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  1. Don't want to take over any thread either! The...

    Don't want to take over any thread either!
    The silicone grease in the top picture is fine. That little tube is enough for decades. Use sparingly, otherwise the pins will just compress air rather...
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    Just as a reminder of and older thread "how to...

    Just as a reminder of and older thread "how to reduce level of enrichment when cold".

    It also reduces the likelyhood of pistons scoring cylinders because of excessive fuel washing off the thin...
  3. I noticed the rotor on the driver side being warm...

    I noticed the rotor on the driver side being warm after a drive, normally they are not. I drive economically, that is aniticipating stops and avoiding any unnecessary braking.
    After a closer look, I...
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    From my experience it helps to remove the gas...

    From my experience it helps to remove the gas pedal, that an easy task.
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    The heater box is made by DENSO, and just about...

    The heater box is made by DENSO, and just about every japanese engineered car has them. Probably that core fit in dozens of different cars, except for the connection pipes. Some maker seems to use...
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    The tabs are part of the heater core itself, the...

    The tabs are part of the heater core itself, the part needing to be replaced anyway. The aftermarket core looks like it might fit onto the original pipes. Even if not, it doesn't matter! The core and...
  7. The pins of the calipers are worth some...

    The pins of the calipers are worth some attention. If the rubber parts on the sliding caliper pin had contact with regular mineral oil based lithium grease, they will likely have become swollen, and...
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    Heater core replacement easier?

    In YeePay they are now offering these heater cores. Picture taken from the ad. The big difference is the connection to the in- and outlet tubes. That might enable easier replacement without the need...
  9. With the OP575 made by Filtron the rattle is...

    With the OP575 made by Filtron the rattle is gone. They sell it almost all over the world except for the Americas.
    The rattle is certainly not piston slap. The head has no hydraulic lifters,...
  10. With the oil pan off, grab a conrod and pull it...

    With the oil pan off, grab a conrod and pull it back and forth vigorously, and you can hear exactly the same rattle sound.
    If you want to get rid of the "out-of-oil-startup-rattle" you could...
  11. The timing chain tensioner has a ratchet...

    The timing chain tensioner has a ratchet mechanism which stops the chain from getting slack with missing oil pressure, which is the case when the engine is off or is just begining to be started. See...
  12. Thread: Catch can

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    A lot of questions! My can does collect, but not...

    A lot of questions!
    My can does collect, but not anywhere near as much as in Mitz pix. Probably because I drive very economically, and Mitz presumably likes driving fast?
    With the can mounted as in...
  13. Thread: Weird noise

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    Probably the most simple thing to do would be to...

    Probably the most simple thing to do would be to raise the hood and have a good look at the air filter box and the snorkel. Check that everything is together as it should be, the two clamps closed,...
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    I also wonder what the root cause was! Of...

    I also wonder what the root cause was!

    Of course 290 000km is more than most engines last, and it does look clean as if the oil was always changed in time, but the bearings and crankshaft look...
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    How much effort to change a clutch?

    In the past I have changed clutch plates on numerous 1.0L Suzuki Swift (Metro), the record was 90 mins from between driving into the garage and driving out with the new clutch. All by myself without...
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    There are some posts on this forum about the most...

    There are some posts on this forum about the most curious things happening if the wires and particularly the plugs and sockets of that wire harness get corroded. I mean the harness near your left...
  17. In this forum there are numerous reports about...

    In this forum there are numerous reports about pothole damage in the USA with LRR tyres.
    LRR tyres are usually a bit less robust than normal sort!

    I haven't seen a pothole in years! Pothole...
  18. Thread: Missing coolant

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    See post number 22

    See post number 22
  19. Thread: Missing coolant

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    What you could do: Push the driver seat all the...

    What you could do:
    Push the driver seat all the way back, and remove the horizonal piece of plastic cover that would be above your shins. It is held by three small plastic clips that need to be...
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    Maybe look for a Porsche or a Ferrari? It is...

    Maybe look for a Porsche or a Ferrari?

    It is also a nice sport feelng driveing a car that only uses 4L or less per 100km...
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    The Colt Z30 is an altogether different car! The...

    The Colt Z30 is an altogether different car!
    The Mirage/SpaceStar after 2012 is more light weight, has a bigger luggage compartment, more room inside, and has a better view for the driver.
    The Z30...
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    @ Mark: I agree with what you are saying, but...

    @ Mark:
    I agree with what you are saying, but want to make an overlooked point clear.

    Mann&Hummel bought a few factories from competitors. There obviously were alterations and other improvements...
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    @ Mark: I agree with what you say, but there is...

    @ Mark:
    I agree with what you say, but there is something worth pointing out. Mann&Hummel always had a good reputation, being long term OEM supplier for just about every German brand. Further...
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    Positive! Drop the oilpan grab the bottom of a...

    Positive! Drop the oilpan grab the bottom of a conrod and and vigorously and quickly move it back and forth or sideways, the rattle you hear is the same.

    Quote AtomicPunk:
    Who knew Mitsubishi's...
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    Almost any filter with an anti-drainback valve is...

    Almost any filter with an anti-drainback valve is better than a filter with none!
    There are very substantial differences in the quality of the material used for that valve! Cheapo filters often use...
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