tooSavvy

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  1. 5 hours ago, TomdeGuerre said:

    2sav - Y R U speaking in tongues? 

    4x Dampers, 4x Droplinks, 2x F & 2x R Rollbar Bushes. ?'undercrackers' = undercarriage/landing upon wheels... :ph34r:

    Toyota of much Mintyness... well, bar the skaggy door... it has much to claim the Mint of Barely Used :tongue:

    2sav


  2. YaY... I have had my 'Reversing Sensors' popped thru the letterbox.....

    I am looking forward to relaxing as I reverse into my street parking, between the neighbours cars... I am really guessing atm.... there is a lot of 'VaVaVoom' hanginn out there :ohmy:

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    We will see how things work out.....

    Comes with a neat holesaw, for a clean hole in the plastic bumper... lol

     

    2sav


  3. Convoluted & Complicated [..as if] collekshunneering of Alloy Wheelnuts.

     

    Back to Pringles Breakers, by the Tyne. Proper old skool..3 High!

     

    Enquired about 16 FORD Alloy Wheelnuts = £fiver icon_razz.gif

     

    Next question... where are they? (all wheels come off/sold for tyres) "In the footwell, M8" x4 corners. icon_confused.gif

     

    Got many Fords in, I asked. "A few down the back and a few Ka in recently... alloys on them I think".

     

    So far... So clear...

     

     

    With my Vizzie + HardHat, I toddles off down the unit and out the back to the hardstanding. The yardman is passing me by and heading to get the lorry & leave.

     

    I find a Focus at floor height = 3+Locknut drivers side & same passengers side. SO SIX ! No other nuts in it, in the back seats/dash/hatch... Gahh!.

     

    No other Ford in view except for the two Ka.... YEP.... on the bloominn top shelf!! I'm not built for spiderman duties so I will drop back round next week.

     

    I paid £2 for my six, and will pay another £3 when I get the other 10 icon_mrgreen.gif

     

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    My wheels are stacked awaiting the full set of nuts... mocked here, with the new plakkie CentreCap (bath silicone stuck, because it rattles in the centre hole).

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    ..... should be well smart, I reckon icon_cool.gif

     

     

    2sav


  4. My previous (PROTON Savvy) had 'reverse bleepers' and, by heck, you can get used to them!!

    As I have bought 4foot of 'invisible rear end', and don't want to 'park by braille' :ohmy:, I have splashed £10 on this ChinkkieChooz

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    Similarly - anyone notice how LOWwwww the roofline is on these cars??? - I'm upgrading my "I AM DECELERATING...YES I'm talking to you MrBMW" lights.

    SODIALR-Red-24-LED-Car-Vehicle-Third-Bra

    Gotts to be worth £4 of anyones money.....

     

    2sav

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  5. so then....

     

    I had a few piccies sent to me showing the body generally.. and 'slight scabbiness' in particular. Nothing too terrible :ph34r:

     

    I have been working my way around the vehicle [as well as being at work all the bloominn time....] and had a bit of a shock!!

     

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    This is a 'total door seal' exterior... but it has failed/split...

     

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    ... a possibility that water has pooled/puddled at the split & had for the door skin icon_eek.gif

     

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    I had a picture of this 'pre purchase'... I believe an application of wire/flap + corrosion killer + finish painting (waxoyl on the inside) will see this through a few more winters....

     

    Replacement doors are not really 'lying around'..... so some 'Boddjitt 'n Scarper' will have to suffice.

    I will have the door card off (for fuller access) and will corrosion inhibit spray the door skin internals... likely do all 4 !!

     

    2sav


  6. Today I got shot of those godawful SunVisors...... icon_confused.gif

     

    The wouldn't swing down/stay up... out of the way... and moving them sounded like a door catching on the wing!!

     

    A quick trip along the Tyne to Ouseburn, Pringles Dismantlers, had me ahold of two of GMs finest... lately off Corsa @ £10.

     

    Off with the old

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    Rajjin the GM arm out & ramming the Toyota arm in......

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    And we now have two civilised flapperoos + they go up & down and side to side [for side sunblinding]

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    .... From Within...

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    .... and Without...

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    Can't stand $hitey crap that is no damn use.....

     

     

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  7. We are over in the lakes area for a break. 600 miles since getting her.

    Boring.. Boring.. Boring.. Refuel.. repeat :balloon:

    I have, however, noticed my 'interactive' engine temp gauge.. Normal chugging along centre position BUT if I drive on a very light throttle, gently down a long downhill, the needle drops and climbs back when I power on?

    I know easy duties lowers the engines heat output... But I would think the stat would strangle rad (well cold) to maintain engine temp??

    It heats quickly and is steady overall.. deffo got a working stat!

    2sav


  8. Hi there....

     

    I'm the 'nutty neighbour', from upstairs! (my forum is above ^^ yours alphabetically...)

    I will need 2x rear Dampers soon (MOT has them 'mist of Oil' visible advisory) and the ride is a bit shonky, to be honest....

    Has anyone got a model (1991, as mine) with the same (Webbie states them as identical) and where can we get the best value, for you who have replaced a pair recently?

    Separately >> anyone got a pair in the garage... having 'Upgraded' to some exotic spec... that are basically bookends?? Not worn out, though they are rugged old things! :smile:

     

    2sav


  9. Collected my wheels... I'm unsure they will actually go on, time will tell.

    I have looked on toyotnation and 195/50x15 seems common - but they dont seem to reference a ET number, seem to go on about 1", 2", 0" ?

    Anyway, discovered a brake light out and unscrewed the taillamp housing and swapped the twim filament bulb... Very simple fix :smile:

     

    2sav