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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. Can’t wait to see the results. Is it a local shop to us?
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. That’s a Brahma right there Barry (or maybe a Cochin) lol.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The aircon has been fantastic over what was the hottest weekend of the year btw. Very pleased in that department
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Wow! My poor S4 lives outside and is driven 12 months a year and has no where near that amount of corrosion. The before pictures look like they have been continually sprayed with salt water for years.
  11. ‘‘Twas a loose connection on the sender. I must have nudged it at oil change.
  12. A full day today sorting all the HVAC system and reversing some heinous bodge work by a ‘Lotus specialist’.Just been for an extended test drive on a warn moist muggy evening with air con blasting out resulted in almost frozen face! Result indeed. All the work under the dash seems to have sorted several annoying squeaks and rattles too. Bonus.
  13. Thanks for all the help gents, we have a winner!!! So here is the answer to the puzzle. On a previous repair on behalf of the p.o for which I have the receipt from a 'reputable' Lotus specialist they had taken the recycle flap out of the loop and removed the T-Piece (the elbow at the recirc. actuator was crumbled and obviously couldn't be arsed to skin the required knuckles to get to it. It transpired that when they put the remaining bits back together they used the wrong vac valve. I swapped that back, reinstated the recirc pipe and T piece but STUPIDLY assumed when said specialist had done the bodge they had at least put the pipes on the vac valves the right way round! The valves have a one way release valve in them and were pressurising but not releasing when the dial was turned. Escapes diagram proved invaluable and it was only during a passing thunderstorm that I revisited it again and noticed the problem. Now fully operational HVAC with Air conditioning Thanks again to everyone who has interrupted their Sunday to give advice on this. Better go and get the seat put back in now and go for a well earned blast round.
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