Olaf

My new SS Commodore... in a sharp german suit

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Since I last updated, I had annual service check and WoF done.  Ahead of the WoF I had the seat ocvupancy Mat replaced (the light had come up on the dashboard, and was diagnosed).  The intelligent battery sensor cable that I sourced isn’t a direct replacement (it’s an updated part), so install was deferred.

And, significantly, the PCV diaphragms were replaced (there’s one for each bank in the N62), which seems to have reduced smoking at idle.

I’ve been away down south, and the car ran beautifully.

On the weekend, this happened:

 

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Batty was as flat as a totally flattened thing.  Couldn't get it idling after a jumpstart.  Flat-decked to workshop (thanks AA!) yesterday.

Now it's getting batty recharged, investigation, update to the new Intelligent Battery Sensor, and battery fully tested.   Also checking to see any recalcitrant items not shutting down correctly.

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161785kms.  Adaptor cables fitted along with the new IBS cable; battery fully recharged and tested okay, vehicle monitored for 6 hrs okay.  Result.  I’m driving it today. 

Need to get an alignment as I hit a pothole on SH1 south of Picton.

Vacuum pump under investigation.

 

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161xxxkms - another go on the Hunter 4 wheel alignment.  it's much nicer now, all square and ship-shape.  drove out to the hutt valley and enjoyed the feel on the motorway.

Damned potholes!   Good to have it running sweetly.

Next step:  replacement NZ-spec number plates.  Filling in the forms today.

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On 10/19/2017 at 11:30 AM, Olaf said:
6 hours ago, Olaf said:

161xxxkms - another go on the Hunter 4 wheel alignment.  it's much nicer now, all square and ship-shape.  drove out to the hutt valley and enjoyed the feel on the motorway.

Damned potholes!   Good to have it running sweetly.

Next step:  replacement NZ-spec number plates.  Filling in the forms today.

 

Hunter ? is that when they balance the wheels on the car?

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10 hours ago, kiwi535 said:

Hunter ? is that when they balance the wheels on the car?

although Hunter do produce that kind of machine, I've not seen one in NZ.  

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161785km:  Vacuum pump replaced this week. (thanks Page European and Autosure Extreme).   Seems different sound - though as my ears are still full of fluid from the flu - I can't tell at the moment.  Brake pedal is more progressive.

Will see how this works with the fuming at idle.

Needs a damned good clean, so it does.

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last week the good folks at Winger BMW kindly fitted my new NZ-legal plates, in place of the (cool, stylin', though not legal) German plates that were on the car when I bought it.  I went in looking for fasteners and brackets, to do the job myself... and came out with the job done, gratis!  And Winger BMW plate frames too.   A very nice touch, and they exceeded my expectations.

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