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Old 28-06-2014, 11:18 AM   #21
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Good to see your hard work paying off. She looks great
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Old 28-06-2014, 04:35 PM   #22
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Great work with the seat belts, Why on earth they don't just leave them black, they might look good colour co-ordinated but they don't have to live with the car when it gets older.
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Old 28-06-2014, 05:37 PM   #23
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Again, I really appreciate the comments! Thank you

Today when it stopped raining I tackled the horribly faded and green headlights. I was going to buy a headlight restoration kit but thought i'd try something else after a few searches.

Started with wet and dry 1200, then 2000 then finally 2500 until the green had gone. Then machine polished them on the slowest setting with megs #105 until they started getting clearer. Then glazed with prima amigo and put two layers of Collinite #915

Really happy with the results, they're not absolutely brand new perfect as I didn't want to overdue the machine polishing with it being plastic and me being a total noob with a machine polisher.

This is before. well foggy at mainly the top of the lens:

DSCN2068 by dann2707, on Flickr


2014-06-28 15.53.59 by dann2707, on Flickr

Can barely see the orange indicator.

Then afterwards.


Still a little hazy so went over it again.

2014-06-28 15.54.05 by dann2707, on Flickr

2014-06-28 16.38.00 by dann2707, on Flickr

2014-06-28 16.41.43 by dann2707, on Flickr


2014-06-28 17.11.10 by dann2707, on Flickr


2014-06-28 17.11.17 by dann2707, on Flickr



And from the front before and after


Before.

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After.



2014-06-28 17.11.02 by dann2707, on Flickr
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Old 29-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #24
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Great job mate !

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Old 29-06-2014, 12:52 PM   #25
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Nice work like the car. Always wanted one
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:00 AM   #26
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Tiny update, although hopefully if the postman is nice he'll deliver something today

Sprayed my upper grill black as before it looked like this - A kind of off grey which didn't match the fog surround or lower grill as shown.















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Looks great mate !
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Here's a slightly more interesting update. New number plates and lambda sensor

Starting with the old. Was awful to look at and had rusty screws etc.

DSCN2159 by dann2707, on Flickr


DSCN2160 by dann2707, on Flickr


YUM


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Removed and cleaned behind it.


DSCN2163 by dann2707, on Flickr


And all on. I managed to accidentally stick it on prematurely and it's a little too much to the left Couldn't remove it easily too. Can you notice or is it just me being a bit anal?


DSCN2164 by dann2707, on Flickr


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Then on to the front one. Opted for a smaller plate as the standard one hangs over the edge and looks a bit crap.


Before


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DSCN2168 by dann2707, on Flickr


After. Nicely fills the recess


DSCN2170 by dann2707, on Flickr



DSCN2171 by dann2707, on Flickr



DSCN2172 by dann2707, on Flickr


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I then went on to fitting the lambda sensor. Opted for a universal one, genuine bosch though. Was only £17!! Nice. Seems really decent quality. So removed my old one.


2014-07-02 17.12.02 by dann2707, on Flickr


2014-07-02 17.12.11 by dann2707, on Flickr


And crimped them together. Not really a fan of soldering as it gets brittle and cracks easily.


2014-07-02 17.19.37 by dann2707, on Flickr


I did then tape them up nice and neatly afterwards


Okay so I plugged the lambda sensor in and fired up the Torque app on my phone to monitor the voltage levels. This was the old one.

Notice how the volts drop straight to zero on it's down cycle. This is baaaaaaad and should apparently read 0.1v for a working sensor. (should be between 0.1v - 0.8v)

Screenshot_2014-07-02-17-33-19 by dann2707, on Flickr



Now this is after the new one is fitted. Now notice the graph reads a tasty 0.1v! Yet to go for a spin to try it but seems to idle a lot lot better now.


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Old 02-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #29
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:59 PM   #30
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Love the little touches, great work.
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