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by Kit
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Failed MOT work
Replies: 24
Views: 3617

Re: Failed MOT work

This has gone very quiet :?

Have you had a better offer :?:

Kit
by Kit
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: offside rear upper coil spring seat for my 1997 Ford Probe (2.5Ltr)
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: offside rear upper coil spring seat for my 1997 Ford Probe (2.5Ltr)

Available from E-bay, both under Ford Probe or Mazda 626 :D

Rockauto’s in the States :)

Or me :lol:

Kit
by Kit
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

Push down on bathroom scales , should be at least 20kg to be any good. Is that how you test them ? John, 👍 a good way of testing the struts, But I found the figure should be a lot higher The failed struts made 20kgs :? A sample pair of OME struts (that we’re good on the test bed), reached over 40kg...
by Kit
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

Still not convinced, I bolted a wiper motor the the u/side off the tailgate https://i.postimg.cc/FfST8h9b/99-ADD4-F0-9-D6-A-4-B8-B-A4-E9-57-F9236-B8759.jpg The set of struts, left on still held the tailgate up, so I’ll conclude the the other sets will be OK. The Blue labelled aftermarket one, were b...
by Kit
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

After pairing the struts up, each pair was tried on the the ‘test bed’, which was the “Probe trailer” ex VIN Ser.No. R009314. The struts on here have failed, since I took ownership of it more than a year, used only for storage, so little use on the struts. https://i.postimg.cc/PpWCY5tf/image.jpg Fou...
by Kit
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

How do you test boot struts ???

Over the years I’ve amassed a big collection of boot struts :o https://i.postimg.cc/cgp3184X/07-DA071-F-5-F31-4306-9-CCD-71-FA96-AEE112.jpg The yellow labels are OME’s KB76 The green labels are OME’s KB79 The blue labels aftermarket You might note the OME’s have the hatch fitting on the silver push ...
by Kit
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

If you go for hand brake cables, get both from the same source, we found different ends at the hand brake end

Kit
by Kit
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

@ my last MOT, it got through on a similar thing on the ‘good will’ of the tester,

My be a weak hand cable :?:

Could it be a worn spline adjuster :?:

Kit
by Kit
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Engine coming out on the Lazer
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Engine coming out on the Lazer

Split the engine/gear box, out of the car, you can get a ‘round’ it. ;)
The way I removed engines is to split the Driveshaft at the inner CV joints, this way you don’t lose any gear box oil

Kit
by Kit
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Failed MOT work
Replies: 24
Views: 3617

Re: Failed MOT work

So, let’s have a ‘re-cap’, Where’s the car kept :?: , at home or a remote garage :?: Location :?: If away from the house is there power, for the mop :?: Is there room to safety work on the car, working on the road is not good :?: Is the car drive able, could you bring it to us :?: Maybe be able to d...