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Old 19th May 2018, 19:58   #8701
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Gave it a good wash to remove the thousand odd suicidal bugs that had glued themselves to the front of the car after a 640 mile round trip to Cornwall. Don't know what sticky stuff some of them are made of but by heck they were a pig to remove even after using snow foam and hot water twice. Still nice a clean again for a few days
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Old 20th May 2018, 00:00   #8702
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Old 20th May 2018, 12:49   #8703
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Washed, dried and waxed....again. But only for the 3rd time this week

Really need my wheels refurbing now, losing paint with every wash...
Can recommend the powder coating firm in nearby Digbeth B'Ham for you. If you take the bare alloys ( no tyres, weights or valves ) they will refurb and powder coat bare alloy wheels for a mere £20 to a reasonably good standard. Over the years must have got closing on a 100 alloys refurbished by City Powder Coaters in Digbeth.

Those will include thirteen alloy wheels I took up last week along with three old MG Metro parts to be finished in Black Gloss. See attached images of those and some 18" Straights I had done a while back in Brilliant White and Silver.
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Old 20th May 2018, 15:12   #8704
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Started last Wed what a job
changed both the front rear wishbone bushes in situ found broken offside coil spring snapped change both sides pain in the b--t trying to compress the springs with borrowed spring compressors which were too short so had to improvise with luggage straps as well took ages
both drop links
both top mount bearings
oil and every filter changed
repaired headlight sensor on offside whishbone
fitted new under tray fixings does not flap about now
inline thermostat fitted
fitted new mini handbrake cable
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This Friday fitted new tailgate struts
two new rear shockers nearside one burst in my hand when i removed it oil sprayed everywhere took longer to remove the trim than fit the shocks
fixed tailgate lock micro switch stripped it down cleaned and sprayed with maff cleaner up to now works ok fingers crossed,
busy few days but enjoyed doing it a few cuts and bruises but worth it all
car drives like new now all done by reading the how to's on this great forum Bill.
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Old 20th May 2018, 15:38   #8705
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Washed...no chamois...streaky...NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-

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Old 20th May 2018, 20:43   #8706
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Sweet zombie jesus!

Just finished replacing the cooking fan after 6 HOURS!!! It should have been an hour job even for an amateur like myself, but the one of the previous owners must have decided that the crash beam would never need to come off ever again so he decided to round off a few bolt heads, I managed to get some free but there was one of the inner bolts where access is poor and I just could not get that NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- off for love nor money.

He also has a fondness for cable ties for the undertray but I'm OK with that

By moving the radiator around slightly and pulling the beam out of the way the best I could I was able to get limited access to the radiator screws and what would you know, the nut and bolt just both turned, I tried and I tried and I tried again to get that NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- bolt loose but to no avail, then I just thought NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- it, I won't be using this cooler again so I got a hammer and a large chisel and bashed it until it flew off somewhere.

By this point I was NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-, I ripped the old cooler out from underneath after sawing holes for the air con pipes and sawing the top mounts off (not on the rad). Finally I was able to wrestle the working cooler in from underneath.

Putting the crash beam back was fun due to my exuberance it was slightly out of line, but a few hammer strikes later and all was well.

Next time I'm paying someone to do it.

If the car lasts my European trip I may treat it to new bolts all around so I don't have to go through this aggravation again.
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Old 20th May 2018, 20:53   #8707
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After 5 hours up the allotment, I washed the car.
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Old 20th May 2018, 21:11   #8708
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Up onto the ramps and dropped out the lube oil on the ZT, changed the filter and refilled with 6.75 litres of nice new stuff

I then decided the weep from the clutch master should be next.

Two clips removed pedal taken off, then pull back the boot to remove the circlip and the piston was out.

There was an obvious failing of the secondary seal on inspection, plus the non return valve was choked with debris, which accounted for the intermittent bite point, but the endoscope revealed a perfect bore.

One refurbished piston and a quick bleed then out for a test drive, a perfect pedal and smooth clutch once more

Once I've a little more time, I'll change the entire clutch including fitting the new master, but for the time being it's nigh enough for pit work

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Old 21st May 2018, 20:27   #8709
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Not 75/ZT related but does relate too does the ZT Boomerang spoiler work well with other cars, well I certainty think so and loving it.


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Old 21st May 2018, 21:06   #8710
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After 5 hours up the allotment, I washed the car.
What's your car doing in the allotment?
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