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Toyotally Fixerating Bitz 'n Bobs.. A Diary


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#121 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

NGK@4x just plopped thru door..... No Excuses now ;)

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

YaY.... I am a kn@bedd ;)

I thought one of the rear seatbelt sockets was knackered in ToMM©... However, I discover, the LAP buckle won't fit the shoulder strap/ViccieVerccie. Doh!!

**also** L8 News...

I have a rear 'centre armrest' shock...

OK - I don't travel in the back :)


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

Just rolled home after a week away, doing Lakes and other spots, from a base in Carlisle.

 

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Breather at the Kirkstone pass (...no, not very sunny!)

 

505miles..... boring, boring, boring [fillup] >> repeat 8)

 

I think some seriousToMM© Tyre Replacement Investigations will occupy most of this upcoming week ;)

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

I miss that car I really do! I was thinking about it as we drove round French countryside last June, it's such a nice car to drive!
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

I miss that car I really do! I was thinking about it as we drove round French countryside last June, it's such a nice car to drive!

Tho I'm frequently accused of 'frothymouthed hyperbole'... 8) ... I must opine "bestuss damn fine mottah Evvah = Official!!"

 

... and I like it  :-P 

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:19 PM

TYRE NEWS.... 'let your fingers do the walking'.....

 

Likely will drop in to ATS (top of my High Street) and sort out supply/fit 4x :-

 

Landsail LS388. 195/55-15 @ £44.95 fitted.

 

http://www.tyrerevie...il/LS388-AS.htm

 

... cannot be harrassed with ffinn about :-P

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 05:21 PM

.... purely out of curiosity, I looked at the tyres I got fitted to the alloys & are being binned.

Date Code = 4501

.... should I worry?


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

....had to buy me a 16MM A/F Plug Socket

 

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Plugs done.... NGK in / NGK out ;)

 

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Nice to know.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:12 PM

Booked in for 4x tyres tomozz, ATS... having to get them dropped off!

 

mmmmmm... RearStrutKleerances... mmmmmm :?

 

Here goes nowt.....

 

 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:51 PM

Tyres are on.....

 

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Slightly less 'gangsta stance' evident 8)

 

Found my tyres with a load of others, as delivered. Lots of other sizes of Landsail in the plile!

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Not alot of clearance on the strut >> however, no worse than the others. That ET37 is key.

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SO... nice and quiet and the wheel centring hasn't moved/no squirming or anything odd. :-P

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:24 PM

*PDi related musings....

 

Guy yesterday took my (hand cranked) wheelnuts (FORD ally spec) off with the windy....

 

He then rethreaded them... carefully, using his long windy socket in his hand... and NOT RABIDLY re-windied them up ;-)

 

Dropped the 2post, until tyres on ground, and went round with the 4foot clikka... every one needed a 'pull' and one, two pulls...

 

No Scaffy Poles are foretold in my future :-P

 

 

I was standing by the car mind 8)

 

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:48 PM

After Wilco [see Tyre Valvecap escapade] I jogged on to PoondWurlld [*also Silverlink].

 

Blew a whole poond on a 'no-name' tin of fizzy spray grease.... went round ToMM© and blasted the hinges as they were looking a bit 'long cold winter..' to me. It fizzes >> liquefies >> gloops >> sets like grease...

 

Just the Donkeys, I would have to say  :-P. +  2/3 tin left....

 

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:17 PM

.. new ally plates arrived trezQuick, from Glasgee!

 

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Just like an 80's PO van or Tipper  :-P

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

I like the old carina same era as my cav
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:03 PM

One of my brake lights has gone off. Popped lamp cover off to swap it but noticed a trace of condensation on the inside of the 'orange' section... Nothing at all in 'red' brake/stop.

Currently watching over SWMBOs hairdrier... blowing a warm force9 into the lampholder hole ;)


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

..... plates look quite nice, on. And no holes... that 3M stuff is evil!!  8)

 

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Old, dealer one [off the back] is in the boot. Front was a replacement.
 
*Just remembered... Reversing light has been out, since I got the car likely (.. but just discovered fairly recently!) It's a simple job... under the bootlid & just twist lampholder.
 
 
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:41 PM

I was idling some time on the PC earlier and did a 'scan' of Reg Nos, around mine - possibly at the same dealers.

