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by PhillipM
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Gas mig. Gasless is a pain in the arse as it starts much worse than gasless and you'll have to do more cleanup, TIG is a waste of time unless you cut it back to completely perfectly clean metal and get your repair seamless - and you have it indoors otherwise the wind is a nightmare. Stick welder? Fo...
by PhillipM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 1799

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Gonna be interesting with my blue coloured race fluid in then...
by PhillipM
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Maintained regardless of cost." - Pheweeeee
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: "Maintained regardless of cost." - Pheweeeee

So far I'm up to about double what I spend on the car in replacement parts :lol:
by PhillipM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

It's polypropylene, you won't have much luck gluing it permanently outside of a lab, even the stuff you can get commercially for PP bonding just doesn't hold up under high temperatures with aromatics in the mix - they're ultrasonic welded from the factory but....evidently not very well either :D You...
by PhillipM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)

Yes, I've been ssearching all over for something I could adapt, nothing yet. Peugeot don't have any, anywhere, I've been in touch with Pug HQ and they checked all the dealers and warehouses in UK and France for me. So, it looks like a full drain of the cooling system, get it off, and see if I can ei...
by PhillipM
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Coolant degassing tank (D8 V6)
Replies: 6
Views: 468

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: 394

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: 394

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: 2298
Views: 155920

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: 2298
Views: 155920

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: 970

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: 494

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: 2298
Views: 155920

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: 2298
Views: 155920

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: 1412

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: