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post #2461 of 2566 (permalink) Old 16th June 2019, 11:59
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So I washed & waxed it all up yesterday and took it in for its MOT.


It failed


Front offside strut leaking quite badly and.....


1 advisory.


Unbelievably I picked up a sodding nail in the rear N/S tyre on the way to the MOT station !


Spent yesterday replacing the strut. £67 (from Millfield Autos) but the tyre place was shut so I'll get hat sorted tomorrow
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post #2462 of 2566 (permalink) Old 17th June 2019, 15:53
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Booked it in for a front end respray, fitting of the 5 door GP kit and spraying it to match.

Wife says Iím mad for spending the money on it but there isnít a car around that ticks all of my boxes like this one.
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Booked it in for a front end respray, fitting of the 5 door GP kit and spraying it to match.

Wife says Iím mad for spending the money on it but there isnít a car around that ticks all of my boxes like this one.
hi mate what are they quoting for a front end respray?

does it include both wings and bonnet?
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I paid £130 all in for the valve clearance, but others have got it done for £100.


Worth checking the are replacing the rocker cover gasket/seal for the price you agree and not reusing yours with loads of sealant.


Not sure, I have printed out the guide on the forum someone was kind enough to share and haven't opened the box from COX's yet to see what all is included. Could be a week or so before I tackle mine and even then will have my friend who knows more about cars at the ready if it all goes pear shaped... its my daily driver, cant get to work otherwise haha
i have just paid £100 for valve clearance and while the garage had the car i got them to fit my fuel filter, i had the part and stripped the centre console out, i paid £60 for the fiiting at the main dealer
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hi mate what are they quoting for a front end respray?

does it include both wings and bonnet?
Yeah, both wings, bonnet and front bumper. Thatís a standard front end. Itís £500 for the front end plus extra for he body kit.

Will be sourcing spare doors as going to be cheaper this way to repair key damage than painting
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changed the grounding wires as they were looking a little long in the tooth with green corrosion on the ends.
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What I did today to my car was registering to this forum. Best thing ever. And, yes, I put under the mirror some Air Spice ( Tobbaco-Vanilla and Cedar-Orange).
Aside all the things I need to replace and solve, at least she smells good.

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What I did today to my car was registering to this forum. Best thing ever. And, yes, I put under the mirror some Air Spice ( Tobbaco-Vanilla and Cedar-Orange).
Aside all the things I need to replace and solve, at least she smells good.

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welcome and enjoy the forum
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The "What did you do to your car today?" thread (merged)

Welcome! I do not know if registering is a good or a bad thing...money wise.

To the thread. Inslalled my V6 switchbacks (on your left is the chinese SB, right are the VLEDS, soooo bright ), washed the car and for the first time applied a nice coat of wax.
Also ordered a pair of two tone horns as I saw that there's a pretty good access to the OEM horn, while installing the switchbacks. Mine sounds really awful and I am ashamed if I gotta honk at some peasant.
Also, travelled 2100km last week, with the car absolutely packed and was really afraid that there's no clearance between the tyres and wheel arc (could barely fit a finger under). Well it turned out that the tyres are stronger than steel and now I got wide bodied rear wheel arcs.
Had to pop up few clips to push out the plastic trim so it does not get damaged.



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post #2470 of 2566 (permalink) Old 19th June 2019, 13:02
 
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Where did you get the switchbacks from?

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https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/v6-triton.html

They had a 20% off two weeks ago and I just couldn't resist.
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Wow there not cheap are they

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Sign up gor their newsletter. They have some secret discounts quite often.
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Finally cleaned it up just the plastics let it down

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Fitted Tegiwa cat back.
Had trouble with the studs on the downpipe so ended up drilling them out and fitted bolts.

Sounds good
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Today was a full service , oil and filter , cabin filter , brembo pads and discs all round and a piper cross air filter (just panel).
Also painted the calipers up as much better than rust coloured.
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Fitted Rallyflapz front and rear
Shortened the already short shifter
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replaced my front and rear badge the sun had tarnished them , the rear was a pita but patience with the fishing wire and a heat gun sorted it...
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Bought a set of roof bars for the glass roof with the optional extra load clamps for £90. Result!
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Changed the pollen filter in the TypeR and the Si - amazing how filthy they got in a year!
Also got rid of the bobbling on the TypeR seat bolsters with VERY careful use of disposable razor. Now nice and smooth.
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