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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16050 on: 14 April 2018, 17:51:47 »

Found the Battlebus, fitted the new rear wiper arm. Discovered the A/C is weak at best.

Mrs TB then got home, first thing she said was her AC (TBE's) isn't working either - that one isn't even pulling in the compressor clutch.

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16051 on: 14 April 2018, 20:11:56 »

I was planning on easing myself into the list of car jobs (now spring has finally sprung) by washing the Omega today and putting my tools into my new shiny black tool chest.
Instead I got roped into painting the garden fence. My son was supposed to be doing this before going back to Uni, but he painted about 6 feet the other day and then ficked off to spend a few days with his girlfriend to get out of finishing the job.  ::)
Then the cheeky shite tapped me up for £50.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16052 on: 14 April 2018, 21:39:02 »

I was planning on easing myself into the list of car jobs (now spring has finally sprung) by washing the Omega today and putting my tools into my new shiny black tool chest.
Instead I got roped into painting the garden fence. My son was supposed to be doing this before going back to Uni, but he painted about 6 feet the other day and then ficked off to spend a few days with his girlfriend to get out of finishing the job.  ::)
Then the cheeky shite tapped me up for £50.  ;D
I've just been to pick the student up from his backgammon in Bradford. He won a side tournament, so made £90 profit on the day. I drove 140 miles, paid for the diesel and, on the way home, the cheeky bastid got a Mac Donald's out of me.  :(
He goes back to uni tomorrow. He's been home for three weeks and today was the third time he actually got dressed  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16053 on: 14 April 2018, 21:56:22 »

Ain't being a parent wonderful ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16054 on: 14 April 2018, 23:06:27 »

Ain't being a parent yoof wonderful ;D

Fixed!  ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16055 on: 18 April 2018, 19:29:09 »

Changed the handbrake shoes on my Omega , what an utter whore of a job . >:(
The old ones had about 50% lining on them but I thought " nah , let's change them " and as soon as I had released the first retaining spring I knew it was a BIG mistake .
I'll never do that job again.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16056 on: 18 April 2018, 20:19:52 »

There is a knack to it, first side was a right b@stard to do. Second time did better, I used a small screw driver to pull spring up if I remember right.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16057 on: 18 April 2018, 20:21:03 »

After 3 days of lift share buddy driving, Iíve had enough of BMW M sport suspension, looking forward to driving tomorrow.  8)

Bet the aircon wonít work though.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16058 on: 18 April 2018, 20:44:43 »

There is a knack to it, first side was a right b@stard to do. Second time did better, I used a small screw driver to pull spring up if I remember right.
You're right Tunnie , the first side was tears and tantrums the second side was easier but still awkward. Fortunately I bought a new fitting kit which allowed me to straighten out and cut one of the original springs which became a great puller to attach the new springs to the shoes. I also found a tie down strap handy for keeping all in place until the springs were attached a great help.
There's little difference between the Omega and my E24 BMW but  the close proximity of the hub on the Omega makes it so much more difficult.
Anyway, I've had a glass of Lagavulin and it all seems a distant and minor memory now. :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16059 on: 19 April 2018, 19:17:21 »

Put £94 of Opti's favourite love juice in it.

Thank goodness for A/C, and chilled seats.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16060 on: 19 April 2018, 19:46:38 »

Rubbed down and repainted in matt black the aluminium sunroof surround as more silver was showing than black after a hard winter and the jet wash.

Looks very presentable now  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16061 on: 19 April 2018, 20:22:52 »

That reminds me, this is one of the jobs I need to do this summer.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16062 on: 20 April 2018, 00:21:30 »

Ignored it while I drove the roller skate to work and the bicycle to the pub. The journey back up the hill has left me smarting a bit. Seems I'm out of condition following the winter. :-[

Oh, and my Omega's air con is fubar too. Not sure I care right now. ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16063 on: 20 April 2018, 08:10:52 »

Driven it to the MoT...  :-X

Not in the least bit nervous... Much.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16064 on: 20 April 2018, 09:23:47 »

After 3 days of lift share buddy driving, Iíve had enough of BMW M sport suspension, looking forward to driving tomorrow.  8)

Bet the aircon wonít work though.  ;D

Works, but weak. Enough to keep cool on way in, will struggle in evenings though. Got next week off so will get it booked in for a top of in gasssss  8)
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