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MikeKnight

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  1. It's on a Sunday, 28th, so tough I'm dragging you there. Besides it's the last time I can show off the Supra before its tax runs out and I shelve it because oh lawd I have so much work to do on the suspension and bodywork.
  2. I'd be really worried about that, as my mum's dead.
  3. Awesome progress mate. Genuinely mean that. I wouldn't have the patience. I'm surprised you got anything done today, I've spent this mini-heatwave laying in my bedroom trying not to die from a combination of heat and sneezing my brains out through my nose.
  4. Echoing the above, if the subframe is solid just wire brush it (on a drill to make it quicker) and throw some paint on that bad boy then slap it back in.
  5. You answered your own question. I helpfully underlined it for you.
  6. Considering what your car looks like in a rear view mirror, I'm going to start calling it "the floaty menacer".
  7. I live with vulg so have seen some of the "requests" he gets first hand. It's made me question if the collective IQ of the general population even gets up to double figures.
  8. Ooo I didn't think of that! Thanks for the tip, I'll try that tomorrow. Also going to try using a block of wood and the power steering to force it off (and not caring if I bend the drag link because it's getting replaced anyway) and using a bottle jack and some wood to do the same. I have a few bodges.. er I mean "professional techniques".. I can try at any rate.
  9. Not "scrap it", but while searching for Supra parts for my Mk3 I came across this gem. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Supra-mk3/263984301598 £12,345 ... for a fucked, barry-boy'ed-up-the-arse, poor abused Mk3. Take the 1 off the front of that price and it'd be more realistic, but still too high.
  10. It's bouncy like "my rear dampers have failed" bouncy would be on traditional strut suspension. Not horrible though, don't get me wrong, it's only unpleasant if you're going over speed bumps or such and then it feels like it's bouncing for about fifteen minutes.
  11. The 2.5 DSE is slow as hell, but I did find out something interesting about that side of things. If you have a later one with the EGR valve, it also has a MAF sensor just after the air filter which not only operates the EGR valve but also helps calculate fuelling. Earlier DSE's without the EGR had a manifold air pressure sensor for fuelling calculation instead, which the EGR model lacks (as MAF's are more accurate). If the air filter hasn't been changed regularly, the MAF is likely not working properly. HOWEVER. This MAF has no feedback for operation to the BeCM, so you will get no error message when it fails or if it's failed already. After realising how unbelievably slow my DSE was after getting it back on the road, and learning about the above, I unplugged my MAF. Pulls like a bloody train now. Obviously not a proper fix, it needs a new MAF, but my god it's slow as a god damn snail with a knackered MAF plugged in. Must be stuck right at the bottom of the fuelling curve. With the MAF unplugged the BeCM defaults to pre-programmed curves.
  12. I love my P38 2.5 DSE, even if it is currently on a spring conversion fitted by Stevie Wonder's dog. Beep alarm fault beep EAS Manual beep sunroof not set beep bonnet open beep gearbox fault beep beep BEEP BEEP BEEP.
  13. No worries about feeling the Six is a bit much, the price is mostly because of the extremely low mileage which is backed up by the online MOT history. I couldn't get to the workshop today to take any pics anyway as the Range Rover P38 I've just got back on the road and passed an MOT with decided it was going to piss coolant everywhere.. from somewhere I can't see. Likely the rear coolant pipes which are steel and corrode for fun. Urgh.
  14. Hi! Owner of the Six here! It's a proper waft-o-barge, drives lovely and is very low mileage (17k I think? Will check on Monday). The engine is a straight six, as the name implies, and is connected to an automatic gearbox with a dash mounted gear selector. 2227cc with 110bhp from the factory and the kick-down on the auto box is impressive for the time it was made. It's -not- a sports car, but it will suprise people wanting to get around you at the lights. I'll be brutally honest. Mechanically and electrically it's fantastic. The body is crusty in the places you would expect it, bottoms of doors mostly, but would not take much work to put right if you're really bothered about it. I can get some pics when I'm at the unit on Monday if you're seriously interested. It's worth 3k any day of the week for the mileage alone.
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