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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16935 on: 15 September 2018, 19:59:46 »

Today I have fitted new steering ends. 

Unfortunately I had to do it on my drive.  But my ball joint splitter still works after 30 years (I thought I'd lost it as I hadn't had to use it for 15 years)

When complete I took a chance and drove to the industrial estate and got the last appointment for the laser alignment.  £29 quid to get the toe in/out right.

Result?

1) Less pulling to the left on braking*- the left joint was breaked.
2) Vibration on brakes? GONE.... I assume because the tyre isn't having to fight with the road.

*There's still a VERY slight pull to left. But MOT due in a couple of weeks, and I've promised the MV6 a new cam belt and I might get them to throw the new wishbones on at the same time. 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16936 on: 16 September 2018, 13:25:08 »

Removed the radiator drain plug on the daily as it weeps when the car is cooling down, unfortunately only halve the plug came out. Tried to seal the remaining bit and screw it back in but pissing out as it cools down again.

Sure I have a spare used radiator in the shed at my dad's so you can guess next weekends job.  :D

And the spare used radiator.... Weeps..... There's a few hours of my life I won't get back. I do have a brand new pattern radiator as well but it's not got the mounts for the external oil cooler do I fit / bodge it or do I spend yet more money on this car and buy another one?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16937 on: 16 September 2018, 15:50:47 »

Buy a new cheap pattern rad, you know it makes sense
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16938 on: 16 September 2018, 16:09:36 »

Mounting points should all be present, but you will certainly need to swap the hardware over ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16939 on: 16 September 2018, 19:50:46 »

Mounting points should all be present, but you will certainly need to swap the hardware over ;)

No they're not, otherwise I would have done that! However the very last Genuine GM replacement radiators have them as well as the internal oil cooler...  must have been simpler that way, shame the pattern ones aren't the same.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16940 on: 16 September 2018, 19:51:23 »

Buy a new cheap pattern rad, you know it makes sense
Aye... Oh well, would have been a free fix otherwise!
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16941 on: 16 September 2018, 20:08:15 »

Mounting points should all be present, but you will certainly need to swap the hardware over ;)

No they're not, otherwise I would have done that! However the very last Genuine GM replacement radiators have them as well as the internal oil cooler...  must have been simpler that way, shame the pattern ones aren't the same.
Depends on the make then... Not had a problem with the auto ones I have fitted :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16942 on: 17 September 2018, 10:12:13 »

Removed the radiator drain plug on the daily as it weeps when the car is cooling down, unfortunately only halve the plug came out. Tried to seal the remaining bit and screw it back in but pissing out as it cools down again.

Sure I have a spare used radiator in the shed at my dad's so you can guess next weekends job.  :D

And the spare used radiator.... Weeps..... There's a few hours of my life I won't get back. I do have a brand new pattern radiator as well but it's not got the mounts for the external oil cooler do I fit / bodge it or do I spend yet more money on this car and buy another one?


I have a 3.0L auto rad on my3.2, junked the ext-cooler and used the internal cooler on the rad, but I did have all the 3.0L pipes too.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16943 on: 17 September 2018, 13:48:56 »

If you aren't going to tow pikey wagons etc. with it, just ditch the cooler.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16944 on: 17 September 2018, 17:33:11 »

Removed the radiator drain plug on the daily as it weeps when the car is cooling down, unfortunately only halve the plug came out. Tried to seal the remaining bit and screw it back in but pissing out as it cools down again.

Sure I have a spare used radiator in the shed at my dad's so you can guess next weekends job.  :D

And the spare used radiator.... Weeps..... There's a few hours of my life I won't get back. I do have a brand new pattern radiator as well but it's not got the mounts for the external oil cooler do I fit / bodge it or do I spend yet more money on this car and buy another one?


I have a 3.0L auto rad on my3.2, junked the ext-cooler and used the internal cooler on the rad, but I did have all the 3.0L pipes too.


Aye that's the missing bit stopping me using the other spare Rad  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16945 on: 17 September 2018, 17:41:44 »

Investigated one of the many strange noises coming from the 190. It seems it was a heat shield vibrating against the exhaust.
One down Christ knows how many more to go.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16946 on: 18 September 2018, 11:28:59 »

Another years ticket with only a couple of nicks in the ball joints boots for a advisory  ::)
 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16947 on: 19 September 2018, 21:47:28 »

Fitted new wiper blades on the project, bliss, no more screeching for a few miles!
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16948 on: 19 September 2018, 22:25:46 »

Drove an Omega for the first time in years yesterday! Spent the day going over it. Itís the marked police one, not been used for years!
I took precautions before starting, but it doesnít sound right! Cam sensor code, slight top end knock and wonít rev past 4K rpm. Tomorrow will be spent working out whatís going on  ;D

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #16949 on: 19 September 2018, 22:33:17 »

Hello stranger.  :D
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