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Old 05-31-2003, 17:56   #1 (permalink)
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Dads BA is going to get serviced next friday.

There are the list of things that need to be done.

10000 km service, including lubrication even though service manual is 15000 km recommended.

Brake discs need to be fixed or replaced, replaced sounds better but i doubt they will come into that.

Steering needs to be looked at, when the car is on rough roads it pulls from side to side. (We do not know why)

We need a new cigarette lighter/tissue box holder as it is broken.

Has a rattle in the rear end when you plant it, does anyone else have this problem?

Computer Flash upgrade?

Thanks and maybe one of the Techguys could tell me anything else that needs to be done,

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Old 06-01-2003, 03:48   #2 (permalink)
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17" wheels will explain the tramlining problem.
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So it cant be fixed?
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Old 06-01-2003, 05:42   #4 (permalink)
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Tram lining is the effect that the paved surface has on the wider tyres - I doubt this would be a factor on gravel.

It could be a fault steering rack. I know the later AUs had problems with these, but don't know if the BA is the same.

Maybe 130kmh on a gravel road is a bit fast - just slow down a bit and see if it's any better.
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It wont make any difference what the surface is, if the camber changes or there is wheel ruts you will get tramlining.
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I guess that makes sense. But I have never had tramlining occur on a gravel road - only experienced it (used to be often) on tarred roads.
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I didnt say nething about doing 130 on gravel roads. Im talking about doing 80 on a paved roads.
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Tramlining is when a tyre follows a groove on the road regardless of surface, wider tyres are more susceptible and even further if the tyre shoulders are very square
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I am booking mine in this week at 11,400kms for the first service. I think 15,000kms is too long between services esp oil.
As they say "Oil is cheaper than new parts"
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One way of reducing the tramlining is to increase castor.
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