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Shame you've decided to get rid Mark, but can I have a bonus point for correctly internet diagnosing the fault? ;)

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Too many old sheds.

1st clk update.

It initially failed its last mot with fluctuating front brakes. I think he was told they were rusty, so the garage cleaned and greased them up and probably just ran it down the bypass with a few hard stops. That was last February.

The brakes pulled up fine, but felt a little grumbly, so I took a wheel off during my cleaning session last week for a look, and could see it's would need some disks.

Picked them up from euros and fitted them yesterday.

Disks look fine from the wheel side

The side view gives a clue

Back of the left side shows some scoring and pad pickup

Drivers side was worse

Was quite pleased I'd chosen brembo disks and pads when I took the originals out and they were brembo

Was initially worried I'd been given two left disks because they look like they've got angled vanes, but couldn't find a part number for a corresponding right hand disk. Strangely enough the original disks are like this too. Seems odd to me as directional vanes usually mean they're sided while straight ones go either side. A nice touch is that the edges of the tophat and ends of the disk are painted so will hopefully stay rust free for a while.

Oh, and as a bonus, the pair of 330mm brembo disks and brembo pads came to a grand total of £109.99

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cheers,

Harry

Too many old sheds.

Full recovery was in placeMao I achieved a lap of the ring in a Fiat 500 1L hire car. Which while not as I planed did at least mean I did not miss out.

Don't get me wrong, night time and early mornings and even some quieter roads can still all be fun, but really leaning on the car to the point that there is little margin for the unexpected is simply not something I can condone anymore. I do intend to replace the Morgan as well, just have no clue as to what yet, but in the mean time I think more track days are the answer.

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integrale_evo said...

Oh, and as a bonus, the pair of 330mm brembo disks and brembo pads came to a grand total of £109.99

I was quite surprised when I did the TT and the FILs IS250 how reasonable Brembo discs and pads were. Front and rear on the TT came to just over £300 and front only on the Lexus was £120 I think.

I always remember them being a lot more.

Plus the discs had new locating screws which Indont remember getting elsewhere.

Dave!

Updated November 13, 2017 at 1:17 AM

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Markcoopers said...

The upshot is that I dropped it at a dealer this Saturday for them to sell for me. Quite a sad day, but right decision.

I'm sure it is for you mate, but in my opinion to sell a car as special as that because it needed an alternator, and generated a big bill, seems like madness. But hey :) got fk all to do with me!~

What's replacing it?

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Markcoopers said...

, but really leaning on the car to the point that there is little margin for the unexpected is simply not something I can condone anymore.

I don't think you need to push a car that hard to enjoy driving on the road.

Marv said...

Markcoopers said...

, but really leaning on the car to the point that there is little margin for the unexpected is simply not something I can condone anymore.

I don't think you need to push a car that hard to enjoy driving on the road.

Driving as precisely as I can up to that point but trying never to exceed it is part of why I enjoy fast road driving.

Good to hear you're replacing it Mark, what you looking at? Onward and upward :)

speedingfine said...

Marv said...

Markcoopers said...

, but really leaning on the car to the point that there is little margin for the unexpected is simply not something I can condone anymore.

I don't think you need to push a car that hard to enjoy driving on the road.

Driving as precisely as I can up to that point but trying never to exceed it is part of why I enjoy fast road driving.

Good to hear you're replacing it Mark, what you looking at? Onward and upward :)

Me too Chris - I see many people saying this but I still enjoy driving on the road - it helps to have nice quiet roads nearby I guess that's why a lot of people from the Southeast head up round here at weekends. For me it helps to have something cheap/'home fixable without ruining the value' to drive as well. I'm sure for many people it would be great to have something like a Lambo/Maserati/etc to drive .....but one component fail would take a lot of shine off it for me if I couldn't fix it affordably/timeously. New stuff under warranty like Golf Rs/M135is make a lot of sense for most of us....or old hot hatches/BMs/MX5s we can fix cheap ourself

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Boring car change, yes it's a BMW...

After nearly 3 years with the E46 '52' 330i I chopped it in against a '57' 320d Tourer.

I did have half an eye out for another straight 6 but there aren't many manuals around and wasn't that fussed either.

It's an Aug 07 build so just sneaked the more reliable and DPF less M47.

It's Titan silver with alcantara, 72k miles, just been MoT'd and serviced, does have a few little niggles, windscreen wiper filter seems blocked as they are spluttery and it's a common E9x fault, rear wiper is a bit lazy too.

Matt_N said...

rear wiper is a bit lazy too.

Typical BMW Touring issue - open the rear window glass and try moving it when it's separated from the motor drive. If it's stiff just use a load of WD40 or similar.

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JL said...

Markcoopers said...

The upshot is that I dropped it at a dealer this Saturday for them to sell for me. Quite a sad day, but right decision.

