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Clutch renew

Posted Dec 31st, 2019 at 21:26 by BrianH

The clutch pedal is at the right height now and after slave, master together with clutch plate, spigot bearing, and pressure plate is as good as is has ever been. So pleased. Bill 850 ouch!!
There was I estimated only 40k left on the plate. Experience has shown it goes to k180.
Alex advised the throttle cable had just two strands. Not bad for 730,000 and 30 years. Had a spare of course.
The MOT was about to fail on CO2 on LPG. Got the screwdriver out and took the mixture screw...
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Clutch fork

Posted Jul 15th, 2019 at 17:31 by BrianH

Can you believe the slave cylinder push rod had penetrated the fork!

Pedal when to the floor. Push rod over reached
and failed, fluid everywhere.

Unusual failure of high mileage Volvo 245. Get a new clutch plate now, gear box out!

BrianH 245 GL 1989 LPG 720,000 mls.
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Love earth

Posted May 24th, 2019 at 16:04 by BrianH

Going in Winchester yesterday....suddenly nothing...no power....switched to petrol, nothing.

So it was electrical. Had a spare coil, and a spare amp, but wasn't these. Checked dissy.


I noticed that just earlier the nr side indicator suddenly stopped working, so as I thought about the next move why not bulb replacement.


I noticed that both the running light and the indicator were flashing together. AH! short through the double filament...
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Tyres

Posted Apr 22nd, 2019 at 12:38 by BrianH

As I cant find Michelin tyres any more, on recommendation went to Bridgestone, but I've had balance problems ever since. Anything over 67mph and I feel it through the steering.


I got the tyres checked out for roundness, then replaced the bottom ball joints, track rod ends. sway bar rubbers, and the rack has been refurbished recently. Still going off at 67mph!!

Now the centre bearing and the big rubber support and seal (a replacement couldn't be found last time)....
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Miles

Posted Jan 17th, 2019 at 18:53 by BrianH

700 932 miles on the odometer today.
All running well. 616 miles today.

Having spent all that money on the restoring the rear end (5900), I have got quote for full Waxoyl of the chassis. All those box sections and the rear trim across the back, that catches all that salt!

Hope to get to 1m in 2029.


BrianH 245 GL '89 transported 2.3ltr LPG engine
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