My trusty Z3 (summer daily/fun car) will retire to a car cover the end of October at which point my other daily (a newer Merc) will be my winter car.
The Z3 is desperately in need of paint correction and a couple here will have heard me say so. I have bought compounds and pads for my cheapo DA and will have a go at destroying the bonnet.
Poorboys SSR3, SSR2 and black 'ole, some of which the very talented Mr KB suggested.
I also have semi synthetic oil, filter, air filter and plugs to go in/on it. Waiting for a filter case removal thingy I stupidly (by mistake) ordered off the bay of E from bloomin China.
I also purchased a new Alpine (to me) CD/MP3/iPod player doins because the existing Kenwood loves to power off as soon as I touch it. Sensitive little ******* it is.
Plan is to do all this over the next couple of months if the China post ever arrives. Whilst replacing the CD I will add some light to the heater controls. Now it is dark in the mornings I can't see what speed the fan is until it is too late. £11 for a tiny bulb :-(
Oh and I have some coolant and sealer to add. I replaced a viscous fan coupling a few weeks ago to stop it overheating. It would get right 'ot and become a volcano of water and steam.
It has a stupid designed reservoir pushed on [tightly] to the radiator and is under some pressure. Despite it also being replaced this year it still leaks a bit, then when hot a lot.
A few weeks back on a hot day I stopped near Worsley Woods (no matter) and she (the missus) got worried thinking I wanted some exterior fun. No, the car had once again dumped all of its water (I gave up on coolant it was too expensive to fill every day). On releasing the bleed valve there was still pressure and it fell onto the lower engine cover never to be seen again.
Fortunately one of those druggie NOX canister things they get high and die on, was lying around and with the bonnet closed it sealed that vent. There is a slight inverted dent on the bonnet now but it looks good against the cracked and dull paint.
Last and not least I fitted the cat back exhaust I bought cheap on.. yes you guessed it, eBay months back because the existing (original) one was full of holes and very rusty. It sounds lovely at tickover but I am a proper chav when at speed now.