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#19621 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

Where's the best place to get a refurbished or new Citroën ZX rear beam from?

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#19622 OFFLINE   angle

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:40 PM

Christ what's happened to those lights over the last year. They never used to be missed up! Fingers crossed it's just the bulb and not the Xenon Ballast. If it is the ballast then Yate car breakers may still have that facelift Initalie there still.

I wonder if the bulb out is because water has got into the ballast. I believe the ballast lives on the bottom of the headlight unit and prone to getting water in.

I'd be tempted to take the light out to investigate. Then at least it can be put in an airing cupboard to dry out a bit.


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#19623 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:43 PM

If there’s one word that boils my fucking piss it’s ‘retaining Clips’.

#19624 OFFLINE   Scruffy Bodger

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:07 PM

Where's the best place to get a refurbished or new Citroën ZX rear beam from?

 

You can get yours re-furbed if it's not too far gone. Finding a ZX one off the shelf will probably be very difficult now. Beams off other cars will fit but the Zx's are set up differently to 306's etc, they run zero toe in.

There's a chap on 306OC that does re-builds and uses decent stuff, can't remember his name off hand though sorry.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

Place in Burnley does them. I got them to replace a 405 one. The choice was free postage or free fitting. I elected for the latter and they cursed me as every bolt was rusted through.

I can't find details at moment but will have a look to see if I can.
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#19626 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:07 PM

It'll have to be free postage, I'm not hooning overt' Pennines in a car with no MOT and no rear suspension movement!

I don't have the time, space, nor facilities to re-furbish it myself, so a replacement it is. Time is of the essence - the 106's MOT is up on the 4th of September and there's no guarantee that it will pass, mainly because of the rear beam, corrosion, and the oil leak between the block and the head at the timing belt end.

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#19627 OFFLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

mk1 focus...do the brakes blled like normal with easy bleed etc ?? no need for computers and stuff?



#19628 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

mk1 focus...do the brakes blled like normal with easy bleed etc ?? no need for computers and stuff?

 

Yep, bleed as normal.

 

Bear in mind the brakes and clutch share a reservoir so defo don't let it go below minimum as the clutch can apparently be a bit of an arse to bleed.



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#19629 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:58 PM

mk1 focus...do the brakes blled like normal with easy bleed etc ?? no need for computers and stuff?


Yes, unless the ABS unit has run dry IIRC.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:56 PM

Where's the best place to get a refurbished or new Citroën ZX rear beam from?

 

Easy to get them this place will do you a complete one unless you want the kit to replace the worn bits yourself (25% chance of success). Changing the beam is relatively straight forward if the nuts/bolts don't bugger up, I changed one in a public car park in Camberley with only the occasional rude comments from a parking attendant.

 

https://www.ebay.co....bMAAOxyni9TGGzV

 

 

And

 

http://abaxles.co.uk/en/about/


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#19631 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:19 PM

There’s a silver (same as mine you know) Mondeo in the drive of a bungalow near my house, it’s sat there for at least 5 years, possibly more. Be really handy for spares for mine. Should I knock on the door?

Not quite sure how to position it though?

#19632 OFFLINE   M'coli

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

Easy to get them this place will do you a complete one unless you want the kit to replace the worn bits yourself (25% chance of success). Changing the beam is relatively straight forward if the nuts/bolts don't bugger up, I changed one in a public car park in Camberley with only the occasional rude comments from a parking attendant.

https://www.ebay.co....bMAAOxyni9TGGzV


And

http://abaxles.co.uk/en/about/


Knowing how far up its own arse Camberley can be, that's quite possibly the best bit of "get it up youse" spannering I've heard this year!

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#19633 OFFLINE   warren t claim

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:36 PM

Do modern cars still have characteristics based on their country of origin? For example, do French cars still have soft seats and suspension?


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#19634 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:10 PM

French cars are still shit yes.
German cars are complicated and once they break cost a fortune to fix.
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#19635 OFFLINE   Snipes

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:09 PM

Do modern cars still have characteristics based on their country of origin? For example, do French cars still have soft seats and suspension?


