Wildrider

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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:01 pm

Small update - a dead fuel pump has left Wildrider stranded at work, so I took Octane to see him :

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Re: Wildrider

Post by Brunty » Fri May 28, 2010 10:04 pm

Two cool looking cars there :)
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Re: Wildrider

Post by lukedouglassmith » Sun May 30, 2010 6:19 pm

I've just gotta say.

I FREAKING LOVE YOUR CAR!

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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:16 pm

lukedouglassmith wrote:I've just gotta say.

I FREAKING LOVE YOUR CAR!
Cheers dude :D but which one :lol:
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Re: Wildrider

Post by The Interceptor » Mon May 31, 2010 8:51 pm

:lol: That's enthusiasm for you!
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:00 pm

Many thanks to Lenny125 (Glenn) for popping down today to fit the replacement genuine VAG Bosch fuel pump.

Finally the rocco can now make it up the road to the MOT!

Will update further after the MOT.
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:59 pm

There's something about me and MOT's in this car..

Last year the week before its first MOT with me the Clutch Cable snapped. But that was to be the least of my worries as the car went on to fail on no less than 6 points plus 7 advisories.

Thanks to Lenny125 we got most of it sorted and had another ticket for the year great stuff. :good:

Then this year the week before the MOT the fuel pump died and the rocco was grounded at work..

Once again thanks to Lenny125 for sorting it out for me over the weekend. :buddy:




So I took the rocco into the MOT yesterday not too worried (other than lights) I was pretty sure it would all be ok.

Low and behold I had the same testers as last year! Who remembered the car and me all too well .. had a few jokes about it too :blush:

Well it wasnt as bad as last year, but still failed. :(

All silly little things that I had changed over the last year.

Failures:

- Front nearside main lamp too low and too far to the left
- Nearside side repeater wrong colour
- Offside side repeater wrong colour
- Rear nearside lamp too dark
- Rear offside lamp too dark
- Rear offside fog lamp too dark
- Rear nearside seat wont secure when upright

Advisories:

- Nearside full beam inoperable
- Slight dampness around the fuel tank
- Both centre chassis at bulkhead damaged
- Both front suspension lower arms inner rear bushes fitmet

However on the positive side, they were all small niggly things and luckily I have lots of spares to play with.

So as suggested by the tester, I swapped out my tail lights and side repeaters.
I slammed the rear bench into place
I fixed the non-functioning full beam (corroded contacts) and I adjusted the nearside lamp as best I could.

Went back for the re-test today and other than a little further adjustment needed on the nearside main bulb (performed by me) it passed with flying colours! :pilot:

Now to get the BMW ready for its MOT!! :shock:
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:51 pm

Been a while since I put some updated shots up..

Here is Wildrider washed and in the sun.. with a few new mods. See if you can find them.

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Re: Wildrider

Post by eefy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:42 am

Glad its got another years ticket mate :)

hmmmmm looks like you've lowered your fogs and fitted a eybrow mate :)

of was it a tough job sorting out the full beams, mine have stopped working on both sides :(
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Re: Wildrider

Post by bluestreak56 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:15 pm

eefy wrote:Glad its got another years ticket mate :)

hmmmmm looks like you've lowered your fogs and fitted a eybrow mate :)

of was it a tough job sorting out the full beams, mine have stopped working on both sides :(
Cheers eefy - yeap fogs lowered, eyebrow fitted, changed the suspension, couple of nice little Scirocco chrome stickers in place too..

RE the full beams, mine was just corroded contacts, a little sand paper and some switching of bulbs (one side to the other) and hey presto. Worth a shot?
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