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few things to do before summer
« on: 22:37, Wed 21 March 2012 »

So i started jotting a few things down that i wanted to do to the little 5 to get her back on the road for summer and ended up with a large list some of which I've listed below lol

steering rack boots (both)
track rod ends (both)
ball joints (both)
poly bush lower arms
poly bush anti roll bar
brake lines (braided)
bleed brakes/clean up discs
under-seal whole car
re-align exhaust
heat wrap exhaust under/near gear shift leaver
change oil
fit new sump plug & washer
fit oil cooler kit
fix cooling fan fault
re-new throttle cable return spring
re-new throttle cable
door pins and bushes (both sides)
clean T cut & polish whole car
lower rear end to match the front
re-connect up spot lights
temp spray front bumper to match rest of car
fix wiper/washer stalk

that's all i can remember at the mo but no doubt it will grow a bit longer!!


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Re: few things to do before summer
« Reply #1 on: 14:41, Thu 22 March 2012 »
Step 1. Check bank balance.
Step 2. Brace yourself for hours of toil under bonnet..
Step 3. Make cup of tea and start work.

Thats a good sized list chap. Good luck with that. What colour red is your Five? Is it Capsicum?


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Re: few things to do before summer
« Reply #2 on: 23:58, Sat 24 March 2012 »
lol yeah something like that i'd hate to add up all the receipts i have for bits I've bought for it in the last 5 years.  
I'm unsure what colour red it is but should find out really so i can temp spray the front bumper, but then when funds allow i will be getting the whole car re-sprayed.

 nice day today so some work on the 5 was done. from the list above i have checked off items 1,2,3,4,5,8,14,20,22, had an issue with one of the lower arm bolts but nothing the old angle grinder couldn't sort!! lol soaked the rear torsion bars in prep for next weekend when i will have a go at lowering it a bit, cooling fan was just a relay which i have about 5 or 6 spare.

the old steering boots

and old track rod ends

new arms ready to fit

pic of the coil-overs i fitted a few months ago

got the under seal out and did the car too

productive day really even though got held up by that bloody stuck bolt  :lol: