@johna

Joined 5 months ago

New South Wales, Australia
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First update for my project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 day ago
My first efforts on the new Volvo were mostly cleaning of the interior to try and make it more presentable and to start getting rid of the cigarette smell. I bought a steering wheel and gear knob...
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My new project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 2 days ago
I have been looking for a phase 1 or 2 Volvo V40 for a long time, but at the same time keeping my eye out for other options including V50s. Manual Volvos are rare in Australia so not much comes up...
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Yet more magazine articles about driving across or around Australia

johna posted a discussion 1 week ago
Around the World in 13 Days - Wheels 1977 In 1977 Wheels magazine planned a 4,000 km trip from Sydney to Perth to see how quickly a pair of competent drivers in a good car could make the...
johna posted a reply 1 week ago 1

More Magazine articles about driving across or around Australia

johna posted a discussion 2 weeks ago
This is a follow-up post to my original post: https://carchat.org/posts/1479-magazine-articles-about-driving-across-or-around-australia?post=1486 Wings Across Australia - Wheels...
johna posted a reply 2 weeks ago 1

Magazine articles about driving across or around Australia

johna posted a discussion 2 weeks ago
A trip across or around Australia is the ultimate road test and several Australian car magazines have undertaken these journeys in various cars over the years. Whiteline 15000 - Motor...
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The B is for Build Eleanor Ford Mustang project is over

johna posted a discussion 1 month ago
If you've been wondering why there have been no new progress videos for B is for Build's Ford Mustang project, well that's because it's over. Why? Apparently, Eleanor is a copyrighted movie...
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My Volvo search continues

johna posted a discussion 1 month ago
Sadly, the search for a V40 is still ongoing. I found a very good one for sale, a 1997 model T4 manual in Summer Green. It has travelled only 160,000 km and is owned by a Volvo...
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Abnormal road noise solved on my 1998 BMW E36 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 1 month ago
For several years I've had a strange knocking type noise coming from my car. I've tried to solve it myself, and replaced several parts. I've also sought expert help on a couple of occasions but...
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A couple of great articles in Evo magazine

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
I've been selling off my issues of Evo (UK) magazine because I hadn't given them more than a cursory look over since I bought them many years ago. As I was going through each issue recording...
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BMW E36 3 series buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 2 months ago
BMW Australia launched the E36 3 series in May 1991. The range initially comprised of the four-door sedan with 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine (318i) and two six-cylinder models - the 320i (2...
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BMW E46 3 series buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 2 months ago
The new 3 series models were introduced from August 1998 with the 318i and 323i arriving first, followed closely by the 328i. Only the 4-door sedan body was offered initially, and E36 hatches,...
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Brief Overview of Volvo S40/V40 2001 Model Changes (USA, 2001)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Excerpt from a 2001 Volvo USA press release with details about the phase 2 S40 and V40. S40 and V40 (Major Changes to Interior and Exterior) The remarkably successful...
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Volvo S40/V40 jacking points and using axle stands

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
According to the Haynes manual for the S40 and V40: To raise the front of the car, place the jack head underneath the braced underbody section behind the lower arm rear mounting. To raise the...
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Volvo S40/V40 in The Dog & Lemon Guide (2001 Edition)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
The Dog & Lemon Guide is a New Zealand publication with reviews of most of the cars available in NZ. This is an excerpt covering the S40 and V40 from the 2001...
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Longitude & Attitude (Car, UK, September 2000)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Magazine article comparing the Volvo V40 T4 to Alfa Romeo 156 V6, Audi A4 1.8T, BMW 328i and Vauxhall Vectra V6 wagons. From Car (UK) magazine, September...
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Volvo V40/S40 Car Test (AA, UK, August 2000)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Source: AA (UK), August...
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Volvo S40/V40 Car Test (AA, UK, June 2000)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Source: AA (UK), June...
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Volvo S40/V40 T4 Car Test (AA, UK, December 1997)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
From AA (UK) magazine, December...
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BMW E36 3 Series Brochure

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
BMW E36 3 Series Brochure, no. 5 11 03 38 23 2 1995 VM. Printed in Germany...
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BMW E36 M3 Brochure

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
BMW E36 M3 Brochure, no. 5 11 03 37 20 2 1995 VM. Printed in Germany...
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Volvo S40 and V40 T4 ­Press Release (14 August 1997)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
New addition to the family The Volvo S40 and V40 T4 are the result of intelligent industrial development and effective product development. The further development of both the existing...
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Z3 power brings new lease of life (Autocar, UK, 3 July 1996)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Article from Autocar (UK) magazine, 3 July 1996 BMW 318is coupe - On sale: now Every now and then a car comes along that represents more than the sum of its parts. The 1996 BMW...
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Room with a View (Used Car Buyer, UK, September 1999)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Excerpt from a comparison test between the Subaru Legacy, Audi A4 and Volvo V40. Volvo V40 in detail One of the best-looking estates around, Volvo's V40 has given the company a...
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S40 Shuffle (Motor, Australia, August 1998)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Article from Motor (Australia) magazine, August 1998 Story: Jonathan Hawley Photos: Warren Kirby You can't excuse Volvo of not trying. It's taken a year and numerous changes, but the...
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Car of the Year (Wheels, Australia, February 1998)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Excerpt from Wheels (Australia) magazine's annual car of the year feature in February 1998. Volvo's collaborative effort with Mitsubishi (whose Carisma shares this platform) should get the...
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Volvo S40 and V40 T Press Release (15 October 1997)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
THE VOLVO S40 AND V40 2.0 T WITH NEW TURBO TECHNOLOGY - BETTER, FASTER, MORE ECONOMICAL Thanks to effective use of new turbo technology and an advanced new engine management system, the...
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Volvo S40 and V40 T4 Press Release (27 May 1997)

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Torque, traction and temperament Already in its first year, the dynamic Volvo S40 and V40 have developed some muscles and is now being launched in the T4 version. With an exciting...
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BMW M50TU Technical Information

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. With the introduction of the 1993 E34 and E36 models, a revised version of the M50 engine is also introduced. The revised four valve, six cylinder engine is...
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BMW Australia E46 3 Series Range Brochure

johna posted a KB article 2 months ago
Australian brochure for the E46 3 series range from November 2000. Covers the 318i, 320i (6 cylinder), 320Ci, 325i, 325Ci, 330i, 330Ci, sedan, coupe and convertibles. 8-page brochure includes...
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RepoNut is back!?!

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
After an absence of 2.5 years, "new" videos started appearing on the RepoNut channel over the weekend. If you don't know who RepoNut is, well he has a Youtube channel (https://www.youtube...
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Retrofitted rear headrests to my BMW E36 coupe

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 2 months ago
My car originally came with rear headrests but I broke the rear parcel shelf and replaced it with one that didn't have the holes for the headrests, and I didn't mind the improved rear vision that...
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Various BMW E36 Parts For Sale *CHEAP*

For sale · AUD 5.00 · New South Wales, Australia
johna posted a buy & sell 2 months ago
Garage clean out! Parts going cheap. If you see something in the photos you are interested in message me for availability, price or feel free to make an offer. Note: some parts may have been sold...
johna posted a reply 2 months ago 2

Update on my supercharged 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 3 months ago
Over the last few weeks I've attempted to sort out a few issues with the car. Some time ago I ordered some new window slides hoping to fix the issue with my passenger-side window getting stuck...
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New Eleanor Ford Mustang project for B is for Build

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
Today B is for Build announced their next project -- a car that looks like "Eleanor" -- the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback out of the Gone in 60 Seconds movie -- but is built out of a 2015 Mustang GT...
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The Abandoned Catalina Park Raceway in Katoomba

