Started by MrChris, March 20, 2022, 19:52
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Quote from: J88TEO on March 25, 2022, 08:42Invest in a ball joint separator - faily cheap. I bought one when doing my Lexus struts.
Quote from: MrChris on March 25, 2022, 10:09Something like this: Amazon splitter thingy ?
Quote from: J88TEO on March 25, 2022, 10:13Yes...
Quote from: shnazzle on March 21, 2022, 20:14It's never failed MOT before and it's been much the same for a good few years now. The BC springs rust very quickly. I remember when I first moved to this house, 6 years ago, I had the car up and I remarked to Helen on how surprised I was at the amount of rust.The sale add for the a-arms that went to Nvy is still viewable. Should have the part number on it. You need to get the right ones. Yaris or Scion from the US. I forgot who bought them. @Nvy I think. He may be able to confirm they're 100% right by nowCome to think of the brakes... I didn't get to the rears. I had a set of EBC yellowstuff for the rears. I was going to put those on, clean the brakes and fit the spacers. Lockdown hit.So, I did the fronts (hence the new discs and fresh yellowstuff pads) but not the rears. Give the pins a go with some fine sandpaper and plenty ceratec. But a refurb kit is only 35gbp...For the springs, can always give them a brush and a coat of black hammerite haha.
Quote from: shnazzle on June 18, 2022, 21:56Guessing the ol' girl is off to the crusher's by now?Sad really. I was still happily hooning around in it not long ago.It definitely didn't seem end-of-life. But then I can't remember the last time I had the front bumper off, and that hole in the subframe will always puzzle me. Only thing I can think is that the subframe I replaced the original with had a shitty repair job hidden under that paint. Funny to think how many hours I spent on/under that car. End of an era.
Quote from: MrChris on July 9, 2022, 11:23Back on the ground and ready for its MOT on Tuesday, wish me luck...Final things to do are to work out why the driver's side seat rocks forward under braking (passenger's does not) and figure out why passenger window switch doesn't work. Hopefully both simple things.Drive is in a bit of a state after oil changing/sump changing/Dinitrol You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: Carolyn on July 9, 2022, 11:51Window switch: I take it you don't have it turned off?
Quote from: shnazzle on July 9, 2022, 17:52Wrt the seats; maybe possible I didn't align the rails properly when I swapped the seats?Try loosening the bolts and then pulling the handle. Maybe it's just slightly out of alignment. It usually means the holes don't line up, which they definitely did,but worth a shot.
Quote from: MrChris on July 9, 2022, 18:52Checked that, your alignment is all good I took the seats out to have a good look, on the picture where I've circled in red is the mechanism where the handle locks and unlocks the rails. This has play in it to varying degrees across all four rails, the drivers side being the worst. Any idea how this can be adjusted without dismantling the seats?You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: shnazzle on July 9, 2022, 19:05Never heard of that being adjustable. Had a look at the manual and that shows nothing.It might also have to do with the reclining lever, as the rails unlock when you put it in recline.I can't remember these seats doing that when they were in Helen's car. Just asked Helen and she said that same (she spent all the time in those seats). Which points to an install issue. Does it seem to do it with the seats out of the car?
Quote from: MrChris on July 9, 2022, 19:20Yeah it's more pronounced in both seats when out of the car. I wonder if some sort of circlip would work? Basically the things circled red are held in with some kind of pin so would be a pain to get out. A circlip type thing could fill the gap I'd imagine.
Quote from: shnazzle on July 9, 2022, 19:24Worth a shot!I've definitely had it in other mr2s (and mine, but not those seats) where I've moved the seat and I didn't latch it properly and it clicks into place when I accelerate or brake. But the seat lunging forward is new to me.Maybe the spring has lost tension?
Quote from: shnazzle on July 12, 2022, 09:42Bugger! The VIN panel will be the door that I replaced. Didn't even know it was on there.