Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
06-23-2022, 10:00 PM
Post: #221
Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Small update as yesterday I was able to work on the Carina for a few hours.

I went to various toolshops in the past two weeks and they don't feature larger bits than the width of a bit. Also second session of penetrating oil didn't help either. I'm afraid it's no use as I fear the nut is partly covered partly in some rust preventive applicant like Dinitrol and this prevents the oil from penetrating. I'm not in a rush as it's not necessary for MOT, but I'll sharpen my chisel and bring a hacksaw for the next time I have some spare time. Wink

I did manage to fix the brakes. The seal I put in last time had a very tiny fold in it, so it didn't seal a 100%. Out of precaution I took the used one out and replaced it with a brand new one. Cleaned everything thoroughly as the pads, discs and rotors were smudged with brake fluid. The brakes feel equal in strength and on the gravelroad in front of my garage I was able to confirm it's no longer pulling to the left when applying full braking force.

I received the gaskets for the exhaust today, so next time I'll replace the gaskets and work on sanding down the brakepipes and use some rust converter on them.

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06-29-2022, 01:49 PM (This post was last modified: 06-29-2022 03:31 PM by banpei.)
Post: #222
Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Another week, more progress!

Today I managed to remove the rust from the T-pipe on the rear axle. There was no other rust to be found, so I guess this part is what they complained about.
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I removed the rust with a wirebrush, sanded it down to smooth surface and then applied a deruster. Once it was dry I applied two coats of black paint, for as much as I could reach the damn thing.

I investigated the exhaust and the leak does not appear to be due to the gasket. Back in 2009-ish the exhaust got replaced and apparently it was a TA40 exhaust sold as a TA60 exhaust. This meant the workshop had to extend the exhaust with a small piece of generic exhaust pipe. I think it's the pipe that is now leaking. I'm not sure yet how to solve this myself, so maybe I'll just ask the workshop if they can take care of it. Confused

Final point is that the headlights need adjustment. I tried to find the adjustment screws but there aren't any on the headlight unit itself and none on the bracket. Also both the Carina workshop manual and Carina owners manual don't tell you how to adjust. I'll go through the Japanese workshop manuals and see if I can find it in there...
I found this in the Japanese workshop manual and [1] says there are four screws at the back to adjust. I was expecting them at the front like with the Trueno. Banging head
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07-06-2022, 01:53 PM
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Another week, more progress! Hurray!

There are two hexagonal bolts at the back of the lamphousing and they do adjust the headlamps. The upper one adjusts the horizontal axis and the lower one the vertical axis. So headlamps have been adjusted now.

I also looked at the exhaust and found it in this condition:
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I loosened the bolts and found the metal was in okay condition. The problem seemed to be that due to rust the gaps were bigger and hence it was leaking.

So I applied some exhaust putty and waited for it to cure:
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After the third attempt it is now fully sealed!

That means I have crossed out all issues on the MOT list and I can schedule another one! Hurray!


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07-06-2022, 05:21 PM
Post: #224
Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Well done, hope everything goes smoothly this time around.

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07-15-2022, 02:26 PM
Post: #225
Banpei's new TA60 family cruiser
Unfortunately things didn't get smooth this time around. Sad
The Carina failed due to imbalance between front and rear. Probably due to air in the system the brake balance between front and rear was off (30-70 instead of 70-30).
I have bled my brakes twice and the pedal felt firm, however after driving to the MOT station I felt the pedal started to feel softer and softer. Most probably this means there is still air in the system, as there is no leaks to be found. This means I have to do bleeding one more time. Banging head

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07-16-2022, 10:16 PM
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I assume that didn't qualify for an advisory.

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