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Modern Laguna - MOT Pass!

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#661 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thought ya might be, but it did make me wonder what the proper name all that stuff together is.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:45 PM

I've found biggred seals to be wanky and a twat to fit

Marvellous ....I am hoping to be the exception that proves the rule :-)

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

Here we go again then!

Just so I don't loose focus on how not too bad my situation is compared to some, the guy is on the phone to someone, gearbox off a focus, clutch worn so badly its killed the flywheel, £1400...
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:18 AM

Fuck yes, tester said their ok!

But because I'm over 10 days he's now doing a full retest, so hopefully nothings broken again, and I'll be interested to see if the indicator bulb is an issue still as it's a different guy
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:52 AM

Hurrah! give it a week for full goona doom ;)


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:34 PM

This thread has sustained me through a 55 minute wait in the queue for the RC Racer at Disneyland Paris. For that I thankyou. Good luck!
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:39 PM

*bows* Happy to be of service!

 

The advisories have an addition though

 

  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Windscreen has damage to an area less than a 10mm circle within zone 'A' (8.3.1a) IGNORE
    Oil leak () I don't think it is actually leaking, but it has done heavily in the past. The cam cover/inlet gasket needs doing, if that ever gets done I'll give everything a clean up. Or not...
    brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened all around (3.5.1i) IGNORE for now, they work fine, I'll batter them through winter first
    Front Shock absorber has slight corrosion to the casing both (2.7.2a) IGNORE
    Rear Trailing arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement both (2.4.G.2) DINGDINGDING I was surprised it didnt pop up before tbh
    Offside Rear lamp slightly cracked IGNORE
    Offside steering gaiter damaged IGNORE
    Offside Rear Direction indicators slightly discoloured (1.4.A.2f) I will replace this, I just wanted to see if it cropped back up, the same bloke tested it today though, they must have a picture of David Dickinson in their MOT toolkit...
     
     

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

Rear indicator bulbs is what my Laguna failed it's last MOT on. Apparently they'd gone nearly white. Well that's what they said anyway.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

At last! Hooray, now get on with enjoying* it. You must be relieved though?
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

It looks fairly orange to me, but I'm not an expert in these things. I've got a spare one at home.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

At last! Hooray, now get on with enjoying* it. You must be relieved though?

Fuck yea!

 

Although many thanks to scdan4 for the offer of a car for a few weeks should the worse happen. This place etc!

 

Now I can get back to my pottering list. It won't be to BFG's standards, but I should get the thermostat replaced before winter, and take mr boll up on his offer of a bush removal tool etc. First will be dropping the sump and sorting the dipstick then giving it a bloody oil change!


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

It runs well enough in the winter with the buggered thermostat don't worry about it ;-)

Don't bother dropping the sump either, you'll just end up with oil leaks...
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

It runs well enough in the winter with the buggered thermostat don't worry about it ;-)

Don't bother dropping the sump either, you'll just end up with oil leaks...

I have the fear about the sump too, but I want a dipstick so I can change the oil! Not sure I feel confident just draining it and putting whatever the book says back in, especially as you said before it's susceptible to a good steam train impression if I get it wrong...

 

Or should I just shut up and do that?


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:09 PM

Just put in slightly short of the book amount and then use the dash display to check the level once it's settled.

Dropping the sump on any car is a fucking nightmare. I imagine it's worse on this.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:13 PM

Did I read somewhere I need some special square sump plug key rather than the slightly oversized hex bit I hammer in usually?


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:30 PM

Congrats fella. Considering all the threads on here suggest Lagunas suffer from anaphylactic shock when taken for MOT and/or or general repair, yours appears to have broken the mould. Obviously it'll throw a load of codes and reward you with limp mode when you fire it up in the morning, but that's minor detail tbh. Proper job.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:38 PM

Congrats fella. Considering all the threads on here suggest Lagunas suffer from anaphylactic shock when taken for MOT and/or or general repair, yours appears to have broken the mould. Obviously it'll throw a load of codes and reward you with limp mode when you fire it up in the morning, but that's minor detail tbh. Proper job.

Thanks to Sic I can turn them straight back off!

 

Infact after yesterday dare I saw the gearbox seems to change up and down smoother?


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:44 PM

Did I read somewhere I need some special square sump plug key rather than the slightly oversized hex bit I hammer in usually?

More than likely. Most French cars use them. Halfords sell a set but they might be cheaper on eBay. I'd lend you mine if I thought I could find them in my storage unit!

Pretty much all PSA stuff uses the square drive plug, not sure about Renault
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

A Clio I did a change on used the square bit too.

Size it up before you buy the bit, you might find an extension bar or something will fit right.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:52 PM

This is a cool little set for the money http://m.ebay.co.uk/...2087%7Ciid%3A11
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:30 PM

Congrats on the pass!I wouldn't worry about the dipstick either.

 

The one on my DCi Scenic has been broken for years and I change my oil every 3000 miles without it.

As has been said, either go by manufacturers quantity or go under and use the dash display to check.

 

Mine is the 1.9 lump and is supposed to have a little over 5 litres.

I just throw in 5 and that's always been good enough.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:07 PM

Well done on the pass!

Saved me a few quid aswell by not having another Laguna on my hands....

Do the jobs you want to do and don,t touch the rear brakes to much.

The sump plug tool is 8mm square,kkep us posted.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:24 PM

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This is a cool little set for the money http://m.ebay.co.uk/...fffe2087|iid:11


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

Did I read somewhere I need some special square sump plug key rather than the slightly oversized hex bit I hammer in usually?

 

If you don't have a dipstick then I'd look at a plea type vac pump, you can see how much you have sucked out against the graduations on the pump catch pot, if you were closer I'd let you borrow mine (I'm in Northamptonshire), maybe a local shiter has one you can use?



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:59 PM

Did I read somewhere I need some special square sump plug key rather than the slightly oversized hex bit I hammer in usually?

i bought mine off the bay,twas about £4.50 posted.

 

just found this,it will do.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...88AAOSwLs5XKb7v



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

Just get a 8/10 square for frog chod: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252080038375

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