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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,530

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    No one believes the customer on problems, I work in IT and the customer is never correct about what the problem is. They'd never order the part before seeing the car.
     
  2. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,344

    Location: Northern England

    It was a hose split. I pointed it out to them. I'm sure that's pretty difficult to misdiagnose.
     
  3. Camalot

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 6,627

    Location: Wolverhampton

    New shock, spring, top mount etc on my 07 civic!

    New impact gun worked a treat.
     
  4. Zico

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 15, 2003

    Posts: 4,778

    Location: South East

    Fiesta ST had it's 4th year service (with brake fluid changed and aircon topped up, only minimal loss apparently so didn't charge anything) and MOT. Minor issue with the voice activation button not working also fixed without charge.
     
  5. Gaijin

    Don

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003

    Posts: 8,419

    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    How much of a difference has it made mate?
     
  6. Dup

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 10, 2006

    Posts: 9,847

    Location: East Lancs

    How did you find doing the 14mm top mount bolts? I used some drop spanners but access was tight and you can only tighten to what you think is right. Did both my fronts except the springs 2 years ago (can't think why I left the springs now seeing as I did the lot) and still on there good though.
     
  7. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,094

    Location: Northampton

    Decent reduction in tyre and road noise. Could really do with something more comfortable to sit in but I might brave the commute in it on the odd occasion now
     
  8. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,517

    Location: Birmingham

    Went out for a spin around the Worcestershire countryside. The car has been stuck in the garage for the majority of 2019 so it was high time for a drive! Good to get the roof down too.
     
  9. Gaijin

    Don

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003

    Posts: 8,419

    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    Good to know - I had to ditch most of that padded stuff under the carpet as it got ruined when I had some water ingress.
     
  10. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,123

    Location: Acme's chair

    Same here. Now all I have is bare metal with carpet mats on.
     
  11. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 25, 2008

    Posts: 733

    Location: Norwich

    not really me thats done it but passed MOT today with 1 minor fault seems i need to fit a new cv boot on the offside front yay
     
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  12. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 9,833

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Changed a brake light bulb on the wife's fiesta - not especially difficult, but trickier than it surely needed to be.
     
  13. King4aDay

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003

    Posts: 4,141

    Location: Cornwall

    Seeing as the 350gt hasn't exploded yet I treated it to new wipers (Michelins £4.99 in Aldi, thank you), oil and filter and brake pads. The latter involved driving to my nearest Nissan dealer after discovering that the locking wheel nut key that came with the car was entirely the wrong shape! Luckily they had one in stock for the low, low price of £18.

    Getting the front undertray off took as long as the rest of it, might just trying leaving it in place next time.
     
  14. FlapR

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 5, 2011

    Posts: 576

    Location: Manchester

    Following up from this. Dropped it off this morning at 7.30am, just picked it up.

    - HPFP replaced, along with pressure hose and tubing.
    - Oil Solenoid fixed, along with other seals and part of wiring loom changed with an updated part to prevent anything happening in the future.

    Main offender - Fuel Pump (with the blue dot on top)

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    Came out a bit cheaper than expect as they added more of a discount which I was thankfull for:

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    Glad the car is running properly now and has a completely clean bill of health, may end up getting rid in the next year or so though:

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  15. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,344

    Location: Northern England

    Finally got it back, woop! 4 days to fix a split hose and MOT the thing.
     
  16. Camalot

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 6,627

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Once i had the springs tight down, i just used my impact gun to give it a once over, then took the spings off. Worked fine!
     
  17. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,280

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    4 new tyres. Last set lasted 50k. Wow the noise difference, the incremental increase in road noise as they wear I didn't notice, like a different motor.

    Wash off the soap tomorrow and give it a wash.



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  18. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,530

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Holy tire whine batman!

    I'm sticking with my Michelin LTX that came with it, 36k miles and still plenty of tread.. and they hook up fairly well (road tire, useless offroad, but then so is my 2 wheel drive wonder)
     
  19. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,123

    Location: Acme's chair

    Accumulated all the parts I need to de-luxury-ify the MX5 (lol)

    AC, electric windows, and power steering in the bin.

    Hello manual steering, manual windows, and a fan.

    Should save a bit of weight and reduce the mechanical drag on the engine.

    Basically my power steering rack is junk and MX5 electric windows are rubbish... The AC doesn't work and isn't needed because, well, its a convertible.

    Also bought some TSI's to replace my busted side lights, and I think I'll bin off the NS2R's because I want to try the new Toyo TR1's, and the profile on the Nankangs is 2 sizes too high. 195 60 instead of 195 50.
     
  20. trentlad

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 7, 2010

    Posts: 3,621

    Threw some polyurethane bushings on my control arms today, cannot believe the additional control it provides. My rubber bushings were so brittle the ride quality actually feels better somehow but I just didn't expect to feel such a major positive difference.

    I'll throw it around Pacific Highway next week and really see how much of this honeymoon period remains.