Category Archives: Car Ownership Advice

Water Water Everywhere!

Tweet You know that feeling when you have had 6 hours driving back from the bush and you are exhausted and yet so ready to fire the old girl up again just to hear the burbling old V8! First though … Continue reading

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Out With the Old and In With The New

Tweet Step 1 Read the Manual Over the years I have tackled quite a few repairs on the cars we have owned and the first lesson I learned early on was to get a a good manual. By manual I … Continue reading

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Paint and Polish

Tweet Today I thought I would share with you the frustration of dealing with the problems that can occur with old paint. I am using the Camry as an example since it is the one I have started on this … Continue reading

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Finding Parts for Your Classic

Tweet Having had trouble finding parts at times, it is a joy to find a business that can supply original or equivalent parts for my old BeaXT! Grand Tourer is one such company! I have been looking to replace my … Continue reading

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Pump em up!

Tweet You usually think of tyres when you hear the phrase “pump em up” – not today pumping the brake pedal was needed to get me around safely! It seems like only yesterday that I had a similar problem with … Continue reading

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No Oil Only ZX1

Tweet No Oil and Still Running after 16 hours Just received this video from my mates at ZX1 – they make the engine treatment I use on all my cars and small engines. (Lawn mower, chainsaws, edgers, brushcutters!) Look Less … Continue reading

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No Brakes

Tweet Just a quick update on the car. Drove out of the garage Monday and had the brakes fail as I got to the end of our street! Seems the master cylinder had failed and the seals are all perished! … Continue reading

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Mmmmm Something Fishy Going on Here

Tweet Repairs and Maintenance Every summer I usually tackle the age old problem faced by all metal machines -corrosion! Basically I work my way through the Beast – doors, sills, panels and floor etc. This year it’s time to redo … Continue reading

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The Right Tools for the Job

So you have your car, you love driving around, but what happens when things go bang? Can you get her home? What are the basic tools you should carry? What are the basic parts to carry? Learn from the Petrolhead’s experience! Continue reading

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Maintenance – Boring But Essential

Tweet Not all of the Petrolhead’s adventures with the Beast are exciting and major! Sometimes it’s just plain old maintenance that takes up my time. This week is a fine example in point. Rust and Dirt Owning an older car … Continue reading

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