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An Englishman's shed hides many mysteries.
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Yes....... That engine splash shield looked brand new as well.
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Yes....... That engine splash shield looked brand new as well.
I am a great believer on keeping things on a "Come in handy one day " basis. Much to the chagrin of my long suffering better half who like most wives, will nevc=ver fully unbderstand me...

Come in handy yes! They often do for countless times. Like today when some spare 620ti Boost Hoses and Intercooler came in handy.

Have a butcher's :~

Came in handy today on my 620ti

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Wives and girlfriends always like to throw away things. I sometimes hide some stuff so that they don't get thrown away .
I recently bought a new drill and I forgot to hide the old one. I have been looking for it and I can't find it. I think it might have been thrown away.
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Got flashed by someone the other day when driving on side lights. It was dusk and I only put them on to be seen more easily. Thought about this so stopped up the road and got out to look and N/S LED side light had failed.

So this morning got the spare one out and fitted it. Noticed the O/S one is flickering so it seems these ones are of poor quality. Will be buying to new better ones soon.


Whilst under the bonnet checked fluid levels .................................... all fine.
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right i know its a 800 but didnt want to start a new thread just seen it and thought DAMMM.....a man after my own heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NEskpWsMkI
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Tell you what I did to two of mine today :~


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new rear pads and reset the hand break breaking feels better and the hand brake is much better n even now i think lol
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new track are order of the day will be taking it down to garage to get tracked up right. one shiny red track rod same for other side [IMG][/IMG]
and fitted [IMG][/IMG]
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brand new front lower arms both side and it feels great now all in prep for mot thats coming up in a week
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Not my 620ti but my son's 200,000 miler. Today I helped with some tools and a bit of advice here and there when my son renewed the Timing and Auxiliary Drive Belts on his 620ti.

Despite near incessant cold rain and working outside mainly alone, started at 1400 and was finished just as it was getting dark. I was impressed and by doing it himself, saved himself a nice few quid.

My son ( MetroMartin on here ) plans to tour the snowy parts of mainland Europe with the car at the end of the month with my other son and a friend. He is wise to give his car the onceover before the trip on the Continent.
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It's always a good feeling of satisfaction when you do it successfully.
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need my timing doing to and a road trip sounds cool but this is what iv done to day [IMG][/IMG] fitted now d bushes in poly form lol
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Thumbs up Another 620ti passes the MoT Test.

The car I've been devoting some TLC to since I got it last month passed the MoT Test today. Pleased about that as the badly worn Turbocharger I replaced shot loads of engine oil into the Exhaust system. This is the tidy example :~



For those who have not seen the "project" thread for this car, here it is :~

Youm got a blown turbo mate ...

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Not today, but sometime ago I removed lots of useful parts from a 620ti which I could not sell complete at the time. Anyway, needing to locate some of those useful parts I spent an hour in my double garage which because of the ongoing Extension Building much delayed by the wettest winter on record, is now a form of madness because of all the stuff which has migrated into it! ...

Even so, I found a load of bits and bobs I knew I had plus some other useful bits I'd forgotten about Yes, I did have a complete set of 600 Fog Lights, their Relay and Double Switch plus the all important little bits of steel mounting brackets which are a silly price on Rimmer Bros listings ~ that is if they are still available. The other useful item I was after was the double hose assembly which connects to the Valve for the Heater Matrix. Glad I found that.

I also connected both Fog Lights to a spare battery. Despite being in need of a clean, they both work!"
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they are on my want list mine have rotted
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i no its not every ones cuppa tea but the title does say what have you done today and this is what iv done 1st off the old air filter was a black a the ace of spades so i changed it for this and it was cheap to im not doing it for power reasons but the sound and the fact i can clean it and a cold air feed to it also carrying on with the red ect i also got a set of red led strips with a switch so off and on when i what but does go off with the key so no dead batteries lol [IMG][/IMG]
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brand new front lower arms both side and it feels great now all in prep for mot thats coming up in a week
that's my next job
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Haven't done anything yet but bought 4 new NGK BKR6E spark plugs from Eurocarparts for a total of only 7, very good price. Thanks to Ray_S for letting me now Eurocarparts had them. I previously used to buy them from Halfords who used to rob me by charging 22 for the same product - daylight robbery. I have already re-gapped them to 0.85mm as stated in the service manual. NGK sells them gapped to 0.8mm as some other makes of cars also use this plug so the gap is not pre-set i.e it needs to be re-gapped. I haven't installed them yet but I will, when the weather calms down.

I have also ordered a thermostat from Rimmerbros as the current one seems to be either partially stuck open or is very slow to close as after the car has warmed up to the middle mark on the temperature gauge, the pointer on the gauge will fall down to the quarter region when driving down a hill and return back to normal (middle zone of gauge) when stood in a traffic jam for example, a classic example of a failing thermostat. Or I might have a super efficient cooling system . Temperature gauge should stay bang on in the middle after the car has warmed up though, it shouldn't fall if the thermostat is doing what it is supposed to do properly. I am still getting good hot air from the car's heater though so I might have caught the thermostat just as it started to fail open. Always good to look at all your gauges to inform you of what's happening. Thermostat is also very cheap only about 6 from Rimmerbros for OEM, so waiting for it to arrive, most likely Monday.

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just gave the car boot & under the back seat a good hoover & a clean , went to borrow a jack ( he wasn't in ) as I was going to attempt the handbrake , from inside the car I loosend of the Nut that takes the slack up pumped the footbrake & low & behold the handbrake seems to work went to a hill by me & applied the hand brake & it held ? but that was on quiet a few notches , tightend the nut up & it went at a angle again so now I am thinking is it the cable stretched ? just want to get it in the air so I can check if each wheel is working .... noticed a bit of rust by the rear door at the bottom by the sill which I think needs welding & filling well at least I have till june to do it
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