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#1201 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

Great progress. Good to see you've had a good experience of a battery delivered from an on-line order.

I'm a regular user of on-line for car parts but have never managed to brave a battery order.

Fear of 'Damaged Held Lost' , 'Parcel Farce' or 'Damaged Parlcels Deluvered' tipping the fekker upside down so that when you open the package, battery acid pisses out over everything in sight has prevented me from ordering.

I've had half a dozen batteries from Tayna in the last 5 years, never had so much as a dent in the outer packaging and the batteries are cocooned in expanded polystyrene; whoever their courier is they know what they're doing.
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#1202 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

I imagine the first time a courier smashes a battery around and leaks acid all over the back of their van, is the last time they're not careful with it.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:39 AM

Top work! It looks fairly easy to work on and very satisfying, or will be when it fires up and runs sweet after all your work!

 

I like how methodical you are. I start off trying to be methodical then kick over the box I put all the bolts in, pick up more than I started with and wonder what the hell has gone wrong.


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#1204 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

When I bought the battery for the Zafira it came in a huge box, with some mega stiff foam around it that the kids made chairs from and bounced around on with no destruction, and a weird presumably acid absorbing bag, then inside a plastic bag
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#1205 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

Having a few beers then deciding to fix your car doesn't always go swimmingly.

So yesterday we left the dizzy spacer with one stuck screw


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In the iron lady's words - that screw wasn't for turning. After discussion with my learned friend the plan was to drill it out using a drill bit exactly the right size. Drill bit applied and most of it came way.

Feeling emboldened I gave the spacer a gentle tug and
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Fucksticks. I must have hulk like strength!

So my little persuader was employed a7624d696a3de943b604d6ba77ffe105.jpg
Allowing this to happen

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Luckily it all unscrewed meaning the camshaft part is ok. Also luckily Rimmers sell the spacer for not megabucks.
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#1206 OFFLINE   Isaac Hunt

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

Fix that spacer with Araldite. Clean up,the hole, fill it full of Araldite. When set, drill the Araldite plug and countersink. The other fixing is going to stop it going anywhere. If the 'fix' doeasn't work then there is the Rimmer Bros route.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

I did think that - but wasn't sure how much of a bodge it would be.

The spacers are £20 so not the earth but might try it first.
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#1208 OFFLINE   Isaac Hunt

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:19 PM

My Dad fixed an indicator stalk with Araldite whilst we were on holiday in Italy once.

Upon return to the UK a new indicator stalk was purchased.

The new unit is still in its box on the shelf and the repaired unit is still on the car and working fine.

The repair was in 1974, must have been a proper quality bodge.

But as you say, it is only £20 and at best that will get you a couple of randoms in the next rofule
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:32 PM



But as you say, it is only £20 and at best that will get you a couple of randoms in the next rofule


Luckily I am sworn off roffles at the moment...

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:05 PM

Nice updates. A most worthy patient. What's not to like!

(Head for garage hoping to find ones own mojo. Fail and put the kettle on. Again)
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:33 PM

Luckily I am sworn off roffles at the moment...
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You best order up the new b racket thingy cos if you save the £20 it may lead you not into temptation
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

crazy MF fondler weirdo :P


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