Peter EmpsonLots of little jobs done this weekend, feel like the list is decreasing slightly now (but only slightly) although the costs for parts and tools is certainly not. Success! The new odometer gear is fitted and working, so that was a start. Ok, success is a relative term - I didn't align the speedometer needle quite right so it under reads a bit, but as that had been damaged by the person that did the previous repair for me (many years ago) I am going to swap bits over from the much nicer spare one at some pint (I've already used the housing which wasn't as scratched). Oh and the trip reset isn't working, think it's the switch, but I can live without it. When the engine was being done I had the seats changed from Cobra Imola 2 to the Suzuka Pro. This may have been a mistake as I'd been very happy with the former (the most comfortable seats I've found), but the drivers side one was looking very tatty and a nearly new pair of the Kevlar Suzukas was found on ebay from a chap who'd taken them out of his newly aquired Mini. They're supposed to be a much safer seat, which I can see, but the drivers one is much too high on the slider I have (I'm short and there was no way I could have worn a helmet, or for that matter read most of the gauges...). I've dropped it to as low as it'll go and added a bit more 'gangsta lean' so will see how that works for me. Fitting the bolts against the transmission tunnel is a sod of a job...
Eldavo**** right off you pedantic ****SWB in comparison to the rest of the E46 platform, not in comparison to a completely different car from a completely different manufacturer you absolute melt. edit: Hi Peter/John - missed me?
Peter EmpsonBit off topic...I managed to unbreak my E61 Touring, but not before buying its replacement (sight unseen, there's surely no other way that's as much fun). It's an E46 325ti Compact Sport with looks only its mother could love, but to be fair it's really grown on me already - the Sport really has a hint of a modified car about it and from what I can see they are rather undervalued at the moment. It will be a running project, it didn't cost much although I've already spent almost half its purchase price on service items (including a cooling system refresh). I think I'm going to like it even though I've only moved it a few metres so far. I'm certainly enjoying the challenge of doing it up on a budget. The 944 is back to Brum next week, so the Compact will be taking its place in the garage whilst I tackle the jobs and list the E61 for sale. I've managed to convince myself that it would be cost neutral to change, and a lot more fun to drive, so fingers crossed! More 944 content soon hopefully!
WaylanderAh there is life sometimes, you want really dead try the 968 section, I’m the only one who posts there
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