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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

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    Why an 8th? Nobody knows what 8th mile times mean. :p

    91MPH by the 8th means it must be pretty quick though. :p
     
  2. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

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    Location: Tampa, Florida

    This track only has 1/8th, great fun though
     
  3. Acme

    Caporegime

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    I do love a good drag race. Still wish I'd taken my Ovlov to the strip... Ah well... There will be other Ovlovs in my future I have no doubt.
     
  4. red eye

    Wise Guy

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    how did they fit the pads incorrectly? I mean it’s not like you can fit them upside down or inside out without noticing that somethings not right. Bmw sensors should be replaced not reused most of the time they snap and If they don’t they sometimes don’t let you reset on the dash
     
  5. Maccapacca

    Don

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    I did ask but it was the service drone.

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  6. red eye

    Wise Guy

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    No video msg? Anyway think they tying to scare you, it’s impossible to fit pads incorrectly without noticing. Probably didt clean the carriers.
     
  7. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    Location: Northern England

    It is odd isn t it! Possibly bent the locating pins on them?
     
  8. Maccapacca

    Don

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    Location: Sunny Sussex


    Yes video shows one wheel free and the other wheel completely bound up and a close up of the pads, they say the pads are the wrong way round?
     
  9. Maccapacca

    Don

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    Clip from the video showing the disc burnt on the inside

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  10. red eye

    Wise Guy

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    Sorry I tried to find a pic of a mini but this came up https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QK_tupsxboQ.
    The pad curves to match the disc if you could get the pad in with the pad curved the other way if the tabs will let you, you won’t be able to get the caliper back on as the caliper is shaped to the disc.
    The other was is with the backing plate towards the disc. The mech you know if he did that as it will be like the pads have worn completely away.

    Takes the urine really you need to find your self a good indi or get friendly with a decent mech
     
  11. red eye

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    That looks like corrosion it’s common.
    If you cooked your discs any rust on the dick will turn a reddish color, shiny bits will have heat spots depending on how hot you got it brown to blue. The Pad looks like it’s got some meat left.

    I would have recommended new discs with your pads. I think bmw spec ate brake parts, you can get them from eurocarparts same part as genuine but not in the designer box which you don’t get to keep.

    Edit have you get them saying the pads are in the wrong way round?
    I would be asking them to show me that they are in the wrong way and then ask for a sizeable discount for misinformation and distress
     
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  12. Maccapacca

    Don

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    I've asked the guy I use to see if he can get the discs for next week and have a proper look when he strips them down. I've also written a strongly worded 'can I speak to the manager' email to kwik fit customer service with the service sheet and the video. Lets see how it goes :)

    One side is fine, no disc replacement pads on 10mm the other side is on 3mm bound up and disc's cooked.

    Let's hope they haven't knackered the calliper
     
  13. JRS

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    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    :eek::D
     
  14. Maccapacca

    Don

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    I think a call to 111 is needed
     
  15. red eye

    Wise Guy

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    Loool I’m sure I typed disc:D;)
     
  16. mollymoo

    Mobster

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    Freudian slip?
     
  17. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

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    JB Weld was a good shout, it's now stronger than out of the factory :D

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  18. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

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    Been chasing a low rpm / high load misfire on the engine for a couple of weeks. Multiple tuning runs and lots of data logs later kind of made it better but still there. I'd pulled the plugs at the beginning but they looked fine. Decided to change them anyway now I've tried everything else. 8 quid later, misfire gone and now pulling like a train again.

    Grrr, I hate engines sometimes.
     
  19. Acme

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    8 quid for a set of plugs? That makes me sad. :( I did mine the other day and the plugs cost me £70 :p
     
  20. Kaka

    Wise Guy

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    Didn't realise BMW's diagnostic fees were that pricey, an hour's charge at £198!

    I have extended warranty so that should cover things hopefully.