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      06-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #67
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Open wheeler. Race it mainly in the Vic State Series.

Racing less lately.....need $$ for a 135i....
Hey AussieRacer, were you down at Phillip island a couple of weeks ago??

Was a great meeting despite the rain, I'm involved in track medical services, you guys kept us busy!
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      06-03-2008, 04:18 AM   #68
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Hey AussieRacer, were you down at Phillip island a couple of weeks ago??

Was a great meeting despite the rain, I'm involved in track medical services, you guys kept us busy!
So you're a team medical guy?

I skipped PI in May, as whilst PI is good, visiting there two meetings in a row seemed a waste, so instead I did the hillclimb I few weeks before and I'll be there in June.
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      06-03-2008, 05:42 AM   #69
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So you're a team medical guy?

I skipped PI in May, as whilst PI is good, visiting there two meetings in a row seemed a waste, so instead I did the hillclimb I few weeks before and I'll be there in June.
Haha, yeah, I'm a TeamMedical guy. I'll be missing the June round as I'm up in the northern territory and then doing the V8's up there.

After that the next event I'll prob do is the Shannons Nationals in August. You plannong on competing? Formula Vee or Formula Ford?
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      06-03-2008, 07:18 AM   #70
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This year I had good fun in those Alfas at my 1st AGP with some TMA folks.

That probably gives away what I drive without having identify myself here :wink: Natsoft makes it far too easy find racing people with a simple few clues.

Probably won't visit PI again this year after the June round. Though might do Island Magic if I know a good grid will come...
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      06-03-2008, 08:32 AM   #71
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What the heck is bank holiday??? This is Melb, no such thing!
Was replying to a guy in US. That's what they call their holidays, 'cause banks are closed..... At least that's what they call them in UK

What the hell would Queen's Birthday mean to him? Heck, I don't even know what it means to me. (Apart from a day off.... Sometimes)
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      06-03-2008, 01:24 PM   #72
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Ah AussieRacer you were a victor driver?

We've probably definetly met then, I was part of the AGP medical crew as well.

I had to laugh on the saturday when we lost three of those Alfas due to the weather.
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      06-04-2008, 05:10 AM   #73
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Yeap a victor. And I didn't crash, so I think they'll have me back next year...

The weather issue with the Alfa wasn't so pleasant - luckily we let the firies know we were leaking fuel and to put us out before worrying about the F1s. The car that broke its rear suspension bushes took the cake though!
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      06-04-2008, 05:37 AM   #74
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Ah so you were with Brent in the car with the bleeder valve that stuck, I think I know who you are now :biggrin: (Victor 2?) Those Alfas were a constant source of amusement. That was my first year with the F1s, I think I'll return next year as well.

Considered joining team medical? We also could do with victor drivers, especially with the MotoGP coming up. The V8 X5s are much nicer and they have their own TV's which means you don't need to park in front of the extrication vehicles to get a good view!
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      06-04-2008, 06:18 AM   #75
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Well, I put Caltex 98 in today. Had a quarter left, $62 to fill at about 160c per litre. See how the Caltex goes, no BP was handy and the price was RIGHT
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      06-04-2008, 06:42 AM   #76
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You know exactly who I am then......! And that race day view was worth the fuss and amusement at the med centre. :thumbup:

I started Thurs as Sierra 1, and then became Victor 4 (turn 8-9). I did have a really good time. I've done flags a few times as well so I definitely don't mind either side of the sport (in fact have a licence for both sides as well). Seriously let me know if you need help (send pm).
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      06-04-2008, 12:40 PM   #77
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AussieRacer, will do, one of the other TMA guys has also ordered a 135 and will be joining this forum, there's always room for the 1 series brethern :thumbup:
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Okay 2 things firsty I must say not Happy with the Fuel economy of the 120i convertible (which is my wifes car) we have had it since late Oct and she really hasnt done alot of km's about 2,800 but I am lucky to get 390km for a tank. Even when I have run the car to near empty I strugle to fit 45 liters into the car when I go and fill it. Not sure if its the fuel hose between the filler cap and tank or just the fuel pump nozel itself. Any thoughts ????

The second thing is I find it a little strange when people on here say they prefer BP Ultimate over Caltex Vortex etc especially in South East Queensland. We had a fuel shortage at the Caltex refinery up here due to a fire which resulted in Caltex and BP Fuel Stations not havinng any Vortex or BP Ultimate or BP Diesel / Caltex Diesel The Reason BP didnt have any fuel was due to BP rebranding Caltex fuel as there own.
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pacman my wife drives an e91 323 and her fuel economy isn't as good as my 135 vert. I usually manage about 400k's from my tank but I do a lot of country highway driving
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The second thing is I find it a little strange when people on here say they prefer BP Ultimate over Caltex Vortex etc especially in South East Queensland. We had a fuel shortage at the Caltex refinery up here due to a fire which resulted in Caltex and BP Fuel Stations not havinng any Vortex or BP Ultimate or BP Diesel / Caltex Diesel The Reason BP didnt have any fuel was due to BP rebranding Caltex fuel as there own.
Yeah, I didn't realise that the premium fuels in SE QLD were all bascally Caltex until that shortage. I normally fill up with Vpower becasue a Coles servo is the closest to my house.
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      01-06-2009, 03:23 AM   #81
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Interesting, I wonder if that's why I've noticed a few Caltex Premium pumps in Perth being flagged as 'not in use' of late. I asked the pump operator on the weekend and she just shrugged and said "the truck just didn't turn up".

Now, I doubt that we'd ship that much fuel from Qld, but it is a bit sus.
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I am getting 15.5l/100km after 3500km mostly city driving, my bmw e 90 320i gave me 11l/100km. Power is not for free. If you want economy buy a 116i or even better buy a Prius
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I am getting 15.5l/100km after 3500km mostly city driving, my bmw e 90 320i gave me 11l/100km. Power is not for free. If you want economy buy a 116i or even better buy a Prius
17.5L/100km average from my 6.2L V8. However, since the last tank I've been babying it and it's returning 8.53L/100km, not too bad.
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My god aedeau! Are you sure the Clubby is turned on?
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only just... it's no fun shifting sub 2krpm though
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I get 8.0-8.5 on a trip to W/Gong and back and around 12.0 around town (now as I have 15,000km on the clock) My old M5 (2001) got 10.3 on the same trip and about 15.0 around town. Pretty good for a V8.
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