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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Ryan-3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,606

    Location: Northumberland

    Replaced one side of my Leons rear lights as the cover had decided to crack as it was fitted in so tight. Best part of 110 quid..
     
  2. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,673

    What’s the manufacture date on the tyre?
    Why did you fit Pilot SuperSports so recently when the PS4 exists?
    (Not judging, just curious!)
     
  3. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,755

    Location: Staffordshire

    Week 21 of 2018.

    I went for PSS over PS4S due to availability at the time and the price was favourable.
     
  4. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,673

    Fair enough. I can’t imagine it was a faulty tyre as it’s only a year old. At least now you can upgrade to PS4 ;)

    I mean do you even need a PS4S? PS4 is probably more than adequate on your S3 unless you track it regularly?
     
  5. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,755

    Location: Staffordshire

    This was on the TT not the S3, but it usually goes out in the dry so UHP is my preference. Dulls the understeer a bit too.

    PS4 isnt an upgrade from PSS.
     
  6. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,774

    Location: Shropshire

    The wife was sitting there dreaming about what plants to buy or garden tool to get when she was bought back to reality with a bump and a crunch. - she had driven into a parking space and put front bumper up the kerb - on reversing she pulled bottom of the bumper which resulted in this and pile of broken under tray plastic.

    This has been my job today. - Plastic clip was broke so a nut and bolt fixed it fine. - the other side wasn't obvious as the gap between wing and bumper was equal all along and besides after doing the first one I couldn't be assed to do the other.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,882

    Location: In a house

    Mrs' Audi had some front lower suspension arms advisories as well as one of the front shocks was misting oil.
    Dropped the old shocks out, and found my pickle fork splitter will not do the job on the ball joint for the lower arms.
    So I have had to leave the car up on axle stands tonight whilst I wait for a winding bolt splitter.
    Very annoying. But apparently b7 audi are known for it!
    Fingers crossed the splitter is man enough tomorrow. Soaked it with penetrating oil earlier and will give it another blast later :)
     
  8. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,361

    Location: Acme's chair

    Apply more violence. Sledgehammer. :p
     
  9. GTAMADDOG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,096

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Top mounts on the rear of the 330d, could almost do the job blind-folded at this point. While the rear wheels were off I decided I'd give the insides of the wheels a proper clean as well as the front then applied sealant inside and out, that'll have to do until after winter apart from the normal washes. I need to sort out the handbrake on one side as well (shoes and adjusters aren't even that old), but a quick attempt at adjusting it properly without success a couple of weeks back suggests another problem somewhere, but heat and me aren't a good combination so that will be a job for another time.
     
  10. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,882

    Location: In a house

    If the correct tool fails, this is an option...
    Both sides are SOLID!
     
  11. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,216

    Location: Derbyshire

    Must admit, I just twatted mine repeatedly with a lump hammer... My pickle fork failed me too, but I didn't have the option of waiting on a newer better stronger version!
     
  12. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 12,336

    Location: Britain

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    Upgrades!!!
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,361

    Location: Acme's chair

    Replaced another failed coil :p
     
  14. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,574

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Should I swap out the taillights for the euro white ones?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Top is my car, bottom is the only pic I could find.
     
  15. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,755

    Location: Staffordshire

    Nah, your darker paintwork goes with the red better than it will the white IMO.
     
  16. AiiR

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,798

    Why are US number plates so much better than our UK ones.... :(
     
  17. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,011

    Absolutely not! The red looks infinitely better.
     
  18. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,500

    [​IMG]

    Dual catch can added.
     
  19. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 26, 2006

    Posts: 10,663

    Location: United Kingdom

    The 335d sold today. After plenty of time wasters and bruv types. A mature guy bought it. He didn't even check it properly!

    I'll miss that car, brilliant car for what it is.
     
  20. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,882

    Location: In a house

    Much bodgejobbery ensued. The new splitter made short work of the passenger side.
    Drivers side needed me to grind out he splitter to make it fit nicely, make a shim to make it tighter, then it broke the threads when it was finally getting close.
    So I used a pickle fork to whack down between the parts of the splitter with the back of an axe...
    Finally it gave. I actually shouted out loudly YES on my driveway.

    All back together now and got the nod from the Mrs that it feels good :)