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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20415 on: 21 May 2020, 20:12:09 »

Did it help?
As in will it stop the alarm going off?  DTM and I decided it probably wouldn't.  When I said DTM and I, obviously I meant DTM ;D
It's probably collected a spider from sitting around ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20416 on: 22 May 2020, 18:01:21 »

Well, seeing as the alarm hasn't gone off again, it appears that that Marks DTM Calib reprobate was right to get me to clout it with an educator.

He is a clever sod ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20417 on: 22 May 2020, 21:47:20 »

I once buried a large tape drive (external DLT) in the lawn using a sledgehammer and rage.  As far as I know its still there - I half expected that one day it would break back through the soil and bend the crankshaft on the mower, but no sign of it ;D

Shit! I thought the printer had it bad. :o
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20418 on: 23 May 2020, 00:04:11 »

I once buried a large tape drive (external DLT) in the lawn using a sledgehammer and rage.  As far as I know its still there - I half expected that one day it would break back through the soil and bend the crankshaft on the mower, but no sign of it ;D

Shit! I thought the printer had it bad. :o
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20419 on: 23 May 2020, 14:05:01 »

plenty of cars locally with "quick sale" notices in the widows
I`ve now added a cheap 2010 Honda Jazz to the fleet, EX model with lots of toys.
Noisy top end, so unbelievably preparing to adjust the tappets on the 1.4 lump  ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20420 on: 23 May 2020, 14:50:41 »

plenty of cars locally with "quick sale" notices in the widows
I`ve now added a cheap 2010 Honda Jazz to the fleet, EX model with lots of toys.
Noisy top end, so unbelievably preparing to adjust the tappets on the 1.4 lump  ::)
A noisy 10 year old Jazz, can't think why that would be cheap.  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20421 on: 23 May 2020, 15:46:41 »

Refitted my newly repaired n/s/f, c/l motor to the door and put everything back together. It turned into a bit of a faff, as the plastic retainer which holds the inner door handle rod in the mechanism had cracked. Had to take the rod back out, drill a small hole through it and then put a little split pin through once it was all back together. there was only just space to do this, bit its all job jobbed now, so another thing crossed off the ever shortening "to do " list.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20422 on: 23 May 2020, 17:03:28 »

plenty of cars locally with "quick sale" notices in the widows
I`ve now added a cheap 2010 Honda Jazz to the fleet, EX model with lots of toys.
Noisy top end, so unbelievably preparing to adjust the tappets on the 1.4 lump  ::)
A noisy 10 year old Jazz, can't think why that would be cheap.  :-\

Now that my Mig needs some extensive work  :( I`m sure it`ll be  fine  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20423 on: 23 May 2020, 18:07:43 »

Swapped out the OSF brake hose/rear lower ball joint and track control arm...

So no more suspension clonks. For now.

But... Upper control arm ball joint thread sheared off whilst torqueing it back together  >:(

New upper control arm on order :-X

Left the battery disconnected having broken enough today  :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20424 on: 23 May 2020, 20:17:21 »

Tone the power down on the arm a bit😂
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20425 on: 24 May 2020, 12:00:07 »

plenty of cars locally with "quick sale" notices in the widows
I`ve now added a cheap 2010 Honda Jazz to the fleet, EX model with lots of toys.
Noisy top end, so unbelievably preparing to adjust the tappets on the 1.4 lump  ::)


it's probably never been over 3000rpm(with the clutch fully engaged), with oil changes about every 3 years to get close to the mileage interval. A couple of quick, cheap oil changes and prolonged motorway driving would do it some good.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20426 on: 24 May 2020, 17:25:28 »

Moved them both out of the garage & painted the walls white..😎
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20427 on: 24 May 2020, 17:37:25 »

plenty of cars locally with "quick sale" notices in the widows
I`ve now added a cheap 2010 Honda Jazz to the fleet, EX model with lots of toys.
Noisy top end, so unbelievably preparing to adjust the tappets on the 1.4 lump  ::)


it's probably never been over 3000rpm(with the clutch fully engaged), with oil changes about every 3 years to get close to the mileage interval. A couple of quick, cheap oil changes and prolonged motorway driving would do it some good.

One elderly owner & then passed around a local family.
tapperty from the top end & adjustable tappets under the valve cover
The oil is as black as soot, think it`s fully synth 0-30  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20428 on: 24 May 2020, 19:38:21 »

Managed to locate a drivers door solenoid so have replaced the two microswitches in it, may fit it tomorrow if I CBA  ::)

Completed most of the loom for the boot fitting of the Telematics in the project car.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20429 on: 24 May 2020, 21:14:41 »

Removed the sunroof panel, as per Fuse 19,s guide. Will take it to work, rub it down and paint over the next couple of days.
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