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by kennatt
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Black watery exhaust emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Black watery exhaust emissions

modern has cat absorbs the carbon,normal in non cats on cold start up
by kennatt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre MOT check
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Pre MOT check

mots cost max 54.84 if you asked for just an overall vehicle check bet the time taken would stretch out to a couple of hours at 60 t0 £80 stick to the mot if you shop around many can be found for £35 to £40. And they do have to go on the system,good thing because you can check on mot history on dvla...
by kennatt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: Pins in tyres

Don't warn the low life that you have cctv,get a cheap one get the image and take it to the local police station,end of lowlife
by kennatt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear shock absorber advice
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Rear shock absorber advice

The dampers obviously need attention but not sure if their condition will give you any indication of the function of the springs,the sure way to test for sagging springs is to examine the relationship between the rear shackle and the chassis rail,as the spring sags it lengthens and the rear shackle ...
by kennatt
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Well done you are now 95% there... good luck,
by kennatt
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Blimey

This particular garage has been there for years at least 30,they mainly used to deal with mgs in the early days. I have seen some of their rebuilds ,very high quality but as a result top prices,but they have a high turnover ,so can demand top prices. Haven't been for a while since I gave up re build...
by kennatt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

they can be done easily but looks a bit of a mess ie As one previous post of mine .....a friend cut his at the top and bottom centre line.fitted rubber to screen then one glass and pushed it tight as he could outwards strapped it up to stop movement did same other side once he realised that the gap ...
by kennatt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

try gently,again gently..... warming the rubber up with a heat gun,it may just help it to stretch a bit,or take it all out and put the rubber into a tub of boiling hot water if you fear damaging the paintwork,or exploding the glass :o :o That may be the safer option., When you say, as it is, that th...
by kennatt
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

,unless the car has been in a accident and had the frame rebuilt.Has it? and been welded up etc Don.t go down that route.Could cause all soets of alignment problems They are difficult to fit.try this(Irealise you have had difficulty getting the glass in but) take one out so that you can manipulate t...
by kennatt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

now spread the glasses as described earlier until inner centre and seal can be fitted,this will spread the rubber tightly onto the frame,then fit the outer to lock everything in place. .You may then find that the top and bottom corners ar still not flush with the frame and you will need to stick the...
by kennatt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: beware of low flying bootlids.....
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: beware of low flying bootlids.....

chief if you want to cure your water in the boot lid problem (You should to stop the dreaded tin worm)get some sealant and put a blob on all of the nuts on the inside of the boot lid ie hindge, number plate and renew the seal on handle,You risk the bottom of the lid rusting out,its the main cause of...
by kennatt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

have a good read of the dvla site re modified vehicles unless you manage to qualify with the 8 points to keep original reg, becomes a bit of a minefield for registration good luck
by kennatt
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Before you do I would establish where the undersized section is,because you will still need to go through same fitting procedure,if they are slightly narrower so that when both are fitted and the centre gap is wider then may be easier. But whatever they are you still need to overcome your fitting pr...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Once you get both glasses and centre strips in it all locks onto the frames and will be fine,get one in don't try to push it outwards get other in and spread them together various methods already posted the wooded wedges sound doable ,keep at it you will be an expert before long :D Once all in take ...
by kennatt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

would think they have altered the profile of the corners of the glass because with after market rubbers, the rubber doesn't close up to the frame and needs to be stuck down ,not a problem with original rubber,but most rubber seal will have perished or gone hard by now. The last one I did both glasse...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

put rubber onto frame with out glasses,then fit one glass put strap round glass and sideframe of car The best straps are the type that are used for roof rack tie down with a self locking buckle ,but any that you can tighten ,even long belts ,the way you have it is going to tilt the glass and pull th...
by kennatt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

the reason for a dummy centre is that the screen with rubber and centre need to be fitted from inside,if doing it the manual way but the outer centre is too long to fit through the frame ,so either make up a dummy with wood ,with the bottom and top pointed bits cut off short,or if fitting a new oute...
by kennatt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split-windscreen rubber seal replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Split-windscreen rubber seal replacement

do a search on here many,many topics ,and various ways of doing it,not many pro screen fitters will attempt it It's regarded as probably the worst job to do on a splitty apart from under body welding,but if the leak is just in the corners a,common fault, would suggest that if the rubbers are in reas...
by kennatt
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride

as above...... one side of mine... the nut spun freely the other turned the bolt so I jacked the axle up at that side with the other side bolted back on to prevent movement for and aft, the axle lifted with the pad and u bolts giving enough room to get at the top bolt. Its also advisable to not full...
by kennatt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Rear adjustable spax - choppy ride

had the same trouble with new springs,most of the suspension was just with the tyres flexing,took the short lower leaf off and vast improvement resulted,three years later when springs had settled refitted short leaf and no further problems, The springs are just not of suitable temper ,try it first b...