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What have you done to your car today?

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

  1. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,843

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    The BFGs are really good. Very quiet. The 15" versions I had months hilux we're very noisy these 18s are a new compound bit more modern.
     
  2. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Nov 2009

    Posts: 11,443

    Location: Northampton

    Thought it'd be a good idea to stick the MX5 near a dyno with change in ECU and going from Speed Density to MAF on the fuel side of things. Tends to be a bit of a heartbreaker but a decent improvement over last time I was there with it.

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    Quite difference between the "max effort" tune vs "low" boost too
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  3. Dis86

    Caporegime

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 27,233

    Location: Northern England

    Out of 2 hiluxs and 3 rangers at work (including me) all use them and recommend them highly.
     
  4. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 35,391

    Location: In my chair.

    Booked the shedx5 in for its first MOT in my ownership. Friday is its day of reckoning.

    Fitted new front indicators (TSI's), new front plate, a new wiper blade, and given it a general once over... Its scruffy, but I'm fairly confident its MOT worthy. We shall soon see. :)

    If it passes I might reward it by servicing it... :p I think it has 6 year old oil in it at the moment. Only 4000~ miles on it and it still looks golden brown on the stick, but 6 years old all the same. Oh and I'll replace the dry squeaky creaky front upper ball joint too... Because its driving me insane.

    Oh and I found a 1 yen coin under the boot carpet. Must have been in there for at least 15 - 20 years.

    £0.0068... I'm rich!! :D
     
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,770

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I have 3 yen in my car too :p They are really weird coins, light as plastic.
     
  6. NickK

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

    Posts: 19,190

    Trial fitting of my new Thule Wingbars.

    Although the 3008SUV has masses of room for use two, there are times for family hols with the in-laws ) plus two sets of fishing gear that gets a little cramp.
     
  7. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 3,719

    Ripped out my centre control unit, is an absolute pain to get out but let me re-seat all the connections.

    The reversing camera has been buggy since I got it, it's now working reliably :)
     
  8. geekman

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Sep 2012

    Posts: 3,556

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    Picked the Range Rover up from the garage after asking for a full service and check over. They did the following:
    Replaced 2 wheel bearings
    Changed oil and filter of engine and gearbox
    Changed brake disks and pads
    Cleaned the injectors
    Replaced the throttle body
    Replaced a few bushes and suspension joints
    Serviced the steering rack (think this was basically just re-greasing some parts and replacing the rubber covers)

    Total labour for all that lot was the equivalent of about £100 - living in Mexico has it's advantages :p

    Parts were obviously a fair bit more, but I've still got change out of £600 for the whole lot which I'm very happy about. A lot of it didn't need doing urgently: there was still probably 10-20% life left in the brakes, and the engine oil was last changed less than 10k miles ago, but thought it'd be easier to get it all done in one go.
     
  9. chief barker

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,330

    Location: Orpington.

    My son had the same issue with his 208 GTI, same engine, same pump. We pushed Peugeot head office into paying for the pump and pipes - we ended up just paying for the labour which was £330. The Peugeot mechanic left us a present as well, a stubby 14mm spanner left in the engine bay.
     
  10. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 35,391

    Location: In my chair.

    S60 T5 purchased. The history file is insane, 2 owners from new, overall decent condition, drove home 120 miles with no issues, sounds great, pulls great, everything I tried worked fine.

    Bought plugs and filters and oil etc to do a stage 0 on it as its been sitting for a while, and some new tyres as the fitted ones are ditch finders. Brand new matched set bought to sell the car with, but I don't want to leave them on... Someone will buy them I'm sure!

    Juddered on idle and stalled a few times but a quick clean of the air sensor and its perfect now.

    Now just need a couple of interior trims to tidy it up and I'm happy.

    Turning circle is appalling.
     
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  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,770

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Nice to hear, pics?
     
  12. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 5,585

    Location: Portsmouth

    Nice motors the S60s, but damn, how many cars have you had within the last year or two? :D
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 35,391

    Location: In my chair.

    A few. Ive had 10 cars in 5 years. But I had my first car for 2 years.

    And I haven't actually taken any pictures of it yet. Possibly tomorrow. :) But its nothing special, just an average condition old volvo. The only difference being its quite rare in T5 manual format.
     
  14. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,770

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I kept my first car for 5 years and 9 months :p
     
  15. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,381

    Location: Ceredigion

    What plugs? These engines run like a bag of nails on the wrong ones. Also that's not a stage 0, that's just a normal service. Stage 0 would include fuel filter, PCV lines and a vac lines, trans fluid, and coils on top of what you've bought.

    Definitely test your PCV ASAP too, they can cause absolute havoc when they go. Stick a latex or nitrile glove over the oil filler and start the car. If it inflates then you need to change your PCV. If it only partially inflates then repeat at 1500 revs - if it now gets sucked in then your PCV is OK for now but will need replacing in near future.

    Interior parts wise, again get on those Facebook pages I spoke to you about. Stephen Sawdy (something like that) and DEAN Wood break a lot of P2s.

    Did warn you about the turning circle! :p
     
  16. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,619

    Stage 0?!
     
  17. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,787

    Wouldn't this be what everyone else would simply call...a service, and then weak parts addressed as you might do on any new (to you) vehicle? :p
     
  18. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    Lol, stage 0

    "Sick bro, just stage 70'd my Volvo"
    "What's that then?"
    "Oh, just an oil change"
     
  19. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,619

    Gonna stage -1 the 530d later. Any tips on which brand of diesel is best?
     
  20. Dis86

    Caporegime

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 27,233

    Location: Northern England

    I'm glad you picked up on that too, I didn't want to be the only one to mention it...