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    Wingz123 reacted to jonny69 in Ford Fiesta Help pleeeeeeeeeeeease!   
    VSS is not the same as the ABS sensor. VSS sends the vehicle speed to the speedo and ECU. ABS tells the ECU if one wheel has locked but it can’t tell it how fast the vehicle is moving. 
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    Wingz123 reacted to sierraman in Ford Fiesta Help pleeeeeeeeeeeease!   
    Plugged into the gearbox usually facing the front, don’t know if they’re the same as the Mk1 Focus but they were a right twat to get out. I’ve not heard of them being an issue on the Fiesta though, are you sure if it’s not instrument cluster related? 
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    Wingz123 reacted to Stanky in Ford Fiesta Help pleeeeeeeeeeeease!   
    for £7 its got to be worth a bash?
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    Wingz123 reacted to Split_Pin in Ford Fiesta Help pleeeeeeeeeeeease!   
    @sierraman may know, he is well up on 90s and 00s Fords.
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    Wingz123 reacted to bunglebus in Operation mingebag is a go.   
    Not catching deadly diseases and smelling other people's farts on the train - £priceless
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    Wingz123 reacted to andyberg in TACUMA love or hate?   
    Tacuma got a good old polish today, does look better. But has anyone got advise on the best way to keep the paint looking good? Do I need an electric polisher? Did make me notice the door rubbing strip more though. A quick search on ebay turned up a couple of sets for £52, but in Germany and also only in black. I feel they may just have to stay as they are, I am not confident enough to paint them. 


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    Wingz123 reacted to Wack in 12 months in with a 2007 Mercedes E280 CDI   
    Only one disappointment , on another forum a guy asked if I'd found the secret electric CD player access, touch the silver button and you get Bentley style electric access to the 6 disc CD player
     

     
    Not on the peasant edition you don't , you get a box to hide your pound coins in
     

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    Wingz123 reacted to Wack in 12 months in with a 2007 Mercedes E280 CDI   
    Picked this up a couple of weeks ago ,one owner, 64,000 miles FSH, surprisingly passed over by a number of members of the forum because ,resale silver with black interior , not advertised off the forum or I'm 100% sure it'd have sold in 30 minutes.
    By a stroke of luck the mini I had was bought by a breaker almost in the same town so easy enough to drive down in one and drive back in this, It was over 32 degrees going down in a car with no AC , coming back I felt like a king rather than a sweaty pig
    Not much to report, everything works , 2 weeks in I love it more that that cool drive home , it's so easy to drive and I keep finding things I didn't know it had, like front parking sensors, headlight washers , auto folding rear headrests.
    Gearbox changes are barely noticeable , it came with a service bill for £780 just over 1000 miles ago so I assume that included a gearbox oil change
    It's quick enough rather than being sporty and great on diesel , I don't know if it's lower than standard as the tyres seem to be well into the wheel arches , boot is massive
    After the mini my wife said she wanted something bigger with 4 doors, as I reversed it on the drive I think she was regretting that.
    I have built up a picture of the previous owner , I've found a whistler laser detector, driving gloves and the car is de badged
     


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    Wingz123 reacted to Tetleysmooth in Project Murky Merc   
    Looking nice Ken.
    A credit to James and your good self.
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    Wingz123 got a reaction from Coprolalia in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 reacted to gadgetgricey in Citroen C8 - Best £360 I've spent   
    If you were local we could have a test fitting. Though at the rate the wife is acquiring tat, wont be long before I'm dispatched to London to fetch something.
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    Wingz123 got a reaction from rainagain in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 got a reaction from Burnside in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 got a reaction from Angrydicky in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 reacted to richbraith in Tipo returns!   
    There's a K plate Formula 5 door rotting away on a driveway near me, my stepson and I are trying to get up the courage to go and knock, but it looks like something out of a low budget slasher movie.  Wouldn't mind the interior, if we don't get murdered.
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    Wingz123 reacted to Parky in New to me, Bini Cooper diesel   
    Lots of these have the double bonnet stripes.  Personally if I were to consider striping one up, I would go Martini
     

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    Wingz123 reacted to jon.k in 106 garage ornament   
    I bet that's quite fun. The S1 106 has aged really well.
    The only one I've been in was a 1.4? early diesel, so a little bit different to yours.
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    Wingz123 got a reaction from purplebargeken in Project Murky Merc   
    Wheel cover haha
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    Wingz123 got a reaction from loserone in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 got a reaction from Corks finest in Project Murky Merc   
    How to check the oil level on your Mercedes without the benefit of having a good ol'fashioned dipstick!
     
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    Wingz123 got a reaction from Fat_Pirate in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 got a reaction from eddyramrod in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 reacted to Robson3022 in Project Murky Merc   
    Looks a billion times better!!! 
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    Wingz123 got a reaction from Carlosfandango in Project Murky Merc   
    So today was a productive day....
    We did plan to get more done (clay barring and polishing/waxxing but I think our plans were a bit ambitious! 
    Ken pulled up and having just completed a 60 mile trip and the engine nice and hot I set about removing the engine cover and cracking on with the changing of the glow plugs. 4 obviously being a 4 cylinder (C220 CDi 150bhp) the first came out perfectly. Swapped, copper grease and back in. The second and third however just kept on turning. I tried to shock them by tapping the extension that was on the plug but alas it made no difference. The 4th came out perfectly. So of the 4 glow plugs I was only able to swap the rear two. Once done and the engine started the glow plug light disappeared within seconds just as it should do. Previously it was staying on for nearly a minute after the engine was started. The glowplugs that came out were covered in carbon on the tips indicating they were not getting up to temperature properly during the ignition stage. 
    Success 1!
    Onto job 2......I inspected the brake fluid. It was black and not looking great. I proceeded to go through the system starting at the wheel furthest away etc flushing through fresh dot 4 brake fluid. It was filthy and the fresh fluid going in will certainly improve the feel of the pedal. Ken confirmed pedal now feels great!!
    Success 2!
    Onto job 3.....with the passenger side front wheel off we started unscrewing the bolts holding the passenger side wing on. For those of you that have followed this thread from the beginning will remember just how rusty both wings were. They really let the car down and Ken had sourced 2x very tidy non rusty replacements in the correct shade of silver. Wheel arch liners and sill cladding had to be removed in order to access the bolts (several of which snapped because RUST!).
    You'll be able to see in the pictures that replacing the wings has dramatically improved the appearance. A good mop and polish and this really will be a lovely thing. Ken was pretty impressed with my AutoSmart Tardis which removed some glue residue and tar spots with minimal effort. 




    Success 3!
    Job 4 was drivers door swap. This was time consuming and required stopping and swapping of loom from door to door and fit, adjust and assess several times to ensure the panels gaps were as they should be and not way off. 

    Overall this was a success too...Success 4!..
    Took some patience routing the wiring through the rubber insulation as large fingers and small holes do not really go together!
    It could do with a little more fettling to get the alignment perfect. It is 95% there - we left it that, we were both very hungry and very tired!
    Here are some pictures. As you can see looks way better. 
    The only rust now on the car is a tiny bit on the bottom of the passenger door and a bit at the bottom on the rear quarters....hopefully they wont be too difficult to address



    And Ken showing my daughter his cats...

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    Wingz123 reacted to purplebargeken in Project Murky Merc   
    Groupon air con voucher used. Aircon is now frosty cold, however, the report said that tge system has nil pressure initially and that might indicate a pin hole leak, so they could not say how long I have the cold for
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