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#31 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:44 AM

Knobs seem like hens teeth. Tried 6 different volvo breakers, there are some on ebay but hey are shipped from the states, otherwise £150 for a new one! 


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:23 PM

Will, there's a bloke over on the Volvo forum, Gatos is his username.

He's got thousands of bits for these V40's, trays and trays of the stuff.

Would you like me to pm him for you?

Just tell me what you need.



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for the offer Captain Smooth. The only bit needed was the gear lever knob so should be fine for now. 


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 01:55 PM

Re: drop links, I read on here someone's ingenious solution to getting them off was to simply use a large breaker bar to sheer the nut off, by tightening it rather than trying to undo it and having to deal with the spinning ball joint. Never tried it myself but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:13 PM

Might try that ... or fire. 

 

Any recommendations for a decent blow torch? Cheaper the better, 


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 01:46 AM

I have nothing to compare it to but my 'GoSystem' blow torch has got me out of trouble a few times, no complaints.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:20 PM

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If that doesn't work I'll give you a unit with code at the next meet.

I owe you a coffee or beer!

Code came through for free and so we now have toons.
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:50 PM

Starlet is back in action!

A visit from a lovely man in an orange van and I have the keys back.

Need to do an oil change before it's next crail run.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:42 PM

Finest swift bits have arrived....

It's a small Asian hatchback and the part is made from plastic so it comes from ....... India!

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:58 PM

Re: drop links, I read on here someone's ingenious solution to getting them off was to simply use a large breaker bar to sheer the nut off, by tightening it rather than trying to undo it and having to deal with the spinning ball joint. Never tried it myself but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work

 

I think this method might just strip the thread, that's what happened when I used an impact gun to do mine up. My preferred solution if they don't have flats is to use an open ended spanner to dislocate the joint, then grip the ball with a pair of mole grips.



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:01 PM

That's the way I do them!

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:11 PM

Drop links are easier to remove than they used to be because they don't last long enough to get rusty.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:43 PM

Cheers chaps, will try that when I get 5 minutes.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:11 PM

Got some time and sunshine today to play.

Cheeky shot of the youngsters
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And the more mature members
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First off the v40 was still letting in a trickle of water so I iced the outer lights
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The indicators needed tangoing
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Then continued stripping interior. I think it is going to be a carpet out jobbie
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I need to work out how to remove the front seats without setting off airbags.

The sound deadening is sopping wet so needs a good dry day.

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Swift has been running cold. Bonnet up. What a tiny battery 07fd0b77e9059f7b579eb9103618ed54.jpg
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Diagnosis -fucked

New one didn't fit. A bit too big
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Will rectify that tomorrow. Tomorrow is clean xantia and oil change, before putting it up for sale.
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Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:03 PM

I always thought that about the swift battery but it never failed to start it even after a couple of weeks!! Nice to see it getting some love!!
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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:10 PM

To remove seats without setting off airbags and tensioners I just disconnect the battery and go have a coffee. Come back to car half hour later and rip out the seats!

Not failed me yet and I've plenty of experience with it :D

Hbol says there is a special clip you put in the side to stop it going off manually. Unsurprisingly both of mine are missing

I didn't know if this is because it is side impact bags.

Half tempted by the leather interior on eBay! But cash flow is a bit shit at moment.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:12 PM

Toyotas have non electrical pre tensioners that need to be switched into a safe mode before removing .
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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:13 PM

Toyotas have non electrical pre tensioners that need to be switched into a safe mode before removing .

It's for the Volvo v40. Supposed to be a red clip in the seat base that has gone walkabout.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 03:16 PM

Thermostat installed in the swift.

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Nice and toasty now
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New wiper blades. Drivers side one looked a little small, new one is a good few inches larger (fnarfnar)
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:45 PM

Good day at Crail.

Times
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Bucketeer took the hypothetical trophy with his last run

Biggun and littleun
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Will put a couple of videos up later including some shots starts from some members on here!
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:13 PM

Slow cars be slow.



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:15 PM

https://youtu.be/96uWzGUK7Xg
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 07:46 PM

Put the interior back into the v40 and one of the seat back rest bolts has cross threaded. Fucksticks.


Looked at removing the door in the swift and one of the screws holding the door on is rusted tight. And is at the bottom of the pull close. Fucking cars.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:35 PM

Serviced the swift in readiness for Scottish trip this evening after the departure of lespace. Aided by my furry apprentice

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Its great not to have to remove plastic covers etc.

New and old

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Not so sparky
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No1 cylinder plug was covered in a grey deposit.

Off with the cap
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I love neat touches that help things along. Firing order plus rotation
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Aside from a dodgy HT lead (set on order) all done in 20 minutes for less than £30.

Runs a lot smoother and idles better.

Next job was the drivers door handle. Previously the scene of an attempted break in
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Following 320 advice I took a chiesel to the stuck screw and got the door card off. a029b9cca4bc6694f7a25ef110c3236b.jpg

Handle was one of those jobs that you need 15 hands for, so no pictures. New one fitted. 57369ef722b3df7383454a647e5985dd.jpg

Took the opportunity to look at the dropping window. It has broken a metal tab at the bottom. If I could use a sparkly stick it is a two second fix. Will see what the options are.
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:26 PM

Glad to see it getting some love. Service intervals were obviously followed religiously......

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:26 AM

Bonus is that it has gone from 37mpg up to 48mpg.... So that is essentially free money!
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:39 AM

Wow!!! Ok can you send me an additional £50 please as that wasn't part of the deal!!! Paul says he got the letter from the DVLA the other day so thanks for not being a dodge pot and running up parking fines etc!!!!
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:39 AM

I can't believe after the attempted break in they didn't actually get it either!
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:23 AM

More jobs seemingly done with ease. You're due a PITA full day of little achievement soon.
How did the apprentice do? Manage to stop him eating the old filter?

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 08:22 PM

More jobs seemingly done with ease. You're due a PITA full day of little achievement soon.
How did the apprentice do? Manage to stop him eating the old filter?

He was very well behaved, managed not to lick or eat anything bad. Thanks for that bucket man! Today was such a thing.

Decided that the sun had got his hat on, I would fit new door locks to the swift. The passenger one works with some wiggling and drivers doesn't.

Locks were £12 for both including 2 keys.


Drivers side knocked off with ease, I set sail for the passenger side.

Take 1 door, with funky trim.

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Add some trim tools
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A dash of rusty screws
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A smattering of impact driver
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Gas mark2 for 10 seconds and success33b3e94a81f2718d8bab6a91ab0aeed8.jpg

Then off with the door car
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To behold the promised land
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Door handle out and whip the lock outc0afd7d3ae3335d71dce815c116e0f48.jpg
That was the were the warning signs began. The outer handle cracked so added that to the buy list.

Took the opportunity to sort out the window. It has been dropping off its rails. You can sort of see it is out of it guide5f630d8ce1dd82f66ac10f2d650b0e42.jpg
I was expecting a cracked runner like the drivers side.
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Job fixed. Slides easily and is slipperyer that a lard coated eel.
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Handle back in and the end is in sight. 5a8de7e0725294a893150b4e08002839.jpg

Then it all went wrong. The inner handle cracked and the rods fell out. I spent an hour trying to get it back together. Then chucked tools in the car and left it for today.

Volvo is booked in for an MOT tomorrow. Expecting a fail on drop links and perhaps crack in windscreen.
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