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    Sticky: Why can't I order anything from the shop? This is...

    Why can't I order anything from the shop? This is the 3rd week that I am getting "internal server error" when I try to submit the order....
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    Thanks for posting, I just ordered a set ! :-)

    Thanks for posting, I just ordered a set ! :-)
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    Ah yeah mine has been like that for 17 years and...

    Ah yeah mine has been like that for 17 years and looked as gunky as yours. Then last year I sprayed on some engine degreaser and cold pressure washed it. It took about 3 minutes and the engine block...
  4. Thread: Head Gaskets!

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    Yeah mine had been seeping for 18 years with no...

    Yeah mine had been seeping for 18 years with no issues. Over the years it just started to look unsightly and after all those years it eventually failed the NCT/MOT on "oil leak" last year. So for the...
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    Side skirt bolt size?

    A lot of the bolts are missing from the side skirts. Does anyone know what size I should order to replace them?

    Cheers
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    As above, unless you are aiming for big power you...

    As above, unless you are aiming for big power you may actually loose torque by replacing the standard manifold. But Stage 2a will bring you up beyond 300bhp, I can't remember what BHP? From memory...
  7. Sticky: Looking for an S14a driver side front wing,...

    Looking for an S14a driver side front wing, driver side head light. And possibly a front bumper. Anyone one know of any going?
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    That sounds like your problem right there. The...

    That sounds like your problem right there. The slider pins should smoothly come out with a small push. Having two shims can cause them to kind of grab or dig into the slider pin so effectively...
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    Also just thinking, was anti rattle shims fitted...

    Also just thinking, was anti rattle shims fitted so that the whole piston sits on them, rather than just part of the piston sitting on the shim as that would force the pad into the disk at an angle.
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    Strange one. The only thing that I can think of...

    Strange one. The only thing that I can think of that one end was catching. i.e. it was not sliding freely. Check the slider pins and clean off the caliper surfaces.
  11. As a car collector friend of mine always says, if...

    As a car collector friend of mine always says, if you want to make money then stay away from old old cars.....
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    Is there any checks that can be done for this?

    Is there any checks that can be done for this?
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    My car is the exact same when on track. It can...

    My car is the exact same when on track. It can takes days or even over a week for the radiator to draw the coolant back in. But then I have to top up the expansion tank to make up for the coolant...
  14. Exactly this! Keep it standard. And whatever you...

    Exactly this! Keep it standard. And whatever you do, keep those wheels. Just like my 44 year old Triumph, don't worry about the miles. Drive her on and enjoy. Just worry about the condition and...
  15. Pure class! What a rare classic now! Take care of...

    Pure class! What a rare classic now! Take care of it.
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    If you can drive on the road with your road tyres...

    If you can drive on the road with your road tyres then you can do a track day on your road tyres. It's a track day, not the F1 championship at Monaco. :-) If you want to learn how your car really...
  17. Thread: S14 as a Daily

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    No S14s don't have to be low. I ran mine on...

    No S14s don't have to be low. I ran mine on Standard suspension for years and then went with NISMO S-Tunes as I didn't want it low. The S-Tunes only very subtlely lower it - 30mm at the front and...
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    Cool, I'll check out that link. How was it like...

    Cool, I'll check out that link. How was it like night and day?
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    Cheers. But I've been running that already for...

    Cheers. But I've been running that already for the last 11 years. But not I suspect that it's getting tired... It seems intermittent. But could be a small leak elsewhere...
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    What recirculating BOV kit?

    I'm looking to replace my standard recirc BOV as it's starting to leak a bit. I want a good quality kit. No interest in shiny bits or cool sound, just want function over form. And want a plug and...
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    Wow they are cheap! Cheers! :-) Will they fit the...

    Wow they are cheap! Cheers! :-) Will they fit the R33 GTST setup (drum hand brake) etc?
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    What new rear disks?

    I have Skyline GTST rear setup which came with slotted disks. The slots are nearly worn away at this stage so it is probably time to replace them. So which to go for? OEM, EBC, cheapest whatever that...
  23. Thread: S14 as a Daily

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    Yeah this is so true! A few years back I bought a...

    Yeah this is so true! A few years back I bought a new microwave oven only to find out that it wouldn't fit in the boot! So I ended up with my missus in the back seat, the microwave on the front...
  24. Thread: S14 as a Daily

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    I've used mine as a daily for the last 11 years,...

    I've used mine as a daily for the last 11 years, and still do. My plan was always a fast road car, so no coil overs or stupidly low profile tyres, or ear bleeding exhaust for me. She is at Stage 1a...
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    Ah yeah mine has been weeping like that for the...

    Ah yeah mine has been weeping like that for the last 11 years. It is no harm apart from the odd oil drop on the driveway. It is so little that it never registers on the dip stick level. I cleaned it...
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