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Did a complete engine rebuild, rings, seals ,gaskets, belts, pumps the whole lot only to have a ladydriver run up my rear on way to work! 153000km. Motor is sweet and crisp. Backend oh well thats another story!
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Fitted some ebay Xenon HIDs to my GT - 55w 4300K according to the seller, but they still look a bit blue to me. I haven't seen them in the dark yet so maybe they'll get better with use.

I shouldn't really complain though at 14.99 they cost less than I paid for the Osram "Night Breaker bulbs" I put in a couple of winters back and at least twice as bright from what I can judge in daylight.

I'll give them a trial round some lanes near me tonight to see if they need any more adjustment. But so far very happy.
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Booked my GT in for its MOT tomorrow, fingers crossed!
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It passed! Only 3 advisories, 2 of which for tyres, one for some perished rubber on the rear arm bushes.
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Another weight off your mind I guess?
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It passed! Only 3 advisories, 2 of which for tyres, one for some perished rubber on the rear arm bushes.
Ra!
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Another weight off your mind I guess?


Like having a poo
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Fantastic way to describe it!
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Think the wear on the inside of the rear tyres and the worn bushes go together too! All stuff I knew about though so nothing new to worry about
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Hardwired both my Dashcam, and Satnav in yesterday.

Satnav wiring hidden down from the top fans, to behind the ashtray, and the dashcam routed along the headliner and into the boot. Making use of the second fag lighter socket.

No more messy wires
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Hardwired both my Dashcam, and Satnav in yesterday.

Satnav wiring hidden down from the top fans, to behind the ashtray, and the dashcam routed along the headliner and into the boot. Making use of the second fag lighter socket.

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dashcam? what do you use it for .....and lets have a photo then
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"dashcam? what do you use it for"

In Russia they use them to film meteors crashing into the earth's surface
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Today I have accidentally learnt that the GT has "follow me home lights" if you give the main beam a flick with ignition on and engine off the lights stay on for 30 seconds
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dashcam? what do you use it for .....and lets have a photo then
There be nutters on the roads here..

I'll get a pic when its light
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Today I have accidentally learnt that the GT has "follow me home lights" if you give the main beam a flick with ignition on and engine off the lights stay on for 30 seconds
Very useful where we live as we're currently in darkness as they have never switched our one and only street light on.
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Got parking sensors sorted by Roy at RPM Motor Services (formerly of Auto Italliana), then this afternoon I stripped down the EGR, cleaned it out, replaced with a new restrictor plate, and cleaned out the MAP sensor too!
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Was planning to have a go at replacing the arb drop links before the MOT later this month. It stopped raining at lunchtime and brightened up, so I thought I would give it a go. I got a far as jacking the car up, removing the wheel and loosened the nut on the top link when it started pi$$ing it down again. Put the wheel back and dropped the car, getting pretty wet in the process......

Try again tomorrow morning!!!!
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I broke my clutch!
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Got the arb drop links done this morning.

It was a bit fresh at 9.00am and managed to wake up the neighbours as I triggered the alarm when jacking it up. Forgot I had not unlocked the car first - doh!!

Hopefully all now OK for the MOT......
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