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What have you done to your car today?

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Post by Reamesy » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:18 pm

Scubaregs wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:15 pmGood job.
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Post by Tango22 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:38 pm

Those exhaust tips look excellent!!! Good job indeed!!

On the subject of exhaust tips, what options to buy new ones/replacements are out there? Mine are a bit beyond polishing as well, I think.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:44 pm

I think the tips are a push fit so can be removed. Then you can measure the outer diameter of the pipes and search for something the right size.

Mine had removable tips and I took them off to clean them and thought it looked better without them on so I just polished the tail-pipes as they're stainless.
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Post by pp1600 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:25 pm

The coupe hasn't worn the MV2's for a long time so time to get them ready for someone else.....listing shortly.

Still a good looking wheel though... probably why I've not considered selling till now...
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Post by DMike » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:45 pm

Passed MOT without problems. Exhaust looked shaky (to my eye) during the shock absorber test and had a chat with inspector, nice chap, who checked the hangers are intact.
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Post by Barty » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:43 pm

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Post by MikeyH » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:18 pm

That’s clever reamasay :thumbsup:
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Post by AndyJ1 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:45 pm

Changed my diff oil today. Used Redline 75w90 synthetic oil.
Started changing my rear shocks only to discover the cupped washer under the rear mounts were to rusty to use again so ordered a pair from eBay. A job for next weekend.
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Post by Ali0191 » Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:06 am

Reamesy wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:37 pm Well my exhaust tips were in poor order and at £55 each I thought I would polish them. However on inspection the corrosion had gone through to the copper layer as they were the Aluminium finish.

So scotch brite for a key then etch primmer. Then baked at 80 degrees for 30 minutes to cure.

Then satin black acrylic for the finish and baked again.

Results are just what I wanted to continue the look.
These look amazing. For someone who now is really considering this but has no idea, why do you bake each coat? Is it just to speed up the curing time?

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Post by enuff_zed » Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:50 pm

Young Ed is away on holiday this week, so I did a couple of jobs on his car that he couldn't really get too involved with anyway; pretty boring for the lad to stand and watch while I ferret around in the boot etc..
First I relocated the roof motor. It turned out to be bone dry and in excellent nick. While in there I discovered the insulation over the rear top mounts was still intact, so never had a shock absorber change. Really is incredible how well these OEM Sachs dampers last. :roll:
Second job I thought would be quick: turned into a nightmare!
Drivers door mirror not adjusting, but could hear the motor struggling. Thought I'd whip it out and clean it up. Ha! How wrong I was.
It seems that at some point the glass had been off and the owner didn't know how to refit it (deduced by the fact the locking ring was in the unlock position). So they'd fitted it back on with the world supply of silicon sealant! I guess before it set they were able to adjust the mirror to suit them?
The motor assembly was completely filled with white, rubbery gunk. The only way I could dismantle it at all was to sacrifice the glass and pick away at the sealant until I could prise the mounting ring off. Then dig down to find the mounting screws and remove the whole motor. Luckily i had spares and it's all up and running again.
Then, because wifey's away and I'm on a roll, I nipped across to Project Cheapskate and whipped out the EPS motor. So easy the second time around.
Now methinks I've earned a shower and a beer.
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Post by N4LLY » Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:55 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:50 pm Really is incredible how well these OEM Sachs dampers last. :roll:
See what you done there :rofl: :thumbsup:
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Post by Izzyspi » Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:23 pm

Washed, polished and driven!!
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Post by Barty » Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:14 pm

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Went for a Sunday lunch with friends, then took the long way round to a mate to help dismantle his Guzzi V65, only to end up enjoying a cold drink in the summer sun again afterwards. Day of driving, coffee and good friends. Oh, and of good ideas :lol:
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Post by TheDan » Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:30 am

While it was still cool enough this morning decided to do the fabled wiper motor de-grease as my wipers have not been returning to home position 9/10 times. There was a lot of grease on the contacts and copper disc, but all in all a very easy job, only took 30-40 minutes.

I also put some of those wiper linkage clips on each ball joint of the wiper mechanism because recently a mate's snapped as he was going down the motorway and flung his wiper over his side mirror! Its probably a bit of over preventative maintenance, but for £6 and peace of mind I have no issues doing it :)

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Post by Barty » Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:01 pm

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Headlight refurb for a fellow Z4-owner, always good to see a car being taken care of properly. Really takes years of its perceived age!
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