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Old Jan 5th, 2019, 21:55   #1671
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But every mile or two I was looking round my shoulder half expecting to see a certain Untersee-Boot following me (music background : "Jaws" theme alternating with works of Klaus Doldinger)
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Nothing but changing the oil early. I needed a load of good oil to cleanse an engine suffering a rancid, foul, 21 month old bellyful of oil.

Castrol 0W-40 European Formula.

You want excitement? I installed a new, aftermarket oil filler cap gasket. It cost 60p. 60d, no?
The old one, at 12 MY of age, was showing its age.

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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 15:00   #1673
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Replaced the e-brake hardware on my project V70XC. Was worried that the previous owner had done a number on the hub but it was fine. I really hate fiddling with that e-brake. While reinstalling, I noticed that if the shoe retainer springs don't have enough spring, the brake shoes get a bit loose. I think this could make for a really annoying rattle when going over bumps.
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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 19:05   #1674
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Checked that the PCV system was clear, using the rubber glove over the oil filler.
Slight suction, so it is working correctly.
Fitted a large number of wood trim pieces to the interior.
Centre section has some carbon accents too.
Have some extra bits left over, that I might sell, if anyone is interested. Mostly, door trim, which I already had, trim for a stereo radio cassette with CD, glove box trim and a tiptronic gear selector surround.
Photos of the full install to follow shortly.
Ordered some 15mm wheel spacers today, as since I lowered the car 40mm, the front passenger side tyre scuff the inner wheel well. Hopefully that will cure it.

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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 19:07   #1675
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Checked that the PCV system was clear, using the rubber glove over the oil filler.
Slight suction, so it is working correctly.
Fitted a large number of wood trim pieces to the interior.
Centre section has some carbon accents too.
Have some extra bits left over, that I might sell, if anyone is interested. Mostly, door trim, which I already had, trim for a stereo radio cassette with CD, glove box trim and a tiptronic gear selector surround and a light switch trim, for a car with one adjuster wheel (either no dash dim, or no lights level adjuster).
Photos of the full install to follow shortly.
Ordered some 15mm wheel spacers today, as since I lowered the car 40mm, the front passenger side tyre scuff the inner wheel well. Hopefully that will cure it.

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Mod's so far: Orpheus alloys, hands free kit, reversing camera and display screen, behind the mirror dash cam, Ocean Race wood trimmed m/f steering wheel, Polestar blue and black calipers.
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1982 760 GLE saloon
1989 740 GLE estate
1991 440 S
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Checked that the PCV system was clear, using the rubber glove over the oil filler.
Slight suction, so it is working correctly.
Fitted a large number of wood trim pieces to the interior.
Centre section has some carbon accents too.
Have some extra bits left over, that I might sell, if anyone is interested. Mostly, door trim, which I already had, trim for a stereo radio cassette with CD, glove box trim and a tiptronic gear selector surround.
Photos of the full install to follow shortly.
Ordered some 15mm wheel spacers today, as since I lowered the car 40mm, the front passenger side tyre scuff the inner wheel well. Hopefully that will cure it.

Gary
Ooooh, I like those carbon accent pieces - did they come custom cut? If so, where did you get them?
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Ooooh, I like those carbon accent pieces - did they come custom cut? If so, where did you get them?
No mate, I did them myself, with a sheet of 4D carbon vinyl wrap. Thanks though. 😉

Pretty easy to do, when the components are removed from the car.

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No mate, I did them myself, with a sheet of 4D carbon vinyl wrap. Thanks though. ��

Pretty easy to do, when the components are removed from the car.

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I fought to get that stuff onto the lower console to cover up the peeling paint. I got the job done but man, I could use some schooling on how to do the edges!
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Old Jan 12th, 2019, 00:48   #1679
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I fought to get that stuff onto the lower console to cover up the peeling paint. I got the job done but man, I could use some schooling on how to do the edges!
Warm it up with a hair dryer.
Follow the edges with a narrow, sharp blade.

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1982 760 GLE saloon
1989 740 GLE estate
1991 440 S
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Old Jan 12th, 2019, 01:20   #1680
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Warm it up with a hair dryer.
Follow the edges with a narrow, sharp blade.

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Here's something I did tonight, when I was bored.
Couple of hours work.
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1989 740 GLE estate
1991 440 S
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