I had 2 new front tyres fitted to my car this weekend. Changed the oil and filters last week and reset service interval today using opcom so I could set to 5000 miles or 100 days, whichever comes first.
Personally, my favourite look is to just about see the whole tyre - my (wrong size) 195/55/16s look like your fronts and I'm happy with it but YMMV and it would look better not having the front look higher than the rear. Those wheels will really suit the car after the mild refurb.
Well today I've done my oil and filter and reset the service indicator. I want an early rise to get everything else finished in one day, I'd LOVE an MOT pass with no advisories, but I can hope! Oh I'm gonna put my other set of SRi alloys on because all the tyres are really good and matching unlike the ones I have on now, although my current ones might well still pass.
17s look great, they'd actually look great in white, but that's just me! I couldn't have it that low due to the speed bumps near my work.
I changed both my front wishbones, car drives like a new car, so I cleaned up the subframe and waxoyled it, out my other alloys on with 4 good tyres, went to Sainsburys to check all my tyre pressures were good, they are. Proud of all my work this week I booked in for its MOT tomorrow.
Came home, cleaned the interior of my car, walked around the back of it and noticed something hanging down! Backbox heat shield has come away. And there's an exhaust hanger missing. Neither are massive issues, some washers can re-secure the heat shield and my neighbour has some rubber hangers. I get the rear of the car onto the top of the ramps and the handbrake cable snaps!!
Had to cancel the MOT, official expiry is July 9th, it'll get the extension until January 9th 2021 but I'd rather it was done now while this time of year is easier for me to get time off to work on it!!
You did foresee something happening in our PM's, like Cassandra. The good news is that your eyes were on it before (a) you rolled helplessly back into a line of traffic and (b) a big fail at the MOT wiped out your extension. I hope you sort out the problem soon. Good job your neighbour had some spare rubber hangers in his dungeon.
Haha yeah. When my car had the ABS recall done they recommended undersealing, so I was worried there'd be a mountain of rust all under every possible exposed bit of the car, so to see it literally only the subframe and rear beam needing just a minor brushing off and coating was a godsend.
Anyway, MOT extension has indeed kicked in today, handbrake cables are on the way and I'll have to make do with no handbrake until it gets here! It officially expires January 9th but it's an awkward time since I cant get time off work between mid-November and the first week of Jan, so I'm gonna have it MOT'd end of September