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I had this GT3 in a while back with a collapsed turbo hose.

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The car has lived outside for many years in a rural environment and has suffered accordingly.

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Now it's back for MoT.  But the wiper doesn't work.  First tested motor by lifting the arm, but it would barely move without help.  So, time for wiper motor removal! <lie>One of my favourite jobs.</lie>

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Hoses and screen duct removed for access to the motor.  The motor shaft bolt was particularly tight, but I got there eventually.  Even the screen duct has rusty water tracks in it!

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Motor also found to be rusty.

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Turns out the arm would barely move without significant manual effort, so the mechanism itself must be seized.  No point fitting a new motor only to trash it on a seized mechanism.  Proceeded to remove the arm, then, disaster!

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This thing is like chocolate.  Spent ages trying to get the arm off the spindle, even after the shear, but it won't budge.  Left it bathing in penetrating oil.  Everything is seized or worn, so it looks I'll be changing the mechanism. <lie>Really looking forward to it.</lie>

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WANTED - TECHNICAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF WATFORD EXOTICS

Applicants should attend in person for interview and assessment at Watford Exotics. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate misguided enthusiasm, and total ignorance of what the job entails. The ability to replicate the skills of a country vet during calving season, or a diver removing an irate octopus from a crevice, will however be a definite advantage.

 

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Ah, shit, I'm getting flashbacks now.

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Is that you volunteering Ian ?

Sad to see the GT3 starting to rust and deteriorate ☹️

Long time Lotus admirer, recent owner

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Unfortunately, Ian told me he'd be toad-sexing in Guatemala that week.  Whatever week it is.

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New motor in, works a treat, MoT passed!  Owner didn't want to spring for the new mechanism job just yet, so against my better judgement I did the motor only.  Hours in the Lotus position; won't be able to walk for a week, so @Dan Eyou'll be pushing me around Goodwood tomorrow.

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On 27/06/2021 at 20:21, Sparky said:

Unfortunately, Ian told me he'd be toad-sexing in Guatemala that week.  Whatever week it is.

And washing my hair. Plus I have some drying paint to monitor.

Margate Exotics.

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