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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Conscript

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,076

    Location: Kent

    I liked that :(

    Still...they've picked a cracking day to come collect it.
     
  2. Jester*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Apr 2013

    Posts: 1,895

    Location: Kent

    Sorry! This second hand market is too mental to not take advantage. The replacement I am hoping will be at least 8 cylinders with the goal to scratch 10 or 12 cylinders off the list.

    It has been a beautiful day to collect it.

    Sounds really bad, but as great as the MX5 was to drive. I was starting to prefer driving the RX8 :cry:
     
  3. Mekrel

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,219

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Had my Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Ti paint corrected, PPF full front installed and the rest of the paint (Gtechniq CS Ultra) and wheels coated (Gtechniq C5).

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  4. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

    Posts: 11,251

    Location: Cheshire

    Gorgeous, I think the Guilia is a fantastic looking machine.
     
  5. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

    Posts: 11,251

    Location: Cheshire

    Seen loads of people doing this.

    Not a huge fan tbh, much prefer the SL/SLS style personally. A lot of these conversions don't include the lower air intake slats, at least thats what I know of from the W205 C class, not too clued up on the older E class.
     
  6. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,925

    Finally took the dive, and treated myself to a machine pollisher, been watching loads of vids, will have a go tommorow, if weather is good

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  7. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,260

    I think it looks awful :( Am I right in thinking that model of E Class didn't ever come with that grille? I don't think it ever really works if you try and fit bits off newer models to older ones. It always ends up looking wrong. That said I'm not sure if that grille even looks all that great on the current cars.
     
  8. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 27,405

    Put a dog guard and floor in the mrs' Tiguan. I may have to rethink the 60:40 split. :D

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  9. Mekrel

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,219

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Thanks, they certainly know how to make attractive looking cars - I grin like a mad man when I see a 4C around, probably even more so if I ever saw an 8C but they're rare as rocking horse poo.

    Not going to like, part of me feels like I should have just gone for a Quadrifoglio but perhaps I'll jump into a second hand one in a couple/few years time. Potentially new will be am option but rumours are they'll start basing them on PSAs large platform.
     
  10. Mal X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Jun 2009

    Posts: 7,733

    the trouble is you're changing your car away from OEM specs which means unless you change it back when you sell it, it won't be worth nearly as much, same with my car too, i can't mod it or add Carbon kits etc.

    it's the wrong car to mess around with
     
  11. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,941

    Took it for MOT. ALL 4 of my Yoko's have severe perishing. It's a 68 plate car with 5mm pretty much all round.

    What to do? To be expected?

    E43.
     
  12. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Mar 2008

    Posts: 21,784

    Location: West sussex

    Very unusual for such a new tyre to do that. Tyres that are 8-10 years yes.. ! Must be a bad batch or something. I'd replace of course but also chat to a dealer first as that is not really acceptable or I personally have never seen a tyre go that quick.
     
  13. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

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    Not used it lol

    I have 2 cars with around 3/4 a tank of petrol each. Should last until the chaos is over :)
     
  14. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

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    Location: Spalding, Lincs

    It seems to be extremely common these days. I MOT no end of cars 3-4 years old that have cracking and perishing tyres.
     
  15. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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    Yeah car is still within 1 year of purchase. Not sure I'll get much from speaking to dealer - still here right now - reckon an email to head office?

    Can I trust you the video to take a look?
     
  16. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,941

    Neyy bother service manager just came out and said it's totally normal don't worry about it, it always happens :D:o
     
  17. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 11,658

    Location: Spalding, Lincs

    You can still fire a video over if you wish. It's not a real bad thing generally as long as the cracks don't get too deep.
     
  18. bainbridge

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Dec 2009

    Posts: 4,489

    Location: Bristol

    Fitted new front discs, pads, and new left caliper on the mx5 this morning. It was fairly straightforward, apart from my Halfords advanced screwdriver tip shattering when I was undoing the disc retaining screws.
     
  19. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

    Posts: 11,251

    Location: Cheshire

    Correct, its the current gen E class that has been facelifted to the "cheese grater/panamericana" grill, not the gen E class quoted.
     
  20. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,264

    Picked up a car seat with foldable isofix and bought some ear defenders so the kids could have a go in the Caterham. The seat was a bit wide so left the doors off. Won’t be doing that again! Anything over 40-50 MPH is just ridiculous. Kids could barely keep their eyes open.
    Great fun though. Exhaust sounds crazy :D