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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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Post by DMike » Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:52 pm

Sorn and oil service today. I have most maintenance tasks printed as PDFs from TIS but keep returning to these easy instructions viewtopic.php?t=16657 when changing the oils.

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Post by True-Blue » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:52 pm

EDIT - Just wanted to point out that if you’re going to try this you need to make sure the sponge material is properly wet and don’t apply very much pressure at all. This stuff is abrasive and can ruin leather if you’re not very careful. :!:

I’ve had a PM asking about it, so thought it was worth clarifying :thumbsup:

Started to clean it, 45 mins with a magic sponge, some water and a Microfibre…
From this…
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Not perfect, but it’s a start :)
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Post by jock156 » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:16 pm

Gave it a clean 🧽
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Post by Wwesty » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:57 pm

Gave it the first proper clean since we bought it and happy to say no hidden surprises! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by blunderthumbs » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:01 pm

Wwesty wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:57 pm Gave it the first proper clean since we bought it and happy to say no hidden surprises! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Stop it you're killing me. Really regret letting her go :telloff: :headbang: :cry:
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Post by Wwesty » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:13 am

blunderthumbs wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:01 pm
Wwesty wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:57 pm Gave it the first proper clean since we bought it and happy to say no hidden surprises! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Stop it you're killing me. Really regret letting her go :telloff: :headbang: :cry:
:( Sorry!
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Post by Barty » Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:00 am

Took delivery of these items…
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Both to be fitted early November when we’ll be working on the car anyway 8)
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