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    Graham Check out rock auto in the state's. ...

    Graham

    Check out rock auto in the state's. When you take the cost of the components and postage together they normally come in quite reasonable. In fact I had a couple of gaskets delivered for...
  2. Thread: Radiators

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    Graham,, What size hole do those grommets from...

    Graham,,
    What size hole do those grommets from trimmer bros need to fit
  3. Thread: Spa gauge

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    Spa gauge

    Has anyone bought one of the spa dual temperature gauges, oil/water. If so do they supply thermistor sensors (normal type) or the super accurate thermocouple as standard when you buy one.

    Thanks
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    I wouldn't bother with them. About the only...

    I wouldn't bother with them. About the only useful fuel sender is a vdo type unit linked to a gauge wizard
  5. Thread: Radiators

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    Stephen, Looking at the mustang rads are the...

    Stephen,

    Looking at the mustang rads are the inlet/outlets on the same side or opposites. Also does it have the oil cooler option for an auto box
  6. Thread: Radiators

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    Radiators

    Had my radiator pop yesterday.

    What's the current thought on rads for an AK.

    I've got a copper sd1 fitted at the moment which was a refurb from grantham radiators. I'm looking for an ally one...
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    Brazing aluminium

    I'm thinking of doing a bit of aluminium brazing. Any advice regarding the best rods to buy and general tips on what not to do.
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    Yes local scrappies are around. I found one close...

    Yes local scrappies are around. I found one close to me by just googling. I think we've all moved to finding everything on fleabay as first port of call . The 1992 one that's on offer from Ian may be...
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    Probably just as cheap to get an old unit from...

    Probably just as cheap to get an old unit from the local scrappy.

    The bearings are:
    Original are koyo 689ru and 61801ru.

    I bought replacements from simply bearings. Plenty of choice but I...
  10. Lexus users: What a change - refurbed IAC fitted

    I fitted a refurbed IAC to my lexus 1uzfe today. What a difference it's made.

    At the end of last season, I noted a slight issue with idling. This year it moved into rough running.

    My initial...
  11. I tried a number of ausi and nz take of designs...

    I tried a number of ausi and nz take of designs and threw them all in the bin because of oil leaks. Non of them sealed properly. In the end I modified the standard Lexus filter plate. Cut it down the...
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    I had my tank (AK) modified to have a swirl...

    I had my tank (AK) modified to have a swirl fitted. AK did the work and a good job they made of it. I use a lexus pump with the lexus hanger and tank cover also. Works fine. I use -8 flow, -6 return...
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    Hi Ian, I already have a spare thanks, I...

    Hi Ian,

    I already have a spare thanks, I refurbished 2 over the weekend but thanks for the offer.
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    Lexus IAC rebuild

    Undertook a rebuild of the idle speed air control valve today on my ls400 engine. My unit is the non rebuildable sealed version. Took an hour to work out how to split the stepper without damaging it...
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    Inside wing stone protector

    Looking for jobs to do during the lockdown. Having checked the old threads on the site, I see the recommendation for wing protection against stones is closed cell foam. What's the most suitable...
  16. Thread: Fuel gauge

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    Try the spyda with a vdo gauge (basically a...

    Try the spyda with a vdo gauge (basically a rheostat in a vertical tube).
  17. Thread: Fan fuse

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    Crimp is fine providing you use the right crimper.

    Crimp is fine providing you use the right crimper.
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    You don't need to heat up or cool down to fit...

    You don't need to heat up or cool down to fit these bearings. Get yourself a suitable size disc, I bought mine,, 6mm thick from fleebay. Not sure the diameter about 50mm I think or get a bearing...
  19. Thread: Fan fuse

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    Make sure you get the cable sizing right with...

    Make sure you get the cable sizing right with regards to run length from the supply. Typically 5% drop maximum along the way.
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    I had mine factory fitted. Leaked like a tap,...

    I had mine factory fitted. Leaked like a tap, started to split down the centre where it had been over cut when being made, just a waste of money really. Where the rear curves are on the wings the fit...
  21. Thread: Value

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    Whereas I agree with the need to control...

    Whereas I agree with the need to control emissions, the so called green revolution of battery powered vehicles appears to be driven by a flawed strategy. That is battery life and the industrialised...
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    In all fairness, iva inspectors know exactly what...

    In all fairness, iva inspectors know exactly what goes on and can only judge against what's in front of them. My ak passed with no issues using the original wheel which came with the column....
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    If it's an AK then you'll be using a bmw column I...

    If it's an AK then you'll be using a bmw column I assume. If so, go to the scrappy and you'll pick one up for a fiver. Open choice on what you fancy after iva!
  24. Thread: Rear hub nut

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    Yep, thought about the heat andstayed with...

    Yep, thought about the heat andstayed with castellated nut.
  25. Thread: Rear hub nut

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    Rear hub nut

    Anyone replaced the castellated nut on the rear hub with a nylock type. If so what's the thread size.

    Also, I've got 2 torque settings written down, 95 ftlb and 140 ftlb. Which one is spec
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