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  1. Today I finally fit the VTi 15s. A bit of confort is def gone, but it does feel more planted and solid.
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  2. Couldn't resist taking a purple pic when the sun came out during a car wash today. Good wash and wax, and some vacuuming action as well. Also, got the gummi phledge out to revive the rubbers and plastic. Such great stuff. Comes up like new...
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  3. Not really had money for wheels yet with my other project demanding deep pockets. But have been trying to fix all the niggles and sort anything I wasn't happy with. Looks pretty mint now bar a couple tiny car park dents which I'll likely get looked at one day. Had one side of it painted as the dealer painted the sliding door and it was terrible. Much better now. Replaced door cable for the left power sliding door as that was nakard and door decided it wasn't going to s**t 2 days after car arrived. Lol. New aluminium radiator as had a weep. Was a pain in the a*s to fit tbh and wasn't made for the car. Had to improvise. Looks like it grew there though. Happy.
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  5. Engine block fully stripped and packed up to send off to CPL racing to get machine work done and a new set of CP forged pistons.
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  6. Pleased to hear that mate - good to get it sorted out. Properly weird about that bolt though - I guess that something always has to be a pain when you're doing a job though.
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  7. lol just noticed this! I meant to post that in Poppy's thread! It's Poppy who passed her MOT, DD's isn't due till next month lol
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  8. Not heard of a J-pipe before mate. Yeah, if it's even touching it in the slightest, the vibration will give louder noise. So, got the standard pass side back box, and got the mid section heated up and knocked back into shape so they fit like a glove together. Well Happy! Fitting it wasn't easy as the standard exhaust has a fair bit of weight to it, but Gayle gave me a hand and we got it on. That bloody extra bracing reared its ugly head again! Even though I had fired the torx bolts in and out loads of times after fitting the stainless exhaust, and covering the bolts in copper grease before hand, one bloody bolt had siezed solid! I mean "how????" Impact gun wouldn't even shift it (in the end it destroyed the torx head). Don't understand why it stuck, the rest came out ok. And when fitted, the threads were so clean/free you could do them all the way up by your fingers then do the final torque with the ratchet, so puzzles me. Did manage to swivel the grace around enough to give just enough room to get the exhaust past it. Fired her up, no leaks at all, exhaust sounds perfect! Nice and quiet, although if giving her beans, you still get a very subtle gurgle on over run which is exactly what we wanted. Picks up really nice too, can hold a conversation easily with passengers, and can hear the supercharger whine again!! Oh, can also hear the annoying squeak from the dash that I had forgot about, but can fix that by either fitting some felt to the back of the trim where it goes on the dash........or turn the radio up louder! lol Poppy is now driving sweet, ready for some summer fun!
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  9. Karen's car was in getting a new flexi last week at the same place I got my back box done last year, and they said the only real option was to put in a J pipe to kill the resonance. I've actually got a feeling it's resting on the arb and that's why it's so noisy inside - it's not actually that loud an exhaust.
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  10. Nightmare. Hope you can manage to shift it on okay, and at least you've got the other one to stick on. The new back box on the deck is a bit too loud to be honest - I like the sound, but it's a bit too much, especially for a longer journey. Gonna try adding some sound deadening to the boot.
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  11. | hydrogen is the way forward totally! Yup, can confirm. I work for an automotive company that provides testing facilities to many well known manufacturers. All I'm allowed to disclose (NDAs and stuff) is that they are not betting on EVs alone. Hydrogen definitely is on their agenda (at least some of them). But I wouldn't hold my breath yet, I'd expect we'll be well into the 2030s until it finally gets adopted by the masses. For now, E85 is our best bet (even if the mileage completely tanks). Maybe it's time to get a flex fuel setup, after all? :P
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  12. Updates are few and far between now. Pretty happy with how things are set up at the minute. Engine build is temporarily on hold as funds have been diverted to other things as they have to sometimes. But running and driving well. Wil be getting a service in the next few days. I did purchase a set of the big fig lights though. Quite please with them. Proper Bosch lamps in excellent condition. Wasn't sure how much I'd like them, but now there on personally think look great.
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