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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:39 pm

Same with anybody jacking the car up under the sill with a standard jack - I caught a tyre place doing that and they'd folded the damn thing over. I was furious!
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:51 pm

Tim, have you found that you're 16 sounds (engine noise) very similar to your 19 GT? My GT (so satisfying, saying that) sounds very similar to the 1991 1.6 ZX i had a few years ago. A bit like a meaty sewing machine!
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:01 pm

BX Meteor wrote: Anyone else had this problem, any ideas ???
No I've never had this problem, have you tried a good pare of mole grips clamped on with a side to side twisting motion as you pull?
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:02 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Same with anybody jacking the car up under the sill with a standard jack - I caught a tyre place doing that and they'd folded the damn thing over. I was furious!
Happened to me before too on my mk2 astra, told them to unbend the jacking bit, and they did which was nice.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:43 pm

BX Meteor wrote: Anyone else had this problem, any ideas ???
Yes. I have had problems before when removing the outers. Can't remember specifically what I did to remove them, but do remember having a spot of trouble.
saintjamesy89 wrote:Happened to me before too on my mk2 astra, told them to unbend the jacking bit, and they did which was nice.
Problem was in doing so they'd split apart the inner and outer sill slightly, breaking the sealant between the spot welds. Managed to do a fairly neat job in repairing it and re-sealing, and rust has not crept in now 6 years later. But still it was extra work for me.
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:05 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Problem was in doing so they'd split apart the inner and outer sill slightly, breaking the sealant between the spot welds. Managed to do a fairly neat job in repairing it and re-sealing, and rust has not crept in now 6 years later. But still it was extra work for me.
Must have bent it quite considerably then? At least you could re-seal it, and banish the tin worm, but you shouldn't have had to in the first place.
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:11 pm

PASSED! :D :D :D


All done, brakes needed the sliders greasing, and handbrake was the usual adjustment.

Oil seal and new cambelt on, NO MORE DRIPS! :D

Oil and filter changed too and door lock sorted.

Total cost less than £72 excluding parts.

Just had a quick wash to celebrate.

Just need to get it taxed and then I can get C1 TBX on! 8)
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:53 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:Tim, have you found that you're 16 sounds (engine noise) very similar to your 19 GT? My GT (so satisfying, saying that) sounds very similar to the 1991 1.6 ZX i had a few years ago. A bit like a meaty sewing machine!
The 19 sounds different to the 16, not louder, just differentm quite tinny but all the 1.9 XU petrols sound like that.
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:54 pm

[quote="Roverman")
Just had a quick wash to celebrate.
[/quote]

Just need to wash the car now then :lol:

Well done mate
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Defender110 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:32 pm

Susan Donym wrote:
Roverman wrote: Just had a quick wash to celebrate.
Just need to wash the car now then :lol:

Well done mate
It's MOT day not his Birthday! :wink:
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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:42 pm

Dear Tim.
Well done on the M.O.T Tim :D
My handbrake cables on the BX have worn through the outer cables
on both sides, that is why I am renewing them, they are usually an M.O.T
failure anyway.
I have the same problem whenever I take the SAAB to a garage
for an M.O.T they always try to open the bonnet the wrong way :roll:
When I had the CX I took it to a local Citroen dealer, he didn,t
want anything to do with it :shock: :x I thought thanks for nothing. My
problem is I vote with my feet, and I don,t go back to them ever again.
All The Best Tim.
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:59 pm

is there an echo in here or is it just me !!! :lol:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:01 pm

Think it's just you! :wink: :lol:
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:22 pm

Defender110 wrote:
Susan Donym wrote:
Roverman wrote: Just had a quick wash to celebrate.
Just need to wash the car now then :lol:

Well done mate
It's MOT day not his Birthday! :wink:
I have you know I shower more times than I wash my cars (just).
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:02 am

Roverman wrote:PASSED! :D :D :D



Just had a quick wash to celebrate.
You should have treated yourself to a bath. I do when my car passes it's MOT! :D