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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #30 on: 27 November 2017, 17:33:03 »

Two minute retest at 4pm resulted in 12 months ticket.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: 27 November 2017, 17:38:41 »

Great! It's wonderful when that happens - life restarts.....

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« Reply #32 on: 27 November 2017, 17:50:08 »

Thanks for the re-appraisal, Kevin. The colleague in question was our metallurgy specialist, so you worried me with your earlier comment. He usually knew what he was talking about, even though he was scotch and I had difficulty understanding him!
He taught me how to splice ropes too, for the stays to guy the masts - can't remember how to do it now.....

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« Reply #33 on: 27 November 2017, 17:52:36 »

Thanks for the re-appraisal, Kevin. The colleague in question was our metallurgy specialist, so you worried me with your earlier comment. He usually knew what he was talking about, even though he was scotch and I had difficulty understanding him!
He taught me how to splice ropes too, for the stays to guy the masts - can't remember how to do it now.....

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #34 on: 28 November 2017, 00:10:11 »

Thanks for the re-appraisal, Kevin. The colleague in question was our metallurgy specialist, so you worried me with your earlier comment. He usually knew what he was talking about, even though he was scotch and I had difficulty understanding him!
He taught me how to splice ropes too, for the stays to guy the masts - can't remember how to do it now.....

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #35 on: 28 November 2017, 17:08:03 »

MOT passed today, just some advisories :

001 - 2.4.c.1b - Coil spring corroded Rear, both sides  - wire brush, rub down, treat with rust stuff, paint with hammerite ??

002 - Nearside rear inner wheel arch corroded - wire brush, rub down, treat with rust stuff, paint with hammerite, underseal ??

003 - 3.6.B.4d - Brake hose pipe slightly deteriorated offside front - replace, will do both sides

004 - 2.4.G.2 - Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement. Nearside front lower (rear bush) - mmmm front bush is poly, so its just a matter of a replacement rear bush from GM .. if memory serves that's the wishbone off and needs a bloody big press ... :(

Downside is having to have the MOT 7 weeks early, :( upside is he says all jobs can easily wait until the summer when its warm and dry ... :) He was also very happy with the work done since the last MOT, actually said "it's nice when the work is done properly and not bodged" ..  :)

So big thanks to Serek for the brake pipes, the rest I did myself so pretty pleased :)
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #36 on: 28 November 2017, 17:39:20 »

Re. the rust issues. Depends if its surface rust or proper rust. I would investigate closely before deciding on a course of action.
Might need to follow my example - buy a MIG welder, learn how to use it after a fashion, cut out the rust, weld in new metal.
Might be lucky and just need a wire brush from poundland.  :)
Are the springs original GM or replacements ? If original I might try to preserve them. If replacement (especially KYB) I would take the opportunity to change them for something better.
Rear wishbone bushes. As you say, new ones from VX, but wishbones off and need a press to get the new ones in.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #37 on: 28 November 2017, 19:27:16 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
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« Reply #38 on: 28 November 2017, 19:34:27 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
Depends whats fitted. There is a lot of shite out there, plus also if the OP has SL springs, choices are limited.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #39 on: 28 November 2017, 20:22:31 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
Depends whats fitted. There is a lot of shite out there, plus also if the OP has SL springs, choices are limited.
Given the amount of towing, SL springs would be a brave choice :-\
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #40 on: 28 November 2017, 20:24:45 »

........mmmm front bush is poly, so its just a matter of a replacement rear bush from GM .. if memory serves that's the wishbone off and needs a bloody big press ... :(
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If you are talking about the wishbone rear bush, they don't take much pressing out/in at all. I've done mine in the past with ease using a steel frame and a two ton bottle jack (think cider press). Still got the gear (suitable support plates for underside and correct size socket) if you get stuck Nige.  :y

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #41 on: 28 November 2017, 23:30:58 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
Depends whats fitted. There is a lot of shite out there, plus also if the OP has SL springs, choices are limited.
Given the amount of towing, SL springs would be a brave choice :-\

I fitted a pair of standard spec rear springs as recommended by yourself (cant remember the brand at the minute) and imo the rear end feels just right now. Not too soft like s/l springs but not too stiff to interfere with ride comfort.  :y
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #42 on: 28 November 2017, 23:42:37 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
Depends whats fitted. There is a lot of shite out there, plus also if the OP has SL springs, choices are limited.
Given the amount of towing, SL springs would be a brave choice :-\

I fitted a pair of standard spec rear springs as recommended by yourself (cant remember the brand at the minute) and imo the rear end feels just right now. Not too soft like s/l springs but not too stiff to interfere with ride comfort.  :y


mine's the same. The ordinary springs are much easier to find and cheaper than S/L ones too.
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« Reply #43 on: 28 November 2017, 23:51:51 »

........mmmm front bush is poly, so its just a matter of a replacement rear bush from GM .. if memory serves that's the wishbone off and needs a bloody big press ... :(
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If you are talking about the wishbone rear bush, they don't take much pressing out/in at all. I've done mine in the past with ease using a steel frame and a two ton bottle jack (think cider press). Still got the gear (suitable support plates for underside and correct size socket) if you get stuck Nige.  :y

Thanks for that .. will wait until Spring and think about how I go about it ... might give you a shout if you still have the tools  :)
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« Reply #44 on: 28 November 2017, 23:53:33 »

Given that you need to remove the springs in order to do a proper job, common sense would suggest replacement ;)
Depends whats fitted. There is a lot of shite out there, plus also if the OP has SL springs, choices are limited.
Given the amount of towing, SL springs would be a brave choice :-\

I fitted a pair of standard spec rear springs as recommended by yourself (cant remember the brand at the minute) and imo the rear end feels just right now. Not too soft like s/l springs but not too stiff to interfere with ride comfort.  :y


mine's the same. The ordinary springs are much easier to find and cheaper than S/L ones too.

Do I read this right ? ... standard springs with self levelling shocks to keep the SL aspect, or do you mean fully replace with standard items ??

SL is VERY useful with the tin tent so I'd prefer to keep it ... :)
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