Evo VI – Replacement Bonnet Catch

On the second day of our holiday in The Lake District, I thought I’d check the oil before we set off for the day and the bonnet catch broke meaning the bonnet wouldn’t shut. Nice! After a quick look I could see the spring that held the secondary latch in position was gone. So it […]

Evo VI – Turbosmart Dual Port Dump Valve / BOV

When I bought the Evo it came with an HKS SSQV dump valve, fitted by a previous owner.  Not something I would have chosen to fit myself as fully venting to atmosphere has it’s problems with the Evo using a MAF sensor.  But they are a good dump valve mechanically, it didn’t leak, it made […]

Evo VI – Engine Bay Clean

(First posted on MLR forum in July 2016) Firstly I gave the exterior a clean with my new birthday present. Then, for some reason I decided to look under the doors.  Yes, I cleaned the underneath of the doors. Now it’s time to clean the engine bay! Filth. There’s white paint behind there Getting there […]

Evo VI – More Engine Bay Tidying

(First posted on MLR forum in July 2016) Wing bolts always looked untidy so got some of these. Freshened up the inner wing paint with some of this. Bit of paint under the original washer to stop it rusting. More gold. Should help inlet temps a bit as both the pipes I’ve wrapped are the […]

Evo VI – New Rod Ends

(First posted on MLR forum in July 2016) Spotted a slight amount of play in the drivers side rod end at MOT time. Went to buy a replacement and buying a pair wasn’t much more than buying just the one so I got a pair. I figured it will mean needing to do the tracking […]

Evo VI – Making a Start on Tidying the Engine Bay

(First posted on MLR forum in July 2016) Something I always thought really needed some work was the engine bay. Too many colours, shiny crap I hate and general untidyness. So I’ve made a start on making it look a bit cleaner. How it started: Strut brace ends stripped down. Shiny front panel rubbed down […]

Evo VI – Bridgestone Potenza RE002 On All Corners

(First posted on MLR forum in July 2016) Got some new tyres. Nearly just bought Falkens again but these Bridgestones were a bit cheaper at the time so thought i’d give them a go. Perfectly happy with them so far. Xmas present fitted. Good for a few more horsepower and torques I expect. Tyres going […]