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#18421 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

Mister Auto are selling the rod with end included for comfortably less than £20 so there doesn't seem much point in going to a load of trouble to preserve the existing end.

I have both a new rod and a new end ready to go on.  My concern is that if I chop off the end and then still can't get the rod off, the car is then immobile and will be stuck where it is until I can get someone to recover it, which would add even more expense.

 

 

Another stupid question: how does the lock washer thing work?  I'm assuming it's there to stop the track rod unscrewing itself from the rack - so if I get a pair of Stilsons on the rod and start heaving will I not just be fighting against the lock washer?



#18422 OFFLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

if you have a welder ive seen folk wipe up the grease then weld the ball into the socket then unwind it all



#18423 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

That Focus sounds rotten. Once the rear trailing arm mounts have gone its scrap.
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#18424 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

when​ I fixed* mine I removed the vent and popped up through that way, i'd not want to put to much weight on the roof, if you have the option perhaps a large blanket and piece of osb or something across to spread the load?

 

 

When I did ours I laid on a sheet of kingspan dense insulation (think thick polystyrene) to spread the load and kept to where I could feel the ribs were. Use proper non setting mastic not silicon.

Got this done the other evening. Dragged the van out of the drive into the street, and got the big loft ladder down and used that. I could do half from one side and half from the other. Old seal stuff had dried out and was cracking. Cleaned all this off and cleaned the area and resealed with the correct stuff from a caravan mate. Fingers crossed. We have had dry 3 days (Scottish Summer) so when we get rain again time will tell.



#18425 OFFLINE   alf892

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

Anyone know of a good specialist Jag breaker?



#18426 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:13 PM

Wuvvum, yes you are fighting against the lock washer, but it's resistance is minimal.

Get the steering turned so its on full lock i.e joint that needs removing is as far out as possible.

Check underneath if it is possible to get stilsons on the round lump.

If it sticks out far enough jack the car as high as possible and support it well.

A pit or ramp is ideal really.

You should be able to undo the rack end without disturbing the track rod end, and take the rest off afterwards. They are verrrrrry tight.

New one needs loctite and tightening well.

Edit, grips close to the rack, it is possible but not ideal to remove the ball dome and still leave the threaded bit in.


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#18427 ONLINE   meggersdog

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

Suggest me up for wheels / tyres for land rover 88" ?

 

I have a set of LWB wheels (5.5" wide?), and a set of disco 1 steel wheels (wider?). My daily disco 2 has 235/70/16 AT's that are looking a bit tired but still have plenty of tread. Can / should I bung these on the series and buy new AT's for disco 2?

 

I used to run 205/16 shonky remoulds, but I'm too old for ditch finding now.

 

Yo Kryten detective jakebullet.

 

that series came in today and it's running Avon rangemaster 7.50/16s all round.Must be quite old as the rear ones are perished.



#18428 OFFLINE   666jjp

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:07 PM

Oh and 666 - run a mile from that focus . It’s, like nearly all mk1 foci, is a rotter

took your advice, bought an 02 Vectra with 56000 on the clock instead


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#18429 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:25 PM

/\ Billy will be along to like this post shortly.


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#18430 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Audi electronic rear calipers.

New caliper or replace the motor?

#18431 OFFLINE   Slowsilver

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:34 AM

Electronic calipers ??!!

Whatever next?

The world has officially gone mad.

"Sigh"

 


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#18432 ONLINE   Slartibartfast

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:44 AM

Electronic calipers ??!!
Whatever next?
The world has officially gone mad.
"Sigh"


A lot of moderns have electronic parking brakes now, I assume that's what's being referred to.

#18433 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

Confused about the fault code I've identified on the Saab. P1530 - Haynes book is packed away for house move, OBD machine said ignition timing sensor, googling says crank sensor OR pedal position sensor.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:31 PM

Confused about the fault code I've identified on the Saab. P1530 - Haynes book is packed away for house move, OBD machine said ignition timing sensor, googling says crank sensor OR pedal position sensor.


