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Old 26-08-2018, 01:21 AM   #241
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This TT is MINT!!
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Old 26-08-2018, 09:10 PM   #242
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Managed to fit the caps and grab a couple of pics - not the best light though. A very subtle change - but thats what I wanted.

Original plastic cap:



Replacement alloy (PlastiDipped):





Before and after comparison:




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Old 26-08-2018, 09:39 PM   #243
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What a thread - how did I miss it ! Thanks loving the detail
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Old 27-08-2018, 05:59 PM   #244
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Iv'e been warned about the alloy cap rubbing on the paintwork if the strut drops or top mount compresses - as it sits below the level of the original plastic cap.

To help prevent this I trimmed a short length of fuel hose of the correct diameter to insert into the thread, which reduces the amount the cap can be screwed down and thus increases clearance. There's still both enough thread to secure the cap and clearance to the bonnet when shut.



Fuel hose inserted - I cut away slim strip along the length to allow compression - making it easier to insert/remove (the black ring is plasti-dip overspray which is very easily rubbed away).




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Old 27-08-2018, 08:35 PM   #245
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Now THAT’s detail!


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Old 27-08-2018, 08:43 PM   #246
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I am rather fond of this thread. Cracking
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A weekend of driving edged the mileage towards another milestone - now 15k now in my ownership. No issues found with the new strut caps.



I've decided to move the appearance of the engine bay closer to original, by replacing the trim fastening screws with M6 Black A2 Stainless Steel replacements - matching the anodised washers.


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Old 13-09-2018, 01:10 PM   #248
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It's been great to catch-up on this tread again and the attention to detail is stunning. As another whose car has to sleep outside I doff my cap to you sir...
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Old 13-09-2018, 01:19 PM   #249
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It's been great to catch-up on this tread again and the attention to detail is stunning. As another whose car has to sleep outside I doff my cap to you sir...
Thanks very much!
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Replacement M6 black A2 stainless steel trim fastening screws now fitted - I much prefer them.








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