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What have you done to your car today?

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Post by Dave1971 » Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:50 am

Decided to have a go at relocating the roof motor. It's still the original motor with all the tape and tie wraps still in place so it put up a little bit of a fight. It's in very good condition for 18 years old, just a little surface rust.
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Post by Griffo46 » Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:49 am

Dave1971 wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:50 am Decided to have a go at relocating the roof motor. It's still the original motor with all the tape and tie wraps still in place so it put up a little bit of a fight. It's in very good condition for 18 years old, just a little surface rust.
Good work, did you tie it down and conceal it? I plan to do this over the winter.
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Post by Dave1971 » Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:19 pm

Griffo46 wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:49 am
Dave1971 wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:50 am Decided to have a go at relocating the roof motor. It's still the original motor with all the tape and tie wraps still in place so it put up a little bit of a fight. It's in very good condition for 18 years old, just a little surface rust.
Good work, did you tie it down and conceal it? I plan to do this over the winter.
I've had 2 of my previous cars done by the famous Durham Dave and I was going to take this one to him as well but thought I'd have a go myself. I definitely wasn't as quick as Dave but he's had a lot more practice than me. I'm happy with the results though
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Post by MikeyH » Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:49 pm

Your a lot braver than me. Well done :thumbsup:
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Post by AndyJ1 » Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:13 pm

Released the parking brake service lock following replacement of rear wheel bearing last weekend! Now have a working hand brake :roll:
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Post by Scott Naylor » Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:36 pm

Been a tad lying in very strange contortions in the boot! This is all about my known issue with the roof electro-hydraulic motor, and with the fantastic advice from Zebedee Ben on the overall operation of diagnosing and removal.and relocation, and then Mat who is fitting a replacement more deep throaty exhaust for me in the next couple of weeks, I've heard the motor pumping on down.and up, and the front rail above the windscreen locking is working fine, the central lockout is working fine and put a socket into the Spring to continue the activation.

So the fun was finding the route to removing the left hand rail,.there was one hidden plastic rivet in the vertical plane hidden which required the removal with nose pliers of a plastic plug, which then released the rivet which was holding the plastic rubber cover to the wheelarch internally which was holding the rail, this was missed in a lot of guidance!

The plug is half way along the rail.and is pretty hidden. So finally.worked.it out and got this.out so stopped wrecking my elbow on this rail whilst lying with my self wedged into the boot stretched out with a head into the corner to try to see the motor in the torch light.
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Post by Barty » Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:37 pm

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Post by buzyg » Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:05 am

Well as we have a hose pipe ban, the MR needed a wash and it was chucking it down with rain today. I drove it out of the garage and washed it, simply using the rain water that was hammering down. :D

Back to being sensible in the morning. I'm off for another walk on Dartmoor. :wink:
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Post by Robster68 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:57 pm

Having tested positive for Covid on Monday,
Off work so decided to tackle one of those jobs bugging me,drilling out rusty exhaust manifold studs.
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Post by Barty » Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:01 pm

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Driven it for 500 miles to south Germany. Tomorrow: roadtrip through the alps to Como :driving:
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Post by ronk » Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:07 pm

Barty wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:01 pm D16AAEFA-793B-4D4C-9919-8C1B491ACDE0.jpeg

Driven it for 500 miles to south Germany. Tomorrow: roadtrip through the alps to Como :driving:
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Post by Barty » Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:02 am

ronk, actually we took the fairly unknown Sorenberg, followed by the Grimselpass, Furkapass, Andermatt and Lukmanierpass. Between them there were a few smaller passes, all in all a 550km daytrip ending at lake Como :thumbsup:
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Naturally our arrival at the Hotel Belvédère required the gratuitous pass picture 8)
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Post by tug » Fri Sep 09, 2022 4:01 am

This photo should be posted immediately into the sept. photo competition mate. :thumbsup:
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Post by Zedebee » Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:37 am

Barty wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:01 pm D16AAEFA-793B-4D4C-9919-8C1B491ACDE0.jpeg

Driven it for 500 miles to south Germany. Tomorrow: roadtrip through the alps to Como :driving:
Thought you were going to say you’d run out of money to buy petrol :rofl:
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Post by Barty » Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:49 am

Zedebee, that may still happen :lol:
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