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  1. Hello all. A couple with a couple of out of control young boys have moved in near me recently. One of the little sods proudly told me this week that whilst at work he sat on the bonnet of my Z4m! Fantastic news.... i'm sure the aluminium bonnet appreciated that as much as I did (cue red mist rage and thoughts of getting away with killing said evil child). So my thoughts must turn to protecting the car now (which is on my drive when I am at work). Does anyone have recommendations / experience with the home network security cameras? I am thinking about the ones like Netgear ARLO and such like. I would rather not have to get a NAS box to hook it up to, but I will need one that can set up at least one viewing 'zone'. It doesn't need to do night IR stuff as the parents do at least drag him in at night - which is a small miracle as they don't care much about other disciplines....... Any help appreciated, Cheers.
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    Bought nice clean 98 Starlet S from him, only 36k miles. All was good, and car which replaced my lovely original has been a nice little chap so far.... Damien is a good chap to boot ;)
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    Need help with my nuts !

    Cheers, yes I've been on eBay and realised the link item is not what I need! Thanks for confirming.
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    Need help with my nuts !

    Hope someone can help me out here please. So I've bought some alloys off eBay as piccie below, Toyota branded and they have flat seated bolt holes. The standard steelies my Starlet has on have tapered nuts so won't fit with new alloys. Are the flat ended nuts on the europarts link below the ones I need to get to fit the studs? https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Toyota_Starlet_1.3_1998/p/car-parts/transmission-parts/car-transmission/wheel-bolt-and-wheel-nut/?924730090&1&b57a60b28dd8d1902210da91942916eb6999d959&000866 Any help appreciated. Ta.
  5. He's a great guy, and his You Tube vids on all sorts of car / bike refurbs and mechanics are really interesting. Just so happens he has done a series on fixing up Starlets including welding and complete stripdown of parts from one car to rebuilding of another with parts. This link shows the first 5 Starlet videos, which is one series of 4 vids from a few years back, but also the first part of a new series to get his new $300 dollar daily back on the road. He has just uploaded a new video on getting the engine out of that which is not on the playlist yet. Really worth watching this guy.
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    Never got around to posting this, but now with a twist in the story I will. Bought a rear bumper from him, he was away on hols I think but met his (cool) Dad I think it was and collected it. Was great to chat Starlets with him, and see BMX's nice import outside. Bumper was in very good nick as he promised. Now the twist.... had bumper refinished and sprayed up as new by my local bodyshop who are ace. Due to work have had to wait to fit it. But went in this Saturday 12th just gone and helped chap fit it at said bodyshop. Interesting to see him push out back panel that guy who ran into back of me stoved in as well as ko'ing the old bumper. Looked great! Well it was not to be. Last night at about 6.45 as I was coming home from work a Lithuanian lorry driver in a 40 tonne artic decided to pull out of a junction as I was just coming onto him and despite best efforts as he had come across my lane entirely I could not swerve round him enough and we hit nearly head on at 30-40. Needless to say there was only going to be one winner. Not me or my little Starlet. Car is a write-off. But thanks anyway for the bumper. It looked ace for the 5 days it was on!
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    EP91 UK or Glanza Rear Bumper

    Aldershot is just too far down south chap, sadly due to work and stuff I don't have the time to get down there. Cheers anyway.
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    EP91 UK or Glanza Rear Bumper

    Very kind offer mate. This may be too costly for courier though? I would need to look into that first, unless you know sort of prices if you have used before?
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    EP91 UK or Glanza Rear Bumper

    Colour not important as will be pro resprayed, but must be uncracked with no scuffs, gouges or deep pitting. I can only pickup from local to me +/- 30 miles in Peterborough area, or else I can pay for delivery.
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    Starlet sr speedlines

    Set on Ebay too right now...
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    Ok I can fit it to mine so the chaps are saying on my other post, but fair enough if someone else is ahead in the queue for courier delivery. I am hundreds of miles away so no time to collect. Plus it would cost me a lot more in petrol than a courier. Thanks anyway.
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    I am interested in this chap, but I have a question posted in the section on exterior about needing to but seals to fit it to a std UK EP91. Once I have an answer I will be back to you (if it will fit my car). My car got rear ended and the bumper trashed, so I will be having any bumper I buy resprayed so I don't mind paint damage. But is yours free from splits, dents or any plastic damage? If all works out would you get it sent down to me if I shell out the courier fee? Cheers,
  13. I've read lots of posts saying how the rear bumper of a JDM 4efte EP91 is a straight fit to a UK EP91, but I also saw this post on another forum saying you need to buyer some inner seals. Is this info below correct? I need a new rear bumper after this clown ran into the back of me last week whist I was waiting at a red light, and I always wanted the JDM bumper if I got a need to replace mine. Now I do! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Got a part number for that inner seal? It is about two to three inches lower Yes I have... It's 52591 10060, for the right one, and 52592 10030 for the left one..."
  14. I had a replacement engine fitted last year as my original 4EFE had top and bottom end wear, which according to the mech's looking into it was probably due to it running on low oil (from previous owners I thought at the time). So a new engine went in Feb 16 at 96k miles on the clock. Well, I was out of work last year and did few miles, so when the new engine went in with oil (as Fiddlersport drained all the fluids out before sending me the engine) I had the full 9k miles before needing some more. Well I have started a new job, and the mileage is 106 per day - so I calculated an oil fill at end of April when car would have done 9k miles since give or take. Well, on way back from work on Friday I saw the oil light come on briefly - first time ever since I have had my Starlet (4 + years now). Checked oil today and absolutely zilch on the dipstick! I wonder now if the car has always had a faulty oil warning sensor, and it was probably me who accidently f*cked up the 1st motor by running it dry. So, is there any margin of safety in oil levels if dipstick is showing below 'low', and if not and the warning light came on only briefly is that an initial 'shot across the bow' before it would have come on permanently. Or have I f*cked engine number 2! I have not heard the same grinding bottom end noises before the first engine was screwed this time, but I guess it can't have done it much good running so low I have heard some metallic shrill 'tingling' noise on engine load at some points of the rev range (changing gear out of sweet spot or going up hills), but I assumed that was the catalytic convertor which is still the original. Those noises were present when the car had the first engine. I was going to post about what things could have survived over between engines to make those noises, but some Youtube vids point to it being a tired cat (it still on the original exhaust all through..). So I dismissed it, but could those be due to oil levels? Is 9k miles between oil change optimistic? By the way, there is no oil leak afaik. I will be really p*ssed if I have unknowingly broken another engine! Any advice appreciated, cheers.