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Pre-season prep #618500
22/02/20 04:15 PM
22/02/20 04:15 PM
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So the weather has been a bit poor the least few weekends, so I decided to start a few of those jobs you tend to put off

Started with all the wheels off for a proper inner face clean & inspection of the rims

Then decided to clean the underside & coat with some 'Waxoil' type product, the photos are BEFORE even cleaning - the latest OE underseal the factory use is decent stuff & stays remarkably clean

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

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So finished the Waxoil last week & did all this lot today

All the brakes, stripped & cleaned
Brake fluid changed
Clutch fluid replaced in reservoir (as no bleed nipple on a 3.7)
All the grease points done
Ride heights checked
Hoses & cables checked for chafing (found two)
Check steering rack gaiters (had leak in the past)
Clean all the exhaust pipework
Check the wing liner fixings
And whilst grubbing about underneath if it's a nut or bolt you can reach - dob it with waxoil


Jon M
Re: Pre-season prep [Re: CooperMan] #618509
22/02/20 04:53 PM
22/02/20 04:53 PM
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Peter J Offline
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The Trads get you into that sort of frame of mind. I did it with Aldermog, the Roadster.

But Aero chassis cars don't seem to stimulate the same attention to the little things.
Tarka will be 6 on 2 April 2020 and has, already, 42,300 almost fault free miles run. A couple of minor issues, none of which could be considered a breakdown (touches wood)!
I have to confess I occasionally wash and polish, more frequently use waterless cleaner and quick detailer, clean out the cockpit, feed the leather and leave the rest to the annual service, done by Williams.
As stated previously, I fully expect the car to run past 100,000 miles before I hang up my woolly hat! At the present rate that should be in 12 years, or 2032. I'm be 80.


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8


Re: Pre-season prep [Re: CooperMan] #618517
22/02/20 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by CooperMan
So the weather has been a bit poor the least few weekends, so I decided to start a few of those jobs you tend to put off

Started with all the wheels off for a proper inner face clean & inspection of the rims

Then decided to clean the underside & coat with some 'Waxoil' type product, the photos are BEFORE even cleaning - the latest OE underseal the factory use is decent stuff & stays remarkably clean

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

So finished the Waxoil last week & did all this lot today

All the brakes, stripped & cleaned
Brake fluid changed
Clutch fluid replaced in reservoir (as no bleed nipple on a 3.7)
All the grease points done
Ride heights checked
Hoses & cables checked for chafing (found two)
Check steering rack gaiters (had leak in the past)
Clean all the exhaust pipework
Check the wing liner fixings
And whilst grubbing about underneath if it's a nut or bolt you can reach - dob it with waxoil




Very tidy looking underneath there , excellent job !


Geneva 2016 plus 8' The Green Godess' 4 side exits .


Re: Pre-season prep [Re: CooperMan] #618551
22/02/20 08:29 PM
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Wow that looks so clean under there, that is by far and away the most annoying thing about my trad, the thick tar like under seal from various uk dealers I think . Every time I touch any thing underneath I come out covered in it and have to constantly check myself to stop transferring it to the interior or into the house , I notice the NZ new cars don't seem to have it, (we don't salt the roads ) Have started wearing overalls and gloves to do the smallest jobs as it is quicker than trying to scrub it off , not much fun in 30 degrees. First rain here in 47 days yesterday but is well gone now and back to dry again.


99 plus 8 indigo
Re: Pre-season prep [Re: CooperMan] #618584
23/02/20 07:42 AM
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
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Very good point - should get started as well;)


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Re: Pre-season prep [Re: Peter J] #618636
23/02/20 03:51 PM
23/02/20 03:51 PM
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English Shires
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As stated previously, I fully expect the car to run past 100,000 miles before I hang up my woolly hat! At the present rate that should be in 12 years, or 2032. I'll be 80.


Oh Peter J. Don't say that! I'm 80 and have yet to have my first proper run in my recently acquired Brooklands Edition!

Re: Pre-season prep [Re: CooperMan] #618648
23/02/20 05:02 PM
23/02/20 05:02 PM
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Farmer Giles... Take no notice.... Loads of miles left in you yet smile ... .. It's not like you have to pedal it or row it up the road.... There's 80 year olds still racing!..... Drop us a pic of your pride and joy.

K

Re: Pre-season prep [Re: Farmer Giles] #618651
23/02/20 05:14 PM
23/02/20 05:14 PM
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Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted by Farmer Giles
As stated previously, I fully expect the car to run past 100,000 miles before I hang up my woolly hat! At the present rate that should be in 12 years, or 2032. I'll be 80.


Oh Peter J. Don't say that! I'm 80 and have yet to have my first proper run in my recently acquired Brooklands Edition!


I fully intend to be driving past 80, but I'm not sure that I'll get insurance on a 372bhp lightweight car with "supercar" performance. So possibly Tarka will have to go, I'll be scaling back to something that is considered to be a lower risk!
Went out in Tarka yesterday, OK only to Waitrose, but it was still good!


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8



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