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My K11 1.0 Vibe (2002)

I had a 02 like that previous owner didn't tighten up plug 1 and 2 and no2 was soo loose it burnt the coil , and the electrode fell off then plug ,somehow it still ran well?
dunno why but I've had problems with Bosch plugs in coil packs specially in cold starts, cold weather, and short journeys ,
That’s pretty weird! Yeah mine was running reasonably too- much better now though. It had NGKs in previously, and just fitted a new set.



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Nope, ngk, ngk in pretty much all of them unless otherwise
Well 12 cars in 3 years haha, but only kept two a k12 and my k11
Rest were sold or scrapped in the end
Blimey! I really need to start modifying the car, but tasteful mods. Need a bit of inspiration I think!


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Blimey! I really need to start modifying the car, but tasteful mods. Need a bit of inspiration I think!


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3 door se would had the pop out windows, rear pockets tweeters , them option of the tacho clocks, rear speaks front fogs, se+ 1.4 auto can have vented brakes, or almera n15, possibly k12 stalks ( it was a thing on older models to fit terrano wipers stalk with more speeds, )
Spoilers there's. 4 UK ones, little Duck Tail typre, lip, wraparound and there's a rare one that is like a nismo one (preface thing)
And a fair few one, wheels and n15 and k12 ones but all depends on the route you wanna go really
 
The time has come! I’ve been thinking about it for a while but here goes nothing- about to remove the rear badges/stickers. I’ll leave the Nissan badge though... (I can’t stand when people remove manufacturers badges)


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The time has come! I’ve been thinking about it for a while but here goes nothing- about to remove the rear badges/stickers. I’ll leave the Nissan badge though... (I can’t stand when people remove manufacturers badges)



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Removed using a hairdryer... now to fix of the excess glue. I think I’ll turn to isopropyl alcohol- I’ve got remnants of a bottle left from a photography project...



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Just about ran out of daylight... so I thought I’d stop and wait for another day until I finish it off. Any tips on how to completely rid of the glue residue? I’ve tried hot water, isopropyl alcohol, olive oil etc. Still no luck!
 
Just about ran out of daylight... so I thought I’d stop and wait for another day until I finish it off. Any tips on how to completely rid of the glue residue? I’ve tried hot water, isopropyl alcohol, olive oil etc. Still no luck!
Just keep at it with the alcohol.
I find pushing your finger nail against it with a cloth between works quite well usually.
Or you could just be a barbarian and do that without the cloth.

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Gave the car a clean and a polish again today... also thought to finally say goodbye to the Vibe sticker! A great way of getting rid of glue residue is a combination of a cloth, hairdryer and elbow grease! There’s always the option to add another if I feel that I want to.


The photograph of the finished product (no sticker) is a terrible one! I was mid-polishing the tailgate hence the smudging.



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Also... my car mats were beginning to fray slightly. So I decided to go all out and use a make-shift flamethrower instead of laboriously plucking each piece out.
It worked pretty well actually, more as a precaution for future fraying. Also had to use a wire brush to rid of the leftover singed pieces of carpet.
Interior also had a wipe-down... there would be more photographs but it’s dark now! Sadly.


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Hey guys! I hope you all had a great Christmas... I didn’t get too many Micra related presents but I did get a huge Silverline spanner set
, a full autoglym detailers set, some other car related pieces and a whole load of non-car related bits!!! I did however get some awesome headlight protectors
and (you’re gonna love this) a K11 Micra T-shirt- shame it isn’t blue!!



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Just think the k11 looks like it's been bashed and repainted when debadged, I love my little inspiration hotwheel badges haha
The inspiration badges are pretty wicked! They’ve always reminded me of the hot wheels logo too!! Yeah I do get what mean though mate, I probably should’ve kept the Micra badge but hey ho!


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Had a pretty productive day... fitting my Dad’s 1990s Alpine head-unit and CD changer which was taken from his BMW E30 back in the 90s. Cost around £800 back in the day... it wasn’t easy to fit though. Halfords was a bloody pain as usual.

I began by disconnecting the radio unit and removing the facia and any pieces that may get in the way of installing the unit. Then realised that the Nissan OEM connectors don’t fit the standard ISO mounts of the Alpine (obviously).


So I got to Halfords, bought what I thought was the right connector... it wasn’t! (Thankful staff), so then consulted one of the floor staff, they redirected me to a different connector... which didn’t fit the car, and then finally a member of staff who had some kind of idea came. All of this took me over an hour... so I got home and fitted the connectors into the head unit- worked a dream.

The main issue was running the CD changer wire from the head unit to the changer, which I decided to mount behind the rear seats.

Photographs will follow but all in all it took a few drops of blood, hours of a runny nose and about 4 hours in total. Well worth the time as it looks and sounds SUPERB.


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That's why I just got all the adapters needed for a head unit from a micra in the scrapyard! It's the first time I've heard of a CD changer in a micra, but it sounds decent.
 
That's why I just got all the adapters needed for a head unit from a micra in the scrapyard! It's the first time I've heard of a CD changer in a micra, but it sounds decent.
It’s awesome! I’ll make sure to put some photos up tomorrow, I just keep forgetting! It also works very nicely with my newly acquired parcel shelf...


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Finally got some admittedly awful photos of the Alpine setup... I’m slacking a little bit on my thread recently- I know! I also probably should’ve cleaned the CD changer up a little bit before fitting- oh well!



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