Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:27:26 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Car gone in for new tensioner and chain.

In article <>, spouted forth into > > 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). I loved the gear shift. Short, with some weight, but sprung just right. That is the one thing that would make a 900 just perfect. I know you can get proper quick shifters, but I reckon it was the sprung centering that worked a treat. Mine tried the 900, when I sliced my hand open, to get me to casualty, as I was blocking her in. She didn't like it, even when she had gotten used to driving it, she thought it was like a barge. I think she would have found a 9k much better, although she is only 5'2". > > 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. You mean with a split link, joining it to the old one, and running it through the timing sprockets, then joing the ends of the new one back up? I think that is the Abbott method that means they can do it easily with the engine in? -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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