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trophytr5 last won the day on September 29 2013

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About trophytr5

  • Birthday 04/09/1946

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    Peterborough, Cambs, UK
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    2006 Celica GT

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  1. There used to be a product sold for repairing leaky vintage/classic motorcycle tanks which you poured into the empty tank, once you had removed it. You them swished it around until it had coated the inside, poured off the excess and left it to cure. It might work as a precautionary measure if you are incertain about the condition of the tank. I cannot remember what it was called (Petseal?) and, as it was some years ago. it may no longer be available Just checked. It is Petseal and it is available. There are caveats!
  2. No. That was one of the problems I had when trying to get a quote for an SS exhaust. 2.5 inch in/2.25 inch out cats don't seem to be readily available. The measurements were tken from the original stock exhaust
  3. Feel free to pass on my CCUK details to the new owner, should they be interested in contacting the first private owner
  4. A friend and I were discussing this subject in the pub yesterday and he pointed out that cats have a limited life. A quick search of t'interweb says 70K to 100K miles or 10 years, less for cars used for short journeys, more for one that get really warmed up. So putting original cat in a SS system makes some sense because it's going to have to be replaced at some point even it was in stainless The problem comes when you need to replace it. What do you use?
  5. As I recall, Mr T quoted me over £1,300 inc VAT for the mid-ection, fitted, with a 6 week wait for it to come from Japan. So, a good deal
  6. Bugger!!! If I'd known that I'd have kept the old one when the centre section was replaced with a pattern one, due to the original having rusted elsewhere
  7. Can I ask why you opted to retain the original cat? Cost? Availability? Fear of failing MoT? I had a local guy research a making and fitting an SS system for the GT and he got stuck on geeting a cat and, strangely, the tip
  8. Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I am at a stage in life when doing my own servicing is beyond me (agility, facilities and tools) but I'll bear it in mind when getting a local garage to give a omnce overi. Also, I'll get them to reset the alignment, freeing off and lubricating the toe and camber bolts as it was an expensive PITA to get them replaced when they had seaized up a few years ago And the electrics get work out on my warm up laps. Lights on, AC on etc.
  9. Due to the PANdemIC, my 2006 Gen 7 GT did 800 miles between MoTs last year, bringing the total to about 48,000 Until last year, it had been serviced and MoT'd every year by Mr T but, as they always managed to find something expensive to fail it it on lately, I opted for another MoT tester at the end of 2020. No issues. I am reluctant to get Mr T to service it, given the low mileage, but what recommendations would you have for a "mini" service for time, rather than distance, related items? The car isn't garaged and is usually parked in gear with the handbrake off and the negative battery terminal disconnected. When it gets used, I do a couple of laps of Peterborough's parkway system (about 30 miles) to warm everything up and make sure that it goes into lift properly Testing, and possibly replacing, brake fluid is the first thing that springs to mind Anything else?
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54324144
  11. Turbo or not turbo, that is the question - Wiiiam Shagspear, 2020
  12. Filling the tank and then driving to see how far you are going? You are carrying around 55 litres of fuel which would weigh something lile 50 kilos
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