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Shifty

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Shifty last won the day on March 29 2019

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    Levorg GT

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  1. Just flicking through the various forum sections and I sense a distinct lack of Levorg related posts and info? Or am I missing something?
  2. Howdy all. I'm back in the fold after working abroad. Picked up a 2015 Levorg GT with only 8k miles on the clock. Full dealer history. It was a second car that just never got used. Once I remember how to post pictures I'll get some on. Same metallic blue as the previous Outback. Not seen too many out and about on the roads and even less during this lock down ;)
  3. I tried the firefox extension and it don't seem to work
  4. Cleaned the MAF as it looked very black. Fitted five new tyres. Now skint.
  5. A friendly tester might shove the probe up another vehicles exhaust for beer vouchers as long as the boss is not around. Well that's what they did with mine when I had all the aggro with my cats. Glad to say it's now sorted.
  6. Four new tyres just in time for winter. Now skint until the end of the month but that's life.
  7. Why not get the injectors serviced at a specialists? That way you get a warranty on any work and they can flow test and make sure the spray pattern is good. I'm not a fan of stuff you tip in the tank.
  8. Yes mate they were doing a short notice limited time promo deal just before Christmas (I think they were a bit slack). Normally it was going to be around £80 per wheel so I thought wtf and went for it. I had five 16" standard Outback alloys re-furbed and colour changed to gunmetal from silver. They even did the alloy centre caps to match for free which was nice. The previous lady owner of my car fitted snow chains (not very well) and they mullered every wheel which is why I got the car cheap. I've got to go back and get my new tyres fitted in a week or two as I don't trust Kwik-Twit not to scratch them or stick a shed load of balance weights everywhere except where they are needed. I think once you go above 16s the price goes up quite steeply. Get yourself on their faceache page and mailing lists as they often have short term deals on offer when they are quiet.
  9. Wiring issue? I can't see you killing a lambda sensor in 100 miles no matter how bad your engine was.
  10. I had all five wheels done on my Outback for £300 all in at "The Wheel Specialists" in Farnborough. Tyres off, acid dipped, any damage repaired, shot blasted, powder coated inside and out, diamond cut, clear coated, tyres refitted with new valves, wheels invisibly balanced, three year guarantee on the finish, and all done in a day. As good as new and a lot less effort.
  11. My mechanic simply leaves a warning flyer on the dash stating that new brake pads have been fitted along with advice on breaking them in. They never do a road test unless specifically asked to do so to diagnose an issue and always with the owners written consent. He also said that if he felt it necessary to begin bedding the brakes in he would use the rollers on the mot bay much like they do during the mot test. Arguably the driver is guilty of "taking without consent" as you only asked them to change the brakes which does not require a road test - let alone a speeding road test.
  12. Had my wheels done by these: https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/?gclid=CJfrise7jdECFYoaGwodJKEKlQ Better than new and very reasonable. Got five done for the price of four as I have a full size alloy spare. Went for a colour change from diamond cut silver to satin gunmetal. Better than new and looks the dogs. My wheels were all trashed when the previous owner put snow chains on which I used to knock the price down knowing I'd get them refurbed. Not sure if they come to you but I borrowed a spare set of wheels from my mate and dropped my wheels off. They were done within 24 hours so I collected them next day. They even fitted them while I was there which was handy. I'll deffo use them again and they are a fraction of the price of new wheels.
  13. I think his pride got in the way. Nothing wrong with the workmanship it was just that the supplied cats were not fit for purpose. As you said it was a shame I had to resort to lodging a court claim.
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