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-06 Micra 160SR of Mika The Finn

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Touche :)

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Few days ago I had a brain fart, when cleaning my ears with JOHNSON'S Baby Cotton Buds. I removed the lid to have a cotton bud and looked at the lid in my hand. It has 90mm diameter and fits neatly on the top of the strut bolt recess.

Attached to the bottom side of lid M14 nut by using construction or industrial adhesive. Found left over from some previous project, black rubber U-edge trim and 4 recesses around the lid rim gives almost a manufactured look.

D.I.Y front strut covers, from lid of Johnson's Baby 200 Cotton Buds 100% Pure!

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Awesome Mika! I have one side done which I did a couple of years ago with the lid from a jar of something or other I bought (and forgot what it was!) So only one side covered....... Will post pics.

Will get a tub of cotton wool buds tomorrow and go with your mod for the other side.

Before fitting the "shock waterproof cap" it's also a good idea to fire in some penetrating fluid followed by some grease (allow the penetrating fluid 24 hours to "penetrate" and then smear some grease over the area) cap it off with the waterproof "lid" and you're good to go should your front shocks ever need replacing.

Mike.
 
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Mike,

Here in the Land of the Finns we do have Bolt and nut tar for purpose of protecting metal parts in vehicles, machines that are out side a lot.
Commonly used on wheel bolts in spring and autumn during tire change, no corroded = stuck bolts! ;)

During mid age sail ship fleet of England, used tar for ship rigging, produced in Fin(e)land and shipped to harbors of England.

P.S Have you seen/read my question/message, about "Power Gain" in conversation section? :unsure:;)

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LED it be!

I finally got around to installing Chinese made led-H4 bulbs to my Micra...
Friend of mine checked the lights with an aiming device at his garage. He said aim is great, and almost none of that weird reflection that is blinding/troubles on coming traffic, associated with H4-led bulbs.
Compared to halogen H4 bulbs, these put two times more light, in rain on black tarmac, I was able to see very well.
Autumn/winter is very near here in the Land of the Finns, interesting to find out how long they will last.
Small excitement for me when driving around, cause H4-led bulbs don't have any kind of E-approval.
I have to change bulbs to H4-halogens prior Finnish yearly MOT in March.

Bible: "Let there be light, and there was light.";)

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LED it be!

I finally got around to installing Chinese made led-H4 bulbs to my Micra...
Friend of mine checked the lights with an aiming device at his garage. He said aim is great, and almost none of that weird reflection that is blinding/troubles on coming traffic, associated with H4-led bulbs.
Compared to halogen H4 bulbs, these put two times more light, in rain on black tarmac, I was able to see very well.
Autumn/winter is very near here in the Land of the Finns, interesting to find out how long they will last.
Small excitement for me when driving around, cause H4-led bulbs don't have any kind of E-approval.
I have to change bulbs to H4-halogens prior Finnish yearly MOT in March.

Bible: "Let there be light, and there was light.";)

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Moro Mika!

Could you link those H4's? Also, are your parks just regular osram/philips led ones or did you order them online too?

Cheers! ;)
 
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Moro Mika!

Could you link those H4's? Also, are your parks just regular osram/philips led ones or did you order them online too?

Cheers! ;)
Terve Rane!
Led H4 are from eBay, can't find link for them.
Park bulbs are standard Osram led's, ordered from UK.
DRL's also from ebäy.
 
Terve Rane!
Led H4 are from eBay, can't find link for them.
Park bulbs are standard Osram led's, ordered from UK.
DRL's also from ebäy.

Iltaa Mika!

Would be nice if you would find the ones you're using for me, there's so many options on eBay. o_O


Were they hard to install? Since I had to go to Motonet to install my halogens, it was nearly impossible even though I don't have big hands.


Also, I saw Biltema selling H4 leds for like 69€ and they seem to have more lumens than for example the philips ultinon ones that are a little bit cheaper. :unsure:

PS. Those DLR's look sick! I might have to get myself those too. :D Was it an easy job? I might just get fog lamps with halo's or something.
 
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Iltaa Mika!

Would be nice if you would find the ones you're using for me, there's so many options on eBay. o_O


Were they hard to install? Since I had to go to Motonet to install my halogens, it was nearly impossible even though I don't have big hands.


Also, I saw Biltema selling H4 leds for like 69€ and they seem to have more lumens than for example the philips ultinon ones that are a little bit cheaper. :unsure:

PS. Those DLR's look sick! I might have to get myself those too. :D Was it an easy job? I might just get fog lamps with halo's or something.
I'll try to look.

Experienced mechanic replaces the bulb in 3 min/side...;)

I send you pm with phone number, call me at descent time?
 
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I'll try to look.

Experienced mechanic replaces the bulb in 3 min/side...;)

I send you pm with phone number, call me at descent time?

Hardest thing was getting the connector off, I changed the bulbs on my brother's Hyundai i20 and it was piece of cake even though there wasn't much room there either.
 
