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4 new injectors later and the Clio os running better than ever.

 

Now, the mechanic mentioned checking thw injector plugs. He said that they just pulled out. Pretty sure he was referring to 2 and 4.

 

These should not pull out but when I was refitting them tonight, number 1 would not stay in. It turns out that because the plug retaining sptings are so fiddly, they looked correctly seated from top but the hidden side was not in fact located. So I made sure these were all correctly installed.

 

It also idles better now too so pretty pleased with all that.

 

Like leaving the party when it's cresting, I am now thinking of selling or Roffling. I value it at £1400 though so might be too dear.

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Someone popped up in my thread over on the blue recently because they'd spotted a Princess in Finland.  No really.  I can't figure out what the wheels are that it's wearing and it's bugging me.  Anyone know?  They're not Volvo 240.  On the assumption there's no adaptors, they'll be 4x114.3 and since they don't look too massive, they'll likely either be 14" as per Princess, or perhaps a 15".  I'm guessing they're off something Japanese.  I don't really know what sort of cars are about in Finland.

 

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Someone popped up in my thread over on the blue recently because they'd spotted a Princess in Finland.  No really.  I can't figure out what the wheels are that it's wearing and it's bugging me.  Anyone know?  They're not Volvo 240.  On the assumption there's no adaptors, they'll be 4x114.3 and since they don't look too massive, they'll likely either be 14" as per Princess, or perhaps a 15".  I'm guessing they're off something Japanese.  I don't really know what sort of cars are about in Finland.

 

Look like 1980s Mitsubishi L300 to me ?

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Someone popped up in my thread over on the blue recently because they'd spotted a Princess in Finland. No really. I can't figure out what the wheels are that it's wearing and it's bugging me. Anyone know?

Look a bit VW maybe? My parents had a 1976 Passat with similar ones.

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They do look very Mitsubishi L300, but like the Volvo suggestion they're a 5 stud, whichi s one too many. I'm pretty sure that all VW cars of that era were 4x100 including the Passat and the steels on those were smaller holes and more of them, even though the design is otherwise similar.

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I'm pretty sure that all VW cars of that era were 4x100 including the Passat and the steels on those were smaller holes and more of them, even though the design is otherwise similar.

Yep, you're right. I found a picture of my early 80s Passat, I thought they looked familiar but they're actually very different.

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What size engine, not all Toyotas kill themselves when the belt goes.

 

In fact, unless it's a 1.8 in which case it may or may not depending on engine code there isn't a 4 cyl belted petrol Toyota engine that hits its valves.

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Dislike :(

 

Non-interference?

 

What size engine, not all Toyotas kill themselves when the belt goes.

 

In fact, unless it's a 1.8 in which case it may or may not depending on engine code there isn't a 4 cyl belted petrol Toyota engine that hits its valves.

 

4E-FE 1332cc in the Corolla. Some sources say interference, others say non-interference. Stanky of this parish has said they're non-interference, as have 2 Toyota forums I perused. Thankfully it happened at tickover and not high speed.

 

I can't get the sodding crank timing pulley off though, so I need to borrow a breaker bar and impact socket to get that off.

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Audi hood isn't as watertight as I thought.

 

Nice wee waterfall from the driver's door seal when I moved off afternthe car was parked all day in heavy rain.

 

The seal looks fine so I will cut a sliver from a spare one that came off my old Astra Coupe and fill out the hollow in the seal so water can't sit in it.

 

I have gelled really well with this car so far though!

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bramz's latest purchase was a local car to me, so it'd be rude not to tag along.

 

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The seller said the expansion tank was bubbling up, so fingers crossed he makes it home OK. It's a tidy car otherwise, and giffer owned from new.

That was a really boring drive back. In a good way of course. It literally felt as if I blew out all the cobwebs on the way back as it was stodgy on the motorway to begin with, then loosened up really well. Thermostat is pretty cack though, it ran worryingly cold at speeds above 50.

 

Other than that and a terrible exhaust rattle it all seems rather happy.

 

800 immobilisers are absolute trash mind you.

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Someone popped up in my thread over on the blue recently because they'd spotted a Princess in Finland.  No really.  I can't figure out what the wheels are that it's wearing and it's bugging me.  Anyone know?  They're not Volvo 240.  On the assumption there's no adaptors, they'll be 4x114.3 and since they don't look too massive, they'll likely either be 14" as per Princess, or perhaps a 15".  I'm guessing they're off something Japanese.  I don't really know what sort of cars are about in Finland.

 

I think they could be off the first FWD Galant.

 

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My brain works incredibly slowly so it has taken me a few days to make what should be a very simple decision. I concluded that the only reason I wanted to sell my 172 is because I was afraid it would break again. Unless I replace it with something boring and new, then the next car will be no different in that respect.

 

Another shiter put it much better "It will break again, it's when it stops being fun when it's working, then you know it's time to sell". A decent bit of closure there!

 

The Audi simply works, looks gr9 in my eyes and it also wafts rather well so that provides some comfort that I can still get about.

 

Almost forgot about the Corsa! It will want an MOT, hopefully it won't need too much in light of the low mileage it has covered since the last time and it has had new tyres too. I am scheduled to take it to it's annual trip to the Viva Vauxhall Show in Crail on 12th May, unfortunately that's the day after it's MOT :shock:

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