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MuckUte

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Found the source of a vacuum leak that was causing a high idle on a Getz I got cheap. Seller was told by his mechanic that manifold was cracked and needed to be replaced
 

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Found the source of a vacuum leak that was causing a high idle on a Getz I got cheap. Seller was told by his mechanic that manifold was cracked and needed to be replaced
Looks like the manifold has been a boat anchor judging by the corrosion on it!
 

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Looks like the manifold has been a boat anchor judging by the corrosion on it!
It had been sitting with no intake boot and bonnet open for a long time.

I'm still wondering what the problem was that they took the throttle body to fix.

Drained 15l of not fuel out of the fuel tank and replaced the fuel pump, fresh oil and then spent the weekend driving it between 2k and redline for about 90ks over some very rough and rocky dirt tracks.

Didn't skip a beat.

The only thing that broke was this repair on a tie rod end by a previous owner that was already loose at the start of the weekend.


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I’ve also never stripped any nuts, bolts or threads and have never had things fall off.








All I can say about that is

Wow.
Quick get 4 nails he’s back .
 

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It had been sitting with no intake boot and bonnet open for a long time.

I'm still wondering what the problem was that they took the throttle body to fix.

Drained 15l of not fuel out of the fuel tank and replaced the fuel pump, fresh oil and then spent the weekend driving it between 2k and redline for about 90ks over some very rough and rocky dirt tracks.

Didn't skip a beat.

The only thing that broke was this repair on a tie rod end by a previous owner that was already loose at the start of the weekend.


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Such fun cars in a manual.
Tell me that bracket on the intake stud was not like that when you pulled it apart.
 

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Looking at tyres for it as the Old Falken FK452's are in need of replacement.
Trying to decide which way to go as will never wear them out (not even done 5k kms in 8 years)
But also want something that will be good for if it ever was to be driven in the rain or saw a track (to actually use all the rev range)

Do we go a Bridegstone RE003, Michelin PS4 or Continental style premium
Or something much less like a Kuhmo.
 

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I'd avoid Kumho on a ute. They don't grip well enough in the wet. I slid on a damp road with fairly new Kumho's on the VR ute.
 

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I'd be going the lower price range, considering you do bugger all kays....You also have to decide whether you are actually going to do trak work or not...This also has a bearing on a tyre brand and pattern you choose
 

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I'd avoid Kumho on a ute. They don't grip well enough in the wet. I slid on a damp road with fairly new Kumho's on the VR ute.

Not for the ute. Probably didn't mention that. Its for a sedan.

That's the hard part about if it will or won't do any track stuff. Wouldn't be full on track stuff, just if the chance was there to take it on one and be able to wind it out.
Also hoping to drive it a bit more. But want something thatll be worth it, which is why those re003s might be an option as it's a bit cheaper but still seems up there.
 
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