I'm back after a few years out of the scene with another MK2

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  1. Gazzmondo

    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Both seats in now.

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    Decided to replace the rusted sunroof deflector arm. £40 from eBay. Expensive for what they are.
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    £40!? What a bargain! They were like £100 for the last chrome set I saw
     
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    That was just for one.
     
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    Decided to change the squealing Heater blower motor and resistor today.

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    An easy but very satisfying job that gets put off for ages :thumbup:
     
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    Couldn't take the annoying noise anymore. [:D]
     
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    New top mounts have arrived.
     
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    Spring plates also.

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    You need the threaded washers too, unless you have them already?
     
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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    You mean these?
    I bought two. :thumbup:

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    Total price for all the top mount parts was about £87.
     
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    The car is now in the local garage having the clutch changed. It did have a CG Motorsport one in, but it's well past it's best.
    I've got left leg muscles like Arnie now. The thing was brutal to press.
     
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    Springs and shocks ordered.

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    They've arrived!

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    Thought I'd buy some new drop links as well.
    I'll change them when I swap over the suspension.


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    Gazzmondo Paid Member Paid Member

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    Started fitting the new shocks and springs today and noticed my front cross member is corroded.
    So that'll be the next job. Is it a big job? Anyone know exactly what's involved as I've not done one before?
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    Great thread so far. Subscribed.
     
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    The fun starts when I start pulling that subframe off though.
    Not quite as good as yours though. Just checked yours out yesterday. Very nice!
     
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    That part of the subframe you've pictured seems to be a common place for them to rot, mine was the exact same and judging from the number of other posts / images you see we aren't alone.

    Issue unfortunately is it seems to occur from the inside out, so if you're buying used there's potential for inheriting more of the same, just that it's maybe not yet come right through.

    If you can inspect a used subframe first brilliant, but if not don't rule out a new replacement.

    I can only speak for the one I got, came in from Germany (pre-brexit) a few years back.

    Quality was 100%, at least the equal of the original and it / the ancilliaries (I've PAS + it's additional fixings to contend with) all fitted like a glove, no fettling needed whatsoever.

    If I was to be critical the painted finish was marked here and there, but that may be more the fault of the seller / transporter than the maker themselves plus a tidy up / extra coat or two of paint was no big deal to sort out.

    I saturated the inside of it with Waxoyl and plugged some of the unused upper facing holes with grommets, (but not the lowers to allow for drainage should anything get in)... even you do go used, something to consider doing regardless.

    I can't remember the make now, may be able to find out from receipts.

    Another thumbs up for Lemforder wishbones, great quality / fit and without checking I'm nealy sure they can be got with all the bushes pre-fitted for more or less the same money as buying separately and doing it yourself... worth looking into to see if that's still an option nowadays.

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