DTC search says pedal sensor,but also could be the wiring between the sensor and the ECU.Worst case scenario is an ECU problem. Check the wiring first.

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#18435 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

DTC search says pedal sensor,but also could be the wiring between the sensor and the ECU.Worst case scenario is an ECU problem. Check the wiring first.

 

 

I will do that, the car has been doing some weird things of late - trip computer keeps defaulting to 50.9mpg and 700 miles travelled, fuel gauge takes ages to register when you fill up and N/S mirror keeps adjusting itself. It'll have to wait 'til after I've moved house this weekend. If it's the ECU/SiD then that's probably going to cost more than the car.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:43 PM

Got a head unit with a rather dicky rotary power/volume control. I suspect that it has seen the business end of a sticky drink in the past, fairly sure I cleaned some coco-cola (or similar) residue off the unit.

 

Can I spray electrical contract cleaner on/around the knob or will I damage something inside?

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:18 AM

Do the May 20 MOT changes apply to Class 7 ?

Is my van going to fail it's first ever MOT on emissions? :D


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

Do the May 20 MOT changes apply to Class 7 ?

Is my van going to fail it's first ever MOT on emissions? :D

Yeah but no but.

 

Yes applies to Class 7 (or N1 in EU-speak).

 

Why would it fail? 


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#18439 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:29 AM

My understanding is that they're making the emissions test reflect what they should actually be rather than a arbitrary threshold - I don't know how strict that makes it but I have serious doubts about the integrity of any manufacturer when it comes to modern diesels


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#18440 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:20 AM

My understanding is that they're making the emissions test reflect what they should actually be rather than a arbitrary threshold - I don't know how strict that makes it but I have serious doubts about the integrity of any manufacturer when it comes to modern diesels

 

My understanding is for diesels that ones fitted with a dpf shouldn't have any visible smoke.  I've had diesels with and without dpf - the dpf one never had any smoke that I saw, the others did/do - but they will still pass MOT all other things being equal.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

Anyone know of a good specialist Jag breaker?

Stolen from the S-Type thread 

 

https://www.autoreservejaguar.com/


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2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

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#18442 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

Possibly (and this is a big possibly) might need a hand storing something quite far up north for a short while if I purchase it. No MOT but cheap.

I'm talking round Durham way. any help appreciated.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:42 AM

Before I condemned the engine on my Corsa last year, it had a new timing chain kit fitted (it didn't cure the knock). As such its done only a couple of hundred miles.

 

The chain on the replacement engine isn't in its first flush of youth and could do with changing perhaps over the winter. Given the low miles of the new chain, could I reuse that, together with the tensioner or is it best to just buy a new kit?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:49 PM

I tend to base decisions like that on cost of part vs time it takes to fit.  Could the knock have damaged it?  I would probably reuse it but I'm also a massive skinflint.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:25 PM

Good point, its not a dear kit to buy.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

You know how you can hammer a smaller socket over a rounded bolt head? Well, can you hammer a larger Torx into a rounded Torx head?  

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#18447 OFFLINE   cort1977

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

Probably, I hammered an imperial hex in to a rounded metric hex head bolt the other day.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

I find Torx invaluble for hammering into rounded hex


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:26 AM

A mate has just bought a new Aldi Q3 Quattro (more money than sense) and Aldi have told him that if you need a new tyre you have to change both tyres ion the same axle. Is this a load of bullocks? Never heard this before, but I'm asking as I've just put a Whang King Ditch Finder Special on my Rangie P38 and it sounds like the diff is whinging/ humming like a fxxked.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:12 AM

A mate has just bought a new Aldi Q3 Quattro (more money than sense) and Aldi have told him that if you need a new tyre you have to change both tyres ion the same axle. Is this a load of bullocks? Never heard this before, but I'm asking as I've just put a Whang King Ditch Finder Special on my Rangie P38 and it sounds like the diff is whinging/ humming like a fxxked.

Sounds plausible because the rolling radius of the new tyre will be different, odd tyres used to knacker the 4WD on Cavalier Turbo's back in the day.
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