Happy New Year Everyone.
Got an unexpected present from my son at Xmas. Daughter (living at home) Positive, me and wife negative, but still had to quarantine. All of us (except son) double vaccinated.
Today is first day out since Xmas after a negative rapid test.
Rules changed again Monday but I thought FxxK it I have things to do
Split the cases and do the chain without cutting it. Or .. I think there is a tool available to do the rivets.
Regards fuel economy... Working EGR is worth a couple of mpg when on cruise.
Also, using gears to slow down utilises fuelcut on decel. That saves a little fuel too.
Got brave, borrowed a tool and riveted it. Case split was too hard and as cases are factory matched a bit hazardous if you get it wrong. There is no gasket of course.
I'm trying to work out why it's always been so hard to start at the moment
EGR I must look into.
Currently replacing all the struts with KYG excel G which is what was on it, the rears even had mitsubishi part numbers.
Did rears with car on ground. Love the RVE clearance. Luckily dust covers were still flexible enough to get off and back on without tearing.
Got Nolethane bump stops for the back, which fitted after trimming a little off the tops. (Bloody hard stuff too)
Waiting a KYB SB 5057 boot and bump stop kit for the fronts.
Trish at SA suspension Centre was a great help. as was Beth at KYB in Melbourne, in tracking these down.
Forgot to mention I replaced the starter motor as it was still turning very slowly after replacing the battery.
Brand new one so I hope it isn't causing this!
I now have an intermittent fault where the car will click when the key is turned but the starter doesn't go.
It starts eventually (so far) after several attempts but it's a worry.
Battery terminals cleaned and spotless and tight. (first thing to check always for electrical faults)
Next step might be the starter relay?
When you think about it the car is now 25 years old so got to expect a few bits failing?
Ah well I guess I'm slowing down too and I must expect a few things to wear out eventually