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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. David Flett

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 1,092

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    My thoughts exactly! Dam you low profile tyres.
     
  2. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,602

    I just fitted some B8 rear shocks with new top mounts. Banging has gone from the rear. Very pleased.

    I wanted to get the top mounts done on the front. But the mechanic I hired to do that job whilst I sorted the rear decided to farm the job to "one of his lads" who decided that he had better things to do than earn some easy money.

    Oh well. Will do them myself tomorrow :/
     
  3. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,937

    Location: Acme's chair

    How many times have you changed the suspension now? I'm so baffled.
     
  4. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,284

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    So people don't hit the building instead! :p
     
  5. rodenal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2011

    Posts: 10,079

    Had the alignment sorted on mine today, plus bought myself some discs and pads for the rear/ pads for the front, to be carried out at a point in the nearish future when I can actually be bothered.

    Fiesta needs a condenser and has a squeaking top mount so potentially going to just refresh the 4 shocks/springs too whilst I'm doing something on it.

    Not really touched either car for the best part of two years before this month, hard to complain really
     
  6. Nazbit

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 11, 2004

    Posts: 3,580

    First ever attempt to service a car yesterday. Went well.

    Air filter, oil change, oil filter, spark plugs and cabin filter.

    Adding that to the discs and pads I did for the first time a couple of months ago and I feel like I'm doing quite well.

    New tyre on Tuesday and then MOT booked on Wednesday.

    Could have done with one of those ratchets with the hinged heads and some longer extensions so might look out for those.
     
  7. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,602

    Too many times.

    Fitted B12 Kit.
    Had to remove as wife refused to go in car due to the bumps (was pregnant at the time)
    Refitted B8 up front
    new B8's on rear (was happy to stay B4, but the mounts were dead)
     
  8. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,937

    Location: Acme's chair

    Went for a drive around the countryside near Goodwood and slightly to the north east of Goodwood, found some truly excellent roads and ended at a nice pub called The Fox Runs Free, about to sample the food.

    I may have to organise a southern car run. :)

    Just need to sort out where the meeting point would be, and the first part leading into the run. And try and eradicate the town centre bit in Petworth.
     
  9. Cleisthenes

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,162

    Location: TN1

    May as well go to the half moon in kidford whilst you're over there. Jodie Kidd's pub which often has nice cars outside. Might be an idea as a lunch spot for a southern meet.

    It's been on my list to try for ages, make it happen Tom!
     
  10. RenoRanes007

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 13, 2010

    Posts: 498

    Not strictly today but over the last couple of weekends.

    Insulated and Carpeted in the back.

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  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,933

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Removed the rear light cluster and got the dead bug out, was much harder putting the light back in...thought I was going to break a bulb or 2.
     
  12. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 6,646

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    A week later and with a very sore back gearbox is all in. Also threw in a new Sachs clutch. At least I will have no doubts in the back of mind if I want to remap it to Stage 3+. Most time consuming thing is my OCD as I hate putting dirty parts back in! Boot is full and off to the tip with all the rubbish I have accumulated over the past week.

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  13. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,561

    Location: County Durham

    I'm still on with mine, nearly finished!!
     
  14. silversurfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 18,644

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Another good excuse for RWD I must remember next time I'm looking, pic of the SAAB in question?

    nobody will ever believe me but I lost a BMW M series on the s bends in the black mountains. Was a super old volvo, not arguing anything except I knew the road far better as it was my route to work and also knew my car and he was just dropping pedal and running upto 100 on the straights which anyone can do
     
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  15. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,561

    Location: County Durham

    Did you have a cup of water on the dash? :D
     
  16. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 6,646

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    Saab is just a facelift manual 9-5 estate Aero in steel grey. Had it four years now but is hard to get rid. Just splashed out on some new brakes and shocks too. Coming out of the Celica's summer budget. She's going to get jealous the old Swede is getting all the love!

    When you travel the same route for years and years it becomes second nature. You know the overtaking spots off by heart and how fast each bend is. I know it's not big nor clever but a work colleague in his 335i asked me one day what I had under the hood of my Suzuki as he tried to keep up on the way home but failed. Just a simple 1.5 with 115 brake sir.
     
  17. Lowe

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,104

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    Made the most of the decent weather. Painted the ends of the splitter tie bars black to make them less obvious. Changed the OEM foglight for a smoked one to match my Valenti rear lights. Gave the air filter a damn good clean since it was getting filthy after winter. Also switched out some of the decals for some small subtle ones.

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  18. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,642

    Put my foot down, check engine cane on, running rough. One costly amg bill?
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,642

    Started it up this morning - absolutely fine. Confused.
     
  20. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,937

    Location: Acme's chair

    Turned it off and on again innit.