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Planemo last won the day on November 23 2018

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  1. Alright guys Well I thought this thread would be as good as any to announce that after 7 years of ownership the Aygo has now been sold to someone else to enjoy. A little earlier than expected but a new project in the form of a turbo Smart Car came up, gifted to me by my brother who needed shot of it asap due to a house move. I couldnt keep both so... Anyways, its been somewhat of a journey, helped along by chatting to you lovely people in the forum. If I get another Aygo I will be back, but if not, I wish you all the best with your little beasties. Ta ta for now, maybe not forev
  2. Edited to delete post...I realised I had gone completely mental for 10 mins and I actually have a 5 door...I blame old age!
  3. Its not impossible because I have done it. And I didnt remove the driveshaft, ball joint or ARB. You just need to think outside the box. If the wishbone wont go down, the strut needs to go up. Of course, you need to tread very carefully with whatever method you use to load up the strut. Or, split the balljoints/remove arb/driveshafts. Its less riskier, but far more hassle imo.
  4. Tbh you're asking me questions from years ago bud! Pretty sure I didnt check tracking after fitting the Eibachs as the drop isnt significant. Most road lowering kits are the same deal - 25mm or so isnt an issue on 99% of cars. I believe I had it checked after the coilovers were fitted but even then I think I was told the toe was fine and it wasnt adjusted. If anything they would have given it a little positive camber but it's not adjustable and in any event it was well within limits. Never had any noticeable uneven tyre wear with either setup.
  5. Good to hear all OK 🙂 Yeah they hadnt done a lot of work! I found the thread where I later fitted the coilovers: ...which was 14 months after this thread so yes about 7k miles on the Eibachs tops I reckon. Thanks again, good to hear another Aygo gets some use out of them 🙂 Cheers
  6. Holy thread resurrection! Reading this thread reminded me re the rear shock bolts that we spoke about - I didn't drop the rear beam to fit the Eibachs as I thought. I managed to remove the original springs and get the Eibachs in just by brute force. It also reminded me that when I did try to get the shocks off, I made a faux pas in that I was attempting to undo the nut that is located inside the beam - these nuts are CAPTIVE! So it would never have come off. It was only when fitting my coil over kit that I realized that to get the shocks off you remove the BOLT not the nut haha. They
  7. Now sold. Thanks to Hal and the forum 🤗
  8. Completely forgot I had these until I cleared my shed out the other day! I had these fitted for about a year I think which would be around 7k miles for me. I swopped them out when I fitted my coilover kit. Lowers about an inch all round and rides really well as you would expect from Eibach. I paid about £130 for the set so I think £50 is fair. Cant really send them so would need collecting from Billericay, Essex or I would drive a little way to meet if it helps. Cheers!
  9. Simple answer - install and run Torque Pro on an Android phone and plug in a cheap OBD reader to the port under the left side of the steering column. I get around 82 deg at operating temp. If yours is vastly different, theres your answer.
  10. I use Phillips LED bulbs in my Mk1. Look nice and white without the obvious (and law attracting) blue tint of HID. Beam pattern is excellent as well.
  11. There is no metal on the bumper. So if it doesnt just click back in you will likely have broken the black plastic clips that the bumper clips onto. Is this an MMT clutch? If not, the warning light wouldnt have been the clutch.
  12. I think I was far from asking for a perfect response. That would have been to repair the car (which oddly you were offered) as well as recompense for the tints. In the end I got neither. All I wanted was £60 to redo the tints. I went into the whole thing very diplomatically and didnt raise a fuss. I was shown the hand from the outset. I am not sure that this recall is any more noble than on any other brand of car. Its dangerous (in fact you yourself titled this thread as such) and I wouldnt expect anything less from any other manufacturer. In fact I think it should have been issued/b
  13. It was in response to Frosty. Your post slipped in just before mine.
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