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Old 21-04-2008, 06:26 AM   #121
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Rain - no cars but have been polishing off some stuff at t5he same time polishing off a few drinks. I think I eat some metal polish at the same time actually.
so too many drinks huh before typing this above post? lol

i did my spark plugs today, noticed alot of oil on the treading of no.4, so will have to investigate that out at some stage.
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Old 21-04-2008, 09:43 AM   #122
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I change my IAC valve and it didn't do anything, it has a mind of its own now, with what seems like no purpose at all..... Lame.

So in reality my idle has gone from a constant 1000, to a now variable 800-1300.

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Old 21-04-2008, 10:07 AM   #123
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800 is normal

1300 is probably normal when its cold
Maybe it doesnt know the engine temp. Is the temp guage working ?

Have you tried checking for error codes ? Search the site - there's info somewhere.
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Old 21-04-2008, 12:06 PM   #124
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Got my lotus style skirts installed on the weekend. Probably shouldve used the money to fix my idle problem though LOL. I'll get round to it soon.
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Old 21-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #125
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lawsy my BP idles at 750, a touch above 1000 when cold with no issues. try turning the idle down a little
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Old 21-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #126
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Handed over the keys to the panel beater, no car for 8 days *tear*.
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Old 21-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #127
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Handed over the keys to the panel beater, no car for 8 days *tear*.
car's been in my panel beater since - 6th of FEb this year. - He said 6 to 8 weeks.
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Old 25-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #128
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finally put new bushes in front sway links,replaced front strut,replaced another fuel pump/upgraded also..and found out my speedo cable has snapped.
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Old 26-04-2008, 12:37 AM   #129
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Checked all fluids after last nights drive to the coast, washed and vacuumed aswell as put my eyelids on thursday arvo...
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Old 27-04-2008, 06:03 AM   #130
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drove it over a raised bumps and smacked the sump and engine rail against the tarmac 3 times. over cooked the brakes and tyres between beerburrem, beerwah, peachester and kilcoy.

suspension is getting a complete overhaul asap with hieght being raised 20mm and it to becorner weighted evenly between 4 four wheels.

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Old 27-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #131
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Old 30-04-2008, 11:25 AM   #132
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iv installed a front strut bar the toher day, i ripped out all old boot install and have started to measure up and design a new setup, and i am waiting to hear back from an engineer to get 18;s put on.
other than that coz its raining all the time the car is covered in dirt etc.
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Old 30-04-2008, 11:47 AM   #133
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I put some MX5 rims on the Hardtop last night...



...as i've sold the OZ Racing 'Polaris'.


and finally remembered to take a pic of the nice little MS badge i've had in for a few weeks.

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Old 30-04-2008, 12:11 PM   #134
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I put some MX5 rims on the Hardtop last night...



...as i've sold the OZ Racing 'Polaris'.


and finally remembered to take a pic of the nice little MS badge i've had in for a few weeks.

Oh God, it really does look like a dunger now who got the said rims??

Where and how much was that badge? I want one!!!
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Old 30-04-2008, 12:28 PM   #135
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Oh God, it really does look like a dunger now who got the said rims??

Where and how much was that badge? I want one!!!
yeah, it's quite ghetto now LOL. I'll let the new owner reveal the rims when they get them on.

And that chrome metal MS badge was off the YJ auctions. Never seem one before or since, but it's off a Eunos Roadster/MX5 (and actually sticks over the Eunos badge on the boot). Not cheap!
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Old 30-04-2008, 12:38 PM   #136
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And that chrome metal MS badge was off the YJ auctions. Never seem one before or since, but it's off a Eunos Roadster/MX5 (and actually sticks over the Eunos badge on the boot). Not cheap!
Ah true, well if another comes up can ya let me know? would look good on the cup holder cover in mine, like where bradsp20 has his protege323 badge...
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Old 30-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #137
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replaced fuel pressure regulator,mine was playing up.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:16 AM   #138
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Changed my rear brake pads.

Went to change the rear swaybar linkages with fatass nolathane ones, but I didn't have the right size die to increase the thread length towards the middle (I knew I'd have to, but when done I'll have slightly shorter linkages, increasing the pre tension on the bar, which in turn will ramp its torsion rate up. Yes, my car is beginning to handle quite well). When I bother getting the front strut bar (badly needed) and eventually an anti lift kit, and a 5mm spring packer for the front, she'll be the best handling astina on the road :P

Lets just say that keeping to the speed limit (80), and never going below said limit through section one of old pac is about as easy as falling asleep with anesthetic.

Infact, its easier.

The only hard part is not falling out of my standard SOHC seats.

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Old 01-05-2008, 09:39 AM   #139
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Shiny badge! I wants. It's rounded though? What kind of car has a round badge
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:47 AM   #140
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Sway bar links now with extra thread and tension (the bushings that I'm using now are about twice the diameter of the ones recommended for astina's. Thus, I can tighten them more, and the load will be distributed more evenly so the same overall pressure is applied to the bush, while giving the bar a more 'direct' feel, all at the same time . Aren't I a clever dick? Maybe just a dick... ).
BTW, my links are always on an angle, as the arm length of the swaybar is about half an inch too long. This means I have to tighten them up even more... Which is a bit annoying, because one side of the bush is far too tight, and the other side is only just tight enough...
These are meant to be custom bent sway bars, too, and they still couldn't get it right... (then again, because of the stuff around, I didn't pay for the custom job, but still it would have been nice... It would have increased the apparent rate of the bar though; which would be sick!).

Anyways, I can easily get the tail to swing in the dry now, with a "turn-in-lift-off-then-flick-the-other-way" maneuver, but without a whole lot of input (not a massive pendulum attempt required). It allows me to control the tail of the car with the throttle, its great. You setup the car for the corner, load the outside up, ease off just slightly before the apex, then nail it again. The nose tucks in allowing you to just point out of the corner with full throttle (well half throttle to most here, as my full throttle pales in comparison). It feels so rock solid stable at speed too. Love it! Just need that strut brace and anti lift kit now to get the front end a little more sorted ><

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