lexi wrote: Busy is good Jim..........more money for hobbys and projects
True lexi but if you have money but no time.... That seems how it is at the moment I value time...
Still, today has been a good 'un and lots achieved. It's been a not bad day weather-wise so I was able to enjoy the outdoors, some sunshine and play on my project
I was shocked to see an inch of water sitting in the rear seat wells this morning. I knew the car was a bit damp but did not know it had a serious leak. I started pulling the interior out and got to the point of removing the (sodden) carpets when a big storm came on. I was trapped in the car for a few minutes but it was time well spent as I soon saw drips from the
Sunroof! Blocked drains But no, nothing so simple. After having half the headlining down I found one of the gutter drain spigots was detached from the gutter enabling water in the gutter to run straight onto
the headlining. these spigots are held in place by plastic welded tabs and a spot of mastic. The tabs were damaged, I reckon through extremes of heat and cold, so the spigot was not sealing. A new band of mastic and a ty-rap did the job...
Copious buckets of water seem to indicate the repair is good
The scuttle has been leaking for a while. Look at these connectors in the wiring loom
There's even broken wires in there!
Despite all the water, there is no corrosion in the floorpans at all. Shows how well rustproofed the cars are.
Next up was the Activa Accumulator sphere that i suspect is flat. Here is where it lives under the battery tray... Note the battery tray, airboc and air intake pipe removed for clarity.
Well corroded. The wet is Plus-Gas, not LHM. Toby had a problem removing his and i thought this one might be the same. It was
The bracket was bending. I remove the bracket complete with sphere and viced it...
It was so tight, the vice could not hold it well enough to give it enough welly. The bracket kept leaping out of the vice jaws.
In the end I put the handle of the Pleiades tool in the vice and walloped the bracket itself with a big hammer like this..
That worked, eventually... What a job. The sphere was flat!
Trooper30 came to visit this morning with his wife's new X plate HDi Xantia for a Lexia session.
I have never seen such a clean Xantia It looks to be no more than about two years old and is a minter. It even still has its under tray! It really is beautiful...
We did find one of his cooling fans is a bit sick; one is very reluctant to start and often needs some encouragement by poking the blades with a stick!
A good day
No car action tomorrow - I'm spending the day with my girls. I'll be good as I've barely seem them in two weeks due to us all being busy so looking forward to that.
Robyn has her driving test booked for April 21