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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    You missed a couple of letters. Ha!
     
  2. Raymond Lin

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Volvo specialist says no leak in the AC system after a pressure and Dye test, and £35 later with a re-gas it is now nice and cold! Woot!

    Says to keep an eye out for it just in case but it’s the best news I’ve had all day!

    And damn Kwik fit, whatever they did, they flushed out all the remaining gas in the system before.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  3. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 63,916

    Had to bolt back on a panel underneath my truck today - found by pure luck when I had it jacked up to inspect the ball joints - fortunately not critical but not ideal with it being held on by only 1 of the 3 screws. Sadly it is yet another instance that looks like whoever prepped the vehicle for sale did a shoddy job - leaves me wondering what else I will find.

    Previously found a screw fastening missing on a panel on the tailgate - seems that it was removed for inspection and at some point while fixing it back one of the screws fell down inside and rather than open it up again to sort they just left it with one screw out and loose inside. While I can't be certain I have a picture from before they made it ready for sale which appears to show it in place.

    Under seat storage tray that was held in place by 1 screw which was only half in and the other just left in the storage tray - almost certainly done while they were prepping it as it wasn't like that when I looked at the vehicle to buy it as underseat storage was one of the areas that was important to me.

    Glad I got this thing cheap.
     
  4. jpaul

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 8,124

    "God dam them to hell"
    aren't you going to complain to Kwik Fit ... at least a refund of their fee on presentation of the volvo bill ?
    ... £35 doesn't sound much more that a kwik fit re-gas anyway .. but maybe the hassle of getting to volvo is the negative.
     
  5. Cleisthenes

    Soldato

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    Location: TN1

    Kwikfit didn't charge him iirc
     
  6. bloodiedathame

    Soldato

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,488

    Location: Surrey

    Put a new battery in the Golf as it went flat this morning when the Mrs was using it for the school run (she was not happy).
     
  7. keylion

    Gangster

    Joined: May 17, 2003

    Posts: 238

    Location: Lancashire

    Fitted a new dash cam. Only temporarily at the moment as I'm experimenting with position.
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    Kwik Fit didn't charge me anything and if anything, Kwik Fit re-gas was £60, whereas Volvo is £35.
     
  9. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 581

    Location: Southampton

    Picked it up from it's MOT, passed with flying colours.

    2007 Volvo T5 with 110k on the clock, only ever failed 2 MOT's, one on tyres before I got it and the other a number plate bulb.

    Either I got lucky with this car, or everything on it is about to drop off any day now :D
     
  10. Acme

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    2007 T5.. Get a tune whacked on it, it totally transforms them. :D
     
  11. Funky-Melon

    Hitman

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    Posts: 581

    Location: Southampton

    I've got a sizable list of mods to go on this thing, I'm about to exchange on my first house at the end of the month, so I can start playing with the car after that :D
     
  12. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,597

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Washed it. Also shows my new carbon GT350 track pack spoiler.
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  13. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,833

    Location: Shropshire

    Had the Focus up on the jacks today - The alloys are 10 yrs old and hit a lot of potholes - I had wheels balanced the other week and there is still a slight judder on steering wheel so off came the wheels and tested each one on front with engine running and it in gear just to find the two with the least buckle.

    While there I bled all the brakes and now have a very solid brake pedal and no shimmy on steering wheel -very productive day but it doesn't do my body much good.

    That's a nice and shiny Mustang :D
     
  14. Acme

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    Fitted new wipers on the Celsior. Customised a pair I bought for another car but never fitted... One had the wrong clip type, so I swapped it from the old wiper, the other was too long so I removed the end caps, cut it down to size, and put the end caps back on. You'd never know it had been done. :p

    Had a look at the parking pole, decided I couldn't be bothered with it because there was a really awkward bolt so I just clipped it up out of the way.

    Removed the bodgery on the front undertray (cable ties and sealant) and cleaned it up and affixed it with the proper screws, trimmed the front edge off where it had been scraping.

    Fixed the "low screen wash" warning by giving the sensor a whack with the end of a spanner.

    Replaced a rear numberplate light to clear the "rear light out" warning.

    Now only have the one Japanese warning to contend with which is rear brakes. Got those in the boot when I bought the car, so will do that ASAP.

    Oh and I boned the bumper trying to drive it up on my low car ramps. Turns out its too low for low car ramps.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  15. Cookeh

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    Location: Derbyshire

    You are such a calamity. I still maintain you need to fix that parking pole too, lazy sod.
     
  16. Acme

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    :D
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

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    Location: West mids

    Bought a new (to me) one.
     
  18. Michael Myers

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Surrey

    fitted a rebuilt 02a gearbox with quaife lsd and 3.3 final drive to my Golf Gti this afternoon, going to finish it up on Saturday, looking forward to some extra grip!
     
  19. keylion

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    Location: Lancashire

    Removed the dash cam I fitted the other day. It was pretty poor quality so I've sent it back.
     
  20. Acme

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    What was it?