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    Just wanted to chime in here on the rattle. I've...

    Just wanted to chime in here on the rattle. I've had an engine-speed rattle above about 80 kph since I've owned the car, never getting any better or any worse. The odd thing is that I hear it only...
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    Many thanks Mike. I'll get on it tomorrow. Steve

    Many thanks Mike. I'll get on it tomorrow.
    Steve
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    Catalytic converter sensor

    My catalyst heat light comes on intermittently, even when cold. Car is running fine. I suspect the sensor in the cat, so where can I conveniently disconnect the lead? The armored cable seems to pass...
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    You can usually find non-working units on Japan...

    You can usually find non-working units on Japan Yahoo auctions.
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    Of course I meant in common with other cars, not...

    Of course I meant in common with other cars, not with each other.
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    I'd be very surprised if they were not a common...

    I'd be very surprised if they were not a common design.

    Steve
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    Grilled pigeon! Wow, all the decomposition...

    Grilled pigeon! Wow, all the decomposition products sure cleaned the copper. It must have smelled a bit off though.
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    Hayabusa engine transplant, power trunk...

    Hayabusa engine transplant, power trunk release... Is there anything you won't try?
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    The But the number of Beats in the US is...

    The

    But the number of Beats in the US is still much less than in the UK. Restrictive laws, and disdain for small things in general and small cars in particular would seem to top the list of...
  10. Brilliant job! But I hope I never need to use...

    Brilliant job! But I hope I never need to use this guide because I'm tired out just from reading it.'

    Steve
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    Would someone kindly remind me how to remove the...

    Would someone kindly remind me how to remove the instrument cluster? I vaguely recall some bolts that had to be undone below the steering column cover, but now I can't find them. I'm 5 years older...
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    Nice job, even if not 100% tidy.

    Nice job, even if not 100% tidy.
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    Thanks Bomberman. I will get around to removing...

    Thanks Bomberman. I will get around to removing the cluster now the weather is cooling. Yesterday I had the rather unpleasant surprise of learning that the needle also sticks in the high direction....
  14. OK, and mine too. After 6 years of instant...

    OK, and mine too. After 6 years of instant starting with no throttle, I now endure a moment of panic that then subsides after I pump the throttle a few times and try again. It starts up and runs fine...
  15. OK, and mine too. After 6 years of instant...

    OK, and mine too. After 6 years of instant starting with no throttle, I now endure a moment of panic that then subsides after I pump the throttle a few times and try again. It starts up and runs fine...
  16. Thread: Car Mats

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    Can't figure out how to reply to your PM, but...

    Can't figure out how to reply to your PM, but anything u decide is OK by me.
    Steve
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    I had the cluster out once to swap all the lamps...

    I had the cluster out once to swap all the lamps with LEDs and I remember it was difficult to get the mounting bolts lined up when I replaced it. Maybe I'll wait until it gets cooler, and by that...
  18. Thread: Car Mats

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    2675 These are just a little dusty, only used a...

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    These are just a little dusty, only used a few days. Check what they sell for on Yahoo.jp. I can send them surface mail for 3000 yen to UK. If interested make an offer.
    Steve
  19. Thread: Car Mats

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    You need the originals or something generic?...

    You need the originals or something generic? There are lots of vendors on Japhoo, and I have a spare set (black) I could part with.
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    Stick tach needle

    My tach needle only drops to 1500 now but can be "tapped" back to normal idle speed. Just started doing it suddenly today but we've had exceptional high humidity the last few weeks and I see a little...
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    My pretty new radiator..... I thought it would...

    My pretty new radiator.....

    I thought it would be lighter than the OEM but that weighs next to nothing, and with the much larger coolant capacity of the new one, I probably gained a pound or two....
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    Radiator R & R

    I haven't had to do much to my Beat in the 6 years I've driven it, so maybe my mechanical chops are rusty and the toolbox a bit sparse. I bought a lovely aluminum radiator and assumed (based on other...
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    Right - forgot about that....

    Right - forgot about that....
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    True, if you live in a cool climate like the UK...

    True, if you live in a cool climate like the UK you might not want to go to the expense of fixing it.

    Like all automotive a/c on small cars, you can feel the power loss especially at low revs....
  25. Thread: My Beat

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    Pretty deprived up there? Have you looked in all...

    Pretty deprived up there? Have you looked in all of the 4000 holes?
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