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Shiny noo zorst.


All torqued up.


I see no smoke at tickover either. Quick blat around the block, only a few whisps of smoke on acceleration. I really hope this is it. Goes back to the garage tomorrow for MoT over the weekend or Monday.

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16 minutes ago, snagglepuss said:

well done chap! Worth the battles 

Indeed it was.

The garage was pretty impressed with my work as I'd asked them just to check the torques on all the fittings I had replaced before they sent it round for the test. Not blowing my own trumpet.

It's funny how different garages pick up different things. The NS suspension arm is barely noticeable by all accounts so may last the year out, the rest can be sorted as and when.

I'm now giving it a blez up to Kent for a couple of days. Then next Sunday the Corolla's balls get replaced, so another thread on some genuine shite to update!

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With a year's ticket and a 200 mile shakedown over the last couple of days, time for a new list of jobs to do on this car over the next year.

  1. Full service including alternator belt, cam belt and water pump.
  2. Replace bottom engine pulley as I think the rubber damper in the middle of it is getting a bit knackered after 205 and it seems to vibrate a little.
  3. Sort our O/S wing repeater - the lens is cracked and mouldy, and the bulb holder is a bit grotty and has a iffy connection somewhere
  4. Check swirl flap motor connector and wiring, I think it has a broken wire or a poor connection; failing that reinstate old swirl flap motor.
  5. Replace both rear tyres - I may put the 2 y/o fronts on the back as they're about 3-4mm tread.
  6. Replace leaking headlamp washer pump
  7. Replace rear wiper blade
  8. Clear any codes that may have picked up
  9. Replace rear number plate bulbs (I have 2x 5w capless, but I'm looking at replacing with LED)
  10. Keep an eye on the rear suspension bushes and the steering inner joints as advised at MoT
  11. Replace any missing trims.
  12. Replace O/S/F front hub (that will be a mission as the driveshaft splines are still seized/rusted into it)

I'm hoping now with all the work I've done the car will be on the road for a few more years yet, if I can get her to 250k in my ownership I'll be chuffed. Going to take a few days away from car tinkering, plus the Corolla's MoT is higher priority now.

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