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Only pic i have at present on Tesco carpark in the pouring rain just after doing the deal



It is a 57 Type S GT and has Nav and i believe also Bluetooth although i have yet to try it.
Drove very nicely the 100 miles home :)

So far have found 3 faults.
1 brake light bulb out
Wipers dont always park correctly - a quick search in here suggests cleaning the motor mechanism which is something i have done successfully on other cars in the past with the same issue
Passenger door check strap has a thin bolt rather than the correct bolt holding it to the a pillar so the checkstrap makes a noise when you open the door.

And thats it !

Drives lovely and i was very happy with the deal i got.

Im not one for big mods, but i may try to get an iPod connection installed even though i know its a ball ache, possibly swap the standard gear knob for an alcantara gaiter and Type R gearknob
Civinfo sticker
Better headlamp bulbs
Maybe LED sidelight and number plate bulbs

And anything else anyone can suggest :)
 

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Welcome to :civinfo:

Looks like a nice rode you've acquired enjoy.

LED's all round perhaps, see the Traders section.

Oh and a Civinfo sticker FTW
 

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Ive sorted the wipers today.
Unfortunately the pin that holds the check strap to the day seems to be an odd size i was going to just put a bolt through it but the ones i have in my stash either are too thick or just rattle around.
Im a bit unsure where to start as far as mods go
In addition to what i noted above ive also just been checking out the reversing camera threads and fitting the later black mesh front grill - this could be a long process :D
 

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Ive sorted the wipers today.
Unfortunately the pin that holds the check strap to the day seems to be an odd size i was going to just put a bolt through it but the ones i have in my stash either are too thick or just rattle around.
Im a bit unsure where to start as far as mods go
In addition to what i noted above ive also just been checking out the reversing camera threads and fitting the later black mesh front grill - this could be a long process :D
Maybe this will help... Replace door strap connector
 

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Nice. How's the ride comfort?

I am also the recent buyer of a Type S GT (in Nighthawk black). I have to slow down a lot more before speedbumps than I ever had to in other cars, but the cornering is fantastic (on stock suspension).

The only mod I've done so far is installed a japspeed short-shift linkage, along with a heavy gear knob done on the lathe by my brother, and a plain leather gaiter from an Audi TT.

Oh, and a mate of mine with tiny hands swapped my H7 bulbs yesterday for Ring Xenon Ultimas.

I might get my rear camber and toe shimmed at some point.
 

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The ride is pretty hard to be honest but my last car was a Jag so i guess anything will feel a bit jiggly after that ! Handling wise it is great even on the budget tyres it currently wears. On smooth tarmac it really grips and gives confidence to chuck it around.

Im going to fit a gaiter soon, i also think the bite point of the clutch is a little low so going to do the adustment noted on here to bring it a little higher which should also help drivability.

First mods on my list are lights, mats and a boot liner for the dog then i think i will do the xcarlink, reversing cam etc early next year.
 

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Lovely motor mate. I've just started getting the wiper problem could I trouble you on some tips to cleaning the motor please?
The links in this thread are very useful

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/bugs-faults-irritations/153818-wipers-not-parking-correctly.html

You need basic tools plus buy some electrical contact cleaner from maplins.

The fiddliest part of the whole job i found was removing the plastic triangular corner pieces of trim at each side of the car.
 

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Had a slightly frustrating 24 hours.
My set of 4 LED's arrived which are brilliant in the sidelights but unfortunately slightly too long for the number plate lights so have had to order some shorter ones.
They now make the dipped beams look very yellow though so my Philips Extremevision130 bulbs that are on order from ECP cant come soon enough.

also fitted my new alcantara gear gaiter which looks good.

This morning decided to tackle hard wiring my dash cam which all went perfectly well until i connected it up and found that the adapter cable i bought is faulty so had to undo it all. I have connected it up using the cable that came with it that plugs into the cigarette lighter which works fine but i just dont like having stuff plugged in when it could be hidden away.

Finally managed to cure an annoying rattle from the back end which i was sure was shocks going by all the threads in here - turned out the rear seat bases rather than being clipped securely in place were just sat on top of the clip mechanism allowing them to rattle around. So now no more clonking from the rear and it was free !
 

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Nice. How's the ride comfort?

I am also the recent buyer of a Type S GT (in Nighthawk black). I have to slow down a lot more before speedbumps than I ever had to in other cars, but the cornering is fantastic (on stock suspension).

The only mod I've done so far is installed a japspeed short-shift linkage, along with a heavy gear knob done on the lathe by my brother, and a plain leather gaiter from an Audi TT.

Oh, and a mate of mine with tiny hands swapped my H7 bulbs yesterday for Ring Xenon Ultimas.

I might get my rear camber and toe shimmed at some point.
How do you rate your Xenon Ultimas? I got some but havent fitted them yet due to the weather
 

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Fitted my philips Xtreme vision 130 dipped headlamp bulbs this morning. Disappointed to be honest as despite being better than whatever was there before they still look pretty yellow next to the white LED sidelights.
 

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Fitted my philips Xtreme vision 130 dipped headlamp bulbs this morning. Disappointed to be honest as despite being better than whatever was there before they still look pretty yellow next to the white LED sidelights.
I've had my bulbs over a week, still bloody raining. Any pics?
 

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I fitted mine this morning in about 15 minutes. Didnt need to remove the battery, its tight by not impossible on the passenger side.

Having drive home in the dark tonight they are better than i thought as they are significantly brighter and whiter than the standard bulbs they are just not the same colour temp as the LED's - i will stick with them for now.

Also fitted my number plate LED's tonight just waiting on the reversing light ones to come through the post now.
 

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Rubbish iphone pic but you can just see the difference between the sides and mains
 

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