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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:


  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:


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

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



  3. Convoluted & Complicated [ 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





    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).



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




  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

    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.


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



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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!!



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



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



    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 !!



  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



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



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



    .... From Within...



    .... and Without...



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



    2sav  icon_razz.gif 

  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!


  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:



  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: