Got the new micra jacked up after cleaning it yesterday
SHes clean tho im still going over the coil mounts and rear sill, take the under seal off and clean up, but of treatment and paint ,
Ad least then should get more years problem free , cause the rest is clean as , never welded, only things are a small rip in the driver's seat, two front tyres, and two dings ,
Even the stereo screen worked 90% haha
Diesel fuel on old faded flat paintwork/ bodywork is a well-known old kerbstone dealer trick followed up with Pledge or similar spray on furniture polish, to disguise the smell & brighten up rejuvenate all the surfaces quickly at marginal costs ready for selling on.
Got me out of the poo with a couple of my old leave off bangers to sell on about 40 years ago!
Cleaned up.the sills, rust treated ,painted and waxoiled, brought the greys back with a heat gun and old engine oil , and went over the car ,,Ad least then it should be maintenance free for the foreseeable future , (just a few hours of work if that may add years on the car and less on your pocket )
Passed mot pretty much faultless, only minors were grease on some brake pipes , but they are clean , they were surprised at how clean it is
Since I wasn't keeping its up forsale now but was a bit of fun lol
It's been a while since driving a bone stock 1ltr , feels weird , use to the 1.3 POWER!! Haha
Get annoyed , This week it got a nail in the tyre, ran out of petrol (basically soon the gauge hit the bottom it ran out ,where normally it has 30so miles) left the lights on so bad a flat battery , and it's decided to 30mpg , but runs fine , mmmmn,
Oh and been like this for a while but takes a while for the pump to prime when on a angle or two start so it's under suspicion and the maf
Found out that with my N-CVT I can set off in DS mode which locks the lower ratios helping me get away from the people that floor it when I pull out, then slide into D with a smooth transition to normal drive once up to 40mph.
Started on cleaning up and spraying the wheels, ready for the new wheel trims which are on order.
Didn't get every bit of rust off just did my best to get as much as I could off. These wheels are 17 years old, so I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but as I was putting trims on too, I just wanted the wheel to look better behind the trim.
As it turns out I am pretty pleased with the result. Once all wheels are done and on car with trims I will get some pics and update.
Welding the celebration after the new 1.3 sucked aload of moisture or stale fuel and is currently running between 1 and 4 cylinders haha
But hopefully get this and tempest sorted before I touch the 1.3 as it need literally a ton work haha