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#241 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:55 AM

5 minutes of my life I will never have again :/

Oh!

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:40 PM

*paint adhesion test* CHECK

 

... whizzed thru the automatic Morrisons washer & still have a painted/monochromatic grille  8)

 

Go Lidl, Go!!

 

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

Ah well..... It was coming along nicely... I didn't really mind that the blower fan wouldn't run on LOW - I chugged along on P2 (quiet).

Oopss... No P2 this morning = P3 (turn up radio)/P4(VTOL) :(

So its going to be an early Xmas prezzie [to self].

5minute job, if Utoob is believed.

SAAB 9k is under the screen scuttle.. 2min/no kneeling!


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 02:53 PM

After extensive WebbieMining.... I have unearthed these facts :(

1. Most 'online' suppliers charge about £45 to £60.

2. A few 'good used'(... aye!) come about £20

3. I got one*, brand new by Wed, for £6.99 ;)

..... How does he do it??


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*of course it isn't for a Toyota >> EXACTLY same plug socket + flat plastic face (file edges to fit!) lol
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:49 PM

I got the old one out of the trunking, below/behind the glovebox...

 

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The part is larger than my original so plenty of meat to trim down....

 

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.... now just need to drill the screwhole in the new one & whack it back in  8)

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Top shiting there Sav.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:08 PM

£7 over £50....

"You do the math!"

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:17 AM

Attempted to refit new/modded part but I couldn't get the 'slot in' end to fit.... resorted to A$ measures - fettled with 'extreme prejudice' ;)

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..... straight in/do up screw/ IGN 'On'... & whoosh (in 4 different flavours) :lol:

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:03 PM

Had a bit of a Heart Attack :shock: moment, up at the ASDA on Whitley Rd, reversing <gingerly> out of the car parking bays.

 

I was coaxing ToMM© backwards... not to hit the cars opposite... and whilst keeping a good lookout, I spotted [out the corner of my eye] the Oil Pressure Light flicker ON.

 

I finished the shifting and no more lights... I slipped along to an un cluttered spot in the car park and whipped open the bonnet/dip oil = FULL!! Thank Fcuk!!

 

NOW >> I must have dipped to ,say, less than 350/400RPM during slurring the clutch with no throttle on (I DONT COOK CLUTCHES!!) and I have no idea if Toyota oil Switches are 'ranged' or Binary. It was sort of glowingish ... presumably some pressure - but not much.

 

Am I being a bit anal.....  :oops:

 

I notice the lamp goes out straight away when cold/hot (700 idle)  :)

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:09 PM

Am I being a bit anal.....  :oops:

 

I wouldn't worry, if the engine was close to stalling I would have expected various warning lights to flicker.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

I wouldn't worry, if the engine was close to stalling I would have expected various warning lights to flicker.

 

.... I need moar tablets....  :mrgreen:

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:36 AM

Strange one this.... :(

I splodged a drip of silicone window spray onto the doorkey to 'de-graunch' the key going into the door lock = 110% improvement .. gudd gudd!

Did the same to the ign lock & same improvement....

HOWEVER >>> I now cannot slip the key into the ign and turn to start [easily] :( :(

Now I have to twist and jiggle the key and be patient until it just releases and no problem ??

OK... Good advice 'if it ain't..' Point taken ;)


Anyone any idea how this 'loss of snick in/turnability' has happened?
Absolutely 100% reliable/key in & away since I got her.....

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:55 PM

Anyone any idea how this 'loss of snick in/turnability' has happened?
 

 

Aye - never put shite in locks - you'll gum them up.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 03:18 PM

Aye - never put shite in locks - you'll gum them up.


..... recon I'm actually not clearing the tumblers now (like using a wrong key)? *

*not an issue in mkIII Cortinas


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:51 PM

Graphite powder is ok isn't it? Sure it was on here I read about using it.
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:41 PM

I used to put dust, from rubbing the end of pencil leads, into our front door Yale... Did wizz it free OK.

Just thought silicone lube would evaporate and make the bits in the lock slippy... :(

It is getting better each day, mind... :)


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

This vid shows the 'ezze flip' timing advance for good/bad fossil :)

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About halfway through.... @59secs

Cool As.... ;)


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:54 AM

Having a week hols at Leeds, during the Feb half term.

 

Nice leg stretch for ToMM©   :-P

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

ANOTHER bastard csk chippie screw in the NSR tyre!! :(

Making three plugs now in this tyre... Limit of TWO on Z- rated ones.

... Guy at ATS informs me 'three strikes & you're out!' on plugs :( :(


Statistically (him being a tyre guy) he reckons NSR is the most frequent 'plugger' on his watch!

He sagely observed a swap across the back might 'make££sense' lol ;)

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:33 PM

Bit of a leg-stretch on...

A week break about Leeds :)

Just finished my 'buffet'@PizzaHut, Centre 27 Birstall.

Conveniently, just across the M62 from our bash lol

Rediscovering [since I last worked about here a year ago] every village/huddle of houses is a Fukkinn Crossroads Grr

Sitting for ages at traffic lights does not detract from having a good time in Snowwy Yuurksheer...

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:49 PM

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..... Relaxing while we enjoy lunch .....

*unknown family unaware of my framing*


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

My new radiator (E9x Corolla auto) is fine... :)

When I'm tonking along at 70 the water pointer is marginally below the temp logo and when in the city it is central.

Proving that the stat is working and my big new rad is cooling everything properly.

As I only drive local I never see this effect, day to day ;)


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:54 PM

YaYY... Home once more...

Steady 80 & not a swerve :)

.... fuckkin boring, innit :/


Wood bi aginn


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Oof.. A Dry Bush :/

When I'm turning the wheel lately I get a plastic2plastic squeak. As I have PAS I will let the wheel spin freely as I exit a tight parking space (therefore no twist load from me) and it squeaks exactly the same.

It seems to be a very exact 'chirp' but, then again, not noticeably repeatable/at a point in a loop :(

Two screws for the crash pad + 19MM nut will have it off but I need to know if it is a movement/touching cowling noise or coming from the indicator/bush inner assy ??

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:26 PM

Before you take the wheel off, try spraying some silicon between the rear face of the wheel and the cowling.

 

My old MX5 had the exact same problem, I spent ages taking the wheel off and checking everything was working as intended, and when I put it back together the squeak was still there. Silicon spray made it disappear.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

^^ ... can I have you as my dad? ;)

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

OK... 'Bet I can knock all your teeth out with one punch'

[/Viz] ;)


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:47 PM

I have discovered my Front and Back Void Engine Mounts are split/knackered...

When I'm cranking/firing up the engine has been 'ka chunta chunta chunta' and heavy vibration has come up the wheel from the bulkhead >> goes away as soon as it fires BUT if I'm creeping along in 1st and its cold the whole engine/tranny will 'hunt' a bit :(

Tootles up to my local MOT mukka, I rev the engine against the handbrake and he gives me the verdict.

However... I discover... these engine mounts (likely other Fabricated ones) have a steel tubed rubber bush pressed in :)

 

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I have the part number for both and have set Mick's Garage* away to see if they can source some.
They are on the web @14Euro ish but I would rather just get the one hit + boxed & delivered ;)

 

*EDIT... No! They cant supply anything for me... :(  However, my M8 in Ireland has a 'breaker' and I have asked if he will sell his old ones. :)

The engine, in ToMM©, is rather like the HC Viva... Totally lost in the engine bay = the engine mounts are in free air and the garage guy says they will wizz off quickly (see less£) Gudd Gudd


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:17 PM

If you are confident you can get the metal bush centred, you can rebuild them yourself with rubber compound like https://www.ebay.co....353.m1438.l2649


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