MadManMike

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Air-con has decided not to to play anymore. Please just be a regas fix. f**king worst time of year too.

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3 hours ago, Danny said:

FYI @MadManMike your going to be invaded by thousands of minis next year - https://imm2019.co.uk/

That's actually fairly far out of the city, but I'm up for coming along with the camera :)

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3 hours ago, TROYston said:

Air-con has decided not to to play anymore. Please just be a regas fix. f**king worst time of year too.

I took mine to ats for a regas last May, all they managed to do is empty it completely and then tell me that it was broken.

A bloke in a van from Rugeley came out, vacuum checked the system, inspected and refilled it; absolutely nothing wrong with it and working just fine ever since. OK it cost more (about 60 quid I think) but much better to have someone actually know what they're doing.

Would thoroughly recommend him, all manual equipment, no automatic machines, an old school refrigeration engineer who will talk you through exactly what he's doing :)

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Did ATS pay you for the R134a they took? That shit ain't cheap!

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Nope :(

Useless f**kwits, I'm not sure why I went there, they had previously refused to quote to change the snapped aux belt on the car because it was too technical for them....

 

Fortunately the 60 quid the guy charged included a full fill and pressurise :)

I can't find him now, which is a shame because I was going to link @TROYston up as he's local to me.

edit: f**k me sidways with a pineapple, I've just looked up how much it is, 416 quid for a 12kg bottle, that's almost 35 grand a tonne :o

 

 

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Cleannnnnn CRX VT in for some serious drive line problems sorting. 

First “big” Honda job since I’ve set up my own side line solely for them. Keen to make this car the drive it should be as against how it is now.. awful. 

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I'll do a proper update tomorrow, but I have a question / require some opinions.

I took my windscreen out today and I saw along the bottom of it, this:

https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/windscreen-weatherstrip-mk1-25-p-2203.html

That link implies that it goes all the way around, but mine doesn't. Also, how important is this strip?

Would a decent bead of adhesive windscreen bond not make this strip redundant?

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Well I can’t see it doing anything structural. I guess it’s there to divert any water that may get down there?

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You can buy that stuff from Screwfix, I used it on my Vivaro scuttle panel to seal it

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Yeah that's what we did in the end.

Properly f**ked it up, but it was funny.

Windscreen fitting isn't an easy job and is one I will never do again :lol:

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On 09/06/2018 at 0:33 AM, MadManMike said:

f**k me, full steam ahead dude.

ME221 - assume you're boosting it?

Looking good man, would love to have the time and facilities to do the same to my car.

Thanks man it’s coming along slowly ; boost is on the cards once it’s taken off the road again ( assuming it makes it onto the road this year ha ) 

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I've just fitted 4 Avon ZV7's on mine, 195 50 15, did a track weekend at Rockingham on them and can't fault them at all.

They were £180-ish for the four, fitted via Blackcircles.

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Also had torrential rain on the drive home from that and they kept me planted, so no complaints in wet or dry.

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Surround needs repainting, but I love the look in black :D

Also, the incredibly messy job of fitting the windscreen ended up ok.

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:lol: I love RockAuto, order 300 quid worth of stuff, over 20 components and they ship them all individually. Even single gaskets...

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I tried googling for local mobile aircon regases, to no avail to match your description of a old dude who does it manually. So went onto Groupon and get a regas+clean for £40 at ats 

 

PLEASE DONT BE LEAKING :S, just hope its been neglected like the rest of the car apparently.

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