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snik 12-23-2018 11:39 AM

Damn. U fancy huh.
Looks great


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Ryoken 12-23-2018 12:53 PM

fitted new fog lights at the front , as mine were foggy on the inside , refitted battery , and cleaned off the bird poo of the windscreen :)
then fired it up for the first time in a week

snik 12-23-2018 06:29 PM

Literally just discovered this feature today. Lol. Laughing at myself.
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FRod1981 12-23-2018 07:43 PM

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Finally got to doing the cooling system. Thermostat has been stuck open for months and finally bought everything from FCPeuro and did it in a couple hours. Filters too. Side note. The stupid radiator drain plug snapped off when I touched it so that was fun to remove. Iíll get a new one from the stealer tomorrow. 125K miles. Other than the thermostat there were no leaks and no cooling issues. Just wanted to be cautionary.

snik 12-23-2018 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by FRod1981 (Post 1149970)
Finally got to doing the cooling system. Thermostat has been stuck open for months and finally bought everything from FCPeuro and did it in a couple hours. Filters too. Side note. The stupid radiator drain plug snapped off when I touched it so that was fun to remove. Iíll get a new one from the stealer tomorrow. 125K miles. Other than the thermostat there were no leaks and no cooling issues. Just wanted to be cautionary.



Put a stewartperformance water pump in.


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FRod1981 12-23-2018 08:41 PM

I just put in OEM. I drove 4K miles last year. Should hold up quite a while.

snik 12-23-2018 10:01 PM

The Stewart ones don't die.


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wpoll 12-23-2018 10:42 PM

Been a busy Christmas Eve!

First off, I tackled my intermittent rear end squeal - found the brake pads polished by the lip on the rotor. Spot the polished edges. :rolleyes:

http://i63.tinypic.com/10s6610.jpg

Kind of a smoking gun... As I'll be replacing the rear rotors and pads in a few months, for now I just filed a big bevel on the top and bottom edge of all four pads, so they don't touch the lip. :thumbup:

Man, this thing is quiet now! There was more than just the squeal - I just didn't realise how noisy the rear brakes had become... :D

Next up was this... no comment needed (other than to say what a PIG that ball joint is to get back on!!)...

http://i63.tinypic.com/2i93tkj.jpg

This is the old one - fractured on the pivot but the piece is still there...

In the 3 1/2 years I've had this car, the drivers door has always had a small squeak when you pull it shut. I always figured that the last muppet in there had not connected the centre retainer correctly. I was right - the centre retainer was missing entirely (and the handle LED was snapped off, the vapour barrier had been cut open behind the air bag and three door clips where missing... :rolleyes:).

Being Christmas Eve, I figured I would have to Heath Robinson this but I needed a small block of plastic to make a new centre retainer, so I "cast" a cube of "plastic" using hot-melt glue, let it cool for a bit then "carved" this little doodad...

http://i64.tinypic.com/2w2iir6.jpg

Works great! I had more door clips (knowing I was going in..) and so now the door opens, is secure and quiet. :thumbup:

Merry Christmas to one and all...!! ;)

Bucephalus 12-23-2018 11:39 PM

Wash & Turtle wax!


Buffed out the sun roof; most of the water spots are gone.


Dumped a can of Sea Foam into the tank.

Muleears 12-24-2018 07:15 AM

Repalced O2 sensors banks 1+2 upstream (3.0l). Trying to get rid of an SES light that says the O2 is bad (seperate thread).


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