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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Excellent advice you two, I'll definitely give the cooling system a look at when I swap the engine (could be in the next month or so. Maybe). But I'm not really fussed about the engine lifespan as it's coming out and getting replaced. Sent from my F8331 using Micra Sports Club mobile app
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    My car keeps getting hot. I've never seen a K11 ever go past halfway on the temperature gauge. I guess it's because there's very little coolant in there, it's mostly water. But it is topped up. I'll have to look into just how much better coolant is at transferring heat. It doesn't help when I'm...
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Then I went for a drive and it got dirty again. Well it looks better than it would have. Sent from my F8331 using Micra Sports Club mobile app
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    To finish off the mission, I've been really needing a clean in here for a while now. Mostly it's just so dusty. So I grabbed the vacuum and got to it. It seems there was so much dust on the seats that it was covering up stains, which are now more visible. Regardless it's much cleaner in here...
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Day two of the mission. I forgot to say yesterday, I added some of this sheath (can't remember what it's called) to the wires in the door, so none are exposed. Stupid me went and bought the wrong kind of solder (I had no idea there was such a thing as plumbing solder until today). It wasn't...
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    JAE 2019 Stand list - post here if you're coming!

    I'm coming! 2002 K11 in Techno Grey
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    The mission was commenced! Before I started, I wanted to see if I had enough of that grille wire from years ago to make a kind of barrier for the glovebox, because things keep flying out of it and getting behind the dash. Didn't really seem to be enough so I gave up on that idea for now...
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I saw a Mystique yesterday at work. Looks so much better in person, especially this extremely clean example with second-face headlights. Over the past few days while I've been working lots, I've been adding lacquer to the mirrors and giving them time to dry and cure. They're progressivley...
  9. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    After a long day at work, I just went to check on the mirrors. They look incredible. Only one issue. The paint got a little damaged from it sticking to the box underneath, and both mirrors have some silver showing on the backs. It's pretty annoying but I guess it'll have to be like that for now...
  10. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    "I'm not so impatient" I went to check on the paint and I figured the backs were dry enough. I gave them some heat with the garage hair dryer and did a little more... There's a little bit of damage on the left mirror where it was sitting on the painting station (the box the TV came in years...
  11. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I finally got the motivation to start work on my mirrors. I've got extra shifts at work so this is my last day for a while to get some stuff done. In the end, I decided the easiest option to separate the motors from the casing was to cut the indicator wire. Felt kinda bad breaking something...
  12. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Well, I have all of the equipment they used (even a laptop with that very software), except some piping and thermistors. As much as I respect MCM and have watched all of their videos many times, I'm pretty skeptical about the emissivity physics. I'll read into it though as it's something I've...
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    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Had a little tinker around in Cassie today while a friend was over giving a hand. I ended up undoing bolts and one thing lead to another, ended up undoing engine mounts and stuff. I got curious at the state of the cams. So I peeled off the cover and was very happy to see that they were shiny and...
  14. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I simply spliced into the wires at the brake switch. The switch on the brake pedal itself is (I assume) a "push to break" switch as opposed to a "push to make" switch. So yes, it's pressed in while the pedal is resting, but when it's released, the contact is made. Effectively what I have here...
  15. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    It took me a moment to figure out how the wiring was set up on this switch again. It has 3 pins, marked positive, LED, and ground. I recall while taking it off of my last car the switch and the wires were very... Sparky. Turns out you just treat positive and LED as the in/out like normal, just...
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