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#586 georgen

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

MCM are back with over one hour long video from there recent visit to Japan,
Gotta love the 48th minute of the vid where there at a Japanese car meet and the side skirt falls off the car :lol: and that's in the home of the people who brought us "Tiger Seal" best car body kit adhesive in da world,
Check-it-out y'all ;)
Lovin the Levin even more after watching this

Link would be good Lenny :P



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:53 PM

Link would be good Lenny :P

This should work mate:



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

thats only 3.27 minutes long not an hour mate :blink:



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:21 PM



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

thats only 3.27 minutes long not an hour mate :blink:

Very sorry mate,
Please see the link above to the video "KEi to the city"

Update:
Ive phoned the guys whom fitted the duplex exhaust on the focus and remapped it, got in touch with them today and made an appointment for next week to have the replacement Cat fitted to the Levin and get the exhaust leak sorted,
Perhaps straighten the back box too, depending on price I'm at for the essential repairs first.

The guys are masters at creating exhaust systems and well i should have gone there in the first place but i thought the local mechanic would have fixed all the leaks but unfortunately not...
Seems the flange joining the cat on both ends has decayed and is "firp fap fap" when laying off the throttles,
So to get the job done right first time, ive made an apointment to see the professionals and have it sorted for the MOT
They are 127km drive away from me but well worth the journey,
They said on the phone they dont really like fitting second hand parts as they generally break in a few months, but in this case a few months time is all i need to borrow,
Once ive gotten the MOT done, i can send a copy of the cert to the insurance company whom will then give me the insurance cert for the windscreen,
I can then work on sorting timing belt etc.

If this fix on the exhaust can last me until the end of April/ start of may,
i should then have pieced together a 2.5" 200 cell cat and the Varex remote 2.5"-4"exit remote muffler,
ill go back to the exhaust specialist to have the two parts fitted aswell as custom bending the pipes to fill in the gaps between cat and varex to make it all sing,
The manifold should stay good for me hopefully until Christmas ill then look in to purchasing the legendary fujisubo 4-2-1 extractor manifold from Japan for the ultimate Church Organ style experience really let that twin cam bwaaa! Like it should :D

Hopfully next weeks visit doesnt cost me much, hopefully get the two tyres aswell but we will see,
Will be a reliefe to have the exaust sorted

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:02 PM

thats only 3.27 minutes long not an hour mate :blink:


just not good enough leonardo!!!

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

just not good enough leonardo!!!

ya dirt bird :lol:

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:30 PM

Just finished watching Kei to the City. I had to watch it over 2 days! Really worth the wait as they had not uploaded anything since last year! Can't wait for the new season to begin. 

Lenny, you going back to Souhan in Trim for the exhaust? Their work is pretty impressive.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:52 PM

Lenny a quick compression test an sniff test this checks for exhaust gases in coolant this will tell u your head gasket but also in cold weather u will always get bit cream at oil cap an bit white smoke it's usually from short drives to work or shops condensation build up in engine


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:55 PM

Lenny a quick compression test an sniff test this checks for exhaust gases in coolant this will tell u your head gasket but also in cold weather u will always get bit cream at oil cap an bit white smoke it's usually from short drives to work or shops condensation build up in engine


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

Lenny, you going back to Souhan in Trim for the exhaust? Their work is pretty impressive.

I will be mate,
I've gotta purchase the Varex remote muffler and 200 cell sport cat first, then bring it to them for fitting and filling in the gaps to create the full system,
Next week is just a repair job to get me through the MOT the job local mechanic done on it didn't last the week that it was on the road, getting louder the more its been driven, seems his exhaust fitting skills aren't as good as his mechanical skills, so instead of throwing him another 90 euro to further educate himself on the art of exhaust fitting on my car.
I figured better cut out the middle man and go straight to the professional,
Ill get a price on fitting the new system while I'm there,
I will then be able to gauge a time frame for piecing together the bits and having them fit it.
Souhans are IMO the best custom exhaust specialist in Ireland aswell as the only registered Magna flow dealer in the country, will be a privilege to have them piece together the new system.
Shame its all hidden under the car because its a streamline work of art, perfect welds and everything.

Lenny a quick compression test an sniff test this checks for exhaust gases in coolant this will tell u your head gasket but also in cold weather u will always get bit cream at oil cap an bit white smoke it's usually from short drives to work or shops condensation build up in engine

Thanks mate,
Ill get it checked before having the timing belt done etc. But it has been doing 24km trips each way to work and home at night and early mornings so its looking like its been caused by cold starts and short journeys thankfully,
But ill get the compression test done and sniff test before having timing done etc.
Cheers

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

Update:
Done a bit of searching on Ireland's free adds websites, found one called Adverts.ie also available as an App on Android,

Long story short
I'm off on an 8 hour road trip in two weeks time,
Collecting a replacement rear bumper as the fixings are broken on the drivers side brackets, been like that since purchase, maybe an easy fix but picked up a replacement for 40 euro, a better option for fitting the custom rear lip from Russia as the replacement bumper will be a smooth fit.

Also on the road trip ill be collecting a set of Trueno headlights with indicator units, these will look much better on the black body instead of the existing chrome units

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And finally the last part of the trip involves collecting a replacement interior glove box compartment which hasn't sustained any scratch damage unlike the one currently fitted to the Levin.

The list of parts to purchase for the exterior is almost complete now,
Just to purchase the rear lip,
And keep an eye out for a carbon fibre bonnet, blend in nice and subtle on the black car, aswell as shaving 15kg off the front end.

Never expected to get this far in to the project without having to purchase a single item from Japan its mad,
:lol: PJDM
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:56 PM

Looking good there Lenny. Where abouts are you going in your trip round Ireland?



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:15 AM

Looking good there Lenny. Where abouts are you going in your trip round Ireland?

Due to risk of possible jeopardization i generally don't like discussing where I'm going and what I'm doing on the open internet i generally prefer to post progress as i have been and done it,

But just this once I've to go to Monaghan town, Kingscourt Co.Cavan, and Ardagh Co.Longford think ill break up the journey though ill do Cavan and Ardagh on the Saturday, stay in my mothers in Co.Monaghan Saturday night and go to Monaghan town on Sunday to collect the glovebox before returning home to co.wexford.
Lucky to have the locations in a streamline direction, i know postage is always an option but given the rarety of the trueno lights for sale and the size of the glovebox, unlike the focus: the glovebox door doesn't come separately its one big unit as you can see in the image below:

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Postage on the three items would be around 60 euro the diesel would cost around 80 euro, not as much waste packaging to dispose of, and in some cases i meet fellow enthusiasts and a log of names & numbers to connect other enthusiasts to that are in search of AE111 parts,

I think i was a squirl in a past life lol i get great enjoyment out of locating a piece for the car, going and meeting the person directly then taking it home cleaning it up and fitting the piece to the car almost better than !Removed! it has a few days or in some cases a few weeks build up to the climax,
Bit by bit projecting the image in my mind on to the car in the drive growing the love.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:04 AM

Jeez Lenny. Kudos to you for driving that much to pick up all these parts. Btw, how do you find the time to do all this? I wish I had your enthusiasm. Maybe Vicki knows your secret to such energy :P



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