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Year 2015 – a quick roundup 

As the end of the year is rushing up really fast I thought I’d post what I normally do toward the end of the year…

So what have I achieved this year:

  • Continued work on my house
  • Bought a car
  • Sold a car
  • Spent too much money on cars
  • Climbed Snowdon
  • Drove a lot of miles
  • Walked a lot
  • Kept on with my 5BX workouts, and mission to stay healthy
  • Not taken 1 sick day in over a year
  • Chopped down some trees
  • Planted some trees
  • Made new friends
  • Maintained a relationship
  • Learnt to love my self
  • Learnt to slow down and enjoy life more
  • Continued to work hard on freelance projects

Mission for 2016:

  • Don’t buy new cars
  • Pay back bills
  • Go on holiday somewhere warm
  • Complete my turbo Mazda no matter what it takes!

To be continued…:

Audi – Progress Update 1

Audi from back

Hi All,

Just a little update on the Audi A8.

I’ve been pretty busy with the motor, doing a lot of work myself. I’ve so far completed the following tasks.

  • Fixed central locking pump – bought repair kit from eBay (here)
  • Unblocked rain water drain at front causing possible flooding over fuse box in passenger footwell.
  • Fixed passenger front speakers (rain water corroded connector, see vid)
  • Debadged all but the Audi badge on rear
  • Fitted rubber car mats
  • Replaced rear number plate

Upcoming plans:

  • Rolling road at end of March to ascertain current power (factory was 300BHP)
  • K&N panel filter ready to fit
  • Longlife exhaust being fitted at Herts Auto Tek on 4th April
  • Remap scheduled for May (+16BHP, and plenty of torque)
  • Maybe uprated fuel pumps etc.

I aim to make 330BHP (in line with the S8 of similar year). We’ll see.

MG MGF Update 1 – List of things to do…

For all those that don’t know – you may want to have a quick read over the following post which will bring you up to speed: http://tobywhite.de/blog/?page_id=12484

This is as much a to-do list for me as it is for you to keep up to speed with what needs doing.

It’s just flown through an MOT (to my surprise) so no panic then.

  1. Exhaust blowing and CAT probably on way out but backbox certainly needs looking at. But only comment on MOT was that the backbox was blowing – on the backburner now then…
  2. I would like to fit stainless coolant pipes and replace the coolant header tank (filthy as result of HGF; yes, been there and had that before I bought!)
  3. Rust! There is a fair amount of rust on the n/s door and around window frame.  I have paint so just need to destroy that rust!
  4. Windscreen seal has had it and needs replacing
  5. Rear bumper is cracked and needs replacing (not critical, only cosmetic)
  6. Suspension needs pumping up!
  7. Electrics are good!

Here’s a pic of the car up on some ramps. I attacked all obvious points with copious amounts of WD40, spray grease, and treated the hood with AutoGlym Hood Cleaner and Protector.

Bluey on ramps

Bluey on ramps