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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:39 pm 
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washed, waxed and blow dried :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Refitted the dog guard ready to fill the car with wine and cheese. :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 pm 
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sgould wrote:
Refitted the dog guard ready to fill the car with wine and cheese. :)


:)


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:11 pm 
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I forgot. I had to use the battery booster. :oops:

Left the ignition on for two hours by mistake and flattened the battery :oops: :oops:

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 am 
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sgould wrote:
I forgot. I had to use the battery booster. :oops:

Left the ignition on for two hours by mistake and flattened the battery :oops: :oops:


other things on your mind :) wine and cheese for example :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:28 am 
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lancer778544 wrote:
I think it's usually around £35-£40. I did have a mobile "we'll come to you" quote for £70 though.
My local guy does a home call for £35

I got an email from Orio with a Spring Service offer for £30, which includes all kinds of visual checks and (something like) debugging aircon and checking for leaks. But no one believes it would include the gas at this price – if it did, it would be a great bargain.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:25 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Saloon MY98 2.0LPT
sgould wrote:
Refitted the dog guard ready to fill the car with wine and cheese. :)


What breed of dog is it that you need to protect your wine and cheese from it? :D
I think a guard just between front and rear, even on the saloon, like a NY Taxi, would be really useful, and not just to keep the grandchildren at bay.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 am 
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Finished polishing it, still has a rash of white dots caused by stones etc. chipping the paint on the front bumper but definitely much shinier and, for the moment, its clean!

I spent some time looking at the exhaust trims, they are covered in soot and other muck, I got some of it off but I could spend a week scrubbing and still not get them properly clean.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Finished polishing it, still has a rash of white dots caused by stones etc. chipping the paint on the front bumper but definitely much shinier and, for the moment, its clean!

I spent some time looking at the exhaust trims, they are covered in soot and other muck, I got some of it off but I could spend a week scrubbing and still not get them properly clean.
Very fine wire wool and Autosol will do it. I did mine on both cars last week in about 30 minutes all together. The Aero was particularly bad with blgreat big lumps of blackened deposits.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:37 am 
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I use one of the foam pan scouters. The ones with scratchy plastic on one side. They don’t scratch the metal. You may need some solvent for the tar. The polish if you need to.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:50 am 
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TwyRob wrote:
GeoffR wrote:
Finished polishing it, still has a rash of white dots caused by stones etc. chipping the paint on the front bumper but definitely much shinier and, for the moment, its clean!

I spent some time looking at the exhaust trims, they are covered in soot and other muck, I got some of it off but I could spend a week scrubbing and still not get them properly clean.
Very fine wire wool and Autosol will do it. I did mine on both cars last week in about 30 minutes all together. The Aero was particularly bad with blgreat big lumps of blackened deposits.

sgould wrote:
I use one of the foam pan scouters. The ones with scratchy plastic on one side. They don’t scratch the metal. You may need some solvent for the tar. The polish if you need to.

I tried Autoglym tar remover which shifted some of it but left plenty for another day.
I haven't tried Autosol so I might give that a go .

Thanks both.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:37 pm 
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I took the gearbox and clutch off. Now to check if the bigger flywheel will fit before getting it lightened and fitting Aero clutch.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Ade fitted a new front spoiler on my Aero today. He painted a fibreglass repro item from Poland (eBay purchase) and came round to bolt it on for me. A small fettle and it looks great! Just need to polish it and the rest of the car to match.

No more cracked front spoiler for me! Thanks mate! :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm 
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Had new tyres fitted today. Was only going to be the fronts but the rears were pretty close to the limit too so did all 4. Didn't have stock of the Michelin Primacy 3s that I have had the last couple of times and found excellent, or the new Primacy 4s so went for the CrossClimate+ Will report back when done a few miles

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Booked mine in for MOT next Weds. I'll have a check over things this weekend, but I'm pretty sure I'll still get an advisory for an oil leak, much the same as previous years. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:00 pm 
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TwyRob wrote:
Ade fitted a new front spoiler on my Aero today. He painted a fibreglass repro item from Poland (eBay purchase) and came round to bolt it on for me. A small fettle and it looks great! Just need to polish it and the rest of the car to match.

No more cracked front spoiler for me! Thanks mate! :D


That's what mates are for :) anytime, when I'm back to full strength we can do an engine rebuild and an underseal on the vert ;) well, maybe just the underseal :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm 
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calam1ty wrote:
TwyRob wrote:
Ade fitted a new front spoiler on my Aero today. He painted a fibreglass repro item from Poland (eBay purchase) and came round to bolt it on for me. A small fettle and it looks great! Just need to polish it and the rest of the car to match.

No more cracked front spoiler for me! Thanks mate! :D


That's what mates are for :) anytime, when I'm back to full strength we can do an engine rebuild and an underseal on the vert ;) well, maybe just the underseal :D


Guinness was a very nice touch btw


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:24 pm 
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calam1ty wrote:
TwyRob wrote:
Ade fitted a new front spoiler on my Aero today. He painted a fibreglass repro item from Poland (eBay purchase) and came round to bolt it on for me. A small fettle and it looks great! Just need to polish it and the rest of the car to match.

No more cracked front spoiler for me! Thanks mate! :D


That's what mates are for :) anytime, when I'm back to full strength we can do an engine rebuild and an underseal on the vert ;) well, maybe just the underseal :D


Guinness was a very nice touch btw
Hopefully just the underseal! The engine is running very sweetly, the Aero will need engine work before the vert I imagine.

Guinness was just a gesture of thanks, I still owe you a massive favour!

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:31 pm 
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you owe me nothing :) you loony :D


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