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  1. Neil-h

    Covid lockdown battery issues

    Seeing that comment reminded me of a battery isolator I saw advertised in Max Power many years ago (just a switch with a fused bipass to keep the alarm powered). Only problem being that from what I can tell it’s the alarm that’s the bulk of the problem for the GT86.
  2. So this thread is the result of some boredom induced curiosity. I’ve seen a couple of threads on here recently about people with battery related issues (and I bought a charger on the weekend after my car refused to start on Friday). So I’m wondering, how many people on here have had battery related issues since the start of the Covid19 lockdown started?
  3. Neil-h

    MartinT's BRZ

    Nah, 11.5v should comfortably be recoverable. The charger I ordered turned up today, so fingers crossed. You really need to test the electrolyte to see what state the battery is in (either that or an open circuit test using a voltmeter).
  4. Neil-h

    MartinT's BRZ

    You might want to consider a charger/conditioner rather than a new battery. Mine refused to start the other day and when I stuck a meter on it I found the battery voltage wasn’t actually that though (11.5v) so it would appear the ECU kills the starter signal before th battery is low enough to cause other problems.
  5. Neil-h

    We'd like your feedback if possible...

    Agreed. I've been thinking about going forced induction for a while and one the downsides of going the TD route is the travelling (well that and the fact I'd like a DIY option but that's a different discussion entirely).
  6. Neil-h

    200mm Android Head Unit?

    I’m pretty sure you’ll struggle to find anything other than the Xtrons one unless you’re prepared to go second hand. I had a chat with the guys at my local ICE shop a while back and the best they could suggest was the Kenwood DNX716/DNX715WDABS, neither of which are made anymore.
  7. Hi, I dunno if you’re still looking but I’ve currently got a Cobra catback on eBay with both the resonated and non-resonated sections. Here’s a link if your interested. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-GT86-Cobra-cat-back-exhaust-system-with-resonated-non-resonated-centre-/283784910963
  8. Neil-h

    MartinT's BRZ

    That's good to know. I'm sorely tempted by the Harrop kit after i a test drive in the Abbey demo car, that bit of extra torque really does transform the car.
  9. At the end of the day it depends what you want to achieve and what you use the car for. If you want to stop it droning in the cabin then you're better off saving your money and buying a different catback (rather than learning the hard way like i did).
  10. Neil-h

    MartinT's BRZ

    So other than the current issue, how are you finding the car with the supercharger? I figure it's been a few months now so everything should have basically settled down and you're through the honeymoon period so i'd be interested to know how it's going.
  11. I probably shouldn't be telling you this (as i may have a Cobra resonated mid-pipe for sale in the not to distant future) but fair warning, even with the resonated centre section the Cobra catback is still going to be really quite loud. I've got a TD manifold and a cobra resonated catback (after previously having the non-res version) and tbh i think it's hard to get away from the fact the backbox is tiny, the mid pipe does quieten it down a bit but you still need to shout to hold a conversation at motorway speeds.
  12. Yeah i think in this particular situation it comes down to who manufactured the engine, given that gasket is the same as was used on every EJ engined Subaru since 2004. Tbh it's useful to know as i'd wondered just how much parts cross over their is with the likes of the Impreza.
  13. Neil-h

    MartinT's BRZ

    I'd be surprised if it's the manifold/loop pipe touching the crank pully, that entire section of the exhaust is hard mounted to the engine so it should move with it. It could well be a bit of resonance that's crept in where somethings aged.
  14. Just thought I’d share a experience I had recently (because I’m still not sure I can believe it tbh so it’ll be interesting to see if anyone else has found the same). So I was looking for a replacement donut gasket so I can fit my new car back, a quick ring to the local Toyota dealership and I’m starting to reconsider having been told they wanted £57 for it. Out of idle curiosity I then rang the local Subaru dealer to see what they charge (given it’s a Subaru part), only to be told they’d do it for £15. Now a couple of quick I can understand but for Toyota to want nearly 4 times more for the same part us just a piss take.
  15. Neil-h

    ECUTEK map switching

    Does anyone know if there’s a delay between changing engine maps (via the cruise control stalk) and the ECU taking it as the startup map? I get the impression from ECUTEKs site that car should start from the last loaded map but I’ve been having trouble getting mine to play ball, so I was wondering if I was switching the car off to quickly for it to load properly. Ta