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Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 17:48:37 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Classic 900 Vac Canister [WAS: Re: Okay, why?]

in article, MeatballTurbo at wrote on 08/05/2003 13:03: > In article <>, > says... >> JG Motors at - they appear a little grumpy >> on the 'phone, but they're fine in person. Cost me 15 UKP. They're at Colne >> Bridge near Huddersfield, not far off the M62 at Brighouse. >> > Might nip over at some point, for a good drive out, after I get the > wheel bearing sorted this weekend. > > BTW, how did you get the cannister out of the space? mine appears to be > wider than the available gap at the top of the outer wing? First of all, I unbolted the power steering reservoir and pulled it to one side. If yours is like my flat nose was, this will be nearer the block and therefore not in the way. Next I moved all the electrical connections aside (I think I had to unplug something) and pulled the canister out. It was very tight, particularly the bottom end, and a kind of side to side wiggle to move the fins over any body metal was necessary to pull it loose. It is a bit of a struggle but it does come out. Re-fitting is simply a reversal - wiggle over the fins to push it back in, trying a number of angles. The plastic does give a little, but not a lot. Be careful not to apply any pressure to the valve end - you don't want to break the new one. You'll need a little swearing and expect a scuffed knuckle, or two :) If you really can't get it back in, you can house it pretty much anywhere given enough vac hose. The near-side wing, on the opposite side to the screen wash reservoir, would be a good location - you've no APC box in the way. I have seen a vac canister housed down there for something to do with water injection, so it must fit okay. Good luck, Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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