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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 9,120

    I had to slam on the anchor at a little... Over 70mph yesterday.
    Some idiot didn't secure his load on his van. Close to having a ladder through the front of my car!

    I now know my car will stop incredibly fast.

    But now over 60mph when I apply the brake...car vibrates.

    So looks like the discs have warped.

    New pair of borg and beck discs and pads £100.. Can't complain
     
  2. MadMan-JaMeS

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 15, 2004

    Posts: 2,996

    Location: Oxford

    You can.

    To the guy who didn't secure his load lol !
     
  3. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: East of the middle

    Gotta hate it when some dude can't control his load and nearly ends up all up in your face...
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 11,114

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    No such thing as warped discs - certainly not from 1 hard stop.

    Must be impossible for racing drivers to manage a full lap, as I imagine the discs would be warped at the first corner....



    https://www.apecbraking.co.uk/Resources/TechniciansGuides/Understanding-Brake-Judder.aspx
     
  5. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 23,113

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Probably pad build up. Did you stop with your foot on brake after ? Odd after only 70mph though? Sure it wasn’t 170?
     
  6. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,294

    Location: Acme's chair

    Borg and beck parts are cheap crap these days too. Just an old brand that used to mean something slapped onto cheap parts.
     
  7. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 19,899

    Location: Oxon

    1.5 days ,

    Cleaned, polished, wax bodywork
    Cleaned, waxed wheels
    Dressed Tyres
    Black Trims and Rubber with a Gel, colour is black again
    Replaced the windscreen washer nozzles for the later ones which are a huge improvement
    Fitted new Wiper Blades

    and i got the garage to clean the windscreen pipes etc
     
  8. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,294

    Location: Acme's chair

    Oil and filter service, as well as a new thermostat and coolant temp sensor.

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    Also fixed my drivers seat controls.

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    This corrosion was causing issues...

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    Gave it a clean. Didn't fancy re-soldering it, my soldering skills aren't that great, but it seemed to do the trick. :)

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  9. SarGara

    Hitman

    Joined: May 15, 2012

    Posts: 784

    Location: Nottingham

    Short-shifter kit installed (Cube premium):

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    And a tow-eye installed so I can hopefully get out on track soon (my Donington session got cancelled due to Covid):
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  10. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,437

    Location: Kent

    Fitted a new auxiliary belt to the GT86 just now. It had started getting a bit noisy when cold and damp, and it was about 10k overdue being done. 30 minute job on a GT86 as it's right at the front of the engine. Just need to take off the air intake. While that was off, I also gave thr MAF sensor a squit with some cleaner, a job I forgot to do when I changed the air filter a few weeks ago.
     
  11. squerble

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2009

    Posts: 4,264

    Location: UK

    Changed out most of my light bulbs for LED ones - brakes, reverse, front + rear indicators, mirror puddles + indicators, boot, and glovebox lights. All very nice! The puddles and reverse lights compliment the DRLs + xenons much better now, and I absolutely love the instant on/off of the LEDs. It was quite crazy to see the difference in time when I had one side LED and one still halogen bulb, the LED was at maximum brightness instantly, it looked so quick it was coming on before the halogen had started lighting up.
     
  12. ahenners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2010

    Posts: 1,320

    Location: Lancashire

    This happened to me last year on the M56. Quite a scare when they start spinning and came flying off. Had to swerve and brake as they came off and started bouncing on the carriageway.

    Phoned the highways agency to report it once safely past and the guy was a proper douche too.
     
  13. mattyprice4004

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 24, 2007

    Posts: 7,186

    Location: Infinite Sheldon

    Some of their stuff is, but the parts I've had for my ZT-T were fantastic - had 60,000 from a set of front discs :)
     
  14. adam cool dude

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 8,627

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    I don't think he drives as sedately as you though :p.
     
  15. squerble

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 13, 2009

    Posts: 4,264

    Location: UK

    Gave the inside a fairly decent but not-quite-thorough clean. Also decided I'm sick of toting round a 2 tonne trolley jack in the boot all the time, and nipped to Ford to order a jack and nut wrench to fit in the correct compartment (it's been missing since I bought the car from a dealer last year). It's been a nightmare trying to find the right jack for my car (I have a factory option stereo which adds in a subwoofer into the spare wheel well where the jack/emergency gear normally is, so it's a different type and size of jack and no Ford dealer seems to be able to get the right one for me), so giving it one more chance.

    Front brake pad replacement on Wednesday morning.
     
  16. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 19,899

    Location: Oxon

    i gave my interior a decent clean, got the shampoo and brush out, looks mint now :D
     
  17. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Bought a new van then fitted side steps, going to murder it, black all the silver including wheels, roof rails, seats and all terrain tyres

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  18. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 6,720

    Location: County Durham

    Disco Squad!! HoooOOooOO!
     
  19. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 6,720

    Location: County Durham

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    Thankfully the blackbirds didn't make too much mess, I'll get gloved and masked up and shift it all in a bit.
     
  20. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: East of the middle

    Bought it! My first V8 :D