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#241 OFFLINE   colc

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:29 AM

Many moons ago, a mate of mine had a Renault 16 with a knocking bottom end..........advised him to bung some Wynn's snake oil in it, and retard the ignition.........he rang me the next day, saying it now wouldn't even turn over................after some discussion,it transpired he'd drained the oil out, and put 14 tins[!] of the stuff in!


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#242 OFFLINE   bunglebus

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:13 PM

Not the worst bodge, but if you owned a 911 cabriolet...

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Would you do this?

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#243 ONLINE   Joey spud

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:41 PM

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I would like to think this was done just to protect a ball joint with a split boot...
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:56 AM

Nor sure if it counts but a friend had to do some welding on a Grand Voyagers' outer sills...only to find when he cut out some of the rot the insides were filled with expanding foam....


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#245 ONLINE   Joey spud

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:03 AM

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I have done similar to an old gearbox in sump Metro using a 14mm spark plug helicoil kit.

Also a seat belt fixing bolt makes a good replacement for a lost sump plug on a Nissan Figaro in Clacket Lane services on a Sunday.

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#246 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 06:32 PM

A seatbelt mounting bolt got me home when the sump plug fell out of my T2. I really need to remember to tighten things properly.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:33 PM

A seatbelt mounting bolt got me home when the sump plug fell out of my T2. I really need to remember to tighten things properly.


When I used to have motorbikes that were quick on the road paranoia got the better of me and I ended up lock wiring drain plugs. Then I moved on to worry about the split (rivet) link in the chain...
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:42 AM

Not-a-terrible-bodge-but:

Back in the day my 106 1.5D (of Satan) got broken into and the radio stolen... how quaint! I was living in Manchester and managed to locate a scrapper with a good window, near my parents' place in Herefordshire. On my next trip back home I bodged the window thus:

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Shit you are brave taking one of these on, they really are hopeless.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:43 AM

When I used to have motorbikes that were quick on the road paranoia got the better of me and I ended up lock wiring drain plugs. Then I moved on to worry about the split (rivet) link in the chain...


Always run a rivet link on dirt bikes now . Seen so many split links fail on other people’s bikes
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:50 AM

Always run a rivet link on dirt bikes now . Seen so many split links fail on other people’s bikes

I used to keep a spare split link attached to the zip on my bike jacket.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:53 PM

I always have a spare split link on the front brake cable / hose for my off road stuff, Wierdly this means I have never needed one.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:32 PM

Just to add to this i remember watching someone will a bore with rope through the plug hole, turn the engine over until its compressed the valve in place and then replaced a broken valve spring. Worked a charm.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:07 PM

Just to add to this i remember watching someone will a bore with rope through the plug hole, turn the engine over until its compressed the valve in place and then replaced a broken valve spring. Worked a charm.

if I did that ... the worlds fastest knot would be on the wrong side of the plug hole !!


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:44 PM

That's not a bodge, it's the accepted way to change valve springs or valve stem oil seals. 


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:24 PM

Just to add to this i remember watching someone will a bore with rope through the plug hole, turn the engine over until its compressed the valve in place and then replaced a broken valve spring. Worked a charm.

 

As noted, not a bodge. used to do loads like that. Sash window weight rope was good for it in a fix, or old style windscreen seal rope.  :-)


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:13 AM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:09 PM

Just to add to this i remember watching someone will a bore with rope through the plug hole, turn the engine over until its compressed the valve in place and then replaced a broken valve spring. Worked a charm.


I do this when replacing valve stem seals on pintos works a treat
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:24 PM

I do this when replacing valve stem seals on pintos works a treat

And me, saves taking the head off.
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