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Author Topic: So what have you done to your car today?  (Read 968887 times)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16920 on: 12 September 2018, 15:24:16 »

 Put the Monza away after 5 day trip to Holland
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16921 on: 13 September 2018, 17:38:21 »

Following on from Chiltern Railways' incompetence, I decided to lose some aggression on the way back from the station.  Its awfully quick, and awfully nimble when some idiot of a double idiot doing about a third of my speed decides to pull into the outside lane without looking or signalling. 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16922 on: 13 September 2018, 17:47:29 »

Not all things - Chiltern based are bad. Must give a plug for HazzyDayz VW and Audi retrofitters in Markyate near St Albans.

Having had a quote from the VW dealer for a new infotainment system RNS810 which is fitted to the Phaeton (Video player/Hard Disk Drive etc etc) of 5300 I took myself over to HazzyDayz who rebuilt the software and upgraded maps etc to latest features for 270!!!


You hardly ever see Phaetons but there were 3 there today in the City of Markyate.


Fantastic bunch of guys and the rebuild took several hours so went to visit the sights of St Albans!!
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« Reply #16923 on: 13 September 2018, 20:56:41 »

Not all things - Chiltern based are bad. Must give a plug for HazzyDayz VW and Audi retrofitters in Markyate near St Albans.

Having had a quote from the VW dealer for a new infotainment system RNS810 which is fitted to the Phaeton (Video player/Hard Disk Drive etc etc) of 5300 I took myself over to HazzyDayz who rebuilt the software and upgraded maps etc to latest features for 270!!!


You hardly ever see Phaetons but there were 3 there today in the City of Markyate.


Fantastic bunch of guys and the rebuild took several hours so went to visit the sights of St Albans!!

Sounds like a good fine, do they only in car entrainment only? Or a garage as well? Seen Pheatons now for about 3k on trader  :o
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16924 on: 13 September 2018, 22:03:01 »

They are specialists in all areas of electronic retro fit - cruise control, lighting, Sat nav, engine stuff.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16925 on: 13 September 2018, 22:24:39 »

Phaetons will only get cheaper... Set of tyres, 800-1,000... Brakes, same... V6 timing chain, writes the car off... Dsg, writes the car off...
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« Reply #16926 on: 13 September 2018, 23:31:12 »

Phaetons will only get cheaper... Set of tyres, 800-1,000... Brakes, same... V6 timing chain, writes the car off... Dsg, writes the car off...

Not cheap but tyres 130ish, discs and pads at an indie about 600 all round. Hope I do not hit the other issues. Still on original exhaust so that should be fun. But mileage on tyres has been excellent - 43000 on rears and 24000 on fronts. I occasionally think of a change but quickly revert back when I look at  the Touareg new price. Phaeton looks and drives like new still so will continue. It has cost on average 1000 a year for servicing, tyres, brakes and repairs. Only had brakes done by indie so far rest at main dealer.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16927 on: 13 September 2018, 23:33:13 »

not sure if I mentioned before but dealer price for new infotainment system was 5300 - so 270 to get it fixed today was appreciated.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16928 on: 14 September 2018, 22:01:42 »

5300 is cheap :D I know the one for the Nissan Navarra retailed out a couple of years ago at just shy of 8,000 :o
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« Reply #16929 on: 15 September 2018, 12:29:26 »

5300 is cheap :D I know the one for the Nissan Navarra retailed out a couple of years ago at just shy of 8,000 :o

Be a real bummer to buy that and then find the chassis is in two halves. :o
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16930 on: 15 September 2018, 13:11:47 »

Last week. Radiator replaced, new shocks and cam belt changed by Master Serek at SOS in Huntingdon. Good job. Top man.  :y

Oh and a couple of weeks before corrosion and dings all over attended to locally. Ouch. But looking better now.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16931 on: 15 September 2018, 15:48:23 »

Washed and hoovered both 3.2 and the Zaf, general check over. Spotted a few chips in Zaf's windscreen.

Checked all the fluids.

All good for now.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16932 on: 15 September 2018, 16:25:29 »

Nothing as usual, but I have a week off work at long last. So hoping to muster the energy and inclination to start into the to do list I had ready some time in May.
We shall see.  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16933 on: 15 September 2018, 17:17:09 »

Sorted some of the stuff that I took out of the Omega. There's a lot less space in a Metro to put it!
The dash cam stuck to the screen with some trim tape, and the fire extinguisher simple bolts to the front of the seat crossmember. But I can't get anything like as much in a 13" spare wheel compared to a 17"
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« Reply #16934 on: 15 September 2018, 19:42:15 »

Toyed with washing it, but the boiler needed some loving, and whilst I had the soldering iron out got sidetracked modding a server PSU to be a charger PSU, and swapping some speed controllers over on one of the quads.

By time I'd cut the grass, it was too dark to think about washing anything ;D
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