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2019 season prep

This year, the plans are quite frankly very simple. I’m gonna keep myself grounded. The reason being, I’ve managed to do everything important or annoying in the previous years. Smaller things and cosmetics will be handled on the run, so no extreme update list this year.

The car is going to go through a regular maintenance (oils, filters), overall check (ie. brakes) and maybe it’s gonna get new tyres. The current ones are from 2017 and have over 16.000 km. They still have 3,5 mm of thread, which should be enough but who knows.

I still do have some spare parts from last year waiting to be installed. Engine lower cover, few plastic trims and stuff. Plus, new battery of course, as the old one didn’t survive the winter. And of course, the car might be getting a new layer of ceramic coating at Auto Atelier Liberec.

It’s a few things anyway, right?

She’s back!

Last Friday I went to pickup the car from the service check. All things listed were done. Besides those, the car also got new drive axles as the original ones were not in the best shape.

2018 maintenance works

The car is currently undergoing few maintenance tasks:

  • Motor oil change + filters.
  • Differential and transmission oil change.
  • Filters change – air, cabin etc.
  • New spark plugs.
  • Change of the drive shaft velocity joint.
  • Rear axle silent blocks change.
  • New rear axle sway bar from Eibach (homologated version).
  • New brake hoses + brake fluid.
  • New thermostat, expansion tank and water temp sensor.
  • New oil level dipstick.
  • Geometry check + overall car check.
  • New roof molding (+ paint).
  • Fixing some cosmetic paint damages.
  • Ceramic coating refresh.

Beside that, there are some new parts coming (new seatbelts, window motor etc.), which I’m going to try replace myself. Looking forward to that.

The car should be back within 2 weeks and I’m really curious, whether the maintenace effect is going to be visible/significant. Especially the rear sway bar.

February news

The 2018 has started and new season is coming. While the car has been resting in the garage since October, I’ve been doing some planning. Originaly I have outlined the restoration works a while back, but let’s have a look on this topic again now.

Update: new separators (+ DIY) and season 2017 closing

I found out three weeks ago that my oil separator hoses were dead. The hose has to be firm and if pressed, it has to return to its previous shape immediately. Which was not happenning with the originals. The parts arrived two weeks ago, so we went for the job.

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