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Offline StevenRB45

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #120 on: April 28, 2018, 09:51:41 PM »
So we now have one of these...


I wasn't seduced by the singing baby...even though the ad uses a gen 2.

However means I now have this on my phone..

Find my car should come in handy if it gets nicked as should the battery monitor. Hopefully I'll continue having no faults to be diagnosed.



Will say I'm not paying any money for this...it's free from work.
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Offline StevenRB45

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #121 on: May 22, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »



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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2018, 10:53:37 PM »
Another year...another mot.

Passed with an advisory for worn rear droplinks which I knew about due to a click on mounting kerbs or travelling on uneven surfaces. Quoted 100 quid a corner to sort, job for another day.

But fighting for another year.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2018, 12:12:34 PM »
Both droplinks replaced at local garage rather than Hodgsons.

72 quid for the pair, as ever you never realise how broken something was until you fix it. Suspension noise seems to have halved.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #124 on: August 02, 2018, 11:32:09 AM »
You don't mind spending a few quid on your car when it makes an appreciable difference to the driving experience like that.

Mine's in for a service then MOT on Monday. Our trusted local mechanic performs the service and checks it over before taking it around the corner to the local testing centre. There are two or three noises concerning me of late; hope they either aren't too significant from a safety perspective or are not too expensive to rectify...
So I was stood there trying to work out why the cricket ball was getting larger and larger...and then it hit me.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #125 on: August 02, 2018, 03:33:52 PM »
I'm now up to 3 out of 4 drop links replaced just the front drivers side one is hanging on.

They produce a variety of interesting noises when they fail. The front one separated entirely which occasionally clunked loud as it swung in the breeze, but mainly made the handling very interesting! Rear ones produced small audible clicks but on rough roads it seemed to cause vibration as now they are changed it feels like it just rides rippled surfaces rather than rattling over them.

Hard to describe to be honest, it feels like the car is one solid piece rather than hitting a bump and then feeling it vibrate through the underside.

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #126 on: August 28, 2018, 08:53:54 AM »
nice car mate. I always enjoy reading the build up threads

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Re: Martha the Takuya
« Reply #126 on: August 28, 2018, 08:53:54 AM »