Things I should have done ages ago #4

DIY Pressure Bleeder.

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This thing is definitely my new favourite toy. Cost all of $30 to build, takes the hassle out of bleeding.

Managed to get all of the air out of the system in the silver N13, the pedal would still sink to the floor despite having bleed it 3 times with the traditional one person method (master cylinder run dry). With the pressure bleeder in 10mins the pedal was rock solid.

It will also work on the hydraulic clutch in the Libero too.

No way will I ever manually bleed a car ever again.


Things I should have done ages ago #3

Shifter rebuild.

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The shifter that came with the manual conversion had slop in the usual places, not to be unexpected with 20 year old parts. Finally rebuilt it with new bushings ala this video:

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Just getting some parts back to original spec makes such a big difference. When doing the pre-cert there was a small amount of play in the inner tie rods. They probably would have been good enough to pass, but I replaced them anyway. Those alone changed the feel of the car more than anything else in the suspension setup including the coilovers.

As far as improving on stock I also did ye old solid mount conversion for both the base and cables ala Jafro’s video:

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Showtime

Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, this is no lie
I’ll tell you how I got this car ready to be certified.

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In West Christchurch, born and raised
On the streets is where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool
And doing some boost runs passed the girls school

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When a couple of officers who were up to no good
Started makin’ trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little warning for no wof and reg
And they said, “You’ better get this sorted or you cars getting impounded”

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Nothing major, should have this car legal in jig time.

 


Things I should have done ages ago #1

SMD LED Conversion.

No more power hungry incandescents.

No more ugly yellow.

Crisp on/off indicators.

Actually usable dome / map lights.

Dome Light 32mm festoon

Map Lights: 32mm festoon

Cluster: T5 and T10 wedge

Keyring Light: T5 wedge

Park Lights: BA9S bayonet

Rear Licence Plate: T10 wedge

Front and Rear Indicators: 1156 bayonet

Side Indicators: T10 wedge

Reverse Lights: 1156 bayonet

 

Ran into a minor headache when fitting the park lights, turns out Mitsubishi wired then up wrong from the factory. Need to de-pin the connectors and swap them around for LEDs to work. Good one Mitsubishi .