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    Can you still get engine oil in metal 5ltr cans rather than plastic?

    Not so much Micra related (but is for the old girl) but can you get engine oil in metal cans any more? Trying (like a lot of us are) to cut out the plastic in our purchases (yes guilty a lifetime of doing nothing and now my conscience has been pricked .... is true) and we have done a shed load...
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    Refinishing Original Steel wheels

    Hi again. Following on from the re-spray advice request .... same again for the steel wheels. I've done the grind them down with a angle grinder and wire wheel and spray them up with silver paint routine many times and they look good for a while and then the dreaded rust marks come back. I...
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    Advice on doing a good quality home re-spray

    Morning all, it's been a while and after a rocky start to the the year, some super fault free months K11 motoring. A couple of years back (when we had a hot few Summer weeks) I did a re-spray on the old girl. First one I've done in many years and it came out not perfect but amazingly well...
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    Light Stalk - Interchangeable Pre/Post Facelift?

    Morning all, Light stalk playing up ... all seems work I think but blue main beam dash light comes on in normal driving lights position and get a strange buzz? Intermittent. It's a 95 1.0 Pre-Facelift. Seems not so easy to find a replacement right now and was wandering if a later part might...
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    Keys, Locks, NATS & Things....

    Evening all, After a break in few years back I end up with three different keys and locks. All works fine but the drivers door key about to breath it's last ... borderline to snapping. So I bought a complete new set .... doors, boot, petrol and ignition assembly for a great price on ebay but...
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    Your Input about Clutches and Clutch change?

    Morning all. Reading threads on clutch changes. Not done one for a while. Ours is starting to squeal ... got a few months I think but just to get your input before that time. Always more fun doing jobs like that in the sun! :) The threads I read have some great ideas how to approach but I'm...
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    NGK Plugs Swap - Just Wandering

    A few weeks back had a judder / shudder on the K11 that turned out be the HT leads. During the discussion on MSC folks suggested HT's, plugs, rotor, dist etc ... all solid stuff and in fact bought all to try/fit as cheap..... and not replaced for many years in reality. The leads fixed the...
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    Door light buzzer / main beam light issue? Bit weird ...

    Morning all. Wife got out car the other day and the 'lights left on' warning buzzed rather than beeped out. Once we'd established it wasn't her making an involuntary bodily buzz, I tried the drivers side door .... normal 'lights on' extended bleep. Took little notice but later day, the buzz...
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    Suspension Replacement - How big of a Job?

    Morning all, slightly lazy question but thought best to get a feel from those with more experience for the complexity and cost before blindly setting out. Car running nice, no 'real' suspension issues and indeed a lot of the front arms, bushes etc replaced over time for MOT's etc. But it's...
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    New slightly erratic idle & run - jolt off one lead? Ideas?

    Afternoon all ... will teach me to say how well car running!!! Starts fine, idles quite well, runs ok-ish but: 1. Can start to misfire some after running a while on road .... tends to correct after maybe 10 mins and back to decent running 2. During start up/idling, if I whack the heater blower...
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    Heavily Misted Windows inside - Any Ideas/Settings to sort?

    I know it sounds lame with all sorts of serious tech problems being posted and discussed but our 95 K11 1.0 is running like a Singer sewing machine but has always suffered from very misted windows. .... sides, rears and sunroof. Just to note, the car is super dry inside, no damp carpets or...
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    Fast flashing/clicking OSR Indicator

    Morning all, Thought this an easy one but not fixed yet .... when indicating right, the indicator clicks fast and does not show at rear. If I whack the light assembly, it returns to working ok. So I took the unit off, cleaned it up (actually in great shape), sprayed a bit of electrical...
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    Recommendations for a quality standard fit pair speakers K11 Pre F/L

    Hi again, having had good success fitting tweeters and rear speakers and new head unit I'm thinking on replacing the front speakers. In reality the factory fit originals are working pretty damn well but seeing as it's all apart .... Don't want to modify the door cards or speakers grills ...
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    Easy Standard Upgrade Options 95 Pre F/L - Ideas?

    Part of me thinks this a bit sad but in the course of refurbing our 95, I've added the parcel shelf with speakers, A pillar standard tweeters and been really surprised at the results. A factory reconditioned Bluetooth DAB head unit, USB power block and dash cam later it's really shining out...
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    Adding A Pillar Tweeters & Rear Shelf - How to Cable?

    Morning all, dropped upon a replacement rear shelf with speakers in good condition (ours was decaying underneath anyway) and a pair of A pillar tweeters...very cheap and look in nice condition. Could use any advice and ideally some pics that show how to connect them up please. I'm sure I found...
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    Sony HiFi does not retain Stations - Switched Live?

    Getting me money's worth from you guys this month! Oh wait no money changed hands! :-) Pushing me luck here :-) Right our K11 gets lent out to any parasite (sorry family member) who has over the years needed temporary wheels. Now it's come back and the wife keeping it so I been shaking down...
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    Eagle Alarm (working) but alarm fob lost - any ideas how to fix/replace?

    Hi again, alarm working since new and did have the alarm fob but daughter No. 3 broke it and assumed it was normal behavior to just throw it away! Not entirely sure if is a standard alarm or fitted early in it's life. And so no alarm. Also when battery disconnected, I need put car into ignition...
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    Adding Hard Wired USB/Extra 12v Cig to Car - Anyone done it?

    Could use adding the normal USB and ideally an extra 12v cig point but would prefer a proper hard wired solution that looks tidy as well. Any one done that or have any ideas to share? The plug in one are cheap and solid but look better if can do something more 'designed in' Cheers
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    Exhaust Middle section rusted & broke - < 12 months old?

    Morning all, our K11 had a new middle section and back box in June last year. Thought I'd finished the 2018 shake down but drove it out and clunk! ... it has rusted though and snapped at the rear middle section end. Luckily the back box was solid but was wandering why in under 12 months it had...
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    Heat Deflector Rattle - Any ideas How Best To fix?

    Hi again, only thing left on my lengthy fix list is the heat deflector rattle. It's rusted and broken away in areas near to the connection to the manifold. If I hold it with a piece of wood, the rattle goes. But I cannot see any easy or obvious way to cure it. Wandering if any of you have had...
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