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Space Monkey

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  1. Morning all, The rad switch for starting up the fans on my import ST202 has a snapped pin. Dealer quoted £86 for a new one. Looked around and saw hundreds for £15-20 but for engine type S3-GE. My plate says its a 3S-FE, will the 3S-GE switch fit/work on my car? Dont really want to pay over the odds for the same thing. Cheers
  2. same more? also any thoughts on the original post? thanks
  3. also are the parts going to be the same as UK spec? its a jap import and wonder if they're any different between the models
  4. hello sorry to double post a topic but i kind of need a reply quick if possible. my parking brake is binding on after ive applied it for any length of time, its not creating any heat though when driving (yet) though. It frees up after rolling back a little but it still feels sluggish at speed booked in for friday with a mechanic but we're trying to pre-order some parts. am i likely to need new cables / shoes / etc...? what usually causes this and am i best to just replace the cables and shoes now?
  5. Thanks for the reply :-) I think they meant something inside when they said a baffle, but looking around and also by your email i think the heat shield seems to be the issue. will get a good look and let you know how i get on
  6. Hey guys I have a slightly sporty exhaust but lately its getting louder. Its not blowing due to a hole, but when i accelerate i get a kind of extra noise other than the growl of the exhaust. I know sounds are hard to describe but it kind of sounds terrible around town, like a tin of nuts rattling around. My mechanic said it sounded loud during the MOT and that it could be a loose baffle, but to be honest im not sure what that means. Is there a part I can replace or something I can do to remedy it? If not what would I need to replace as part of a new exhaust system thanks
  7. did you get this looked at? mine is sticking too but getting no heat (yet) from discs
  8. you need to remove the whole back panel inside the boot. its a real pain in the ***** but the assembly is behind that, there should be 4 "screws" that pop out with a little force. its hardly easy access though hope this helps
  9. hey guys, I seem to have this same problem i think? when i apply my handbrake on a hill ive got to put quite a bit of bite on for it to hold. when i release it, the car doesnt roll, it will kind of slowly ease away and i sometimes get a metallic screeching. fairly sure its the handbrake binding on, but after a little driving there is no sign it ever occured. there is no heat from any of the discs (a sign of further binding) but i do feel a little as though im pushing it lately. the speedo drops off quicker than usual or im just imagining it. any thoughts, or do you think i have the same issue? edit - alan, how much did the cable replace set you back?
  10. im going to replace it, but just not as urgently. i get paid at the end of the month so going to get a new one then. the spare is a 15", and my wheels are 17's so might just bin the tyre
  11. saw my mechanic last night, he said he gets dozens of cases like mine. said its totally fine and the cords werent showing. glued it back down and sent me on my way. i asked if it was worth getting some strong resin to cover over it, asked if the structural integrity was compromised, if i should watch my speed...... he just smiled and said it was ok. guess i can stick that £100 back in my savings :-) just goes to show the worst doesnt always happen..... thanks for all the advice though guys
  12. about 8 month old toyo proxy tr1...... im only replacing that one, not doing both as theres hardly any wear on the others
  13. not in any event? or only for substantial damage?
  14. Morning all, Hit a curb on sat night and took a small chunk out of my front left tyre, theres a flap now. Its not losing air and any extreme rate (topped to 30psi on sat night when wheel was hot, checked this morning cold it was 28psi, diff between cold and hot could account for 2psi?). How serious do you think it is? Has anyone repaired a side wall with a garage?
  15. not at all mate, you couldnt have done much more. if it shows up again i know the places to look 1st instead of having to wait for a mechanic. going to keep a closer eye on the CV boots and any wear on the gearbox. thanks again
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