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K11C Micra - collected!

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#121 OFFLINE   Lord Sterling

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:39 PM

Boooyakashaa! Just got back to a snowy Worcestershire!

What a great little car the Micra is. Sis_Sterling is gonna be well chuffed!

Mike and Mrs_Mike; thanks for the tea, car and hospitality. Great to meet you both abd you are always welcome to mine should you ever find yourselves down here innthe wilds of Worcestershire/Shropshire.

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At the moment the plans are;

Clean the Micra up, present to Sis and then slowly carry out jobs like windscreen and bonnet to make it a bit more presentable. Never thought I'd (almost) own a Micra with power steering and remote central locking!

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:55 PM

give those metal supports behind the rear wheel that hold the rear bumper a good clean up , a known rot spot along with the rear sills ...

 

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might be worth "breathing on the air  intake system , it restricts the air flow .....  I put some big holes in the closed end of the resonance tube which seemed to help at low revs ....

 

 

and if you get water dripping out of the heater motor , check this green plug out under the scuttle cover ..

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

Thanks for your wheeltime today. I appreciated the break!
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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:51 PM

OOOO does the whole plastic scuttle panel just remove cleanly? mines the pre-facelift.  Also removing the bumper any tips on how for someone not mechanically inclined? (got a Haynes just wondering if any tips as do not fancy breaking something atm )


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:24 AM

Definitely pop the scuttle panel off one my k11s rotted out under there catch it early you might be ok.

Front xmember is also a hotspot for tinworm but is a fairly simple fix

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:26 AM

OOOO does the whole plastic scuttle panel just remove cleanly? mines the pre-facelift. Also removing the bumper any tips on how for someone not mechanically inclined? (got a Haynes just wondering if any tips as do not fancy breaking something atm )


Once wipers removed there’s a Phillips screw in middle and a small clip on ds needs pulling towards you.

Under the rubber flap there’s a host of clips attached to the rubber they need a wiggle and lift upwards. A tac lifter is amazing for these.

Then scuttle should lift upwards it has clips on the underside they like to be a pain.

Just don’t put any pressure on the glass and you will be fine

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:22 AM

front cross member ....  is a rust spot , it can be replaced , but check it over

 

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and make sure the fan resistor is clean , they can over heat and pop

 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:31 PM

front cross member ....  is a rust spot , it can be replaced , but check it over
 
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and make sure the fan resistor is clean , they can over heat and pop
 
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MikeR, do you have, or does anyone have a spare fan resistor? The one in Ma_Sterlings Micra has popped since a long while now and needs replacing, I've never got around to replacing it as I've often forgotton to do so.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:17 PM

I did measure a good one when I had a Micra

 

 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:35 PM

I know I will need the front X-member doing this year before next MOT.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:33 PM

Really? Is it just the almera where they're 'not structural' and only an advisory?

The one on this one was fine last I looked. It'll need discs and pads soonish, and if it's being used round corners I;d highly recommended replacing the springs and dampers..
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:18 PM

Really? Is it just the almera where they're 'not structural' and only an advisory?

The one on this one was fine last I looked. It'll need discs and pads soonish, and if it's being used round corners I;d highly recommended replacing the springs and dampers..

 

Mine is a bit crispy but as you mention it, their was zero mention on my mot this Jan :/ and their is a P reg K11 pre-face lift with a snapped X-member driving around ( can see the two rusted bits hanging below the bumper ) I'm just a perfectionist and would like to have it sorted.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:24 PM

Its not structural and on the K11, but many have been failed on a crusty crossmember anyway.

I just ground all the shit out of mine and wobbed it up, but then I'm a tight arsed bodger. You can buy a new crossmember for £30 odd.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:01 PM

I know I will need the front X-member doing this year before next MOT.


It's actually outside the prescribed area but a lot if testers fail them......to be fair there is a pickup point on it for the engine/gbox so imo it should be fixed

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

Had a Barney the Dinosaur purple Micra K11, loved it. Sold it to my mate and it soldiered on for a good few years before the tinworm got it. 



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:24 PM

If I can get another few years from this K11 I'd be suited, would give me 3years NCB then, bringing insurance on something a little more tinworm resistant down. 


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