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    My Nismo leather one was very nice, I missed it when I went to Mazworx shifters.

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    Unfortunately I put a screw straight through one of the AD08s moving the car in and out of the garage, so I spent yesterday getting it patched up and refitted.

    Checking over the car today it seems relatively happy, although the slightly rough running tells me it's screaming out for a service. Can anyone suggest anything that I should look out for after having the car sat for so many years, other than the normal fluid and filters?


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    I've just treated mine to a brake fluid change, probably worthwhile if it's been sitting for a while.

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    Plugs, filters, oil, brake fluid, gear oil and diff oil and coolant i'd do if my car had sat for a long time.

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    Thanks gents, noted.

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    The car is extremely dusty here. Nevermind.

    Looks like my turbo has been knocked about a bit. Will this be hurting performance at all?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quail View Post
    Will this be hurting performance at all?
    Nope

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    Good news, thanks Ben.

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    Love this car, simple and clean hopefully mine will look similar one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyleyo View Post
    Love this car, simple and clean hopefully mine will look similar one day.
    Thanks

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    Thread revival!

    Marriage and house purchase put this completely on hold (again), but now the dust has settled I can actually start working on this.

    Yesterday the car was moved from my old place to the new house. I hadn't seen it since October; it's dirty and unloved. Thankfully, it still fired up first time.





    This weekend it'll be getting a deep clean and I'll start prioritising the tasks to bring it back to life, including the usual service jobs.

    I'm pretty sure the AD08s are completely fossilised after sitting for so long. Anything I can do to revive them, or are they a complete write off?

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    How old are the tyres bud? It's not even been a year, what makes you think they are rotten? Check the DOT date on the side wall and check for dry cracks. If there aren't any, you're sweet

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    You're one of the old school lot like me. Do all of us have blue ones lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazySx View Post
    How old are the tyres bud? It's not even been a year, what makes you think they are rotten? Check the DOT date on the side wall and check for dry cracks. If there aren't any, you're sweet
    The tyres were originally fitted in Jan 2016, and the car has been sat in the garage since, other than the odd shuffle around the driveway.

    They may well be fine. Can't see any cracks, but they feel very hard to the touch. Saying that, they're very stiff tyres, so this may be just the way they feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quail View Post
    The tyres were originally fitted in Jan 2016, and the car has been sat in the garage since, other than the odd shuffle around the driveway.

    They may well be fine. Can't see any cracks, but they feel very hard to the touch. Saying that, they're very stiff tyres, so this may be just the way they feel.
    Just do a few burn outs to bed them in, they'll be fine! As long as they're not cracked or split, all good I say! Check the DOT date tho, if they were made in 2016 then that's a good indicator too. Also check for flat spots if it's been sat for ages. Tbh my s14a sits on its arse most of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazySx View Post
    You're one of the old school lot like me. Do all of us have blue ones lol!

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    No, mine's black

    Going to use ths as inspiration to get mine out of hibernation and back on the road. Anyone got an S14A cat??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actual_Ben_Taylor View Post
    No, mine's black

    Going to use ths as inspiration to get mine out of hibernation and back on the road. Anyone got an S14A cat??
    My CAT was the communal Milton Keynes MOT-time CAT. God knows where it’s got to!

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    Where abouts you based? Happy for you to borrow mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazySx View Post
    Where abouts you based? Happy for you to borrow mine.

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    Thanks for the offer, I'm in North Oxford.

    I've just left a message with Ryan Edwards Exhausts about a shiny new 200 cell cat so will let you know...

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    Np. I am in west london, about a 50mile ride. Give me a shout if you are stuck


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