What are your bank holiday 75s Jobs if any ? by Arctic (Page 1 of 2)


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Arctic
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Good Morning guys & gals

Will any of you be doing any jobs on your 75s or DIY over the bank hols, i will be doing my 6 month oil change at the same time checking the Air, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve),Pollen filters, and i am also going to have ago at the hand brake adjusment again as always taking pics as i go along, right just off now to give the car a good run and pick up some crickets for the wifes geko thus killing two birds with one stone making sure the engine oil is all nice and hot to run free and making the wife happy too :lol: :lol: , then i will get my bacon sarnie and a nice cuppa while i work away :D :clap:



Good luck if you are doing any jobs hope it all goes smooth and be safe if you are remember power tools can kill watch out for those frayed wires on mowers wonky ladders and BBQs etc,try not to have to much wine or beer :lol: have a great long weekend Arctic. :thumbsup:

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 07:56 #1 

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Bermudan 75
I gave mine a good wash, and dressing to the tyres, then it poured down, well it was Bank Holiday Friday. :D

Mike
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Posted 23 Apr 2011, 10:50 #2 

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Duncan
A hint for the oil change: the oil goes further sideways than you might expect. Be ready or you may have an oily patch, and that never helps!
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Posted 23 Apr 2011, 11:56 #3 

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JakeWilson
Rear electric blind installed and tested.

First power up of the hi-line. Sat nav comp works and powers down ok, no TV sadly (switch over!) and nothing out of the radio and cd changer! :o :shock:

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 13:02 #4 

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Pedro
I'm going to be fitting my serpent alloys. :D I had them refurbished by BJV Engineering and they look, well, like new!! BJV are very reasonable as well. £192 for 4 wheels stripped down and powder coated.
Peter

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Posted 23 Apr 2011, 16:59 #5 

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DeuxGazoles
Absolutely nowt unless I break something :mrgreen: but I've been/will be busy fettling the 850
Geordie Jeans! they're nice & tight especially roond the arse

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 18:53 #6 

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Duncan
Depends if I get other jobs done.

Today has been fence painting. God that's tedious and tiring. Tommorow is










Fence painting,



powerwashing the patio and garden furniture, pulling up dead stuff, and fence painting.

If all goes well might get 75 time next wekend.
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Posted 23 Apr 2011, 19:13 #7 

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DeuxGazoles
Duncan wrote:Depends if I get other jobs done.

Today has been fence painting. God that's tedious and tiring. Tommorow is










Fence painting,



powerwashing the patio and garden furniture, pulling up dead stuff, and fence painting.

If all goes well might get 75 time next wekend.

I can sympathise with that, mine need doing again......................god it's mind numbing isn't it? :roll:
Geordie Jeans! they're nice & tight especially roond the arse

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 19:26 #8 

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Arctic
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Duncan wrote:A hint for the oil change: the oil goes further sideways than you might expect. Be ready or you may have an oily patch, and that never helps!


Hi Duncan thanks for the heads up i found that out the first time so was prepaired this time round :) gave the car a nice run once back right on to the ramps undertray off.
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sump bolt loosened car off the ramps reach under undo the sump bolt over a bowl let it drop into the bowl and woosh out came the hot oil, ;) then off to walk the dog for 30mins, came back out with the oil filter clean all inside the oil filter housing couple of cups of tea nice sarnie, for another half hour.
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Fit new filter then more tea while i clean the undertray while leaving the dregs of oil to finaly drip out of sump till dry, :thumbsup:
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Dab of new oil round the sump hole in goes the sump bolt tighten it up ready for it's new lovely drink of 6.3lts of mobil semi synthetic, first the full 5ltrs with out worry let that settle for ten mins yes you guessed it another cuppa ;)
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Start car up let oil run round it's inner parts for about 5 mins walk away leave it for another 10 mins then top up slowly to the full line always checking that dip stick,ok now i am happy back onto the ramps while there check the hidden plenum drain hole rod and clear it from underneath at same time make sure the other one is clean you would be supprised how much gunk still clings to the inner drain rubber give myself a :clap:
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Happy that they are nice and clean & clear refit the undertray jobs a gooden. :cheers:
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Hope everyone as the rest of the hols sitting back and relaxing, me i like to keep busy so a bit of gardening to moz i think while cooking the dinner in between :thumbsup: Arctic.

