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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1140 on: 02 November 2011, 16:02:22 »

Went to the tyre place and had the four Neuton NT5000s fitted in the interests of scientific endeavour and so I can give a long term running report to you all. Not because I'm too tight to buy real tyres. Honest.

Got to laugh at the hopelessness of the bloke air gunning the nuts up and then getting the torque wrench out ;D

Oh and had a good look under the car while I was there, and checked the pads - rears look brand new, fronts are erm.. 'gnats wotsit' thick  :-[ best I put those pads I bought a couple of months back on soon! ;D
Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1141 on: 02 November 2011, 16:31:17 »

not a great success,   cartridge retrieved.....  details in electricals section
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1142 on: 02 November 2011, 18:15:14 »

Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over 100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1143 on: 02 November 2011, 18:17:34 »

Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over 100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
So fit the polys first, then setup... Seemples :y ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1144 on: 02 November 2011, 18:54:45 »

Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over 100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
So fit the polys first, then setup... Seemples :y ;D
Thanks Dad. ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1145 on: 02 November 2011, 18:55:38 »

Fitted the other wishbone finally. Bit of a tweak and now appear to finally have a straight steering wheel. First time in years !

Lucky you, even WIM didn't get mine straight ;D
Wim have never got mine straight. Question is should I let them loose on it? :-\
At over 100 per corner for tyres :o you know you need to ;)
yep, except I am fitting Polly soon, and I can't fault the way the car drives now. Some tram lining due to old bridgestones currently fitted with about a mill of tread above the wear indicators. No pull, straight steering, even tyre wear...
So fit the polys first, then setup... Seemples :y ;D
Thanks Dad. ;)
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

You know it makes sense ;) ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1146 on: 02 November 2011, 19:32:41 »

Local independant tyre place has two of my freshly refurbed wheels ready to be shod with Continental SC3's. Might have to book the MOT for it now.  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1147 on: 02 November 2011, 22:27:38 »

Had the body repair bloke out to repair 2 areas of broken paint and 4 dings on the Omega and a big scratch, 3 small scratches and 2 dings on her Panda. Both look good now and all done at home for 2 cups of tea and 280. Well pleased :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1148 on: 02 November 2011, 22:43:22 »

Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work

I'll let you know - they felt alright on the way home, but it's not very far from the tyre place and the weather was fine & dry.. foreacast to honk it down with rain for the remainder of the week so I'm about to find out what they're like in the wet!

I'm sure I'll eat the inner edge fairly quickly anyway, because I know what I'm like when it comes to getting jobs done (how long have I been meaning to do the wishbones? 6 months? ;D), so it may not be too great a loss if they turn out to be awful.
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« Reply #1149 on: 02 November 2011, 22:43:49 »

foreacast? Bah. I wondered why Chrome had underlined it red... ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1150 on: 02 November 2011, 23:00:24 »

Local independant tyre place has two of my freshly refurbed wheels ready to be shod with Continental SC3's. Might have to book the MOT for it now.  ::)
Ooh. Excited? :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1151 on: 02 November 2011, 23:28:17 »

Local independant tyre place has two of my freshly refurbed wheels ready to be shod with Continental SC3's. Might have to book the MOT for it now.  ::)
Ooh. Excited? :)

Pity I can't afford two for the front this month! Mind you, the DTi will need some fronts so my plan is to put the fronts (SP Sport Maxx) onto the DTi then buy two more SC3's for the other pair of refurbed wheels....

Just exhaust, Steinmetz springs, Bilstein shocks etc etc to go on now....  :-[ ::) ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1152 on: 02 November 2011, 23:39:55 »

Went to the tyre place and had the four Neuton NT5000s fitted in the interests of scientific endeavour and so I can give a long term running report to you all. Not because I'm too tight to buy real tyres. Honest.

Got to laugh at the hopelessness of the bloke air gunning the nuts up and then getting the torque wrench out ;D

Oh and had a good look under the car while I was there, and checked the pads - rears look brand new, fronts are erm.. 'gnats wotsit' thick  :-[ best I put those pads I bought a couple of months back on soon! ;D
Be interesting to hear another person's feedback... I'm not sure I'd buy them again at the moment, but I'll reserve judgement until after I've done the suspension work

well,  i've had mine a month or thereabouts...

sorry to say, not impressed,  won't be buying again....

okay, if not stellar in the dry.....  but wet....   rubbish....     my previous tyres,   cheapo admirals , were far better, and they're not amazing themselves.


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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1153 on: 03 November 2011, 14:07:04 »

New wiper blades all round on the Corsa and the Omega. GM ones fitted instead of the horrid clunky Ebay Aero wipers.

Much better  :y :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #1154 on: 03 November 2011, 15:00:47 »

Had the  Mig mot'ed today as it was due on the fourteenth.
Took the chance as i had recently  cleaned the breathers but did'nt check anything else ;D
Well passed ....no advisories..great!  :D :o
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