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Toyotally Fixerating Bitz 'n Bobs.. A Diary

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Strange Fact!.....

 

.. this is an 'automatic' spec rad, for the E9x Corolla - and came with two brass connectors for the Trans Cooling pipes [discarded].

 

It is described as 'compatible' with the T171 Carina II BUT is about 2" narrower  :? ...

 

The front box/hole in the car is completely filled with this width of rad.... therefore some of the 'factory' rad must have been shrouded in any case....

 

I'm well chuffed for £18  :-P  Eh?

 

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TS

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I noticed (as I was under the car at the exhaust place) that a good streak of engine oil is smeared over the subframe... It is coming down the front, from the Cambox Cover seal [TADTS].

 

I popped £13 for this lot....

 

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... I have a bit of Blue Hylomar non setting in my toolbox but thought A BIG TUBE wouldn't go amiss  :-P

 

Not the most demanding of 'spannering tasks' so I will D-I-Y

 

TS

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A really smashing chap, on RR 'south of the border', is sorting me a mintolla Carina II grille.

 

Anyone make a guess at how much 'crossing the briney' from Eire is going to cost me? Postal packet or courier rates best??

 

Not very heavy....

 

 

TS

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Well.. Home again. 275 miles of 'usual service, sir' :)

 

.... however... :(

 

My rear n/s tyre was down to 17lbs [looking squidgy] so I buzzed it up with my leccy pump and dropped by my local ATS for a 'nail check'... 2 nails, 2" apart - like skinny panel pins.

 

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*not of relevance to those living in block paved heaven*

 

Having BtL properties all along our terraced street, we have odd-jobbie types doing 'eviction repairs'/working out of the back of the transit... Hence a litany of chipboard screws &or brads/others are to be found in the gutter or pretty much anywhere else :( :(

 

Whilst the ATS guy was driving the car into the shed - window down - he informs me he thinks the NEW exhaust is leaking/chuffing.

Whizzes it up and announces it is split where the 2into1 pipes are joined just under the manifold flange. Faulty weld.

 

He will whang on another... Tuesday :)

 

Warranty work = gold plated YaY

 

He will settle the two plug/repairs then... but he may swing it as inconvenience for the faulty ex ;)

 

 

TS

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My PAS belt whelped like a beaten whippet t'other day... It was a cold night, I had just fired up and the PAS kicked back through the steering wheel like someone was heaving on the front wheels...  :-(

 

However...

 

My MOT guys swapped both the WP & PAS last month, I supplied the belts from the factors, so >> they are doing me a 'No Charge' NipUp.. tomorrow @9AM  :-P

 

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In my motoring life, I have owned a total of 1 jap motor **.....a Toyota starlet...I think they are a soulless car, BUT, in their defence they do seem to do a duracell bunny and keep on going....

 

** and 2 Protons - which were based on jap..... :D

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