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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby Mr-Paulio » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:59 am

This is where it would normally be....
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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby MR2GUY » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:35 am

I will try to get a photo over the weekend, it's just a bit of a hassle getting all the plastics off. Paul is correct it's the high pressure switch and lives under the plastics on the passenger side.

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I removed the sensor from my piping and left it attached to the wiring.

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mickeyduck » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:04 pm

Mint! Thank you Michael, Paul and Cam. :D

Dug into the BGB to see what you guys were talking about and sure enough...

Bridge this little guy and the radiator fans come right. Mind you, I will need to go for a blat and ensure the 2nd fan still comes on ok when seriously hot... :idea:

Plug with one wire black with little red bits, the other red with little black bits. Plug as per pics...

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:14 pm

Thanks, guys. I'll have a try tomorrow when I'm home. I swear I bridged this and it did nothing, I swear I also have only one fan going all the time (passenger). I'll have to unplug the radiator temp switch and try grounding it (or letting it be fully open) and see what happens. My hands are too fat, might have to pull the front off.

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mickeyduck » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:49 pm

OK so what we've discovered this weekend (and it all makes perfect sense) is you need to bridge that aircon pressure valve connector AND ensure the temp switch down low on the radiator is also plugged in. If either one is disconnected the left (passenger) side radiator fan goes non stop.
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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:07 am

Sure it's the left fan Charlie? I tried jumping that connector and nothing happened. Also it's the RHS fan thats always on. Will swap in the good fuse box and see

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby Mr-Paulio » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:17 am

You can also rewire the a.c. fan to the rad fan. The fuse still handles the load of both. Cools faster and no random fan issues. Easy as. I can't remember left or right. But its easy to work out if it's running while cold. Or only while hot. Best to have two fans for cooling I think. Good luck :wink:
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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:47 pm

For my own records I measured my gas consumption today on the run:
189.3km
26.24L (possibly more because I swear the pump shut off early)
~13.9L/100km which is ~2.7 off the crowdsourced ~11.2

It was a balance of pinning it and cruising.


More interestingly, my front LHS park light has turned itself into an indicator, investigation is required.

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Sun May 05, 2019 2:25 pm

I was so looking forward to carving some back roads. Someone broke the windscreen wiper control, expoxied it back on and it's stuck so I couldn't get a WOF.

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:03 am

mknz wrote:For my own records I measured my gas consumption today on the run:
189.3km
26.24L (possibly more because I swear the pump shut off early)
~13.9L/100km which is ~2.7 off the crowdsourced ~11.2

It was a balance of pinning it and cruising.


More interestingly, my front LHS park light has turned itself into an indicator, investigation is required.


Fixed the indicator issue
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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:04 am

mknz wrote:I was so looking forward to carving some back roads. Someone broke the windscreen wiper control, expoxied it back on and it's stuck so I couldn't get a WOF.


Also fixed this, it was actually hot glued at some point in the past knowing that they have a tendency to break. I used a hair dryer and toothpicked out the incriminating hot glue. I'll leave fixing this properly for later.

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:11 pm

Replaced all four (front) tie rod ends and both boots. Pro tip the universal ones don't do well because this bloody rack is asymmetrical, I'll just buy OEM ones since the correct size aftermarket ones were out of stock.
Tightened the SC belt 1/8th turn since it had a tendency to whinge. Would rather spit a belt than kill a water pump. Used my magic tool and a shit ton of extension bars.
Got an alignment, had to teach them how to adjust camber and they wouldn't adjust caster (complained that it's too rusty). But they got it otherwise spot on

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Re: mknz manages to make everything he owns leak

Postby mknz » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:29 pm

I mean you can figure out what happened from the pictures. I also replaced the front rotors since they were too low, new Chinese ones are cheap enough. The pads were only halfway so I reused them (they're expensive enough, but great).

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