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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,791

    Yea, I've had lots of issues with this car, thankfully I can rectify most myself and enjoy doing it. I need to take it for a test drive to make sure the noise is gone now.

    Not slept much due to newborn so trying to catch up with sleep -.-
     
  2. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,791

    Update: new pads or regressing the pins has fixed the issue.
     
  3. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,828

    Location: Shropshire

    Took my 8 yr old Focus in for MOT today - passed with flying colours - Got it home and fitted the Greenstuff front disc pads - They seem to bite much better with less pedal pressure than old Ferodo ones - Just got to bed them in and hope they stay as they are. - At long last powerful brakes again - Yes the servo works - brake fluid has been changed and no leaks in the system. - Never been happy with them since had the car.
     
  4. Iron-man

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 27, 2015

    Posts: 1,022

    Location: UK1

    gave it an overdue wash
     
  5. GTAMADDOG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,096

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Got a pair of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres fitted on the back. Only problem is they seem to be rubbing slightly over big dips in the road which is a bit annoying because they're the exact same size as the Eagle F1s they replaced and I'm running standard wheels and tyre sizes. Even more annoying because it's an E46 and I could do without causing damage to wheel arches that are prone to rusting anyway. I've got some new trailing arm bushes coming and I'm probably going to get a pair of new rear springs so hopefully those combined with the tyres wearing a bit should sort the issue out.

    Also picked up a new (to me) bonnet in the right colour for £40 and with a bit of cleaning and polishing it already looks a lot better than the current bonnet, but fitting it will be a job for the bank holiday weekend.
     
  6. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,791

    Location: Staffordshire

    Picked up the ubiquitous Leon Cupra R splitter to fit to the front of the TT, and shipped a spare steering wheel off to Royal Steering Wheels to get retrimmed in alcantara.

    Fingers crossed on winning the set of wheels I'm bidding on eBay for which ends tomorrow, then I can get these split-rim BBS RS2's sent for a decent refurb.
     
  7. Phil W

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 9,942

    Location: Jupiter

    Had a go with Chipex. Reasonable results. Need to play some more. Certainly better than before though.
     
  8. Berger

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 22, 2003

    Posts: 10,076

    Location: Wigan

    Isn’t this your wife’s car?

    Seems strange she’d want a custom retrimmed steering wheel, a bad boy splitter and some scene rims unless you’ve been smashing the overtime and want to treat her ;)
     
  9. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,741

    I thought the same. I thought he'd moved onto the world of high rollers in brand new cars these days.
     
  10. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 11,648

    Location: N.Warks

    :D
     
  11. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,828

    Location: Shropshire

    Up at 6.30 this morning and was cleaning car by 7.00 in lea of the house - Just the right temperature to wash it and no sun on it - back in the garage now before wind blows the dust up - the joys of living in the sticks with dry fields.
     
  12. Marvin

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 27, 2009

    Posts: 3,843

    Location: Maidstone, Kent

    I also got up at 6:30 this morning and was out by 7:00, but I went for a drive to add some more bugs:

    [​IMG]

    Reprised a large part of the recent South-Eastern meet route across the A264 towards East Grinstead, over the Ashdown Forest from Wych Cross and back along the A264, up through Penshurst and home.
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,502

    Location: Acme's chair

    Bought a new spare tyre for the BMW cos I noticed the one that was in there had started cracking from age. Anyone want to guess the date stamp on the old one? :p
     
  14. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,828

    Location: Shropshire

    1988 :eek: you did ask for a guess.
     
  15. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,502

    Location: Acme's chair

    Feb 1986....... :p
     
  16. WoodyUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 29, 2009

    Posts: 6,256

    I had my exhaust cut back and then lengthened a bit to sit outside the bumper yesterday.
    It's quieter. :(
    The pops and bangs are much quieter aka virtually non-existent too.


    Catch 22 though cause I guess it's probably a bit more track friendly now!

    Before and after:
    This is where it used to sit, there'd be a metal shroud for the bumper and it'd stop short about half an inch before that.
    [​IMG]

    Need to source another one of these..
    [​IMG]


    Has since been polished and is all shiny now, but this is how it sits:
    [​IMG]

     
  17. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,502

    Location: Acme's chair

    Your bumper though. You should leave it like it and put a little "Inspired by turbotoaster" sticker there. :p
     
  18. WoodyUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 29, 2009

    Posts: 6,256

    Haha was wondering what sticker to put next to it until I get it sorted!
    Got a couple of quotes yesterday too.

    £250 for an attempt at patching it up and painting, the guy said he could do the outter red part no problem but the black part would be tricky.
    Or... about triple that for a new/used upper bumper and splitter which would then need bonding, smoothing and painting!
     
  19. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,358

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Filled up the DPF res, it swallowed up a 10ltr bottle without issue, which surprised me, no idea how big the tank is.
     
  20. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,502

    Location: Acme's chair

    Dpf res?