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  • stu g's Avatar
    23-06-2017, 10:38 AM
    Firstly congratulations on the Beat! I'd go down the list of usual suspects, starting with the easiest first. Note that revving it might be...
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    29-04-2017, 02:40 PM
    I'm not an expert, but I imagine you could get that refurbished.
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    21-04-2017, 08:19 PM
    stu g replied to a thread Distributor and Timing Help in U-UKHBC
    For moving the flywheel, jack one rear wheel only of the car off the ground, put it in gear, and then move the lifted wheel around.
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    08-04-2017, 10:54 PM
    stu g replied to a thread Plug lead sets in For Sale
    If I did that that to my wife she'd be using it as a throttle instead...
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    06-04-2017, 07:43 PM
    My stock exhaust was looking a bit tatty when I bought it, so I looked in to getting a new back box. If memory serves it was 116 but up to 3 months...
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    04-04-2017, 09:30 PM
    I think there is a fuel tank with pump on ebay at the moment, might be cheaper than a new one.
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    03-04-2017, 10:50 PM
    stu g replied to a thread Ecu in U-UKHBC
    OK, the Beat injectors are on a common rail, so you'll need to unbolt all three injectors so that you don't undo any of the fuel or electrical...
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    02-04-2017, 01:29 AM
    stu g replied to a thread Ecu in U-UKHBC
    Pull an injector and see if it is firing.
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    12-03-2017, 04:51 PM
    There is plenty online about this. The importer should have some of this information. In the UK you just provide a translation of this certificate...
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    11-03-2017, 02:19 AM
    stu g replied to a thread Ecu in U-UKHBC
    Re the polarity, you can tell if it is the right way because of the wider stripe down the capacitor. You can use a reference picture such as this...
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    11-03-2017, 02:12 AM
    Do you have the Japanese deregistration certificate? If so scan and post it and I will read it for you - it may well be on there.
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    11-03-2017, 02:09 AM
    I expect that date of construction does not equal date of first registration. I think the Beat had high production in the first year and I think I...
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    09-03-2017, 08:44 PM
    stu g replied to a thread Ecu in U-UKHBC
    If first you don't succeed, try try again. I expect you just have an iffy bit of soldering, or possibly duff capacitors, or the polarity wrong. Try...
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    08-03-2017, 07:46 PM
    I'd add that jp-carparts can probably airmail the parts to you far quicker than a few months lead time. The windscreen parts I ordered arrived within...
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    06-03-2017, 07:08 PM
    Well that could be a very expensive venture. I'd suggest a strip, clean, and carefully measure everything to see if it still in tolerance before...
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    02-03-2017, 07:49 PM
    stu g replied to a thread New beat owner :) in U-UKHBC
    Rear screen and surround looks like this...
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    01-03-2017, 09:52 PM
    stu g replied to a thread New beat owner :) in U-UKHBC
    The rear screen doesn't seem to have all the outer material and zip - is it an aftermarket one? Also - if you're taking your air-con off would you...
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    28-02-2017, 07:59 PM
    If you mean the 10mm bolts which clamp the crankshaft down, they are 4.8kg-m.
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    28-02-2017, 07:49 PM
    stu g replied to a thread New beat owner :) in U-UKHBC
    I have man-cave envy. I expect the carpet has some sort of anti-stain on it, which is why the dye won't take. Wouldn't it be better to use the...
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    23-02-2017, 10:24 PM
    stu g replied to a thread Misfiring in U-UKHBC
    Hi Mamook, Have you tried looking at the basics? A misfire is most likely caused by the spark plugs not firing correctly. I'd first have a look at...
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