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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. RampantMark

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 8, 2019

    Posts: 103

    Location: Lincoln

    My Evo VI went to my friendly specialist today for a new alloy radiator. The original had failed somewhere along the crimped alloy/plastic top seal and started to leak.

    Nice new Koyo Rad fitted. Along with silicone rad hoses.

    Also had new clutch master and slave cylinders fitted.

    These are jobs I can't do myself. I do a lot of work myself, but this is just too specialised for me.

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  2. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,622

    Location: Acme's chair

    You've lost me. :p
    Very useful!
    Well I've never seen one on public transport so I guess not.
     
  3. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,008

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    I guess you haven't travelled much then!
     
  4. LuckyBenski

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 3,257

    Location: London

    Decided not to use the cheapo car wash joints any more and do it myself... Just did a deep clean of alloys, plus glass inside and out, and wiper blades.

    Treated glass with anti raindrop stuff that's been sat on my shelf years untested, we'll see if it works.

    Need to borrow a power hose and get the grime out of all the nooks and crannies in bodywork next. Not easy when it's dark by the time I'm back from work.
     
  5. Jony27

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 15, 2010

    Posts: 8,207

    Location: N. Ireland

    Picked it up on Saturday and only got around to taxing it today. Needs a wash before I can take any photos
     
  6. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 23,337

    Doing the clutch on an Evo is a pig of a job.
     
  7. RampantMark

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 8, 2019

    Posts: 103

    Location: Lincoln

    Yes, yes it is.
    Fortunately I have a specialist as a friend :)
     
  8. Gaijin

    Don

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003

    Posts: 8,441

    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    It's not pleasant - however I did mine on the driveway in the winter. I still think the MX5 clutch change was a lot worse.

    Timing belt change on the Evo is also as much fun as having teeth pulled :p
     
  9. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,008

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    With an engine crane it is not so bad and they are not expensive. I had an oil leak from the oil pump on my GT-FOUR and was going to refresh the suspension and a few other niggly jobs so just decided to drop the lump. 4 hours to drop the engine and could get all the fiddly jobs done in a doddle.

    Disconnect engine harness.
    Disconnect cooling system.
    Remove turbo/exhaust.
    Remove intake side.
    Remove drive shafts.
    Remove engine mounts or just drop entire subframe.
    Drop engine onto dolly.
    Lift car and drag engine out from bottom.
     
  10. ardy89

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 6, 2005

    Posts: 829

    Location: Hull

    Finally did this today, initial impressions are good with a noticeable performance increase. Just to confirm did you choose the 150/350 engine setting?

    Cheers

    Rob
     
  11. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: May 6, 2004

    Posts: 5,356

    Location: Portsmouth

    Yep that's the setting I used :) Glad you got it working, can't argue with free performance gains.
     
  12. ardy89

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 6, 2005

    Posts: 829

    Location: Hull

    You're not wrong, especially when I had been considering paying for a remap!

    Thanks again!

    Rob
     
  13. AndreWright90

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 10, 2019

    Posts: 8

    Finally changed the headlights, went to change the rear fog lights but I bought the wrong bulbs :rolleyes:
     
  14. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 30,622

    Location: Acme's chair

    Sold the Nippa :(

    It owed me £365 all in.

    Sold for £400.

    It will be missed. It was a hoot! :p
     
  15. shauncr91

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,402

    Location: Sheffield

    Copied from my project thread on the MeganeRS forum:

     
  16. Flack88

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2011

    Posts: 1,616

    Location: Staffordshire Somewhere

    I have just had some AD08RS fitted due to the R version being discontinued. Cant even notice a difference on the road, will soon see what they are like on track. Car is very light however so may be more noticeable on something heavy.
     
  17. adam cool dude

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,008

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    What has happened to them. I see something about having to adjust the compound for the EU?
     
  18. shauncr91

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 28, 2007

    Posts: 11,402

    Location: Sheffield

    They've moved to a harder compound to increase tread wear and decrease rolling resistance, seemingly at the expense of dry grip.
     
  19. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,808

    So... Yea my cars dead again... Que people telling me my cars cursed....

    Anyway, Thursday morning I could smell fuel, inside the car.
    Put head under bonnet, very strong smell.

    Turns out two of the orings that seal the fuel rail to the injectors were damaged when the rail was put back on.
    They lasted around 4 days it seems before the fuel pressure degraded them enough for them to let fuel past.

    I've rung around, managed to find someone who has some rwcond hand ones I can buy. Other than that it was a mazda only part at £20 each! Yes £20 per single tiny oring.

    Cars in bits. Waiting for these orings. Bah
     
  20. rodenal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2011

    Posts: 10,122

    Could be worse, I slipped whilst jacking the car up (didn't lock in the handle) and ran my trolley jack handle up my driver's door....