The MOT site allows you to keep hammering registrations in until you hit something.

 

J417LFY = Corolla, Last MOT 2009 96k

J419LFY = Carina, Last MOT 2007 81k

J420LFY = Carina, Last MOT 2006 150k

J421LFY = Carina, Last MOT 2010 131k

 

Hmm... looks like the salesman had a busy week.

 

Sadly, likely no longer 'available for spares'  :-(

 

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

This stuff from Halfrauds (competitive £3.99 @ 400ML, against Amazon)....

 

http://www.halfords....lubricant-400ml

Halfords Silicone Lubricant 400ml

 

Anyone reckon it might help with my old/flat doorseals (+ slightly creaky drivers power window!) ??

 

 

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

This stuff from Halfrauds (competitive £3.99 @ 400ML, against Amazon)....

 

http://www.halfords....lubricant-400ml

Halfords Silicone Lubricant 400ml

 

Anyone reckon it might help with my old/flat doorseals (+ slightly creaky drivers power window!) ??

 

 

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I suspect there are dozens of specialist products which cost £££ and claim to renovate rubber seals. In the world of Autoshite, the humble silicone spray should be good enough.

 

An alternative would be silicone grease out of a tub, I prefer it to the spray form as it's less messy to apply and seems to last longer.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

That product is ace for releasing my Mondeo's sticky rear door handles. Very useful.

I do also spray a bit on the seals sometimes.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:21 AM

That product is ace for releasing my Mondeo's sticky rear door handles. Very useful.

I do also spray a bit on the seals sometimes.

 

oooof!

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

Notwithstanding forum outages.... Here we are in Carlisle again.

Nothing much to say, really........

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.... well, except to say it's GR9 ;)



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:51 PM

Rheged..... (Ffinn rainninn BHol of course) Sunday

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:07 PM

Home again.....

 

8 Days of roaming (a slightly moist) Northwest/Carlisle.

 

I'll not bore you all  8)

 

.... did buy petrol ....

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

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I HAVE A FAULT

 

Yes folks..... I had occasion to notice only one brake light (drivers side off). I sent the rugrat round to check if both tail & stop.. YUP  :-(

 

Quick rummage in my 'toolkit of saviours/box of useful spares' threw up a Tail/Stop. I wizzed the lamp assy off and swapped the bulb and went in the house.... Well?? New Bulb = FIX, No.. ???

 

Thismorning I was queuing and noticed something odd.... my sidelights were on, reflected in the front cars bootlid + my foot was on the brake.... Foot off/Lights off  :?

 

Arriving at Tesco, shopping as usual, I wizzed the lamp assy off and checked the bulb... minty fresh.

Put it back in again - pressed the brake - drivers door open - Lights Buzzer.... $hit!!

 

Rummaging further into my spares box I find a 'scrapyard freebie' lamp - jeeze :shock: , dunno how old! - and whacks that back in >> repeat test... ALL A-OK.

 

Bastard Chinkkie $hite..... what do you expect @ poondies.

 

That scrappie bulb had likely been in an old Proton for 10yr before I pinched it......

 

 

Glad to have an exciting bit of 'fault finding' to recount  :-P

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:30 PM

Really... It happened!

Ah, well.....

Life goes on, eh?




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... aye ;)



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 04:26 PM

.... I do sometimes have to 'top up'!

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

Good to see more Toyo-shite in the toon! That looks to be a very similar colour to my Corolla.
I'll keep an eye out for any Carina bits in my local scrappy (Backworth) as they get decent stuff in along with all the Micras and Kas.
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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:37 PM

Good to see more Toyo-shite in the toon! That looks to be a very similar colour to my Corolla.
I'll keep an eye out for any Carina bits in my local scrappy (Backworth) as they get decent stuff in along with all the Micras and Kas.


I have a thread atm '84 Carina needs glass'...

That is the carina2 before my model.

Eyes peeled M8


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

Lathered light grease into my power roof - the tracks/drive cables/lift brackets today. Used a good quality brush - came in a Chinkkie repair kit for a smartphone!

Very dry and grungy.... Sounds happier :)

Still got the glass 'cull-umping' noise, when dropping the tilt BUT I have found a pdf, with advice on slackening 'roof clamping bolts' for minor alignment tweaks :)


https://www.yotatech...riteup-adju.pdf
We Will See....


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