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#31 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

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I spy a... burnt out Laguna II. :o
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#32 OFFLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:40 AM

Nicely bought, and a proper result on the clutch!  That scratchy cloth interior takes me back - Enjoy spec only, that, I reckon most ended up with fleet buyers back when new.  The company my father worked for at the time bought a lorry load of them, 2 each in red, white and burgundy and he got to choose which one to go for. First new car we'd ever had, however ours was a decadent 1.7TD.  We went all over the place in that car, remarkably L752 CFX survived until quite recently too, with 220k+ miles on it.

 

This is in a Eurocamp holiday park in Brittany, I think, back when it was brand new.

 

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I don't recall it ever going wrong, it's still probably one of the better cars he ended up with over the years.


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#33 OFFLINE   sutty2006

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

So. Fuel gauge packed up today. Now reads completely full all the time. (was 3/4 full) until I made a U turn in a junction and it shot up to full. Anyone know if this happens if the earth wire comes off the sender?


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#34 OFFLINE   Rusty_Rocket

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:33 PM

I think it would happen if the wire got snagged on something metal and earthed out, rather than coming off.

#35 OFFLINE   Jim Bergerac

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

Was it only the higher spec ones which got the additional lights on the boot panel? 

 

GLS and above had the different trim panel.


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#36 OFFLINE   Wingz123

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:12 AM

Could it just be stuck?
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#37 OFFLINE   sutty2006

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:45 PM

Fixed the tank sender with a good thump to the fuel tank. Result. Then found the brake master cylinder resevoir leaking. Oh the joys :mrgreen:


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#38 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Manta Wheels being designed for RWD and not FWD have completely the wrong offset and will FUCK up the handling.



#39 ONLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

That clutch inspection aperture is a joy to look at. It must make a £600 garage job into a half day homer.
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#40 OFFLINE   sutty2006

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:12 PM

Never thought it was ever possible to do a clutch without removing the box until I saw this...... EPIC.


Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

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#41 OFFLINE   Jams

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:05 PM

I have a soft spot for cavs! Had many a sri in my youth! Even swapped my s1 rst non custom for a gsi back in the day!! It was a shed so I probably come off better!

If I could find an clean sri I would sell my civic no bother!

#42 OFFLINE   Wingz123

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:23 AM

With you Jams, I too am looking for a late original gsi or sri...
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