I'm sure it is for you mate, but in my opinion to sell a car as special as that because it needed an alternator, and generated a big bill, seems like madness. But hey :) got fk all to do with me!~

What's replacing it?

There have been a few big bills over the 3 years, but the upshot is that always need lots of labour and special tools and knowledge. I find it frustrating that I can not fix them myself easily, that is the main reason, the alternator and the recent track day were reaffirming the already made decision.
Quite fancy either an Ultima or TVR Griffith

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Fair enough, if it's the most recent bill in a series, it can knock the shine out of the ownership experience.

And it has to be an Ultima!

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Jobbo said...

Matt_N said...

rear wiper is a bit lazy too.

Typical BMW Touring issue - open the rear window glass and try moving it when it's separated from the motor drive. If it's stiff just use a load of WD40 or similar.

Yeh I had a look at that, the wiper moves freely, its the disc that the wiper arm peg locates into in the lower hatch, the spline on the motor output shaft is worn so it's just slipping, gonna JB weld it, if that doesn't work will have to swap motors.

Matt_N said...

Boring car change, yes it's a BMW...

After nearly 3 years with the E46 '52' 330i I chopped it in against a '57' 320d Tourer.

windscreen wiper filter seems blocked as they are spluttery and it's a common E9x fault, rear wiper is a bit lazy too.

It will either be the gauze attached to the tube in the tank covered in gunk or the pump is rusted up.

Cheap to replace at £8 delivered but you have to remove the front drivers wheel and wheel arch liner to remove the washer tank hidden in the arch.

Took me several attempts and half a day. :roll::D

Updated November 13, 2017 at 12:12 PM

N said...

Matt_N said...

Boring car change, yes it's a BMW...

After nearly 3 years with the E46 '52' 330i I chopped it in against a '57' 320d Tourer.

windscreen wiper filter seems blocked as they are spluttery and it's a common E9x fault, rear wiper is a bit lazy too.

It will either be the gauze attached to the tube in the tank covered in gunk or the pump is rusted up.

Cheap to replace at £8 delivered but you have to remove the front drivers wheel and wheel arch liner to remove the washer tank hidden in the arch.

Took me several attempts and half a day. :roll::D


Yeh I've seen the faff to get to the tank, hoping it's the filter gunked up.

Matt_N said...

N said...

Matt_N said...

Boring car change, yes it's a BMW...

After nearly 3 years with the E46 '52' 330i I chopped it in against a '57' 320d Tourer.

windscreen wiper filter seems blocked as they are spluttery and it's a common E9x fault, rear wiper is a bit lazy too.

It will either be the gauze attached to the tube in the tank covered in gunk or the pump is rusted up.

Cheap to replace at £8 delivered but you have to remove the front drivers wheel and wheel arch liner to remove the washer tank hidden in the arch.

Took me several attempts and half a day. :roll::D


Yeh I've seen the faff to get to the tank, hoping it's the filter gunked up.


Assuming the pump isn't past it, disconnect the washer jet hose and attach an air pump / footpump with an adapter.

GraniteV8 said...

integrale_evo said...

Oh, and as a bonus, the pair of 330mm brembo disks and brembo pads came to a grand total of £109.99

I was quite surprised when I did the TT and the FILs IS250 how reasonable Brembo discs and pads were. Front and rear on the TT came to just over £300 and front only on the Lexus was £120 I think.

I always remember them being a lot more.

Plus the discs had new locating screws which Indont remember getting elsewhere.

Dave!

For my W204 I sourced TRW front discs for £36 and Textar front pads for £23 - both OEM parts.

Doing the rears this weekend, pair of ATE discs £26 but cheap Meyle rear pads for £18.

Had a pop at resolving an irritating issue with the 997 at the weekend - iPod connector in the centre console is not functioning.

It seemed to coincide with having the sports exhaust retrofitted several months back. As they had to run the wiring for the button to make it switchable I thought perhaps they'd dislodged something in the centre console.

Annoyingly nothing looked to be disconnected or loose when I dissembled it. Weirdly the socket does seem to be receiving power as if I use a normal USB to lightning lead it charges the phone though nothing at all using the Porsche DIN & USB lead.

I now guess that maybe it is either the OEM lead or the apple iPhone 4 to lightning converter that is throwing a hissy fit :?

Having only non-DAB radio and CDs sucks :cry:

Updated November 13, 2017 at 4:12 PM

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GG said...

I now guess that maybe it is either the OEM lead or the apple iPhone 4 to lightning converter that is throwing a hissy fit :?

Having only non-DAB radio and CDs sucks :cry:

I've had quite a few iPhone 4 style leads over the years, the connector normally needs a wiggle to work and then I just buy a new one.

Dave!

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GG said...

Having only non-DAB radio and CDs sucks :cry:

Just listen to the flat-six innit! :D

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