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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. grudas

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    I'd say depending on insurer.. some don't classify manufacturers extras as mods, others do. So I'd give them a call and confirm.
     
  2. Vita

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    You would need to declare it.
     
  3. Robbo

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    Almost certainly, yes. Whether it can be bought as an option is irrelevant as far as most insurers are concerned.
     
  4. Acme

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    :p
     
  5. Frozennova

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    I would, for the pittance it'll probably add to your yearly premium it isn't worth bothering with.

    It costs me about £100 a year to insure the MX5 with +150bhp declared Vs a stock one
     
  6. rodenal

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    As above yes and never made a massive difference to my premiums, a small % on top (seem to remember being about 10% £'s per year for an up to 25% bhp gain etc). In my case about £35 extra a year from memory
     
  7. mrk

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    Feels bad man.
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    And then finds out you could have bought it online after all....
     
  9. mrk

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    Not entirely. Factory outlet so cheaper than online and then an additional 15% off for asking nicely :p
     
  10. adolf hamster

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    gave the motor a badly needed wash, gonna swap the wheels over in preperation for changing it
     
  11. Diagro

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    Prepped it for my trip up the M1 to get the downpipe sorted.
     
  12. Acme

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    Checked oil level, lost/used maybe 100ml in the past 2500 miles, possibly none. Either way, much better than my old Corolla :)
     
  13. savagesam117

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    Drove it, fast. Had brakes smoking upon arrival of destination. Loved every second of it :D
     
  14. Squid Vicious

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    Left it on the drive as it's snowing, snd taking the in-laws because his has snow tyres. Nice.
     
  15. adolf hamster

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    Got the wheels swapped over and gave her a top up of oil. Must have looked a bit odd just dumping a whole litre into it without bothering to check the level but its because she conveniently tells you when you need to add exactly that
     
  16. DannyW

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    Sorry only just seen your message, that's correct i gave them a bare bumper, was £150 cash in hand, i prefer places who bake in oven after lacqured
     
  17. MichaelAwkward

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    What car? That's a handy feature for cars with engines that drink like that. I remember my old 1.8 Mondeo drank oil (old worn seals I guess) and having to constantly check it and top up was annoying.
     
  18. adolf hamster

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    e90 325i, iirc the manual says anything less than 1l every 750 miles or something is "normal" usage. first time i've owned an oil drinker but as long as its more engine design than engine wear i'm cool with it.
     
  19. Gaygle

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    Everyone knows that if your car is using a litre every 750 miles - something is definitely wrong. I can only presume manufacturers put this in their booklets to prevent against warranty claims as most complaints around excessive oil consumption will normally end up in a new engine being fitted.

    How much is yours using?
     
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  20. adolf hamster

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    about 1l in 5000, which is about double what any previous car i've had used :D