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#76 bigmunkynutz

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

Received my new machine polishing pads :D

Off all next week and the weather forecast looks great so I'm gonna clay, buff and rewax the car and remove some swirl marks that were there from collection at fords.

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#77 Beedy192

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

Send a picture once all done and looking amazing. We have a forecast that involves no rain so think I may clean mine also. £150 for a full system at that price I'm in haha not bad at all. I was looking into the mountune upgrade 140ps and also 155ps worth the money or?



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:52 PM

The £150 was a special deal as i'm offering my car as a test dummy, saying that 20-25% off is a massive saving so get your name down on the list if your interested.

 

As for the mountune, they are good and the biggest benefit is it didn't effect your warranty, as you are outside warranty period i would consider your options.

 

MR155 £1745 Including VAT plus 7 hours labour (not a clue on price here but at £50 p/h thats another £350) - £2095

 

Alternatively

 

J1 induction Circa £200 5-10 bhp

Superchips bluefin circa £300 +13bhp 16nm

Mongoose Full system exhaust (manifold back) Circa £800-£900 with the 20-25% discount

 

£1400ish quid there leaves you £750 to buy lowering kit or big brake kits...



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:56 PM

taken all the doors off, windscreen out and de rusted round where the windscreen was. Rust treated and primed it



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:07 AM

You know your stuff I need to get a full pricing for what I want and then get all the cash together

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

Snow foamed and washed the car today followed by a quick clay bar and then taped the car up ready for the machine polishing tomorrow.

Hoping to have some High def pics taken after I have had the exhaust done later this week.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:19 AM

I got new 3-tonne axel stands, jacked the car up and fitted a Jaguar - x type rear bottom engine mount (the old one was worn out) no "clicking" going into reverse/ forward, gearchange is slicker and no "death rattle" when i stop the engine, the new mount probably takes a few nano-seconds off the 0-60 and i read that a good mount helps the MPG

 

Its from a petrol X-type, so it's supposed  to be stiffer than a diesel one (bought it cheap on ebay, a "steal" at £20) the diesel is supposed to require a more compliant ("squidgier"?) mount, because of the vibration of the diesel engine, and the petrol (v6) gets a stiffer (more ridgid) one because the engine is smoother, and the stiffer mount transmits the torque reaction of the engine more efficiently

 

The stiffer (for petrol engines) mount is a lot more refined than the old (kaput) diesel one though   



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:58 PM

Machine polished the whole car today, finished by applying megs #7 show glaze, just need to rewax in the morning and will post up pics!

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:11 PM

Washed mine with some good ole Aldi shampoo :P



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:39 PM

Received my wing mirrors yesterday so have sprayed panther black and gloss top coat, should be able to fit when I get my car back from the mongoose install and Collins performance dyno run (maybe with a remap if I'm in luck)

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

Fitted the black mirror caps whilst waiting around at Collins Perormance, and picked car up with new exhaust :D

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

Another shot of the mirror caps, can't wait for a remap now :D

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:38 PM

I polished one panel and gave up, I really cannot be bothered shifting a car full of tar.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:43 PM

Can't do anything to my car as it's parked in the Station garage until I finish my G8 duties on monday.
Nice drive down from Liverpool docks in a Transit van and back home for teatime :D

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

I polished one panel and gave up, I really cannot be bothered shifting a car full of tar.

Do you have tar & glue  remover - it comes off easy with that  



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