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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#76 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:44 pm

Get the clay bar out. ;)
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#77 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:08 pm

Stupid bloomin car :cursing

I tried to get the gauge transponder out of the coolant system today as my temp gauge was all over the place or not at all.

It's such a stupid size, with little or no access to it, so i started working out whats going to be required.

Drop the coolant (we knew i'd have to do that).
Remove front coolant pipe.
remove matrix feed pipe.
remove sensor housing.
Remove transponder.
Reverse the above.

For one sensor, that they could have put in a better location if they tried.

So when in rome i'm going to pull the expansion bottle off and give it another clean prior to new anti freeze even though its only done a couple of hundred miles.

All because of a transponder :slapme
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#78 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:34 pm

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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#79 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:36 pm

Should upgrade to a low coolant alarm bottle out of a Mk2 ZR or 25. ;)
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#80 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:01 pm

I can waste £100 easier in other areas.

I can tell when there is an issue quicker than any sensor :tongue
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#81 Post by 1234dist » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:48 am

So transponder fitted and working :clapping

It's quite scary driving a k-series without a temp gauge :unsure

So started on the big clean of the expansion bottle because to be honest, it was horrid :laughing2

1hr later, after washing powder, carb cleaner, foam cleaner, small stones, washing up liquid and a coarse sponge attached to a trim screwdriver.

We now have this!
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I also decided that the semi slow passenger window needed re-greasing so set about taking the trim off.
Got it all sorted and then, as always, it rains. :glare

So bleeding and putting the trim back on will have to wait until its dry again. :mope
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#82 Post by 1234dist » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:18 pm

Gap i the rain so out we go again.

All bleed up nicely now, bit miffed that an hours work and the bottle pink doesn't look that much pinker than it was before i started :glare
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But hey, managed a quick clean and tyre foam before tucking her away again.

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Just waiting on the upholsterer now :glare with some special bits :wink3
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#83 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:57 pm

Good job mate, cleaned mine out with a sponge and screwdriver too, bit harder on mine
with it having the low alarm sensor but came out just as good as yours. ;)





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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#84 Post by 1234dist » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:18 pm

I swear, can't even open the bonnet in a secluded area these days without the magpies circling.

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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#85 Post by Hammond » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:35 pm

Very nice :clapping
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#86 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:41 am

This is as fake as as Dolly Parton's jubblies, a woman under the bonnet of a car ???

Yeah right, every two weeks there's a different lady on the estate where I work with
the AA or other recovery service on there drive CHANGING A WHEEL !!!!!
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#87 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:51 am

Well mot this morning :scared

Car had significantly changed since they saw it last year and for a change,
Complete clean sheet.

If that wasn't a shock (which to be honest, its not really) for the first time in 5 years of going to my mot'er, i got my first compliment :o

So when in Rome, with time to spare we got the tracking checked too, it was daffy ducked :unsure
All sorted and true now, just a big clean and footman james. Then i'll rip it apart again for one tiny mod that will require me to remove most of the front suspension, control arms, ARB and exhaust to do one tiny mod, but will be worth every penny.

Where's my bucket :glare
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#88 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:29 pm

*laughs*, fair play mate, at least its got a fresh sheet. :D
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#89 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:01 am

I tell you what - even if that photo is fake, I want the app that can superimpose a lovely lady onto (or in) my car. I'm fed up with the inflatable ones... :sad

Have I... have I said too much? :oops
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#90 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:46 am

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