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  1. Varelco

    Installed battery backwards

    Don't panic, fuses are there for protection and electrical discrimination should mean only the fuses closes to the fault will blow, this isn't always the case but you can methodically go through to make sure everything functions. Having a multimeter would be helpful to confirm power at various places along with continuity.
  2. Arguably the ultimate headunit for the GT86/BRZ, 200mm wide, so integrates perfectly into the dash with no ugly fascia plates required. Features wireless Android Auto and Apple Car play. Accommodates multiple cameras. Built for RHD cars so the soft touch buttons are located on the driver side for convenience. The inbuilt DSP is very good, made a noticeably difference to the sound quality of the stock JBL setup, has an ultra crisp HD screen. Would love it in my GR86 but it wouldn’t fit. Also has wireless mirroring feature which means you can run non AA/CP apps like torque pro.Like new condition, not a single mark on it. Complete with original packaging, wiring harnesses, remote, microphone, GPS sensor and manual. Dead easy installation as it’s built for Toyotas. Complete with adaptor for the aerial (optional extra) and home made cable to retain the USB and 3.5mm use.DDX919WS | Multimedia and Navigation | Car Electronics | KENWOOD Malaysia ***SOLD***£375 + postItem located in Sittingbourne Kent, can be collected, if buyer is using Paypal, payment must have fees covered or paid by gift.
  3. If in doubt, consult the good old manual; Fuel types EU area: Unleaded gasoline confirming to European standard EN228, Research Octane Number of 98 or higher Except EU area: Unleaded gasoline, Research Octane Number of 98 or higher If unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 98 RON is not available, unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 95 RON may be used with no detriment to engine durability or driveability.
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    HELP- reyland brake stock wheel clearance

    I have 20mm up front and 25mm rear, gives a nice fitment.
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    HELP- reyland brake stock wheel clearance

    Get some 15mm Eibach hubcentric bolt on (System 4) spacers Jay. That will do the trick and fill the arches nicely, they also do them in black which would suit your black on black combo. Lots of internet myths on the safety of spacers. There is nothing wrong with them as long as you stick with a reputable brand and understand what you are doing.
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    In comes the GR86

    Not so much the fact its conical, just that its not enclosed in a housing. Which is hardly surprising as its been known for literally decades that situating a air filter inside an engine gets heat soaked, it just the usual desperation to get YouTube video hits.
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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    That looks stunning. Fortunately Bluewater has enough spaces for you to keep away from door smashers.
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    Brake callipers upgrade

    I can't see any reason for it. I bought mine with the Reyland discs, I couldn't justify a reason to pay the extra money for the AP. Originally the difference between the 2 were the AP having curved vents within the discs and the Reyland were straight so the APs would have better heat management but Reyland now offer a curved vent option for another £50 IIRC.
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    In comes the GR86

    Thanks, I was ready to try something very different for 2022 but the situation surrounding this car is Europe has twisted my arm enough to commit to it. I think my fiancé is more excited than me at the minute lol. I have no further official information on spec other than what Lauren has already put, my deposit is probably more of a gentleman's agreement at this stage as opposed to an official Toyota action. From what I've gathered from other European countries and what's being fed to the US, the colour palette you see is what will be offered to the UK, so unfortunately, as lovely as it is, there will be no Scarlet Flare, but the colour codes do appear different from the GT86. Don't expect much movement on order books until at least the end of Q1, deliveries being late Q2 or longer by the sounds of it. In terms of spec differences I'm putting it out there and going with; Base 17 inch 2 tone (black with machined face) alloy wheels on Primacys, cloth interior non heated seats, keyless entry, dual climate, headunit with AA and Car play, 6 speaker audio, no ducktail spoiler Premium 18 inch (satin black) wheels on PS4s, 'ultra suede' half leather heated seats, keyless entry, dual climate, headunit with AA and Car play, 8 speaker audio with amplifier, ducktail spoiler (optional?). Options? Probably parking sensors, boot fitted subwoofer and perhaps the red carpet interior? but then again that might be a Japan only option, along with the larger 9" headunit. Don't take this as gospel but I am 90% certain its going to be along those lines.
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    Engine Blown, What next?

    Hmmm didn't realise the car is a Cat N. That does change things, It would marginal. I like the idea of the relax warranty I didn't know that was a thing.
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    Engine Blown, What next?

    Given how much you paid for the car then it's definitely financially viable to have the engine replaced or rebuilt. A decent condition 2012 must be worth about double that. Where did you get a 10 year warranty / 100000miles from it? It was never offered on the GT86.
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    In comes the GR86

    Lovely colour although not one for me. I'm a fan of the red carpet gives it a JDM/Honda feel, I wonder if that will be an option for the UK. The door cup holders look more useful which is nice, the door grab doesn't exist like the old car so it wont foul.
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    In comes the GR86

    Christ how irritating is he. I got 6 minutes in before I couldn't listen to him anymore.
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    In comes the GR86

    That's only 2022s allocation, production will run into 2024 so it shouldn't be too limited. However if prospective UK buyers are armed with the information that its going to be a limited run, coupled with the production delays from COVID and the knowledge of the imminent demise of ICE in Europe, then its really a sellers market, lead times will go through the roof and price scalping will be rife in the second hand market. So with that in mind its now 399 left in next years allocation (if that is genuinely true), I placed my deposit, bit impulsive and its on a hunch but there is nothing else I want to spend my money on.