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Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-12-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,284
Posted By percymon
Congrats on the house purchase, and look forward...

Congrats on the house purchase, and look forward to seeing more updates on the '44.

I actually re-read this thread about 4 weeks ago, so it'll be great to see some more progress in the coming...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 28,434
Posted By percymon
Absolutely fantastic job - well worth your time...

Absolutely fantastic job - well worth your time and effort.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By percymon
The problem with most of the obvious choices for...

The problem with most of the obvious choices for the C63 is that they are very summer performance related. Some of the upper middle options like Falken worth a look.

If you want all year...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-11-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 136,911
Posted By percymon
Great job - they would have needed a lot of...

Great job - they would have needed a lot of modification if you'd chosen not to retain the trims.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-11-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 136,911
Posted By percymon
Sounds like you found just the right place to...

Sounds like you found just the right place to sort the wheels out :thumb:

But my goodness, what a mess they were in for 12 years old :(
Forum: The Studio 15-11-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By percymon
Great result for a single stage polish ...

Great result for a single stage polish




Should be some good deals around - production of the new Evoque is just about starting at low volume; with dieselgate i bet there's a lot of unsold...
Forum: The Studio 15-11-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By percymon
duplicate post

duplicate post
Forum: The Daily News Zone 15-11-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By percymon
Footage of it driving on the rally stage here.. ...

Footage of it driving on the rally stage here..

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-46216075/car-making-on-its-way-back-to-wales
Forum: The Motoring Zone 14-11-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By percymon
www.mytyres.co.uk would suggest 18/19/20" rims...

www.mytyres.co.uk would suggest 18/19/20" rims will fit the higher powered versions, with only the 1.6CDTi taking 16" steel wheels.

But the tyre pressure label on the door jam / petrol filler...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-11-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,983
Posted By percymon
The sawtooth inner edge wear has been a problem...

The sawtooth inner edge wear has been a problem since the Mk6 came out in 2009 - even my 1.6TDI suffered, mainly because it ran factory sports suspension and upgraded alloys. The soft Bridgestone...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 108,560
Posted By percymon
Peter - did you ever find out how the owner with...

Peter - did you ever find out how the owner with the XJR powered E-type a few pages back managed to get the install done ? Did he have to cut the frame / bulkhead ?

Are the rules for...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By percymon
Another thumbs up for the Miller's EcoMax, very...

Another thumbs up for the Miller's EcoMax, very good stuff that i used for 4-5 years on a variety of TDs. Seemed to give better throttle response, a smidge more power / better economy.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-11-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,033
Posted By percymon
Nice spec, but having to pay extra for M Sport...

Nice spec, but having to pay extra for M Sport braking on "M2 Competition" is a bit of a pee take. Good ole marketing dept.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-11-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By percymon
Well, a few positives from me.. the short...

Well, a few positives from me..

the short front doors will make access easier in tight car park spaces,
the rear doors make it easier to pop you laptop in the cabin than the coupe
its slightly...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,240
Posted By percymon
I'm sure you've probably found this thread, but...

I'm sure you've probably found this thread, but if not then its well worth a read ..

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/312829-this-is-not-good-oil-in-coolant.html
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-11-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,240
Posted By percymon
Some great progress there Given the blockage...

Some great progress there

Given the blockage on the outlet side of the oil cooler, it could well be the fault - wonder if there was a previous head gasket failure and someone tried to flush the...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 08-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By percymon
K4 from the Karcher Outlet site - excellent...

K4 from the Karcher Outlet site - excellent machine for home / personal use.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-11-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By percymon
Except where's your nearest hydrogen pump ? ...

Except where's your nearest hydrogen pump ?

If you think Rapid electric chargers are scarce, think rocking hose poop for H pumps
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By percymon
£60k of beige - dear goodness. It's going to...

£60k of beige - dear goodness.

It's going to be rarer sight on the roads then the Toyota Mirai
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 05-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By percymon
Not sure i believe the quoted numbers for volume...

Not sure i believe the quoted numbers for volume per minute, but suspect for many similar items, the numbers are similarly suspect.

This one is supposedly higher volume per minute..
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 90,733
Posted By percymon
An awful lot of effort that’s come good in the...

An awful lot of effort that’s come good in the end - fantastic job.

Can’t believe how much of a mess the body shop made of the interior, I hope they offered some compensation for their shoddy work...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,577
Posted By percymon
Panda 4x4; small , frugal, easy to park 8n...

Panda 4x4; small , frugal, easy to park 8n congested snow landed towns and there’s a very good reason they are everywhere in ski resorts and used by mountain rescue teams. Saw an original one...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-11-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By percymon
I suppose it depends what you qualify as a daily,...

I suppose it depends what you qualify as a daily, # of seats , all weather use etc etc. Audi with Quattro a sensible choice if you need all the criteria.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,494
Posted By percymon
That's good to hear it's all resolved and you are...

That's good to hear it's all resolved and you are only slightly out of pocket from the whole episode.

You could probably pick up a 05-07 plate Boxster / Boxster S for similar money at the moment...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 26-10-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,494
Posted By percymon
15years ago he was quite a decent dealer, but...

15years ago he was quite a decent dealer, but after he got into the current (bigger) showroom he seems to have had a few dodgy deals
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