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thart
2 sheds
Last Activity: 9th December 2019, 15:11
Joined: 6th August 2003
Location: wrexham north wales
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    I found something else out, not all struts have that drainage channel, the one that collapsed has no sign of one, the petrol one I was sold in error did, so I will just continue with the regular oil spray, making sure none gets near the brakes.
    An MOT man told me to always spray the rear spring...
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Hello again John, I don't know very much about this subject as my TD clubman has been pretty trouble free till now, but I actually measured the seat to bottom bolt centre and 250 was the figure I got, maybe my car is an odd one, K264LLG it might be an early turbo I don't know.
    What I did find...
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Thank you so much Robert and John for the info on this job I am very grateful, it has been so helpful, it is not a situation that comes up every day thankfully, and your knowledge is so valuable.
    My Wife and I never thought of adding Montego to the search for a new strut, although our TD was not...
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Hello again, I have to say that last post of mine is total rubbish, after a struggle I got to the undamaged nearside strut to measure its height bottom bolt centre to underside of lower spring seat,
    it is 250 mm. The one that I bought is 264 that would mean compressing the spring 14 mm more,...
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Hi Robert you are right, the bottom seating should be 264 mm from bottom bolt centre to the seating underside, the one that I bought is about 272, I am stumped now, I have removed the unit from
    the car but don't know whether to fit the spring and take a chance or keep looking for a proper Diesel...
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Thank you Dr D that is very helpful, it is just the information that I need, it won't be in any manual, only hard earnt experience can know things like that.
    I sent off for a pair of spring compressors on Sunday (Sealy AK3846), I do have some engineering experience, but will treat this with great...
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  • thart
    replied to .Front suspension question
    Thanks for the replies, yes you are all right about that as I found out, I managed using a socket held in a strong Mole grip with the allen key in the square hole,
    My strut had collapsed due to rust in the bottom spring platform, I saw a Diesel strut on ebay and sent off for it, so fitted it on...
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  • thart
    started a topic .Front suspension question

    .Front suspension question

    When removing a front suspension strut is it really necessary to hold the spindle with an allen key, the spindle seems to be solid and wont turn, the allen key prevents using a socket.
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    Last edited by Sussex Pete; 1st December 2019, 08:48.

  • thart
    replied to Diesel lift pump replacing diaphragm
    Thank you again Robert, I have fixed many of the older type over the years but the new type foxed me, your solution looks like a perfect answer.
    I am tempted to go for the new pump that you suggested and once that is up and running, I can repair the existing one at my leisure as a spare.
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  • thart
    replied to diesel lift pump repair
    That is a very interesting option Robert, the price is good and it looks like a genuine Perkins spare unlike the last one I bought, if I cant find how to swap the current diaphragm for one in the MG Rover repair kit, I will get that new pump,.
    The car is running but there is oil leaking around...
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  • thart
    replied to Diesel lift pump replacing diaphragm
    The older type of lift pump had a diaphragm with 2 notches in the shaft, it could be removed by turning it a 1/4 turn to release it, later ones have a slot in the shaft and I cannot see how to release it from the pump body, I have a repair kit but until I find an answer to this I cannot use it.
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  • thart
    started a topic diesel lift pump repair

    diesel lift pump repair

    lift pump repair...
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  • thart
    started a topic Diesel lift pump replacing diaphragm

    Diesel lift pump replacing diaphragm

    help
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