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#211 OFFLINE   JoeyEunos

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:32 PM

Saw a Golf MkIV SDI Estate in Dover yesterday and thought of you, Joey!

 

A Mk4 or an Octavia SDI in estate format is a rare creature indeed.

 

 

Ignore ALL noises that go away after a couple of miles.

That's like rule 78 man.

 

Relief

 

I wish someone had mentioned this earlier, I'll stop worrying about it



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 01:14 PM

Just going back to the radio....

 

The CR906 should have a CD input on the rear and its possible to fit a Yatour MP3 kit to these

 

or cheapo one from allibaba

http://www.alibaba.c...for_usb_sd.html but you do have to find the correct fitment for the CD changer plug.

 

The alternative is wiring in a 3.5mm jack yourself - not overly difficult - or you can wire in something like the iSimple which pushes the music via the aerial input of the stereo rather than wirelessly

 https://www.sonicele...cture_id=869143


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#213 OFFLINE   JoeyEunos

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:06 PM

Good call RE the Yatour, I had literally no idea such things existed, thanks. Meanwhile I've managed to bag one of those FM tuner jobbies (Also learned about via Autoshite) Either way I shall look into them as a preferable/better long term solution.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

Mrs Eunos has been moaning for ages about the door lock on her Lupo no longer operating, I'd ordered a repair kit from China and this week it arrived so I cracked on with it this morning.

 

I checked the lock out for myself, she was right, the key literally just spun in the barrel, not good. First things first, popped the cap off to reveal the t20 torx screw and slackened it off...

 

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Lock removed...

 

 

 

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No immediate problems apparent...

 

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Lock stripped down...

 

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Obvious problem is obvious...

 

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Cheap VW lock repair kit courtesy of Ebay included all the parts required…

 

 

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And one working/reassembled lock...

 

 

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Despite being a bit fiddly the whole job took less than 30 minutes, most of that was spent getting tools out and putting them away again. The best part of the whole fiasco is that the China-Bay repair kit only cost £2.19p, less the cost of a pint of beer and yet seems to be made from reasonably robust materials, I suppose time will tell but for now it's fixed and that's the main thing.


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#215 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:09 PM

It'll be a sad day when the Chinese government stops subsidising postage on exports and all us sassy 1st worlders have to start paying actual value for things. Until then, let's keep ordering!
Good work man.
You know you've had a good day when you're counting the time it takes to get tools out and put tools away into a job time.
Happy woman too now I hope!
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#216 OFFLINE   JoeyEunos

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

Thanks chief.

 

Yes, cheap bits from China are a Godsend.

 

As you say, hopefully this has earned me some goodwill, I'd like to think so but she's a mardy specimen at the best of times and mostly doesn't appreciate what a wonderful kind-hearted chap I am.

 

I recon a garage would've had at least £50 out of her for a job like this, better in our pockets than theirs!


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:30 PM

Over a month without an update here and frankly that's because there hasn't been a huge amount going on, no cars have entered or left the fleet since April (Something of a record for me) progress on the ones that are here is as follows...

 

Lupo

 

Clutch died on Wednesday!

 

Mrs Eunos mentioned it felt 'Funny' to drive and after a road test it became clear that it was slipping to the point the car was barely driveable in 4th and 5th. Bad times but luckily I had a LUK clutch kit in the loft that I'd spotted on an Ebay auction and won for £26 about a year and a half ago (Rude not to at that money and I was pleased to have it in the circumstances)

 

The clutch was a bastard of a job, I started it on the drive and after about six hours I gave up and, wait for it.... had to call a local mobile mechanic to help me with the last bits! I felt immense shame about this at the time and I'm still fairly embarrassed about now but no matter what I did I couldn't get the gearbox into position and back on single handed  :(

 

 Unfortunately no pics of this process as it was a rushed/panic filled affair TBH. Either way the car is now sorted and was back on the road within 24 hours of the troubles being reported so all's well that ends well.

 

Golf

 

Central locking module on the front passenger side is still borked, £16 Ebay special module is in the shed waiting to go on but until the weather warms up a bit this will be left 'as is'. Otherwise uneventful and providing reliable, albeit noisy and slow transport.

 

Ovlov

 

Had new headlight wiper blades on Friday as the old ones looked like this...

 

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A pair of new blades came in at a tenner IIRC which seemed worth it if only to improve the car on an aesthetic level, the front end's now looking much nicer with the new blades fitted...

 

 

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Today we took it out on a 100 mile round trip to visit the High Force waterfall and stopped to take this 'scenic background' snap en route

 

 

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It's on longer family day trips/adventures that the 940 really shines and as a comfortable long distance tourer it's hard to beat.


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