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Forum: Introductions 29-02-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By Sayers
I was driving down the Roe yesterday (28th) from...

I was driving down the Roe yesterday (28th) from Midland and had a red bug-eye on my tail for half of it. Wasn't you by any chance? ;-)
Forum: For Sale 18-07-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Sayers
Maybe put them on Gumtree - probably more people...

Maybe put them on Gumtree - probably more people looking for an 'upgrade' from stock 15" or steel rims.
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 07-05-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By Sayers
This happened to me during a fresh install of...

This happened to me during a fresh install of Win7 on a PC with Win XP on another partition. There is a fix for it, and I'm desperately trying to remember what it is. For a start, unplug all USB...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 05-05-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Sayers
I write VB code for a living (everything from...

I write VB code for a living (everything from VB/Dos through VB6 to Vb2008)

If you have any specific q's you're welcome to post them up or PM me and I'll see what I can do. Bear in mind I don't...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 01-05-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,078
Posted By Sayers
A perspective from an older guy... I had braces...

A perspective from an older guy... I had braces in year 8/9 all the way back in 1981/82. Five of the eight teeth they put the metal sleeves on for anchor points have since had to have fillings in...
Forum: Wanted 21-03-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Sayers
I haven't used the Accelera in the wet, but I...

I haven't used the Accelera in the wet, but I have my regular rims with near-new Maxxis MA-Z1 tyres to go back on at the end of summer. I just couldn't be bothered swapping them off after the skidpan...
Forum: Wanted 21-03-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Sayers
If you just want cheap rubber there's a tyre shop...

If you just want cheap rubber there's a tyre shop in O'conner which sells Accelera Alpha tyres suitable for WRX 16" wheels. I bought some for skidpan/speed dome use and they were $120 a wheel fitted....
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 03-03-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,554
Posted By Sayers
"consumers will glom on to the idea" That...

"consumers will glom on to the idea"

That doesn't sound like a quote from a car company. April 1st already?
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 01-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 39,622
Posted By Sayers
I'm a computer programmer and science fiction...

I'm a computer programmer and science fiction author. About five years ago I started working from home - the income is way less, but the lifestyle is fantastic.
Forum: Gaming and Multiplayer 24-02-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By Sayers
I finished Oblivion and all the expansions and...

I finished Oblivion and all the expansions and haven't got far with DA. Too much talking! Then again I just finished Mass Effect which was a bit of a gabfest as well.
Forum: Cosmetic 18-02-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,169
Posted By Sayers
I got one off ebay UK in proper leather (the...

I got one off ebay UK in proper leather (the original was leatherette and I wore it out). It was a bugger to fit because the leather was thicker and stiffer than the original fabric, so I ended up...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 16-02-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 95,308
Posted By Sayers
Cycling is a good calorie burner. In the metro...

Cycling is a good calorie burner. In the metro area most of us live within 3-5 km of just about every kind of shop, so when you need something from Bunnings, BigW, Woolies or whatever just take the...
Forum: Wanted 11-02-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Sayers
Interested too. Passenger side whistles a bit at...

Interested too. Passenger side whistles a bit at 100km/h and driver's side lost a triangular bit of rubber around the mirror. It's nothing vital and whether I go to the trouble of replacing them...
Forum: Introductions 07-02-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,617
Posted By Sayers
Maybe they did it to shift MY99 stock before the...

Maybe they did it to shift MY99 stock before the MY00 arrived with colour coded everything? Would make sense - at a very quick glance only the rims are different between the two models.
Forum: Introductions 07-02-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,617
Posted By Sayers
And the skirts below the doors, which are usually...

And the skirts below the doors, which are usually black on the MY99. It's not uncommon to get them painted.
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 03-02-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,715
Posted By Sayers
Bought my MY99 brand new in October 1998 and I...

Bought my MY99 brand new in October 1998 and I still have it. 99900 km on the clock. Over the past 5 years I've probably added 10-15k total.

I intend to keep it as long as I have a licence. I'm 43...
Forum: Photography and Media 29-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By Sayers
If it's fat/fat32 formatted you might be able to...

