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Oh gosh, how one's words can come back to haunt you :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Lmao, the sign of a true enthusiast :wink:

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Good work achieved this evening :D One very tidy and well-organised garage all ready to commence work on a sick V6. I never knew I could make so much room in it but then again my car is full to the gunwales with junk and rubbish ready to take down the tip tomorrow.

I even laid a few carpet tiles on some bare areas of the concrete floor :D

The patio in the back garden now sports a collection of gearboxes under wraps. Goes well with the six wheels already adorning it :lol: :lol:

Luckily, the patio is pretty well hidden from all eyes so there's no worries about complaints from neighbours about an unsightly patio.

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We could do with you here :lol: Our garage is full of everything, if you look carefully you can just about make out an old Citroen hiding under 3 years of dust :lol: I dont know how we manage to have so much stuff, one day ill have a good clear out but until the car is back together its hard to get the room to sort things out.

Good luck with the V6 :D

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Hi Jim, I got some carpet left over, how much concrete area is still showing in your garage?

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MikeT wrote:Hi Jim, I got some carpet left over, how much concrete area is still showing in your garage?
Thanks Mike but I'm OK. Last year I got hold of a load of second-hand industrial quality carpet tiles just before they ended up in a builders skip following an office refurbish. Those tiles are now laid in my garage, completing the job I started last evening. I'm now free of bare concrete and that will help keep the dirt and dust at bay for the gearbox rebuild. Also, it's easier on my knees :D

This gives and idea of my garage now:

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The bulbs I ordered for the heater panel arrived today and in failing light this afternoon I fitted them. They're good and the right ones.

I now have a full complement of interior lights in my car now :D

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Looks very neat Jim 8) my garage looks like someone has put glue on the walls and ceiling then put it on a spin cycle, although its much clearer now ive found a home for my engine hoist and the Gear box has gone back together, carpet is great it is much easier on the knees and soaks the oil up a treat if you have any accidents :oops: :D

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Deanxm wrote:and soaks the oil up a treat if you have any accidents :oops: :D
And the advantage with the tiles is that if any get really badly soaked, I have enough spares to replace them.

You'd be staggered at how much oil runs out of a 4HP20 when you pull it apart :twisted: I reckon there's a good half a litre skulking around in nooks and crannies even after a long drain. There is plenty of opportunity for making a rare old mess. I'm wise now, I lay the 'box on something absorbent when it comes apart to soak all the stray oil up. Tesco Value nappies are ideal for this task and very cheap.

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Tesco Value nappies are ideal for this task and very cheap.
Damit thats a good idea, i wrote off almost half my collection of good cotton rags with the unexpected D2 oil spillage i had on the stripdown, and good clean cotton bath towels arent given up to me by swmbo easily :lol:

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Just a very quick one this evening. Ran down to Somerset and back in the V6 today. 35mpg :D :D :D :D :D :D

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CitroJim wrote:Just a very quick one this evening. Ran down to Somerset and back in the V6 today. 35mpg :D :D :D :D :D :D
Still not better than your old Activa :wink: BTW You got PM.

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XantiaMan583 wrote: Still not better than your old Activa :wink:
Nor my present one either :D Best is 37 so far...

I still think 35 from a 3.0L auto is not bad though... It was running on BP Ultimate.

EDIT: PM replied...

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CitroJim wrote:
XantiaMan583 wrote: Still not better than your old Activa :wink:
Nor my present one either :D Best is 37 so far...

I still think 35 from a 3.0L auto is not bad though... It was running on BP Ultimate.

EDIT: PM replied...
No that is good i agree, bearing in mind its auto, and not a light car. Ever thought of running a slightly thinner oil, and pumping the tyres up a bit more over spec?

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It was running on BP Ultimate.
Ever thought of running a slightly thinner oil, and pumping the tyres up a bit more over spec?
Ahem..........cheats :lol:

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I'm running 10W/30 semi-synthetic, just recently changed, ready for winter and running Activa pressures in the tyres (2.5F/2.3R)