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S-max 2007 Titanium 2.0 Tdci - Queries


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Hi All,

I've actually had my Tonic blue TDCI Titanium 5 yrs and its now got 167000 miles, so its at veteran status.

The change and sudden attention is that until recently its just been just by the wife and for holidays. It was quite mint when I got it, but since the wife works at a supermarket , its full of dints & scrapes ( never totally sure whether by her or the e-jits who just aren't capable of parking ).

This situation has now changed and she has a new Citroen C1 to get bashed up at tesco whilst I'm now running the S-Max unit something major forces me to let go of it.

I'm going to treat it to some local bodyshop repairs ( kinda like a 10-dints-for-the-price-of-1 offer ) and wouldn't mind tackling the scabby 18" snowflake diamond cut alloys. It's an old car and clearly not worth chucking too much money at, so this is only a shoestring budget tidy-up exercise.

So my primary question is has anyone ever done a DIY alloy refurb on those diamond cut type rims? I'm not expecting to make them return to the original state and would be happy to let them just be gunmental/silver finish. What I don't know is how to strip them down to a suitable base finish for painting? Would a paint stripper work??

Alternatively , anyone know of any northern England ( East Lancs / West Yorks ) cheap cash-in-hand places that could do do a good job for pennies ?

Second question: I like to run my cars with a bluetooth ODBII plug installed, but on the S-Max its parked up behind a flap inside the steering stowage/pocket. Any idea's on how to access such that it can be detached loose to plug in my ELM327 plug ?


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  • 3 weeks later...

I can't help with refurbished places up north but most big companies will tackle it, to be honest a lot of online places can get you a good deal.

As for the obd, I'm doing a project at the moment, I bought am obd splitter from AliExpress, plugged it in then plugged obd into one of the ports. Now, after a bit of firm persuasion I got the little pocket door closed and have obd running.

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