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what have you done to your celica today...


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Spent 5 minutes fitting brand new Bosch AeroTwin wiper blades all round. Easy job!

 

My old rear wiper was completely useless, just left a opaque smear. The new Aerotwin makes a perfect clean sweep :thumbsup:

The new Aerotwin seem to work well on the front too, under testing screen-wash conditions. 

 

I do prefer the traditional look of the original hinged type wiper blade holders, but have lost patience with the poor performance rubbers and would much rather see where i'm going when it's raining B)

 

Debs

 

 

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investigated the slight flat spot I have had the past week at the exact same throttle position - not engine speed dependant.

 

Testing the resistance of the TPS as I rotate the throttle plate and there was a point where the resistance went WAY up and then all goofy.

 

Henceforth, a new ADL Blueprint one is on the way

 

Also replaced all my wipers with Bosch (standard), topped up the screenwash and thought about vacuuming the car, then didn't. Replaced all the rear light cluster bulbs because reasons, and finally got rid of the bird poop on the corner of the windscreen.  Haven't washed the car in a while.

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Fitted new Throttle Position Sensor (Blueprint).  I am 98% certain this particular Blueprint part is an OEM Toyota part - the sensors look identical to every detail including casing moulding marks, cap colour and fitment, even the colour of the screw inserts.  Not bad for 50 quid :).   Also cleaned throttle body - well I say cleaned but in reality it was still spotless after its thorough disassembly and rebuild last year.  Re set ECU, then set my idle speed screw again (new TPS sensor changed the idle somewhat), then reset the ECU again.  

 

also vacuumed and cleaned the interior.

 

 

Now the engine is cold gonna go give it a blast for ECU adaptation, then its done - every single sensor of consequence is now new on my engine

- MAF

- CTS

- TPS

- Pre Lambda

- Post Lambda

- Cam Position

- Crank Position

- VVTi OCV

 

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Over twenty years ago, i purchased a brand new Kenwood radio/cassette player professionally fitted to my [then] pride and joy VW Polo.

The Kenwood stereo sounded fab, but after just a few months my musical driving fun was suddenly interrupted by a RTA which sadly wrote-off the Polo :(

 

Just before the VW got trailered off to the scrap yard, the nearly new Kenwood HU was removed and put into safe household storage where is stayed for over two decades...

 

until today when we swopped out the OEM radio/CD player for the Kenwood [with the help of a single din adaptor kit]  :thumbsup:

 

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The Kenwood radio sounds noticeable better, a bit more power & a smoother sonic quality.

The tape player has a nice warmth which sounds easy on the ear, and delightfully analogue.

 

A nice result, will need to go dust off my tape cassette collection now, some of them are almost 40 years old!  :lol:

 

Debs

 

 

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Oil & Filter change - check around under engine, no problems to report.

Quick basic check of all light bulbs, horn, washer jets.

 

MOT - Passed!

Advisories - None 

 

It was a bit nerve racking watching the MOT tester systematically going about his business. He must of spent a full fat 30 minutes poking about looking for something of issue. I though it had failed when he called another guy over to look at something underside [with steering or front shocks?] ...but after finishing he said it all passed fine.

Asking about the exhaust system; still with the original and now looking very peachy, but he said it still functions fine, cat works well within emissions , no exhaust leakage anywhere - said not to worry about it.

 

Apparently they give a fairly high failure rate for MOTs at this garage, and they are known for being very thorough, but on the other hand are becoming a more than a little specialised with older cars, and classic cars, and they seem to be very fair and knowledgeable.

They also have a paddock of various old cars parked up [or dumped] nearby, took 5 minutes out to look around, should have taken my camera; couple of Triumph Torledo's, an Alfa Romeo Spider, Ford Cortina Ghia Mk IV, Austin 1100, a particularly nice old Humber Sceptre, and other stuff can't remember, like stepping back in time walking around that paddock :lol:

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cleaning out leaves and crap from inside airbox, dropped my air filter in a muddy puddle.

 

Drove to local parts place without air filter (AWESOME SOUND!), Bought new air filter.  Fitted in car park.  tightening screw on old factory intake hose clamp finally stripped.  Went back in shop.  Bought two large jubilee clips.  Fitted new jubilee clips to both ends of main intake pipe.  Drove home.  Had coffee.  Realised I left my in-car socket set in shop car park.  Drove back to shop car park.  Found Socket Set.  Drove home.  Had coffee.

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3BF3CA55-D259-4AFA-877F-D972260F3F37.thumb.jpeg.b00b35b7f0b40eeffe64b378aabd11cf.jpegChanged my lift bolts (I was surprised to see wear on them; changed the rocker cover gasket; oil breather upper gasket; oil pick up o ring; changed the plugs; transmission oil change; engine oil change; new oil filter; flushed my rad and matrix before refilling the system; replaced a small section of exhaust to replace a very rusty weld.

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On 13/11/2018 at 18:31, Tomb said:

Changed my lift bolts (I was surprised to see wear on them; changed the rocker cover gasket; oil breather upper gasket; oil pick up o ring; changed the plugs; transmission oil change; engine oil change; new oil filter; flushed my rad and matrix before refilling the system; replaced a small section of exhaust to replace a very rusty weld.

 

Busy bastard.

Good stuff

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On 15/11/2018 at 19:37, Crazy Cat Lady said:

Today: 

 

Hoovered the inside of the car.

Washed the outside of the car

 

And changed the cabin filter!  :o :blush: :lol:

 

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Changed mine last month didn’t look any better, :( 

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