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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #30 on: March 01, 2019, 09:53:16 AM
M3/M5... tbh I don't need anything that fast, 'not slow' will do for me... I must be getting old, I'm more interested in a smooth ride :-o

That's actually the thing I love most, the buttery smooth ride! Don't think I've ever switched the suspension to 'sport' mode


Well I've had it back, driven ~100 miles (most of that was back from the garage) Now 2 warning lights on the dash, they're picking it up Monday on a trailer, mercifully for free :gag:

Sounds like it could be the alternator, we'll see.

Fingers crossed for you too, or they fess up that they made a mistake somewhere and its still not going to damage your wallet further.

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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #31 on: March 12, 2019, 23:01:47 PM
Further wallet hammering confirmed, alternator has goosed and needs rebuilding as a new OEM toyota one is £480! They warned against a cheap chinese replacement alternator (~£185) as they've had reliability issues.
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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #32 on: March 13, 2019, 06:31:37 AM
Hopefully the last of your wallet woes! I have a further £600 to spend at some point on replacement corroded brake lines and a few other bits.

Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #33 on: March 18, 2019, 20:15:36 PM
Don't know how you guys run petrol cars, I'm devastated if my mpg goes below 50 on my cars and I've never really felt like I need more power and i like to make good progress. (1.9tdi skoda octavia and 2.0 tdci ford s max)
i do like it when people aren't afraid to keep older cars on the road though, kudos  :thumbup:
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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #34 on: March 19, 2019, 22:19:41 PM
I would have been quite content keeping my 3L diesel X3, with the remap it had it was joyous. The change in regs to punish diesel owners made me think twice about keeping it though.

The problem is, once you know that kind of power its horrible trying to live with less. :yarr:

I also don't do that many miles, around 5k a year.

Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #35 on: March 20, 2019, 15:51:07 PM
I do naff all miles too

on a run with cruise on I can average 24mpg.... work and back (short trip, traffic) I get average 16mpg :-(


I love old style turbo diesels, loads of low down grunt, not that impressed by the modern high revving ones :-(

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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #36 on: March 21, 2019, 13:26:08 PM
Further wallet hammering confirmed, alternator has goosed and needs rebuilding as a new OEM toyota one is £480! They warned against a cheap chinese replacement alternator (~£185) as they've had reliability issues.

So turns out they can't rebuild it as they're currently unable to get the parts needed, but they have a rebuilt one they did prior, bloody circus stuff ::)

Still, in better news I've found a japanese website where several members have the same car/colour combo so at least I can get an idea on what wheels look half decent if I fancy a different pair  :lol:

One guy in particular (https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/662567/blog/) chucks a lot of different types of wheels on his, Volk TE37s seem to suite quite well, another guy has the same TE37s and a luggage rack on his! https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/466661/car/2206743/profile.aspx


(more https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/662567/car/565506/3045590/photo.aspx)

Someone has put an LED conversion on the headlights and I think they look nuts, I kinda like it... Probably no chance of sourcing them though  :lol:
  https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/2111546/car/1612299/8324749/parts.aspx

Anyway, still haven't got my car back...  ::)
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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #37 on: March 22, 2019, 06:41:03 AM
Have they at least given you an ETA for the car being returned? MX-5 Parts used to sell a similar light conversion kit I'm sure, I wonder if its the same fitment?

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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #38 on: March 22, 2019, 08:14:40 AM
Have they at least given you an ETA for the car being returned? MX-5 Parts used to sell a similar light conversion kit I'm sure, I wonder if its the same fitment?

Nope, hopefully next week but who knows :roll: :lol:

The MX-5 lights look too "rounded" so probs not same fitment  :(
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