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    Never checked. My car lives at 5000rpm, I'll...

    Never checked. My car lives at 5000rpm, I'll check tomorrow
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    There's a "writeup" on it around here somewhere....

    There's a "writeup" on it around here somewhere. But, basically reach behind the dash and undo one harness. Its damned quick.
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    You guys realize that Toyota North America has...

    You guys realize that Toyota North America has been running 0W16 for a year or so in almost every model, right?
  4. So, this is why you always talk to your other half before spending days researching..

    Spring rates and drop amounts for your birthday-money purchased lowering springs...

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  5. Haha, there's enough poison in the yard, no...

    Haha, there's enough poison in the yard, no worries there. Haven't had a mouse problem since a month after we moved in.
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    Stock FR710's at 26762km.

    Will likely try to sneak another 8000km out of em next year...

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    My 2018 has done the same flutter from 4000km to...

    My 2018 has done the same flutter from 4000km to 26000, where I am now.

    It just is what it is, I find. Still grips, still slips, just a bit wonky.
  8. 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?
  11. Obviously that meant to say passenger, not...

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

    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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  16. 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?
  21. 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...
  25. 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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