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MOT today.
« on: 23 November 2017, 16:16:01 »

Failed on a sidelight bulb, which I should have checked before I went, but I have manflu, so I'm excused.
Also failed on play in a balljoint. This was disappointing as I fitted a new pair (TRW) 6k miles ago.
Question is, do VX do replacement ball joints ?, as originally they were riveted onto the wishbones. If they do sell them anyone know how much they cost ?
If VX don't sell them, or they are silly expensive, any recommendations on other brands please.
Also one of my headlights was slightly on the high side and didn't really respond to adjustment. I suspect broken adjusters. Do we still have a source of good quality replacements ?
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #1 on: 23 November 2017, 16:26:47 »

Albs, I bought these:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Astra-G-H-Meriva-B-Omega-B-Lower-Arm-Bottom-Ball-Joint-with-BOLTS-x-2/322235852978?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

with a view to refurbishing my wishbones, if I ever get my new ATP ones fitted, but your need is greater than mine, so if they are what you need, they are yours.
They look very well made and should last lots longer than 6k miles!

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #2 on: 23 November 2017, 16:29:15 »

Very kind Ron. Will PM you.  :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #3 on: 23 November 2017, 16:46:58 »

Delphi ones are around 8-10 and last better than that :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #4 on: 23 November 2017, 17:36:40 »

I used genuine (not ECP supplied ;)) Lemforder on mine.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #5 on: 23 November 2017, 20:06:54 »

Cheers all. Any info on replacement headlight adjusters if I need them ?  :-\
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #6 on: 24 November 2017, 16:46:49 »

Cheers all. Any info on replacement headlight adjusters if I need them ?  :-\
Looks like ali ones hard to source, but plenty of plastic ones.

Half tempted to model one, and print some off...   ...but my only Omega already has a pair of ali ones in, so suspect that will end up on the cba pile...
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #7 on: 24 November 2017, 17:06:47 »

Go on, you know you want to really.  :y :y :y  :D
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #8 on: 24 November 2017, 17:51:53 »

Cheers all. Any info on replacement headlight adjusters if I need them ?  :-\
Looks like ali ones hard to source, but plenty of plastic ones.

Half tempted to model one, and print some off...   ...but my only Omega already has a pair of ali ones in, so suspect that will end up on the cba pile...


I already have a model if it's any use to you. I suppose I could set my print up too. I've only had it two years.
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« Reply #9 on: 24 November 2017, 17:58:27 »

Cheers all. Any info on replacement headlight adjusters if I need them ?  :-\
Looks like ali ones hard to source, but plenty of plastic ones.

Half tempted to model one, and print some off...   ...but my only Omega already has a pair of ali ones in, so suspect that will end up on the cba pile...


I already have a model if it's any use to you. I suppose I could set my print up too. I've only had it two years.
What plastic is the model for? If the common PLA or ABS, send it over :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #10 on: 24 November 2017, 21:51:35 »

Re ball joint, if happy with current geometry simply spray paint over the bolts and use the marks to realign the new ball joint before tightening the replacement one :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #11 on: 24 November 2017, 22:02:27 »

Clever!  :y 8)

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« Reply #12 on: 25 November 2017, 08:46:33 »

Will do. :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #13 on: 25 November 2017, 08:57:47 »


Half tempted to model one, and print some off...   ...but my only Omega already has a pair of ali ones in, so suspect that will end up on the cba pile...


I already have a model if it's any use to you. I suppose I could set my printer up too. I've only had it two years.
What plastic is the model for? If the common PLA or ABS, send it over :y


Eh?
The model is just that, using the dimensions from an aluminium one in Fusion360. I suspect that some redesigning is necessary for a printed plastic adjuster to last. Even then it's probably not a suitable part; the cast resin ones use an inserted ball ended metal rod.
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« Reply #14 on: 25 November 2017, 09:14:59 »

Eh?
The model is just that, using the dimensions from an aluminium one in Fusion360. I suspect that some redesigning is necessary for a printed plastic adjuster to last. Even then it's probably not a suitable part; the cast resin ones use an inserted ball ended metal rod.
Ah, gotcha, so you've just modelled the original part :y

Yeah, that'll need a lot of lovin' to get it to a printable part, then some tweaks depending on plastic used (PLA will likely print OK, but might be unsuitable, particularly for non HID applications, ABS will likely need tweaks to internal stress within the part).
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