The Green Goddess

Started by H1GRM, October 18, 2018, 08:36

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Carolyn

You have wisely purchased one the very special cars in the club.

It's a keeper.  It's an exhibit!

Please, please, take look at the underside of my 2001 MR S.  No sprayed goop underneath and absolutely clean and sorted.

Once a car has been gooped - that's it.  Someone else coming along has to deal with that stuff when they want to work on it, and any future prospective owner will wonder what it's hiding. You wouldn't do it to a truly valuable classic!

My car gets used rear round.  I wash the underside using a pressure washer and 'Salgon', to remove any salt, a couple of times during winter and once in spring. 

I detail the underside once a year.

Take a look at the picture at the bottom of my thread....

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Call the midlife!

Just to build on Carolyn's advice above, there was a photo posted on the Facebook page this week of a cracked subframe that you couldn't see any surface rust etc on because it was coated in some form of waxy gunk which had also cracked the same as the subframe.


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H1GRM

Quote from: Carolyn on November 24, 2018, 19:33
You have wisely purchased one the very special cars in the club.

It's a keeper.  It's an exhibit!

Please, please, take look at the underside of my 2001 MR S.  No sprayed goop underneath and absolutely clean and sorted.

Once a car has been gooped - that's it.  Someone else coming along has to deal with that stuff when they want to work on it, and any future prospective owner will wonder what it's hiding. You wouldn't do it to a truly valuable classic!

My car gets used rear round.  I wash the underside using a pressure washer and 'Salgon', to remove any salt, a couple of times during winter and once in spring. 

I detail the underside once a year.

Take a look at the picture at the bottom of my thread....

https://www.mr2roc.org/forum/index.php?topic=63866.0#lastPost

Thanks Carolyn, Its so difficult to know whats best. Even on this Forum you get opposing views confidently stating the why's and wherefores for what they have done, let alone searching the Interweb....
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H1GRM

So the Goddess was out again yesterday. 3 days in a row!!!! unfortunately the weather didn't hold and the roof had to go up. Hope Ardent isn't to harsh with a backlash (:< >:)
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shnazzle

Great to see greenie getting loved! Such a beaut

You're absolutely right about opposing views on the forum and elsewhere. The difference on the forum is that all of the for and against arguments are backed by reason and evidence where possible.
While we can't (always) give the "right" answer, all the information is there for you to base your own decision on.
That's part of the reason I love the forum.
And people are open to suggestions

...neutiquam erro.

Ardent

Quote from: H1GRM on November 24, 2018, 19:05
Stamford and back via Spalding not another 2 to flash at either
Exclusivity my friend.  :notworthy:

Ardent

Quote from: H1GRM on November 26, 2018, 13:01
So the Goddess was out again yesterday. 3 days in a row!!!! unfortunately the weather didn't hold and the roof had to go up. Hope Ardent isn't to harsh with a backlash (:< >:)
Ardent is cool with using the roof for it's intended purpose of keeping the interior and owner dry.

H1GRM

Not so many chances to get the Goddess out lately but did manage a couple of hours "topdown" on Saturday. Lots of "look at that crazy bugger" stares so enjoyed it all the more.  :-)
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shnazzle

Yup. Had my roof down today as well. Funny looks all over the place. Care I do not
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1979scotte

Quote from: shnazzle on December 10, 2018, 16:43
Yup. Had my roof down today as well. Funny looks all over the place. Care I do not

I swear they think you're being an attention whore when all you are trying to do is enjoy yourself.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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delhusband

Quote from: 1979scotte on December 10, 2018, 18:57
Quote from: shnazzle on December 10, 2018, 16:43
Yup. Had my roof down today as well. Funny looks all over the place. Care I do not

I swear they think you're being an attention whore when all you are trying to do is enjoy yourself.
Had mine top down in Aberdeen on Saturday, the people I met said I was "Brave"
Hate pointy animals

Joesson

But the "people" don't know about the 2's heater !

H1GRM

Meet up with Ardent today, more top down fun. Could have talked for hours but had to get back for the evening coaching session.

Ran a bit late so didn't swap the cars over and The Goddess ended up getting sprayed by a gritter, bloody annoying...

Thanks for the info Jason.

Picture attached.
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Ardent

As above
Great to have met up with Greg and seeing greeny in the flesh again.  :notworthy: :notworthy:
Almost had a siblings re-united feel about it.

What are the chances of two random owners meeting up independantly in a store car park and parking next to each other.
The MR2 gods were clearly smiling upon us today.

Great to have met up with you, other pressing matters aside, I'm sure we would have still been talking 2's now.
Greeny the green godess has found a new full fat enthuisastic/proud owner.

Chilli Girl

Quote from: H1GRM on December 14, 2018, 21:33
Meet up with Ardent today, more top down fun. Could have talked for hours but had to get back for the evening coaching session.

Ran a bit late so didn't swap the cars over and The Goddess ended up getting sprayed by a gritter, bloody annoying...