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
Despite living only 15 minutes away for the last four years, today I finally went for a walk around the remains of the old Catalina Park Raceway in Katoomba (Sydney Blue Mountains). The racktrack...
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Magazine article comparing 1986 Toyota Celica and 1960's Toyota 2000GT

johna posted a discussion 5 months ago
Another one of my favourite magazine articles is from the February/March 1986 issue of Sports Car World (Australia). For the introduction of the ST162 Toyota Celica, SCW compared the Celica to a...
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Bucking/surging problem with my 1998 BMW 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 5 months ago
For a week or so now I have been noticing a problem when driving that most occurs when going down hills where I can feel the car bucking or surging. I also noticed that sometimes it would idle at...
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Nikko Brothers 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R stolen

johna posted a discussion 5 months ago
On January 9 Nikko Brothers posted on their Youtube community tab that their 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R was stolen. In a later video they said that they had taken the car to show a prospective...
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Tavarish cancels SEMA 2020 supercar project

johna posted a discussion 6 months ago
Tavarish had planned to build a one-off supercar based on a wrecked Superlite SL-C that he had already bought, combined with some body parts from a Lamborghini kit car he had also already obtained....
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Review of Max Power V8 Frameless Car Windscreen Wipers

johna posted a discussion 6 months ago
This time when I needed new windscreen wipers I thought I would give the modern, all plastic, frameless style wipers a try instead of the traditional metal frame wipers. As usual, I hopped onto...
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My supercharged 318is hits 300,000km

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 6 months ago
Today my 1998 BMW 318is reached 300,000 km (186411 miles), and is still going strong. Not bad for a car with an aftermarket supercharger fitted for most of its life. I haven't updated on the...
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How to look up BMW specifications from an Australian number plate

johna posted a discussion 6 months ago
Sometimes when you are looking at BMWs for sale you might want to look up the original specifications -- things like what equipment and options came with the car when new. This is easy to do if...
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Youtuber Junkyard Dave suffers major setback when lift fails and destroys car

johna posted a discussion 7 months ago
A popular car rebuilder on Youtuber suffered a major setback on his latest project when the vehicle lift he was using broke and his project car fell to the ground. Junkyard Dave has been working...
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I hate "Building a car in ten minutes" videos

johna posted a discussion 7 months ago
Who started this annoying trend of videos where a series of car build videos is compiled into a single short video titled something like "building a car in ten minutes"? I think it may have been...
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What's with cars with hidden rear door handles?

johna posted a discussion 8 months ago
Am I the only one that thinks all of these cars with hidden rear door handles don't look right? I think this trend started with the 1997 Alfa Romeo 156, but it is now quite a common feature to...
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Built Youtube channel going downhill?

johna posted a discussion 8 months ago
I was a latecomer to the Built Youtube channel, only finding it when Caleb was working on the Audi A4 wagon that he eventually gave away to one of his subscribers as part of a competition. The...
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What happened to the Street Bandito Youtube channel?

johna posted a discussion 9 months ago
Street Bandito is a popular automotive Youtube channel with over 70,000 subscribers. Their first video was published on 17 August 2017 and after a while they starting posting 1-3 times a week....
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A Youtube channel that deserves to be much larger: INITIAL DWEEBS

johna posted a discussion 9 months ago
It always intrigues me how some Youtube channels grow and some don't... Youtube algorithms work in mysterious ways. I came across a channel that has been around for close to a year and has...
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Cheap Chinese eBay Dash Cam (DVR) Review #2

johna posted a discussion 10 months ago
After my last cheap dashcam failed I decided to buy another cheap one off eBay. This one is a good size - even smaller than the last one - and fits nicely behind my rearview mirror. It also has...
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German BMW 318is "Class II" Brochure

johna posted a KB article 10 months ago
Photos of a German 6-page brochure for the BMW E36 318is Class II. It is undated but refers to the M42 engine so is for pre-facelift...
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