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Old 22-09-2017, 07:07 PM   #251
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Smiles better on the suspension, looks about as good as on most Ford's, they seem to surface rust after only months from new.
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Old 26-09-2017, 10:17 AM   #252
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Been following your thread, brilliant read! Did I follow follow you this morning? Have a feeling I did through Lutterworth area?! I was in grey Lexus.
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Old 26-09-2017, 01:57 PM   #253
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Excellent work so far, really enjoying following this.

One comment though.....you shouldn't use copper grease on brakes with ABS as it interferes with the sensors. Use a brake grease without copper content, like the "Pagid Ceratec Brake Lube" available from Euro Car Parts.
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Old 26-09-2017, 02:17 PM   #254
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Been following your thread, brilliant read! Did I follow follow you this morning? Have a feeling I did through Lutterworth area?! I was in grey Lexus.
Yes! Yes you did! I turned the rear fog light off so not to blind you. A Lexus IS from memory.
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Old 26-09-2017, 02:18 PM   #255
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Excellent work so far, really enjoying following this.

One comment though.....you shouldn't use copper grease on brakes with ABS as it interferes with the sensors. Use a brake grease without copper content, like the "Pagid Ceratec Brake Lube" available from Euro Car Parts.
Thanks for this. I never knew that! Iíve not had a problem before, but Iíll definitely not use it in future.
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Old 26-09-2017, 02:32 PM   #256
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If you happen to buy a few parts from BMW/Mini dealer, and ask the parts guy he normally throws a few small sachets of brake grease your way - they're under a £ each, but ebay sellers ask £4-5 for them !
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Old 26-09-2017, 02:52 PM   #257
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Yes! Yes you did! I turned the rear fog light off so not to blind you. A Lexus IS from memory.
Yes, a Lexus IS-F to be exact. Can't believe I've seen your car, it was the unbelievably clean back boxes that gave it away! Looks great BTW, it's making search the classifieds for one!
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If you happen to buy a few parts from BMW/Mini dealer, and ask the parts guy he normally throws a few small sachets of brake grease your way - they're under a £ each, but ebay sellers ask £4-5 for them !
Ooh thanks, Iíll try that!

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Yes, a Lexus IS-F to be exact. Can't believe I've seen your car, it was the unbelievably clean back boxes that gave it away! Looks great BTW, it's making search the classifieds for one!
Thank you. Seriously, what are the chances of our paths crossing?! Itís not even like it was a busy route! Do you go that way often? Iíll keep an eye out.

I didnít notice that it was an IS-F with all the lights on. Quite a rare car surely? Swapsies?
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Thank you. Seriously, what are the chances of our paths crossing?! Itís not even like it was a busy route! Do you go that way often? Iíll keep an eye out.

I didnít notice that it was an IS-F with all the lights on. Quite a rare car surely? Swapsies?
Haha, I've only had it 8 months so I'll have to turn that offer down! Only around 220 in the U.K. so pretty rare! I go that way a few times as a week as live locally so chances are we'll meet again! It was a bit like spotting a celebrity
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Haha, I've only had it 8 months so I'll have to turn that offer down! Only around 220 in the U.K. so pretty rare! I go that way a few times as a week as live locally so chances are we'll meet again! It was a bit like spotting a celebrity


An ageing, slightly rusty celebrity recovering from a major breakdown

I was just the same when I spotted Project Gunbus at the Land Rover Show a couple of weeks ago!

Iím sometimes in my R-reg Discovery, so look out for me in that too!
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