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    Thread: MOT emissions fail data interpretation
Post: RE: MOT emissions fail data interpretation

It was the cat. The new Eurocarparts cat got it through the MOT. Thanks chaps :tup:
balkan_bozo TU Petrol Engines 4 2,485 27-10-2018, 08:06 AM
    Thread: Bendix or Girling?
Post: RE: Bendix or Girling?

Could that by why there appears to be quite a lot of drag on that side? The thing is, adjustment would push the shoes out further as far as I can tell, thereby causing even more drag?
balkan_bozo Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 7 2,569 22-10-2018, 07:54 PM
    Thread: Uneven brake drag on rear wheels
Post: RE: Uneven brake drag on rear wheels

I was so hoping someone would say that :-) thankyou :-)
balkan_bozo Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 2 1,728 21-10-2018, 11:10 AM
    Thread: Uneven brake drag on rear wheels
Post: Uneven brake drag on rear wheels

Just completely overhauled rear brakes, new shoes, cylinders, all brakes bled. But then the drag on the driver's side is substantially more than the passenger side. The handbrake adjuster thingy in...
balkan_bozo Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 2 1,728 21-10-2018, 10:32 AM
    Thread: Bendix or Girling?
Post: RE: Bendix or Girling?

Haynes manual was right, it's Bendix. Confusingly, the diagrams of the drum brakes on Servicebox look identical for Bendix and Girling. But I just noticed that the brake fluid reservoir had "Bendix" e...
balkan_bozo Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 7 2,569 21-10-2018, 09:00 AM
    Thread: Bendix or Girling?
Post: RE: Bendix or Girling?

Back of the plate. I'm pretty sure this is a Bendix system. Also I'm getting a litre of brake fluid, is that enough to bleed all four brakes including two new rear wheel cylinders?
balkan_bozo Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 7 2,569 17-10-2018, 06:23 PM
    Thread: Bendix or Girling?
Post: Bendix or Girling?

Nothing on any of the components to indicate whether it's one or the other but looking at the diagrams of the two in Haynes, this is looking like a Bendix setup to me, right?
balkan_bozo Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 7 2,569 17-10-2018, 04:47 AM
    Thread: MOT emissions fail data interpretation
Post: MOT emissions fail data interpretation

Chaps, please help me with this table, may as well be Chinese. Car's a 1.4, 107K miles. Just serviced, new spark plugs, oil, petrol and air filters, Redex oil and petrol additives. I have a new ca...
balkan_bozo TU Petrol Engines 4 2,485 15-10-2018, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Guides Section Index
Post: RE: Guides Section Index

What's the score with Servicebox access please? I also get the "You do not have permission to access this page. This could be because of one of the following reasons" etc page. Cheers EDIT: just saw ...
balkan_bozo Guides 7 23,983 04-10-2018, 01:01 PM
    Thread: Removal of driver's side electric window switch
Post: RE: Removal of driver's side electric window switc...

Assume this is the door loom? Gave it a wiggle and the windows started working. Unattached it and discovered that the contacts have acquired a lovely azure hue. Sprayed the hell out of it with switch ...
balkan_bozo Electrics 10 2,917 01-07-2018, 11:33 AM
    Thread: Removal of driver's side electric window switch
Post: RE: Removal of driver's side electric window switc...

Yep, apparently they do just pop out with a screwdriver once I actually got round to it. Thanks for that! Next related question: they've feckin stopped working again. Was winding both windows up t...
balkan_bozo Electrics 10 2,917 30-06-2018, 07:25 AM
    Thread: Removal of driver's side electric window switch
Post: Removal of driver's side electric window switch

Hi people, posting first ever question. Someone else must have asked this and I did thoroughly search since I registered but can't for the life of me find the instructions! Switch completely stoppe...
balkan_bozo Electrics 10 2,917 22-05-2018, 07:12 PM
    Thread: Hi people
Post: RE: Hi people

Already learning, see. I had no idea this was a Phase 1 :tup:  Location: Southgate. Hey, you're not gonna steal it, are you?! Granted, the central locking doesn't work :-(
balkan_bozo Newbies 4 1,125 22-05-2018, 06:17 PM
    Thread: Hi people
Post: Hi people

Very pleased I found this site :-) love my 306 Rat which does require occasional maintenance, lookin forward to picking your brains. I don't mind being laughed at, but laugh at the Rat...!
balkan_bozo Newbies 4 1,125 21-05-2018, 07:40 PM