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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. mattyprice4004


    Joined: 24 Apr 2007

    Posts: 7,391

    Location: Southport

    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


    Joined: 15 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,525

    Location: UK

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


    Joined: 13 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,008

    Location: My own head

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

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 39,089

    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


    Joined: 2 Mar 2004

    Posts: 11,868

    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


    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,212

    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


    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,791

    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


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,595

    Location: Wellington, 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


    Joined: 16 Nov 2010

    Posts: 16,495

    Location: Swimming in a lake

    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...

  10. The1nonly1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,676

    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


    Joined: 28 Sep 2012

    Posts: 3,588

    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


    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,113

    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    Sang to it driving into work.
  13. Draeger


    Joined: 4 Feb 2004

    Posts: 12,908

    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


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,358

    Location: Surrey

    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: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 27,638

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


    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 10,604

    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


    Joined: 14 Feb 2006

    Posts: 4,631

    Location: Surrey, UK

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


    Joined: 21 Mar 2012

    Posts: 3,991

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


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,572

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


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 33,213

    Location: Bristol

    Checked it was still there.