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PhillipM
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Hello

Post by PhillipM » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:12 pm

New to the site, but not to Pugs :D

Thought I'd finally register after buying a D8 Coupe last year. It's currently on axle stands so I thought I'd read other peoples tales of woe to cheer me up :lol:

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Doggy
Mod with a 2.2 HDi, De-Fapped!
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Re: Hello

Post by Doggy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:38 am

Hi Phillip and welcome aboard. 8)

No shortage of tales of woe here, plus a few of the other kind. Feel free to chip in.

Post some pics when you can.
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate

PhillipM
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Re: Hello

Post by PhillipM » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:05 pm

I've just spent two weeks trying to get a front brake hose that actually fitted, 3 manufacturers later and I gave up and went to Pug... :lol:
Now one of the captive nuts for the subframe is spinning in the chassis leg :cry:
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Re: Hello

Post by steve_earwig » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:53 pm

Hi Philip, welcome :cheesy:
PhillipM wrote:Now one of the captive nuts for the subframe is spinning in the chassis leg :cry:
I seem to remember something similar happening to mjb's coupe, he had to get someone out to cut a hole in the chassis rail, weld the nut solid and weld the hole back up again :shock:
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
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Re: Hello

Post by PhillipM » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:59 pm

Yep, the drill is coming out this afternoon :lol:

On a 20/20 hindsight note - if anyone else is having issues with one of the bolts (the other 3 came out easily), then I know it sounds harsh, but I'd go straight ahead and drill a small hole in the chassis leg by the nut and fill it full of penetrating oil first - you can always put a rubber bung in the hole after if you don't want to weld it up. It's a much neater solution than having to cut a flap open to weld the captive nut back in....

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GingerMagic
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Re: Hello

Post by GingerMagic » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:19 pm

Hi, welcome across to this forum. The car looks nice, how are you getting on with the front caliper springs?

Do you still want to sell the car..??? :cheesy:
1999 T4 family wagon, slow as a turd but the kids like it
2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90 - Dirtied by the kids, Dented by the wife....
Sadly sold the 406, best cars I have ever owned
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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Re: Hello

Post by PhillipM » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:30 pm

GingerMagic wrote:Hi, welcome across to this forum. The car looks nice, how are you getting on with the front caliper springs?

Do you still want to sell the car..??? :cheesy:
:supafrisk:

Sell it? I think I might give the fecker away :D
Calipers are sorted - well, after burning a seized bolt out with hot acid for a day or two anyway...

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Re: Hello

Post by PhillipM » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:31 pm

Turns out you don't need to cut a hole in the leg at all to reattache the nut, in fact, if you're lucky you might be able to wedge the nut with a bar or similar, I've still had to weld mine mind is it's REALLY stuck :shock: :lol:

Pics later.

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