If it's fat/fat32 formatted you might be able to view it on a Win98 PC and use some of the older disk tools. Nortons used to have an undelete app.
Forum: Photography and Media 29-01-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By Sayers
Whatever you do, tell them not to put anything...

Whatever you do, tell them not to put anything else on the card or insert it into any other camera until you've recovered what you can. (Sounds obvious, but ...)
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 22-01-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,290
Posted By Sayers
I'm right-handed but left-footed. As long as I...

I'm right-handed but left-footed. As long as I wear two shoes of roughly similar appearance I'm good. (Can't be bothered matching up socks.)
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 12-01-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,254
Posted By Sayers
I went with Swan Energy last year, and I...

I went with Swan Energy last year, and I recommend them. They used German 200kw panels and a quality inverter. They're mostly commercial but do domestic as well.

We put a 1.4kw system up to take...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 16-12-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,436
Posted By Sayers
Re the windows install, make sure you download...

Re the windows install, make sure you download and install the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard. These include the ide & sata drivers, integrated audio and video, usb and so on.

If...
Forum: TV shows, Documentaries and Movies 02-12-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By Sayers
Check the antenna hasn't lost any of the...

Check the antenna hasn't lost any of the elements. Big birds + older plastics = elements lying in the gutter.
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 30-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,119
Posted By Sayers
I've spent the last two weeks restoring an old...

I've spent the last two weeks restoring an old Repco road bike. Nothing flash, just a basic model, and it was a pile of rust when I got it. I stripped the frame back, repainted it, picked up some...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 18-11-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,946
Posted By Sayers
Reviving this topic because the GBR is on this...

Reviving this topic because the GBR is on this Sunday. I'm in the 53k ride, 25-30km/h group, starting number between 2400-2499

Anyone else going? They're sending off batches off 100 riders at one...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 18-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sayers
I'm just over 6'2" and I take an XL size bike...

I'm just over 6'2" and I take an XL size bike with the saddle up fairly high. Definitely recommend a proper fitting.

I ride at least 20km every day, with a lot more the weekend. Riding on my XL...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 12-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Sayers
I tried this once and it made it far worse. Put...

I tried this once and it made it far worse. Put it out immediately and consigned me to bed for seven days.

Just as a data point, in 2008 I spent four months (Jan-Apr) flat on my back in bed with...
Forum: Gaming and Multiplayer 09-11-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,413
Posted By Sayers
Looks cool! I turned a genuine arcade...

Looks cool!

I turned a genuine arcade cabinet into a MAME machine a few years ago - the original 19" arcade screen, dual arcade control sticks with 6 buttons each, custom VGA card for genuine tv...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 09-11-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,129
Posted By Sayers
One drink too many and he's in the shih tzu.

One drink too many and he's in the shih tzu.
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 09-11-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Sayers
I have a 3" TBE on my MY99 sedan. STechnic fitted...

I have a 3" TBE on my MY99 sedan. STechnic fitted it, and they just 'modified' (aka bent) the hangars on the muffler. Works fine. Before this I had a big cannon muffler and that was okay too.

The...
Forum: Gaming and Multiplayer 08-11-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By Sayers
Just to add I got my copy via Steam. At first...

Just to add I got my copy via Steam. At first they listed it for US$39 with 10% off, so I ordered it on the spot for about $36 all up, and then a couple of days later it was US$59 with 10% off.
...
Forum: Gaming and Multiplayer 08-11-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By Sayers
I'm on the PC. Really enjoying the sim although...

I'm on the PC. Really enjoying the sim although the loading times can be irritating.

I use a logitech g25 + pedals and a 24" screen, and it's very lifelike with the 10" woofer and surround sound...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 06-11-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By Sayers
OT, but my wife owned an HZ in the mid-80's after...

OT, but my wife owned an HZ in the mid-80's after I 'upgraded' her from a 1275 mini. Talk about chalk and cheese ...

Lovely brown colour, three speed manual, 202 ... my own ride was an HJ, and I...
Forum: Complaints and Grievances 05-11-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,216
Posted By Sayers
If I pull out in front of someone I'll usually...

