Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:56:05 +0100
From: "**-**" <>
Subject: Re: Car gone in for new tensioner and chain.

"Grunff" <> wrote in message > 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. > > really want something about 5mm thick bu 15mm wide, > 5mm bar isn't that strong. I'll take some shots of how I welded up mine when I get chance, I think you'll like it ;-) Gimme a few weeks though as I'm a fair way away from it at the moment. Matt > > > > 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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