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What have you done to your car today?

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Post by enzed4 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:12 am

bazza190 wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:05 pm
bazza190 wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:15 pm New wheels day. Took a bit of a gamble on these. Ended up waiting 5 weeks and they turn up and it's tipping it down outside. :headbang:
Couldn't wait, curiosity got the better of me. They sent M14 bolts instead of M12. Just to top everything off so using old ones until new arrive. I'm quite happy with them :-D :-D
Don't know if anyone else has commented on these - but I think they look fantastic! Great choice :thumbsup:
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Post by Andres » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:08 pm

Like a brand new car now :driving:
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Post by Tango22 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:25 pm

Andres wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:08 pm Like a brand new car now :driving:
My new 70mm bonnet badge arrived today so planning on replacing mine at the weekend. Is it just a case of removing one of the kidney grilles, using a 10mm socket on the securing nuts then swapping the badges over? Ta.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:49 pm

Yes that's how I did mine, but the nuts are a bit fiddly to get on as they cut a thread onto the plastic posts on the new badge.
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Post by Tango22 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:51 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:49 pm Yes that's how I did mine, but the nuts are a bit fiddly to get on as they cut a thread onto the plastic posts on the new badge.
Cheers!!! Will get it done at the weekend.

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Post by Andres » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:54 am

Tango22 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:51 pm
Mr Tidy wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:49 pm Yes that's how I did mine, but the nuts are a bit fiddly to get on as they cut a thread onto the plastic posts on the new badge.
Cheers!!! Will get it done at the weekend.
I've put a tiniest bit of silicone under the new badge, probably not necessary, but it would hurt to loose such an expensive piece of plastic :D

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Post by Tango22 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:14 pm

Didn't have any silicone to hand so used a couple of small strips of thin 3M trim tape underneath the badge. The old nuts were tricky to remove but got them off eventually. Chuffed with the results, new badge and old badge below:-

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Post by Dark Diggler » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:55 pm

Changed the belt, tensioner pulley and alternator clutch pulley, fairly easy once I’d worked out the right tools for the job, the parts were cheap from Autodoc and the tools I bought didn’t break the bank. Give or take it cost the same as an hours labour at an Indy and it took less than an hour to do with no drama :)

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