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dombanks last won the day on April 17 2012

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  1. Haha mine would look like Swiss cheese
  2. If your grp bits are a bit cracked or have holes in like my nose cone can they be repaired with filler and then painted?? I recall being told that the cracks will just come back.
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    How do I line the holes up...?

    I can't take credit for this... I was told about it here by someone. Kinda obvious when you think about it tho.
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    Daughter to Father Talk................

    Insurance aside a any number of BMW's are cheap enough for rwd with the 6 cylinder engine. Only issue is I think it would bolster the "I'm a pro" thoughts with the trackion control etc. I'm not convinced there is a huge difference between the Z and westy until I have told return home for a change of pants at the end of the rd. Instead if a track how about just letting them have a go somewhere safe with wider roads. Somewhere like an industrial estate where they can't really get any speed up but can boot it in relative safety
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    Westfield car breaks down

    Probably a mighty crossflow
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    How do I line the holes up...?

    isnt there a sort of tool you can make, im sure someone here told me..... take 2 equal lengths of something thin (2 hacksaw blades IRC work well) bind them at one end so they overlap perfectly like a pair of tongs. put a small rivit through the lower and a hole in the top. the lower of the two goes in the existing hole with the new plate inbetween and the top acts as a template
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    60a house fuse

    How do you figure out diversity? Being the physicist I am it sounds a bit like maths lol. I get that a cooker is an obvious one as in reality you are unlikely to use it all at full power all the time but what About other stuff i suppose it's why you can have technically mtechnically more A of stuff that your fuse is. The house fuse hasn't blown at all but while I had an electrician in I wanted to be a bit future proof. Annoyingly the supplier just upgraded the meter so had it out but wasn't allowed to change it!! The CU is pretty much the top of the list anyway. I can't power the garage without a change, and we are thinking of an extension/new kitchen with an induction hob (if that makes any difference) so I guess I'll need more space Cheers all
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    60a house fuse

    No so I'm not even sure it needs it but the wiring is ancient... 4 fuse box: 1 socket ring, 1 light, 1 cooker.. A random spare... no rcd A separate rcd unit for the shower... Which trips when her indoors uses the shower without exception total dogs dinner. I was reading about getting the CU upgraded to a new one and it seemed to crop up a few times. We are just trying to prioritise the expensive jobs
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    60a house fuse

    How do you know if you need to upgrade the main fuse from your house from 60A Seems like the company that does it is UK power networks and can cost from 0-1100 quid
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    Toyo T1R's

    Had them on my car for years... They are just worn out on the rears so maybe they are hard. The front are hardly touched. Can't say i've ever had any issues with a lack of grip or being like a drift car and it's not like I don't drive hard. Or like I stole it as some people would know. Track days were also great but they did scrub a bit. You could tell more grumpy tyres would be better. generally I don't go out in the wet but when I do they are OK if your not going mad but TBH the z4 is just as bad if you push it hard. They are very predictable. Maybe it's just my driving style or that I have a wide track due to the Sierra sdv at the rear. But if these are all you can afford then they have been OK for me
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    alternator bolt

    I used a nyloc Bolt but no thread lock Still the sod came off! Originally it simply had a half nut and nothing else and was fine for years. Now I can't get a bolt to stay on for 40s! it doesn't look like the shaft or threads are damaged. But we (me and the workshops) think the tension on t he pully cause it to spin on the shaft as there is no keyway so then the Bolt acts as a cutter and eats the alloy which makes it looser etc.
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    Wildlife Advice

    Get yourself down to that gearbox place... They will sell you a type 9 that will help. Just ask for the "auto" version tho ....
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    Type 9 = AK47?

    Completely agree with you... We have the know how, ability, and equipment to go 100% breaking bad at Chem doesn't mean we do tho....
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    alternator bolt

    Does anyone know what torque the alternator pully bolt should be? My breakdown to the ydg was simply the damn bolt falling off. And now I can't seem to get the thing to stay on. It loosens slightly and then the pully spins on the shaft and the bolt eats at at the alloy.
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    Small Alternator - Power consumption calcs?

    I have the denso one. 2 issues for me. the first is I'm having issues keeping the bl**** pully on. You can get a v belt pully easy enough from eBay. Buy a steel one as the alloy one I bought was **** 2. When my rad fan kicks in and I'm stood still. E.g. waiting at fuel pump it really is noticeable and the engine really stutters

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