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KiNK43

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    Rear Wheel arch

    Maybe it's a generic picture. There is a plastic guard on the left side that covers the filler neck isn't there. Maybe it's that
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    jan 2020. Got a bit of time so thaught I'd start another project thread document my progress with my latest honda. My last civic ended up quite a machine. But unfortunately I had to make the decision to let it go to buy a house. Once got my finances back on track. I really fancied another mb6 as always had a soft spot for them. A another member offered me a clean car so went on a bit of a road trip down south to pick it up. It has just had an engine rebuild fully documented with every receipt and ran sweet as a nut was very happy with it. Unfortunately it only made it 100 miles back towards the Midlands and the bottom end developed a knock. Was pretty p**sed off tbh. But what can I do.
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    Rover fog lights

    I doubt it without modification and yes the plugs will be different.
  4. Unlikely it would get air in system of was bled properly before unless the coolant level had dropped significantly. I find when bleeding the system if you get it about there then just go for a drive the increased engine speed will usually expell any air into the expansion tank. Make sure the heater are set to hot. So next step is to go through the fan system. You say the car tends to overheat when idling and the fan isn't coming on.. I would check the fan works by disconnecting the fan switch which is usually on the thermostat housing. And link the pins in the plug with a piece of wire, bypassing the fan switch. If the fan comes on then next check the fan switch. If fan doesn't come on when you link that plug out, then there's a fault either with the fan or wiring or fuse has gone etc etc.
  5. Aftermarket one should be fine. Sounds like you have found your heater issue. Hopefully the slight overheating is not a major issue. Its been warm out. But like I say check the fan is working as it should be coming in and off as required. And fit a new stat as there cheap enough. And go from there.
  6. Check the basics mate. Oil and Coolant levels (when cold obviously) Make sure the fan comes on and goes off as expected. And assuming there ok a new thermostat would be a good idea I'd say. Hopefully nothing more serious. As for your heater I'd suggest it's unrelated and sounds like a fuse may have gone. That would be the first place to look.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    From Matt Lewis Racing. Very good price tbh. You know me love searching for a bargain. Not checked there the right length yet tho eeek
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    Rover fog lights

    Have you already got the brackets etc? I could point you in the direction of some that should fit. As there what I fitted to my own car. 50 quid a pair.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Booked another track day for 16th August so best be back in my feet by then. Surely I will. In the mean time hopefully I can get these parts fitted. Tart the brakes up a bit.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Said it's too early for physio unfortunately. But ultimately I guess I'll have to yes.
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    Rover fog lights

    Not without modification
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    MG zs side skirts wanted

    Yes I see what you mean. Must be different types as you say
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Just been docs. Said I've just got the mother of all sprains. Torn ligaments etc. 4-6 weeks to be back on my feet she recons.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Not good. Still can't stand or walk. Hopping around everywhere or on crutches. Guess it will improve with time. Took the opportunity to order the bits to redo the brakes tho. So that's one positive. Probably would have ended up in the gravel tomorow trying slowdown from 150mph
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    MG zs side skirts wanted

    Actually not many, must be getting rarer. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174139303919
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    MG zs side skirts wanted

    Have you tried ebay.? There should be a lot breaking for parts
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Had to cancel my fast road setup tomorrow. And the track day
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Pretty depressing but weighing up cancelling track day next week. Ive wrecked my foot riding bmx. Bent all me toes right back. Foots the size of a melon, toes are all black. Can't walk. Might be bit better by then just not sure.
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    Engine Swap + Turbo: Share, Advise, Suggest

    BOV vents the pressure in the intercooler pipework to atmosphere when the throttle closes. If you don't run one, then that air will have to makes it way back to the turbo. Some info suggests that this stalls the turbo. I don't think it's a major issues at all especially with low boost levels like this. I wouldn't worry too much about the hondata right now. Just run a socketed P28 and find a tuner that uses Crome or similar software.
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    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Looks lovely round there. What a nice part of the world
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Nearly at a point where I'll be happy with it. Could do with the brakes tarting up. New lines pads fluid etc.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Needed some new plug leads and accidentally now have a red and black theme going on throughout the car. Remembered I had a little red cap for the ps fluid somewhere lol. It's the little things ay. Haha.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Times ticking for donnington. Been on call all weekend between jobs manage to fit the front knuckles and coilovers. 10mm spacers are on aswell. Offset Is much better imo. Getting really excited now. Can take her for an alignment. And about there.
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    Engine Swap + Turbo: Share, Advise, Suggest

    Your power expectations seem fair. Personally I'd buy parts indivually. Even good Kits have issues. For example I baught a racetech kit. It didn't fit then the turbo was faulty and the manifold kept cracking was awful. I would splash out on a decent manifold. You want a good strong 3mm walled manifold. Not one of these flimsy shiny eBay ones, they will crack constantly and be a pain in your arse. Reliability.. you can make a reliable turbo setup. But turboing a stock engine you always going to be waiting for the day it goes pop imo. Maybe it never will and it will be fine. But it's a ticking time bomb, but if mapped properly and looked after at that power could be fine for many years. But if it does pop take it as part of the fun and fix it. Shopping list. Well you need a turbo. Something smallish. Manifold, wastegate, downpipe and exhaust, fuel pump, injectors, ECU a p28 to start with and a hondata s300 if you want but not required, a clutch, Oil feed and return lines. bov if you want one. I don't bother personally with bov. And an intercooler and pipework.
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