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    wet petrol?

    Hello, back again after a long hiatus I haven't been driving regularly for some time. The last time I drove my Micra in December I noticed the fuel gauge was inaccurate. The car was driven, then parked warm, when I came back to it 2 hours later it showed I had more fuel than I had previously...
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    near-side inner sill corroded (MOT)

    Anyone have this issue? Got it as an advisory last year, car hasn't been driven all summer, taking it in again for MOT now (probably <300 miles since last MOT) Hoping it passes, anyone know what I can expect as far as cost if not? Obviously would be easier to tell if I had pictures, but a...
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    Disconnected battery

    Had my battery off the car now for over 6 weeks, just wanted to know if I'm likely to have any issues with the ECU or keys when I connect it back up? It's a 1999 facelift 1.0l with the red chip in the key (no buttons on it) It was broken for a while and I remember I kept taking it off and...
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    Pin stripe

    On some k11's there is a pinstripe the entire length of the car, from quarter panel near the light to rear light, am I right in thinking this is a sticker? anyone know how to get it off and replace it? I need to replace the quarter panel and repaint some areas
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    wiring series + parallel

    Alright guys, having a bit of a brain fart I'm trying to wire some strip lights, the strip lights are already done and wired in series and will run with 12-14v power I need to combine them all together in parallel In total there are going to be 6 branches, 3 coming off each side and varying...
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    my petrol flap is sticking

    I vaguely remember someone saying not to use wd40 inside the keyhole, because it will attract dust/dirt and stick again a few months later... but I can't remember what the correct thing people said to use is. Can anyone remind me?
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    Screenwash

    Looking like it's going to be a cold one I'm curious what screenwash everyone uses in their cars, any that you buy every time and have been happy with? Which ones are just colourful water? What temperature do you reckon it needs to protect down to? It was -2 yesterday
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    check your timing

    So I finally got around to checking my timing yesterday, put it off for ages and was surprised how easy it was to do on the Micra. Mine had been running on 5 degrees before top dead centre when it should have been running on 15 degrees, I've adjusted it now and it's solved the top end of the...
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    Thought you guys might be interested in seeing this

    it's how a starter motor works
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    does micra k11 have a "Throttle Valve Switch"

    About to try to set my timing this weekend, don't have a nissan consult so I'm going to attempt it with a timing light Says in haynes to unplug the TPS (throttle position sensor) but says online to unplug the "throttle valve switch" I know the idea is to keep the timing marks from jumping...
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    Identify the pulley

    I have devised a game, identify which numbered pulley does what also which one has the timing marks on?
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    Dashcams

    They've come down in price a lot, huh Please post the brand and model of dashcam you have, the year you bought it, how much you paid, and if you're happy with it :)
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    Anybody obsessively keep receipts?

    was thinking about this earlier, when I was trying to work out how much my car has cost me over the years Anyone here owned their car for X number of years and have all the receipts for the work done on it and the parts fitted, servicing etc? Be interesting to work out the average cost per...
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    Timing marks on a CG10DE

    I have a 1 litre micra, 1999, I replaced the distributor twice now over the years and each time just tried to get it as close to how the last one was set, and it's not worked out on distributor number 2 because it idles rough and sometimes rough enough to cut out, weirdly though if I keep the...
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    Worried about a false claim scam on my insurance

    Been out in the Micra today, had a few errands to run and been on the way to the Post office, had just picked up 2 massive tubs of paint so I was driving even more carefully as it was because I didn't want them spilling all over the boot, now I've potentially got this headache to deal with. So...
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    Car cutting out while idling

    Can't remember if I was in 1st or in neutral, was waiting on a hill down towards some lights and it cut out on me. I absolutely sh*t my pants since the last time it cut on me it didn't start again for 6 months, and that time it happened in December at 3am 150 miles from home with a hefty towing...
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    Gearbox oil etc

    Anybody know the change intervals on a manual k11 micra 1999 for the various wear components in the gear box? My gears have been difficult to slot in recently, I thought it was probably just because the other spring went (it used to return from the 5/reverse side, but not from the 1/2 side) and...
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    Guide to fixing the headlight wiring plug issue

    Alright guys. Originally intended to film this as a guide for here, but it proved too tricky to solder and film at the same time, and what I thought would take 15 minutes at the most ended up taking me over an hour since I made the mistake of not buying any flux and I couldn't get the solder to...
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    Overheating (non-cooling system related)

    Looks like my car woes aren't over. Brief history: Broke down in December, been standing idle for 6 months Replaced fuel filter/air filter Replaced ECU Replaced Fuse Replaced distributor I got it started finally last week, and had it idled for 45 minutes. No issues, wanted to just let it run...
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    quick quick distributor question

    Fitting a distributor today, it was a makayo one and it came with a rubber cap over one of the heads on the distributorcap (a blank one with some metal in it from what I could tell, it's not meant to attach a lead there because it's not one of the numbered ones), possibly some sort of vent...
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