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pug_owner2002
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Joined: 27 Feb 2005, 22:05

Post by pug_owner2002 »

Cheers KP, I'll give that a go when it happens next.

pug_owner2002
Posts: 288
Joined: 27 Feb 2005, 22:05

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Today whilst using SWMBO's scenic it decided that it didn't want to start on the sainsburys petrol station forecourt :oops: . Thankfully on the 4th turn of the key it fired into life :bd: So....... I went straight home to investigate.
Being as the turning on and off of the ignition to"prime the system" appeared to not make a difference I went straight to the TDC sensor, gave it a clean with some wd40 on a rag. Put it back together and it started fine and has been all day, so I think that could be a result. :D
I'm sure that I'm jinxed with cars! After all the mishaps the wife has had in the last 12 months I was happy to see both cars looking good again (the scenic with it's new replacement bumper and I treated the leon to some paintwork on the wheel arch and a full mop and polish) to only have someone reverse into the side of the leon! :hb: luckily it was a friend and they have stumped up the cash to get it fixed, due to this I've got a cheap good door of the bay and am having it fitted and sprayed this week. Hopefully this will be the end of our run of car bad luck. [-o<

pug_owner2002
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Joined: 27 Feb 2005, 22:05

Post by pug_owner2002 »

Been a while since I updated this!
Well I did say in my last post that I hoped we were at the end of our run of bad luck with accidents. I was wrong, someone decided to use the rear of my leon to stop. :x :( :evil:
It's all sorted now and looking good.
Today I have done a bit of spannering on the scenic. Again I had noticed that the MPG had dropped by a fair amount (I hadn't driven it in a while) and also noticed it felt like it had no go in it. Jacked it up and found that both rear wheels were sticking, the drivers side could hardly be turned!
As the rear disks are the originals and it has now done 60k miles I decided to get some new disks and pads.
The local factors wanted £176 just for the disks! :shock:
I phoned the main stealers and could get the disks and pads for £176.50, better but still more than I wanted to pay. So popped on the bay of E and found some disks and pads for £117.90, upon reading the full details of the listing I found that it was an ebay shop for a main stealers about 20 miles away. Gave them a call in the week and said I'd be over on the Friday to collect them, went over and to my suprise they did the disks, pads and new hub nuts for £102. Bargain!!! and they are genuine parts. :lol:

I fitted them today and must admit that I wasn't looking forward to the job, however it was very straight forward and took no time at all. The worst bit was cleaning up the caliper/pad carrier as it was very corroded, hence why the origial pads were sticking on. Took it for a test drive and they work a treat, be even better once they've bedded in.
Next on the todo list is an oil/filter and air filter change and possibly some new spark plugs.