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01 Feb 2019 05:05 #202240 by Lambert
Given that in isolation I didn't think there was anything wrong with the way it ran on plugs with 45000 miles on them I would say that it's the service life you're paying for. In other vehicles especially my Nissan Maverick a set of cheap normal copper plugs would need to be changed every service not every 4 or 5.

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04 Feb 2019 14:49 #202548 by grumyoldjoe
I did very little apart from change the air filter.
Was intending changing the diff oil but cant get the front filler off.
I have no heat or welder so just plodded on knuckle scrapping using various tools and sockets etc. Gave it up as a bad job.
Did find in a locker some metal putty which got me thinking about cutting a bolt down and sticking it in the recess with the putty, leaving it to cure for a day and having another go.
Not sure it would work ? antone used this method?

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04 Feb 2019 18:43 #202569 by Cremator1
Are you using the proper 10mm square drive socket

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04 Feb 2019 18:55 #202572 by helijohn

grumyoldjoe wrote: I cant get the front filler off.

Yes a job like this calls for an air/electric impact wrench. Just thinking out loud here but have you tried something like a gas torch - you know this sort of thing
10x Refillable Cooker Gas Lighter Oven Hob BBQ Candle Butane Camping Safety Lock
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or even a mini blowtorch. Might be worth buying a blowtorch (like this just for illustration). I get a lot of use out my ones.
CFH HAND SOLDERING PIEZO COMPACT PC 140 BLOW TORCH Blowtorch plus 2. Gas box
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Do it right - use Hammerite
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04 Feb 2019 22:43 #202581 by yakuza

Lambert wrote: Service brakes fluid level being low will cause the hand brake to illuminate.

Disconnected all switches, still shines. Measured every signal into the cluster, works fine. Now even cut wires from ignition lock going into the cluster, still shine. Bet the damn bulb would still shine if I took it out and wacked it with a hammer..

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04 Feb 2019 23:31 #202584 by Max Headroom

yakuza wrote: Bet the damn bulb would still shine if I took it out and wacked it with a hammer..


Heheh :lol: :lol:


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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05 Feb 2019 09:01 #202599 by grumyoldjoe
Cheers for the replies/suggestions.
Found an old electric hot gun for paint stripping, will set that up on heat for 15 mins and then try.
Trouble is the recess is now rounding off so all 3 10mm keys anit biting.
Bro in law has garage but he away at the moment, may wait for his return and get it up on lift and a welded bolt

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05 Feb 2019 10:13 #202600 by Lambert
I have a 12 inch pipe wrench specific for this job a stilson type with good sharp jaws. No much offers it resistance.

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21 Feb 2019 22:52 #203628 by Don76
Today I crawled under looking for the cause of my wobble. Thanks to this very forum realised that I need to spend next Saturday changing kingpin bearings.

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23 Feb 2019 13:25 #203719 by MrPaynterZA
DIY 7" Double-Din Pioneer head unit installation on my 2019!

Was very interesting pulling apart the dash etc. as I've not seen any videos.

It was very much a figure it out experience but all went well.

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23 Feb 2019 18:10 #203721 by Riccy
Fitted some wheel spacers to stop the huge tyres catching on the chassis rails, radius arms and exhaust. Worked for all that, but now I need to trim more from the arches (again! :laugh: )



and while the wheels were off some new brake pads. EBC greeenstuff as they have been getting good reviews from everyone...


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