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Author Topic: So what have you done to your car today?  (Read 1154659 times)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19275 on: 21 October 2019, 19:14:18 »

Oooooo matron  ;D

.. and  with no Marina, we know what the remedy will be. :-X
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19276 on: 21 October 2019, 19:24:21 »

Oooooo matron  ;D

.. and  with no Marina, we know what the remedy will be. :-X
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19277 on: 21 October 2019, 20:17:16 »

Or palm oil?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19278 on: 21 October 2019, 23:42:04 »

Oooooo matron  ;D

.. and  with no Marina, we know what the remedy will be. :-X

You're just jealous Ital-boy!  :P  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19279 on: 22 October 2019, 15:59:32 »

Picked up my wheel from the tyre shop.  It turns out it was a puncture and they relieved me of 24 to fix it!  :o 

Last time I had a puncture fixed, I paid a tenner...   Went home slightly disgruntled and fitted it back on the Mundano  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19280 on: 22 October 2019, 17:46:14 »

Picked up my wheel from the tyre shop.  It turns out it was a puncture and they relieved me of 24 to fix it:o 

Last time I had a puncture fixed, I paid a tenner...   Went home slightly disgruntled and fitted it back on the Mundano  ::)

Rip off. :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19281 on: 22 October 2019, 18:16:42 »

Picked up my wheel from the tyre shop.  It turns out it was a puncture and they relieved me of 24 to fix it!  :o 

Last time I had a puncture fixed, I paid a tenner...   Went home slightly disgruntled and fitted it back on the Mundano  ::)
Yes, does seem a bit steep.

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Paid 30 to have them aligned and that took less time than your puncture I bet, although I didn't drive home disgruntled.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19282 on: 27 October 2019, 16:46:35 »

Having finished the recent anti rust work and refitted the sill covers I rubbed down and primered the minor damage to the rear bumper, caused by me reversing into a bollard about 6 months ago. Then gave it a good wash and dry as it was filthy. Got carried away and gave Airfix 1 a wash too.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19283 on: 27 October 2019, 17:34:29 »

I spent yesterday and today stripping down her Mini to replace the timing chain, guides and stem seals.. I'm not finished yet, because I hit some snags. Yesterday was mostly just time - I've never stripped one down this far and spent a good couple of hours trying to liberate the main boost pipe from the rubber hoses (poor access and age & heat having welded them together). Today I had to run to Halfords to pick up a mirror on a stick (can't find mine!) to get the silly flywheel locking pin in (having knocked 10-thou off it in the lathe so that it was actually the right size..)

And now, because the chain wouldn't come out past the VANOS pulley on the exhaust, I had to take the pulley off .. the bolts are one-time-use (stretch bolts - 20Nm and 180deg) so I need a replacement from MINI. So I guess Lou will be driving the Range Rover to work tomorrow!

The chain was a half mm from coming off, casting flash in the way .. I bet 50% of cars it'll sneak past, 50% it won't..

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19284 on: 27 October 2019, 17:43:40 »

Use mine yesterday for the first time in a bit, and in true Jag style when the battery is less than perfect, the dash was like a Christmas tree.

So took it for a 30 mile spin to get some electricity in it. And all warnings now disappeared. Bloody Indians ;D

It is the original battery, so getting towards tired, plus for some reason that I cant explain, I set the alarm last time I parked it up, which probably adds a tiny bit to the drain.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19285 on: 27 October 2019, 18:47:19 »

Washed the project and had attempt two at cleaning and freeing off the EGR on the Astra... should it fail again I 'should' have a brand new, genuine BNIB one arriving next week for 60 thanks to no one else bidding on it (RRP is 265.00 from VX), also cleaned the MAP sensor..... Bloody filthy diesels  >:(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19286 on: 27 October 2019, 19:56:56 »

Used the Range Rover to take the caravan to storage found a new place closer to home and 82 a year cheaper 😀
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19287 on: 27 October 2019, 21:28:39 »

Used the Range Rover to take the caravan to storage found a new place closer to home and 82 a year cheaper 😀

Do you store the caravan all winter? I'd have thought this was the perfect time of year to get away for better weather!
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19288 on: 27 October 2019, 21:45:16 »

I spent yesterday and today stripping down her Mini to replace the timing chain, guides and stem seals.. I'm not finished yet, because I hit some snags. Yesterday was mostly just time - I've never stripped one down this far and spent a good couple of hours trying to liberate the main boost pipe from the rubber hoses (poor access and age & heat having welded them together). Today I had to run to Halfords to pick up a mirror on a stick (can't find mine!) to get the silly flywheel locking pin in (having knocked 10-thou off it in the lathe so that it was actually the right size..)

And now, because the chain wouldn't come out past the VANOS pulley on the exhaust, I had to take the pulley off .. the bolts are one-time-use (stretch bolts - 20Nm and 180deg) so I need a replacement from MINI. So I guess Lou will be driving the Range Rover to work tomorrow!

The chain was a half mm from coming off, casting flash in the way .. I bet 50% of cars it'll sneak past, 50% it won't..


.                        They are pretty tricky to set up the vanos on them
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19289 on: 27 October 2019, 22:40:00 »

Washed the project and had attempt two at cleaning and freeing off the EGR on the Astra... should it fail again I 'should' have a brand new, genuine BNIB one arriving next week for 60 thanks to no one else bidding on it (RRP is 265.00 from VX), also cleaned the MAP sensor..... Bloody filthy diesels  >:(

If it's the 150 1.9 I have a clean spare you can have, plus probably some gaskets
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