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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: 4,612

    Location: Tampa, Florida

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    Difficult to get the dash screen in a picture with the glare. It changes depending on which mode I'm in, shows nav, audio etc.
     
  2. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 8,296

    Paint looks lovely indeed, and the climate/palms, too.

    first change of Final drive oil 75w90 semi-syn - Bentley got it wrong told me m52/6 - 1.7litres, but it was coming out at 1.1L, which Haynes suggested. ..
    wondered, if I hadn't tipped the car enough, but couldn't get any more out.
    and, of course, the bolt dropped in the mouth of the oil catch reservoir - choking the exit, so that was near overflow.
     
  3. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,169

    Location: Northampton

    Dry as a bone...£1237 for a clutch pack and labour.

    Finding an Indy capable of doing one is almost impossible as isn't any cheaper
     
  4. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,636

    Location: Acme's chair

    Ouch...
     
  5. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,619

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Been doing some VCDS mods. Needle sweep, video in motion, close tailgate via key, all kinds of stuff. Also lowered it 17mm on the active air suspension. Quite a nice subtle drop.

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  6. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Northampton

    Recently fitted sensors means new data available on the multigauge

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  7. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,759

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Edited first of a few videos from our trip to the 'Ring at the start of the month. We hired a track spec Clio RS which was hilarious. Here's my second of two laps :) Please lets not comment on my poor gear selection. It's been 2 and a half years since i drove a manual and it's abundantly clear :p
     
  8. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 10,020

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Looks very smart
     
  9. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 11,169

    Location: Northampton

    It's been through a few iterations, a there's been a severe case of scope creep.

    Initially started as the gauge and now has support for OBD Live Data and diagnostic codes, trip computer and Launch RPM adjustable by Bluetooth. All on a custom PCB

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  10. Diagro

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    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

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    Took the exhaust off the MPS.

    The mechanic I paid to fit it did not use any assembly paste. Also they used the incorrect bolts on the downpipe. So I had 3 joins, all with leaks.

    Anyway, I pulled it all apart, wire drill attachment on every join and mating surface.
    Cleared some rust off bits.

    Reassembled the entire thing with Moly exhaust repair paste. Also renewed the donut gaskets.

    Fit some new hangers whilst I was at it.

    No more vibration due to incorrect bolts, no more leaking noise of gas smell on cabin.

    Good job all round. Really pleased with myself haha.

    It's a COBRA exhaust, really nice sound when cruising around town and has zero drone when commuting.
     
  11. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,248

    Location: Derbyshire

    With the amount of reported horror stories by you regarding incorrectly fitted parts you should probably just do them all yourself in the first place.
     
  12. andy_mk3

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Shouldn't need any paste on a flat flange and a decent gasket.
     
  13. Diagro

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    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,827

    ??
    I don't have any flat flanges.

    Two are donut gaskets.
    Two are clamp on joins.

    Yep.

    I try and save myself time. And instead cost myself time and money. -.-
     
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  14. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 603

    Location: Southampton

    Not today but over the weekend on the Volvo.

    - Replaced pollen filter, wasn't too fun, CEM out and very tight fit getting the new filter in behind the dash
    - Drained coolant and fixed coolant weep by heater matrix - Lots of dash out, another ballache job
    - Cleaned throttle body, cars on 100k now and it's never been cleaned - Not easy getting that out either due to location and tight engine bay but job done, noticeable improvement at idle and accelerating
    - Gave it a good wash :)
     
  15. Funky-Melon

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    Location: Southampton

    Is it me or is the instrument cluster not fitting flush on the left side?
     
  16. Frozennova

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    Location: Northampton

    If you look at it in full size it looks like you can see the little silver clip that holds it in place
     
  17. acemastr

    Mobster

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    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Gee thanks for pointing that out guys :p
     
  18. Acme

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    Location: Acme's chair

    You would have noticed yourself eventually if you hadn't already :p

    Hopefully it will just clip back in, if not, go back to the dealership and be the most anal customer ever. :D
     
  19. Frozennova

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    Location: Northampton

    Another 12 months MOT for the MX5 ready to put it up for sale, followed by a phone call from VW to inform me they're giving my wallet even more of a beating and the Jetta needs a Dual Mass flywheel as well as the clutch.

    Thinking about it logically, the odd behaviour I was getting could have been entirely down to the flywheel alone, but while the gearbox is out I might as well have both done considering the mileage I'm piling on it
     
  20. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 84,590

    Location: South Coast

    Looks like BMW went the cheap eBay emblem route for the badges on the later fobs as that's just painted aluminium like the £2 stickers off eBay by the looks of it. The old keyfob stickers were vinyl topped with a soft clear dome. The keys were also fully sealed so weather proof, not sure if those ones are?