So a frustrating and expensive weekend for me, got around to doing a service on the lux and it took way longer than it should have.
The upper and lower front control arms were due for ball joints too. Absolute bastard of a job to do, felt like we were fighting with them the whole time.
Front shock on the passenger side had blown up so had to strip that down and take out the lifted spring into a new strut. Went for KYB skorched 4's hope they hold up well. The shafts are a touch smaller than the pedders that were in it.
I havnt checked the catch can in a little while and it was starting to back up the drain hose into the base of the can. So drained that while i changed the oil and flushed out the filter in some old petrol. At least its doing its job!
While we were under the bonnet decided it was time to have a look at the EGR valve and gave that a good scrub out too. The inter-cooler had a bit of oil residue in it, stood it on its end and blew air through it not much seemed to come out. Throttle body was pretty clean before I started just had to get rid of some of the soot in the elbow.
Then finished off the service with Ryco air, oil and fuel filters. Gonna be up for a clutch and rear brakes soon too. Maybe even front pads by then as well. Woo more money to throw into the pit