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by JohnTurbo
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 2004
Replies: 27
Views: 1910

*YAWN*


j/k
by JohnTurbo
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: lambo doors Hot Or Not
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

We talking gullwings? Has this been done before?
by JohnTurbo
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: A Shocking Picture!
Replies: 33
Views: 6519

ah yes elastomeric dampers...

The old 'door wedge' lavaball mini suspension wasn't as bad as you'd think tho, elastomers damp through internal friction. Somebike suspension forks still use them.

- Still, think i'd rather have a gas strut!
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: A Shocking Picture!
Replies: 33
Views: 6519

YES!! Actually there is! Kwik-fit guidlines state that a damper should be replaced every 100miles or 48hours, whichever comes sooner.

(or 50miles for a woman)
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Fave tipple.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1445

The resulting 'sandpaper' effect it what worries me. Ouch
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Agriculture ;)
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

In my experience horses like polo mints the best... Maybe not the best dietary supplement...

The big tasty... the unhealthy option at McDonalds - hahaha

- it does look good though. Maybe we should get Kirsty's car to do the taste test.
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Auxiliary Water Pump Stays on!
Replies: 29
Views: 4164

Didn't somebody say it was for cooling the turbos (hydrostatic?) bearings? Surely as an es/celebration is none turbo they don't do this, or have another function?!

John
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: A Shocking Picture!
Replies: 33
Views: 6519

Mr Bat is right. An oil damper should resist movement in either direction at every position on its stroke, whereas a healthy gas assisted strut will slowly extend. Ben's ugly shocker may well function correctly, that outer part is nothing more than a dirt shield anyway. Its pretty common to have oil...
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Agriculture ;)
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

So really the question is, is Kirsty's car a cow or a racehorse? (or maybe a genetically engineered fox?!)
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: induction kit
Replies: 42
Views: 6524

I have a nice set of 15" Oz super tourismo for sale..
£600 is maybe a bit pricy but it does come with a free ibiza ;)
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: Agriculture ;)
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

Thats me told, i thought straw was bedding material only!

John
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Auxiliary Water Pump Stays on!
Replies: 29
Views: 4164

It does stop! It took about three mins though, after having the engine on for 3 seconds. The thought that the prev owner has been doing the ignition twice for 10 years is hilarious. Hope this hasn't hurt the turbo...i don't imagine it has, its silent and smoke free. It's never been driven hard anywa...
by JohnTurbo
Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Auxiliary Water Pump Stays on!
Replies: 29
Views: 4164

Auxiliary Water Pump Stays on!

Hi, when i was given my turbo, i was told the only thing wrong with it, was that if you stop the engine, the fuel pump keeps going and flattens the battery, and that this could be stopped by turning the key to the half way position, and back. My investigatins on the forum seem to suggest its the aux...
by JohnTurbo
Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Various Parts For sale
Replies: 32
Views: 3761

I'd be very interested in the plastic painted part of NS (passenger) wing mirror, and also one of those little tiny plastic hooks for the fabric thing in the boot.

Have these bits going? How much?

TY, John
by JohnTurbo
Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: how long does it take?
Replies: 39
Views: 4780

Not sure about an MBC, i'm more keen now i've reallised the engine doesn't have wet liners........why doesn't it? I thought it would have being renault! Does the efficiency go through the floor? - plus if i floor 4th i get to the end of the yellow as it is. As for the transplant i'd imagine one of t...
by JohnTurbo
Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: UK Meeting 29th/30th/31st? May - Your 480 needs YOU!
Replies: 31
Views: 5634

If anyone wants to tow me from Sheffield... A lowly student can't afford to drive to anywhere as 'central' as there! My 480 was given to me afterall...
by JohnTurbo
Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 2275

I've lowered an Ibiza, and a Panda but i'm not sure about the 480, it feels sorted already. How do all you lowered people get out of your cars? i feel like i'm lieing down when i get out of my standard height turbo! Springs should be simple enough to fit, just a jack up job at the back. You need spr...
by JohnTurbo
Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: bloody brake discs
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

I had a go at this today.... those 17mm head bolts are a pain. i ended up hamering on a smaller imperial socket, which shifted them. Off to volvo tomorrow to get nw bolts!

By the way, to introduce myself i'm john, former fiat panda-god, owner of "the" panda, and new owner of a mint 94' turbo in red.