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General Car Chat / New MOT
« on: 22 June 2019, 12:38:54 »
The 26 year old Mk3 Cavalier 1.8 passed it MOT with no advisories  :D Mot tester said what a little gem of a car . It was the first time i drove it on the mot day after 3 yrs being off the road . Not many creature comforts but drives very well  :y

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General Car Chat / Nipples
« on: 30 September 2017, 22:02:59 »
Yes nipples  :D Got a rounded bleed nipple , caliper still on the car . Any quick fix to get this blighter out  ??? Any specific tool that will get it out or is it a drill out job  :(

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General Car Chat / Zafira
« on: 13 September 2017, 11:21:20 »
Which Zafira to buy and which ones to avoid 07 onwards  :-\ ? Heard the 1.6 are to avoid but apart from that i have no other info ...  :)

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General Car Chat / Springs
« on: 23 August 2017, 11:00:18 »
What is the general opinion of changing front coil springs in pairs or single ? Reason being is it took me 3 weeks to change one broken spring and a wishbone  :D ;D Looking at the web seems the opinion is split  :-\ Cav mk3

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General Car Chat / Front shock
« on: 08 August 2017, 08:15:27 »
Im having a little difficulty in removing the shock insert from the strut housing  :( There is a screw cap hoilding the shock in and it just wont budge . Had it soaked in p/fluid for days now and still no joy .. is there a special spanner for this or is just brute force and swearing  :(

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General Car Chat / Copper washers ?
« on: 25 July 2017, 13:22:06 »
Any difference between a copper washer and a copper crush washer ? I need 2 for the flexi to caliper banjo bolt but i have ordinary copper ones , just dont know if i should use them ?  :)

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General Car Chat / Brake pipe ?
« on: 24 July 2017, 14:06:50 »
Flaring too keeps pushing the steel brake pipe through the flaring too  ??? It will flare copper to double flare but just will not hold steel . Any solutions to this , ive got it clamped as tight as it will go but just keeps slipping  :(

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General Car Chat / ABS
« on: 19 July 2017, 15:10:17 »
Tried undoing the star bolt to get the front abs sensor out and failed , thought it was turning but now its rounded  :(
Whats the best plan of action to get the blighter out , not much room to manoeuvre in there .

Mk3 cav

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General Car Chat / Mini
« on: 16 July 2017, 18:52:19 »
Anyone got some info on owning and running a mini , the older ones around about the 80s era . I know about rust and subframe rot but engine wise are they pretty robust .  :)

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General Car Chat / DODGE-NITRO
« on: 18 June 2017, 13:53:53 »
Just wondering if anyone has owned or driven the ;


DODGE NITRO SE TD ? Its got the manual box and pretty low miles . Tempted to take for a test drive . I have read a few reviews and they dont slate it that much other than lack of 7 seats and a bit bland interior ??  :-\

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Gromet wanted
« on: 14 June 2017, 00:38:40 »
As title , gromet thing that covers the screw hole on the passenger door trim furthest away top  :y

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General Discussion Area / HGV
« on: 13 April 2017, 14:49:40 »
Have the laws changed as to how fast an HGV can go  ??? Was on the A5 and hitting a dual carriageway then put my foot down to overtake a hgv with curtain side trailer , i was at 75mph and the lorry was still pulling away  ::) 

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General Car Chat / Bending brake pipes ?
« on: 28 March 2017, 17:58:48 »
Any recommendation for a decent brake pipe bender and flaring tool . I have read somewhere that certain tools brake or dont flare properly  :-\

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Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Clocks wanted
« on: 26 March 2017, 02:01:54 »
Hello , Im after a  V6 speedo/instument panel complete as mine has finally packed up completely now  :(

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General Car Chat / 2.2 sport ?
« on: 25 February 2017, 21:55:46 »
Does the 2.2 omega sport have the same suspension set up as the mv ? Or is the mv the only one with the stiffer suspension set up  :-\

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