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What did you do to your X308 Today?

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:24 AM
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Ummmm...checked the oil level, tyre pressure and drove it....200klm ;o))
 
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:02 AM
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looked at the exhaust system, then smelled the exhaust fumes, yes both pipes, and did it without passing out, final verdict is the right pipe smells a lot stronger, then there sounds like a exhaust leak about mid car, on the first muffler
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:25 AM
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so this is the only corner of the Boot that is lifted, all other corners remain flush, what should i do to fix this?

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:40 AM
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How has that happened?

The panel adjustment is at the hinge and bump stops for in/out - up/down movement. Not an easy job to get right, when you move the panel you've got to keep checking all the shut lines.

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so this is the only corner of the Boot that is lifted, all other corners remain flush, what should i do to fix this?

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:45 AM
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How has that happened?

The panel adjustment is at the hinge and bump stops for in/out - up/down movement. Not an easy job to get right, when you move the panel you've got to keep checking all the shut lines.
i bought the car this way, now i want it fixed, i feel like its letting water in, not 100% sure, so all that needs to be done is the up/down so i would need to fiddle with the bump stop?
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:18 AM
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Don't know without being there! it might need shims to pull it back down onto the seal. I don't have to tell you water on that side in the boot/trunk is a no-no, if water collects it'll certainly fry your security module.
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:28 AM
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It looks like somebody slammed the boot shut with a bunch of stuff loaded in there. Mine has a little spot near the middle where something hit the inside of the boot/trunk when it was closed. You definitely don't want water getting in there.
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:12 AM
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i know i swear i felt the carpet above the battery was a bit wet, ill take a look at it later today when i have time, see what i can do
 
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:38 AM
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When you do, have a look and see if the two bolts are loose on the hinge, if they are, lucky you it's just a matter a tightening them up (and the panel down) for a level playing field with a spanner or socket.
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:22 PM
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good news my trunk is not leaking water, other news, they arent loose bolts

also this isnt a solo thread everyone, its a collective thread so feel free to post what you did to your car as well
 
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in last two days i spend 6 hours cleaning the
 
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leather seats... (sorry for double post, wanted to click on Go Advanced)
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:15 PM
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in last two days i spend 6 hours cleaning the leather seats
did you just do a shampoo and conditioner treatment?
 
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Last week I installed heated seats in my cat. Today (and for the last few days), I applied leather conditioner to my seats, and all leather surfaces. As you all know, my VDP has REAL leather inside (unlike "lesser" X308 models ), and the multiple leather treatments, make the leather supple like the finest lambskin jacket, from the Bond Street.

My "new" seats have only 32K miles on them, but I don't think they ever saw any conditioner. So every day since the installation, I apply one coat of the treatment, and let it soak into the leather. Once the leather stops absorbing the lotion, it will be done for at least a year.

I used to own couple of full service car washes, and detail shops, so I have all the commercial stuff available, and a know how.

I am on a lookout for the low mileage engine and transmission, which I will purchase and properly store. My cat has 82K on the clock right now, and I think it will go more than double that. Once her drivetrain goes, I'll have another one ready. Did I mention I intend to keep her untill I am too old to drive? And then I will give it to my daughter as an antique gift. Since I live in the snow free states (I move between CA and AZ with the season), there is no rust at all, and she WILL live forever!
 
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by danielsand View Post
As you all know, my VDP has REAL leather inside (unlike "lesser" X308 models ),
Unless you mean that the VDP *might* have a few extra panels that are leather, it's pretty well known the the main seating surfaces on *all* X308 are leather.
 
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This was supposed to be a joke, and I tried (in vain) to emphasize it by inserting a smiley!
 
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Saw a drip and diagnosed exhaust leak at first joint in the horizontally opposed run of pipe. Looks like a clamp needs to be tightened. I'm surprised with the amount of condensation that can form in the front of the exhaust.
 
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Originally Posted by Safi View Post
did you just do a shampoo and conditioner treatment?
first deep cleaned with leather cleaner and alcohol (it was never cleaned i guess) and then with special cream for leather jackets. Feels nice and when compared to not cleaned seat, it looked like i have 3 color bolstering.
 
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by danielsand View Post
This was supposed to be a joke, and I tried (in vain) to emphasize it by inserting a smiley!
My bad ... don't know all the smileys.

Just finished selectable switching for the twin fuel pumps. This only applies to the SC vehicles. The purpose is to enable rotating the purpose of the pumps so that they each get a decent amount of use. The secondary pump hardly gets used around town as it only spins to pressurise the fuel rail at startup or at > 3500 rpm. The theory is that low use can result in a gummed up secondary pump. When the primary goes, and the secondary takes over all functions, it can soon follow.

I also made a emergency/diagnostic jumper from a male spade connector, a foot of wire and a alligator clip to keep in the trunk. Remove the relay, jam the spade connector in the correct slot, and connect the alligator clip to the main power feed in the rear fuse box. Direct power to each fuel pump circuit in turn resulted in spinning noise from each pump. One of them seems to gurgle at startup. I will be checking it again before final cleanup to see if it is the secondary or primary. If it is the secondary and clears up, then no problem. If it does not clear up, then maybe one of the hoses has popped off

One caveat: do not remove a fuel pump relay while the ignition is on ... it will result in a restricted performance warning because the ECU thinks the missing relay is dead.


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Old 11-13-2012, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by mechelement View Post
Saw a drip and diagnosed exhaust leak at first joint in the horizontally opposed run of pipe. Looks like a clamp needs to be tightened. I'm surprised with the amount of condensation that can form in the front of the exhaust.
What pipe is this? Do you have a non-factory H pipe installed?
 
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