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  1. So, I openly admit I’m not overly clued up and not very hands on (I’m a software developer, that’s a hardware job) Anyway, I have my replacement wing mirror unit, all ready to go and my Tesco socket set, life’s good so far and I’m feeling confident. I proceed to remove the black door trim for the mirror controls first. 4 attempts later, and a totally scratched bit of plastic, it’s finally off. Next, I attempt to undo the remaining bolts and discover the bolts are about 100ft inside the door and need a socket extension (which I had to go buy). I get them out and pull off the door trim from the bottom. All pop out apart from one which snapped off (there’s always one). So I’m like “I can deal with that”. The door trim now on the ground, I can undo the 3 bolts holding on the mirror. Out they come and swap in for the new mirror. The new mirror now won’t sit flush like the old one did. A f*****g hour later I find that it’s the bolts inside the mirror that were sitting right and fixed them after comparing. Door trim back on and snapped another pop clip but back on and all bolts back in. Then then door sounds like @*!# when I close it, I see another bolt on the car mat I had missed. So window control panel back off, this time it wasn’t so easy and ended up snapping the b*****d in half ... FML. Got the bolt back in but this time wouldn’t find thread, just turning. Whole door trim back off but this time the top bolt wouldn’t come out. Yanked it out with pliers (as I’m cross now). Fixed the alignment and door trim back on (3 hours in) and dark now, shivering and freezing with a manky torch between my teeth. Keys in the ignortion and go to adjust my electric mirror ... nothing! .... NOTHING! Door handle trim off again (snapped this time now as well as I’d about turned Into the hulk with rage ). Taken about 30 minutes to get the stupid wire connector undone. And have a look about. Redone it all and door trim back on. Mirror working but now door sounding like @*!# when closing. I’ve given up. Lessons learned .... pay a garage funny thing is, I could do the whole thing now in about 20 minutes. now need some new door trims .... ZMANALEX .... lol.
  2. Craig .... R35 GTR are the running costs as horrific as a lot of people make out? Nitrogen filled tyres, service every 3 miles etc :-p Stunning car.
  3. Fife Meet?

    Perfect. Thanks for the suggestion Benny. Looks like that’s sorted for the 26th . (Now to try and find everyone once there ). I’m looking forward to it.
  4. Fife Meet?

    For Sunday 26th (to try and fit others in): I’m not all sure who’s going? I suggested the Kelpies at Falkirk, however; I don’t think that’s a good fit from what I’m feeling. The Silverburn Centre is even further out. For those of us still wanting to go, can we all reply with our locations again please and I’ll try to find something that’s a fair distance?
  5. Engine mileage

    I believe that Nissan engineers were instructed to build this motor to last 200,000 miles. I wouldn’t worry about millages with these cars. It of course depends on several factors, including how it was driven and has it been properly maintained and oiled.
  6. Too much worry?

    Lol I wouldn’t worry about it (I’m not, and I love to worry). Drive it and if it goes then do it. I don’t think the clutch has to come out though
  7. Fife Meet?

    Nice. How about we do that then? Following weekend and meet at the Nando’s there? Assuming there’s a place to park up? Everyone else who was originally going good with that? This way, potentially get more people attending.
  8. Too much worry?

    Made me laugh about the gear changes lol.
  9. Too much worry?

    Thanks fella. Yeh the concentric slave on the clutch apparently can go at any point. ZMANALEX confirmed this too when we met and I picked up some stuff. There is no warning, the clutch pedal just goes straight to the floor. A recovery job. They’re plastic in stock form, so only a matter of time. But when mine goes I might as well get the clutch and fly done. enjoying it so far. I still laugh at everyone that races up behind me, usually 17 year old lads in their 1.2 eco flex Corsa with their girlfriend (probably sister) in the car.
  10. Fife Meet?

    Cool. Nando’s sounds good too, which one was that? I’m happy to meet there if everyone else is? Let’s get something sorted and stick with this coming Sunday?
  11. Too much worry?

    Should have went the HR route
  12. Too much worry?

    These replies have totally put my mind at ease. I’ll stop thinking “what if” and start enjoying my car. My previous car was an e89 Z4 and was fantastic but the fuel pump was on its way out, dealership warranty covered. So, this is my first buy not from a dealership and not protected with a fancy warranty. So, was feeling a little nervous but enjoy learning more about the car.
  13. Too much worry?

    Thanks for the replies. I’ve spent £1,000 so far in a week of ownership service £360 (incl spark plugs) rear tyres: 260 rear bearing 355 i know it needs all round brake rotors too, but I’m doing those myself. Yeh, not expecting it to be perfect but just worry over the big things happening. Maybe it will fade the more time I spend with the car.
  14. Too much worry?

    So, I’m the new owner of a 2008 HR with 56k miles. All history up to date and nothing to suggest looking problems. I just worry I’m going to have the concentric slave cylinder problem, is oil galley gasket problem, or transmission problems and I’m going to end up forking our loads of cash and being depressed lol. Why cant I just enjoy the car? I do nothing but imagine the worst and read all of these horror stories. Its making me think “should I just cut my losses and sell it now before it starts?” I know the HR unit is prone to this dreaded oil leak or concentric slave issue. I’ve also heard people say these things are built like tanks, why do I focus on the negative?