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The caliper arrived in the post today and was the right part, I made dinner for the family then went out and swapped it over in the garage. The old one came off without a drama,  the sliders still slid fine and the new one went on fine. I undid the bleed nipple and put a miniscule amount of copper grease on the threads to hopefully stop it seizing in.

I recycled the pads as there is nothing wrong with them, and the discs seem fine too. I gave the whole ensemble a clean off with brake cleaner when I was done.

Got #1 daughter to do the pedals end while I bled the air out of the caliper (mostly all over the floor) then topped up the reservoir with new dot4.

Behold a new caliper on an old carrier, disc and pads

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I took up the slack in the piston and then went for a short drive and it seems fine, for £35 I'll take that.

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10 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

As an aside, that carpet in the garage deserves a mention! Tremendous!

 

It was removed (virtually immediately) from the master bedroom in our house when we moved in, its beyond awful! It is, however, very handy on the floot of the garage, it covers about 75% of the floorspace and makes rolling around under rusty cars far less of a chore, and a damn sight less cold in December. Well worth doing if you have a carpet replaced, or see a roll going for nothing on freecycle. It also absorbs nasty oily grot and things so you do need to be a bit careful with grinders and welding.

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4 minutes ago, Stanky said:

It was removed (virtually immediately) from the master bedroom in our house when we moved in, its beyond awful! It is, however, very handy on the floot of the garage, it covers about 75% of the floorspace and makes rolling around under rusty cars far less of a chore, and a damn sight less cold in December. Well worth doing if you have a carpet replaced, or see a roll going for nothing on freecycle. It also absorbs nasty oily grot and things so you do need to be a bit careful with grinders and welding.

Makes the place look cosy!

Pretty sure the carpet in a Wetherspoons has a higher flashpoint than yours though.

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Looking at that whiteboard it must be a small/medium petrol-engine'd car.  I can't think what takes 175/55R15 tyres.  It's an odd size for sure.

This:

https://www.wheel-size.com/tire/175/55R15/

link has a list of all cars that use that size.  Would be epic if it's an Alfasud Sprint.

Also on the list are Renner Clio and Rover 400.  Possibilities maybe.

Of the list, I'll guess Fiat Punto.

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42 minutes ago, Talbot said:

Looking at that whiteboard it must be a small/medium petrol-engine'd car.  I can't think what takes 175/55R15 tyres.  It's an odd size for sure.

This:

https://www.wheel-size.com/tire/175/55R15/

link has a list of all cars that use that size.  Would be epic if it's an Alfasud Sprint.

Also on the list are Renner Clio and Rover 400.  Possibilities maybe.

Of the list, I'll guess Fiat Punto.

I can confirm it IS on that list, but is NOT either a Punto or Alfasud Sprint.

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28 minutes ago, gm said:

Must be a Citroen Fukang ?

I'd guess not.  For the same reason I don't think it's a Peugeot of any kind, as the whiteboard says "replace rear springs", and the PSA vehicles on the list are all rear torsion bars.

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Hands up who chose 'Daihatsu Sirion Rally 11'? 

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Yep, thats right. 107bhp of tuned Toyota 2sz-fe goodness, fitted to about 670kg of the finest Japanese steel available in the mid-00's. @Tubbo put this up for sale earlier this week and @worldofcerikindly delivered it from Sunny Devon to Sunny Hampshire this afternoon. The timing was perfect as @worldofceri was in Devon anyway delivering a T4 to @phil_lihp of this very parish so it all clicked together perfectly.

I've hooked its tiny battery up to my trickle charger for now, there is a snagging list I need to work through before its MOT ready. I've already splashed the cash on an alternator belt, inlet manifold gasket, throttle body gaskets for the ICV and baseplate and I need to extract the alternator this weekend to drop it off at www.jasm.co.uk for a refurb next week.

We used to have a Daihatsu Cuore (the UK demonstrator, S201 UKL) which was an absolute riot to drive with its 54bhp 989cc triple, this is its big brother, with twice as much power so should be a lot of fun once its road legal.

My plan is to work through the idle issue (it sits at about 1500rpm) which I think is most likely an air leak somewhere after the MAP sensor, then replace the mid-rear exhaust section which has a speed hole in it currently, then have @tobydweld up the rear suspension mount which is rather crusty, then fit 4 tyres then put it in for a test. This will take me a while but it can stay garaged during this time to keep it dry and warm.

I can work on quite a bit of the rust with a wire wheel and vactan while the alternator is away being fiddled with and while I wait for the gaskets to arrive.

Its the highest revving car I've ever owned, with a redline at 7800rpm, I'm very much looking forward to testing that out once its road legal! Hopefully the fac that Daihatsu pulled out of the WHOLE CONTINENT OF EUROPE in 2013 won't hinder my work too much, and adds some shitey-smelling credentials to this one

I'll keep this thread updated with progress. 

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