Discussion in 'Motors' started by mattyprice4004, 24 Dec 2012.
Pah, my mates pooch ate through one of those in a journey from Leeds to Oxford.
RX8 - New coils and air filter fitted.
Insignia - washed it.
Mk1 golf 16v - Finished wiring up fuel pump and gave interior a good clean. need to double check everything in engine bay, buy a couple of hoses and a battery then hopefully I can hear it start soon for the first time since I bought it 2 years ago!
Do you need a new airbag?
Mini looking a bit sad in the garage. Problem with the engine idle...it seems to idle at between 2-3k rpm when stationary but okay once you drive off. Any ideas?
Sold my Xsara VTS.
Went to view this with the intention on buying it but it had the dreaded bulkhead rot so decided not to buy it as I wanted it perfect for that price.
Now desperately trying to find another car to buy or it looks like I'm commuting in my 205 GTI next week!
Booked the Mini in today to get some long overdue work done. We got it for a bit of a steal as we knew it needed some bits and bobs done but after a bit of digging it turned out that the poor thing was owned by someone who had zero idea about how to look after cars or couldn't afford anything.
It's getting new front top mounts, wishbone bushes, disks and pads, clutch, aux belt and tensioner.
Could probably replace it for the cash I'm spending on it but better the devil you know and all that.
Went to jump start the punto that's been sat on my drive since 2012.. Didn't start.
Put the jump leads away came back in the house and sat down again.
That about sums up my entire weekends efforts so far.
Brimmed it, and made it muddy.
Need to get the new plates fitted as the old ones are manky and hanging off and give it a good 2BM clean
Does it have any sort of icv? Tried giving it a good clean with carb cleaner?
Top Mount Covers
Fitted some covers to the strut tops.
Because tidy .
Yellow Fog Lights
Fitted some yellow fog light bulbs.
Because scene .
It has multi-point fuel injection not carburetor though.
It will have an idle air screw on the carb, no ICV though unless it's a more modern engine under there I can't see.
Ha, typical.... Blackhawk updates the dam thread at the same time..
Ignore my post then, it probably has an air leak of some sort then.
Carbon Fibre Fog Light Surrounds
Fitted some carbon fibre fog light surrounds.
Because race car .
Do you drive in a lot of fog or is it a status thing?
I can thing of 1 occasion that I used my front fog lights in the past 5 years.
Drove the one on the drive, looked at the one in the garage
Cant remember ever using mine in 8 years, the one in the garage doesn't have them
Did a full timing belt, water pump, tensioners etc change on my A4. Was aiming to do rest of full service today (Sunday).
Started it and drove it up and down the road to clear the ESP errors...
And then the rear coil spring broke... Wanted the car for London Monday!
Apparently yellow light is meant to work better in fog, because of the wavelength of the light.
Personally, I just think they look cool. Like lots of Euro or Jap cars . But because it's bulbs, they're only yellow when illuminated, and not always yellow like using a coloured lens or Lamin-x.
But yeah, the fog lights don't get used much anyways . Although Renault in their infinite wisdom designed the stalk so that you can't have the rears on only - it's either front only or front + rear.
Not sure that's just a Renault thing, maybe a Euro thing as my Seat is the same.
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