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What have you done to your car today?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mattyprice4004, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. mattyprice4004

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 24, 2007

    Posts: 7,072

    Location: Infinite Sheldon

    After the locking of the 'This instant and moment' thread, I thought it'd be nice to have a place where the home mechanics / modifiers of cars on OcUK could post up what they've fixed or added to their pride and joy.

    Today I've given my car a good check over regarding suspension bushes and related parts, and have ordered new rear discs and pads, a pair of front springs and a new tyre.

    I plan to spend part of tomorrow cleaning the filthy thing out - it's a total tip at the moment.

    So, OcUK - what have you done to your car today?
     
  2. phil675

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 15, 2005

    Posts: 4,355

    Location: UK

    Sworn at it after smacking my head on the door frame twice while installing the baby seat mod.
     
  3. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 3,905

    Location: My own head

    Put it up for sale, well amended the ad. Sad times :(
     
  4. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,101

    Just a bit of a polish whilst my dad admires the clean, shining engine following my day of wd40, paint brush, microfibre cloth method - works a treat :)
     
  5. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,644

    Location: SE England

    Fiero's sun roof appears to leak intermittently, so after the downpour last night the roof lining was a bit wet. Seems they didn't have factory drain holes in '84 but there's a service bulletin showing where they need to be drilled. Appears an easy fix but a bit of a pain. Not checked if mine's already got them, mind...

    The Firebird's sat under cover at the moment but I'm still really undecided what to do with it. Did have a look today just to make sure it was dry though. Booked in for a full day of rolling road tuning next week though, so it'll be interesting to see what the results are.

    Idly been browsing the classifieds today for ZR1s, Maserati 3200s, other M5s, few Supras... Few things have interested me.
     
  6. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 26, 2006

    Posts: 10,487

    Location: United Kingdom

    Supra :cool: Do it!

    I've been at the classifieds looking for a nice clean example of cars recommended to me on here.

    My car seems to be fine at the moment.
     
  7. Eliot

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 29, 2005

    Posts: 5,675

    Not a lot really just fitted some Xsara mist washer jets (massive improvement)
    Removed bonnet soundproofing and replaced a relay that fixed the rear heated screen and heated mirrors
     
  8. loltim

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 14,408

    Location: Queenstown, NZ

    nothing today, replaced the heater blower resistor and main relay at the weekend though.

    up next: paint rocker cover and spark plug cover.
     
  9. King Damager

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 16, 2010

    Posts: 16,469

    Location: London Burger Place

    Today? Let it have a break from driving xD

    I did swear at it the other day mind... A lot.

    Somehow, as I got into the car I managed to scrape my ear on the top lip of the door...

    Thought I'd ripped it off...

    kd
     
  10. The1nonly1

    Suspended

    Joined: Jul 24, 2009

    Posts: 1,404

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Nothing. Ive been at work plus its raining. Hopefully ill have my new LED sidelights at the weekend, so ill install them.
     
  11. geekman

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 28, 2012

    Posts: 3,146

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    Replaced the crappy old tax disk holder, cleaned the windscreen and managed to get the two rear seats stuck in the open position. Currently trying to work out the best way to mount a camera on the dash.
     
  12. West

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 22, 2004

    Posts: 9,080

    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    Sang to it driving into work.
     
  13. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,613

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    I drove the 4007 to Tescos and back whilst marvelling at about a million idiots on the roads who all appeared to have 'last minute Xmas shopping rage'. Then when I got back I looked at the car and thought 'Jesus, it needs a good wash'.

    That's how I roll, yo.
     
  14. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,763

    Location: Surrey and London

    I checked the oil in the Golf (it was fine), and put the Corrado battery on charge as it's flat having not used it in a while.
     
  15. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    Drifted it......everywhere
     
  16. Berger

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 22, 2003

    Posts: 9,998

    Location: Wigan

    Nothing, it's sat in the Sydney airport multi-storey car park, which is miles better than the one in Manchester.
     
  17. GeForce

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 14, 2006

    Posts: 4,623

    Location: Surrey, UK

    I fixed my mats to the floor so they stop creeping up behind the pedals :)
     
  18. LeMson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2012

    Posts: 1,910

    Drove to work, worked a bit, then drove home. :D
     
  19. Saytan

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,218

    walked past it twice with my bike on my way to and from work
     
  20. Muffin`

    Caporegime

    Joined: Apr 21, 2004

    Posts: 33,101

    Location: Bristol

    Checked it was still there.