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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19425 on: 17 November 2019, 13:22:26 »

Had plans for some light car work today but when I got out of bed this morning it felt like someone had whacked me on the back with a cricket bat. Its no fun getting old.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19426 on: 17 November 2019, 13:35:59 »

Too true.Changed the oil/filter on mine yesterday and hobbled around for the rest of the day.

Bottle of Red helped last night so today feel find ...good medicine that Merlot 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19427 on: 17 November 2019, 14:43:52 »

Changed the oil in the Battlebus.  But as it started to rain part way through, I came over all CBA, so didn't do the filter.

I'm sure it'll be fine until the next oil change...   ...and if it isn't, I'll call the scrapman to get it ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19428 on: 17 November 2019, 14:54:15 »

Changed the oil in the Battlebus.  But as it started to rain part way through, I came over all CBA, so didn't do the filter.

I'm sure it'll be fine until the next oil change...   ...and if it isn't, I'll call the scrapman to get it ;)
it's right at the front ,at the top ,by the EGR valve
takes longer to wipe the oil off the slam panel that drips than it does to change the oil filter  ;D
and you could still swap the filter tomorrow or next week and not wait for another 5K
abusing the zafira by not doing a oil filter change could zap the power down
or is it too powerful for you  :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19429 on: 17 November 2019, 16:23:42 »

Yeah, reasonably easy to get to, just the engine cover off and the intercooler hose off.  But it was cold, wet and windy ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19430 on: 17 November 2019, 16:43:04 »

I washed the daily because somebody made a comment about how dirty it was...  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19431 on: 17 November 2019, 16:49:36 »

Washed the Range Rover , did all checks on it only required screen wash, off to Leicester tomorrow son is collecting his new BMW.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19432 on: 17 November 2019, 16:55:21 »

I washed the daily because somebody made a comment about how dirty it was...  ;D
But you cant accuse me of lying :P
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19433 on: 17 November 2019, 17:01:12 »

Was going to do some jag fettling but my broadband router packed up last night (1 year and 1 week after purchase)  >:(

So, I've been mostly dicking about with computers like I do 5 days a week anyway. >:(

Did manage to top up the screen wash, check the tyre pressures and change the oil, mind.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19434 on: 17 November 2019, 17:10:15 »

Yeah, reasonably easy to get to, just the engine cover off and the intercooler hose off.  But it was cold, wet and windy ;D
you got a different engine   ??? Y20DTH
no cover or hose to remove  :-\ you can get a socket on it from above
I pull the electrical plug off the EGR as it's tight to sneak the filter / cap past
and I've got massive hands and sausage fingers  ;D
pic of one from your favorite auction site   :P
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19435 on: 17 November 2019, 18:56:55 »

I washed the daily because somebody made a comment about how dirty it was...  ;D
But you cant accuse me of lying :P
I think it must have been because I was using it!
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19436 on: 17 November 2019, 19:07:08 »

I washed the daily because somebody made a comment about how dirty it was...  ;D
But you cant accuse me of lying :P
I think it must have been because I was using it!
The tyre fitter didn't look very impressed with the black brake dust coated wheels either!  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19437 on: 18 November 2019, 10:51:55 »

Yesterday I washed last winters crud off, having been shamed by a certain storeman turning his nose up at the mildew in the crevices.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19438 on: 18 November 2019, 16:32:20 »

Thought I'd give the Sports Car* a new set of discs and pads. Found that one of the caliper pins is more stuck than a stuck thing. It's resisted all attempts to bash the living crap out of it, so it's currently in a PlusGas bath. I've also ordered a new one from the bay**, in case it continues to resist. Bloody thing. And the boot and roof are FUBAR.

*2006 Tigra 1.4. Raging masculinity and power.

**protip - Corsa parts are much cheaper than Tigra parts, despite being identical.

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19439 on: 18 November 2019, 16:39:33 »

Thought I'd give the Sports Car* a new set of discs and pads. Found that one of the caliper pins is more stuck than a stuck thing. It's resisted all attempts to bash the living crap out of it, so it's currently in a PlusGas bath. I've also ordered a new one from the bay**, in case it continues to resist. Bloody thing. And the boot and roof are FUBAR.

*2006 Tigra 1.4. Raging masculinity and power.

**protip - Corsa parts are much cheaper than Tigra parts, despite being identical.
I'd try and avoid buying a corsa roof or boot for the Tigra
even if they are cheaper  ;D
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