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#20041 OFFLINE   jakebullet

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:47 PM

I'm fond of the thing, but it is on 190K. Maybe K seal now, find a lower mileage engine for later?

 

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#20042 OFFLINE   Wingz123

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:51 PM

I'm fond of the thing, but it is on 190K. Maybe K seal now, find a lower mileage engine for later?

Boggo map afaik.


Yes do that then and throw it in an auction

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:38 AM

My disco 2 TD5 loses coolant, maybe a pint / 500 miles. I can't find any external leak, so put it in to my friendly garage who also couldn't find a leak and it held pressure when pressure tested. So then he cranked the pressure up overnight, next day the level had dropped and it didn't want to run initially. So he's saying there's a smoll crack prolly in the head and it's losing into a cylinder.

He suggests I try K seal, or it's strip engine for £kerching.

What does the shite hive mind think? Is there a 'best way' to k seal or just chuck a bottle in and hope?


Plan K is working on my pinto and has worked well for me in the past including on a V6 Omega that got run with no coolant until it stopped..

It could be a gasket joint that is opening when heated or flexed, given what it's worth K seal then look out for a spare engine.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:51 AM

And another question.

 

The Toyota has 3 keys - 2 black and one pale grey. Is the grey one a "master" key of some description?

 

Grey key is a valet key not a master as far as I know, check to see if it opens the boot or glovebox, if not then it's a valet key, well that's the way it works on a Lexus which is just a posh Toyota.



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:26 AM

My trailer has the usual slidey hitch for braking with the lock for reversing that has to be engaged manually because it's old, it has hydraulic brakes, Is this normal? Never seen the like before, so maybe I don't get out enough but it seems a bit wanky. The master cyl is obviously banjaxed so I'll throw one on and have a look in the hubs, but before I do I'd like to conform that this setup is Kosher and not some weird ex-airport / refinery / strange import that can never be road legal.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:18 AM

Saab estate has a slight weep from the radiator, looks like the plastic/metal interface. Do I use Kseal or something like Wynns radiator sealer?

I have a random bottle of Kseal which is why I am asking :)


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#20047 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:23 AM

Grey key is a valet key not a master as far as I know, check to see if it opens the boot or glovebox, if not then it's a valet key, well that's the way it works on a Lexus which is just a posh Toyota.

Surely it would be essential for a valet key to open the glove box and boot for valeting as they are mostly used as rubbish containers for old drinks cans and doggypoo bags?


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#20048 OFFLINE   adw1977

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:44 AM

Surely it would be essential for a valet key to open the glove box and boot for valeting as they are mostly used as rubbish containers for old drinks cans and doggypoo bags?


Think valet parking rather than cleaning.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:37 AM

My trailer has the usual slidey hitch for braking with the lock for reversing that has to be engaged manually because it's old, it has hydraulic brakes, Is this normal? Never seen the like before, so maybe I don't get out enough but it seems a bit wanky. The master cyl is obviously banjaxed so I'll throw one on and have a look in the hubs, but before I do I'd like to conform that this setup is Kosher and not some weird ex-airport / refinery / strange import that can never be road legal.

 

Normal old setup, my 'rents had a caravan that was the same.

 

 

Saab estate has a slight weep from the radiator, looks like the plastic/metal interface. Do I use Kseal or something like Wynns radiator sealer?

I have a random bottle of Kseal which is why I am asking :)

 

Remind me what Saab? I ask as I have a 9-5 turbo manual rad in my garage that I ordered by mistake & turned out not to need anyway.


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#20050 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:44 AM

Think valet parking rather than cleaning.

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#20051 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:46 AM

Remind me what Saab? I ask as I have a 9-5 turbo manual rad in my garage that I ordered by mistake & turned out not to need anyway.

9-5 turbo auto - has two fans strapped to back face - would be nice if it was compatible


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 11:57 AM

My trailer has the usual slidey hitch for braking with the lock for reversing that has to be engaged manually because it's old, it has hydraulic brakes, Is this normal? Never seen the like before, so maybe I don't get out enough but it seems a bit wanky. The master cyl is obviously banjaxed so I'll throw one on and have a look in the hubs, but before I do I'd like to conform that this setup is Kosher and not some weird ex-airport / refinery / strange import that can never be road legal.


