Torque Cars

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

    Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

What's the next job on your car going to be

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 11 October 2018.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,884
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    What is the next job or upgrade on your car going to be?

    Is the global recession (that's what they're calling it) affecting you?
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

    Messages:
    984
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Recession isn't affecting me. The incoming sprog is!

    However, next on my wish list is a little love on the interior. Namely the ICE. I want to convert to a double din unit and upgrade the old, tired, speakers.
    Of course best laid plans, etc... ;)
     
  3. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,424
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Well am wanting a set of wheels for my track tyres and then would like a brake upgrade to 4 piston fronts and braided lines and RBF600 fluid plus SPEED BLEEDER valves/nipples as I like to be able to bleed off some of the fluid after a hard track session.
     
    Lunchmoney likes this.
  4. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,699
    From:
    Sunny South Somerset UK
    Car:
    VW Golf GT TDi 200
    I went to open bonnet on my Golf and the cable release snapped. You can manually get in by unscrewing the badge in front grill where behind it there are 2 retaining screws to hold lock in place. Undo those and whole lock mechanism comes up with the bonnet lid. Found front section of cable was snapped along with, what turns out to be a common problem, the lock completely siezed. Replacement lock and cable ordered from main dealer as they were cheapest for a genuine part.
     
    elfin25 and Lunchmoney like this.
  5. andy206

    andy206 Track Warrior

    Messages:
    524
    From:
    stoke on trent
    Car:
    Fiesta RS Turbo
    On the ST180 it will be to fit the vudu ported exhaust manifold, and then the throttle body and inlet manifold spacers.

    On the RS Turbo im actually going out and going to fit the replacement steering wheel i recently got at a bargain price in todays 'RS Tax' enviroment, also have a new gear knob and want to refit all the trim that i had to take off/loosen to get at all the wiring etc.
     
    Lunchmoney likes this.
  6. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

    Messages:
    984
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
  7. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,699
    From:
    Sunny South Somerset UK
    Car:
    VW Golf GT TDi 200
    Ahh 19 years ago we did that mod. That was the strangest journey ever. Walking out the hospital looking at each other going "are we allowed to just walk out, with this lil human, what us!!" Slowest journey home ever taken also :lol: By the second child though it was chuck in, get home for a cuppa :lol::lol:
     
    Lunchmoney likes this.
  8. old-git

    old-git Moderator

    Messages:
    9,158
    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    In the process of fitting a Fiat Punto rear wiper motor in lieu of the OEM front motor that has died. This allows me to fit one wiper only. This saves a total of over 1.5kg in weight (OEM motor 2.25kg, Punto motor 0.8kg. plus one less blade and no drive tube etc). Basic fitting done. Need to make a couple of aluminium spacers to replace washers and cut off unused bracket. Also have to make a tapered spacer to fit between body and securing nut.

    fitting wiper motor 311018 (4).jpg
     
    obi_waynne likes this.
  9. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,884
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Wiper blades, why not just use Rain-x and dispense with them altogether? ;)
     
  10. old-git

    old-git Moderator

    Messages:
    9,158
    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    I looked into that and it wouldn't be legal. Any car with a fixed screen must be fitted with at least one automatically operated wiper cleaning the area in front of the driver.
     
    obi_waynne likes this.
  11. elfin25

    elfin25 Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    From:
    poole
    Car:
    Rover25,Golf 1.9TDi
    Thanks for the tip,so my next job is a can of WD40 around the bonnet lock and cable on the Golf.
     
  12. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,699
    From:
    Sunny South Somerset UK
    Car:
    VW Golf GT TDi 200
    Yep good preventative measure from now on I think
     
    obi_waynne likes this.
  13. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,424
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    I have a set of used Buddy Club wheels that I am painting white before they get fitted with Nankang AR1 semi slicks before I head off to the local track to learn about FWD when driven hard and fast.
     
    Lunchmoney likes this.
  14. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,884
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    FWD can be very interesting when you are used to a RWD. A lot of FWD cars have lift off oversteer which can come in jolly useful at times.
     
  15. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,424
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Obi San that's exactly the handling characteristic that I want to explore on the track and not on a public road with the stability control on :) and off.:eek:
     
    Last edited: 19 November 2018
Loading...

Share This Page

Click Here