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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 23 Feb 2021, 15:04

I did do DIY, on the car. Some of my colleagues had mentioned that it was making screeching noises but with all the sound proofing I had barely heard it.

Front brakes stripped, cleaned, lubed where the pads slide in the carrier and put back together. The pads needed a hammer and drift to get them out and have not worn well, both vehicles I own need front discs and pads (facepalm)

On the plus side, I now know that this car has the biggest discs and calipers of the options available so I can order the right parts.
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2021, 16:11

I think I'll be replacing my brakes with either the 184PS diesel or Cupra brakes. These are more than effective enough but the few times I've used the brakes at motorway speed the pedal needs a lot of effort for a few more miles and the discs are covered in black. I could upgrade the pads instead but these are really good for day to day driving.

I think my car has the smallest brakes available...
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 23 Feb 2021, 16:32

I just ordered a set of standard replacement EBC Ultimax discs and pads for £93.73 delivered, nothing fancy but decent quality from here https://ebcbrakesdirect.com/
FAM20 gets you 20 %off (nod)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2021, 16:53

Thanks for the vouchers! I'll let you tell me how much brake dust they produce! Haha. What car do you have?
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Stonesie » 23 Feb 2021, 17:42

It's a Peugeot 2008 with the 1.2 130hp engine, after a C1 it's luxury on wheels (giggle)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 23 Feb 2021, 19:41

Haha nice!

Update on our heating system... after a bit of effort and tooing and froing, we have a fully working heating system.

15-8mm solder joint and the purchase of a blow torch was required.

I also had two stiff TRV pins which have been released and are now fully working. Yippee.. home tonight!
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 23 Feb 2021, 20:42

Booked wheelie school.. (bandit)

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If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough - Mario Andretti
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » 24 Feb 2021, 13:41

I had a court hearing at midday. I won. 8)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » 24 Feb 2021, 14:09

Awesome! Congratulations mate!
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby StMarks » 24 Feb 2021, 18:10

Kwacky wrote:I had a court hearing at midday. I won. 8)

(wait)
You may not be out of the woods entirely mate... Iirc Part 10 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) has now reformed the law relating to double jeopardy.!
(Depending on how serious the offence was that you've got away with, of course). ;)
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » Yesterday, 12:06

Car passed it's MOT this morning with the same advisory as every other Leon of its age - leaking front shocks
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby D41 » Yesterday, 18:28

I'm doing nowt at all today. It's feckin' freezing here, so I'm going to go back to bed & hope that it warms the feck up a bit.

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Kwacky » Yesterday, 18:28

Day off. I've just been slobbing out and taking it easy
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Re: What are you doing today ??

Postby Cav » Yesterday, 18:34

I sanded an entire wall. It was exhausting. The whole wall was basically replastered with filler.
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