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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,355

    Location: Acme's chair

    Can you borrow a slide hammer and attach it to the wheel somehow?

    Or take it to a garage and pay to have the wheels balanced, let them figure it out :D
     
  2. -westy-

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2002

    Posts: 12,226

    Location: UK

    Kick the top of the wheel towards the car - that should provide enough force to get it off the hub.
     
  3. Howard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 15,724

    Location: South East

    I've always managed to solve this by loosening the nuts a bit, lowering the jack onto it, and shaking/shoving the car from side to side.
     
  4. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 20,070

    Location: West sussex

    pretty much that or what @Howard said!
     
  5. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,216

    Location: Derbyshire

    Tried the top of the wheel, will have a go with shoving it side to side later before I try braking with lugs loose. Thanks again.
     
  6. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,355

    Location: Acme's chair

    Applied my remap to the S60, its fairly rapid now... About 300HP/400NM when running 99.

    Car has a stainless cat-back and cold-air-intake as well. That will do me for now! Upgraded IC next, which should release a few more ponies as the IAT's are quite hot with the stock IC.

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    Original clutch seems perfectly happy with the 20% torque increase so far, touch wood.
     
  7. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 63,323

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    How’s the torque steer?
     
  8. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,355

    Location: Acme's chair

    I haven't noticed any to be honest. Doesn't mean its not there though!
     
  9. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,756

    I just fitted a Cork sport tmic on the MPS.
    I have been after one for a long whilst to be honest, simply because it allows the use of the stock engine cover to go back on and create a decent deal with the scoop.
     
  10. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,216

    Location: Derbyshire

    Richie on VolvoTuning is selling off a boatload of R parts, might have an R clutch in there somewhere. If not they're around £100 from FRF Volvo with the discount code.
     
  11. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,355

    Location: Acme's chair

    I think its alright to be honest. After my "testing" :p

    Also Jesus its quick now... I won't go into detail but... :eek:

    Got a plastic sounding rattle like an undertray thats come unclipped or something (that telltale sort of plasticky flappy bounce noise) when I go over bumps now, after my shakedown test. So need to have a look at that now. I think something plastic is hitting the exhaust. Guess the airflow unclipped something.
     
  12. Lowe

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,120

    Location: Newcastle Under Lyme

    Louvers off, carbon wing on. :)

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  13. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,135

    Location: Northampton

    Small, pointless and a very nerdy win but I now have a standalone ECU that is capable of monitoring various sensors etc and reporting and storing OBD error codes readable by any standard scan tool.

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  14. squerble

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2009

    Posts: 4,050

    Location: UK

    Few weeks ago but bought myself a nice Focus Titanium X. It's the 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Auto (no, it's not a Powershift, just a good old 6-speed torque converter slushbox) with a few optional extras, like the driver assistance pack (lane keep assist, auto high beam), premium stereo (adds in tweeters on the rear doors, a centre console speaker and a sub in the boot), full leather, paddleshift, etc. A bloody big step up from the 2008 1.25 Fiesta Zetec it's replaced!

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  15. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Nice little upgrade! :)
     
  16. squerble

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2009

    Posts: 4,050

    Location: UK

    Definitely. It’s amazing how much more relaxed I am driving when I’ve got no gears to change, climate control keeping a steady temperature etc.
     
  17. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,355

    Location: Acme's chair

    You know, I've never driven an automatic, despite owning 10 cars, driving various company cars and friends/families cars etc... :p
     
  18. Flack88

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2011

    Posts: 1,591

    Location: Staffordshire Somewhere

    Got everything disconnected from my engine, without breaking anything plastic :D.

    Time to pull it out tomorrow. Slight oil leaks on the rocker cover, front and rear crank seals, definitely seen better days but still makes the power as it did 2 years ago and doesn't use much oil.
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    Still waiting for my new 3E Tercel flywheel to turn up for my new engine so I have got to wait till mid next week to put the new engine in :(.

    Then got to get a minimum of 800 miles on stock ECU and injectors @ 0.7 bar which is going to feel rather slow before mapping, going to be doing a few trips to Wales and back to get the mileage up I think.

    Cost me over £100 quid just for all the filters (5 of them) and the millers running in oil which has to be changed every 200 miles until 800.

    Also got my WEPR downpipe, welding porn :eek: with lifetime guarantee.
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  19. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,726

    Location: Manchester

    First crack at polishing today, bearing in mind the car is 15 years old and on original paint all round there's a fair few stone chips, so honestly I wasn't looking for perfection.

    Went for a single stage polish with Sonax 04-06, found it to be fantastic stuff with good cut and very good finish from a single stage, couple of passes per panel.

    I know I could have done 2 stage and get better, but I'm pretty damn happy with the shine, the deep black slick colour and the swirls are all gone.

    Also, my back now hurts... Low car life I guess? :p

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  20. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: May 6, 2004

    Posts: 5,338

    Location: Portsmouth

    Drove it, and was pleasantly surprised to see the fuel economy over the last 5k miles.

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