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Tin worm

Posted Sep 17th, 2017 at 16:50 by BrianH

Failed MOT on corrosion, knew it was comming!! Old age.

Goes in to Alex Tuesday 18th Sept.

Mostly small areas nearside sill

MOT missed larger area on nearside box section chassy and floor.....Must be safe!

Then the plastic rear mud guards will go in, making shore it does'nt cover the MOT failures for retest.

BrianH 245 GL 1989 650k mls LPG
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Rebuilt rack going in

Posted Sep 10th, 2017 at 18:06 by BrianH

Ive been running with a second hand rack while the origonal is rebuilt.

I should have waited for the rebuild as the were so quick and the used rack was not a lot better.

Now the origonal is back in. Just awaiting the final universal joint to be delivered.

Also I gave Alex of Al Motors the plastic rear mud guard inserts to fix telling him to make sure there was no rust that needed to be delt with first.

As with all tin worm always worst...
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Loss of workshop!!

Posted Jul 11th, 2017 at 19:22 by BrianH

Having given a large proportion of my collection of Volvo bits away, I still had 25 boxes to take to the new flat with an underground parking allocation. The boxes were arrange neatly arround the Volvo.

I knew this was not wise as U could see this might be a fire hazard. All boxes were marked and an inventry written up so I could find things. Sure enough a annual fire inspection identifided them and required their removal.

This was done within 24 hours.

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LPG lub

Posted Mar 7th, 2017 at 19:02 by BrianH

I was lucky with the engine, B230E, The Valves were ajusted as the new valve seats had receded on cyliners 1 and 2.

Got top end lub now with a plumbed in half litre oil bottle.

I have been doing a lot of A303, A34, M3, M27 crusing at 3000 rpm. does seem to hum quite nicley. But it does use more than A road crusing.
Instructions on use say 1000 to 1lts. More at speed I find. less at less speed. As it is based on intake suction this is hardly supprising!
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Front wheel bearing failure

Posted Jan 22nd, 2017 at 19:05 by BrianH

Went all wobbly. The Volvo bearings lasted 300k. These less than 100k. Alex Smith will put in Volvo one's now, for another 300k.

He has instructions to put in the spare master cylinder at 622k and 28 years.
And the hand brake does'nt hold on a slope. Most bits replaced too.

BrianH 622k miles
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