Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 20:43:34 +0100
From: Grunff <grunff232nopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Car gone in for new tensioner and chain.


MeatballTurbo wrote: > He recommended using a piece of 5mm square bar, and and then plating > both side of it. Looks like both arches could do with the same > treatment. Hmmm...you really want something about 5mm thick bu 15mm wide, 5mm bar isn't that strong. > When Burnells did my last wheel bearing on the drivers side, they said > that it looked like the old one had been hammered in judgeing by the > marks on the hub (looks like one replaced had been butchered in, and > maybe both had been done at the same time). Previous to my ownership the > car had been maintained almost exclusively by SarbKar in Liverpool. The > same people that just capped off the feed to the dump valve, rather than > replacing it when it started to leak. Hehe. There's plenty of places like that. Never mind, it's all small stuff. > Found out the 9k CDE I had was an 2.0 LPT, I thought CDE's where either > 2.0 FPT, 2.3 FPT or 2.3 injection? Went well, a lot smoother than mine, > but I imagine that they keep them in mechanical top notch, it had 159k > on it. All the 9ks I've driven have been smooth - they are very silky cars. But they're such a *bitch* to work on. I'm waiting for all the bad memories to subside before I buy the next one (for OH - she wants a 9k again, doesn't like her 16T as much as her old 9k). > The other loanwe that I was supposed have had no fuel in, it was a 9k > XS, with 208k miles, looked in even better mechanical condition. > > BTW, i was charged 217.14 for > the new chain, > a second hand new type tensioner to replace the old type one. > A new top guide. > A rocker cover gasket. > And 2 hours labour. Bargain - they must have rolled the chain in. Never tried that. -- Grunff

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