Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

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CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote: Also need to get seals for the hydraulic pump as it's leaking green blood.
Got gazillions of them Andy. If you can wait till I'm home I'll sort you out...
Do you have one for the bell end?
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Xac wrote: Do you have one for the bell end?
No, that's the only one I've not got...
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CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote: Do you have one for the bell end?
No, that's the only one I've not got...[/quote]
I'll order one from the deer when I order the spring amdnd cup :)
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Xac wrote: I'll order one from the deer
Would that be the deer in Woburn Safari Park?
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CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote: I'll order one from the deer
Would that be the deer in Woburn Safari Park?
Pesky fingers!
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Xac wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote: Also need to get seals for the hydraulic pump as it's leaking green blood.
Got gazillions of them Andy. If you can wait till I'm home I'll sort you out...
Do you have one for the bell end?
i cannot believe that nobody has commented on this!!!

sorry :P
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Chris570 wrote:
i cannot believe that nobody has commented on this!!!

sorry :P
Chris, really!!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Chris570 wrote: i cannot believe that nobody has commented on this!!!

sorry :P
I can imagine Malcolm suffering an innuendo overload :naughty:
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More strange cambelt findings with Jenny...

As you can see the old one has a smaller backplate than the new one.

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A productive afternoon, cam jockey replaced, aux belt auto tensioner fitted, water pump fitted (the old one didn't have the metal shield!) and new anti-freeze added, 19mm O-rings in the hydraulic pump replaced.

Tomorrow, if I can pop over to Jim's and borrow his sphere tool, I'll be fitting Cassy's old strut tops. Also need to pop to Maplins and get some grommets as I'm going to remove Jenny's headlights, drill two holes in the underside and do the relay mod internally.

Hopefully I'll get a chance on Monday to call the local dealer and order the dealer only bits I need.
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I'll be in Andy so please do pop over...
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CitroJim wrote:I'll be in Andy so please do pop over...
Great, thanks Jim :)
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Strut tops have been swapped over. Jenny's aren't too bad, but there's a fair bit of rubber missing and surface rust, whereas Cassy's are just losing the thin run of rubber around the edge in a few places.
I'm wondering if this early on in their deterioration using some rust arrest gel and silicon sealant would prevent it getting any worse?

When I did the N/S strut, I put my tray underneath to catch any errant LHM.
I heard a running liquid sound, more than the dribble of LHM the strut should make so I had a look under the car.
Gearbox oil was pouring out of the N/S drive shaft.
It looked old and dark, a bit like the LHM to be honest, so It looks like the drive shaft seals need replacing, along with the oil, and I'll do a hydroflush too.


Didn't manage to get to Maplins so didn't do anything with the headlamps this weekend.
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Ahh, it's been a day of epic spills then Xac :lol: :lol: :lol: See my blog for my tales of spilt fluids :lol: :lol:

Get some Waxoyl going around those strut tops, that'll arrest any further for now...

It's so easy to dislodge that driveshaft. We managed it when we did the ABS reluctor on Rattiva...
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How easy is it to replace the seal?
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