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Toyotally Fixerating Bitz 'n Bobs.. A Diary

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I have been using, for years, a Halfraud ciggy tyre inflator. Has a dial to select 'cut-off' pressure <never worked, even new> 😕

Last week, popping a few pounds in, it began labouring and even stopped once <the on/off switch failed years ago and it is wired direct now> .... HOWEVER the end of the black ciggy 'plug-in' had melted/chewwy gum :(

I have bought this >>>

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See if we get 20yr out of it......

*it has no on/off switch but I shall cut in a LazyBetty rocker switch.

;)

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I must have bought 5 of similar ones. I've no idea where they go but they do disappear like odd socks in the washing machine. 

Hopefully this new one lasts like the last one man. It put some good years service in. 

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My 'double socket' USB dash plugin/Voltmeter arrived earlier.

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Display is a Bright LED Red.... Not blue.

Ign *Acc = 12.2V

Ign on /not running + HRW switched on 11.9 dropping slowly

Engine running = 14.1 (HRW has no effect on/off)

*ciggy isn't 'always live'.

;)

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Got tyre inflator.... Chopped off 1/2 rubber air line & spliced the Halfrauds pipe + good solid clipon end.

Screwed the whole thing into the 'old' bottom half of the Halfrauds pump casing, which is a heavy plastic moulding, to stop it 'skipping about'.

Can't find the lazy-betty inline switch so I shall just switch on by Ign/Acc position.....

Need to test it now ;)

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The centre exhaust section [crispy end/gumgum wrapped] has finally given up the ghost 😕

..... My mates @ATS couldn't get a price through their stockist [quelle normal] as it's So Old.

2 mins Googlefu had me a Leeds stockist @£24, inc Del !! 👍

Courier today or Wed - they pongged me to confirm fitting/uk reg no.

ATS lads will fit it for me.... Winnah Chicken Dinnah

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As an aside, to above Winnings....

I visited 'Exhaust Doctor', Shiremoor, to just ask if they might 'fabb up' my DIY 'clamporama' T4 backbox so it was solid pipe - some pipe + mig.

Guy says bring your own mid ex pipe and it would be around £100/120... and a slot in 2weeks.

Call that a 'pass', then  😕

 

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On 8/21/2019 at 11:59 AM, tooSavvy said:

Hmm.... that went well 😕

Stockist has 'stock misallocation' = no pipe...

Refund in motion and further digging required.

🤔

Gochaa! ;)

Deffo 'on the shelf' and ordered just now - when PayPal refunded the previous charge back onto my Pockit card....

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Bloody bonnet refused to 'poingg' last night... Had the anklebiter rest her @$$ on the edge... Still nowt.

Thismorning I set about a plan to remove the drivers kick panel, where the lever is mounted, for some [email protected]$$ cable heaving >> thought I might try ONE MORE heave = Poingg OPEN !!

Lathered it with Poondies 'fizzy' spraygrease & wapped it half a dozen times >> drop/poingg/drop/poingg.... All OK 👍

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Ffff nelll....

"...there's a hole in my bucket!!.."

Got mid pipe fitted fine :)

My 'three times lucky' front pipe is blowing like fcuk @manifold flange.

The last time they [re]fitted the front pipe, the fitter commented "these bastard fine thread Toyota studs are cnuts for stripping!!" = he didn't lean on them = hence now blowing of course :(

My man is ordering three new studs and will remove (gas ftw) and replace/retighten the manifold flange...

Old cars? Who'd avvemm ;)

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Saga of Exhuaust.... Is exhausted! :)

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..... I have had my mates, @ATS Wallsend, fit my centre pipe [sourced through Ebay as they couldn't get one] and - just now - spend two hours (with Oxy bottles) replacing 3 manifold studs + nuts.

F.O.C. as it was blowing, after the previous 'Warranty' downpipe replacement....

Winnah ;)

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Bored + Itchy 'trigger finger' = impulse Ebay buy :)

5m OTG android boroscope.... £7.99

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I want to look into my sills...

... Chassis rails

... Sunroof runner/drain holes [cassette in roof so can't see anything]

... Behind kitchen cupboards

... Under bath

... Will think of more elaborate excuses when SWMBO picks up package from door mat

;)

* just arrived @Sat am... Excellent but (so web says) getting a stable display app is the bugga 😕

Images crystal clear but keep dropping out.

** 'USB Camera' app (look for ShenYau) = sorted gr9

;)

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