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    Default A day of hard graft commences!

    got a list of stuff that needs done to my motor today. got 99% of the parts required and the rest are being deliverd today. well should be anyway. so the cars up on axle stands ready to go! heres my list of jobs!

    1.replace front suspension with b4's and lowering springs
    2. replace rear suspension with b4's and lowering springs
    3. strip all 4 calipers and greese up pads. squealing like mad!
    4. solder repair onto abs harness and fit new link cable.
    5. Di-noc stearing wheel controls.
    6. adjust boot catch to stop squeek,knock
    7. adjust bonnet catch
    8. finish detailing that i started yesterday. got half way round in 6 hours

    Glad i changed all the arb's and droplinks when the coilovers were fitted otherwise they would be on the list too.

    Think thats about it dont sound alot but will keep me going most of the day if not all of it really looking forward to having a drive when done as ive had my back shacken to pieces with the cheep nasty fk rubbish. Wish me luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    got a list of stuff that needs done to my motor today. got 99% of the parts required and the rest are being deliverd today. well should be anyway. so the cars up on axle stands ready to go! heres my list of jobs!

    1.replace front suspension with b4's and lowering springs
    2. replace rear suspension with b4's and lowering springs
    3. strip all 4 calipers and greese up pads. squealing like mad!
    4. solder repair onto abs harness and fit new link cable.
    5. Di-noc stearing wheel controls.
    6. adjust boot catch to stop squeek,knock
    7. adjust bonnet catch
    8. finish detailing that i started yesterday. got half way round in 6 hours

    Glad i changed all the arb's and droplinks when the coilovers were fitted otherwise they would be on the list too.

    Think thats about it dont sound alot but will keep me going most of the day if not all of it really looking forward to having a drive when done as ive had my back shacken to pieces with the cheep nasty fk rubbish. Wish me luck!
    good luck lol

    one piece of advice when doing the calipers remove the slider pins and rubber housings for them clean them all up and the rubber bits , copper grease them all when you put them back
    gives better brake balance and saves a job later

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    Good luck, I hope the weather's good for you.

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    You get the starter motor changed ok eventually mate?
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    Good luck mate let us know how you get on

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    You lucky begger. I'd love to be outside doing things with my car. Instead i'm sat here at my desk! Boo Hoo lol.

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    Dinner Time time for a quick scoff and a cuppy all going fine just now, hole cars stripped down and waiting on my springs fingers crossed they turn up the day!

    been great so far tucked up in ma garage we the radio on bit windy cos cant shut the door as its nakerd!

    got the starter sorted on friday, great to turn the key and away it goes! 72 buck to get it fitted. not to bad me thinks.

    now away to burn ma fingers we ma soldering iorn

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    Well...... my day of hard graft turned in to 2 days, as the idiot delivery driver decided to give my springs to some random about 5 miles away! but got them today at half 1.

    so got all my jobs complete...... well most o them

    fitted my front and rear suspension with 45mm springs rather gutted as it looks way to high now but much much nicer to drive worth it i suppose

    stripped all the brakes and cleaned them up but there still squeeking they can carry on squeekin anall! nae doin it again. managed to give them another 2 coats of paint as well so there looking good.

    boots been adjusted no more rattles

    steering wheel has been di-noc'd and looking sweet

    fixed my broken abs harness with a blister or too with the solder iron

    should see the nick of the coilovers tho the rear springs are decimated! so they will be getting set back tomorrow for a refund............... will see how that goes

    all in all a very productive 2 days. just need to give her a good clean now and were sorted

    MOT on monday fingers crossed!

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    A good days work I reckon ;-) Good luck with the MOT.

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