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What have you done to your car today?

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:19 pm
by bigwinn
Took the front off (to get to my headlights!)

LHS was misted and RHS had a damaged clip

Both done and ready to install tomorrow

In other news though, I was embarrassed with what I found at the front- its clearly had 2x frontals as the front bumper was 2006 (on a 2004 car) and thats been repaired...

The repair did a shocking job- one fog lamp was held on by black mastic. Once I'd removed the top 7 bolts the front just fell off and all sorts of bodgery in the wheel arches

Still- would rather know than not eh-
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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:28 pm
by Thrustyjust
MOT for me . First one in my ownership and 18 months since the last one done by the previous owners garage. Which seemed a little 'shady' as a month after I bought it , had a broken rear spring and all discs were worn to the limit, yet had no advisories. After a few bits of work by me, was given a clean sheet and remarked on being as clean underneath as much as above. Spent time poking round brake pipes at the rear which are as new and no corrosion, rear arm bushes which were spot on and exhaust manifold to system bolts which were a little tired but no real rush to do. So celebrated with a drive out with the missus, which proved a pain as the M4 was closed around us and all the roads were chocker of people having no idea where they were going and crashing :roll:
Picture of the MOT and no, thats not air suspension on the front, he was checking wishbones, bushes, shocks and springs etc.
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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:35 pm
by SofTop
just got back from fourm member JimRob who vey kindly used his Carly to program the roof to go down with the key and clear all the old codes. Great bloke, really appreciate the coding :D

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:48 pm
by GJ1
Cleaned my car mats using a mini carpet cleaner. You can see how much dirt there was in the background. Aiming to do the car carpets soon.

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Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:19 pm
by Big Andra
Round 2 at pro-grip in Larbert after having the rtab's replaced.

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Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:48 pm
by bigwinn
Replaced the o-ring in my filler cap

Look at the state of the old one
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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:23 am
by rdgreen
bigwinn wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:48 pm Replaced the o-ring in my filler cap

Look at the state of the old one

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Now I have to go and look at mine...... :x

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:31 am
by tug
Had a good gander at mine while fillin up yesterday, still looks new after 15 years :thumbsup:

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:43 pm
by Bmwforachange
Rebuilt calipers from an E46 330, fitted with carriers, mtec discs, grooved and drilled, mintex pads, new fluid.

Looks the part, all painted gloss black. Let's see if it stops ok.

Now looking for other things i can spend money on
Considering bilsteins b4s.

E85, 3.0 2005

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:10 pm
by Big Andra
Made a start stripping the zed
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Will get the wings off tomorrow night and hopefully the new ones fitted along with the arch liners etc.

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:27 pm
by yipikayee
oil and filter change, plus suspension was inspected while guy was at it. No problems spotted, happy about that 8)

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:35 am
by enzed4
GJ1 wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:48 pm Cleaned my car mats using a mini carpet cleaner. You can see how much dirt there was in the background. Aiming to do the car carpets soon.
I have one of those Bissell's - does a bloody good job :thumbsup:

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:27 am
by McTyke
Got rid of the RFT's at last - what a difference it's made. No more tramlining and ride much better. Nothing expensive. Avon Z5 on front last week (225/45/17 standard) and Yokohama Advans on back yesterday (245/40/17) :thumbsup:

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:57 pm
by sbryantgb
Nothing as radical as some of you guys :o

Installed a bluetooth FM modulator so I could use an Android tablet as Sat nav and music source for longer drives
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I wanted a solution that did not involve cutting into or removing any of the original car. All thought I will run a secondary power socket for the modulator in a hidden location at some point so the ash tray lid doesn't have to remain open.

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:40 pm
by McTyke
bigwinn wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:48 pm Replaced the o-ring in my filler cap

Look at the state of the old one

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Mine failed MOT the other week on that