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#1161 David_R

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

Very good :thumbs:

 

I like that you got an Opie mug too! :lol:

I should have bought two.. One for work and one for home. lol


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:58 PM

To complete the full kit for a P1 service, I assume you've already got teabags, milk, and perhaps sugar? ;) :D


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:11 AM

 

 

 

 

Tyres all round next.. Its a good sign when all tyres are wearing relatively even. Previous owner didn't abuse the rear tyres.lol

 

Ferodo ds2500 pads all round and plain discs all round to follow later next year.. 

That is also next up for me but at the moment there still isn`t any fitment for the front wheels with the Michelin pilot sport 4 S so I will wait on a while and see if they start to put those sizes into production.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

To complete the full kit for a P1 service, I assume you've already got teabags, milk, and perhaps sugar? ;) :D

Yorkshire tea and milk - check

New sump washer..... I knew I forgot something

  

That is also next up for me but at the moment there still isn`t any fitment for the front wheels with the Michelin pilot sport 4 S so I will wait on a while and see if they start to put those sizes into production.

Check out black circle, GavC.

They have ps4's in the correct size for the front I'm sure of it.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

Yorkshire tea and milk - check

New sump washer..... I knew I forgot something

   Check out black circle, GavC.

They have ps4's in the correct size for the front I'm sure of it.

They have the PS4`s but not the PS4S which is the replacement for the MPSS.

 

I had a look on the Michelin website and they don`t do the correct size for the 19" wheels, I didn`t check the 18" wheels though.

If they don`t start making them in the size we need I will plump for the MP4`s instead, though I will be using Event Tyres as they have some good reviews for the fitters and someone on here used them and said they were really good, I forgot who thought  :bang:


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

Changed the oil and filter today. Easiest oil change ever, 5 bolts (incl sump plug), filter change and new oil.. Thats my 27k out of the way.

 

I think I may go to town on this car next year and make the underside as tidy as the rest. I am a bit of a weirdo as I find laying on my back on a hard floor underneath a car quite therapeutic. lol 


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#1167 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:38 PM

You're not the only one. :D

 

It's good to hear the service went easily and well.

 

It is very therapeutic getting underneath though - at least when you make a bit of progress.  I did underneath the front of mine and in the wheel arches earlier this year, and it was a good feeling.

 

This Winter and early next year my paint could do with a bit more work - or at least a few more stone chips could do with a touch-up, and a bit more polish overall - but the rear underside might get a tidy up too, particularly the W-brace.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Interestingly the motul oil has the engine running 5 or so degrees hotter. It gets there quicker too but that is not a bad thing, and atleast it holds. I dont know what oil they used previously (although it was fresh at time of purchase)...

 

However the big plus is the engine is quieter and smoother on the new oil. 


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

Interestingly the motul oil has the engine running 5 or so degrees hotter. It gets there quicker too but that is not a bad thing, and atleast it holds. I dont know what oil they used previously (although it was fresh at time of purchase)...

 

However the big plus is the engine is quieter and smoother on the new oil. 

That is interesting.  So you're running 5w30 now, I wonder what grade was in before.  It might be the grade that's making more of the difference than the make.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:40 PM

That is interesting.  So you're running 5w30 now, I wonder what grade was in before.  It might be the grade that's making more of the difference than the make.

 

Just wanted to update this. 

 

Agreed I wouldn't expect difference based on brand alone but I am certain the oil used previously is a different grade.

 

I dont pretend to know the ins and outs of oils but I can tell you a little about how this motul performs based on temps vs previous unknown oil used. Which to me is showing a massive improvement after a few drives out.

 

Initially it seemed to run a little hotter under normal driving, stabilising around 96degC (6deg up on previous oil)

 

After a few journeys this seems to have dropped to around the same as before, 90deg. I dont find ambient makes a great deal of difference end of july through sept and now into oct before the oil change it always sat around 90ish (normal use)

 

Now where I am finding the biggest improvement is spirited driving. I use to see 110deg (even in colder weather) with the old stuff and it would stay at this temp forever. Switching to the new oil and I rarely see much over 100deg and it returns to around 90 once back to normal driving.

 

All in all happy I did this even if thats two oil changes in the space of 2000miles but without knowing what was used previously it seemed to make sense and it paid off. :)



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

just gave it a shine

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Just "a shine" :drool:


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:04 PM

A very shiny "shine" methinks.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

Nice job John :thumbs:


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

Scrubs up well for 7 years old/81k on the clock
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

just gave it a shine
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I would hope this is your own love for the car - maybe the OCDT helped spur on you in some way. All of ur Zeds deserve TLC.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:34 PM

My elbow grease, and my first use of Meguiars, Jeff
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:53 AM

Found the `valet` map...never thought I`d be so excited to have less power  :lol:


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:58 AM

Found the `valet` map...never thought I`d be so excited to have less power  :lol:

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:38 PM

I removed the clutch assistance spring and also installed a Sprint Booster. Still having a play, but feel both are worthy mods for me anyway.