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Memoirs from the Hard Shoulder: PLS HELP PLS RESPOND!!1!


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#301 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:00 PM

I'd guess the only way to tell, is clean it all up, add more oil & watch in the boot as the roof moves to see where it starts to come out. Could be a spilt hose or anything at that age.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:02 PM

how much is a hard top for one of these? #defeatingtheobject...


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:11 PM

how much is a hard top for one of these? #defeatingtheobject...

Not particularly deafeating, because from what I can gather you stow the fabric roof away and bolt the hardtop on.

About £300. When they come up. Which is infrequently.

I don't think it's a 2 minute job though.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

Disappointing.

They are without a doubt the best looking chopped hatch cabrio with the possible exception of R8 Rovers and one of very few that can be driven without having to hand your Man card back to the authorities.

(Pedants. I know the 306 and Astra is based on the saloon not the hatch).

A split hose would be my guess too but I suppose it is possible to have over pressurised in some way.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:20 PM

Just thinking aloud, a small leak that's got worse with use would explain it being a twat recently as the fluid level dropped & the pressure became erratic.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:05 PM

Identify leak.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:36 PM

I had a SAAB that had this problem. What a fucking nightmare there was about 900 microswitches anyone of which can throw the thing into a massive spasm. Disconnecting the motor might not be easy as on the saab there's a fucking huge spring in the boot, which helps it go up. I'm not sure you could put it down without the motors help.

 

Just chompy snake it and cover the roof in filler.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:03 AM


2,19 and 26 please.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:15 AM

Ask ruffgeezer?

There are 8 hoses, two of which like to chafe. I think RG changed those two on mine.




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