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    Weekend DIY

    Arvo,

    Thought I would share my weekend jobs. I'm a novice when it comes to ' car mechanic stuff' so was pleased that I managed to do them all. Those thinking of doing any of these just do them as they are quite easy and straightforward to do, thought not all are useful....

    1. Fix rear washer jet

    Cost: 22
    Time: 45 mins
    Usefullness: 9/10 - I can see!
    Ease of fix: 8/10 - very straightforward to do

    2. Fit new rear mudguards

    Cost: 33
    Time: 30 mins
    Usefullness: ?/10 - waiting to try them out with some wet weather
    Ease of fit: 7/10 - jacking up and removing the wheels was the worst it got

    3. Fit new Samco Upper Hoses

    Cost: 150
    Time: 30 mins
    Usefullness: ?/10 - will have to wait to get the other one fitted
    Ease of fit: 5/10 - only done one hose, tried wrong size clip to start with, cut my hand and dropped the screwdriver

    4. Fit new MAF

    Cost: 100
    Time: 10 mins
    Usefullness: 8/10 - definitley a marked improvement and the lumpy idle has gone.
    Ease of fit: 7/10 - removing air box was the bugger

    5. Fit new rear aero wiper

    Cost: 15
    Time: 5 mins
    Usefullness: 6/10 - Have to say that the clearing properties are excellent compared to the old one and looks remarkably better
    Ease of fit: 9/10 - spary some WD40 to loosen

    6. Fit TT Pedals (a, b and c)

    Cost: 30
    Time: 60-90 mins!!!!
    Usefullness: 4/10 - Do look better and a bit more bling!
    Ease of fit: 3/10 - nearly left it as metal pedals as I got so pissed off. Removal of old ones very easy. Brake is straightforward over the top as is the Accelerator, but the clutch one got me. You have to reshape/bend/pull/swear/kill it to get it on correctly!

    7. Fit new Filters (Air and Pollen)

    Cost: 20
    Time: 15 mins
    Usefullness: 6/10 - time will tell as I intend to change every 10k but does help as heard inside and with the new TIP that was fitted.
    Ease of fit: 6/10 - The pollen one can be a bit of a bugger to get in and out. The air filter is very straight forward just refitting the lid took the most time.
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    You don't need to remove the airbox to fit the new MAF!

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    Like jester,

    Just Pm'd you mate, a couple of moments of your time please..

    Cheers

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    what was wrong with the jet wash? how did you fix it?

    Mine has thaa problem near the rear inner arch

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    6. Fit TT Pedals (a, b and c)

    Cost: £30
    Time: 60-90 mins!!!!
    Usefullness: 4/10 - Do look better and a bit more bling!
    Ease of fit: 3/10 - nearly left it as metal pedals as I got so pissed off. Removal of old ones very easy. Brake is straightforward over the top as is the Accelerator, but the clutch one got me. You have to reshape/bend/pull/swear/kill it to get it on correctly!



    lol I think mine took 5-10 mins including getting the car out of the garage lol was told they can be a bugger but mine went on a treat you just need to show them who`s boss
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Clach; no worries PM sent

    Aky; Only removed the top half, it seemed a lot easier to get both screws out rather than leaving it as is.

    Abdus; Fixed the rear wiper jet as per this thread

    Fingermouse; True the first two took about 10 mins but the clutch one......jesus did i lose it!!!
    Jester
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    The pedal rubbers need to be warm, then it's easy (once you're trying to put them on the right pedals and the correct way around)

 

 

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