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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: May 6, 2004

    Posts: 5,364

    Location: Portsmouth

    Aye that's why the old key was a pain to open up. I did actually put some sealant around the edges of the key casing before putting it back together for that exact reason, so it should be alright. In all honesty though, I can't think of a situation where my key would get exposed to enough water to cause a problem anyway. Though now I've said that I'll probably drop it in puddles and stuff repeatedly.
     
  2. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,649

    Location: Acme's chair

    The best BMW keys are the ones like mine. Just a bit of metal. :D
    I did also have one which had a torch built in with a little button, but it fell apart :(

    I guess the most common incident would be if you accidentally put it through the wash.
     
  3. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: May 6, 2004

    Posts: 5,364

    Location: Portsmouth

    I always put my key out the way when I get home due to the fact that the boot release button is annoyingly easy to press when in my pocket for some reason - I've gone out to my car on more than one occasion to find the boot lid fully open. But never say never and all that :) Hopefully the sealant I put in there would do the trick if need be.
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 10,030

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Mx5 for sale? What's replacing it?
     
  5. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,174

    Location: Northampton

    Nothing for the moment.

    With the long commute and the hassle of switching cars around as I haven't got enough space to store both at home it's sapped more or less all of the enjoyment out of it.

    Keeping it to do Curborough and Santa Pod a couple of times a year seems daft as it's the best part of £1000 a year before it even moves.

    Once we move and I've got a garage I'll buy something to replace it that I can go full potatoe with that doesn't have to be road legal
     
  6. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,649

    Location: Acme's chair

    How much you thinking of selling the Mazbo for? :p
     
  7. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,649

    Location: Acme's chair

    Actually ignore that question. I cant and wont do it. :p
     
  8. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,174

    Location: Northampton

    I shouldn't tempt you but...

    £4000-5000

    I know it's not great cosmetically but it is now a genuinely rust free car, and the setup is well proven. 230ish hp on pump fuel pour some methanol in the tank without any thought as the ECU/flex fuel setup handles it for you and enjoy 280hp at 20% mix and I think it should just about touch 300hp at 70%
     
  9. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    For £4000 - £5000 I'm not tempted so you're fine. :p
     
  10. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,831

    Location: County Durham

    Little bit of work Acme and you could have a real street sweeper.
     
  11. Jony27

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 15, 2010

    Posts: 8,228

    Location: N. Ireland

    Just ordered some boot gas struts for the Leon. Should be another 10min jobby when it arrives.
     
  12. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,624

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Got rid of the ugly yellow lights in the interior. Ford really could have done better with the map light housing
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Is it perhaps re-used from another Ford?
     
  14. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 63,609

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I think I used my vanity mirror like twice in 3 years, not bothered that much to change mine.
     
  15. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,649

    Location: Acme's chair

    I don't think I've ever used a vanity mirror other than to check to see if a.) I have one and b.) if the bulbs work.
     
  16. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,624

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    I have females that ride in my car ;)
     
  17. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    You don't have to lie to us. :p
     
  18. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 20,194

    Location: West sussex

    what you wear on a friday night is your own business, keep it to yourself.
     
  19. Tee Hee Johnson

    Mobster

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 3,997

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    I filled the turret oil on the MX-5 since the weather was too poor to do the gearbox and diff oil.

    Hopefully this weekend.
     
  20. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,174

    Location: Northampton

    Collected the Jetta from VW...£1750 lighter but the gearbox shifts smoothly again