Ah what a shame. Could potentially send a can over to you, postage would be £9 though :/
Ah what a shame. Could potentially send a can over to you, postage would be £9 though :/
Haha yeah its crazy how some K11 parts hold so much value.Welp, i'll look around to see what i can find. At the end, plans arent that clear at this point, just got a second facelift bumper and it comes without the fog lights cover, and people around here thinks that each cover is worth the same as the whole bumper lol. I need to administrate my money xD but thanks a lot anyway.
Ha yes Scrubworks also brought that up.Maybe i'm missing something here, but what about the rear fog light?
I mean, Peugeot used green housings for their blinkers, so you should be good lmaoHa yes Scrubworks also brought that up.
The car only LOOKS like it has two reverse lights.
There is only one reverse light.
The driver side 'reverse light' is actually a red bulb that turns on when I turn the fog light on, as I haven't changed any of the wiring.
There is the whole issue of having a fog light which is in a silver housing but hopefully will be okay - I still have the spare light so could always change over for MOT.
Edit - have looked at the vehicle light regulations and it only implies that the colour of the light must be red, it doesn't say anything about the housing itself having to be red as well so I think I'll be okay.
Of course if anyone thinks I am wrong, please do chip in as I don't want to look like a misinformed idiot!
I swear this isn't any kind of joke or whatever, i'm 100% serious;So actually I was thinking about making the final thing out of cardboard and I have managed to make a decent attempt, its VERY sturdy despite appearances and reasonably accurate as well.
Next step is to cover it in black paint to make it waterproof and reinforce it with a **** ton of celloptape.
To all the people who are thinking - is he actually serious about making it out of cardboard, yes I am, cba paying £150-£200 for a custom one (these are the sort of quotes I have been getting...which is more than what I paid for the throttle bodies!).
If I was going for Jenveys, then fair enough on paying a few hundred for a custom airbox, but what I am doing is a proper budget setup so it has to live up to expectations, so please don't make fun loool...
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How does one make cardboard fire resistant? :0I swear this isn't any kind of joke or whatever, i'm 100% serious;
My K11 subwoofer box is made out ofaround 4 rolls of kitchen paper, 1.5kg of glue, and some reinforcement foam. I truly believe you might be able to reinforce this to a point it can stand well. Fire hazard is another story tho, but i can say i have a subwoofer box made of a composite lightweight material
P.D. please don't put inflammable things on your engine. Cardboard on a potentially inflammable environtment as is a throttle body (where oil and gasoline vapours can get in). I don't want to see a burnt K11.
You might be able to use this cardboard model as a mold for another material like fiberglass. It's fairly cheap, but very toxic, so be sure you work on a ventilated environtmentHow does one make cardboard fire resistant? :0
It’s just when I googled ‘diy airboxes’ I saw some of them were left as cardboard so it got me thinking but maybe I should learn how to weld tbh
To be honest, learning to weld would be an excellent skill to have, especially as you will inevitably need to address corrosion issues at some point on your K11 if you keep it long enough. Only thing I will say, although that welder is a very attractive price, I wouldn't get a gasless MIG. They do fundamentally work, but they are messier to use, and the welds they produce are not as good visually or structurally as a gas MIG. Gas ones are not ridiculously expensive (mine was around £200) and you can rent a gas cylinder fairly cheaply.Update:
GSX600R Throttle Bodies Conversion
Okay so I am going down a slightly different airbox route.
Option 1 - ask my mechanic tomorrow to make me a steel/aluminium plenum chamber based on the Pipercross PX600 Air Box. If he can do it for a decent price, great. If not, then option 2.
Option 2 - just buy the bloody Pipercross PX600 Air Box! Can then get 4 holes cut out of the blank base plate to suit the GSX600R bodies. They offer two inlet sizes - 75mm or 100mm. Or....
Option 3 - buy this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Gasless-MIG-Welder-130-Amp-Auto-Flux-Wire-Feed-Welding-Machine-240V-Kit/202348099378 and learn how to weld and then a DIY airbox based on the PX600. I always thought welding equipment would easily go into £500+ but this seems to have a lot of good reviews and a high number have sold as well.
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Thanks for the honest review of the welder - its looking more like I will buy the ready-made product.To be honest, learning to weld would be an excellent skill to have, especially as you will inevitably need to address corrosion issues at some point on your K11 if you keep it long enough. Only thing I will say, although that welder is a very attractive price, I wouldn't get a gasless MIG. They do fundamentally work, but they are messier to use, and the welds they produce are not as good visually or structurally as a gas MIG. Gas ones are not ridiculously expensive (mine was around £200) and you can rent a gas cylinder fairly cheaply.
Failing that, I'd say buy the airbox off the shelf. It looks like a fairly complicated shape to create by hand out of steel and the cost of doing so would probably be more.
