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What have you done to your car today?

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Post by zriha » Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:41 am

Alexltw wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:40 am Fixed my Roof Now goes up and down at the push of a button
Nice, for Z4 that's an upgrade! Hahahahaha :D
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Post by Brad_B » Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:11 pm

Nothing interesting today just went for a drive.
You know you bought the right car when you’ve driven it every weekend since you bought it!
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Post by enuff_zed » Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:28 pm

My young apprentice from across the road (Z-Edward) has spent the weekend helping me do the vanos overhaul on the 2.2i. OK, so it took at least twice as long as normal, but the satisfaction of watching him wield the spanners was worth it.
I owe him an apology as he indignantly informed me he is 9!, not 7 as previously reported :roll:
This morning he appeared at 8am and we set to, changing the seals etc. About an hour later I casually asked him what he'd had for breakfast? "Nothing! I wanted to start fixing the car! I told Mum I'd have some later."
Commendable attitude but I packed him off home while I had a coffee.
Honestly, it's not the car fixing that has satisfied me this time round, but the look on his face when I took him for a (slightly longer than necessary) test drive.
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Post by Scubaregs » Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:57 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:28 pm My young apprentice from across the road (Z-Edward) has spent the weekend helping me do the vanos overhaul on the 2.2i. OK, so it took at least twice as long as normal, but the satisfaction of watching him wield the spanners was worth it.
I owe him an apology as he indignantly informed me he is 9!, not 7 as previously reported :roll:
This morning he appeared at 8am and we set to, changing the seals etc. About an hour later I casually asked him what he'd had for breakfast? "Nothing! I wanted to start fixing the car! I told Mum I'd have some later."
Commendable attitude but I packed him off home while I had a coffee.
Honestly, it's not the car fixing that has satisfied me this time round, but the look on his face when I took him for a (slightly longer than necessary) test drive.
You just can't beat a bit of sweatshop child labour, really every home should have at least one. :rofl:
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Post by Zedebee » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:05 pm

Continuing the “kids” theme, I bought a cruise control stalk for my lad’s birthday today. He fitted it while I dremelled the cut-out in the steering cowl. I wish I had the dremel when I did mine, it was much easier than with a jigsaw.
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Post by LittleZ4 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:48 am

Decided to have a look at the inside of a rear light, might see if I can get round to doing something with it.
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Post by Barty » Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:45 pm

Well... Not so much today per se, but rather this weekend.
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Swapped my 6-week old (to me) white 3.0Si for a Tiefgrün metallic on Friday, then gave it a quick clean on Saturday. It'll get a full detail, paint correction and ceramic coat in a few weeks once we have a free weekend in the shop :thumbsup:
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Post by Court1987 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:41 pm

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Post by Stevo1987 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:13 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:28 pm My young apprentice from across the road (Z-Edward) has spent the weekend helping me do the vanos overhaul on the 2.2i. OK, so it took at least twice as long as normal, but the satisfaction of watching him wield the spanners was worth it.
I owe him an apology as he indignantly informed me he is 9!, not 7 as previously reported :roll:
This morning he appeared at 8am and we set to, changing the seals etc. About an hour later I casually asked him what he'd had for breakfast? "Nothing! I wanted to start fixing the car! I told Mum I'd have some later."
Commendable attitude but I packed him off home while I had a coffee.
Honestly, it's not the car fixing that has satisfied me this time round, but the look on his face when I took him for a (slightly longer than necessary) test drive.
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Post by jamie_z4 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:57 am

Maxton front splitter fitted to finish it off. Wonder how long that'll last 😂
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Post by Smartbear » Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:17 pm

Today I’ve mainly been giving Kinger a hand removing the defunct water pump from his 35is, the car was on ramps but space was still tight & the uppermost retaining bolt was an absolute pig to reach as the pump’s positioned just above the anti roll bar.
It’s off the car now & waiting for the replacement to arrive tomorrow :thumbsup:
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Post by ZedsDeadbabyZedzdead » Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:28 pm

jamie_z4 wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:57 am Maxton front splitter fitted to finish it off. Wonder how long that'll last 😂
How did you find installing it?

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Post by kinger » Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:41 pm

Bit of a pig is like saying the Hindenburg had a slightly bumpy landing, was an absolute bas***d of a job.
Thanks for all you help today, its very much appreciated.
New pump is due to arrive tomorrow morning.
The lions share of the job has been done, hopefully will be back on the road tomorrow afternoon
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Post by jamie_z4 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:34 pm

ZedsDeadbabyZedzdead wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:28 pm
jamie_z4 wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:57 am Maxton front splitter fitted to finish it off. Wonder how long that'll last 😂
How did you find installing it?
easy really! Just loaaaaaads of self tappers :rofl:
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Post by Thermaltake » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:46 am

jamie_z4 wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:57 am Maxton front splitter fitted to finish it off. Wonder how long that'll last 😂
Are they genuine CSL's or reps?

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