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by johnik
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: MK1
Topic: longer knob
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: longer knob

this is my 2nd MK1 and both have been the same,oil is new and up to the level.maybe i am too used to later type boxes and the fact my wrist was broken many years ago makes it seem heavy,anyhow ,it works for me :handgestures-thumbup:
by johnik
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: MK1
Topic: longer knob
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

longer knob

gear knob that is,my gear change was always hard work and i wanted a bit more leverage but keeping the standard gear knob so to keep it simple and free i removed the knob,screwed a self tapper into the knob where it screws onto the lever. result is a gear lever about 1 inch longer. it really makes a...
by johnik
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: MK1
Topic: lights and A/C fan mod
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: lights and A/C fan mod

:text-thankyouyellow:
by johnik
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: MK1
Topic: lights and A/C fan mod
Replies: 2
Views: 468

lights and A/C fan mod

got a bit of spare time so i would like to carry out the following mods on my 1991 MK1. the headlights dont switch off (IE down to side lights) when i turn the ignition off,is there a simple way,IE not chopping too many wires that would allow me to do this ?. also,my A/C fan dont work when i hit the...
by johnik
Fri May 30, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: build date by chassis number
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

build date by chassis number

Found this,could be usefull for those MK1 owners having emision probs at MOT time :handgestures-thumbup:
by johnik
Fri May 30, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: MK1
Topic: MK1 oxygen sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: MK1 oxygen sensor

ok cheers peeps.as for wiring,ignore the heater wires,they just warm it up faster and the one wire jobbie earths through the exhaust itself,there is only one conexion to the ECU so pretty simple realy,i just wondered about risastance values etc. :text-thankyouyellow:
by johnik
Fri May 30, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Front subframe bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Front subframe bolts

yup :laughing-rolling:
by johnik
Thu May 29, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: MK1
Topic: MK1 oxygen sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 448

MK1 oxygen sensor

Looks like the oxygen sensor on my 1600 MK1 is toast,it is a single wire jobbie,i know the 4 wire heated ones warm up faster and are suposed to be more stable so.....can i put a 4 wire on?. :text-thankyouyellow:
by johnik
Thu May 29, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Front subframe bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Front subframe bolts

exactly :obscene-drinkingcheers:
by johnik
Thu May 29, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Front subframe bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Front subframe bolts

so i took the cat off today in readiness for the decat pipe,the first thing that struck me was how light the cat was....slap round the face with a wet kipper for the first one to guess what i found :confusion-confused:
by johnik
Tue May 27, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Front subframe bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Front subframe bolts

the writeup is here viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3892 how i got round the fitting problem.

and yes it still is top secret :laughing-rolling:
by johnik
Mon May 26, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: MK1
Topic: freebie chassis brace
Replies: 1
Views: 564

freebie chassis brace

as my old bus was a bit like a jelly on the bends i decided to make a front chassis brace. i had some old bits laying around and knocked one up,no big deal really. untill i went to fit it...there are 3 holes near the lower wishbone mount,you can drop the bolt in through the big hole or from above th...
by johnik
Mon May 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Front subframe bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Front subframe bolts

ill dig my camera out when it,s done :text-coolphotos:
by johnik
Sun May 25, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Front subframe bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Front subframe bolts

problem solved,now on to the DIY decat pipe :auto-layrubber:

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