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    car ready for winter.......

    Ok, so maybe not totally ready for winter, but certainly a few changes made with an eye on the winter months ahead.

    Went to National Tyres today to get 2 new front tyres fitted.......called Aly on the way hoping for a meet, coffee and a chat / catch up would be good I thought.

    Turns out he was on the motorway heading my way......passed each other on the M80 and had a friendly
    Maybe next time Aly?

    I replaced 2 front tyres today, my Continental Sport Contact 3's were down around 2.8mm with about 5mm on the back, enough for me to be concerned about changing them.

    So I went with the Barum Bravuris 2's 255 35 19 96Y XL at £299 for the pair, as against around £560 for the Conti's or similar which is what I would usually put's tight n times r hard as I'm sure they are for everyone.

    See link below......

    Tyres: Barum bravaris 2 245 40 18 97 Y XL
    The car was washed n cleaned inside n out, fluids all checked, engine compartment cleaned etc too.

    I also added a new set of Bosch wiper blades at £40 for the set.....I got them from the dealer as I was there to get another few plastic wheel nut covers as one had come off and it was really annoying

    The wheel nut covers were only around £0.40p each, quite reasonable really I thought

    She's getting collected in the am tomorrow and will be away for a new thermostat to be fitted......It seems to have been running a little cold recently and taking time to get to temp.
    To be fair though she did seem to get to temp andstay there today, so maybe its just a sticky thermostat possibly about to fail, but I'm taking no chances and it'll be done anyway.

    They''re going to cheeck the steering wheel squeak while she's in......may be the slip ring may not, could just be the cowl needs adjusted so we'll see I guess..

    The door rubbers have all been treated with Autoglym vinyl rubber dressing, hinges / bonnet catches etc all greased

    Other than that she's pretty much all good I think

    What are you guys doing to your cars for winter.
    MY2008 (58) XJ X358 2.7 Tdvi Sovereign LWB remapped to 245bhp, Black, Ivory leather interior with black piping, 20" Alloys

    MY2007 Audi A6 2.0 Tdi SE
    176bhp Stratos Blue, badged as 3.0 Tdi Quattro.Front & Rear park assist,Comms Pack High,Sline grille badge added, 19" RS4 alloys,Rear tints,Dipped bulbs 80W,Mainbeams & Foglights 100W,Number plate LED's,Interior LED's,First Aid Kit,Bootliner,Mudflaps front & rear,Calipers & hubs painted

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    Opened up doors and greased the locks and window slides....cause they froze a week back.
    Checked the drain holes were still open in the front scuttle panel.
    Up'd the screen wash ratio..
    2 new rear tyres..



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