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  1. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I got my wind deflectors. I couldn't wait to fit them so I did it on my break at work. I'm glad I bought them brand new. They arrived so quickly and unlike Eddie's ones they have adhesive that stops them from sagging at the backs. And the metal clip tabs are tight. Like I guessed, looks great...
  2. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Felt like fixing that awful paint situation on the left side. As is tradition, the moment I stepped outside with a can of paint the wind went crazy, regardless I got on with masking up with whatever I had left (I need a newspaper or something). A nice single thick coat of underseal paint applied...
  3. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Hey, look who came over today. We are really missing a third car in our group, that would perfect it. I decided I couldn't get the car clean enough so we both went to a local hand wash. Never been to one before, they got both of our cars cleaned in minutes, they even cleaned the inside of the...
  4. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    The perfect time of day for photos in my opinion is when it just starts to get dark, but it's not dark yet. Then you can still see things well enough and get good colour, and at the same time any light sources are a little exaggerated but not so much that it's glaring. The number plate lights...
  5. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Came out pretty well from the rinse and wipe. Look how small it looks! Popouts really change the look of the car, I didn't realise. Can't wait for the wind deflectors.
  6. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Well spotted, I had to blast some on the left seatbelt bolt at the top as it was being very stubborn. Those bolts have such short heads too. I rounded one on my donor car, that's why I have cut marks on the trim near it, which is now on my new car... I better make the most of the can fitting in...
  7. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Let's get down to business! My pack of 10 COB LED bulbs arrived today! Chips On Board is that new type of diode encased in silicone, which is what I put in my sidelights and they worked really well (considering they were LEDs in a reflector housing). So out with the old, hot, dim incandescent...
  8. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Suddenly, dry, warm days. Time to get those popouts! Didn't take too long to recover them from Cassie. Other than my ghetto fitting solution making it difficult to unbolt. I decided not to waste time with the seals on the new car, I tried to get them off for a few minutes but ultimately I was...
  9. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    It's been a while since I got some new bulbs. I've not particularly liked the interior light, and since adding it to the new car, it's been rotating in its socket every time I move the switch. So, I got some new, wider ones. Interestingly enough despite being 4x3 diodes, the old 5050 SMDs, I...
  10. flyboypuoi

    My K11 1.0 Vibe (2002)

    Yep, same with turning on other large loads like the rear window defogger or even using the power steering a bit. It's normal. The load on the alternator is jumping up so the idle has to catch up. Sent from my F8331 using Micra Sports Club mobile app
  11. flyboypuoi

    My K11 1.0 Vibe (2002)

    When cold, I think probably around 1200-1300~ish. When warm it can be around 600-800 maybe? When I put the new fuel filter on the old engine it idled warm at 500rpm
  12. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I'm not overly bothered about the health of this engine as at some point this summer I want to take it out and put my 1.4 in, as for the radiator I think it's been replaced. I've got a couple of others I can use from slightly older cars. I'll have a look at the crank seal for oil. It's odd that...
  13. flyboypuoi

    My K11 1.0 Vibe (2002)

    I keep getting engine warning lights when going down the motorway at maybe 10-20% throttle. On my new car and the old one. Hopefully it's just oxygen sensors, maybe we have the same issue. Sent from my F8331 using Micra Sports Club mobile app
  14. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Student loan is in so I can now grab myself some things. Got a really cheap, really really poor quality car cover for Cassie. This allows me to keep the popouts open and the doors slightly open to air it out (it's gone quite stale in there). This also means I can start removing parts like the...
  15. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    That sure is, and I used my ancient bottle of Turtle Wax. There's probably something you can use that is made for glass, but this seems to work just fine. It was raining quite a lot on the way in today (motorway spray too) and the water was just kinda falling off of the glass. Sent from my...
  16. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I dry wiped the windscreen with the wipers and holy crap I wasn't expecting the absolute dead silence of the wipers now. Amazing. Anyway I met up with a local fellow member tonight. Sent from my F8331 using Micra Sports Club mobile app
  17. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    I ended up rinsing the car, doing an alright job of drying it, and polishing/waxing the windscreen. This should help it stay cleaner. Right now there's a bug armada every time I go anywhere. Additionally it'll help with aero a little (combined with the other parts I waxed). Another nice thing is...
  18. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Looking good in the sunshine. I gave it a rinse when I got home, ideally I should dry it with a microfibre cloth/towel but I don't have any clean ones. Bonnet, wings and roof (and pillars) polished and waxed, just need to do a few more bits and it'll look excellent. Looks pretty good from one...
  19. flyboypuoi

    Ryan's Micra Blog

    Today after a rinse I polished the scratchy roof. (also did the pillars) The scratches haven't gone but I'll win some day. I then waxed the roof and pillars. I also chucked on some wax on the tail lights just as I was done. Didn't seem to do much, but they are clean now. Sent from my F8331...
  20. flyboypuoi

    Questions on multiple K11 Mods! Handbrake relocation, fender mirrors, headlights, oil cooler kits...

    Those are some ambitious mod ideas, it would be amazing to see them. That's a nice looking car in the first place, are those power folding mirrors? Like MikeHP said, the Polka had classic-style facelift headlights, it would be possible to do a facelift front-end swap and use those. Alternatively...
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