emo Mark's Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4 Build Thread

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23 Jan 2015 10:48 #23545

Hey all,

Not sure what's happening with this build at the moment. It appears that I may be £900+ out of pocket due to not receiving any of these parts from Keicar4life, and have now been rendered unable to contact him due to him blocking me from messaging him on Facebook. :(

So yeah, I have no idea what's going on, but it's definitely stressing me out. :(


1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 Compact
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
Last Edit: 23 Jan 2015 14:49 by loopdeloop.

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18 Feb 2015 22:19 #23785

Hope it turns out OK in the end, either with your money back or what ever.

Don't let it put you off the Mira.

I've seen these scams on loads of car forums over the years.

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18 Feb 2015 23:31 #23786

Thanks for the support. :) Luckily, Visa managed to get my money back off him. I never want to deal with that thief again, and strongly discourage anyone else from using him, after the stress that it's put me through.

On another (just as unpleasant) note, I hit a deer on Friday the 13th (would you believe) and ended up crunching the front left of my car. The damage initially looked cosmetic, and since the car drove home perfectly fine after my encounter with Bambi, I thought everything was fine mechanically. Sadly, I started the car up the other day to see if it was running okay. Got up to temperature fine whilst idling, before the radiator went pop. Waiting for my mechanic to have a look and let me know what needs to be replaced under the bonnet. Or even if it's worth fixing. :(





It doesn't actually look that bad, but the issue is that the aircon radiator/compressor/piping, main radiator and fan are all on that side of the car. The main radiator support looks bent and everything seems to have been pushed back and squished quite considerably. Strangely, both of the bolts that secure the radiator at the top are now missing, which is a little concerning. Body wise, it looks like the passenger side wing, headlight, foglight and bonnet need to be replaced (luckily the bumper seems to be okay) but I'm not sure what I actually need to get (mechanically) at the moment. Or where I'm even going to find such parts. Being without a car is annoying, but I'd rather get it sorted properly, instead of doing a "bodge" repair. Hopefully I can somehow find what I need, from somewhere.


1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 Compact
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)

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18 Feb 2015 23:39 #23788

That is minor. Take the wing, bumper, light and bonnet off. Then you will see the actual damage.

Once naked - take hammers, bars, rope, blocks of wood, jacks.... etc and straighten it back out.

Some rubber mallets and blocks will have that wing straightened back out to fit again, and its nothing that body filler can't hide.

The bonnet can be abused so at least it will close and sit ok, but they are a bastard to get the little creases out of.

I can't fix the light!!! But someone here will have another.

That is all a minor battle scar, I would batter that back into a rough car like shape in no time.

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21 Feb 2015 19:47 #23796

That might be okay temporarily, but in the long run I would like the car to have immaculate panels, once again. Found two wings, a bonnet and bumper for £270 (from Malaysia) but they're all the wrong colour. Bonet is yellow, wings and bumper are black. Lights included. Not a spec of rust on them at all. Quoted an additional £130 for painting plus postage (which I'm still trying to negotiate. Looking into shipping by sea to reduce costs). Additionally, the seller also has a thicker core performance radiator, associated pipework and fan available which I think I'm going to take as well. Looks like things may come together soon, but it is a lot of money that I'd have to part with, that I wasn't even expecting to have to spend, anyways. :pinch:


1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 Compact
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)

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16 Mar 2015 19:32 #23871

Good news! Some things have happened.

Drove the car (incredibly cautiously) to Motor-Werx garage, Cheltenham to have the damage repaired.

Intercooler, battery, radiator and headlight all removed, revealing my filthy engine bay.



Here's what came out:



Radiator had quite a significant hole in it from where the headlight had been forced back into the aircon rad (taking the entire corner off, spearing it into the main radiator).

Here's what's going in:



All courtesy of GFastMotorsport, Malaysia. Reasonable pricing, incredibly quick delivery. Can't fault him at all. Perfect service!

I'm also excited for this to go on.



Also, some headlights from Dazran. They're the older style of lights, but they'll do for the time being. The aim is to get the car running again, with the bodywork looking somewhat car-like, whilst I try and source some good condition panels from either Japan or Malaysia, along with another set of the newer style headlights.

Luckily, the car isn't actually that bent. I suppose the bodywork did its work by absorbing the impact. Hopefully this'll all be sorted within the next couple of days! I've missed driving my Mira so much.


1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 Compact
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
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17 Mar 2015 15:42 #23874

Nice. Out of interest how much was the filter with the pipe?

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17 Mar 2015 20:51 #23877

£115 I think for the pipe, Apexi pod filter and Samco silicon joiners.


1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 Compact
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
Last Edit: 17 Mar 2015 20:51 by loopdeloop.

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18 Mar 2015 11:25 #23882

MOT today, after a particularly long night smashing her back into shape. Hopefully she'll pass with no major issues. Here's to hoping... :unsure:


1998 Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 Compact
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)

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18 Mar 2015 17:43 #23883

Mark wrote:

MOT today, after a particularly long night smashing her back into shape. Hopefully she'll pass with no major issues. Here's to hoping... :unsure:


did she pass? :S

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