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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:32 pm 
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so i replaced my brown/ dirty coolant bottle and sensor and flushed out the system and used Nulon coolant, came up a treat while flushing out the system 2 full containers of this crap came out...

Car has gone in for an auto trans service tonight, was not going into gear.
*Hope im not due for a new gearbox/ reco, fingers crossed..

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:41 pm 
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Could be as simple as needing new fluid or the inhibitor switch has failed, pretty common really..
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:47 pm 
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long time no update just brought an el gt steering wheel was in ok condition used a leather dye and gave it a really got leather polish came up looking pretty good. my interior is complete now :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:59 pm 
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I painted my manifold gloss black, rocker covers also and polished the manifold 5Litre badge.
While i was doing this i accidentley snapped one of the rocker cover bolts into the heads whoops!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:46 pm 
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So i finally got around to getting my rotors (DBA T2) & brake pads fitted today, so happy they are finally on, havint had a chance to test them out as iam still wearing them in.
Next on the list is SWAY BARS and a new alloy radiator :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:40 pm 
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Where abouts did u get the brakes from?
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:38 am 
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Shipo_1150 I brought the rotors off eBay for about $350 front and rear. (Brand-DBAT2)
Make sure when you buy brake pads that they are suitable for slotted or drilled etc rotors.
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Sweet thanks. Are they any better than the standard e series. You cant really go backwards from them
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:03 pm 
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The mechanic said I have to take it easy on the brakes for the first 50- 100kms.
I know it seems expensive ;
brake $350-$400
Pads $100 (approx)
$270 to get it all fitted (I'm a retard don't feel confident changing them)


I'll let you know once they 'wear in' :)
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 Post subject: Re: Cal's '1998' EL XR8
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:50 pm 
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That doesn't seem like a bad price. Iv always used bendix pads their around $80 each. Definitely after something better than the e series rubbish standard
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