VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT FAIL* 16/10/12

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:52 pm

Check whether it's actually broken. Happily, that's much more likely.

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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT FAIL* 16/10/12

Post by vnd » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:59 pm

They seem to just be unconnected............
What would cause overpressuring? If thats what would pop the pipes off.
Just so I'm armed with knowledge prior to worst case scenario.
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT FAIL* 16/10/12

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:36 pm

I'm not actually sure. The Green Tiger did it from time to time and ended up with a replacement strut. Set me back about £120 fitted IIRC - a chap Philip Chidlow knows so sadly not too convenient for you oop there! Could be that someone just didn't put them back on properly or at all at some point. Just shove them on the tubes and keep an eye on them to see if they come off again. Don't use anything to hold them in place as that can just transfer the excess pressure elsewhere in the system. You'll lose a bit of LHM if they come off again (though mainly just when the car sits down) but it's not an emergency situation.

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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT FAIL* 16/10/12

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:01 pm

In a nutshell, the strut seals are designed to pass a little bit of LHM to lubricate the sealing faces. This goes back to the reservoir via the rubber (low pressure) return pipes. As the seals wear, more and more LHM can pass until the return pipework can no longer cope with the volume - that's when return pipes start popping off.
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT FAIL* 16/10/12

Post by vnd » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:04 pm

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Now with fresh MOT, but sadly for sale as the girlfriend wont live with it............
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:24 pm

That's a shame after such an achievement!

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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by vnd » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:29 pm

It is a shame. As is usually the case, I'm never going to get back all the money I've spent on it.
BX values seem quite low (as does interest in them), so I may yet end up keeping and enjoying it myself. Though I'd end up single!
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:49 pm

Tom????

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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:19 pm

How much? Also, did you sort the leak? Is the tick time still high and how is that strut return pipe behaving?
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by vnd » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:10 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:How much? Also, did you sort the leak? Is the tick time still high and how is that strut return pipe behaving?
The leak was repaired at MOT by replacing strut return pipe. (I bought two sets in case the other side needed doing, other set for sale, but can happily include these with the car if it sells here)

Tick time is still low (did you mean low?) about every 4-5 seconds now. I dont have the money to improve the old girl any further, as I'm only going to end up selling her supercheap anyway.
Im guessing it needs an accumulator sphere to make it tip top, but selling price will reflect that.

Price? Offers please. I paid £350 for her, MOT work and test set me back £150, but I'm a realist. She is advertised elsewhere (only on Retro Rides atm) for £500 or offers. I dont expect to achieve that, but its a good starting point for haggling down!

If an enthusiast wants to take her on, I'll happily take a hit in the wallet.
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Hmm, PM sent.
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:20 pm

Accu sphere on a 14 is a doddle as theres so much room!
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by mike22861 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:07 pm

keep the car change the girlfriend
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by vnd » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:37 pm

No way Mike, shes a belter really and Ive got too much invested in her time and money-wise.
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Re: VNDs 14TGE *MOT PASS!* 22/10/12

Post by Mothman » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:48 pm

She's after your money bud!! :)

Maybe a different colour??

Better wheels??
Leather seats etc and you might just convince her. :mrgreen:

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