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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby gruk » Thu May 23, 2019 7:28 pm

So I had a lot of trouble getting the oil filter off, so that didn't happen until tonight but it's finally done. In the end it was a Ryco spin on filter wrench that did it. Such god awful place to put an oil filter!
I've filled it with 4L of Penrite 10W-30 semi synthetic. Have another litre on standby.

Last weekend I took a look at the water level and noticed a build up of sludge under the cap so I dumped the coolant again. All was looking good so I've filled it up and bled the air out again. Getting quite good at that now :)

Car has had a bit of a wash now too - all ready for Saturday's run. Can't wait.

Oh right, I noticed that my oil pan sensor plug is shot. The plastic has disintegrated. so I'll need to pick one up from somewhere and wire it up. Another job on the list.
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby GDII » Thu May 23, 2019 8:38 pm

gruk wrote:So I had a lot of trouble getting the oil filter off, so that didn't happen until tonight but it's finally done. In the end it was a Ryco spin on filter wrench that did it. Such god awful place to put an oil filter!
I've filled it with 4L of Penrite 10W-30 semi synthetic. Have another litre on standby.

Last weekend I took a look at the water level and noticed a build up of sludge under the cap so I dumped the coolant again. All was looking good so I've filled it up and bled the air out again. Getting quite good at that now :)

Car has had a bit of a wash now too - all ready for Saturday's run. Can't wait.

Oh right, I noticed that my oil pan sensor plug is shot. The plastic has disintegrated. so I'll need to pick one up from somewhere and wire it up. Another job on the list.

Yeah the GEN1/2 3S oil filter is in a sill place. The 4A isn't much better. I always have issues getting mine off even if I do it up to spec.

The oil level sensor is not needed. If the light comes on you can just bridge the plug to cancel it out. With your knowledge of cars and always checking oil levels you won't need it. But if you really want it the USA 3SGTE has it too, might still be able to get one but they don't do anything useful for car guys.
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby gruk » Thu May 23, 2019 8:49 pm

GDII wrote:Yeah the GEN1/2 3S oil filter is in a sill place. The 4A isn't much better. I always have issues getting mine off even if I do it up to spec.

The oil level sensor is not needed. If the light comes on you can just bridge the plug to cancel it out. With your knowledge of cars and always checking oil levels you won't need it. But if you really want it the USA 3SGTE has it too, might still be able to get one but they don't do anything useful for car guys.


Ahh sweet, good to know. In that case I'll just tuck the cable away somewhere and be done with. No engine light as yet but I suppose I'll keep this in mind in case it comes on anytime soon.
Thanks!
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby GDII » Thu May 23, 2019 8:56 pm

It will be an oil level light. Looks like an oil can with water under it I think.

Like this other NZ new SW20.
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby ClanFever » Fri May 24, 2019 3:16 pm

Jeez that was 2 years ago
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby GDII » Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm

ClanFever wrote:Jeez that was 2 years ago

Time flies when you buy more than 1 SW20. That speedo looks familiar.... Oh yeah, I have it now. :roll:
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby ClanFever » Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm

GDII wrote:
ClanFever wrote:Jeez that was 2 years ago

Time flies when you buy more than 1 SW20. That speedo looks familiar.... Oh yeah, I have it now. :roll:


Time does speedo up when you steal my parts :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby gruk » Sun May 26, 2019 7:49 pm

Took the car on the club run today around Makara, had loads of fun and the car performed nicely. No heating problems at all. As I was going round corners with the windows open I was able to hear a squeak/squeal noise when turning left. Sounded a bit like a worn out brake pad, but occurred with no braking. I couldn't work out whether it was front or rear but it is on the passenger side. If it's front left then it's the same corner as my bad suspension strut which needs looking at anyway. Perhaps related somehow.
I was thinking wheel bearing maybe, not used to those squeaking though.

Also found that a headlight has gone - same corner as the above problems!

Was good getting out for a twisty drive in the sun though. Good inspiration seeing everyone's shiny 2's!
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby GDII » Sun May 26, 2019 8:16 pm

Check your wheel nuts.
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby gruk » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:57 am

Currently in the UK for work, thought I'd take advantage of 'free' shipping and place an order with MR2Ben:

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Can't wait to get it all home to install :D Pity I can't fit a spoiler in a suitcase - another day for my Tom's lower spoiler perhaps...
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Re: Gruks SW20

Postby gruk » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:58 am

I should mention that they were good enough to deliver to the Hotel I was staying at on a particular date. I was a bit worried but they pulled through
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