Steve P

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  1. Cheers Trevor. I've no intention of getting the job done until/ if it fails the next MOT. The car does very few miles. I just wondered if I was going to be hit for big money.
  2. 2005 Micra, 57k miles, just passed MOT. Two advisories: Sub-frame pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement. Nearside front / offside front. Am I looking at big money next year? My garage is not a main dealer but he is not cheap. I trust him
  3. Yeah! I don't quite know where the level should be, but all seems to be fine. Cheers for asking.
  4. Cheers for that Trevor. I had not put as much in as I thought. I've run the engine up for 15 mins and all seems fine.
  5. The expansion tank looked a bit low, so I topped it up with anti-freeze. Can't see any leaks. The car has not moved for weeks. I may have put a bit too much in the tank. Will I cause any damage when driving, or will any excess just get blown out? Thanks.
  6. Yow! To be quite honest I'm getting fed up of chucking money at a car that does about 6 miles per week. I look after a mate's dog 3 days per week and take him home, but the owner could always pick him up. I think the main reason I keep that car is if my little dog goes poorly and I need to take her to the vets. A taxi is out of the question. All taxi drivers around here are Muslime and they will not carry a dog.
  7. Seems that the linkage is a weak point on Micras, loads on ebay, but I could not expect my garage to buy from them. Seems a new part costs £160 from the main dealer, mine cost £98.
  8. 2015 Micra. The front wipers stopped working last week, possibly because some idiot turned them on when they were frozen solid. The idiot did know better. :-( Garage gave me car to go home in and rang me when the job was done. After market parts and labour plus VAT = £178. Is this a reasonable price?
  9. Site seems to having problems? Yours is a good idea. Thing is I would have to drain a bit out of the radiator which is full, and I don't want to do that - even if i knew how to do it. Just checked on a cold engine. The reservoir looks about just over half full, it gets to 3/4 full when the engine is hot. No drips! Maybe my garage tightened something up. Cheers for all of your help. You seem to be the only poster here. Or am I posting to the wrong forum subject?
  10. 2005 Micra has a very slight coolant leak from the thermostat housing. Garage are talking £96 to fix, it a dealer only part and the car these days does less than 10 miles per week, so it's a no no. I'll just top up the tank with ready mixed anti freeze. I've just warmed the car up, tank is looking like 3/4 full, but I can't see any level markings on the tank. Do I top up when the engine is cold or hot and to what level? I have only once topped up with water in the past few months, but would prefer to use anti freeze. Google has not been my friend. Thanks for any help.
  11. Cheers for the reply. The bill just hurt a bit. But £400 gets nowhere in a garage these days.
  12. 2005 Micra, 57k on the clock, looked after by the same garage for the past 10 years. He is not cheap, but he seems to do a good job and I trust him. Took car on 9/1/19 for a check over and MoT. It has done 500 miles since the last oil change, so it was not due new oil etc. He does not do the actual MoT. The MoT people failed it on the tyres and the track rod. MoT preparation, safety and lub check, polish headlights, they were cloudy and now look like new, repair wire to rear wiper motor, check for very slight coolant loss, front brake pad and disks, new track rod and track rod end, reset tracking, two new tyres, valves and balance - interchanged. And the MoT. Brake cleaner. I got a car to go home in. He took it for the MoT. £414 inc the VAT Is this reasonable?
  13. The blower motor actually worked yesterday on all setting and sounded fine, it also worked today and sounded fine. I don't believe in things putting themselves right. Bad connection/fuse? I will ask my man to check it out. I'll post the results here.
  14. 2005 Micra: The fan blower for the heater has stopped working. The car is in for service and MoT early 2019. My garage is very good, but I have bad feelings about them not knowing where the motor is. I think he will know but ......................... Is it behind a plastic cover in the nearside foot well? Also it seems that there is a card with a resister on it. Is the card on the motor, or is it cunningly hidden somewhere? I'm sure that he will appreciate polite tips. And yes, I know that this is going to cost me. Thanks for any suggestions. Steve
  15. Cheers for the reply. Yes, I will ask the question.