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    Just want to say thanks.

    Hullo, i've been coming here for years, not been vocal or anything. But finding handy hints to keep the old beast running. Got my ’91 k10 back in 2006, it served me well until I had go and get a shiny new Note a couple of years ago. I gave the car to a friend to use as a daily runabout, but I...
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    steering column

    i had this exact same thing happen, they kicked the column to bits trying to get the plastic cover off. Car drove alright but a bit wonky on turning. Local scrapyard had a dead k10, took the whole steering column and wheel off, only took 10 mins if that to get it off, and it cost a tenner. Was...
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    Slippery... clutch?

    ta for the replies, if it ain't back to normal performance within the week. I figure it's parts ordering time!
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    Slippery... clutch?

    Hi chaps, took my little ol' micra to the carwash last night.. set off for work as usual this morning.. only to find at higher revs like when approaching some of devons insanely huge hills, the car was revving like a nutter but i wasn't going any faster... Is this clutch slip? The car's...
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    Hi Steering Lock on my 1990 Micra K10

    Had to replace my steering lock cos some numptys broke in last year and smashed it. Local garage quoted me...£350? to replace and fit it! On the day of my MOT i went to the local scrappie, picked up a whole steering column for £15 and fitted it meself. Wasn't hard, and looked a lot easier than...
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    stiffy steering

    thanks for the comments guys, i think an alarm is gonna be a necessity in the crime-ridden wastelands of kingston. I just feel... violated! that some gits were inside my car kicking the #### out of the wheel... brainless chumps! at least they were too dense to figure out how to actually...
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    stiffy steering

    Just scumbags out for a ride home after a night out i reckon. Live right in kingston town centre :/ Contacted my insurance people and they told me they'd probably have to write it off!? As 'beyond economical repair'... Poor things only done 14k, it's like new! So could anyone suggest any...
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    stiffy steering

    true indeed. I'll have a look see if i can remove the steering lock myself, which'll be fun with these dark evenings i'm sure. thanks man.
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    stiffy steering

    Hi chaps, found my car broken into today, again. Damn bendy doors. The scamps tried to steal it, they smashed the steering column casing off, pulled some wires out and gave up. Thanks! After reconnecting the cables it starts fine but theres now an issue where when steering the wheel feels...
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    Downpipe of joy - help!

    Well i've managed to get it back together but my GOD... it was hard to reach... I'm not exactly the tallest of chaps, think I strained something getting to it. But it's no longer making the scary noises so.. Hurrah! Thanks for the help chaps!
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    Downpipe of joy - help!

    Why thankyou for your offer! and the welcome :) I'm going to try and and get some from the hardware store round the corner from where I work though, as with the posties being on strike, your nuts could take a while! Are they a specifically funky size? or should I be able to pick them up...
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    Downpipe of joy - help!

    Aaah thanks man, I'll give it a go, just gotta locate some nuts!
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    Downpipe of joy - help!

    Hi there chaps, I've lurked on here for a while, reading your lovely informative posts. But alas, now I need a little advice. Basically, I was driving my little red beastie home last night when something went TING inside the engine and quite abruptly my engine started making noises from hell...
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