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  1. John_D

    K12 1.2 rev limiter

    Is there any software readily available that can be used to modify ECU settings on the K12 1.2? Specifically I would like to get the rev limiter changed from the current 6.5K revs to 7K.....Fed up with it cutting in when the engine is still pulling like a train!
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    Dual USB port added for phone charging

    Finally got round to fitting a charging port to the K12 today. I got this for the princely sum of £2.99 from an ebay seller in the Phillipines. It arrived today (after only a couple of weeks) so fitted it straight away. :cool: The lower dash panel to the right of the steering wheel had a spare...
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    Removing chrome from plastic parts for painting....

    While aimlessly wandering around' The Net' a few weeks ago I stumbled on a Youtube video showing how to chemically strip chrome from plastic car parts. The guy that posted it was doing things on a fairly large scale as he had a plastic under bed storage box, with a complete car grill in the...
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    Fuse changing......

    While trying to finally sort an intermittent connection in a rear light connector that causes the reversing light to not always work I managed to momentarily short the rear light bulb connector, which of course blew the fuse, so no N/S front and rear sidelights. No problem I thought, got plenty...
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    Symetrical rear lights (another subtle mod)

    When I saw the symetrical12SR rear lights (no red glass for the fog light) on Paapz0r's K12 :- I decided that some how or other I needed them on my car! :D Well buying a set of genuine 12SR lights from Japan was the 'easy' way but the potential cost put me off straight away. The next...
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    Carparts4less discount this weekend

    For those who are not aware, 'Carparts4less' is 'Eurocarparts' on-line only subsidiary. They are always cheaper than Eurocarparts for the same items and deliver free by DHL. This weekend they are having their biggest ever discount event, see HERE for details.... To get the complete selection of...
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    Now this is an 'interesting' K11 :0)

    THIS will be exceedingly quick, and given that the Saab B204 engine can produce 300+ bhp with a remap and a turbo change.........(go above that and it will eat gearboxes though :oops:)
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    Now with 160SR springs, Koni rears and 20mm spacers on the back

    As the thread title says, an even older friend and I fitted the original 160 SR springs that I got from Callum, along with a pair of Koni STR rear shock absorbers and at the same time I fitted a pair of hub centric 20mm rear wheel spacers. Changing the rear springs and dampers is really quick...
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    Photobucket :0(

    Not sure who else on here hosts their images via Photo####it, but I've just received an email from them telling me that if I want to keep 3rd party linking to images I need to 'upgrade' to a 'Plus500' account. What they fail to point out is this will cost a mere $399 annually!:mad: It looks that...
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    Improving the breathing on the K12 CR range of engines (Now Fitted)

    I can't be alone in thinking that a little extra performance could be squeezed out of the non 1.6 or diesel engined cars if the engine could breath better. Not wanting mind numbing induction roar I steered away from open air filters, (though in hindsight, what I have finally come up with could...
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    Spring clean :0)

    Just tidied up the Micra today, gave it a wash and polish;) A 'before' (when bought) of the under bonnet and 'after' (today) .......
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    Just a thought.....

    Has anyone tried using Vauxhall Corsa 'C' springs to lower a Micra K12? They appear top be physically identical, but just a bit shorter than the Micra springs........... Corsa C rears shown below.
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    Radio code requests

    Hi all, while it's no great effort to look up and provide radio codes for people on here, I am noticing an increasing trend that people sign up to MSC and their first post is not an 'I am and my car is' introductory post but an 'I need a radio code'. More often as not, having got it we never...
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    Wanted K12 rear window sun blind

    Hi, I already have the side window screens but now want the rear (tailgate) window screen. The Nissan part number is 99998-88003... John.....
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    Wanted SR160 Rear springs and shock absorbers (standard)

    Anybody on here, who has uprated their standard rear suspension parts on a K12 SR 1.6, got a set of the original SR 1.6/160 rear springs (purple NOT blue) and rear shocks for sale?
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    What a difference different tyres make!

    When I bought my K12 Sport+ a few months ago it came with a set of tyres with a good tread depth less than half worn on the back but the front tyres were getting nearer the wear limit indicators. A bit more of an inspection showed that the front nearside one had been clouted on the inside wall...
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    K12 multi CD player TA volume setting?

    Does anyone on here know how to set the volume that the Traffic Announcements come up at? The current preset level is very low, almost inaudible. I can turn it up using either the rotary knob on the unit or the volume button on the steering wheel, but it reverts back to the low setting the...
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    Heater control knobs

    Anyone else on here positively hate the white 'Belling Cooker' heater control knobs? I think it must be a 'Marmite' thing, but I really think they look awful. Found this on ebay, for the princely sum of £9.99 including carriage Now that's better (the knobs just pull off and can be...
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    Fitting full size SR 16" alloy in the spare wheel well

    I mentioned in an earlier post that I was intending to do this. The car, a 2006 model K12 Sport+ came with the same 16" alloys that were fitted to the SR160. I managed to obtain a matching spare, with a reasonable tyre so this was now possible. The original set up:- 14" space saver? I...
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    Rear wheel spacers on Sport + (16" OEM wheels)

    Having found that the rear track on the K12 is 35mm narrower than the front I thought that I could remedy it with a pair of 15mm spacers on the rear. Sadly the 15mm hubcentric spacers won't fit as the 60.1mm spigot on the rear brake drums stick out further than the recess in the 15mm spacers...
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