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  1. How to fix a cross threaded Lug nut + bolt?

    Or tuning developments in Warrington. Plenty of options round here.
  2. Worst Car Ever Driven

    I think you dodged a bullet. Fiat 500 is my worst drive. It was the 1.2 which can't go up hills. Power was meagre as expected, but on top of that, the stop/start was just moronic, it would cut power when you didn't want to and then refuse to restart. I ended up sat at green traffic lights pumping the clutch trying to wake it up a few times. Understeer was epic, in a way that no other car I've driven is, way worse than similar small cars. If you braked at more than about 0.2g the indicators flashed as it though you were going to crash. Also the driving position was awkward, and it lacked reach adjust on the steering wheel so I could never get properly comfy. Still £20 a day, so what can you do?
  3. Considering a Cossie GT86.....

    How much fuel are you carrying?! 75 kg of petrol is 100 litres, which is about double what a GT86 will carry without jerry cans.
  4. DIY Tuning Development UEL Manifold review

    I used this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00FEHEZ4G
  5. DIY Tuning Development UEL Manifold review

    I did mine DIY and put a little heatshield on that resonator box to avoid issues. If it melts it will really break the air/fuel mixture. Pic here:
  6. Nuts

    The only issue would be if the wheels have very narrow holes above the seats - you might not get a socket in on the standard nuts, so you'd need "tuner nuts" which have an internal spline drive.
  7. Schroth Rallye 3 ASM harness

    Long steel tube (think piece of scaffold) over a socket handle works for me.
  8. Rear brake pads fell out......?

    Whichever clown shop fitted them clearly went for the cheapest option without checking it was actually correct.
  9. Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Do you have a service manuals? They have full specs and wiring diagrams for everything, so you should be able to trace the O2 sensor wiring schematic. Available here if not: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8374
  10. Reliability putting me off the 86.

    Mine's 5 years old and has done a little over 60K miles. From your first list I've had rust on the quarter lights (warranty replaced) but not the other issues. From your second list I've had a new fuel pump under warranty (fitted before I bought the car) and no other issues. It's not been an unreliable car at all, barely any time in the garage other than routine servicing and accident damage. The lack of a turbo and other highly stressed parts really helps I think.
  11. Mechanical switch?! My old car would detect from the GPS and automatically swap over (or so it said, I never tried it).
  12. Rev limit after gear change

    It might be the auto-blip or flat foot shifting getting confused. If it's fine in map 1 then that seems likely.
  13. I have a single Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tyre for sale, has done approximately 500 miles, has been stored out of sunlight since it came off the car a little over a year ago. Located in Manchester, £50.
  14. UEL Manifold