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  1. Well, winters go on next week, Micra is about stored for the year.

    No longer my daily commuter. Since we now carpool, we chose the fuel efficient vehicle for our daily drive.

    It's the weekend and roadtrip car now. After Halifax this weekend, it likely won't move...
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    Alignment specs for anybody interested.

    Finally got the time to steal the rack and tune it in. I was right, I... did do a bit of a dinger on the front right when I went wheeling. Go figure...
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    Extra cost? What about having a second set of...

    Extra cost? What about having a second set of tires costs extra? Maybe the rims are a sunk cost, I guess?
  4. Obviously that meant to say passenger, not...

    Obviously that meant to say passenger, not passenger rear.
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    Ordered new Winters.

    Cooper Evolution Winters, in 175/65R15.

    Best name brand decent tire I could find that would allow a dropped size but maintain overall diameter.

    Should be in in a couple weeks. I will review em...
  6. My usual fill is 6.5 shown, 7.2 actual. It seems...

    My usual fill is 6.5 shown, 7.2 actual.
    It seems the better I do the more off it is.
    7 shown, 7.4 actual.
    6.5 shown, 7.2 actual
    5.4 shown, 6.7 actual.

    Etc.
  7. PR caliper is seizing. Bringing it in next week.

    Noticed a pad hum on light braking when my parents were out last weekend. She's rusted up...

    25,000km, due for brake service anyway.

    Gotta get it done before we head to Halifax for our...
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    Never done an alignment on a fwd car...

    Assuming I'm still looking for lock bolts on the tierod somewhere?

    Anybody point me in the right direction? I'm a good 3 degrees toed out right now.
  9. 8 months of ownership, closing in on 30,000km.

    8 months of ownership, closing in on 30,000km.
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    Flooded, without power heat or water.

    The Micra is currently supplying our sump pump and well pump with a few thousand watts. Probably need a new alternator by the time it's done but my invertor is saying it's only 400w after initial...
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    5474 They aren't horrible offroad.

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    They aren't horrible offroad.
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    Dammit google maps...

    Finished reattaching the front bumper and hammering the rims straight after google maps took me down a quad trail this weekend. Pulled a stuck quad out while I was at it.

    Never again. Amazed I...
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    How to fully disable nanny systems?

    I'm armed with wire cutters. Anybody know how to kill ABS TC and VDC?
  14. Hey, that's me!! Think we went to Kouchibouguac...

    Hey, that's me!! Think we went to Kouchibouguac that day, pretty sure.
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    Filters should never be more than hand tight

    Filters should never be more than hand tight
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    Remove calipers and pads. Just wash em off on the...

    Remove calipers and pads. Just wash em off on the friction points. Lube the backs of the pads and lube the glide pins (pins will have a little boot on em).

    They sell a glue stick style lube. Use...
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    Clean? Not sure why you would need to, but a good...

    Clean? Not sure why you would need to, but a good old hose is about all you need. Calipers can be scrubbed, and of course, you can lube the non friction components, can, and SHOULD, every second oil...
  18. AC in the summer is nice. AC in winter is...

    AC in the summer is nice.
    AC in winter is required.

    And AC allows phone calls on the highway. Possibly the nicest reason to have it.
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    My wife works for an auto group. I get an...

    My wife works for an auto group.

    I get an alignment check, tire depth printout (3 measures per tire in out middle), synth oil and filter, and a battery load test for $45. But I think regular it's...
  20. Naw. All is well when engaged, just engageds...

    Naw. All is well when engaged, just engageds oddly.
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    Gotta love the factory tires.

    FR710s are down to an average depth of 5 mil after just 17,000km.

    Can't wait to be done with these things. At this pace, itll take less than 24,000km to burn them off completely.

    Fronts are at...
  22. 2018 Micra OEM mudflap install, kind of a how to?

    Well, that was INSANELY easy.

    Here's my extensive write up.

    Flaps are embossed. FR LH, FR RH, RR LH, RR RH.

    Fronts, hold in position. Remove the 2 clips that are where the flap goes. (I cut...
  23. Flywheel replaced under warranty, 2018 SV, 16,980km.

    Who remembers me *****ing about a flunky clutch?

    Took it in today. Asked the advisor to hold it at 1500rpm and slip the clutch out in reverse. "Thwump thwump thwump jitter".

    Booked in next...
  24. No. 80/100 can get me 6.0. Limits (90/110) has...

    No.

    80/100 can get me 6.0. Limits (90/110) has me at 6.4.

    If I hit a drivethrough or play on an onramp at all, 6.6ish


    And I pick my route based solely on hypermiling opportunities. Solely....
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    Grab a set of 185/65/15s. Should be able to find...

    Grab a set of 185/65/15s. Should be able to find 4 name brand tires for $200.

    Steel rims are cheaper in a 15. Tires are much cheaper in a 15.

    Don't go 16.
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