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G6-20 last won the day on July 21 2018

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  1. if your interested, im selling my black 2.0 gen6 for 800. bargain considering how much time and money ive spent on it, over the last 6 months. fitted a new clutch only 2k ago, and done loads of other work. bodywork isnt amazing, but its reliable. just bought an 8 seater mpv, so the celica needs to go
  2. my 2.0 gt is on 142k, and doesnt burn any oil or coolant. my old 1.8 sr was on 142k as well, and that burned about half a litre of oil, every 1000 miles-ish. my old 1.8 140 engine, on 145k burned some oil too, although i only had it 3 or 4 weeks, crap car, didnt like it, lol if that info's any use to you
  3. both number plate lights were dead, and had to tackle 20 year old rotten arse screws, that crumbled away to nothing. managed to get them all out tho, after 15 mins of persistence.
  4. How easy / costly is it, I wonder, to convert a regular one into gas ? Need a gas regulator, argon/c02 gas bottle, maybe new wire reel ? plumbing bits, pipes, connectors. maybe other bits? Why do gas machines cost so bloody much. Seems to be £100 non, and £400 gas, crazy.
  5. Alan, try find one with 1-6 or higher, adjustable dial switches, for both wire speed, and amps/power. Having the ability to fine tune the settings, makes all the difference I find. The machines with just high and low button on, it's hard to get a decent weld with those. Power always seems to be not enough, or too much. Usually the better machines have adjustable everything, including gas on/off timing, and gas flow
  6. I'm amazed they sell gas-less migs, as every time i've used one, I've been disappointed. Even running them on maximum power, they don't penetrate properly, unless your welding really thin stuff. Thinner than car panels. most of the time they just stick weld to the surface, with minimal penetration. A single spot weld might look ok, and hold in place, but if you hit it with a hammer, it'll break half the time, and the finish you get is very porous, sometimes brittle, and they have a habit of splattering weld everywhere. It's annoying that the gas machines cost loads more, especially when you only want it for a couple small repairs, but there the only way to go in my opinion. If I were you, id buy a gas one, use it for your repairs, and re-sell it on eBay for £50 less. That way your not spending too much money, and you'll be much more likely to get a good solid repair
  7. Hah. same website I checked. Had different info when I looked. Was probably before the 20th may. Oh well. You win again Si, you're taking all my poker chips
  8. I know this is an old thread, but a guy I know kept coming into work, going on about this 40 year mot exempt thing, saying his old beetle and camper, will be exempt when the law comes in. I didn't believe it, with health and safety becoming more and more strict over the years, thinking it was an accident waiting to happen, so I did some research on proper government websites, and it only applys for tax, not the mot. Even old cars still have to have the test, but there much less strict, and the emissions dont get tested. Emissions are only done by a visual check, as long as it's not bellowing smoke out, it'll pass.
  9. With all these reports of noise, it would seem like there like that unfortunately shame. For anyone that's curious, or needs a replacement for daily use, it might be worth spending the extra money, and getting genuine Toyota silencers, they seem superior in build quality. Not sure on the actual price of them tho, they could be silly money, you never know with dealer parts, sometimes they're dirt cheap, sometimes there a fortune, will have to investigate. Might have better luck with something in the middle tho, like Bosal, or an aftermarket pipe that's not race, or horse power orientated.
  10. yeah, fitted the 2 pipes yesterday. i ditched the de-cat, and put the original cat back on too, while i was there, just for good measure. god knows what was going on with the previous back box, might not have had any insulation in ? also, the previous centre pipe appeared to have been blowing at both ends of the canister, after inspection, as there was brown carbon/water marks on it, where the seems are rolled over. the new replacement pipe did the same, but from the bottom side, instead of the top, tut tut (must be bad batch of pipes, or just poor construction) so i sealed the channels with exhaust paste, to stop the blow. sounds much better now, can actually drive the car without getting annoyed. no god awful raspy rattling roar, like a straight through exhaust filled with marbles. no more stares from crowds of people, which is good. hopefully your pipes are better than the ones i got, but if i were you, id spend some time checking for air leaks after youve installed it. especially that centre silencer, both ones i received, had leaks.
  11. got new pipes, under warranty luckily. try get them fitted asap, before i loose my mind. exhaust even popped and banged earlier, probably spat flames. standard pipe shouldnt do that under normal driving surely.
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