Hard to say when a Nissan is made up of old Renault bits by a factory in India.....
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#19636 OFFLINE   castros_bro

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:34 AM

I'm looking to make up some large diameter pipes to replace those which run to and from an intercooler which is annoyingly hidden somewhere under the headlamp, behind the inner wing and behind the bumper.  I have some thin aluminium source material  but will need to cut parts and solder to make the pipework. 

 

 

Can anyone recommend an aluminium soldering product ?

 

 

This is my source material.

 

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#19637 OFFLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:00 AM

they demo these on coke cans

 

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#19638 OFFLINE   davehedgehog31

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:13 PM

I'm looking at a car, it's showing as not taxed. 

 

The tax is showing as expired on the 27th of June, it's not SORN. Just wondering how tax would have been canceled during a month? I'd have thought if you canceled it you'd either need to declare the car SORN, or cancel it effective from the 1st of the following month?

 

Apologies if I've missed something glaringly obvious.


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#19639 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:15 PM

I'm looking at a car, it's showing as not taxed. 
 
The tax is showing as expired on the 27th of June, it's not SORN. Just wondering how tax would have been canceled during a month? I'd have thought if you canceled it you'd either need to declare the car SORN, or cancel it effective from the 1st of the following month?
 
Apologies if I've missed something glaringly obvious.


Change of owner is one way to get a mid month expired date.
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#19640 OFFLINE   davehedgehog31

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:32 PM

Change of owner is one way to get a mid month expired date.

Good thought, I don't think thats the case though. The check I ran shows current owner at circa 3 years.

 

Only thing that might make a difference is that the road tax is a flat £20 annual rate, can't be paid over six months but I'd still have thought that would run from 1st of the current month. 


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:51 PM

Help req folks, Astra H 1.7 diesel, dense grey smoke and it’s in limp home mode. Any pointers to what could be up with it?

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 03:10 PM

It’s also getting fucking hot apparently. Thinking could be the EGR blocked, it’s only used for knocking about round the houses. As we know diesels just love that.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

Peugeot Boxer battery +ve battery terminal on my camper.

I have problems with this, apart from it being tucked right up against the bulkhead with a circuit board attached to the clamp; damn near impossible to see what you are doing in there. Someone posted that the circuit board has high capacity fusible links so I suppose I should get spares just in case;  the real issue is that I can't get the clamp to hold tight on the terminal; I keep on tightening up the 10mm nut which works for a while.  The clamp has slipped off about four times, fortunately only when parked - just needs to be pushed down to regain contact but this obviously isn't good. 

What is the solution that will get me a securely clamped terminal?  appropriate language is of no use as swmbo is usually there when the clamp slips and we have a total electrical failure.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:52 PM

Quick and dirty solution is to wrap a bit of Coke can around the post.



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:55 PM

the curent fix is a piece of 2x2 wedged in;  I'm not proud of it



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:38 PM

If it’s getting hot then it’s most likely a split small coolant hose on a 1.7 Diesel astra

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:20 PM

By the time I’d got home, the garage had been out and pronounced it as ‘fucked’. A technical diagnosis wasn’t given other than ‘its fucked’. Apparently it had virtually no oil left in it. I’d probably take that to mean ‘It will cost you a few hours labour minimum to find the exact cause, but the top and bottom of it is that it’s basically had it’

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:21 PM

Does anyone know of any decent parts suppliers for a Vauxhall Victor FC ?



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:53 PM

By the time I’d got home, the garage had been out and pronounced it as ‘fucked’. A technical diagnosis wasn’t given other than ‘its fucked’. Apparently it had virtually no oil left in it. I’d probably take that to mean ‘It will cost you a few hours labour minimum to find the exact cause, but the top and bottom of it is that it’s basically had it’


Has CavCraft been round yet?
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:34 AM

Not yet but the mechanic seems convinced it’s knackered. 9 year old Astra consigned to bean tins then it looks like.




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