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Discussion Starter · #663 · (Edited)
Decided to raise the rear end one outer spline as got fed up with the sound of the towbar scraping along the road.
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Torsion bar cover removed and axle unbolted.
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Spring plate knocked off the step.
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Spring plate removed.
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Reinstalled one spline up (or down?).
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One spline round.
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Decided to raise the rear end one outer spline as got few up with the sound of the towbar scraping along the road.
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Torsion bar cover removed and axle unbolted.
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Spring plate knocked off the step.
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Spring plate removed.
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Reinstalled one spline up (or down?).
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One spline round.
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Discussion Starter · #666 · (Edited)
Pics not showing for me?
They aren't for me anymore either. :unsure:
Give me a sec.

Gonna replace the fuel filter while i have easy access to it then torque everything back up and make a start on the drivers side.
 

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Discussion Starter · #667 ·
Passengers side all back together and torqued up.
Needs a bit of bouncing or a run around to settle the suspension but it looks like it'll be about 40mm or so higher than before.
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Changed the fuel filter for a nice new clean one while access was available.
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Old one looks like it'd been filtering coffee. :oops:
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Made a start on the drivers side before the cold started getting to me.
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Discussion Starter · #672 ·
Its now sitting at this height with a decent amount of clearance under the towbar. Its not been moved or driven yet though as i managed to strip the thread on one of the lower shock mounting bolts. I was tightening it and it started to tighten up against the lock washer then just spun. :mad:
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Discussion Starter · #677 ·
The Sony stereo i have in the glovebox has been playing up for a while now. I now suspect its a dodgy connection somewhere as it appear dead when the source button is pressed but will just start working again while you're driving along. Possibly a loose connection somewhere though i've not been able to track it down yet.
I was greeted by a totally flat battery as its obviously still taking power but just producing no sound and no display so its been on for nearly a week silently draining the battery. :mad:

I'm quite tempted to just say sod it and replace it with one of these mega 瞿18 cheap ones off ebay. The sony is way overpowered for the speakers i have anyway.
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Discussion Starter · #678 ·
Took the bug for a quick run around to settle the suspension. Much less scraping now. I think the tracking could do with checking though as its a little bit wayward.
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Managed to get the choke flap stuck in the fully closed position when i refitted the air cleaner last so she wouldn't run properly after she started. Took a few minutes for me to figure that one out. :rolleyes:
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Discussion Starter · #680 ·
Apparently setting the toe in to 3mm with the wheels off the ground equates to around 4cm once its back on its wheels. I did not know that when i replaced the track rod end at MOT time.
No wonder it was a bit wayward, it was constantly fighting itself to turn one way or the other.
Took it for a run around and its a lot nicer to drive again.
 
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