Sable daily workhorse

Started by B_Tank88, August 6, 2019, 09:48

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B_Tank88

Ran out of fuel this morning! Luckily was still on the drive.

My trust levels of the fuel gauge have dropped a bit!
2004 MR2 Roadster Sable/Red<br />2005 Corsa 1.2<br />2003 E46 M3 Coupe SMG

B_Tank88

I'm pleased to say the car is running absolutely on point so far.

Oil consumptions seems to have gotten better, it was consistently consuming ~1600miles per litre for about 3-4 checks, but from my last oil top up I have done 4000 miles and the dipstick is still about 30% covered in oil.

Recently, the car had developed an intermittent grinding coming from front right wheel. After a speed bump this morning it got really bad so I pulled over. The brake dust shield was rusted through and just hanging on, I ended up ripping it off.

Do I need to replace this or can I just run it without?

My red roof is starting to get some green algae on it in some areas, I'm hoping a good jet wash will get this off when the weather gets better.
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1979scotte

Most people don't bother replacing its a PITA.
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Ardent

Quote from: B_Tank88 on February  3, 2021, 10:31I'm pleased to say the car is running absolutely on point so far.

Oil consumptions seems to have gotten better, it was consistently consuming ~1600miles per litre for about 3-4 checks, but from my last oil top up I have done 4000 miles and the dipstick is still about 30% covered in oil.

Recently, the car had developed an intermittent grinding coming from front right wheel. After a speed bump this morning it got really bad so I pulled over. The brake dust shield was rusted through and just hanging on, I ended up ripping it off.

Do I need to replace this or can I just run it without?

My red roof is starting to get some green algae on it in some areas, I'm hoping a good jet wash will get this off when the weather gets better.
If your roof is vinyl, then this stuff has good reviews.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15901773/fenwicks-cleaner-for-awnings-and-tents-1-litre-15901773/?istCompanyId=c2ec8a5d-93c1-4850-a97a-f4d89d7c99c8&istFeedId=2755fba0-7dfe-46a9-bfd0-09b37aed8b93&istItemId=wapiiwlqx&istBid=t&gclid=CjwKCAiAsOmABhAwEiwAEBR0Zs4fpwc_75YVr9C9ulzOS9USxwmvYaSnZnji9sM-dMBkMymaSq43khoCP60QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

B_Tank88

Quote from: Ardent on February  3, 2021, 22:06
Quote from: B_Tank88 on February  3, 2021, 10:31I'm pleased to say the car is running absolutely on point so far.

Oil consumptions seems to have gotten better, it was consistently consuming ~1600miles per litre for about 3-4 checks, but from my last oil top up I have done 4000 miles and the dipstick is still about 30% covered in oil.

Recently, the car had developed an intermittent grinding coming from front right wheel. After a speed bump this morning it got really bad so I pulled over. The brake dust shield was rusted through and just hanging on, I ended up ripping it off.

Do I need to replace this or can I just run it without?

My red roof is starting to get some green algae on it in some areas, I'm hoping a good jet wash will get this off when the weather gets better.
If your roof is vinyl, then this stuff has good reviews.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15901773/fenwicks-cleaner-for-awnings-and-tents-1-litre-15901773/?istCompanyId=c2ec8a5d-93c1-4850-a97a-f4d89d7c99c8&istFeedId=2755fba0-7dfe-46a9-bfd0-09b37aed8b93&istItemId=wapiiwlqx&istBid=t&gclid=CjwKCAiAsOmABhAwEiwAEBR0Zs4fpwc_75YVr9C9ulzOS9USxwmvYaSnZnji9sM-dMBkMymaSq43khoCP60QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

It's a cloth/fabric roof from Jack Smith.

I was thinking a careful jet wash after some soap and sponge work may get rid of it, unless there is a specific product for it.
2004 MR2 Roadster Sable/Red<br />2005 Corsa 1.2<br />2003 E46 M3 Coupe SMG

1979scotte

Quote from: B_Tank88 on February  8, 2021, 09:06
Quote from: Ardent on February  3, 2021, 22:06
Quote from: B_Tank88 on February  3, 2021, 10:31I'm pleased to say the car is running absolutely on point so far.

Oil consumptions seems to have gotten better, it was consistently consuming ~1600miles per litre for about 3-4 checks, but from my last oil top up I have done 4000 miles and the dipstick is still about 30% covered in oil.

Recently, the car had developed an intermittent grinding coming from front right wheel. After a speed bump this morning it got really bad so I pulled over. The brake dust shield was rusted through and just hanging on, I ended up ripping it off.

Do I need to replace this or can I just run it without?

My red roof is starting to get some green algae on it in some areas, I'm hoping a good jet wash will get this off when the weather gets better.
If your roof is vinyl, then this stuff has good reviews.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15901773/fenwicks-cleaner-for-awnings-and-tents-1-litre-15901773/?istCompanyId=c2ec8a5d-93c1-4850-a97a-f4d89d7c99c8&istFeedId=2755fba0-7dfe-46a9-bfd0-09b37aed8b93&istItemId=wapiiwlqx&istBid=t&gclid=CjwKCAiAsOmABhAwEiwAEBR0Zs4fpwc_75YVr9C9ulzOS9USxwmvYaSnZnji9sM-dMBkMymaSq43khoCP60QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

It's a cloth/fabric roof from Jack Smith.

I was thinking a careful jet wash after some soap and sponge work may get rid of it, unless there is a specific product for it.

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Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
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Free Ukraine 🇺🇦

Topdownman

I just use johnsons baby shampoo and a stiff washing up brush on my Jack  Smiths roof. I then dry it throughly and treat with Fabsil waterproofer maybe twice a year(brush on with a paint brush) and let that dry. It helps the water bead up and stops dirt sticking.

Between times it is just the normal car shampoo.
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B_Tank88 said:

"Oil consumptions seems to have gotten better, it was consistently consuming ~1600miles per litre for about 3-4 checks, but from my last oil top up I have done 4000 miles and the dipstick is still about 30% covered in oil"


@Ardent said sometime ago:

"From F to L on stick is 1300ml 1.3litre. of oil.
From F to L on stick is 27mm in length.
1300 divide 27 = 48.

So when you check the oil level with car level and stone cold. If the oil is 5mm from the F mark you want to add just under 250ml of oil.
That is how I do it. "



B_Tank88

So, probably time for a diary update, it's been a while.

Some maintenance work done on the MR2 since:

2 new handbrake cables fitted
New anti roll bar links
New subframe!
New front shocks and springs

Oil consumption still consistent. But I can see some weeping oil, maybe it's the rocker cover gasket.

In general the car is doing well, and looking pretty good.

Unfortunately there was a little mishap right after the handbrake work.. and I don't know what happened. I was parked up on a slope in car park, the handbrake was holding good so gave me confidence. But.. when I turned after 3 hours, the car had rolled into a wooden post :(

Dent to the bumper and a small dent to the exhaust box. Not that big of a deal, the bumper bent back into shape and the scuffs aren't too visible as they are on the underside. No idea what happened here! It was holding well when I left the car.. maybe I didn't give it enough clicks.

Anyway here are some handsome pictures out in the recent sun.







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2004 MR2 Roadster Sable/Red<br />2005 Corsa 1.2<br />2003 E46 M3 Coupe SMG

Alex Knight

I *always* park in gear, no matter what. Anywhere. Any time.