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Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42 pm

E92 M3 - 7500 miles this year, all it requested was a brake fluid change and an mot. Cost £105 and two rear tyres at £240 each.

F31 320d - will probably do similar miles over a whole year, but this one had oil and filters plus inspection service £260.

Cheap year for scheduled stuff - that usually means next year will be a big one in ///M servicing!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jobbo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Can you copy and paste the old posts from Evo in? Thanks Rich.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:51 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Can you copy and paste the old posts from Evo in? Thanks Rich.
I'm just trying to maintain some continuity for the sake of the children...

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Marv » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:55 pm

When I was driving back from Germany last year in the 968, I noticed that the odometer and trip meter had stopped turning.

PITA!

So I didn't manage to get it sorted until last week. It's normally either a cog that has a tooth break, or the little electric motor which turns the mechanism fails.

If it's the motor, then it's a right arse of a job as I'd have to buy a second hand one, then dismantle the cluster to epic proportions and then solder the second hand motor and pray to the odometer god's that it'll work again.

Fortunately, it was just a broken cog:

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Re-manufactured cogs can be brought from a few places online. The ones I bought came from Austria.

I still had to remove the cluster from the car and do a little disassembly, though it was a little easier than initially I thought it would be.

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After that, I put in a few expensive Philips LEDs (though not their most powerful ones, as I didn't want it to bright, and I went for a low temp LED so they have a bit of a yellowish tinge, to keep it close to OEM)

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Anyway, pleased to say that the dials are now turning again as the odometer god's intended!
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Good skills Marv- common problem I assume?

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Post by Marv » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:07 pm

I only know of two other 968s that it's happened to, so I think it's a relatively rare problem. But for companies to sell replacement cogs, maybe it's not?

There has always been people saying that if you reset the trip meter while the car is in motion, it can strip teeth off the cogs...not sure if that's actually true, but needless to say I've always avoided doing that!
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:37 pm

You can begrenzunglick my cogs any day Marvold.
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Orange Cola » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Ford Mustang V8 - had its first service the other week which presented the perfect opportunity to have a good look under it, pleased to report its clean as a whistle. I'm doing an experiment with the fuel consumption to see what difference regular and SUL has on a big engine, so far I'm getting 32mpg on a run on 95 RON, can't get it below 20mpg when having fun and driving it around town. Roll on the summer to get the roof down!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Simon » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:18 pm

Mondeo is shagged.

I noticed the inner edge of the rear tyres was getting warn much quicker than the rest. I cast my mind back to when I had the hunter alignment done when I bought the car and the comment from the garage that they couldn't get the nuts undone on the adjustable bolts on the rear lower arms. But also at least one measurement on the rear was in the red on the Hunter machine printout. Thinking it was because they were just inept and impatient, because they were running late (they had slotted in an unbooked car into my 'timeslot' and were trying to play catchup) I thought I'd have a go at loosening the nuts myself and have a different garage do the alignment.

Sure enough they were stuck fast, even with heat and plusgas applied. So I bought some new nuts and bolts and set to angle grinding off the old nuts, thinking I could remove the old bolts when the nuts were off. Only I can't. They're absolutely seized into the bushes. I then asked the stealer to look at them next week when it's in for a service, but considering what they'll likely charge, and the fact I could buy two new complete lower arms on ebay for less than £90 I've decided to do that instead. They've arrived now and I'll angle grind the whole arm off properly by cutting straight through the bush/bolt in the middle and put the new arms on to replace it. Then I'll likely need some new tyres on to keep it legal.

Didn't really want to spend this money now seeing as it's getting traded in in a couple of months but hey ho.
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by 16vCento » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:27 pm

Marv wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:07 pm
I only know of two other 968s that it's happened to, so I think it's a relatively rare problem. But for companies to sell replacement cogs, maybe it's not?

There has always been people saying that if you reset the trip meter while the car is in motion, it can strip teeth off the cogs...not sure if that's actually true, but needless to say I've always avoided doing that!
Maybe it's an old Porsche thing, my 924 did the same!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jobbo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 pm

Daewoo (actually Chevy) Tacoma passed its MOT today. Flying colours; just the four advisories. Still running fine at 47k miles.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by IanF » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:14 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Daewoo (actually Chevy) Tacoma passed its MOT today. Flying colours; just the four advisories. Still running fine at 47k miles.
Is this good then? :D
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by GG. » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:22 pm

IanF wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Jobbo wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Daewoo (actually Chevy) Tacoma passed its MOT today. Flying colours; just the four advisories. Still running fine at 47k miles.
Is this good then? :D
I would have assumed that was bad as it doesn't present any ready opportunity to get rid of it...
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jobbo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:46 am

Bought it last year on about 36k miles for £650. I’d say it was a bargain.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by unzippy » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:27 am

VW MK5 Golf GTi Edition 30

Arrived safe and sound in Aus. Aircon promptly spat its dummy - weird vibrations when running. Changed the altenator clutched pulley as the internet reckoned that was most likely culprit. Made it better but still not right. So a new compressor and a regas, sorted.

Hows this for a clean and tidy workshop :shock:

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I also fitted these poly inserts to the upper and gearbox mount - fantastic improvement, no cabin discomfort, would recommend.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:26 am

Just this morning got the 330i back. Top service as always from Darren Wood in Stockport. They didn't have a booking until the 19th but said to get it recovered there and they'd fit it in when they could if they had cancellations.

Labour cost only £120 8-)

Have been tooling about in the 125i for 2 weeks though now and bloody hell does mine feel slow and heavy by comparison!

That ZF8 makes it feel so much livelier on the throttle. I need to readjust.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Marv » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:48 am

968 had its MOT today.

13th MOT under my ownership - passed with no advisories.
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Nathan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:46 am
Bought it last year on about 36k miles for £650. I’d say it was a bargain.
Isn't the VED on these £285?

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jobbo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:08 pm

Nathan wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Jobbo wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:46 am
Bought it last year on about 36k miles for £650. I’d say it was a bargain.
Isn't the VED on these £285?
No, it's an auto so it's worse than that - still very cheap to run though.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Marv wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:55 pm
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That shot really takes me back to the many happy times I took the old man's 944 for a good healthy blat. I even got it back to him a few times as well!

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