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Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 09 Dec 2010, 17:19

Got the rear heater working today [good as the fan for the front one don't work]. Getting a quote for the paintwork on saturday. And hopefully jed will work his magic over the weekend and get my diff locks unstuck. Once i've got a price for the paint i'll purchase my Grabber AT's.
Then i'll be ready for a trouble free relationship with my syncro :D
[oh yes forgot power steering pipes from baxter]
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Re: Getting there!

Postby silverbullet » 09 Dec 2010, 17:31

lloydy wrote:And hopefully jed will work his magic over the weekend

Puff the magic dragon :pimp
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Essex Nige » 09 Dec 2010, 18:04

Mine too, i take 2 steps forward and one back tho... i put on the 15" mefros on today... what a difference, but alas i now have a red light/temp issue :(
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Re: Getting there!

Postby twiggy » 09 Dec 2010, 19:14

Essex Nige wrote:Mine too, i take 2 steps forward and one back tho... i put on the 15" mefros on today... what a difference, but alas i now have a red light/temp issue :(



Got A picture Nigel, Did you go the Bridgestone route?

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Re: Getting there!

Postby Essex Nige » 09 Dec 2010, 19:53

twiggy wrote: Got A picture Nigel, Did you go the Bridgestone route?

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No i didn't go down the Bridgestone route cos those tyres as discontinued, and if i knacker one i might not be able to replace it, then i thought i would do some off roading on the cheaper midrange tyres incase i knacker them so once my off roading skills get better then i'll get better ones :wink:

I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 10 Dec 2010, 21:30

Thanks to the expert work of jed, both diff lock actuators removed and tested [working!]
Removed screw in sensor from front locker and filled with plus gas, will leave to soak overnight.
Rear locker is now moving through half its range, left to soak again.
Removed rear drive shaft due to a split boot, one dirty cv joint. Got it cleaned up for the morning, nice 'n' shiney balls :mrgreen:
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Re: Getting there!

Postby jed the spread » 10 Dec 2010, 23:23

I really had no idea just how different a 16" is to a 14". Access to the outer rear CV joints is different (maybe due to the CV joints being miles bigger) CV bolts a totally different size, and whats the story with the boots and that mad nobble and no clips :shock: Its been interesting working on it so far I can tell you :shock: Dunno if the 16" cv bolts arnt suppose to have the washers with the groves cut in fitted but they havnt had them on so I guess I best use some of my spare ones to pop back? Spotted a missing hose clip and a weeping joint to the front to back water pipes, so thats a future road side disaster avoided... Its good to get underneath a van that hasnt been touched for years again and it being a right tw*t getting stuff undone :rofl cant wait to get cracking again in the morning :mrgreen:

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Bloody hell that looks better, messy isnt it?

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Re: Getting there!

Postby jed the spread » 11 Dec 2010, 14:02

After todays session,

1, The rear difflock pin is now moving but still abit to stiff for the actuator to push it in and out on its own.
2, The new CV boot at the back is fitted and the CV serviced.
3, Oh yeh... and after a few tests on the VC the conclusion is (drum roll) It defiantly fails open under load.

More money :rofl

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 11 Dec 2010, 16:07

Oh yeh... and after a few tests on the VC the conclusion is (drum roll) It defiantly fails open under load.

More money :rofl

Hmmm, lucky i've got what the building trade call a contingancy fund. Tyres might have to wait a month tho' :roll:

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Now just to drop the inner CV joint and carry on freeing off the rear diff lock.
Front locker puzzles me, how can you free it off if there is no way of pulling it back out, once you knock it in.
Also a quick question, when freeing off rear locker how far in should it be able to go? Should the hole to hold actuator on go right down to the gearbox?
Mine goes in/out quite nicely, just not too sure how far it should be going in.
Lastly a BIG THANKYOU to Jed for all the help and advice :ok
Now to box up my VC
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Re: Getting there!

Postby ..lee.. » 11 Dec 2010, 16:38

rear pin should go most of the way in, certainly past the actuator securing pin. if the pin isn`t flush the plunger can catch and stop it enguaging. top tip from aiden that. :ok
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 11 Dec 2010, 16:46

Silly question then, does the rear wheel have to be in a certain position for the rod to go all the way in, by that i mean is it like castlelets so the wheel has to be in a certain positions for rod to go all the way in? Or is that crazy talk :lol:
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Re: Getting there!

Postby jed the spread » 11 Dec 2010, 17:11

Crazy talk :lol:

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Re: Getting there!

Postby syncroand101 » 11 Dec 2010, 17:24

Yes.. You need to rotate until it is all online inside the diff for to engage. Every 1/6th of a turn or something like that can't remember the exact amount..

If you chaps are still wolfing on it tomorrow I might swing by for a cuppa..
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Re: Getting there!

Postby Peninsulakid » 11 Dec 2010, 17:29

Worried and confused, what is happening in this picture?
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Have deduced that Superman in his normal blue regalia is holding part of Lloydy's van but what is the yellow bit???? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Getting there!

Postby syncrosimon » 11 Dec 2010, 17:47

I suspect they might be getting some outside help in.
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