Lovely car!! Looks like my twin (almost). Mine is the "Activ" variant. (no idea what the difference between variants are to be honest).
Lucky you the Activ has the cool optional extras and 25k is so low!Lovely car!! Looks like my twin (almost). Mine is the "Activ" variant. (no idea what the difference between variants are to be honest).
At 80 quid a steal. I had mine given to me In January this year!! (2019) from a very kind friend, at the time it had only done 24897 miles. I have now passed my test, was having lessons in the Micra as well as professional lessons In a Hyundai. (Passed July 2019) and took the clock to 28582 miles (At the time of posting). Has all the optional extras colour coded mirrors and interior, A/C and reverse sensors and electric windows.
Fantastic car and drives perfectly. I am hoping to do a few little tweaks in the summer. and your list is a great guide for me to give me an idea on where to start and what to do.
I absolutely love the car.
Lucky you the Activ has the cool optional extras and 25k is so low!
Its a bit of a hidden gem in the normal world as to how quick these cars can be with little money ESPECIALLY if you can do the labour work yourself.
Best of luck with the summer tweaks, hope to see a blog!
It is as simple as that. The original airbox is just held on by a couple of screws and a jubilee clip.Wish I could do the work myself, I have no idea what I am doing, but I have a friend who is a very good and time served mechanic, who I will be asking for a lot of favours. I am not sure what exactly I will be doing yet as there are so many options and different opinions on what works/doesn't but I will be throwing a few pics on when I get chance.
I saw in your list that you changed out the original airbox, for the GA16, is this as simple as taking off the original and replacing it with the GA16 or am I oversimplifying and missing something?
Brilliant, thanks, please bear me in mind. What sort of price? You can easily PM me with info. I am in Lancashire, not sure how far away you are. What sort of difference would the box alone make? I would be happy if it just gave the noise a boost lol.It is as simple as that. The original airbox is just held on by a couple of screws and a jubilee clip.
If you are looking for a GA16 airbox, I will most likely be selling mine once the bike throttle bodies go on...
That is some true words, but I really wanted the extra torque of the 1.4 and the idea of an NA build appealed to me as a reliable powerful source of power.should,ve turbo,d the 1.0 imo
same hp as a moderate n/a 1.4 build, and dirt cheap if you cut corners and you build not bought it
Where do I start!
Unfortunately, I was a victim of a hit and run. This time, someone drove into the back of my car while I was waiting at a set of traffic lights, and then he drove off.
Managed to get the registration plate so have informed the police.
As for the damage, I actually thought it was a write off when it happened. But I think that must have been due to the shock felt, because when I actually saw the damage, I couldn't believe how minor it was.
I'm not going to bother replacing anything, just sprayed over it today and it covers it up pretty well. The boot now requires a good slam in order to be shut as the whole bumper has been pushed up and has a lengthy crack in it. Had a look behind the bumper and the reinforcement bar took a solid hit and has bent in and pushed into the area where the spare tyre goes.
Its such a coincidence how it happened literally a day after I resprayed the rear trim and ruined all my handiwork!
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Yes go BW3 2002 gang! Shame about your scrapeThat paint job looks great. As you know my Micra is same year and same colour. I had a bump at the front driver side bumper was scraped and gouged was a reverse error on my part scraped a wall.
My question is. what colour code did you use? I used BW3 G Tornado and the match was not as close as yours looks on the pics (Maybe I am not as talented with a spray can). Also now I have seen the bottom end of the bumper colour matched. I now know what I will be doing in the summer.
That's the exact stuff I bought. Confirms it. I am #### at painting lol. Oh well maybe I can get someone to do it better now I have the paint. I will also need more of the lacquer but I think getting someone who can paint to do it is a better idea.Yes go BW3 2002 gang! Shame about your scrape
I went for spray and lacquer:
Spray on its own - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NISSAN-400ml-Car-Paint-Aerosol-TORNADO-BW3/221131936169?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Spray and Lacquer - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matching-to-NISSAN-400ml-Colour-And-Clear-Aerosol-Spray-TORNADO-BW3/332389917036?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Normally, whenever I have bought paint matched stuff for other cars, the paint has never been too close of a match as you say, but the ebay link I have given above - these are some of the best paints I've seen, they match it so well!
And yeah thanks, the colour coded rear bumper looks smarter in my opinion as well - good luck with yours in the summer!
Ah right, I’ve been spraying stuff for 3 years now and have only just got the hang of it lol!That's the exact stuff I bought. Confirms it. I am #### at painting lol. Oh well maybe I can get someone to do it better now I have the paint. I will also need more of the lacquer but I think getting someone who can paint to do it is a better idea.
Thanks for the reply.