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 19:44 #9 

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Arctic
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Pedro wrote:I'm going to be fitting my serpent alloys. :D I had them refurbished by BJV Engineering and they look, well, like new!! BJV are very reasonable as well. £192 for 4 wheels stripped down and powder coated.


Hi sounds like a good price i have been quoted this to have my refurbed and they are not that bad really.

Item Details Quantity Base Net Discount Unit Net Total Net Total Vat Total Gross
Alloy,17",TWS Silver,Full refurbishment 4 220.00 20% 44.00 176.00 35.20 211.20
Loose Wheels - Strip, Refit and Balance - up to 17" 4 40.00 0% 10.00 40.00 8.00 48.00


Net Value 216.00
VAT Value 43.20
Gross Value 259.20

from http://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 21:52 #10 

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Mick
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Don't forget your 15% Community Membership discount. viewtopic.php?style=14&f=39&t=2069

Posted 23 Apr 2011, 21:55 #11 

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Arctic
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Mick wrote:Don't forget your 15% Community Membership discount. viewtopic.php?style=14&f=39&t=2069


Hi Mick think you have just made my mind up for me now will have to get intouch with them and see when they are back at work.
Whom do i get my discount code off please. Arctic.

Posted 24 Apr 2011, 00:51 #12 

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Arctic wrote:
Mick wrote:Don't forget your 15% Community Membership discount. viewtopic.php?style=14&f=39&t=2069


Hi Mick think you have just made my mind up for me now will have to get intouch with them and see when they are back at work.
Whom do i get my discount code off please. Arctic.


You have a PM

Posted 24 Apr 2011, 08:42 #13 

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Arctic
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Made this trolly/jacking pad out of some timber i had left from when i put our decking down last year. :D
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Now with carry handles for ease.
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Then decided to had some wheels i found in the shed. ;)
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Also made a choc for the wheels :thumbsup:
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Turn it over and you have a trolly to roll yourself under the car if you need to do so, this should also be able to be used on grass will bring it to next nano meet if anyone wants to use it gives that little bit of xtra lift to the trolly in height and the trolly wheels can get a good grip with out slipping.
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Got Bruno to test it out for me :lol:
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Arctic.

PS Mick got my PM cheers.

Posted 24 Apr 2011, 21:59 #14 

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SpongeBob
That's a great bit of handy work that. Looks just the job! :thumbsup:

Posted 24 Apr 2011, 22:01 #15 

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Arctic
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SpongeBob wrote:That's a great bit of handy work that. Looks just the job! :thumbsup:


Hi Simon cheers should do dandy :)

Posted 24 Apr 2011, 22:14 #16 

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stroheim
Mick wrote:
Arctic wrote:
Mick wrote:Don't forget your 15% Community Membership discount. viewtopic.php?style=14&f=39&t=2069


Hi Mick think you have just made my mind up for me now will have to get intouch with them and see when they are back at work.
Whom do i get my discount code off please. Arctic.


You have a PM

Nice solid job you could earn yourself a few quid with the dog with more training to appear in 'you been framed'

Posted 30 Apr 2011, 15:02 #17 

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raistlin
This bank holiday weekend I shall be mostly fitting my headlamp self-levelling sensors and modifying my LSM (Light Switch Module) :)
Paul

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Posted 30 Apr 2011, 17:53 #18 

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Arctic
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Changed my EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve) yesterday to one i brought sometime back and cleaned, i have now cleaned the one i have just taken off ready to change again if and when necessary in near future take a look at the gunk inside the chamber which it fits to, and the breather pipe.
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deeper view of inside all these were cleaned out
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Also while doing this i noticed this mess below by the bottom of the altenator so at sometime in it's life the O-rings must have popped this is guess mind not 100% sure.
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Another good reason to change those intercooler O-rings to viton ones quick easy job when you have a spare 30mins or so.

Posted 30 Apr 2011, 18:32 #19 

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Arctic
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Hi All
Today i am scrapping the facia boards and eves on the house ready to be painted tomorrow if i dont manage to get round to it today :roll: ho and washing the car again because it is covered in the pollen dust :-x seems this is now my daily job wonder how long for :!: bit of lawn mowing also while cooking the sunday dinner who said men cant multi task :hail: we are a new breed :lol: hope everyone as a good one :cheers:

Posted 01 May 2011, 10:38 #20 

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