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Finally utilised the towbar for something other than destroying my shins...

 

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3 hours ago, JGM said:

Finally utilised the towbar for something other than destroying my shins...

 

Looks like you need a lowered trailer to match

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On 11/12/2017 at 0:53 PM, Technikhaus said:

 

That was a quick sale!

Is the new owner on here at all?

I had a deposit on it by the end of the day of posting. Had 3 contact me in 2 days. One was from Australia! 

Not sure if he's on here but is going to continue restoring it 😊

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I had a deposit on it by the end of the day of posting. Had 3 contact me in 2 days. One was from Australia! 
Not sure if he's on here but is going to continue restoring it
I'm glad it'll be looked after!
Took me almost 2 months to sell it! Great to know that they're still wanted though.

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Got to the panel beaters just as they were closing up. 

 

Grabbed the car and headed home. Door not closed light on dash, interior light going. Hmmm ok.

 

Got her home. List as follows:

 

Bumper not blended into surrounding panels. 

Boot not blended

Wings (both upper and lower) not painted or blended. 

One of my (nearly new) gas struts has been replaced with an old one that's covered in grease 

Mudflaps over tightened, forcing the spacer through the flap.

Sti and impreza badges not reinstalled.

I had to adjust Boot latch to hold the boot closed and the door open light off.

 

This, on top of the unprofessional and rude attitude of the management staff and the fact that a 3 day repair took 7. 

 

Going to be ringing insurance company tomorrow.

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4 minutes ago, Kiwi_Fozze said:

Got to the panel beaters just as they were closing up. 

 

Grabbed the car and headed home. Door not closed light on dash, interior light going. Hmmm ok.

 

Got her home. List as follows:

 

Bumper not blended into surrounding panels. 

Boot not blended

Wings (both upper and lower) not painted or blended. 

One of my (nearly new) gas struts has been replaced with an old one that's covered in grease 

Mudflaps over tightened, forcing the spacer through the flap.

Sti and impreza badges not reinstalled.

Boot latch adjusted to hold the boot closed and the door open light off.

 

This, on top of the unprofessional and rude attitude of the management staff and the fact that a 3 day repair took 7. 

 

Going to be ringing insurance company tomorrow.

Thats appalling!!!

 

I work with panel shops as a auto glazier and the attitude some of them has is disgusting. Get your insurance to kick there arse thats bloody slack.

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1 minute ago, Westy177 said:

Thats appalling!!!

 

I work with panel shops as a auto glazier and the attitude some of them has is disgusting. Get your insurance to kick there arse thats bloody slack.

I'm at 9 weeks for this saga, starting with a stroppy islander and a hit and run just before flatnats. 

 

That and State insurance are spectacularly unhelpful about it all. Ugh.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Kiwi_Fozze said:

Got to the panel beaters just as they were closing up. 

 

Grabbed the car and headed home. Door not closed light on dash, interior light going. Hmmm ok.

 

Got her home. List as follows:

 

Bumper not blended into surrounding panels. 

Boot not blended

Wings (both upper and lower) not painted or blended. 

One of my (nearly new) gas struts has been replaced with an old one that's covered in grease 

Mudflaps over tightened, forcing the spacer through the flap.

Sti and impreza badges not reinstalled.

Boot latch adjusted to hold the boot closed and the door open light off.

 

This, on top of the unprofessional and rude attitude of the management staff and the fact that a 3 day repair took 7. 

 

Going to be ringing insurance company tomorrow.

That is super sloppy man,I have had this with a shop in porirua wellington TWICE when insurance has taken car to them has come back with bits missing, paint not colour matched, runs etc. 

 

When you call back just refuse to take your car back to them 

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I certainly will. Shocking job for a recommended repairer. No courtesy cars either. 

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9 hours ago, JGM said:

Finally utilised the towbar for something other than destroying my shins...

 

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Hahaha

man I feel your pain

my ute one gets me every time

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Finally utilised the towbar for something other than destroying my shins...
 
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Hah me too. And ive now got a lip. fb3038b8c4a73df4f2e073c65cdacf0c.jpg

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Noticed smell of fuel in oil, so I changed it, inspected and changed spark plugs.
Now we wait. 

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New tyres and race pads for the mx5. 225/45R15 Nexen Sur4g and Hawk Blue pads. Mostly ready for round 2 of the NZ superlap series in 2 weeks.

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Well... I guess you could class this as a Christmas present to myself, considering I picked it up on the 23rd.

 

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1 hour ago, JGM said:

Well... I guess you could class this as a Christmas present to myself, considering I picked it up on the 23rd.

 

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o_O What are you going to use this one for ?

 

Gave mine a quick clean before I go on holidays :

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And discovered that this product from Mister Minit actually does a good job at restoring faded leather or even the plastic trim on the front doors :

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(not sure it is a permanent fix though)

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1 hour ago, JGM said:

Well... I guess you could class this as a Christmas present to myself, considering I picked it up on the 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

Proud of you! ^_ ^

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31 minutes ago, delta said:

o_O What are you going to use this one for ?

 

Somewhere to throw my spare change 😉

 

28 minutes ago, THUNDA said:

 

 

Proud of you! ^_ ^

 

May have to draw on your extensive knowledge base @THUNDA

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Putting my xmas present to myself on the forester today! Nice set of prorack roof racks 😉

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Took new bike to pokeno, picked up a working recirc valve, rode home, installed recirc valve, reset ecu and ran the car. Also bit the bullet and dumped some k-seal into it, hope to make the temporary fix last a little longer. Noticable differences, it idles smoother, and has a better vac on idle. 

 

The old valve seat lost all it's tension, also found a leak in the brass cap, it's been leaking for a while. Probably explains where my boost has gone lately. I now get the joy of reprogramming my ebc. Ehh, details.

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After collecting a puncture, which I only realised after having driven 100m or so and ruining any hope of repair in the process, I called into a Beaurepaires at an undisclosed location. The staff were friendly and accommodating but for some reason, could not follow simple instructions:
 

1. Fit 2 x new tyres to the front wheels (matching tyres but already ~30k in so elected to buy two etc)

2. Move best remaining tyres to rear wheels

3. Conduct alignment

 

Arrive to see them tightening up the wheel nuts. New tyres are on the rear wheels. Instruct manager to correct. Suspect alignment's probably not done either but give them benefit of the doubt. See invoice printed, no alignment. Query. 

 

Alignment is conducted *sigh* come on man, you had one job! 

The balancing and alignment, to their credit, was good - a high speed run down a private test track confirmed this. I was also interested to see a portrait of Sir Frank Beaurepaire in their waiting room, something I'd never seen before (it looked period correct, as in old as hell). Apparently when he (the new manager) took over the shop he'd seen it discarded among some other bits and pieces.

To his credit, he fished it out and displayed it. As an immigrant, I'd heard of the name "Beaurepaires" but never thought anything beyond it being a peculiar name. As an avid student if history, I conducted some research and it's fairly interesting. 

 

I shudder to think of what the founder of this business would have thought to have his portrait thrown away. It's sad because it speaks volumes about society today, there isn't much love history these days. The manager certainly (in my opinion at least), redeemed himself by at least having a respect for history and the brand that he represents. 

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Swore at it after i snapped my up pipe driving home from Auckland and wasting a whole day trying to put the thing back on after it was welded only realising at the very end that the flange was on the wrong angle...CRAP!

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