22 March 2022
Apparently, my car has two Transelectors. One at the top and one underneath the car. Today broke the other one.
RACQ to the rescue again because the spares my son gave me where for the topside not the one underneath that just broke.
17 Sep 2021
Engine sounds ok. Can't see any leaks. Paint over coat makes me suss it's hiding something. Has a tub tray but negotiated for a allow tray because my plans don't require tub. Cruise control is broken, left door doesn't lock but told him if he fixes those he's got a sale for
$4 750 with rego and RW Certificate.
16 Sep 2021
Found her on Facebook Marketplace. Asking $5 500. 2007 Ford Falcon BF Automatic with 98 000kms.
27 Sep 2021
Purchased the Car History, checked PPSR and all other checks. Everything checks out.
Swapped cash for Keys. I officially own.... BABY BEAST.
RW Cert WTF?
26 Oct 2021
According to a mechanic, exhaust issue should have been picked up in a Roadworthy plus my handbrake was broken. I called the guy who signed the roadworthy who tried to deny and get out of it to the point he became aggressive with me. Once I advised him that I know if I report what happened to my car, that he could cop a $15 000 fine and lose his ability to write RW Certs, he quickly and quietly backed down and agreed to fix it at his cost plus reimburse my sons boss for roadside assistance and for the new exhaust parts. Bright side... New and working handbrake and exhaust system, plus peace of mind knowing two mechanics have gone over it and ensured it meets RW standards.
2 Aug 2022
Meguiars advised me to clean and re-apply.
I did. Initially it looked like it worked.... until it tried.
It did MORE damage. Now not only was their a few patches..... I now have patches ALL over it.
22 Jan 2022
After a lovely hike in the middle of nowhere, I tried to leave the location only to find my car wouldn't select a gear.
Positive: RACQ carries spare transelector parts
Negative: It's such a common problem with my car that RACQ carries spares.
That is sssooo concerning.
My son ordered me spare transelectors to keep in my car at all times in case I need them because he hates the idea of me being stuck on the side of the road alone.
10 Feb 2022
Got home to find my back number half hanging off.
FML - fixed it properly this time since it wasn't before
18 Feb 2022
My back tail lights on the trailer fell off - missing screws
And they've been wired wrong! Fixed it all.
10 March 2022
Wiring around the backlights had duct tape around them so they had deteriorated and fallen off. Soldered the connections and heat-wrapped it.
12 June 2022
The terminals were absolutely disgusting.
Bought a terminal cleaner... AWESOME LITTLE DEVICE and sooo cheap. Once cleaned gave it a spray... whilst my kid got me with a salt g. I will never let her near one again LOL
14 June 2022
Removed the very old, very ugly and very chunky old-school Nokia charger/hands-free kit.
Took quite a few hours but nailed it!
16 July 2022
New back bushes - propper rubber not that shit red fake stuff
Brake Pads were barely used so left them
New Air Filter
105 000 kms
98 000 kms
26 Aug 2022
Repaired the damanged to my dash. It looked like it had bleached or faded in spots because the previous product had sylicone in it which cooked the dash when it got into the sun.
25 Oct 2021
ENTIRE exhaust system fell out of the car while doing 100k on the Logan Motorway. It was only hanging on by the emissions cord. Dropped it off at sons place for his boss to look at because his boss is a qualified mechanic