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Recent content by Matblack

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    Aftermarket fitter in Kent

    Hi Can anyone recommend a decent garage in Mid Kent or South Essex which will make a decent job of fitting a suspension kit (Koni)? I dont want to pay a fortune, so they need to be cheep and honest :) MB
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    Who’s from South East...

    Been away for a couple of days, someone asked where in Maidstone I am? In fact I am just the other side of the high level bridge from 172chick, behind the White Rabbit pub. Really suprised I havent seen that red 16V around, although not to my personal taste it looks like a puker job and...
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    Who’s from South East...

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    Race with Nova

    Fast but Still a Nova nuf said MB
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    Clunking noise

    RAID locks the doors automatically at about 5mph. Press the door lock button above the stereo for 5 seconds and it will beep at you, then the RAID is initalised. If this stops the clunk you have solved the problem. Just switch it back on and ignore it. When RAID is on the doors cannot be...
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    Hell thats low! Looks like the splitter could be used for cleaning flattened roadkill off the tarmac! MB
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    Clunking noise

    :) I was pretty sure that you would know that Mike but scotty may only just have turn his on and not realised it. When I picked mine up the RAID Auto lights and auto wipers were all turned off. I discovered them over the course of two weeks and couldnt believe all my new toys! The manual that...
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    Clunking noise

    Er, are you sure that it isnt the RAID comming on? The doors only lock when you hit about 5MPH. You may have eliminated this already but if Im right itll save you feeling silly at a dealers. MB
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    Key fob-alarm help

    If your car has a proximity activated imobiliser like my 172 then a copy key wont work. The car is looking for the transponder in the key, if you hide the key in the car thus permanently fooling the transponder you wont have an imobiliser BAD IDEA! To be honest I think you best bet is to get...
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    Mk2 172 Security

    There is a company in the South East called Stop-a-theif who fitted my upgrade at that price. If Noel got the full upgrade for £195 I would definately find out who did it and go there. Bear in mind there are two levels of alarm available for the 172, the standard UK spec one takes the system...
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    Honda CRX slaughtered.

    Nope, the new shape Vti and the Esi are called del sols in the USA and CRX del sol in the UK (second pic in the post above) MB
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    Honda CRX slaughtered.

    Um Just wanted to say I think there is some confussion here between types of CRX and their body shapes. The VTi was the faster incarnation of the last CRX and the Esi was the slower version. Neither of these two cars had bonnet bulges.
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    Is it my imagination or is that thing lower than the standard shift? If it is I would need to take the seats out and sit on the floor to change gear! MB
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    How many miles on a tankful

    Blimey I like to think I give my car some punishment but 200! I recently tried to keep revs below 3000 to see what it would do to fuel comsumption, I managed it for about 8 minutes but in that time I saw a couple of .1s mpg increase and this was after driving for 150mile at usual pace. I...
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    How many miles on a tankful

    Yep 250-300 is the right sort of area, the trip seems to think that for a full tank and 30 odd mpg I should get about 310 but it never seems to happen. I get a bit trigger happy and lead footed and I end up dropping the mpg to the teens for a few miles. Such are the joys of happing such a fun...