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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 560

    Location: Southampton

    Swapped cars with my girlfriend yesterday as she had a work event in Essex, so she had my Volvo T5 for the day. Amazingly she managed 41.8mpg, which is higher than I've ever seen from a 5 pot turbo! Even more impressive......she noticed a smell coming through the air vents on the way home.

    She described it as a 'sweet curry' smell - Can only be coolant :(

    Stripped apart a load of the dash last night after it had cooled off, assumed the heater matrix was leaking, no puddles on the carpet though. Turns out one of the O rings is weeping, which is a relief as the heater matrix requires nearly the entire dash to come out, around 5 hours of labour at Volvo.

    Coolant flush + few O rings and clamps and it'll be sorted. Not the easiest of jobs though - One for the long weekend.

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  2. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,360

    Location: Acme's chair

    You have the best girlfriend haha. :p

    Good stuff, so you down for a dyno day? ;)
     
  3. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 560

    Location: Southampton

    She even replaced the £30 of fuel she used :D
     
  4. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,936

    Location: Redditch

    Fitted a new rear wiper arm after some scumbag snapped it off whilst the car was parked at the Alcester food festival last weekend.
     
  5. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Scratched the peely horrid soft touch rubber coating off of the front door pulls and the climate knobs in the Ovlov. Didn't think to take before and after pics but its much better! :p
     
  6. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,574

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    New Mustang! Literally just picked it up from the dealer

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  7. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Excellent, nice colour and non-black wheels! I like. :cool:
     
  8. geekman

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 28, 2012

    Posts: 3,224

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    That looks fantastic, exactly as I'd have specced it.
     
  9. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Needs lows. :p
     
  10. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 560

    Location: Southampton

    Lovely colour, congrats!
     
  11. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,078

    Location: Kent

    Stunning. Enjoy :cool:
     
  12. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,898

    Location: Cheshire

    Gorgeous mate. Looking a Mustang for the missus atm. Love the blue.
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,360

    Location: Acme's chair

    Can I be your new missus? :p
     
  14. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 63,356

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Car just threw up an message “alarm system service required”. Google suggests the siren is gone and the battery has likely gone or leaked and thus corroded the PCB.

    £140 part for the kit plus labour coming up.
     
  15. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Buy one off a breaker for £10 and fit it yourself. Thats the way! ;)
     
  16. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Need to lift the car and wheel off to get to it apparently.
     
  17. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Yeah I think its behind a cover in a rear arch is it not?
     
  18. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    One of the wheels. It’s purposely there to stop easy access from thieves so that mean easy access from me!

    I’ve booked it in now.
     
  19. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 560

    Location: Southampton

    Just get the unit out and replace the battery, it's a NiCad, can be had online for £8.

    Siren module is under the wiper scuttle if I remember correctly. Did one last year on a C70, should be the same on yours.
     
  20. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Don't you have a jack and a socket set? More money than sense some people... :p ;)