What projects to do on the car whilst isolating?

mmarks

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Thought it would make a good thread to see what suggestions anyone has for mini projects on our cars whilst self isolating.
On my 2013 Granturismo I have some puddle lights to fit (they don't fit without mods) and I have a kit I bought to make the mirrors auto fold when locking the car and unfold when unlocking. It is a universal kit so I will need to figure out how to fit it!
Would have been an ideal time to fit the group buy touch screen for the entertainment but I guess the units are all on hold right now.
Other than the usual cleaning and polishing, what other little projects have people done, planning to do or can suggest?

Michael
 

namaste

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I'm thinking of sprucing up the front sub frame on mine but not really sure where to start. I don't want to mess with my tracking so thinking upper arms and shocks off, work around the rest. Not really a small job but looks like we're going to have some time.
 

zagatoes30

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I have a list of little jobs to do

SZ

Clean & Detail engine bay
Fit under bonnet soundproofing
Fit external badges
Fit Electric Arial

Fulvia

Wire up additional spotlights
Wash & Polish

Giulietta

Replace brake switch light
Wash & Polish

BMW

Wash & Polish - not been done since December 18 when AndyK did it (don't tell him)

Range Rover

Waxoyl wheels arches and rear underbody
Wash & Polish

Unfortunately, no time for any of the above as seem to be spending more time on work calls than normal, at least I have weekends and a long BH coming up just need the weather to hold
 
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Felonious Crud

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Unfortunately, no time for any of the above as seem to be spending more time on work calls than normal, at least I have weekends and a long BH coming up just need the weather to hold
This sounds familiar! I just took the last call wondering around the garden, until I realised it's actually pretty cold out there.
 

CatmanV2

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Potter? It’s a downward spiral from there to excess ear hair, beige anoraks and knowing the first names of everyone on the tills in Morrisons.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing ;)

My students have been on at me for months to make a video or photos of our hand techniques. So I'm going to do that today.
Kids today, they have it bloody easy I tell you. I just learned them. No internet (1) for me back then, I can tell you!
C

(1) Not strictly true, but for all practical purposes as a skint 19 year old
 

FIFTY

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Don't have the time to get stuck into any projects as I have some actual work to do. Granted the pace has slowed incredibly but I can't skive off without others noticing even if I am working from home. My wife's work is still at full pace and she has taken over my home office.

No doubt from next week I'll be forced to take half the week as paid holiday from my allowance for the next 3 months which isn't so bad compared to the alternatives

My car is in for its annual and a MOT (expired in feb) during wc 6th April and I do have a list of jobs that I really should get on with

Both window regulators need looking at. Passenger side the window is glancing the channel at the top. Drivers side had developed the dreaded rattle which means I need to get parts and a fabricator which may not be the ideal time to do so.

Once doors are stripped I am going to dynomat the inside of the doors to improve sound quality

I need to remove the front and rear seats + carpet so I can run a switched circuit cable from the passenger fuse box all the way to the boot so I can properly install my valve kit controller as my temporary solution is nearly 2 years in now

Steam clean carpet while it is out to do the above job

Passenger seat lumbar support does not work... The motor works so it is likely the cable link to the lumbar mechanism has detached it self. Repair involves removing backrest section and cable tieing back in place - i can see it has been done to the drivers side already

Depending on how long this goes for dropping the rear bumper to check for and repair any rust is also on the list


So just a couple of odd jobs then!
 

Felonious Crud

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You make it sound like that's a bad thing ;)

My students have been on at me for months to make a video or photos of our hand techniques. So I'm going to do that today.
A ******* vid? You really have been stuck at home too long. I shall make a point of avoiding onanisthub.com until your hand shandy techniques video has stopped trending.
 

allandwf

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I have a few issues to sort on the 348.
  1. Fit hot start relay mod.
  2. Sort passenger door latch, unable to open from inside.
  3. Passenger window inoperable.
  4. Puddle lights both doors, intermittent.
  5. Central locking.
  6. Radio not working.
Brera
  1. Wheel bearing.
  2. Rear parking sensors.
Should keep me busy :)
 

TimR

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Looks like I'll have to get under the front end again to find out the source of a desperately slow coolant leak somewhere under the radiator return hose ( presumably- if it isnt tracking down the pipework from elsewhere...)
I need to get down the road to my mates ramp to sort a few jobs already- I guess it can wait.
Pretty busy trying to stay on my ladder as I attempt to paint the outside of my house....67481
 

highlander

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I would love to have the time to get Mara up to full show spec but given I manage all the social workers, health visitors and support work staff in half of the highlands, basically from Dingwall North,........I think other than a few hours out each day to eat, sh1t and sleep, I'll be 7 days a week doing the "day" job. Not complaining tho, there are lots out there much worse off than me.
 

CatmanV2

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Well it looks like I'm...
  1. Working with some new business parthers
  2. Playing with new toys
  3. Looking after my local vulnerable
  4. Looking after my family vulnerable
  5. Looking after my non-vulnerable family
  6. Drinking
C
 

Gazcw

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You make it sound like that's a bad thing ;)

My students have been on at me for months to make a video or photos of our hand techniques. So I'm going to do that today.
Kids today, they have it bloody easy I tell you. I just learned them. No internet (1) for me back then, I can tell you!
C

(1) Not strictly true, but for all practical purposes as a skint 19 year old
Video or photos of hand techniques for kids! Ummmmmmm....ok Jimmy