What have you done to your car today?

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Post by Kevoz4 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:00 pm

Z4C_er wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Kevoz4 wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:24 pm I’ve replaced the discs and pads for brembo’s and painted the callipers but on removing these I found that all my shocks were original and absolutely knackered so replaced them with Bilstein B4’s with new bump stops and covers. The Z now drives even better but I didn’t really notice the shocks being so bad, I suppose driving the TR6 has made it easy to accept a bumpy ride in comparison to a modern.
While I had the rear shelf out doing the rear shocks I moved the Soft top pump to inside the boot. Very happy with all the results.
Wow, busy boy! That was all in one day?
Ha ha, not all today but started yesterday lunchtime with the installation. :thumbsup:
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Post by rdgreen » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:29 pm

Removed the CDV. Has it made a difference? Yes, but if anyone else does it don't expect dramatic changes to the way it changes gear, just subtly smoother.
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Post by Z4C_er » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:55 am

rdgreen wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:29 pm Removed the CDV. Has it made a difference? Yes, but if anyone else does it don't expect dramatic changes to the way it changes gear, just subtly smoother.
Agreed. Had mine done yesterday and probably expected too much, or, had basically trained myself to drive the Z as smooth as possible anyway.
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Post by idej_z4 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:38 am

rdgreen wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:29 pm Removed the CDV. Has it made a difference? Yes, but if anyone else does it don't expect dramatic changes to the way it changes gear, just subtly smoother.
I found the CDV delete gives you a more responsive clutch more than anything, if youre looking for ways to improve the gear change adding a weighted gear knob and changing the gear box oil is about as much as you do. :thumbsup:

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Post by Jameszy » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:58 am

Getting new rear tyres fitted - £106.39 each through F1 Autocentres, fully fitted price.

This is for Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 5's, 255/35 R18. This is the lowest price I have ever seen, with Kwikfit/BlackCircles and similar coming in at £275 so pretty pleased with myself :)

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Post by Mr_Ke1th » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:33 pm

Phil40 wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Mr_Ke1th wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm Painted callipers..,..
Wonderful, which type of paint do you use ? Paint for High T° ?
It was Foliatec 2162 Brake Calliper Paint Set, Racing Blue from Amazon 👍

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Post by tug » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:04 am

I found the CDV delete made a significant difference to mine :thumbsup:

Especially when needing to change gear quickly at high revs to bat off tossers who drive golf GTi's :lol:
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Post by Big Andra » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:52 pm

Hunter alignment but turns out my rta bushes are knacked. All rear bushes ordered to save any further grief later on. Then got quoted £500 to respray both sides and bonnet which I think is very reasonable so that'll be next on the list after all the geometry is sorted and I've fitted my replacement wings. If this rain stops I'll change my drivers side bowden cable.
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Post by ProfCJJ » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:44 pm

Hopped into the car to drive it down to the shops and back (that's the only exercise the car gets these days!) flipped the wipers on to clear the rain drops off the screen, then had to stop the car to go and pick up the driver's wiper which got flung into the middle of the road :rofl: Not quite sure how that happened - somehow dislodged on removing cover I guess - oh well, soon sorted :D
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Post by bigwinn » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:34 pm

fitted new (there were none there) door speakers
made templates for new rears
fitted some sound deadening to the doors

Doors deffo make a difference to overall sound quality
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Post by bigwinn » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:16 pm

Fitted the rear speakers in the cubby holes, all linked up good- speaker cloth fitted, like a proper job

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Post by Big Andra » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:56 pm

Fitted the my new levers and grab handles.
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Then I tackled the bowden cable and actuator (that is definitely one way to test your patience) then gave it a wash. Strong coffee required now.
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Post by scarlet-jester » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:18 am

Cleaned the rag top and conditioned it Friday night. Saturday morning gave it a wash, full interior groom, them a machine polish followed by an application of this - https://mothers.com/products/cmx-cerami ... ting-01024. Most impressed I have to say, don't think I will be using wax again.

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Post by veryverydarkblue » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:06 pm

Trip out of London to RBM for roof motor relocation, CDV delete and extra oil service. Great experience from Ross and the gang and very reasonably priced work. Met my car's doppelganger there too: H1 ***. Picked up a puppy on the way back. Now need to work out how dog and wife can both fit comfortably and safely in the car...
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Post by Petahgreen » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:09 pm

veryverydarkblue wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:06 pm Trip out of London to RBM for roof motor relocation, CDV delete and extra oil service. Great experience from Ross and the gang and very reasonably priced work. Met my car's doppelganger there too: H1 ***. Picked up a puppy on the way back. Now need to work out how dog and wife can both fit comfortably and safely in the car...

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Hey VVDB, H1 *** is mine!! It’s in RBM for a few small bits getting done! 3.0si E85’s in dark blue are the best 8)

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