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Clarky5150

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    Shaun
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    Ex M100 SE x several
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    Chesterfield

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  1. I know its more work Barry but I am looking to do the oil pump refresh as discussed in this thread https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/oil-pressure-problem.411105/page-2 . That oil pump looks temptingly easy to get at in your picture and for a few hours fettling might be a worth doing? Imagine no flickering oil light on hot days, just imagine it! A head gasket and turbo rebuild seem a small price to pay.
  2. Bad luck mate. On a positive note the bugger let go in January and not June so she should be in fine fettle for the Summer
  3. Wow! She looks a different car now. Must have a drive over and see the job in the flesh. The yellow peril will need painting next year.
  4. Can’t wait to see the results. Is it a local shop to us?
  5. So the next job is front discs and pads. I know it’s a hub off job. Does anyone know of a walkthrough posted anywhere to assist with torque poundages etc?
  6. For the size of the disc £80 plus VAT a corner is hardly cheap. Would be interested if anyone can cross reference the rear discs. Front ones are Toyota Celica BTW
  7. That’s a Brahma right there Barry (or maybe a Cochin) lol.
  8. Thanks for the reply Ian. Its actually the adjuster knob not the spring platform. I keep these lathered with chain lube which seems to do the trick. My wife gave me that knowing glance when I mentioned I was asking advice on the forum for problems with a stiff knob.
  9. I have coil overs on myS4 and the platform had to be wound up 20 mm on off side rear to get the car level. Quite common apparently.
  10. The aircon has been fantastic over what was the hottest weekend of the year btw. Very pleased in that department
  11. Brake overhaul started this weekend with disassemble and clean rear callipers. Slides were solid on one side and the piston was very stiff to wind back in on t’other. New pads and a clean up of the discs which although have been on a few years had done very few miles so we’re retained. One ABS sensor had been replaced but the drivers side was original and in solid. I needed to clean it to hopefully eliminate an occasional ABS light flash so had to persuade it out and replace with a new one from SJ. One of my pro tech damper adjusters has seized. Annoying after only low miles. Has anyone managed to free these off with lube or is it best left till replacement is required. They don’t need adjusting but would like the option.
  12. Just had mine completely refilled with the R12 equiv. 1300g If its just a top up watch the sight glass and do by eye. See here..... Bottom of page.
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