What did you do to your van today?

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Kaddyken » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:49 am

Just the basics for our yesterday. After some scratched knuckles and a few choice words, managed to change the headlight bulbs to Osram Nightbreakers. Can't comment on other types, but along with adjusting the aim, these have made a huge difference. Tomorrow - going to get some quotes for the timing belt & water pump change as its coming up to 5 years old.

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by dan@biali » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:53 am

I forgot to do this on friday but had the caddy MOT'd and a quick oil change. No issues which was a relief (even with air suspension its quite low so getting on ramps can be scary) although it made me laugh when I was told the guy servicing it decided to fill up the washer fluid and it all emptied out over his shoes! I got it home thinking it was going to be a bumper off job but a quick glance through the grill and I could see the quick connect coupling for the headlight washers had come out of the washer bottle so a few knuckle scrapes later i had manged to squeeze my hand through far enough to reconnect it.
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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by apriliajimmy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:07 pm

Peng wrote:Moving my bike and fits nicely in the back, even though mines just a SWB. Not sure how people are struggling to get a MTB in the back Image Image

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by the swan fiend » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:13 pm

I bet you have fun on that @apriliajimmy. Post a photo in the bike section


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by apriliajimmy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:25 pm

the swan fiend wrote:I bet you have fun on that @apriliajimmy. Post a photo in the bike section Image


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by the swan fiend » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:26 pm

It’s in the off topic section mate


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by hef355 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:14 pm

dan@biali wrote:I forgot to do this on friday but had the caddy MOT'd and a quick oil change. No issues which was a relief (even with air suspension its quite low so getting on ramps can be scary) although it made me laugh when I was told the guy servicing it decided to fill up the washer fluid and it all emptied out over his shoes! I got it home thinking it was going to be a bumper off job but a quick glance through the grill and I could see the quick connect coupling for the headlight washers had come out of the washer bottle so a few knuckle scrapes later i had manged to squeeze my hand through far enough to reconnect it.
Good job you haven’t got hands like mine Dan!!ImageImage


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by ACalamita » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:00 pm

Broke a bolt...

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Then removed said broken bolt...

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Seems whoever swapped the injector, didn't change the stretch bolt... hardly made it to 7nm before it went snap!

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Doc » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:52 pm

You shouldn't be re-torquing a bolt that has already been stretched.
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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by ACalamita » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:54 pm

Yeah... I've learnt that now :roll:

Was a moment of stupidity...!

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Rohtang666 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:01 pm

Fitted my Mk6 golf gti MFSW to my new caddy but still need to upgrade the squib, I need AE version of the one I’ve already got.


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:09 am

Cheers man... I’ll take you up on that the minute I get my heating sorted!!👍

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Jca730 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:08 am

Vans in for its M.O.T. today but I'll be fitting these bulbs once I get it back, hopefully they'll make a noticeable difference Image

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by the swan fiend » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:48 am

I did Doc’s BMW licence plate illumination mod today. I’m well happy with it! Cheers mate!
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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Ste_J » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:35 am

Not done myself but had the van lowered using H&R 40mm, BC flip kit and Gaz rear shocks

All work undertaken by Andy over at overboost

Looks and feels so much better

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