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PostSubject: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:18 pm

Had quite a busy day yesterday...when i finally got to garage and sorted out all the tools i needed and jacked car and placed on axle stands.. I removed the oil pressure bolt from my turbo and replaced it with the new lesser pressure one...(having to remove my heatshield and 90deg silicone pipe and actuator to do the job then refit all) .. JOB DONE..

Then removed the precat and replaced it with a decat pipe...when i removed my precat there was no gasket between the turbo and the precat,but i bought a new one when i bought the decat pipe..
this made it even harder to fit back together as it kept poping off just as i got them near each other...(bit of a stupid idea really) ..no exhaust leak .JOB DONE..

Then removed the front Calipers and caliper carriers for painting..(pads were coming to the end of life) .. JOB DONE..

Then took off brake discs (came off well easy) and fitted my new painted grooved and dimpled discs..JOB DONE..

Got back home and used an electric drill with a wire brush attachment to clean up the caliper and carriers for painting...(thats todays job..)

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:00 am

Bloodyhell you have been busy !
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:02 am

i love that hard work on a zaf great times
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:46 am

sounds like you had a good day mate . what colour you painted them or we got to wait for the pics lol .
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:48 am

keep us updated mate and dont forget the all important pics

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:35 pm

totally cleaned and Painted the complete front calipers off the car over yesterday 6 coats..halfords RED brake paint.. (Discs already painted and on car)
today im going to refit the front calipers and the new red stuff pads and remove my bonnet grill to paint it black behind the grill..
This afternoon i am going over to taunton to see matt, Milly gsi,s hubby as he works for a well known tyre etc company and have 4 new millenium directional tryes fitted to my new wheels..(i know that Matt will fit the tyres without causing any damage to the wheels , not like my local tyre fitters who dont really care if they scratch your wheels at all.)
Then will put 2 front wheels on.. and turn car around in garage.
then jack up car and remove rear calipers for painting and fit new discs..
Then the car is ready for the new exhaust to be fitted too..but that will be tomorrows job..

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:33 pm

hope all goes well mate . two more busy days comeing up then . cant wait for some pics when your done. i am still waiting for me dump valve to turn up from lmf. 5 days delivery thats now 9 with the weekend if it ent here tomoz will email them and see whats going on all good fun .
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:45 pm

A few pics..



first i grew some new parts..



Then i fitted them to th Zaf..(fronts done Backs to go)

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:39 am

looking good.. matt said your popping over his work today
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:49 am

well this afternoon i went all the way to taunton a whole 18 miles in sons astra gsi with my 4 new wheels in car , to have milly-gsi's hubby Matt fit 4 brand new tyres on them...and i have added this pic just to show you what a great job Matt did...



A big Thankyou goes out to Matt, milly's hubby for a grand job..

(still got the lube to wash off)

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:51 am

brakes in red i like it banging job like the detail supersterl
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:53 am

Thankyou mr ZAFINATOR

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:15 am

them brakes are looking very good and different, love the wheels ster cant wait to see them fitted

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:22 am

madgezza wrote:
them brakes are looking very good and different, love the wheels ster cant wait to see them fitted

thankyou mr madgezza

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:24 am

the brakes look awsome sterl what a job but sorry im always honest not to keen on the wheels but the brakes im very impressed good work mate!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:12 pm

cheers for that tom....i didnt think the wheels would be to everyones taste..but just had to change from snowflakes and the usual VXR wheels and general star shaped wheels (like penta style) like all the others have fitted..will see how they look when fitted to Zaf...

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:42 pm

love the discs etc mate job . rims look nice to. be good to see um on the bus for its new look.
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:15 am

matt said your more then welcome sterl, glad to help
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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:03 am

how did u do the discs?

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:06 am

tomZ20LET wrote:
how did u do the discs?

used halfords high temp paint ...with a small 1/4 inch artist brush and little tiny model brushes for the grooves..(3 Coats applied)

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:08 am

look awsome

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:15 am

this morning bled front brakes and fitted front wheels..then tested front brakes ,tidied garage ready to do rear brakes total..

this afternoon went to friends Garage and he fitted my Miltek cat back for me..Gave him £30 to fit it..

from this

to this

then drove back into my garage and jacked up rear of zaffy and completely removed both rear calipers .. ready to clean and paint tomorrow and took off both discs ready to fit new ones tomorrow..

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:16 am

tomZ20LET wrote:
look awsome

thanks Tom..

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PostSubject: Re: Changed some bits,,yesterday..   Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:19 am

This is how my front end looks at moment..







front or back ??


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