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    Resident Mechanic Grease Monkey's Avatar
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    Pet Hates

    Firstly Thanks to Gibgib for letting me hang around

    OK I'm quite handy and footy with a spanner or three, just wondering what you would regard as the least rewarding job on your cars???

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    GM,

    I'd like to have you around if there is a problem with the starter motor on a DS23i with aircon. In my opinion it's a @#*%# of a job. I guess RHD doesn't help, if I were doing this one at home I'd set aside a weekend and plenty of skin repair.

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    Chris
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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Hi Chris,

    whatdayamean???

    Haven't you read the manual, it goes something like this:

    (add any item you like for '....' eg, rear tires, tow bar etc...)

    remove ....
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    You are now left with the starter motor...

    Worst part?? I think I'm going to have to pull the starter on my DS21injected 5spd pallas really soon (which is almost as bad...).

    seeya,
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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    How about,

    adjusting the center position on a RHD CX daravi power steered car.?? That's hidden in a prick of a spot!

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    PS: These 'Pug' and 'Renault' guys are even in the game for this one
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    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    What about replacing the steering universal joint on a BX. Not difficult just damned fiddly.

    Love that taste of LHM dripping in your mouth!

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    Last night I gave up trying to get the circlip that holds the slave cylinder on the bellhousing of a 504/505 box... I have achieved this feat before with two sharp and small screwdrivers, but not this time... so greasy and dirty, and no circlip pliers in sight, they do make it easy, I admit.

    In the end I undid the hydraulic line and left it there as I took the box out...

    Undoing the top bellhousing bolt was a little harder than normal, too, and thankfully it was a 505 so there was a little more room for an uncut allen key (I have one with the short arm cut to just half an inch or so, saves a lot of torn skin and trouble!)... but it was still a painfully slow operation.

    Another thing is the way the tailshaft clings to the spline on the diff as you try to remove it, and the spare tyre frame is just that bit too close, the halfshafts just too long to get out easily...

    But all in all, they do drop out in the end, I'd hate to think what a Citroen would be like.

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    Worst job to do! I think you Citroen owners win this one
    worst I can think of, well anything between the two bumbers
    on a DS23 would come close. How many professional Citroen
    mechanics drive Citroens?
    But then again, let me do spheres on any Cit over shockers on an R12.

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    David,
    That's what true love is all about,
    'The agony and the ecstasy'.
    Most jobs on the cit I enjoy doing if I've got the time and tools, but that starter is a real mongrel, thanks Shane, your right start by removing the tow bar, rear guards.....ect eventualy you'll find it when you do the 21 make sure you bench test before you replace.. don't want to do that one twice.

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    When I had the Citroen GS & venturing on a long journey I would listen for noises.
    I have so many stories on how I limped to my destination. One time I used a piece of foam from under the front seat to allow the points to return to closed position as the spring on the cassette point assembly broken. It worked quite well.
    Pet hate is the smell of LHM on the exhaust manifold This usually meant the journey was over... or fill the system with water which I had done once!
    LHM has got to be the prettiest oil around. Looks great in the sun light doesn't it

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    Thats very clever using a piece of foam from your seat in the points, I don't think I would ever have thought of that, you can't do things like that on a modern car.
    Even when we used to be out in the middle of nowhere trying to get a bent and broken rally car home I doubt anyone would have thought of that.
    The smell of LHM on the exhaust is indead a scary smell, I'm also always sniffing for the smell of coolant, when your hours from home and you get a wif of coolant through the air vents, then start worrying.
    OK the worst job I've ever done, I remember about 20 years ago out in the Little Desert about 4 hours from home in an old R12TL and after hitting a tree roof first I ended up sitting out there in 40+ degrees for 4 days rebuilding the front end, I remember the dust being so thick I droped a 10 inch shifter and it disappeared totally, my father brought all the parts up from Melbourne for me and it wasn't a very good time for either of us, when we finally got it going I had to drive it home with the roof crushed down so I couldn't sit straight and nearly all the glass broken it was a trip to remember.

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