the blue dolphin - 95 GTS Toyota MR2 turbo
110,000 miles on the clock
I'm wondering how much more the turbo can take? Polybushes are next on the list of mods
alarm issues -
been a while since the ole alarm in the car played up and lo is started last night. Kept going off as I armed it and I couldn't get it to reset. Now I had noticed the bonnet seemed to be sitting a little high and I coouldn't get it lowered enough even winding the bumpstops down. So I had a wee look tonight and found the issue and yup it was one I had created!! The bonnet catch had a range of vertical movement to allow it to raise or lower the closed position - I had it sitting too high. A quick tweak with the rachet and it's all nice and flush now. Job done
wheels fitted, radiator fitted, oil and filter changed
bit of a busy weekend but it's all done by the shouting. First off, the wheels are fitted with just the slightest of rubbing on the rear drivers side. That would be the lard ass in the seat causing that then lol. Pics as below
New radiator fitted, haven't got pics of it but its er black and broad. Fitted it mostly myself just needed the odd extra pair of hands to help move things into place.
Oil change and filter completed. No need to worry about it for another 5k miles
Even managed to run a power and audio cable into the engine bay in prep for the upcoming drive. Just need to get the power adaptors wired up into the car so it's more of a plug and play setup. Woo hoo
Labels: alloys, bullet cam, coolant radiator, oil change, oil filter, OZ, wheels
front wheels fitted - no pics yet
should be getting the rears fitted tomorrow and there will be plenty of pics. Car is looking, well I think it's looking good with the fronts on. Hopefully rears will fit nae bother and then it's run them in for the coming spring dry weather !
Radiator to be fitted tomorrow too. Might even tidy up the wiring for the bullet cam too
rear tyres are gone -
yup they are spinning up coming out of junctions so that's the end for them. So I've got a new pair of 245 40 17's on order, hopefully they'll arrive soon. Wheel nuts have been purchased for the black OZ wheels, including the mandatory locking set. I have some choices on the fronts but 215 40 17's will be ordered this week to hopefully for fitting at the weekend, yup Easter. That's twice in 3 years I've had issues with tyres around Easter time. Must plan things better.
New radiator should have been fitted today but due to PayPal taking 7 to 9 days to clear funds that's been put back somewhat. I've spoken to the Ebay company and sorted this out with a Switch payment over the phone. Job done. What I am doing is trying to source why PayPal is now taking so long for bank transfers. Used to be instant.
On a completely different topic I had some issues signing in to https sites and Live Messenger. https sites had certificate errors and messenger just never logged in. After a wee bit of searching I found an article relating to update KB944533. Now I checked the system and sure as KB944533 was loaded 03 Mar 08 and that's when the issues started. Since I was away for 4 days after that it wasn't immediately obvious. So I removed the KB944533 and rebooted - hey presto everything works as normal though I had to reset the computer date which had changed. Also had to reload some updates but made darned sure KB944533 wasn't one of them. Everything working ok now
Labels: coolant radiator, KB944533, OZ, tyres
coolant topped up and top radiator pipe is getting nice and hot. Temperature is staying stable on motorway driving, also stable in standing traffic. Needle sitting in middle of gauge as per normal. New radiator will however be ordered as there aint no point messing esp with the big drive coming up next month.
Good news re wheels - have no got some spigots rings and just need to er modify them to fit flush in the wheel hub. Ho hum.
top radiator pipe - empty
yup just checked in the dark and it's too easy to squeeze the pipe so the rad is at least partially empty. Oddly enough there is plenty coolant in the pressure cap area so fingers crossed. Either way I'm going to see if I can source and get fitted a radiator this fine early morning. Chances.... well 50/50 lol
Labels: coolant radiator, pah, typical
so I fix the dump pipework so it's nice and quiet and now a shop keeper leaves a note on the car saying it's leaking fuel!! There is defo fuild behind the car but coolant level is ok and fuel gauge still showing full after todays fill up ( in fact it rose slightly when I turned the ignition on i guess because it hadn't had time to move completely) Ah bugger