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Thread: '90 2l 16v(ABF) mk2 (restoration page9, going megasquirt), mk5 ed30

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    Today saw me risk the MOT.

    Regards result is this......


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    He did say the front brakes are binding and there's a bolt on the rear strut that i haven't done up. But he said he will pass it and just get them sorted.

    When it passed and he moved it out. The car wouldn't restart!
    After wiggling a few wires it finally restarted. Strange one but there's always teething problems.

    It did feel really strange to drive. Weird almost, might be the tracking and alignment, plus the gears are hard to select. Definately not like a modern car.

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    6 years later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyotec View Post
    6 years later!
    Just under 5
    Still a long time though.

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    In a few hours over the last couple of days i have:
    Sorted out the door alarm trigger. It was connected too far along the earth and was perminantly earthed. Moved it right out to the switch and it works perfect for both doors. Easy and very loud job.

    Un bound the brakes, although they seem okay. Engine on and off. Could just be that they expand a little, and that they are new with not much tolerance.

    Torqued up the suspension bolt. Just had to remove the rubber dampener off the rear calliper in order to get a spanner on the nut. Easy job.

    Readjusted the gear linkages and it seems a bit better, but the true test will be on the road. I have the tsr metal adjustable linkages so it could be they are the wrong lengths? Soon find out on the next trip out.

    Rear number plate light. Just needed plugging in, but i had to take the light out to do it. Easy job.

    Coolant flashy annoying light. As said previous, bridging the plug didn't do anything so while i was sorting the alarm i got into the fusebox.
    Being a 90 spec, it's plug c wires 5 and 8. On plug c wire 1 was coming out the connector (washers) so i shoved it back in, but they work anyway.
    Then i saw that wire 8 was also coming out. I shoved it back in with a satisfying click. Could that be all?
    I grabbed the multimeter on continuity and buzzed each end of wires 5 and 8 and it made the noise on both. No breaks in those wires.
    Plugged connector c back in and gave it a go.....


    No more flashy annoying light. Easy job

    I also got the alarm light and keypad installed properly, rather than dangling from the dash.

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    Occasional flash we are having again, but coolant is topped up, so must check as above.. tks

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    Well well beetie what a build. So this is what perfectionist syndrome will get you! A near flawless mk2. Don't know how I haven't seen this earlier. You replied to my thread on RR. You've given me a lot to think as well for example I was going to powder coat everything but reconsidering now. Looking forward to see what she's like once the teething problems are rid of. Awesome job.

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    As you can, or can't, see most of the thread pictures are dead thanks to the recent photobucket nonsense.

    I'll eventually get round to sorting them, definately not by paying photobucket.

    The car has had a couple of problems that needed sorting, but nothing too major.
    The 1st one was the clutch cable outer had collapsed, meaning that the bite was at the very bottom of the pedal when fully adjusted. Changed for another manual one and all is sorted.
    The other problem was an oil leak from the front block breather on the ABF. A new o ring was ordered and installed, I haven't been out in it since but it hopefully should have sorted it.

    In other car news , I will be going to curby in it for the Clubgti day on the 28th. To see the mapping man.

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    Also the new half height polished centres turned up for the BBS RS alloys. They looked much better than full height, as the proportions are much better suited

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    looking very nice beetie love the wheels m8 going to any shows soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwjaytech View Post
    looking very nice beetie love the wheels m8 going to any shows soon?
    Once it's mapped and had a bit more of a shakedown, maybe. Although I'm not too bothered about showing it.

    Yours is coming along well. Good to see the rollover jig saving more mk2's

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    im great full thank u with out it i wont off done it as good cant be leave that photobucket site lot most of my build ill have start it again but oh well here a photo of mine Click image for larger version. 

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    After photobucket rubbish. Thought I'd post a recent picture of the car

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