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Phil H
#7081 Posted : 11 October 2018 18:46:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Velorum Go to Quoted Post

I hate the whole front number plinth mount set up with a passion and have been thinking about what to do as an alternative. 

After considering and rejecting the square offset kind mounted lower down I decided that a stick on one was the way to go so legalities to one side I ordered some from an Amazon seller.

I'm pleased I ordered two as I made a right arse of trying to fit one in the same position as the old one. Despite using soapy water to so I could slide it about, due to the curvature of the bumper and if Im honest my ineptitude I simply couldn't achieve a smooth wrinkle free application. I juggled about so much and for so long that I first number plate was very much the worse for wear and eventually US. 

So I went for bonnet mounting which is my favourite place but as this stretches the legality issue even further it had always been my second choice. Anyway, its much easier to get a smooth wrinkle free application here

I love the look of it mounted this way

It does leave the bumper with mounting holes exposed though - fortunately two neat ones in this case

At this point I was reluctant to fill, sand and paint so thought that I would cover up with some rubber grommets for the time being

After trimming off the back bit I painted them and popped them in the fan oven for a few minutes 



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Not perfect, but it will do for now


Ian

 

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You will probably get away with the positioning for MOT, but tester might pick up that the plate does not have a BS approval number. Do you have the amazon link.

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#7082 Posted : 11 October 2018 19:02:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Phil H Go to Quoted Post

You will probably get away with the positioning for MOT, but tester might pick up that the plate does not have a BS approval number. Do you have the amazon link.

 

I handn't thought of that! 

Here is the Amazon listing:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07B3WZNY6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#7083 Posted : 11 October 2018 20:26:05(UTC)
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Took it to work this morning, top down along country lanes, making the most of the sun while it's still with us. Wimped out on the top for the drive home, but exchanged a discrete wave with a blue MK3. Magic!

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#7084 Posted : 11 October 2018 20:55:03(UTC)
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Took it to the pool, the long way round because the sun was out and one of the roads is closed because of HS2 messing us about, so half an hour instead of five/ten minutes.

Got there in an excellent frame of mind, to discover everyone rapidly leaving the water because there had been 'an incident in the pool', same as last Thursday, probably same child, and the pool was closed for the rest of the day. So no swim just a free shower.

Took an even longer route to come home, a good three quarters of an hour on some of the nicer less populated roads, something to clear out any cobwebs, and restore my good mood.

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#7085 Posted : 12 October 2018 13:07:05(UTC)
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Just as a bit of info if anyone is interested.

I bought a can of Silver spray paint from Aldi last weekend with the intention of tidying up a few bits and bobs in the engine bay. Little bit here and there, nothing too extravagant.

Turns out that the colour is near as dam it the same as paint code 3L Silver Stone.

I had contemplated buying a new mirror as my near side one had a few scuffs, thought I'd try a quick rub down and respray and see what happens.

 

Finished

 

Really please with the result, now on to the rear splash guards.

 

Hi Matt, that's a useful tip, was there a description for the silver paint? Thanks.

 

It's just a standard tin of 'Deco Style Metal Effect Spray Paint'

Comes in Silver,  black and white. 

It's sold every now and then down the 'centre isle of temptation'.

 

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#7086 Posted : 13 October 2018 14:57:54(UTC)
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Hi everyone,

I’m new to the club and new to ownership. I cleaned out my 5 drain holes today and found that the previous owner had glued rubber or carpet over the rear holes where the soft top drains. Is there any reason for doing this or were they mistakenly trying to prevent a problem?

 

any comments would be appreciated

 

thanks 

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#7087 Posted : 13 October 2018 21:58:37(UTC)
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5 drain holes- wow !

I think my car has just two, but job well done anyway.

Had a great drive in 24°C sunshine today.  Top down until 6 pm.

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#7088 Posted : 14 October 2018 09:27:03(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Peak Newby Go to Quoted Post

Hi everyone,

I’m new to the club and new to ownership. I cleaned out my 5 drain holes today and found that the previous owner had glued rubber or carpet over the rear holes where the soft top drains. Is there any reason for doing this or were they mistakenly trying to prevent a problem?

 

any comments would be appreciated

 

thanks 

Peak Newby

Maybe didn't realise the drain tubes were there. Not sure where you get 5 from, but you should have one either side under the carpet flap by the seat belt tower, that exits under the car and you should have 2 either side of the jacking points front and rear, so 8 of those and the 2 drain tubes.

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#7089 Posted : 14 October 2018 09:30:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PKB222 Go to Quoted Post

5 drain holes- wow !

I think my car has just two, but job well done anyway.

Had a great drive in 24°C sunshine today.  Top down until 6 pm.

Assuming the MkII is the same as the MkI you should also have one either side of the jacking points front and rear, so another 8.

Regards, Phil.

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#7090 Posted : 14 October 2018 09:32:45(UTC)
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a bit of touching up of my undercarriage.....

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#7091 Posted : 14 October 2018 09:40:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Phil H Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: PKB222 Go to Quoted Post

5 drain holes- wow !

I think my car has just two, but job well done anyway.

Had a great drive in 24°C sunshine today.  Top down until 6 pm.

Assuming the MkII is the same as the MkI you should also have one either side of the jacking points front and rear, so another 8.

 

Thanks for the information I didn’t know about the holes at the rear jacking points and was counting the front as one on each side. 

5= left seatbelt right seatbelt left front jack right front jack and petrol cap 

turns out I’ve actually got 11 drain points

 

thanks again

 

Peak Newby

 

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#7092 Posted : 14 October 2018 11:10:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Peak Newby Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: Phil H Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: PKB222 Go to Quoted Post

5 drain holes- wow !

I think my car has just two, but job well done anyway.

Had a great drive in 24°C sunshine today.  Top down until 6 pm.

Assuming the MkII is the same as the MkI you should also have one either side of the jacking points front and rear, so another 8.

 

Thanks for the information I didn’t know about the holes at the rear jacking points and was counting the front as one on each side. 

5= left seatbelt right seatbelt left front jack right front jack and petrol cap 

turns out I’ve actually got 11 drain points

 

thanks again

 

Peak Newby

 

Glad the info was a bit helpful.

Regards, Phil.

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#7093 Posted : 15 October 2018 20:57:11(UTC)
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Nothing, it's not been out of the garage for over two weeks now, with all this manky weather we've had lately it looks like it has gone into hibernation until Spring.

At least it's clean and waxed.
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#7094 Posted : 19 October 2018 18:39:04(UTC)
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As it’s been about 14 weeks since I visited Chris in Bingley for the paint to be corrected, I thought I’d give it a good wash and full wax in preparation for the winter.  

So 4 hours of pampering later, it was all washed, clay bar on a couple of troublesome deposits (I’m assuming tree sap or insects as I always clean off anything I can see), good going over with a carbonara based wax, and finally a sealant. I’d already polished up the foggy headlights but gave them a quick onceover anyway. Just the wheels to try and seal tomorrow. 

Interestingly, mine seems to be the only car that’s showing the condensation bloom tonight now it’s dropped cold. 

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#7095 Posted : 20 October 2018 17:56:22(UTC)
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Fitted new coolant expansion tank to our Mk3 - well, it's almost 11 years old and on 66,000 miles.

Biggest pain was sorting out the new coolant - running the engine at 2,500k rpm for 5 mins at a time, then 3k revs for 5 seconds followed by idling then switching off and topping it up with more FL22 or water.

Have to do this 3 or 4 times.

Still, tis done - so I can relax and enjoy driving it.


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