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Toyotally Fixerating Bitz 'n Bobs.. A Diary


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#301 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:09 AM

Job done YaY :)

.... now when I power on/off I get the Noddy Dog effect >> before it was like a shunty thump/associated engine rattling.

I have only driven 2 miles but, at the lights, I felt the very slightest vibration through the wheel, on tickover.

This is a 'reinforced/modded' mount now but the one that came off was in two pieces so I reckon the engine has been 'not clamped down' for a while so no-vibes is not a valid comparison.

2hrs = £70... But I'm much happier, so an 'investment' really.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:07 AM

Over the last 10days I have been getting 'bacon slicer' noise on right turns, especially mini rbts...

Examining the f/n/s brake disc (slender spoke alloys=ftw) I can see a bright spot on the rust ring of the disc :(

.... further peering shows the pad to be as thick as a beermat, hence caliper/disc interface!!

My garage did the rear shoes/bled the WHOLE system for the last MOT >> must have thought the fronts were 'not life expired'.

They are now.... I will do it at the weekend/when I get pads + sunshine!

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

50% success...

The 12mm bolts, retaining the caliper sliders, 3 came out [with a fight!] but the last isn't having any :(

Used my 6 sider socket and inch equivalent.. Nope.

Heat... But didn't want to fry rubber boot = Nope.

I don't have a rattle gun so I have ordered a selection of Torx sockets (seen the price of Metrinch!!) and will give them a go - turning on the flanks rather than points.

I do, however, have an Impact Wrench....
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Posted 30 April 2018 - 01:45 PM

YaY..... ;)

E18 is a dead-fit for 12MM = bolt turned straight out!

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Picked up, at Amazon locker, just after lunch.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:24 PM

Taking advantage of the current sunshine...

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.... I have buffed up the plating I had done when I got the car.

Two winters had frazzled it somewhat but nothing of further rot = I waxoyled the shit out of the void, when it was done!

Give it another two 'salt seasons' and we will see.....

*BigUp 4 Lidl one-coat ;) ** actually 5coats, dries really fast in the warm !
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:46 AM

I bought a full rocker gasket kit and this is because the head is *leaking [TADTS] down oil onto the block + gearbox casing.

Warmer weather [no garage] is bringing this plan closer but I'm considering degreasing the whole shebang afterwards..

Poonland does BBQ cleaner/degreaser - wear gloves/corrosive/nuns/kittens!! - but does anyone have past experience of BBQ cleaner on alloy/rubber/cabling ??

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:59 AM

BBQ cleaner is probably a bit harsh to use in an engine bay. Most people use Gunk or equivalents, I'm a pikey so I just use a stiff brush and diesel.

 

For mating surfaces that need to be properly clean, I use a rag dipped in petrol/acetone/thinners.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:03 AM

.... Pikeys = Alternative BBQ fuel.

Will do m8 ;)

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