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Post by IRD » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 pm

Thanks Marlon. I haven't been able to speak directly to the auto electrician today as I planned. Only managed to leave a message and so far he hasn't come back to me yet. I am not sure whether that is because he isn't keen to do the job or that he has just been very busy, could be either. I 'll give him a day or two before deciding what to do next. We live just south of Lincoln so it would be quite a journey across to your part of the world. However, if I can't find someone to do the job locally I might have to bite the bullet. Thank you for offering to speak to the garage for me if necessary. I'll let you know how I get on and whether I need you to speak to the garage. Thank you again for your help. By the way lovely photographs.

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Post by IRD » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:31 pm

Auto electrician coming on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Post by IRD » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:12 am

Seats all working. Have posted a thank you to Mr PT, Fishy Dave and yourself. Thanks for all your help. Without it I would never have got the job completed.

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Post by Marlon » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:02 am

Great news Ian, it was one of the trickiest most expensive mods I've done and like you I couldn't have done it without the help of the forum - namely Fishy Dave and Mr PT.
Well done :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:29 pm

Bought a long overdue piece of kit :) my old scissor jack was leaning like the tower of Pisa last time I swapped my wheels :cry:
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Post by Smartbear » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Great move Marlon, I like to keep a low profile as well :P
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Post by kis » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:20 pm

You went to Halfrauds. :thumbsdown:
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Post by IRD » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:24 pm

One of the problems with this site is that the members are constantly buying extra equipment that you then feel you can’t do without. Very bad for the bank balance. Looks like a very useful bit of kit.

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Post by Marlon » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:58 pm

Used my trolley jack today - halved the time to swap to the winter style 32s :)

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Rear brake pads were on an advisory for the MOT back in June so decided to get some quotes, however Jamie got me a great deal on a set of Bosch ones and fitted them too - top bloke :thumbsup:
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Old ones were fooked :cry: (although the brake warning light hadn't come on)
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Manage to get my first roadside vid since my DLV exhaust mod - thats Jamie driving :driving: :D

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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:18 pm

Lol - You let Jamie drive :!: :!:

He won't know himself, in a car with suspension :driving: :driving:

Also, those pads aren't that low, rears are nowhere near as thick as fronts to start with, the min rec thickness on them is 3mm..

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Post by jamie_z4 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 pm

Ducklakeview wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:18 pm
Lol - You let Jamie drive :!: :!:

He won't know himself, in a car with suspension :driving: :driving:

Also, those pads aren't that low, rears are nowhere near as thick as fronts to start with, the min rec thickness on them is 3mm..

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They look worse in person than they are I'd imagine there was no more than 2mm on them and the pad material was disintegrating

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Post by Marlon » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:32 pm

Ducklakeview wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:18 pm
Lol - You let Jamie drive :!: :!:

He won't know himself, in a car with suspension :driving: :driving:

Also, those pads aren't that low, rears are nowhere near as thick as fronts to start with, the min rec thickness on them is 3mm..

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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:04 pm

Loads left on them lol..

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Post by Marlon » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:12 pm

Ducklakeview wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:04 pm
Loads left on them lol..

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swapping them out early with Jamie has saved me money - would have been off to the Indy's when they wore right down and parting with £££, so I'm happy :)
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Post by Marlon » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:47 am

224s cleaned and locked up for winter.
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