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The black plastic wrap around my fuel tank pad has disintegrated, I think if I put just the foam back it would sponge up water and hold it against the floor pan.
Would wrapping it in a black bag work, any other ideas?
I'm just looking for some clarification, I'm in the process of refurbing my rear beam and need to replace a few bits.
One of these is the rear brake lines and the short flexis, can these be done away with altogether and just run new braided lines from the caliper right up to the rigid lines...
I've stripped off my beam and mounts to powdercoat but I'm wondering if it's too far gone, the threaded studs for the brakeline clips are corroded to thin barely usable spikes.
Is there a good solution to this or would I be best sourcing a better condition beam?
Before I strip the rear beam I want to get all the parts I'll need to replace ready, one part I cant seem to find is the metal clips that the flexi brake hoses attach into where they meet the beam bracket. What are they called and can they still be got from Renault?
Got a bit of a strange one with my screen washers, they are only working once every one and then and when not squirting I can hear the drivers side headlight motor run when the jets should be.
I've stripped it all down, cleaned and trimmed the pump rubbers back but no change
I'm bored and no cash to pump into the flamer but I do have a 200 style rs boot badge, I'm torn as to whether to fit it in place of the standard badge or over the clio badge holes.
Standard, 197 or 200 badge? What are peoples opinions?
A few weeks back I began treating all back plastics on my 172 but after they have cured the more heavily textured plastics like wing mirror edges and mounts have almost white/grey colouration in the textured dimples. Can I simply scrub clean dry and retreat of is a more radical approach required?
Short of vapour blasting or similar is there anything I can use to clean up the white corrosion on cast alloy parts?
The parts I want to clean are too fiddly to rub down with fine wire wool or auto sol really, I wondered if vinegar or a similar acid would work.
Just a quick query, replaced my battery tray as it was cracked, is there meant to be anything like a rubber washer between the tray and the suspension turret?
The hole in the tray for the bolt is pretty gappy and doesnt seem correct that it just mates up to the painted surface of the turret...
This is doing my head in now! Car is parked pointing up hill, after I quick lunchtime investigation it seems water IS getting in through the bulkhead somewhere. All 3 scuttle drains are clear and not losing coolant so in guessing it's getting in through a bulkhead grommet.
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I've noticed my mpg has got pretty poor, around the low 30s and my temperature gauge sits a bar sometimes two below the halfway that 1*2s always sit at.
Is this a fault thermostat, CTS or both/neither?
I'm in the middle of an underside restoration (car is still on the axle stands after all the wind!) Where I've had to get back to bare metal I've coated with 2x hydrate 80, 2x electrox and was going to finish this off with Dynax UB. Will this be sufficiently robust or should I be putting a stone...
My 172 is now mechanically sound after nearly a year of sorting various issues, I have had to replace a few lacquer peeled trims but what's really letting it down now is the bonnet and front bumper.
The bumper if just stone chipped where as the bonnet is both chipped and dented from being shut...
Well it's not a drip anymore! Topped up the box with rather more oil than I was hoping for only to be met by it lapping at my feet. It's too dark and cold for me to be bothered investigating further but it must be pretty bad.
I thought it was coming from the selector bush but surely it cant...
I think ive got a battery drain problem, if left for a couple of weeks without being driven it will often struggle to start or worse.
So with a few days off before Christmas I've tried to test it with a fully charged (new last year) battery and my multimeter inline between negative lead and...
I think I'm finally going to bite the bullet and get some spacers to throw my cup off set turinis out a bit. I think I've decided on 15mm hubcentric fronts and 10mm rear hub spacers for the rear but I cant decide whether to get them with a bit of camber to go with the 1.5° I'm going to put on...