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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

    Posts: 32,299

    Location: Acme's chair

    Cleaned and vacuumed the interior, cleaned the wheels and door shuts... Will wash it shortly, then polish it tomorrow, in time for a viewing later on tomorrow.
     
  2. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: East of the middle

    All fixed! Quick n dirty snap
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  3. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Land Rover want £170 for a pair of these in black???? Bought a silver pair exactly the same and new for £20, going to see if I can make a reasonable job with rattle cans.

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  4. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,638

    I did not take pics because I did not have much time but I did ask and it's the HS being modified to HSR spec.
     
  5. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,821

    Location: Kent

    Quite like that. Need to paint your callipers though!
     
  6. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,815

    Still not sure whether painted calipers is chevvy or not
     
  7. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,638

    Not bothering as an entire brake upgrade kit is next on my list.
     
  8. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,638

    That looks good, you would have to look closely that it was repaired. Who did it?
     
  9. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,299

    Location: Acme's chair

    Sometimes you have to mix it up a bit. :p

    This was my favourite rear end badge tidy-up I did...

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  10. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: East of the middle

    Its not perfect but it'll do.

    I'm in Qatar so just got the cheapest local upholsterers to get it done. Can't even remember the name of the shop!
     
  11. Agent_Smith357

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 20, 2004

    Posts: 1,395

    Location: Somerset

    Sounds like an awesome project :D not seen even a regular chevette on the roads in years.
     
  12. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,638

    It was totally stripped down to the frame, it had been re-treated and painted and they had modded the front shock mounts to match the (racing/rally?) spec.
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Sod the Chevette, theres an Audi Quattro there!!
     
  14. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,638

    The turbo engine at the 45 degree angle was sitting in a clean engine bay, was very nice :)
     
  15. Chris1712

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 29, 2004

    Posts: 9,009

    Location: Somerset

    Made the 300 mile round trip to AlfaWorks to get the 4C fettled.

    3 year service (big one, body off and tub torque check + plugs/oil etc.)
    Brake Fluid change
    Double check the front geo (Already has their road spec shims (adds a lot of caster), but the toe was off)
    K&N Filter install (even more whooshing sounds behind your head!)
    Fitted my carbon fibre mudflaps :p

    What a place, car's still under warranty but I'm fed up of Alfa's terrible service. AW know them like the back of their hands and develop / fab their own parts etc. to make it better.
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    Their development car, and they have a 2.0l conversion hiding in the corner aswell. Not finished yet but will be 400+bhp and still ~900kg.

    And some mudflaps :)
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    They should really come as standard, the sides of the car get absolutely whalloped. They put PPF on the sides/intakes so why not mudflaps! I think they look pretty good, OEM+.
     
  16. Meaker

    Mobster

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    Alfa did not want to compromise on the looks and clean lines probably ;) looks good though.
     
  17. Nasher

    Capodecina

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    The front mud flaps on the Elise make a huge difference. But still gets loads of chips along the sill :(

    Bad idea on the rear though lol
     
  18. Sparky-F1

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 7,597

    Location: Roundabout City

    New plugs , coil packs and new meth pump on my M135i
     
  19. Brookert

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2010

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    Does anyone know the answer to this? If I remove the Ecu connection from the alternator, would the system still charge or would there no charging at all?
     
  20. Meaker

    Mobster

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    Depends on the car I would guess.