    I don’t know anyone who has used it but the basic specs look alright to me. I’ve read that we want a minimum of 1600ppm zinc but I’m not sure on what maximum is counterproductive. 2300ppm is up there.

  8. On 17/02/2019 at 10:01, Ossie said:

    Fitzgerald #4 and #5 968 Turbo RS's together this morning.  All 5 cars are now in Melbourne so we'll have to try and organise a gathering.

    Geez you Melbournites need to stop hogging all the RS Turbos. Share them around with your fellow states. :P 

    @Ossie - Have Fitzgerald produced five replicas in total now?

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