If it works it's fine.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 12:00 PM

9-5 turbo auto - has two fans strapped to back face - would be nice if it was compatible

 

Won't fit sorry. Autos have an extra oil cooler on the driver's side for the gearbox than the manual rad lacks. That's why I've got the rad spare as my 9-5 is a turbo auto too.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for the reassurance chaps, I was concerned as hydraulic seems a bit overkill. Will be a right old game to maintain compared to the nice old coathanger wire and clevis joints of yore.


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#20055 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 12:58 PM

Won't fit sorry. Autos have an extra oil cooler on the driver's side for the gearbox than the manual rad lacks. That's why I've got the rad spare as my 9-5 is a turbo auto too.

That's a shame. I suppose changing the rad with the oil cooler attached becomes a messy oily job? So back to my original question:

Saab estate has a slight weep from the radiator, looks like the plastic/metal interface. Do I use Kseal or something like Wynns radiator sealer?

I have a random bottle of Kseal which is why I am asking


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But I just love the fact that they exist."

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:14 PM

A friend has offered me this 2.2 petrol safrane for £350.
Anyone had one? Is it worth a try? 5ad55db2c0cb4bb02a06053731dcc4e6.jpg927a30a8ec985aa77730fca9737073af.jpg0bce21cd94ad1860710edd791953fbae.jpg

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:38 PM

Grey key is a valet key not a master as far as I know, check to see if it opens the boot or glovebox, if not then it's a valet key, well that's the way it works on a Lexus which is just a posh Toyota.

 

 

We're talking 19 year old baSE model corolla. Grey key does everything the 2 black keys does - ignition, boot & doors.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 04:41 PM

A friend has offered me this 2.2 petrol safrane for £350.
Anyone had one? Is it worth a try? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018092...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018092...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018092...

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They're pretty good. Not fast, drink a fair bit of fuel but comfy and quite direct handling, I liked mine.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:30 PM

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:40 PM

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:42 PM

I need to change the Clutch on my E46 330ci -  any recommendations as to make? Any brands to avoid?

 

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:33 PM

I’m in probably one of the select band of people who have driven a Safrane. I think the later ones are a lot better, the cable shift wasn’t highly praised. The one I drove was a 2.0 I think, nice car, a lot better than you’d have given one credit for. Parts are difficult to find though.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:33 PM

I need to change the Clutch on my E46 330ci - any recommendations as to make? Any brands to avoid?


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:11 AM

The 406 is going through a stage of locking the central locking then unlocking it straight away.

It only has a key, no remote.

Been round and adjusted all the striker plates, tried manually locking all the doors but then still does it.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:17 AM

The 406 is going through a stage of locking the central locking then unlocking it straight away.

It only has a key, no remote.

Been round and adjusted all the striker plates, tried manually locking all the doors but then still does it.

Any ideas of fix?

 

Remove fuse for central locking.


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#20066 OFFLINE   Mike D

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:18 AM

Transmech. Unless you like taking gearboxes out frequently.

 

Is that who to avoid? I assume an LUK one should be ok?



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:19 AM

Remove fuse for central locking.

It is the fuse for about 8 things including lights otherwise I would.
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:20 AM

Is that who to avoid? I assume an LUK one should be ok?


I replaced mine with an LUK clutch - I have an e46 328ci...

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:47 AM

We're talking 19 year old baSE model corolla. Grey key does everything the 2 black keys does - ignition, boot & doors.

 

It will, however if you lock the boot or glove box with the black Key then try to open it with the grey it wont do it, doesn't matter how old the car is or the spec it's just something Toyota do.

 

Toyota dont give out master keys like the red Honda Keys as far as I know.

 



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:13 AM

The 406 is going through a stage of locking the central locking then unlocking it straight away.

It only has a key, no remote.

Been round and adjusted all the striker plates, tried manually locking all the doors but then still does it.

Any ideas of fix?

 

Lube the locks and mechs. With a lot of central locking systems if one doesn't quite seat properly at the end of it's travel it'll not flick a microswitch to turn the solenoid off, so they fail back to unlocked to prevent it burning out.


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