Offside so no ram to faff with at least, I recall reading some horror stories over trying to get/make the gaiters stay on too but we shall see.
The old ZX came to the rescue with the dust cover from the drop link I removed way back, nice to feel that at least a tiny part of it is still around helping another Citroen carry on living
Brake light switch I'm unsure at the moment, it feels a bit strange so maybe there's a bit of dirt stuck in it but hopefully it can be sorted as the only other Xant locally in a breakers is manual I think so the switch would likely be different.
Retest looks like being either Saturday or Tuesday, either of which suits me since Tuesday is the first day we could tax the car anyway.
Very close now, and the drive to/from the test centre showed a very smooth quiet riding car that just soaks up the bumps especially at the back, so those new front spheres will be pressed into service to see if the front can be made as magical as the back.
Oh and one point I forgot to mention from the test was the emissions smoke test..... on a 150+k engine that has sat in a shed for years before being pressed back into service in a completely different car with a different gearbox, and running on a mix of 10 litres of diesel combined with the dregs of whatever vegetable oil the PO had been running on (enough left for the tester to ask if we wanted salt & vinegar!), being driven for a total of under 3 miles plus a lot of idling prior to the test....
The result was, and drum roll please..... fast pass at 0.17 (NA diesel limit being 1.50 for a fast pass)!
To say I'm pleased with that result would be a huge understatement, and once again a huge thank you to fastandfurryous David for supplying the engine that produced those figures