EBC Turbo Groove Discs + GreenStuff pads on GT
finally got my EBC Turbo Groove discs+GreenStuff pads installed on my GT. they look alright, but i wouldn't say very sexy at all. and the brakes don't feel very good at the moment, but i guess it'll take some time before they settle. about 2 hours' labor to change them, and they said they didn't replace brake fluid as it is good at the moment.
well, the bad thing was actually the xenon headlight. left dipped headlight went off for some reason, and it cost me about 420 CHF (~250GBP) to change. Only the bulb was gone. I wish I had bought one online before asking them to install. They charged me 270 CHF for one bulb, while Philips D2S ColorMatchs sold for 90CHF on ebay!
and replacing one glowplug cost about 100CHF, 50 of which is for the material. though, the engine starts faster now obviously, especially when -8 celcius in the morning keeps the engine pretty cold for a while.
I guess, it is best to buy the material from Germany or UK, and ask the garage to do the installation only...
Meanwhile, a question : It is about 5-10 minutes in the morning before the engine heats up enough to let the A/C start blowing some heat. Is it dangerous to rev the engine a bit to speed up the process, will it crack the block, or should I take it like a man and drive in lower gears for a while ;-)