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  1. I've seen something on here which I need to add to my "I've had that" list!
  2. Right. Most of you know how odd I am with my fleeting car ownership. Anyone fancy this? Since I've had it, I've replaced all the wipers, fitted new NGK spark plugs, new alloy wheel center caps, new pressed plates and fitted an aux input. Really drives fabulously. Almost complete history and an amazing spec. £1250 as per the original price, so I'm making a small loss
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    Screen wash

    Ha! I thought it was just me who did this "ingenious" second hand spray/screenwash tight arse emergency method. Works. WHO NEEDS SCREENWASH THEN EH?
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    Screen wash

    That goo is usually caused by people not diluting the concentrate enough. People either put it in neat too, which makes it gunk up like that. I've found the ECP stuff ok, it's pretty weak even as a concentrate and I've not had any gunk issues either
  5. Anyone want a newish headunit? 3 months old, taken out of my sister's car which she's now scrapped. Currently £50 new, £20 posted to a shiter. Sony DSX A200UI is the model number. Has the cage and iso leads SOLD
  6. Weirdly I like the look of the AA badge on it.
  7. Apparently it's going to rise to almost 25 degrees this week. Ideal time for me to get under and start spraying.
  8. I found a perfect solution instead of having to buy a new head unit and faff about fitting it. There's an input lead that directly plugs into the stock Bose system of the Mazda. Cost about £5 and I've hidden the wire to pop out the driver side, and I can plug in an aux lead into the female unit. Now I can play my songs and this lead has a mic (from Halfords) and works very well to take hands free calls too.
  9. Small update on the Mazda. Fresh set of wipers all round, and I've popped in a new set of centre caps which really make a difference. Just replaced the spark plugs too as they were due, NGK iridium. Also, fitted Bosch LED sidelights to the front and rear number plate lights as I think it really suits it. Not the stupidly powerful one's mind, just the subtle OE white look. Next is to demist the headlamps, clean the engine bay and fit a new fuel filter.
  10. Mine arrived yesterday. Just need to find the time and a warmish day to get under it and start spraying.
  11. Ah I didn't think of that. Would people advise a coat of rust converter prior to Dynax, or is it fine to wire brush and coat it with Dynax after?
  12. I honestly do not think anyone believes you're an idiot for buying blind. I have done it for at least 5 of my last purchases which have mainly all been off here, purely as I trust shiters knowing that they usually always do the "warts and all" descriptions and that we tend to look after each other. In fact, I have limited myself to just keeping to here mainly (ls400 eBay purchase aside). Perhaps there was some dishonesty or there wasn't, but it's behind you now mate. Future looks a lot better and I am genuinely eager to see this recovered and stronger than ever.
  13. This thread is turning out to be the true essence of autoshite. I love it . If I can help in any way to get you up there too, let me know.
  14. Didn't realise you'd be going to Brum! I was still on duty and could have given you a cheeky lift! Enjoy your journey back, get some ibuprofen gel for your neck when you arrive
  15. Fully makes me regret selling it. Such a brilliant car. So unpractical though
  16. Just bought 2 cans of the Dynax UB. Didn't have an idea of coverage but cheers Tamworth for the info,helped me to bite the bullet! Plan on preserving the good underside of the Mazda through the winter!
  17. Home! Well I am shattered but thoroughly enjoyed it. Car is fabulous and is so smooth and quite powerful which I am pleased with. To do list is small: fresh wipers all round, demist headlamps, spark plugs/fuel filter and pollen filter, and detail the engine bay. Covered in thin dirt which is honest! Seems to have a k&n panel filter installed too which is a bonus, I'll whip it out to confirm and then I can order the cleaning/oiling kit. Oh and install my own stereo. Genuinely chuffed with this!
  18. Wohoo. Pez shot. Now to home. Great seller and guy. Lovely car too.
  19. Never have I wanted to win so bad. Already checking flights WHILST IM MID JOURNEY TO A COLLECTION. ITS ADDICTIVE
  20. Brum achieved. Just enough time to get some lunch on the go and then 3rd leg of the journey.
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