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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15960 on: 29 March 2018, 16:56:43 »

Left 10,000 miles of rubber in Halfords carpark. oppswits.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15961 on: 30 March 2018, 15:11:13 »

Drove to Aldershot for two hours; the shortest time I've ever spent at Wheels Day.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15962 on: 31 March 2018, 09:31:09 »

Having new Dunlops fitted as I post.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15963 on: 31 March 2018, 14:19:36 »

 Actually was able to drive the Monza today to work

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15964 on: 31 March 2018, 16:04:43 »

Today, with the help of that Gixer fella, whipped the bumper off the Jag to fit the replacement headlamp washer that was leaking badly, emptying the washer bottle in 2 days.

Whilst the bumper was off, was rude not to replace the headlamp bulbs.


Thanks to chrisgixer for help, and providing somewhere dry to do it :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15965 on: 31 March 2018, 17:20:22 »

Reasonable job? Complexity of Jag jobs is a concern  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15966 on: 31 March 2018, 18:30:53 »

I washed the daily driver, even scrubbed up the wheels, to my surprise the car isn't a salt + dirty black & grey colour and the wheels aren't actually black.  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15967 on: 31 March 2018, 20:35:05 »

Drove one of them to Jockistan.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15968 on: 31 March 2018, 20:38:03 »

Drove one of them to Jockistan.  :y
That's some drive.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15969 on: 01 April 2018, 10:29:22 »

Drove one of them to Jockistan.  :y
That's some drive.

8 hours door to door.  :y

So many more cameras on the motorways though these days, especially in the Midlands. :(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15970 on: 01 April 2018, 10:55:56 »

Reasonable job? Complexity of Jag jobs is a concern  :-\
Simple enough, though a 2nd set of hands was really needed lifting bump on and off, as with front undertray still attached to it, its difficult to manoeuvre without banging against paintwork.  It is nicely screwed together and designed in such a way to come apart easy.

And to lift to a comfortable height, 2 jacks needed really.

But by far the biggest thing a struggle with on it doing regular maintenance is putting the wheels back on. I seem to lack the knack. They a fikkkin heavy, and you have to line up all 5 studs (whilst growing square danglies), then get a nut on before the bugger falls off again.  And with the rears, which I've never removed, being even larger, I can see that being a fun task ;D


Whilst in there, I looked at how to get to the (dealer only adjustable) UK <> Euro headlight beam adjuster lever, and think reachable by undoing the 5 bolts hold front of wheelarch liner in place. O/S might need oil cooler slackened off though.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15971 on: 01 April 2018, 11:19:48 »

Reasonable job? Complexity of Jag jobs is a concern  :-\
Simple enough, though a 2nd set of hands was really needed lifting bump on and off, as with front undertray still attached to it, its difficult to manoeuvre without banging against paintwork.  It is nicely screwed together and designed in such a way to come apart easy.

And to lift to a comfortable height, 2 jacks needed really.

But by far the biggest thing a struggle with on it doing regular maintenance is putting the wheels back on. I seem to lack the knack. They a fikkkin heavy, and you have to line up all 5 studs (whilst growing square danglies), then get a nut on before the bugger falls off again.  And with the rears, which I've never removed, being even larger, I can see that being a fun task ;D


Whilst in there, I looked at how to get to the (dealer only adjustable) UK <> Euro headlight beam adjuster lever, and think reachable by undoing the 5 bolts hold front of wheelarch liner in place. O/S might need oil cooler slackened off though.
I (used to) put big, heavy shells on by sitting down with my legs under the car and resting them on my thighs. You can then raise or lower them with your legs. But that was long ago and wheels are probably much bigger now.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15972 on: 01 April 2018, 11:34:11 »

Certain done similar with older cars STEMO :y, but think I struggle with that method on this, but will certainly give it a go next time :y

Biggest issue, as the hub is studded, the wheel has to be just right so all stud holes line up perfectly when lifting on (and not helped by my back due to the height being inconvenient), whereas most cars have had in the last 15yrs have used wheelbolts instead, so just lift onto hub, then rotate to line up holes (except the Rover, but they were so light, it was easy)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15973 on: 01 April 2018, 11:53:49 »

Shells? I'm sure you know what I meant.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15974 on: 01 April 2018, 11:56:37 »

Shells? I'm sure you know what I meant.  ;D
We know all about your fettish with shells :P
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