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    K11 Sparks...

    Ok, now I’m scared of the spark plugs I have. Might consider changing back to NGKs again.
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    K11 Sparks...

    I personally like to use Bosch super 4 spark plugs, they’re not so expensive and ensure a good spark. Before I had NGK R spark plugs and I think the Bosch ones are better.
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    Mysterious plug

    Update: turns out that it was in fact a plug for an LED, thank you Maarten anyway.
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    Mysterious plug

    The lighter socket is in the bottom and plugged, this plug comes from the hazards loom and just hangs there unplugged. Could it be from one blinking LED?
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 29 2020- REAR HUBS AND LIGHTS The bearings from the rear axle were completely trash, the amount of play was insane and they made loads of noise on the highway. Thankfully I have a hole car for spares and the hubs here ok. The indicator bulbs were peeling so I replaced them and also...
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 28 2020- OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEWish Took the exhaust manifold out to put the one from the other engine that I had cleaned out. As the hi temp varnish was drying I began to take the old one out from the engine, which took some persuasion. The engine was full of carbon deposits...
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 27 2020- ELECTRICAL NIGHTMARE The previous owner had a alarm on the car, which once made the car turn the blinkers randomly on when it was parked and I had to remove the fuse. I already took the movement sensors or what they were from the inside, now I only needed to sort the mess that...
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 26 2020- BEGINNING REASSEMBLY New grease on the now clean bearings and now starts the hard part, putting everything back together. Also painted the front crash bar and bumper mounts because they were starting to get a little rusty. New radiator also in the place.
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 25 2020- COOLING SYSTEM AND FLUIDS Since the car hadn’t a drop of coolant in the cooling system and it was only water it corroded the thermostat housing tubes and the metal tube that goes from the water pump to the radiator, which turns out to be a pain in the @ss to change. New motor...
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 23 2020-SECOND GEAR BOX OUT + NEW CLUTCH AND GEAR BOX Took apart the black micra’s suspension, axles and gear box, along with a million other parts that had to come out. Also painted the wishbones and changed the front bearings. Took the old clutch out and it was in terrible shape, new...
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 19 2020- WHEELS AND GEAR BOX REMOVAL Wheels are getting ready for paint. Got the gear box out of the uk micra to change since the other one isn’t in that great, reverse is a nightmare to engage and makes a bit of noise. The gear box was filthy and so much clutch dust. Nothing that a good...
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 18 2020- NEW TIRES New tires just arrived, it wasn’t safe to drive in the old ones anymore.
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 13- HOW TINY!!! Look how tiny it seems compared to my dad’s Volvo 940 GLE, The micra almost fits in the boot.
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 12 2020- INTERIOR I finally cleaned out the carpet and installed it. The car is so silent now. Turns out that takes quite a bit of time to put the interior back together. I also got a thermometer and installed it.
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    Black micra (re)build

    March 7 2020- MORE POLISH A quick polish in that little area to get rid of most scratches. At this rate it will take me a decade to polish the entire car.
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