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#59281 ONLINE   cobblers

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Posted Yesterday, 08:26 PM

2019 MOT no. 3 has occurred at Rocker Towers as well.....T25 just needed some switch cleaner on the hazard warning switch and a couple of wiper blades.  Unfortunately, the coolant and oil leaks are not good news although I knew about the coolant one.   Really going to bite the bullet on this one and suck up the cost of a new engine later in the year.   I want to go part time before Summer 2020 and the van will be essential to my new-found leisure time.....

 

I've got a brand new set of stainless coolant pipes that I bought for mine, yours for fairly cheap.



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#59282 ONLINE   stuboy

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Posted Yesterday, 10:00 PM

Decided to not to renew my insurance on my heavily pineappled caddy van, so I can fix a few of it's annoying faults.
So as of today this will be my only mode of transport. Only done about a hundred miles since I changed the engine. What could possibly go wrong!!! Wish me luck.
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Next 200 miles will be fine
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#59283 OFFLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted Yesterday, 10:57 PM

Mrs H has the most appalling cold, which usually means she snores like a coastal gun battery. Guess who's made up the spare room for tonight.
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#59284 ONLINE   HMC

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Posted Today, 11:10 AM

At the pc nec show....

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Upper crust coupe/ crusty coupe

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#59285 OFFLINE   mark1986

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Posted Today, 11:49 AM

Clearly I was tempting fate in the high mileage thread last week. A few days after the Clio hit 190k we have hit a few MoT related issues.

 

Fail sheet wasn't too bad on the face of it - a front shock which I was half expecting, a dodgy earth on the rear light cluster causing some crossover between the brake and fog lights (easy fix) and a hole on the inner sill, irritatingly within 30cm of something important.

 

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Booked in for Tuesday to sort the sill and shock out, however.....

 

I haven't seen a fail for this before (and I've seen a few!) - "Parking brake lever pivot worn to the extent that the brake may inadvertently release (excessive movement at mount)"

 

Taking the handbrake assembly apart from inside, it's a really poor design. The plate containing the handbrake mechanism is secured to the floorpan by two diagonally opposite bolts. Even tightening those as far as I dare results in some side to side movement of the whole assembly. Worried that the mountings were crusty or the floor itself damaged, I dived underneath to have a look. All clean there, although annoyingly the bolts are welded in place so I can't easily swap them for larger ones.

 

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I did put some larger washers on the two existing bolts which has reduced the movement slightly, but I'll have to keep everything crossed that it's enough to satisfy the tester. 

 

Updates to follow on Tuesday. 

 

 

 

 


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#59286 ONLINE   Tickman

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Posted Today, 12:03 PM

I haven't seen a fail for this before (and I've seen a few!) - "Parking brake lever pivot worn to the extent that the brake may inadvertently release (excessive movement at mount)"

Taking the handbrake assembly apart from inside, it's a really poor design. The plate containing the handbrake mechanism is secured to the floorpan by two diagonally opposite bolts. Even tightening those as far as I dare results in some side to side movement of the whole assembly. Worried that the mountings were crusty or the floor itself damaged, I dived underneath to have a look. All clean there, although annoyingly the bolts are welded in place so I can't easily swap them for larger ones.


Is in not the handbrake mechanism is worn not that it is not attached to the car?

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#59287 OFFLINE   mark1986

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Posted Today, 12:09 PM

Doesn't look that way, mechanism seems fine up and down the ratchet and is secured to the plate which sits in the floor. With the trim all removed it's much easier to demonstrate - will I get away with leaving it exposed for the re-test? 


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#59288 ONLINE   dean36014

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Posted Today, 12:16 PM

On the last not I had on the c2 the tester pushed down hard on the handbrake to make sure it didn't trip on the ratchet mechanism. Not something like that is it?

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#59289 ONLINE   dean36014

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Posted Today, 12:54 PM

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#59290 ONLINE   HMC

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Posted Today, 02:42 PM

Got a cut price PC subscription at the show (editorial Daihatsu charade content this month) and took just 2 pictures-

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Guess what the bottom one is
(Clue- not a horsey horseless)
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#59291 OFFLINE   DVee8

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Posted Today, 02:48 PM

^^^^ TVR 2500M


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#59292 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted Today, 04:59 PM

I decided to venture out today and give the Cadillac a run, just 16 miles each way as a test. All seems well.

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The destination was Turweston Airfield where the Silverstone Social were holding a car meet. The best attendance I have every seen, my guess 300 cars. I have been there on a wet day and there were 40.

 

I don’t think I have enough for a full report so just some personal highlights for me.

 

My friends Nova and his sons MX3.

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If only Beko could pop round this afternoon and do MY 156 V6 engine like this it would make Mrs6C very jealous.

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I know this Spitfire and the carbon wrap is to hide the ill fitting white fiberglass bonnet.

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I like variety and this photo really does it for me, side by side at a show Mclaren and Morris Minor.

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There were airplanes, some flying.

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A dozen or more motorbikes, this looked the most interesting.

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The car I most wanted to drive home in.

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#59293 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted Today, 05:09 PM

Another staggeringly easy afternoon of fettling on the Streetwise - this car is an absolute joy to work on.

 

Replaced front brake pads (not an advisory last time out but the old ones were getting low):

 

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Replaced front anti-roll bar drop links (was an advisory last time around)

 

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So, cross-referencing last year:

 

Advisory notice item(s)
oil residue on the engine - yup, still there - cursory squirt of Gunk here and there
fuel pump is very noisey - yup, still 'noisey', no impact on performance whatsoever and something some Rovers just do
n/s/f and o/s/f outer cv boots are badly perished - no they're not perished at all, bizarre this one. Stretched them out, absolutely fine
n/s/f and o/s/f anti roll bar linkage bushes are splitting - sorted, gold star
corrosion to exhaust - wotever, m8
slight corrosion to chassis - again, wotever, m8
Parking brake lever has little reserve travel (3.1.6b) sorted, gold star
 
I'm a darned sight more confident of the Streetwise passing the MoT than the Rover 620. Tuesday 10.30 it is then.
 
If it fails, I'll be seeking a shit motor with a few weeks ticket for peanuts.

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#59294 OFFLINE   mark1986

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Posted Today, 05:41 PM

On the last not I had on the c2 the tester pushed down hard on the handbrake to make sure it didn't trip on the ratchet mechanism. Not something like that is it?

 

I'm speaking to him in the morning, will check. Thanks!

For now I think I've done all I can on it & to be fair it does all feel a bit less wobbly


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#59295 ONLINE   HMC

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Posted Today, 06:55 PM

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#59296 ONLINE   bramz7

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Posted Today, 07:08 PM

Ooooo nice!
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#59297 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted Today, 07:31 PM

Actually got round to looking at the non-working horn on the scooter. The place that 'serviced' it said they'd found a loose connection and jiggled it so it worked again. Didn't work when I picked it up, so today had a look. Jiggling it slightly did make it work briefly, but took the horn cover panel off and find one the wires had chafed through to the point it actually just fell apart. Found some spare wire, cut a piece in and now have a working horn.

 

Was supposed to have taken the wheel off the Transit to investigate the brake fluid leak, and fitted the new rear pads to the ML, but frankly the nice weather won, so I pissed off for a highly enjoyable 14 mile cycle ride instead.


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