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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #135 on: 08 May 2011, 09:04:34 »

Mines getting a good clean today in readiness for Elite Pete coming round tomorrow :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #136 on: 08 May 2011, 10:29:00 »

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Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
I suspect I was fast asleep long before you got to the M40 ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #137 on: 08 May 2011, 13:07:24 »

In the process of fitting new rear brake pads...  Just sorted one side, which incuded the unsiezing of a piston (so thankful I read Tunnie's post where someone mentioned the easy way of freeing up a piston)...  About to attack the other side now...

Oh and after havng 2 new tyres on the rear yesterday having to undo the over tight wheel studs Thank F*** for my breaker bar...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #138 on: 08 May 2011, 14:12:54 »

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Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
I suspect I was fast asleep long before you got to the M40 ;D

You really need to get some decent tyres and sort your suspension properly. :y :P ;D ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #139 on: 08 May 2011, 14:30:02 »

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Failed rear blind removed from another car, tested in the garage with a spare battery, found to work with power applied to motor and operate fine. Presumed failed relay box to motor. TB had one spare so took the lot up to his where we proceeded to diagnose.... A sticking motor.  :-[

I hate intermittent faults, so thanks to TB for sticking with what was hoped to be a 20 minute job that turned into a 4 hour job to swap the motor, which meant the spring loaded gear slipped round which meant taking the little gearbox apart, re locating the spring, re fitting, to find the gear was 360 degrees out and not sprung loaded, remove it again, swap the spring for a non bent one re fit, re adjust gear to line up, re fit again and bingo, perfectly working rear blind , and that's the short story, and then we had to fit it to the car.

Still working beautifully, was playing with it on the way home, even at night in p!ssing rain.

Actually that really was an unpleasant drive home, aquaplaning at 70 on the m40 in shite visibility. It was belting down.
I suspect I was fast asleep long before you got to the M40 ;D

You really need to get some decent tyres and sort your suspension properly. :y :P ;D ;D
A boat might have been better...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #140 on: 08 May 2011, 14:33:18 »

Put two new tyres on it, washed some seagull poo off it, (wtf is all that about? I live 30 miles from the sea >:(). Started contemplating a fast approaching to-do list. Discs and pads, brake fluid, front hubs, poly bushing, new expansion tank.... :'(

Also changed both the purple fuel relays for shiny new ones as they were properly scorched.
Had vainly hoped that these would make it idle properly.  ::)

Think I'm getting more and more naive as each day passes.  :-/
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #141 on: 08 May 2011, 14:52:34 »

Other side of rear brakes now changed and another piston unsiezed...  More over tightened wheel studs and now also a cut knuckle!!! (was doing so well)...

Brakes tested and all seems good...  Just the manual fuel pump bulb to put in between the filter and FIP now... Just a 2 minute job...   Not a bod day really...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #142 on: 08 May 2011, 18:43:16 »

Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #143 on: 08 May 2011, 19:05:02 »

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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #144 on: 08 May 2011, 19:12:41 »

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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #145 on: 08 May 2011, 19:20:21 »

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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #146 on: 08 May 2011, 19:24:49 »

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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
Yeah, and you believe that?  S'pose you believe I'm storking him, yet it was him touching me up at Tiffins last night...  ...and I have witnesses...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #147 on: 08 May 2011, 19:32:21 »

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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
Yeah, and you believe that?  S'pose you believe I'm storking him, yet it was him touching me up at Tiffins last night...  ...and I have witnesses...

I think the preferred phrase is Grooming him ;D ;D ;D

And yes... I've witnessed it and been on the receiving end of your "attentions" :-X :-X :P :P :D :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #148 on: 08 May 2011, 23:02:41 »

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Broke TBE. Need bits before it will move now.

What have you done to it now? And you were just starting to bond with it! ::) ::) ;D ;D
I say, steady on old chap, lets not get carried away ;D

I know you are really... Gixerboy told me he heard you saying nice things about it ::) ;D
Yeah, and you believe that?  S'pose you believe I'm storking him, yet it was him touching me up at Tiffins last night...  ...and I have witnesses...

Ewww! Much too much information :o

http://www.unilever.co.uk/brands/foodbrands/Stork.aspx
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #149 on: 09 May 2011, 08:00:56 »

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Ewww! Much too much information :o

http://www.unilever.co.uk/brands/foodbrands/Stork.aspx


 ;D ;D ;D Splendid :y
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