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Well to nobody's great surprise, the inner CV joint on the V70 didn't just push back together again.  So on the basis that it's already fucked and I therefore can't do any more damage, I've taken it completely to bits and I'm going to try to reassemble it properly. 

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Wish me luck... 

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2 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Well to nobody's great surprise, the inner CV joint on the V70 didn't just push back together again.  So on the basis that it's already fucked and I therefore can't do any more damage, I've taken it completely to bits and I'm going to try to reassemble it properly. 

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Wish me luck... 

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Proper job you’ve got on there Wuv. Give it hell.

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6 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Well to nobody's great surprise, the inner CV joint on the V70 didn't just push back together again.  So on the basis that it's already fucked and I therefore can't do any more damage, I've taken it completely to bits and I'm going to try to reassemble it properly. 

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Wish me luck... 

I was looking at doing CV on the Passat   however  at 28 quid for a complete brand new driveshaft assy off autodoc, i went downt that route,  

 

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My mum was whinging that the car hasn't been driven in months, and won't be driven in many more months. But fine I'll take it out.

Her version is to Tesco and back, my idea is a 30 odd mile B-road blast, I've never seen so many bastard horses, walkers, bicyclists etc.

 

On the plus side I returned the car with the fuel light on.

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Just now, HMC said:

Thanks. It’s one of those terrible colours to colour match so it’s good considering that.

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That makes the Allegro look really classy. Were ordinary examples not available in nice colours like this?

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28 minutes ago, dollywobbler said:

Looks really nice that. 

Turns out Allegros were available in some amazing colours that I've never seen. Turquoise Metallic anyone?

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Phooar what a chodtastic colour

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Started to weld up my Daihatsu Fourtrak. It’s had a hard life with 81k on the clocks.

Rear crossmemember chopped out, and lots of loose sealer etc scraped off.

Looks much better under there with the crossmember out. Should get the new one in next time, then it’s just spring hangers, wheelarches, boot floor, suspension rebuild ....

 

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45 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

It's here!

The seller was a wee bit late as the OSF caliper was binding but I was not put off as both my previous 75s did this.o

Off out to the shops now.

 

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facelift - flash decadent fecker 😃

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Well what an absolute arsehole of a job that turned out to be.

Firstly the driveshaft wouldn't go into the gearbox properly - it would go in far enough to engage the splines but not fully in, so the seal wasn't made at the gearbox end and the intermediate bearing wasn't in its housing properly.  Took half a dozen attempts to get it to go in right.

Then the fun started.  The HBOL says to lever the bottom arm down with a crowbar and manoeuvre the hub carrier balljoint into its hole.  This was almost doable, except that to get the balljoint over the end of the arm the hub had to be pulled out just far enough that the end of the driveshaft would fall out, and then wedge itself against the inside of the hub so I then couldn't swing the hub assembly back in to get the balljoint into its hole.  I must have tried a dozen times or more - there was only a few mm in it, but it was enough to make it unworkable.  I did briefly consider trying to hold the driveshaft into the hub by putting the bolt in loosely, but I was afraid that I'd then just pull the inner CV joint apart again.

Trying to jack the strut up didn't work either - it would just swing backwards, taking the line of least resistance as with the lower arm detached there was nothing holding it in position longitudinally so swinging back was easier than compressing the spring.  I even tried holding the strut forward using a ratchet strap, but that didn't work either.

In the end I ended up having to unbolt the hub carrier assembly from the strut - I was then able to get the balljoint back in and tightened, wangle the driveshaft into the hub and then lever the hub assembly back in line with the strut with a BFO screwdriver so I could get the bolts back in.  If I'd followed what Mr Haynes was saying I'd still be out there now.

It's all back together now - I haven't taken it for a proper drive yet but I drove it out of the car park and manoeuvred it into its usual roadside parking space, which involved going from lock to lock both forwards and in reverse, and it moved as it should with no unpleasant graunching noises, so I'm going to call it fixed.

I'm knackered now though - I was going to have a crack at the water leak on the Tempra, but I think that's going to have to wait until next weekend.

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I attempted to clean/polish the headights on the SLuK as they were looking a tad dull and manky. I did a half arsed job and then went and bought the Armoral wipes. They did a great job and it looked fine for about 24 hours when it looked TERRIBLE! All spotty and scabby. There must have been some old lacquer on the lights or something as it reated something awful. Sadly, I had also wiped the same stuff on the black portion of the 'C' pillars... with the same results!

I had previously ordered carbon fibre wrap for the 'C'pillars as I wanted to give it a try but it took three attempts for me to get the measurments correct, plus I changed my mind and wanted posh shiny CF so I eventually ended up with 1.5 X 1 metres of 3M posh stuff and then the other two lots turned up weeks after the initial orders. Ho hum...

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These are the before pictures but after I used the Armoral shit...

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And these were after! Sorry for the mucky car, I did clean it afterwards... should have been before obviously but... cretin!

So it was back to the headlights. I used the Autoglym kit I bought ages ago, it has dozens of circular pads which mount on a thing that goes into the drill but as I had killed my drill the first time round, I did them by hand! 800, 1500, 2000 and then 3000 had them looking pretty good and then finally with the polish in the pad and using the last dit of drill got them  to a happy place.

When they had dried out and everything had calmed down, I used some special polish (no idea what it is, came with a kit I bought to do touch-ups on the bloody Bentley!) and they look ACE!!!!

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2 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

It's here!

The seller was a wee bit late as the OSF caliper was binding but I was not put off as both my previous 75s did this.o

Off out to the shops now.

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I actually logged on just to look for pics of this animal. Looks friggin’ bangin’. 

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