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#31 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:26 PM

+1 on the gloves, first thing I do when working on the bike or car, it also means you can make a brew halfway through a job without covering everything in the kitchen in oil.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:32 PM

+1 on the gloves, first thing I do when working on the bike or car, it also means you can make a brew halfway through a job without covering everything in the kitchen in oil.

 

I'm avoiding gloves by putting a log burner in the workshop & using a camping kettle.


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#33 OFFLINE   toejam

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:10 PM

2 small jubilee clips can be joined make a bigger jubilee clip, but you know that already. jubilee clips are good for balancing propshafts too
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#34 OFFLINE   toejam

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:18 PM

Lidls jubilee clips are crap. Buy the real deal..
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#35 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:55 PM

Ignore what the experts say, a four pot Sierra gearbox DOES fit a a V6 car. It just doesn't last very long as the input shaft doesn't reach the bearing in the flywheel.

 

This was important knowledge when a type 9 was £50 a pop.



#36 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 10:59 PM

You *need a 'concentric slave' in YourLife

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:42 AM

No one needs a bloody concentric slave !
One of the most useless inventions in automotive history . Take a 20 quid part that takes 1/2 hr to fit and easy to bleed and replace it with one that's 50 sheets plus , needs the gear box out to replace and is a twat to bleed ( single pipe versions )
And for what ? A better clutch feel ? My arse . Try the clutch on a 90s Honda . Light as a feather and lovely to use - through good engineering and quality components not useless disposable plastic crap .
Grrr
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#38 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:43 AM

Guess who has done a Renault trafic clutch this week ?
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:21 AM

When changing the front discs on a FWD car, once the disc is fitted start the engine with the gearbox in neutral, there should be enough drag in the components to cause the disc to rotate slowly. This makes checking for run out easy, just watch out though as the fact that one wheel is rotating but the others are stopped can bring on the ABS fault light. In some cars this might not auto reset the first time you drive it properly. 

 

Or just sellotape a pencil to the top of an axle stand, position the end of the pencil against the disc and manually turn the disc.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:28 AM

A disc would need to be pretty bad to see it like that . Max allowable run out on a Honda is 0.2mm iirc

Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:29 AM

If a job looks complicated and requires skill and knowledge beyond those you possess harp on about it to those you know have them.
Hopefully their vanity or bravado means they'll do the job for you to illustrate how thick you really are


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:26 AM

If a brake disc isn't keen to come off the hub you can help it along by screwing bolts through the back of the caliper mounting holes. Not too hard or you can snap them off, but a little pressure will make the next clout with the hammer much more effective.
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:00 AM

A disc would need to be pretty bad to see it like that . Max allowable run out on a Honda is 0.2mm iirc

The pencil method works quite well, the 'high point' wears away the lead so you can see the gap quite easily as you rotate the disc. I find shining a torch down makes it even more obvious


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:53 AM

A disc would need to be pretty bad to see it like that . Max allowable run out on a Honda is 0.2mm iirc

Max on mine is 0.05mm - good look seeing that!



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:11 AM

No one needs a bloody concentric slave !
One of the most useless inventions in automotive history . Take a 20 quid part that takes 1/2 hr to fit and easy to bleed and replace it with one that's 50 sheets plus , needs the gear box out to replace and is a twat to bleed ( single pipe versions )
And for what ? A better clutch feel ? My arse . Try the clutch on a 90s Honda . Light as a feather and lovely to use - through good engineering and quality components not useless disposable plastic crap .
Grrr


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Guess who has had 2 fail in a Gaylander 2 in the last 3 years ?

#46 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:30 AM

Carry a fucking jump pack and basic tool kit in your fucking car 

 

More a note to self than a tip


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:13 PM

If a brake disc isn't keen to come off the hub you can help it along by screwing bolts through the back of the caliper mounting holes. Not too hard or you can snap them off, but a little pressure will make the next clout with the hammer much more effective.

 

On that note if you have two small bolts going through the disk to hold it onto the hub, they'll almost certainly be seized and you won't undo them with a normal allen key or star bolt bit. Instead you need a impact screwdriver - you insert into the bolt, twist in the direction of undoing and then whack with a hammer repeatedly if needed. It has a special mechanism that will applythe hammer force in the unscrew direction to undo the bolt. Without this, you'll almost certainly round out the head of the bolt.


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I kinda like cars... just as long as its my favourite one and no other  8)


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:21 PM

If a nut or bolt looks rusty and rounded off, just fucking cut it off with an angle grinder. just cut the fucking thing off ffs.
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 02:41 PM

Then discover it goes into a blind casting...
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:31 PM

If you're struggling to do up a track-rod end or other balljoint without it spinning, put a little grit/ dirt in the taper and push it in to position while doing up the nylock.

The dirt can be just enough to jam the taper so you can do the nut up  8)

 

Or use a normal nut to seat the taper, then replace with the nylock.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:01 PM

After all the fun I had last week, my top tip would be: Just pay a fucking garage to do it.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:33 PM

For condensation (water )in a petrol tank , just add some meths . It mixes with both petrol and water . Fuck knows if it works , i only read it somewhere  :-P



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:57 PM

The old school enduroboys used to put meths in the tank for wet races for the same reason

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Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

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Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:03 PM

Don't buy this car:

 

 

 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:19 PM

if you need to angle tighten a head down without an angle gauge,use a tippex pen at 12 oclock on each bolt head,makes it easier to work out how far youve turned it


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:25 PM

Mrs Blunders vid - Renners 6 and 16 together at 0:34. :-D



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 05:34 AM

if you need to angle tighten a head down without an angle gauge,use a tippex pen at 12 oclock on each bolt head,makes it easier to work out how far youve turned it

And each flat is 60deg
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:25 AM

For condensation (water )in a petrol tank , just add some meths . It mixes with both petrol and water . Fuck knows if it works , i only read it somewhere  :-P


It does work, I have done it one motorbikes in the past but can make them run a bit lumpy. I don't know how it would affect a catalytic converter but maths burns pretty clean.

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 08:09 AM

Poisons cats, if you want the same effect but without it running rough use Isopropol Alcohol instead (rubbing alcohol), you can get it from most cleaning suppliers or paint mixers.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:05 AM

if you need to angle tighten a head down without an angle gauge,use a tippex pen at 12 oclock on each bolt head,makes it easier to work out how far youve turned it


i always put a dot at 12 and a dot at 3
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