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Everything posted by jonathan_dyane

  1. Such a handsome car from when GM Europe was on top of its game
  2. From memory the alarm was fitted by Citroen UK and consists of a control unit it the centre console. You can remove and unplug the alarm then just plug the two vacant connectors together resulting in no annoying alarm
  3. What I will say is that if you have the Silverline torque wrench I think you have it's usable range starts at 28Nm. I suspect therefore that it either didn't click or did so in a muted way so you missed it and this led to you exerting too much torque breaking the bolt. TLDR might have been better had you used a spanner...
  4. Fuck. How brave are you feeling? It might not actually be that tight unless the threads had bottomed out, if there's not enough left to grip and turn you might be able to drill a hole in what remains of the old bolt then hammer in a spline bit to unscrew it. That said it looks like it's broken off at an angle which might make it hard/impossible to drill without it deflecting into the threads in which case you're really fucked.
  5. Fair play getting the bastard out. I guess you're going to have to just carefully clean up the top end as best you can. I would definitely drop the sump too though to clean it out properly and to clean the strainer. Best of luck, you might get away with it yet!
  6. Oh dear that isn't ideal. I'd suggest seriously considering getting it running reasonably well then getting rid of it via WBAC or similar. I don't feel optimistic about that engines long term prospects.
  7. That deox gel is great stuff. What do you think about the black areas that remain in the pits? I'm going through the process on my Jowett roof and can't decide whether I should consider it done or to try to continue until it's all shiny
  8. If they still grip in the wet I wouldn't be rushing to change them. My (much missed) XM loved Kingpin remoulds.
  9. I'm rather envious, that looks great You can fit a heater fan out of a 406 which you're more likely to find in a scrapyard although from memory there was two different heater set ups in the 406 and only one is compatible
  10. Can't you just reuse the old union? I always do this anyway if they come off without rounding but I am tight...
  11. Peugeot J5 (Talbot Express). An excellent vehicle!
  12. I like the car a great deal. Number plate would also appeal to far right.
  13. Mind unless you're unlucky you might have to prime the Rover's oil pump after leaving it dry.
  14. It usually fractures there rather than rusts off and is amenable to welding back on
  15. It's great to see this running nicely! I wonder could the electronic fuel pump be too powerful for a carburettor to the point where it is forcing the needle valve open?
  16. I'm just too tight to pay someone for something I'm perfectly capable of doing myself, and if I fuck it up I've only got myself to blame. That said with the worst jobs when I'm lying on cold wet concrete in the dark having a thoroughly miserable time I often have the thought 'fuck this, I can't be arsed with this anymore, I'm going to buy a new Dacia'. When I'm back in the house later though with a beer in my bloodied hand having triumphed those thoughts fade however.
  17. I hate to say it but it would be considerable cheaper to buy a new truck that wasn’t rotten than it would cost to fix this properly. The danger is you pay £££ to get it repaired but they just plate over the rust and it doesn’t last. Or the chassis snaps at an inconvenient moment and VOSA tear you a new arsehole. Sorry.
  18. Patch it up and get it back on the road and use it for a bit. Your welding has improved immeasurably as you have progressed, it’s a worthwhile exercise for that alone.
  19. If you cut across the threads like this when you clamp the bolt in the vice it will grip it on the threads so it can’t just turn as you hammer it
  20. Fabulous! The bent bolt I would choose two suitable nuts then slit them with a hacksaw as if you were making a thread chaser then spin them on and use them to clamp the bolt in a vice and hammer it straight
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