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Author Topic: So what have you done to your car today?  (Read 1446720 times)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19935 on: 23 March 2020, 21:44:40 »

Its turn is coming soonish. Service, cambelt, aux. belt, rear donut bushes, and some other stuff.... unless I come across a CL500 or Boxster that takes my fancy in the meantime.
you don't want none of that German rubbish
oh wait  :-[  ;D :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19936 on: 25 March 2020, 11:02:25 »

Its turn is coming soonish. Service, cambelt, aux. belt, rear donut bushes, and some other stuff.... unless I come across a CL500 or Boxster that takes my fancy in the meantime.
you don't want none of that German rubbish
oh wait  :-[ ;D :D


working on either of those will make you think the Omega is a paragon of maintenance friendly engineering and reliability.....
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19937 on: 25 March 2020, 11:17:16 »

Mechanically, the Merc is pretty nice to work on... electrically however... :-X
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19938 on: 25 March 2020, 11:28:35 »

Just checked tyre pressures on both of them + all oils screenwash etc not getting much use at present as I am on 12 weeks isolation , so both tucked up away in the garage nice & shiny.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19939 on: 25 March 2020, 18:37:33 »

Found a bloody great split on the inside wall of the front tyre on the big German when carrying out routine checks. Luckily I never drive fast as it could have got messy.   ::)
That's another £200 down the shitter. Local tyre place is closed due to the virus so it can sit on the drive until they re-open, or I find an alternative tyre place. Not in any hurry though as I've got the other German as a spare car if I need to go anywhere. Although in saying that, I don't really need/want to go anywhere during the lockdown.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19940 on: 25 March 2020, 18:41:39 »

disconnected the batteries off the oldies cars  ::)
as they are grounded anyway  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19941 on: 25 March 2020, 19:51:14 »

I also found out that the Germans like to 'carpet' the underside of their cars from front to back. Each section overlaps the next one for aerodynamics and you can't see shit for all of the covers. It's a sea of carpet covered plastic. You lay underneath and it's like looking at the underside of a Dinky toy.  I even had to buy an adapter for my trolley jack so that it fits in the jacking points, as there is literally nowhere to put the jack pad or axle stands without removing covers.
I get the impression that they're trying to deter the DIY enthusiast.   ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19942 on: 25 March 2020, 22:37:18 »

Started stripping it. Partly out of curiosity, and partly because I can. It's had a complete interior change at some point, which is a surprise... They left a foot square of the original carpet under the centre console.

Not sure if I will replace it with another or simply anything else...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19943 on: 25 March 2020, 22:44:28 »

Strip it now you’ve got time, and sell the bits should make a few bob.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19944 on: 25 March 2020, 22:49:39 »

Washed mine for the first time in weeks.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19945 on: 25 March 2020, 23:10:11 »

Strip it now you’ve got time, and sell the bits should make a few bob.
If the V5 ever arrives...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19946 on: 26 March 2020, 12:46:54 »

Cleaned bird shit off it.....again. :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19947 on: 26 March 2020, 16:57:55 »

Located the Battlebus, and put it on the drive :(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19948 on: 26 March 2020, 17:02:08 »

Located the Battlebus, and put it on the drive :(
That's ominous...

What has it replaced?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19949 on: 26 March 2020, 17:08:12 »

Located the Battlebus, and put it on the drive :(
That's ominous...

What has it replaced?
it's so he can look poor when he goes to the food bank to collect beanz  :P
Harrods can't deliver for 3 weeks ;D
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