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Fuel Pump Replacement

When the JDMny lost power and stalled close to home one evening it didn’t take long to identify the fuel pump as the cause of the problem – a buzzy old pump that ceases to buzz has not magically got better.
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Corrosion Removal & Protection – Rear Floor

The JDMny’s last MOT highlighted some areas of corrosion in the rear floor of the car, including near the rear seatbelt mounts. Wanting to keep on top of these kinds of issues I bought a second car (because that’s what you do) and took the JDMny off the road to clean things up properly…
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GFB Atomic Manual Boost Controller Installation

The actuator on the Wagon’s replacement turbo was definitely softer than the previous one and, whilst the factory boost control solenoid should be able to adjust the response to suit, I decided to see what difference a manual boost controller might make instead. Yep, I can’t help messing…
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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Another Japanese import, another set of corroded diamond cut wheels! Although the All-the-Rs wheels weren’t nearly as battered as the JDMny’s the suspension drop seemed to draw attention to their slightly dilapidated state and it wasn’t long before I once again called in at Top Marques.
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Turbocharger Replacement

We’ve been here before with the JDMny, but this time it wasn’t the lack of boost that was the tell tale sign so much as the screeching metal-on-metal sound coming from under the Wagon’s bonnet…
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