If I pull out in front of someone I'll usually plant the right foot and get ready for 2-3 quick gear changes. If the engine is still cold I'll wait for a bigger gap.
Forum: Mechanicals 05-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,828
Posted By Sayers
Psst, wanna buy an aircon compressor with a...

Psst, wanna buy an aircon compressor with a stuffed bearing? :)
Forum: Mechanicals 05-11-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,828
Posted By Sayers
Short story: I have a spare compressor I bought...

Short story: I have a spare compressor I bought for my MY99 - chasing $100 for it.

Long story - back in March I bought this 2nd hand compressor for $100 from a PWRX member, then three days later...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 29-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,068
Posted By Sayers
We have towbars on the sedan and hatch. The...

We have towbars on the sedan and hatch. The towbar bike rack option is perfect - we have four bikes on ours, and while it bounces a lot we've managed to get to Dunsborough and back several times...
Forum: Mechanicals 28-10-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sayers
Could be a plan - which way do most of the...

Could be a plan - which way do most of the corners go at the skidpan? Right, wasn't it? I could put the new tyres on that side and after an hour or so they'd all be the same size ;-)
Forum: Introductions 27-10-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,576
Posted By Sayers
I use 98 ultimate all the time. Costs a bit more,...

I use 98 ultimate all the time. Costs a bit more, gives you a bit more power. I guess it averages out.
Forum: Cosmetic 27-10-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Sayers
Mine did this and I was all set to buy a new...

Mine did this and I was all set to buy a new seatbelt/pay to get it fixed. Then I found out the cause.

Check the guide near your shoulder. Mine had a buildup of gunk on the plastic and once it was...
Forum: Mechanicals 27-10-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sayers
Thanks for the comments. They're all...

Thanks for the comments.

They're all identical Accelera Alpha 205/50/16 with the same tread pattern etc. I ordered the two new ones using the info from the sidewall on the older pair.

Two are...
Forum: Mechanicals 27-10-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sayers
Tyre diameter mismatch

I have a spare set of rims with four tyres, all the same brand and model. Two tyres are brand new, while the other two have about 80% tread left.

The older tyres are 193cm circumference and the...
Forum: For Sale 23-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,563
Posted By Sayers
Now that nathonm has replied I've sent you a PM...

Now that nathonm has replied I've sent you a PM about the unit I have for sale. (Didn't want to say anything before since it's his thread.)
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 22-10-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,562
Posted By Sayers
Just for reference, my folks have a couple of...

Just for reference, my folks have a couple of serviced luxury villas they rent out on a weekly or longer term basis. They're in the Ocean Valley Village on the southernmost tip of the island. Aircon,...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 22-10-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,882
Posted By Sayers
Whereabouts are you? I have a chainsaw, a towbar...

Whereabouts are you? I have a chainsaw, a towbar and a wood stove. The only thing I don't have is a trailer.
Forum: Cosmetic 21-10-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,339
Posted By Sayers
Instead of removing the towbar, how about...

Instead of removing the towbar, how about spraying the exposed part a matt black? That should hide it.
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 18-10-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,641
Posted By Sayers
Might look better with gold rims.

Might look better with gold rims.
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 14-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 95,308
Posted By Sayers
A lot depends on your build. A stocky guy can...

A lot depends on your build. A stocky guy can probably disguise a few kilos better than a skinny guy.

192-100 would give me 92 which is where I started, so that formula doesn't work for me. I...
Forum: Introductions 14-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,062
Posted By Sayers
My eldest daughter reckons she's going to put L...

My eldest daughter reckons she's going to put L plates on one of our rexies when she's ready, but she doesn't know I'll probably buy a $500 bomb and sell it for scrap after she's on her Ps. It'll be...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 14-10-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 95,308
Posted By Sayers
I'm guessing it's an age gap. Over 35s trying to...

I'm guessing it's an age gap. Over 35s trying to lose weight, under 25s trying to bulk up.

(I was a beanpole until my early thirties)

By my calcs we spend about ten percent of our lives happy...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 13-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,160
Views: 653,533
Posted By Sayers
Yes that was me taking my 'other vehicle' out for...

Yes that was me taking my 'other vehicle' out for a spin. I normally don't wave at random subies if I'm on the push-bike in case they think I want to wash their windscreen or carjack them or...
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