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    Well, no, my wife looks over her shoulder when reversing and steadfastly refuses to use her wing mirrors....this led to her clobbering my '98 2.5 VVTi under the NS headlight - bloody marvellous

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    Its a female spacious awareness /hand eye co ordination problem , they basically cant park , or play darts or snooker etc - this is why modern cars have short dropping bonnet lines , still wont stop them kerbing wheels though .
    the real oddity is that they can be so accurate and fastidious about applying make up - but cant wax the car , you will never, ever ,ever , see a woman with a DA polisher because you now add a machine to the process and they know it will end badly - dont ever try this !!!!!

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    My wife is fine at parking the cars, but with the big old barges she has had to get used to over the years it is no surprise. In fact, the one car I can never park properly, a Celica 202, she has no problem with. I just can't get the size of it for some reason. Good fun seeing the reaction from other drivers as a woman piloting an LS400 bears down on them at speed.

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    So - so close to ending this saga with the engine work, still got EMV and blower motor and a few other bits to do we were hoping to get it fired up today but it takes so long to clean everything before fitting it.

    This has to be the longest job I have had but it is worth it to see the end result.
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    Oh wow looking fantastic and you got the lenses really clear, wonderful.

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    Very nice indeed..

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    All going back together nicely, it is now 99% finished, I have just a few non engine related jobs to do - EMV, heater fan motor - Air vent - and a few other bits.

    Putting it all back together I came to the air intake and AFM, this was it.
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    Hmmmmmmmm, I cant put that on so it went in the sauce for a while and this is the end result.
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    Wow that look really amazing. It's so clean.

    Sent from my SM-J700H using Tapatalk

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    Sorted -ish.

    Should all be done by tomorrow.
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    Absolutely bloody fabulous. No words can say how much I appreciate all the hard graft and time consuming work done by Steve and Jordan. Want a job done thoroughly then give it to Steve to do. Hopefully picking the 32 up perhaps on bank holiday Monday. Just waiting for the nod from Steve. I do hope the sun is shining when I collect the car. I'll be driving the 32 back home with a big grin on my face.

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    Looking good - at this point , in order to keep it looking good - another item I highly recommend:
    Dinitrol AV8 , put some in a plastic sprayer - coat the shocks /springs , lines , the lower panel below the radiator and X member that is below the aircon rad , all the power steering hoses and lower hoses , steering rack and ball joints .
    None of these area you see from looking in the engine bay .
    Dinitrol will keep these areas mint for 10 years , rust proof and waterproof , preserve rubber . But if you wish to remove in the future , it can be removed with a solvent .
    It also leeches into joints between metal parts to prevent corrosion - steel and aluminium protection for a long time - gives a hard gold / light brown finish in about 2 hours -25 worth would do you .

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    Thanks Adam, Thank you for the information, I'll look into it.

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    Yet another tip :
    All the bolt heads and washers unless replaced with stainless eventually rust , you can coat them in EDGE SEALER made by 3M - its a clear fluid that drys in a couple of hours , comes in a small tin with a cotton ball applicator .
    Its very runny so use only a small amount on the cotton ball , and dab it onto your bolts etc that you want to protect - once on its much harder to remove once dry and needs isopropol alcohol .
    this is also the way to keep alloy wheels mint - apply to the INNER surface - if split rims put a coating around the bolt nuts on the inside - (it prevents leaks also )and the recessed center hub where brake dust gathers , you can also use dinitrol on the main inner of the wheel / with edge sealer behind the spokes .
    now you only need clean the wheel outer(soapy water) and wheel wax them (max coat by chemical guys)- Every 4 or 5 years , remove the wheel , clean and reapply on the inners - They will be as new

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    At last, the car is now parked up and waiting for collection.

    Now I can lay back and tidy up all the little jobs I have, FFFT.
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