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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,186

    Location: Derbyshire

    Thank you very much, that's superb!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,670

    Took car for a special MOT.

    Passed with zero issues.. was the obvious outcome.
     
  3. neil_g

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 9, 2007

    Posts: 9,860

    Location: South Hampshire

    Arranged for a new windscreen thanks to a tipper truck I was following.

    Only lasted 2 weeks :rolleyes:
     
  4. Cleisthenes

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,218

    Location: TN1

    ftfy
     
  5. badgeruk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 27, 2009

    Posts: 1,939

    Location: On the edge of a Cliffe

    Took my cars voice box out in case it breaks down. Not chancing any warranty claims being thrown out at the moment.
     
  6. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,670

    It was a special MOT. It's a bit different than a normal MOT.
    Because the cars special.... O.o
     
  7. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,186

    Location: Derbyshire

    How much of a shed is this heap that you constantly have issues to fix, are always chasing faults, and now you have to have a special MOT to keep it on the road.
     
  8. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,670

    What are you on about?

    Constantly having issues to fix? I've had very few. Also I've not done anything but service it for months.

    It's a very fine example of an MPS, bodywork in good nick, engine running great, no turbo issues like most, doesn't loose oil, gearbox running well...

    No heap here...
     
  9. sigma

    Perma Banned

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    Why wouldn't it pass an MOT?
     
  10. Jez

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 31,595

    Why does it require a special MOT?
     
  11. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,670

    Cat failed last year. Removed it. Looking for a replacement at a reasonable price.
     
  12. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,395

    Location: Northern England

    Ahahahah! Classic.
     
  13. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 8,186

    Location: Derbyshire

    Yeah.... Maybe you could make that work if you didn't have multiple posts in this thread and other threads about the (numerous)issues you've had with it.
     
  14. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 63,147

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Got sprayed twice by grit trucks in a 30min drive....arghhhhh
     
  15. almoststew1990

    Mobster

    Joined: May 12, 2011

    Posts: 4,592

    Location: Southampton

    I am the least mechanical person in the world so today has been a big day for me!

    The old golf was coughing and the engine light came on. Plugged in an OB2 reader and got error code P0401 - EGR problems. A new one is £100+, ebay specials £25+. A few Youtube videos later my Dad and I take off the EGR and get it cleaned up using carburettor cleaner (I think) and put back off, clear the engine codes and yay it's been fine since.

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    Mission 2 was getting started on doing something with my broken BMW. Many many things to do but something easy to start with - getting central locking fixed by sending off the GM5 module to get repaired. Fiddly to get out but not complicated.

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    You will live again BMW!
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  16. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,318

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Fitted two little plastic clips which inexplicably cost £2 each.
     
  17. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,723

    Location: Manchester

    My side window decided to self-detonate today after washing the car. Can only assume it had some stress fractures from time, owing to it being a frameless design soft top.

    Bloody pain in the arse anyway, got Autoglass booked to come for a new one on Thursday. Pinching the other halfs car for the week :p
     
  18. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: May 6, 2004

    Posts: 5,320

    Location: Portsmouth

    Picked up a new interior for my nearly poverty spec F30 - leather seats and door cards to replace the horrific looking cloth seats. All in good condition with no scuffs etc which is good so the plan is to fit it all tomorrow.

    The only thing is that they need a damn good clean. I must admit that in any of my other cars that have had a leather interior I never bothered doing anything with it as even after years of many, many miles they still looked fine. What's the best way to go about cleaning them up? Soft cloth and warm water for now and then some proper leather care product when I get some? Or just leave it until I get some proper stuff and if so, what do you guys suggest?
     
  19. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Derbyshire

    Pretty much just a damp mf cloth. But that's more for maintenance, if it's nasty at the minute you might be better off with a cleaner and condition from LTT or Colour Lock
     
  20. Diagro

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    Your point?

    All issues that I've fixed.

    Also, many of them are not really issues for most people, I'm just ANAL about noises