Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 18:47:08 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Car gone in for new tensioner and chain.

In article <>, spouted forth into > Today I took my T16 in for a Tensioner update (old style single bolt to > new style doube bolt). > I'm getting the chain done at the same time, as the second hand > tensioner, plus a new top guide, and rocker gasket, and the passenger > side front wheel bearing (drivers side was done about 4 months ago). > > Got a loan car. 9k CDE, K reg (1992/1993 I think that is) 156k miles > cloth interior. > > Such a nice drive. So different to the 900, yet feels so right. > Plenty of go for a non turbo. > > Gear change is worlds away from my 900, and the pedal feel so short and > smooth. I guess then my 900 does finally turn up it's toes (hope fully > not for a few years with what I'm spending on it) a nice 9k Aero with > all the toys will be in order. > Well, they couldn't do the wheel bearing, because the metal work below the bushes was ripping when they tried unload the wish bone, to seperate the ball joint. But he reckoned that it would be fine until Xmas when I get my new Holiday entitlement. They did the cam chain, and since they have sorted the timing at the same time, it will now boost and hold at the border line orange/red even in fifth, and that is on Sainsbury's 95 ron Premium. Wonder what it would do on Super, or Optimax, or if the local stations get it, BP Ultimate (100 Ron). Also, I think the gear shift must have been tweaked a little bit. Before, the lever would jiggle about, under engine braking and accelaeration, and it would pop out in 1,2, and occasionally 3. Now the lever is almost rock solid, and it didn't pop out once, and 3rd is easier to engage. Must have been something loose, rather than replaced, because whatever they did, they didn't charge for it. The Behemoth goes like a rocket ship now, and while I didn't break the speed limit, I left a Beamer 325 for dead earlier on a twisty National speed limit road coming home. And he wasn't just sitting behind. Whoohoo. The 9k can wait. this one is getting some work done. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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