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Old 05-19-2003, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
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Well, tonight I decided to learn a very important skill. Tyre change. Dark_horse style - in the dark. With the aid of a lantern and nothing else. With the help of the old man with some techniques.

Simple exercise. Remove the rear right wheel, put the spare in, bring the spare back out and then put the rear right wheel back on.

It took me a few minutes to realise that I had to unscrew the round bit with the long thread before I could remove the spare tyre. Good one Dark_Horse ya stoopid horse.....

It took me fifteen minutes to work out how to put the jack together. I'd done a tyre rotation on mum's old Merc, but that was easy in daylight and with a universal socket.

The hardest part was trying to line the holes with the bolts. The flip top lantern was next to hopeless and kept flipping down and out. Exactly one hour later the exercise was completed.

I can definitely say this is a more entertaining activity than waiting on the NRMA.
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Old 05-19-2003, 03:06   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2003, 03:10   #3 (permalink)
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Its more fun to watch a nice little blonde trying to get a hubcap off, or even better trying to find the spare tyre.
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Stryder is good at tyre changes.

And, he drives one of those Red things as well!!
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Old 05-19-2003, 17:49   #5 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2003, 01:55   #6 (permalink)
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I've had to change both my rear tyres (on separate occasions) but only during the day. I'd never changed a tyre prior to that but it was damn easy. The hardest part was putting the new tyre on and matching the holes with the studs. That strains the arms and back.

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Still remember watching a 5'nuthin lady change the flat on her Landcruiser Ute by herself with no trouble in 15 minutes flat. She reckoned that a flat a week in the bush was normal. Most of the blokes were to drunk to do anything anyway, and to scared but that's another story.
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Darkhorse,

Yeah i had the fortunate experience to find a nail in my rear tyre one day after i got the car. So i was able to play around with the jack and wrench system at home.
By the way was this punchure on your new 17inch wheels, if so ahve you got SP9000's??? Seems they are notorious for punchures.

On that note i have to say, the way the AU's have there jack and wrench is compact but i often wonder how strong that folding wrench is. The way to wind the jack is wierd as well.

Other problem i found with the AUII jack is that it takes ages and a million turns just to get the wheel of ground.

On the EF it's sooo much quicker.
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Old 05-20-2003, 02:39   #9 (permalink)
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i recon my mum could change it faster what are u bloke men or mice
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Old 05-20-2003, 05:27   #10 (permalink)
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I do all 4 tyres on 2 cars in an hour! But then I've done it so many times I could probably do it blindfolded - no, I don't want to try it!

If you have an AU1, the jack will break after about the 25th tyre change. The AU2 ones are much better - even though it does take a million turns. Try using a socket set (the ratchet is much easier to use than trying to wind that stupid Ford handle thing).
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