Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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It's one of those things Chris. An unforseen happening that we all have when running older cars. It could have been the end of it for me, but it's going to get sorted properly. It's getting a full set of discs and pads also, get the oil and filters changed soon. I think it will need a couple of bits welded for next mot, but then again its an old car and that doesn't bother me. It will get what it needs. I haven't sold the 205 yet, there's someone on here thinking about it, so might fit in for getting the activa home. I will think about that when Jim is finished working his magic on it [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Citroenmad wrote: I'm looking forward to seeing its progress Jim, I'm sure you'll have it back to its old self again very soon :)
I will Chris :-D Rain and weather has currently stopped play and once the 4HP20 refurb is complete (tomorrow) I can then concentrate a little more on the Activa...

You're right about the overall condition.. A little TLC will have it absolutely immaculate. Mechanically and hydraulically it's superb. Gearbox oil was lovely and clean...

Definitely one to be preserved :wink:
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Yes, it's how I always do them... The car is high enough to slip the 'box down and out of the way...
So in other words, it's a total PITA but with limited facilities, lack of space, no ramp, no cover from British weather, old enough to have more sense......................I somehow, still manage :lol:
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lexi wrote:
Yes, it's how I always do them... The car is high enough to slip the 'box down and out of the way...
So in other words, it's a total PITA but with limited facilities, lack of space, no ramp, no cover from British weather, old enough to have more sense......................I somehow, still manage :lol:
Oh absolutely Lexi :-D It's really not that bad.. I've had lots of practice.... never forget that very spot where Davie's car now sits has accommodated many, many massive jobs in the past including a number of V6 gearboxes and a couple of breakers...
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Practise (and experience) makes perfect.
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There's no substitute for pulling cars apart to find out how they are built. I would have attempted this clutch myself had I been physically able. In fact it may be my physical condition which limits how long I am able to keep it.
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daviemck2006 wrote:In fact it may be my physical condition which limits how long I am able to keep it.
I hope not Davie, however, I'm hoping you'll still remember our deal of giving me first refusal for it back :lol: :roll: 8-)
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I will remember that Chris. I've already refused to sell it to someone else! He has second refusal [emoji39]
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Did you have the back brakes apart in your ownership Chris?
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I really hope it does not come to you having to part with it Davie.... [-o<

That would be a crying shame...
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It would indeed but there are clearly plenty who would take and cherish it.
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daviemck2006 wrote:Did you have the back brakes apart in your ownership Chris?
I did have them apart a few times as I tend to strip them every couple of services on my cars, keep the pads free. However I know the rears were getting to the point of replacement as one was not allowing the pad to make contact with the whole surface area. Though they still provided the sufficent braking at the MOT so they weren't a pressing issue and thhere was plenty of meat on the pads and discs.

I did gather a set of genuine rear discs and pads ready to go on, I can't remember if I passed them on to you or not?

IIRC it could do with new caliper covers, as they're a little thin.
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You have me the discs, and I thought the pads too but I couldn't find the pads. I had bought another set of pads to do them, was waiting for better weather. Hopefully that will mean they will come apart ok when I get it home. I could post the discs and pads to Jim, but I'd better leave something for myself to do [emoji23]

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Citroenmad wrote:
daviemck2006 wrote:Did you have the back brakes apart in your ownership Chris?
I did have them apart a few times as I tend to strip them every couple of services on my cars, keep the pads free.
That's reassuring :D The job should be straightforward then Davie..Don't forget you'll need a 5.5mm socket to remove the disc...
daviemck2006 wrote:I could post the discs and pads to Jim, but I'd better leave something for myself to do [emoji23]
Yes indeed... Now you know it shouldn't be beset with any issues due to Chris's good work in the past it'll be a nice pleasant afternoon spent one sunny day :)
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CitroJim wrote:
Yes indeed... Now you know it shouldn't be beset with any issues due to Chris's good work in the past it'll be a nice pleasant afternoon spent one sunny day :)
Yep a nice job. At least I will be able to truthfully say I did something to it, rather than just break it [emoji13] [emoji23]



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