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dave the builder

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19380 on: 10 November 2019, 18:29:16 »

replaced the wiper blades on Mrs Builder's astra estate ,great design  :)
cleaned the inside of her windows too ,put some air in the tyres (TPMS was bleeping  ;D ) and topped up the screen wash with a strong mix as it's meant to drop to 170 degrees Kelvin soon  ::)  #iceage

tried topping up my screenwash ,got about 3 liters in and ran out of fluid  :(
how much does it hold  :-\   :o 
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the Haynes joke book says 6.4 L of screenwash  :o
probably why I have never ran out ,or topped it up since I owned it  ;D :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19381 on: 10 November 2019, 18:54:01 »

Yep 3L without headlamp wash system or 6.4 with headlamp wash[figures from owners handbook]Or as much as you can be bothered to keep pouring into it if like mine it has a leak from round one of the pumps :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19382 on: 10 November 2019, 19:04:20 »

Yep 3L without headlamp wash system or 6.4 with headlamp wash[figures from owners handbook]Or as much as you can be bothered to keep pouring into it if like mine it has a leak from round one of the pumps :D
cheers Mr Baza  :y
yes, that's what the haynes says too

mine has headlamp wash wipe
it doubles as engine bay washer too if you leave the bonnet open when testing the screen wash with the lights on ,as i found out  :D ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19383 on: 10 November 2019, 19:10:28 »

I believe that's known as multi-tasking :D They thought of everything back then didn't they? ;D ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19384 on: 10 November 2019, 19:14:04 »

powerful those Zafira A tractors  ;D
Certainly not possible to screech 'em by accident.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19385 on: 10 November 2019, 19:21:06 »

powerful those Zafira A tractors  ;D
Certainly not possible to screech 'em by accident.
if you turn off the launch control that stops the tyres slipping *

*involves swapping a metal part under the bonnet ,quite a large metal part  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19386 on: 11 November 2019, 07:34:44 »

Yep 3L without headlamp wash system or 6.4 with headlamp wash[figures from owners handbook]Or as much as you can be bothered to keep pouring into it if like mine it has a leak from round one of the pumps :D
cheers Mr Baza  :y
yes, that's what the haynes says too

mine has headlamp wash wipe
it doubles as engine bay washer too if you leave the bonnet open when testing the screen wash with the lights on ,as i found out  :D ;D
Get through the lot in a week or two this time of year, mind you HID's are useless unless clean and spray and salt is the norm for the next few months.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19387 on: 11 November 2019, 08:49:33 »

powerful those Zafira A tractors  ;D
Certainly not possible to screech 'em by accident.
if you turn off the launch control that stops the tyres slipping *

*involves swapping a metal part under the bonnet ,quite a large metal part  ;D
Is that the bit next to the gearbox by any chance?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19388 on: 11 November 2019, 09:30:03 »

powerful those Zafira A tractors  ;D
Certainly not possible to screech 'em by accident.
if you turn off the launch control that stops the tyres slipping *

*involves swapping a metal part under the bonnet ,quite a large metal part  ;D
Is that the bit next to the gearbox by any chance?
Yes DG  :y
swap part number Y20DTH to Z20NET or Z20LET
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19389 on: 11 November 2019, 10:30:40 »

Changed OS catalytic converter in the gutter and re-sealed the scuttle yesterday, in the dark, ruddy cold last night. Back and fingers still aching. Just the rear springs to change and that's me done for car work until the spring, sod it, had enough for one year!  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19390 on: 11 November 2019, 13:49:03 »

Changed OS catalytic converter in the gutter and re-sealed the scuttle yesterday, in the dark, ruddy cold last night. Back and fingers still aching. Just the rear springs to change and that's me done for car work until the spring, sod it, had enough for one year!  :y




what state are your diff mounts in? ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19391 on: 13 November 2019, 18:19:12 »

Picked Zeke up from my tame welding wizard. Both arches chopped and replaced - he doesn't recommend the eBay arch panels though, apparently although they looked OK, none of the swages or folds were in the right place...

Now to ask/ beg/ threaten the guy who painted MrsGK's GTI, to get a decent price...!
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19392 on: 13 November 2019, 19:23:06 »

Came back tonight to find an "Inconsiderate parking" notice on it, apparently from Solihull MBC and the plod (both logos added for extra fear factor no doubt).

Apparently my registration number has been noted and if its seen in the same place again action will be taken and I may have to go to court.

Had work to do so left it where it was.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19393 on: 13 November 2019, 19:42:44 »

Came back tonight to find an "Inconsiderate parking" notice on it, apparently from Solihull MBC and the plod (both logos added for extra fear factor no doubt).

Apparently my registration number has been noted and if its seen in the same place again action will be taken and I may have to go to court.

Had work to do so left it where it was.
I've had similar letters left on the windscreen

parked with no yellow lines or restrictions  :-\ so what they going to take me to court for  :-\

i do wonder if someone just prints them off a word doc ,nothing to do with anyone in authority  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19394 on: 13 November 2019, 21:23:45 »

Possibly, although I think they are professional time wasters in this case. The notice was colour, photo quality with a weatherproof plastic finish on both sides.

My council tax pounds hard at work.
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