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 Post subject: TwyRob's 9-3ss Aero v2
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:33 am 
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Hi all,

I put a deposit down on this today and collect it next Saturday. It seems good but as with all used cars, time will tell!

79000 miles, FSH, generally seems OK.

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They are putting better tyres on the front, fixing the exhaust flexi and giving it a valet inside and out. One door seems a different shade in the photo, it was not in real life. Odd!

I will be adding the bigger brakes from my current Aero and other bits and bobs, like number plate frames with metal plates. I will also check the heated seats properly as I couldn't really tell today with a coat on etc in the cold. I have one pad that I can use from my current car and they aren't too much or too difficult to do so I'm not too concerned if they aren't working.

Just one question really at this stage, is a bumper cut out easy to do for the Jetex from my old Aero? I assume a coping saw, some masking tape and some careful cutting should do the job? I really want part no: 32025847 but it is NLA (insert with single tailpipe cut out 2008>).

I will update this thread with progress over time.

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm 
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Collected it today. However, nothing else happened as there was a huge delay waiting for the car to be brought around from the valet place (around an hour) and then I took my wife out for lunch to apologise for the long wait to follow me home.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:34 pm 
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The only progress has been new plates with frames. That and I've fitted the wheels and tyres from my old Aero. The dealer put some part worn tyres on but they weren't balanced, vague "off" handling was not ok! Just a little reminder why I hate most used car sales places, however I needed to have the Sale of Goods Act protection this time for harmony at home just in case!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:25 pm 
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I have spent a little time on the car this week. I fitted the Jetex exhaust from my last 9-3ss and serviced the car on Saturday. Today I tidied up the exhaust as it was sticking out way too far and knocking underneath. The dealer had not replaced the exhaust flexi. They had just wiped it and hoped that I wouldn't notice. It wasn't even broken, just had a missing nut! I know it was the original as it was a whole original exhaust in one piece from front to back. Luckily, I had kept the whole exhaust from the old Aero so I had a flexi.

What do we think of my attempt with plastidip? (That isn't a run in the plastidip. It's a drip from the wet car today)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:09 pm 
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Looks good I've never brought from a dealer and hope I never do

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Looks good I've never brought from a dealer and hope I never do
Thanks.

I wanted sale of goods act protection in case of a major fault. The minor irritations are just what I expect from a dealer sadly.

I just didn't want to have the engine pop and have no come back!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:06 pm 
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I think it looks really good.
What have you plasti dipped?
Jetex does stick out a bit I spose.
Colour is very nice.
I have similar pressed plates and surrounds.
I did reply to your message ages ago, don't know if you saw it or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:14 pm 
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I think it looks really good.
What have you plasti dipped?
Jetex does stick out a bit I spose.
Colour is very nice.
I have similar pressed plates and surrounds.
I did reply to your message ages ago, don't know if you saw it or not.


Cheers mate.

I've plastidipped the lower part of the bumper. It's titan grey underneath and had no aperture for the exhaust before I cut it. The single pipe part in black plastic is NLA from saab and was really rare anyway.

Thanks for the message, did I forget to reply? Sorry about the mess about with the exhaust. I was due to buy a sportwagon with twin pipes but it was too dodgy. It had random missfires (inlet valves or coils, wasn't prepared to roll the dice) and a wiring bodge on a headlamp. Never mind!

It sticks out by an inch now if that. Previously it was sticking out by 3 inches! Some *gentle persuasion shortened the offending joints.

(*not gentle)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:22 pm 
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Doesn't matter, I just said don't worry about it and best of luck with the new car.

Looks neat where you trimmed it.
Are you getting it mapped.
Suspension or anything.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:26 pm 
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I have a set of Bilstein B6 in the garage but the standard set up is pretty decent at this mileage (now 80k) so I'll save them for when the current ones wear out.

As for a remap, I'll see what the quotes are at insurance renewal in May and then possibly send the spare ecu from the last car up to Karl.

It's pretty quick now anyway, faster than the last one. It's possible that the engine is just in better shape.

How's yours?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:19 am 
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Mine's still going alright.
Banana arms will need doing for next MOT probably and the CD unit has started skipping (I think) doesn't seem to do it on the radio.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:02 am 
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Mine's still going alright.
Banana arms will need doing for next MOT probably and the CD unit has started skipping (I think) doesn't seem to do it on the radio.
That's quite common, a used CD unit from a scrap yard would be my first attempt at a fix. Sadly I didn't keep mine as I only had a day to strip the car as much as possible and quirky fibre optic ICE was a low priority!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:21 am 
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It's the 6 disc unit, I was told a replacement should fit without code or pairing.
What wheels do you have fitted now?
If you sold them ones in the pictures.
It's ok, you fitted your old wheels.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:28 am 
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It's the 6 disc unit, I was told a replacement should fit without code or pairing.
What wheels do you have fitted now?
If you sold them ones in the pictures.
It's ok, you fitted your old wheels.
Yeah, I fitted the ALU50 wheels from my old one. Like this but scuffed a bit:

https://www.rbmperformance.com/lng_EN_s ... u-50-.html

Yuu are correct, no Tech II needed for changing the 6CD unit.

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Yes, my Sister had them on her car.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Hi Rob

Nice looking Aero!!

I'm thinking of plasti-dipping the lower part of my rear bumper like you did - going with a matt black to match the black bumper protector I added last year....

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I have a question though - in most of the online plasti-dip instructional videos I've had a look at, the bits being dipped almost always stand proud of the surrounding surfaces - ie. badges, trim etc. This appears to make the final stage edge-ripping relatively easy...

However, with the lower bumper insert, the thing being dipped is of course slightly recessed. Given this, how did your edge-ripping go? Did you tackle this issue by masking right up to the edge of the crack, rather than about 1" around it as advised in the videos?

Thanks in advance for any advice :)

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Hi!

Yes, I masked up to the edge and carefully removed the masking tape while the plastidip was still wet. The videos I had seen seemed to suggest, on balance, that it's easier on items like this to remove the tape when the dip is still wet. It's easy to remove if it goes wrong!

Make sure it's all really dry and clean and do around 7 thin coats to get good results. I would also recommend dip cleaner for getting road dirt off in future. It took me a few attempts to get this right, the first time I got a run and the second time it peeled off a few days later because I didn't quite dry the surface properly.

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very helpful, thanks mate :)

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