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Mildred the Micra

Haahaa thanks Paul :L I'd lost some love for her TBH but she's growing one me again :)

Haahaa well spotted :L yes they are my cat shoes :L xx
that's normal ups & downs with cars. some days we struggle when they never behave or give us more issues to handle, but when we fight through all these obsticles one by one we end up with the good stuff, a refined & working car that takes us on an adventure to places (suppose tis like being a caretaker or parent or pet owner lol).

you've seen how I've been through hell & back to care for kasandra's past health and nowadays she's returning the favour and providing me with the pleasure of driving and working flawlessly even though my life's been down the drain.

liking the meow shoes.
 
I couldn't have put It any better Paul :)
Hopefully were on solid ground again though :)
Started to turn into a chore to looking after her but hopefully I can now happily tinker again :)
Just seemed one thing after the next :L

Glad kasandras looking after you :)
I'm always here if you need a chat sweet pea :(

Thanks :) they're my favorite pair :) xxx
 

J.Starr

ポケモン - 狂信的な
Its 12:30am, and i thought id read your blog start to finish, never realised how much trouble old mildred had been, but how much its paid off and how good she looks now!
Well done Chloe! xx:)
 
No problem :) she's actually doing really well at the minute :) I fitted her new upgraded fuel pump which seems to be really good
Also found out that my fuel sender unit had previously (not by me) been put in up side down so that could be a reason as to why my mileage is shocking :L
So all seems good not that I want to talk anything up :L xx
 
I was looking at the walbro fuel pump originally with a 3 year warranty however I found a kemso fuel pump which had the exact same specs as the walbro but half the price with a life time warranty :)
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It's about a quarter of the size of the original so had to find a way to secure it to the original bracket (cable ties)
Cut the old plug of the original and soldered it to the wires for this pump and chucked it back together :) xx
 
No problems seems really good :)
The only thing is if you start, stop, start... For example run into Tesco and out very quickly it sometimes floods the engine other than that I'm really pleased with it :) xxx
 
I was looking at the walbro fuel pump originally with a 3 year warranty however I found a kemso fuel pump which had the exact same specs as the walbro but half the price with a life time warranty :)
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It's about a quarter of the size of the original so had to find a way to secure it to the original bracket (cable ties)
Cut the old plug of the original and soldered it to the wires for this pump and chucked it back together :) xx
Where did you buy your fuel pump? Hopefully shes not terminally cooked :S
 

MicraPRO

Part Of The Furniture
Well while mines away having some work done and I'm totally car less I thought I'd wash Clay polish and wax Mildred while Chloe was doing some funky shizzle else.
With it being so hot the car was washed panel by panel washed using auto glym shampoo and conditioner clayed with a direct detailing fine clay bar.
Polished with autobrite brilliance.
And then a layer of orange crush by dodo juice highly suited to the flame red paint.
Here are the results of a few hours.
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Treated Mildred to a nice new radiator as The old is starting to disintegrate :L
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The new one is also alot thicker :)
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Happy times!
Also booked her in for her mot next month... Only time will tell!
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Yes its an automatic one :) she's been getting a tad too hot recently so thought I'd check the flow in the rad for a blockage.... I yeah it's pretty knackered :L
Will get it on next days off and hopefully that will solve that problem! Xx
 
Thermostat all good too Chloe?
Heyaa sweet hope you are feeling better!
Checked it not so long ago and was all OK but if the new radiator dosnt solve it I'll recheck it but TBH I think the internals of the old one have given up TBH... I its looks a mess :L maybe has a partial blockage xxx
 
Heyaa sweet hope you are feeling better!
Checked it not so long ago and was all OK but if the new radiator dosnt solve it I'll recheck it but TBH I think the internals of the old one have given up TBH... I its looks a mess :L maybe has a partial blockage xxx
I'm doing alright, things are a little different now but that may not be a bad thing

Reason I asked is, if the rad was full of crud could it have circulated that elsewhere :)
 
Glad to hear it! Keep yourself rested!

I'm not sure of the condition of the inside of the old rad ATM but the outside is pretty hammered :L but while ive got her empty I might aswell check it! No harm hey! Give the water pump a check to and I think for peice of mind I shall also check the pipe at the rear of the engine is still sealed nicely :) xxx
 
I spoke to the other testers there saying that I wernt meaning to be funny or rude but I realy think that it's was a completely unfair test.. They two other tester completely agreed and said he was just being completely monotonous and to get it in for a retest when he isn't there...
Worse thing he's been on to vosa saying its dangerous and now the mot history just looks horrendous as it looks like its a unsafe danger on the road..
(which I can assure you is not the case)
It literally crushed me when I saw the sheets.... Xx
 
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