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what did you do to your car today?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by ari666, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    They are bound to.
     
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    I been using water feed on the VK to the carby and a 27G blunt needle as a fixed jet. It is too fine a bore and prone to blocking. I took the needle out by heating the needle with the flame from a lighter and pulled the needle out of the stub with a pair of pliers. Voila now the bore is 19 gauge-ish. I had a pack of blunt needles for the project and did that to several of them and used 2 of them in line and a one way valve from the water bottle. It seems to be more reliable. It runs smoother, i get better economy and makes good power.
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    Watched it tick over the 450k km mark.
     
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    Dropped the mistress of to the repairs after being rear ended Thursday night.
     
  6. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Replaced a window regulator in the family wagon.

    First time I've done one of these.....in and out in 40 mins.

    Stealership quoted 1.5hrs labour at $240.
     
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    Late reply....that sucks.

    All back in good order ?
     
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    Yer @VS 5.0 got the car back on the Thursday after dropping her off the repair looks good but I noticed the other day that a heap of the fixings for the inner guard to rear bar are missing which is annoying.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Took it for a drive to cool it down! These 43 degree days aren't good for a car sitting in the sun.
     
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    Yeah its been stinking over here got to 35 yesterday, nearly killed me. Last week was bad enough with some days at 28 deg.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    LoL.
    When gets above about 35 nobody really does any work. Everyone just sits around in the AC and MIGHT go out for an ice cream or a Slurpee :)
     
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    Checked the water bottle for the water injection and the line going to the EGR port works well.
     
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    Took the CV8 for a quick 200km round trip to have a vineyard lunch.
    When I got there, I noticed a small dent about the size of a 10c on the top of the front guard, only noticeable from one angle with the sun on it.
    By the time I got home and put the car away in the garage, it was the size of a football, and noticeable from anywhere.
    I reckon by next weekend, it will be a write-off. Arrghhhh!
     
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    Dam, what!!!!!!!
    No!! =how = a second hand guard and paint!!!
     
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    Original guard, no paint chips, dunno how it happened or how long it has been there. Geez, I hate little dings like that.
    A bit of bog will fix it when I get animated about stone chips on the bonnet.
     
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    I'd be trying PDR before bog.
     
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    I drove the ve from Ipswich to Monto return today to pick up a puppy. 1011 kilometres, average speed 92 kilometres per hour, 10.3 kilometres per litre. Considering the hold ups I had due to towns with 50 kilometre limits and trucks that took me ages to get past I don't think it was to bad an effort
     

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