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For those of you that maybe consider to install DLR 1157-led bulbs to your vehicle.
Here is practical advise. Most of you have noticed that Americans have amber/orange parking/position bulb on front of their vehicles, incluging Nissan's.
I ordered from states three wire 1157 bulb sockets, that are direct plug in to turn signal lamp housing of Micra.




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A Pair Amber White Switchback 1157 BAY15D 4014 66smd LED Turn Signal Bulbs 990LM
 
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For those of you that maybe consider to install DLR 1157-led bulbs to your vehicle.
Here is practical advise. Most of you have noticed that Americans have amber/orange parking/position bulb on front of their vehicles, incluging Nissan's.
I ordered from states three wire 1157 bulb sockets, that are direct plug in to turn signal lamp housing of Micra.




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A Pair Amber White Switchback 1157 BAY15D 4014 66smd LED Turn Signal Bulbs 990LM

Hi Mika, so are those working just like DLR's? Without the wiring hassle?
 
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Hi Mika, so are those working just like DLR's? Without the wiring hassle?
Your stock turn signal bulb/socket has one contact point. Led switchback bulbs are 1157 with two contact points and changeable.
1157 sockets from US of A as pictured above, you can use 1157-led bulbs without modifying your stock turn signal lights to fit 1157-socket.

Or you can order similar to these: 2x 1156 BAU15S LED White/Amber Switchback Turn Signal Light Bulb For Ford Toyota,
problem with these is, when/if the bulb burns, you can't just change a new bulb! :(
Either way, you will have to do wiring! :unsure:


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Soon coming: installation of additional LED hi beams, with self made stainless steel brackets.
Brackets will be mounted to front beam under 'bumper' cover.

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I received from US of A original Nissan from 240SX, 1157 bulb sockets, 3 wire American type.
They are direct fit to turn signal lamp housings of Micra, DRL led bulbs, shown above, will fit with out modifications to turn signal lamp housings.
I will change these with new turn signal lamp housings, stone chips have cracked both of them :(

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Hi Mika,

Thanks for your great blog and awesome k12. Your posts have been incredible for a new k12 owner (and new site member)

I just ordered these angel eye fog lights for our C+C. https://www.amazon.fr/antibrouillard-Cabriolet-2005-2015-Voiture-diurnes/dp/B09XK6RQCJ/

I had a question about your lowering springs, as I am thinking about the same ones and am trying to work out the plan for doing it. But I see you just posted about buying new shocks on a different thread? Did/do the lower springs on your setup wear the shocks hard?

Oh! A second question if you have the time. You showed us closing off the silences on the air intake? What tape did you use for the job? Standard insulation tape or something else?

Thanks again for you posts,

Spoony
 
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Hi Mika,

Thanks for your great blog and awesome k12. Your posts have been incredible for a new k12 owner (and new site member)

I just ordered these angel eye fog lights for our C+C. https://www.amazon.fr/antibrouillard-Cabriolet-2005-2015-Voiture-diurnes/dp/B09XK6RQCJ/

I had a question about your lowering springs, as I am thinking about the same ones and am trying to work out the plan for doing it. But I see you just posted about buying new shocks on a different thread? Did/do the lower springs on your setup wear the shocks hard?

Oh! A second question if you have the time. You showed us closing off the silences on the air intake? What tape did you use for the job? Standard insulation tape or something else?

Thanks again for you posts,

Spoony
As biker, I don't like DRL's in fog light position. Due location you see them at last second, like they are in many modern vehicles now days.

No, shocks aren't worn out due lowering springs. I bought Micra of mine 2014 with 78.000 km on on the 'clock'. Yesterday came 160.000km/100.000 miles.
When springs were changed, I noticed that shocks are originals from Nissan. In Marc on Finnish MOT, test mechanic said, shocks are barely acceptable.
So, it's just the thought at the moment. Here in the Land of the Finns, our normal yearly temperature range is between -30 to +30°C. Temperature variation takes toll on almost everything.

I used as of material, black plastic sheet from super market juice bottle 'pre curved' and black self vulcanizing by heat, 25mm tape.

I still think, this is practical to my needs => Mika's Micra K12 DRL's , with led bulbs at top of head lights! ;)

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That's a good note to remind us of our two wheeled friends. I wouldn't have known that otherwise. If the angel eyes DLR/fogs were together with your DLR setup? would that be ok for bikers?

Reassuring re the shocks. I can't imagine what -30 does to a car. Or my knees for that matter :D

Thanks for the tip for the air intake. Will have add that to the list to do.

Cheers Mika,

Spoony
 
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... If the angel eyes DLR/fogs were together with your DLR setup? would that be ok for bikers?...

Cheers Mika,

Spoony
Higher DLR's are on nose of the vehicle, earlier motorcyclist, 'cage' drivers & others, can see them, improving safety of all street/road users?! ;)

Harley-Davidson, Emilia ChromeTrain & me! :cool:

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