Thanks for the info Jason.

Picture attached.

Great pic guys!   :)
Ex owners of Chilli red facelift 52 reg called Chilli, silver 55 reg called Foxy and blue pfl W reg MR-S called Sapphire. Now 2 less!

Ardent

Greg. I will post other info across shortly.

Also a couple of pics in, what have you done.....

s12vea

Car still looking great!! Even better with a nice sable parked by its side :)
** FL Sable Grey **
** Ex TTE Turbos **
Another one won't hurt  .....

H1GRM

So there is a box under the tree which I know has the "shiny bits" in to finish the Goddess's rear end.... looking forward to fitting that after Christmas.

Planning ahead I probably ought to get an OBD II reader in the new year. Most posts on the forum seem to recommend the Torque Pro App for the phone but there does not seem to be any specific recommendations for the actual reader.

All recommendations gratefully received from you helpful Ladies & Gents.  :notworthy:

Hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas.

Greg & the Green Goddess
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shnazzle

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Quote from: H1GRM on December 24, 2018, 10:01
So there is a box under the tree which I know has the "shiny bits" in to finish the Goddess's rear end.... looking forward to fitting that after Christmas.

Planning ahead I probably ought to get an OBD II reader in the new year. Most posts on the forum seem to recommend the Torque Pro App for the phone but there does not seem to be any specific recommendations for the actual reader.

All recommendations gratefully received from you helpful Ladies & Gents.  :notworthy:

Hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas.

Greg & the Green Goddess
OBDLink LX.

I know it's pricey... But I've had at least 4 other cheap OBD devices and they either broke, disconnected intermittently, drained battery or were very slow.
The OBDLink has connected to every car I've put it in instantly, I have it plugged in permanently, and it's noticeably faster. Also, it supports more functions.

So yes, a 4 quid ebay one works fine for the occasional code read. But if you want a lasting solution... It's worth the outlay.

If you know someone in the US who comes over to UK, ask them to buy it and save almost 45% as the UK price is almost double that of the USA price

If you're on iPhoney then unfortunately you have to get the pricier MX version. But that's your punishment for having an iPhone :)
...neutiquam erro.

H1GRM

Thanks Shnazzle,

I will look at that.

I am on android (Samsung S7) so a bit cheaper and have friends who occasionally go to the states for various reasons so maybe wait for their next trip. I haven't had the dreaded EML on yet so its just a precaution really. 

All the best Greg
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Ardent

Greg

The bonus is, with the Torque app, its not just for reading and clearing codes. All sorts of parameters you can monitor.
Like a heart rate monitor for the car. Only lots of different hearts, if you will. (I know you will understand)

Fuel trims long and short reveal an awful lot about the overall well being of the engine. (think in terms of lactate) The closer to 0% the readings the better.
Nice to see what the O2 sensors are doing.
All sorts of things you can monitor.

H1GRM

Quote from: Ardent on December 24, 2018, 22:43
Greg

The bonus is, with the Torque app, its not just for reading and clearing codes. All sorts of parameters you can monitor.
Like a heart rate monitor for the car. Only lots of different hearts, if you will. (I know you will understand)

Fuel trims long and short reveal an awful lot about the overall well being of the engine. (think in terms of lactate) The closer to 0% the readings the better.
Nice to see what the O2 sensors are doing.
All sorts of things you can monitor.

:notworthy: :notworthy: Thanks Jase,

Do people run with the OBD reader plugged in all the time?

Greg
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shnazzle

Quote from: H1GRM on December 25, 2018, 10:12
Quote from: Ardent on December 24, 2018, 22:43
Greg

The bonus is, with the Torque app, its not just for reading and clearing codes. All sorts of parameters you can monitor.
Like a heart rate monitor for the car. Only lots of different hearts, if you will. (I know you will understand)

Fuel trims long and short reveal an awful lot about the overall well being of the engine. (think in terms of lactate) The closer to 0% the readings the better.
Nice to see what the O2 sensors are doing.
All sorts of things you can monitor.

:notworthy: :notworthy: Thanks Jase,

Do people run with the OBD reader plugged in all the time?

Greg
I do
...neutiquam erro.

Petrus

Quote from: shnazzle on December 25, 2018, 10:39

Do people run with the OBD reader plugged in all the time?


Mine has an on/off switch so yes. Otherwise I would not as it does use current.

I have involved my son /16 y.o.) with it. Hé has the app on his phone and can see revs., throttle %, braking and a whole lot more live. I think the app uses the accelerometer of his phone to combine data in a cool screen.

Ardent

Greg
I have done.

As well as the live stuff, the torque app can be set to record the data for analysis later, quite funky when you import the data in to google maps and zoom in. Have oly used torque pro myself. but think there is another that is highly rated. Think it's called Dash command. (to be confirmed by others)

I would take @shnazzle advice and just buy a quality one in the first place, I'm on my second cheapo, initial connecting was bit of a faff.