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by PhillipM
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 2
Views: 54

WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

After a coolant degassing tank for a D8 V6 - mine has the common leak around the seam, hence I'd prefer a new one if anyone has one stashed away - I know they were really cheap from Peugeot but it seems they're NLA - this type:

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by PhillipM
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: The 70mm lower engine mount bush + gloplugs
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: The 70mm lower engine mount bush + gloplugs

Pretty much, I've pushed the 65mm polybushes in before from underneath which is fairly easy, but the 70mm's are tricky because they're right up against the housing when you're trying to get them started.
by PhillipM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: The 70mm lower engine mount bush + gloplugs
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: The 70mm lower engine mount bush + gloplugs

It's a bit of a pain trying to do it under the car, but it is possible. Honestly it's a lot easier to just whip the shaft and bracket off most of the time though on the XU's
by PhillipM
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135159

Re: and today i have mostly been...

It is, the Merc's just for taking the dogs around :lol:
by PhillipM
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135159

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ouch, I've got an e-class Merc that weighs about the same as a house (it's about 2.5 tonnes or something ridiculus) and even that will run 40mpg just ambling around town, 60 on a run!
by PhillipM
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: difficulty removing lower suspension ball joint 21mm nut
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: difficulty removing lower suspension ball joint 21mm nut

Jack right next to it on the lower wishbone if you still have the uprights and springs on - the weight of the car pressing down will lock the taper into the wishbone and let you work the nut off.
by PhillipM
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Polyurethane Insert for V6 gearbox mounts.
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Polyurethane Insert for V6 gearbox mounts.

I'm in the middle of remanufacturing the gearbox mounts for the V6's since they're tricky to get hold of now, but as they work out a bit pricey due to the size of them and having plates laser cut, I came up with a quick interim solution for those either with old worn mounts or just wanting to stiffe...
by PhillipM
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135159

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Polybushing is very good for cars with old knackered rubber ones, currently eyeing a full set for my Volvo, the resulting change in feel/dynamics is supposed to be excellent and very 'new car' like. Yes, I don't usually like them because of the friction they introduce to the suspension, but I've go...
by PhillipM
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135159

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Today I've mostly been...beating the wishbone bushes out with a hammer. And then beating polybushes back in with an even bigger hammer.

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Try to get the wishbones swapped over tommorow and see what they're like.
by PhillipM
Wed May 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glow plug anti-seize?
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

I suspect that at 9 quid for 500g it's probably more grease than nickel antiseize anyway, it'll be fine on the hinges :lol:
by PhillipM
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Glow plug anti-seize?
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Glow plug anti-seize?

Ceratec works fine and is cheap as chips, otherwise, yes, nickel based antisieze - not copper based as that will just make them stick worse from galvanic corrosion.
by PhillipM
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: D8 V6 Ignition leads - possible groupbuy for silicone ones.
Replies: 0
Views: 301

D8 V6 Ignition leads - possible groupbuy for silicone ones.

As above, I've just had the second set of leads die on me since having the car - and at £70-80 a set for 'decent' Bougicord ones I'm getting a little annoyed with them! Not to mention the hassle of taking the inlet manifold, etc, off. Anyway, I posted this on the Coupe club and copying it here to se...
by PhillipM
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135159

Re: and today i have mostly been...

... or the other one which really gets me nice and pissed off - when I'm overtaking someone who's doing 60 MPH, and they accelerate up to 70 MPH as I'm beside them. SO many people do that now it's unreal - young people, old people, professional drivers, women, men, mums with cars full of kids. We'r...
by PhillipM
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2242
Views: 135159

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Making/fitting even more polybushes - upper D8 torque link bushes this time - I'm slowly getting towards having a complete set of poly mount available :lol: Already did the small one the other week: https://i.imgur.com/CmQe3Dy.jpg?1 Now have the large one tested, tweaked and a final one fitted: http...
by PhillipM
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Detailing and Styling
Topic: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Clearing up Dulled/yellowed headlights

Oh some headlights (acrylic blends) the chemicals or even just meths wiped over them will take the bulk of the oxidation off, a lot of modern cars however (inc. the 406) are a copolymer with polycarbonate, which it won't work on - in which case it's elbow grease time, I just did mine for the 406, st...