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#17191 OFFLINE   dave21478

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:58 PM

Do you not have anywhere local? there must be surely? when I was in Spain there were a couple of Ferreteria (supplies shop) in almost every town, people other than yourself must be fixing stuff over there??

 

aye, plenty of places.

 

Eleven euros for a single aerosol of brake cleaner as opposed to about two quid from Beal. I buy it by the case of 48 tins at a time so thats saving nigh on four hundred euros right off the mark. Slimline cutting discs are over three euros each here as opposed to about 90p each from beal and again I buy 100 or so at a time ....... France is not the place to buy literally anything related to cars.


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#17192 OFFLINE   BoggyMires

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:03 PM

Would you let the Stig have a lap in your shitter? Would it survive? it's a question I keep asking myself...


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#17193 OFFLINE   Dippy

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:14 PM

Is there another internet shop like Beal, they are good and I have been using them for a few years but ever since I moved address my payment never goes through and I have to call them to sort it out but they wont try to fix the problem.
I only keep using them because they are resonably priced and stuff arrives the next day.

#17194 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:22 AM

 

aye, plenty of places.

 

Eleven euros for a single aerosol of brake cleaner as opposed to about two quid from Beal. I buy it by the case of 48 tins at a time so thats saving nigh on four hundred euros right off the mark. Slimline cutting discs are over three euros each here as opposed to about 90p each from beal and again I buy 100 or so at a time ....... France is not the place to buy literally anything related to cars.

 

 

Wow, that's crazy, I remember prices being cheap for things like that in Spain, but things like paint for walls being silly expensive, brake cleaner is much cheaper in 5L containers if you can get it, dispense into a pump sprayer and jobs done, can't really help with other recommendations I'm afraid :)


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

Tell me about driveshafts please folks. A friend of ours is bringing me the Mk1 phase II 1.6 16V Renault Megane I tried to sell on here last year, she's had it since she passed her test and has apparently been mercilessly thrashing it round the potholed roads of SE London since. This has apparently bolloxed the suspension, and by the sounds of it one of the CV joint boots has gone as well, quite possibly the one that was replaced for the last MOT. I'm figuring it will be easier to just replace the whole driveshaft rather than muck about with boot kits, unless you can get a new boot on without draining the gearbox?

 

Anyway ECP only want 32 quid for a replacement wishbone, so that sounds fine, but they want £180 or £280 depending on the side for a driveshaft, plus the old one in exchange. Meanwhile these lads on ebay are apparently selling them for £28 delivered:

 

https://www.ebay.co....46609#vi-ilComp

 

Am I missing something here? I assume I am, hence seeking out the stupid questions thread...



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

JR driveshafts are ace. Fitted a few of them, piece of piss to. Highly recommended
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#17197 OFFLINE   Rave

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

Cheers! Dunno what ECP are smoking then. Car's being dropped off in a minute, but I won't get a chance to look at it till tomorrow. Garage have quoted her £500 quid though, so she's prepared to get the bus to work for a few days if I can do it on the cheap...



#17198 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:49 PM

Im locked out of the music radio on the Zafira.



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Seems someone put the wrong code it far too many times. Also I dont have a code.

Do any Vauxhall geniuses know of a way to get around this, or is it just for the skip now?

I dont like the look of the tooling for removal and the slot looks slightly smaller than single din.

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#17199 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:52 PM

Do you have the right code?

Press and hold AS with the ignition on to get it out of safe

Edit - no code, I guess someone will have a calculator but you’ll need to remove the radio. Tools on eBay for a couple of quid, you just need to remove the grub screws first
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#17200 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

Ah thanks Kilt Ox. Top info!
Ill have another hunt through the paperwork and see if hes written it somewhere so cryptic that he couldnt find it himself.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

You'll need a allen/hex key to remove those grub screws. Once the grub screws out, its just standard the radio keys. They are standard DIN too and I believe ISO connectors on the back.
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#17202 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

Cheers Sic. Trim must have to come off if its Din then.
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#17203 OFFLINE   xtriple

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

Radio cose is usually in the handbook or sometimes written on the top of the radio itself. Getting it out should be easy... he says!


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:07 PM

Cut to video of the car on fire.
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#17205 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

Radio cose is usually in the handbook or sometimes written on the top of the radio itself. Getting it out should be easy... he says!


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

the radio code should be written on a red/orange card


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

Found these under a flap at the back of the hadbook folder.

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So. Er. Is the radio code 1489 then?!
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

Also nobody steal my cars identity.
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#17209 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

Yes it will be your code provided it's original head unit!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:00 PM

Yep. Check serial no obv...

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:01 PM

Safe innit blud

#17212 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:07 PM

Lez doodis.

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Hooray for AS, the AS button and all you awesome AS'ers.
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#17213 ONLINE   Hendry

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

Beaten to it but was going to say all Vauxhalls of that era have a 'car pass' with all that sort of info, on it, key codes, immobiliser codes etc. That other card with key number on it is probably reduntant now as its the code for the locking wheel nut removal key. 

 

Although it doesnt look like it, the radio is din size, I had the Delco CDR500 in an Astra mk4 and swapped it out for an Alpine unit no bother, straight swap with no messing about. 


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

Beaten to it but was going to say all Vauxhalls of that era have a 'car pass' with all that sort of info, on it, key codes, immobiliser codes etc. That other card with key number on it is probably reduntant now as its the code for the locking wheel nut removal key.

Although it doesnt look like it, the radio is din size, I had the Delco CDR500 in an Astra mk4 and swapped it out for an Alpine unit no bother, straight swap with no messing about.


Ah thats good to know man.
I fuckin hope there isnt locking nuts on the wheels because theres no key.

Ill have to have a check tmorrow.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

Also nobody steal my cars identity.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

Ah thats good to know man.
I fuckin hope there isnt locking nuts on the wheels because theres no key.

Ill have to have a check tmorrow.

 

Well if it does at least youve got the key number to order a new one. 


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

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Shady hoodie alert. Someone hug him before he gets away.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

Ok here's possibly a very stupid question  I've bought in a fiesta with allegedly a knackered clutch, having a closer look today there is zero drive i.e. even starting it in gear results in no movement, gear selector sounds like it's doing it's thang. Why do I have no drive baby ???? has the gearbox itself shat itself ? 

 

Hydraulic clutch on these things btw



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

Could be a drive shaft in trouble.If one side strips it's splines at the CV joint then no drive.See if one driveshaft turns when the clutch is let in.




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