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The Car Thread

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Yeah they don't really have that many issues as such, rust is non existant basically. 

 

The engines are just diabolically shit and burn oil and fail quite regularly regarding piston rings. Apparently the facelifts had an oil feed hole revision on the pistons that prevented this oil burning. 

 

Yeah the precats can be an issue too as they get sucked up into the cylinder and cause scuffing. 

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12 hours ago, dann2707 said:

Yeah they don't really have that many issues as such, rust is non existant basically. 

 

The engines are just diabolically shit and burn oil and fail quite regularly regarding piston rings. Apparently the facelifts had an oil feed hole revision on the pistons that prevented this oil burning. 

 

Yeah the precats can be an issue too as they get sucked up into the cylinder and cause scuffing. 

I'm planning on getting as late a model as I can, at least 04 FL.

And I realise I've been unlucky with mine, but my Eunos had 3 oil burning 1.6's, I'm familiar with engine swapping now :lol:

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My roof? You wanna see the other side... I think I could fit my head in the hole.

I've put a lot of hours in tweaking it this last week and it now drives very well. Have quite a lot of scuttle shake though so wondering if @dann2707 will be kind enough to sell me a set of door bushings :D

If anyone is interested in a shit example of a rather good 18 year old Japanese car, then have a look here: https://www.mr2roc.org/forum/index.php?topic=69843.0

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Can't see attachments unless you sign up on there - as I'm 99.97% sure I'll be getting one, I'll have a look at joining later :)

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I can't see anything either mate

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9 hours ago, Adam@TartyBikes said:

My roof? You wanna see the other side... I think I could fit my head in the hole.

I've put a lot of hours in tweaking it this last week and it now drives very well. Have quite a lot of scuttle shake though so wondering if @dann2707 will be kind enough to sell me a set of door bushings :D

If anyone is interested in a shit example of a rather good 18 year old Japanese car, then have a look here: https://www.mr2roc.org/forum/index.php?topic=69843.0

And absolutely mate. Will message you, are you on fb now? 

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Thanks dude.

Like Liam Neeson, I will find you. And I will message you.

 

Edit: I found you. And I messaged you.

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I just accidentally 600 quid on knobbly tyres for the campervan :)

It's three times the amount that is spend on budgets for the smax :(

They'll probably outlast the life of the van so that's not a bad thing :D

Edit: they arrived!

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Edit again: they fit!

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DC2 is reverting back to a B18C

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I’ve finally managed to move myself to Canada and joined the 1.8t club whilst here with this 03 Audi A4. I know this is a common engine on here so wondering if anyone can share any wisdom on what I could check/mod/service to make sure it’s sweet. It appears to mechanically have been well looked after since the previous owners originally bought it in 07. 
 

More power is always nice but as maybe a sign of me ageing I’d be happy to dial it in so it’s reliable. It’s done a lot of miles by U.K. standards but by Canadian standards it’s barely broken in. I’d like to give it a good detailing as it’s not had much cleaning love with the rainforest of BC but it drives sweet and ‘gas’ is cheap here so it’s cheap to run.

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Drop the sump and check the oil pickup as those are known to clog and kill things. Breathers/vac hoses can be a bit of a nightmare for splitting, most people just rip out a load of the factory system and replace with a simple catch can setup. Otherwise mostly pretty normal stuff.

I haven't had a longitudinal 1.8t but mod options are a little more hard to come by (in that it's not so easy to pick up manifolds, turbos etc as a bolt on) but by the sounds of it you don't want too much from it, so a decent map (nothing peaky on torque, rods lottery above ~300ftlb, but harsh torque spikes are what kills things so can happen below), coupled with a free flowing intake/exhaust and a FMIC will probably get you where you want to be.

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New project!

 

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