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  1. Machinehead

    Should I buy a new car?

    if the sills have already been plated you know it gonna have rust in it, and potentially a real rust bucket - walk away, or run!! I'd go higher mileage any day if the body is a solid one. My k11 1.0 vibe had 57,000 on the clock but there isn't a spot of rust on it anywhere, even the MOT guy...
  2. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Sadly sold it to my step daughter. Hope she'll take care of it. Is a nice standard car well looked after [emoji41][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Machinehead

    Stereo wiring

    if you're fitting a new stereo there are leads that convert the Nissan wiring in to standard ISO connectors that fit most modern stereos ;like this...
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    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Pleased to say refreshing the fluid has worked wonders [emoji106] nice quiet steering and all is well in my K11 world [emoji846] time for an oil & filter change soon.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Machinehead

    Are they starting to dissapear?

    I counted over 15 k11 Micras today on my drive out. Can't vouch for the originality but lots still out there. I don't usually use the Micra for longer journeys, 130 mile round trip, but it was just as capable as anything else driving around on a bank holiday weekend! Sent from my iPhone using...
  6. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    The steering has been a bit groany since I got the car and belts have been done so changed the pas fluid and seems to be nice and quiet. Will find out for sure in a bit as it was always noisier when cold :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Today I fitted a new 3-pin headlight adjustment motor as one had failed for some reason - only £5. Waiting until it gets a bit darker to re-align the lights.
  8. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Impressive work there! Hope the results keep coming!
  9. Machinehead

    K12 Engine Light on and over Revving- Help!

    Hi Lucy As the pistons go up and down they create pressure in the engine, in the bottom, the crank case. This need to vent and in the old days it just vented to the outside world or a catch can. With emission laws the gasses, witch includes oil vapour, vents back into the air/fuel intake so...
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    K12 Engine Light on and over Revving- Help!

    I remember a similar think on a vw some years back and it related to the switch that tell the engine computer that the throttle was closed, of in this case wasn't telling the computer. Worth checking some basics before shelling out more money. Also air leak might make the computer over fuel and...
  11. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    You could by a whole car for less!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Machinehead

    When to change brake pads/shoes?

    Just to add that dot 5 can't be mixed with dot 4 but there is dot 5.1 which isn't silicon based and can be used with brake systems that have dot 4, and has a higher boiling point than dot 4. In normal driving there's no real advantage but in competition or track day using 5.1 could have a...
  13. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Well, having checked carefully seems Parrot use completely different colours to standard ISO connectors but all the wires are in the right places so its all connected up and working through the car speakers. just need to find the little bracket for the mic - seems I may have left it in the...
  14. Machinehead

    When to change brake pads/shoes?

    I think brake fluid changes are majorly overlooked by car owners. On my bike I change it every year and the difference is noticeable, but then there's no servo on a bike so it's direct feel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Thought I'd fit the Parrot hands free I ripped out the Bimmer but the ISO connectors have wires in different places to the Parrot ISO connectors, don't know why?! Further investigation is needed...... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Machinehead

    about you?

    Name: Nigel Age: 50 Music genre: whats classed as Punk these days, You Me At Six, all time low, mcr, Paris, Hands Like Houses, Shinedown, Royal Blood, Greenday, Blink 182, 30 Seconds to Mars, original Paramore, stuff like Machinehead, Bush, Aprils Motel Room, and of course classic rock, AC/DC...
  17. Machinehead

    what did you do to your micra today ?

    Merry Christmas! Seen loads of Micras on the roads today, they all seem to be having an Xmas outing!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Machinehead

    K11 Service Manual Links?

    I found one on a Russian site (in English). I may have a link still at home but away for the holidays at the moment. If you don't here from me send me a PM next week :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Machinehead

    I need advise guys, please asap!

    Well the other insurance co can hardly argue this one do no reason why they shouldn't pay!! You'll have to argue over price and provide evidence (such as Autotrader ads) for similar cars with similar age/mileage. I just had to claim off my own insurance and they settled in the same day...
  20. Machinehead

    When to change brake pads/shoes?

    When they are like this? Seriously I'd get yours replaced, disc too :) it's the difference between stopping and crashing!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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