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4 minutes ago, snagglepuss said:

Two weeks later and inlet plus injectors are sitting in the garage.

Got a large dose of CBA plus been pissing it down.

I need to just get it refitted and then make boosty noises.
 

No rain excuses...the wagon is mobile again so we can always bring it over here and you can fettle undercover!

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Smoll steps today - not on mx5 either

 

 

Micra has been lacking some squirty action which up until now hasn't been a massive issue. Now there is salting on road the screen is filthier than a teenagers mind with nothing to wash away the grime.

 

I bought a new jack to fix my patio door with so put it into action on the little white box

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Benefits are that it has a stable big base and because you arent winding it up, it feels a lot more stable.

 

Wheel nuts are 3 X 17 and 1 X 19 - that's an interesting choice. Into the wheel well

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Take out the plastic arch liner

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There is half a field behind them, so no wonder they rot away.

 

A less spotted washer bottle

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The plug was a right bastard to get off so pulled the whole pump out

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The terminals were released and tested. they seemed to be fine and when I stuck a new good pump on it spun nicely.

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My only other pump had holes in wrong places so I have had to order one from eBay.

 

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On the mx5 I fiddled with the injectors

 

The old ones look massive compared to new ones

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Googling the part numbers they are definitely uprated versions. These are 420cc from RX8 ather than 320cc from a supra.

 

Man maths means that they were only double the cost of the seal set on the old ones and if I can get any money back from them that is a bonus.

 

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