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Spanner time?
« on: 13 June 2014, 14:12:56 »


Right. I think the procrastination is over. Maybe. Perhaps.  :-\ :-[ :-X :D
My car has been neglected over the past several months, for a number of reasons. Partly because my efforts were put into the wee car we bought for our son, in tidying it up and sorting the mot ( albeit at the second attempt ), partly due to some pressures at home as my wife had injured herself, and perhaps mainly as I was deliberating over the future of the Elite. It's does need some attention and although I already have some of the required parts, I contemplated a change of Omega in an attempt to find a better one but I don't think that's going to happen now, as getting across the water adds too much cost to what may have been a 'bargain' to start with.  May be better spending that money on getting across to one of our resident mechanics instead  ;)

So to the list of tasks -
Fix the Aircon - new condensor ordered today
New front pads and discs - parts are in the shed
Fit the lpg kit also lying in the shed
Cambelt change
Droplinks are done
Track rods perhaps?
Geometry setup
Investigate oil leak to front of engine
Paintwork - 300+ unless I can source replacement front bumper and wing. Not a priority.
Would like to refurb the door cards but that's not a priority either.

Should keep me (and you lot) busy for a while  ;D ;D
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #1 on: 13 June 2014, 14:39:33 »

I've got a load of work to do as well, my 2.2 really needs a good service. Last time I changed the plugs and cleaned the throttle body was late 2011  :-[ :-[

The Estate needs a new cambelt, a bloody good wash. Think I'll swap the NCDC over from the 3.2 along with GID, want to get Estate's windows tinted too, sort out insurance as well  :D :D
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #2 on: 13 June 2014, 14:50:52 »

Oil and filter change too. And a good wash as well.
There's always something!
Still considering getting rid of the 3.2?
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #3 on: 13 June 2014, 15:04:46 »

Still considering getting rid of the 3.2?

It has to go, does not fit our needs now. I do like it, the tints, it's one of the best i've seen condition wise underneath. Zero rust, goes well being 3.2 which of course I really like effortless. But we need more space, so taking my mums Elite Estate which is going spare  :)
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #4 on: 13 June 2014, 15:09:35 »

Yes, needs must at times.
That's not a bad fall back all the same  :)
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« Reply #5 on: 13 June 2014, 15:13:46 »

Yes, needs must at times.
That's not a bad fall back all the same  :)

Nope I was just looking at photos I posed of work done. Last year it had new brakes, new DIS pack. Year before, new rear shocks. Last 8 months or so it's had 4x new tyres and I think 2013 or was it late 2012, it had a new exhaust.

So it's largely in good shape, just not been used for about 4 months and needs a bloody good wash!  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 13 June 2014, 15:16:58 »

Yes, needs must at times.
That's not a bad fall back all the same  :)

Nope I was just looking at photos I posed of work done. Last year it had new brakes, new DIS pack. Year before, new rear shocks. Last 8 months or so it's had 4x new tyres and I think 2013 or was it late 2012, it had a new exhaust.

So it's largely in good shape, just not been used for about 4 months and needs a bloody good wash!  ;D

Sounds like it  :y
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #7 on: 13 June 2014, 15:35:15 »


Right. I think the procrastination is over. Maybe. Perhaps.  :-\ :-[ :-X :D
My car has been neglected over the past several months, for a number of reasons. Partly because my efforts were put into the wee car we bought for our son, in tidying it up and sorting the mot ( albeit at the second attempt ), partly due to some pressures at home as my wife had injured herself, and perhaps mainly as I was deliberating over the future of the Elite. It's does need some attention and although I already have some of the required parts, I contemplated a change of Omega in an attempt to find a better one but I don't think that's going to happen now, as getting across the water adds too much cost to what may have been a 'bargain' to start with.  May be better spending that money on getting across to one of our resident mechanics instead  ;)

So to the list of tasks -
Fix the Aircon - new condensor ordered today
New front pads and discs - parts are in the shed
Fit the lpg kit also lying in the shed
Cambelt change
Droplinks are done
Track rods perhaps?
Geometry setup
Investigate oil leak to front of engine
Paintwork - 300+ unless I can source replacement front bumper and wing. Not a priority.
Would like to refurb the door cards but that's not a priority either.

Should keep me (and you lot) busy for a while  ;D ;D

Sheesh and i thought mine was bad  ;D :D

Oil and filter change to do on mine but that list looks familiar for Omega's , wear and tare stuff  :y
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #8 on: 13 June 2014, 17:01:35 »

Yes, mainly wear and tear, standard stuff. But it's things I had planned to do over time, not all at once! My own fault though  :(
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #9 on: 13 June 2014, 17:50:12 »

Oh, forgot the Tech II updates if possible.
And the rear blind.
Where will it end  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: 13 June 2014, 17:58:57 »

Oh, forgot the Tech II updates if possible.
And the rear blind.
Where will it end  ;D

Its like The Forth Road Bridge , once you finished its time to start again  :D
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Re: Spanner time?
« Reply #11 on: 13 June 2014, 18:02:36 »

 ;D ;D :y
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