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    Nice little job last weekend involved replacing the top whibones on my 156...it's now a lovely knock free drive

    Need to replace the SZs rear inboard brakes at some point...but more importantly, find the coolant leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinx View Post
    Nice little job last weekend involved replacing the top whibones on my 156...it's now a lovely knock free drive

    Need to replace the SZs rear inboard brakes at some point...but more importantly, find the coolant leak

    wrinx
    Just the pads or do you need to do the disks as well?
    Inboards, nice idea in theory, bitch for maintenance.
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    Not sure without checking thicknesses...but I'm not rushing to do it!

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    The more I do on the car the more I lust after a set of ramps to be able to get under the car properly.

    I need to re-hang the exhaust as its sagging and is far too close to the ground in a couple of places. Doing it on axle stands is a massive ball ache, which is the reason i've been putting it off for so long.
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    I've been lusting after a set of hydraulic ramps which raise the car nearly a metre....very useful.

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    Not for any car in particular, but have been clearing out the garage today, getting rid of a whole load of junk that has built up recently. Also started stripping the rest of the bits out of the 500 so I can see about getting rid of the shell.
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    2x new drop links - what buggers to fit...the thread does not seem to come through the hole in the wishbone centrally. Used a bottle jack in the end to push the nut and washer up compressing the lower bush to get the nut on to the threads.

    Also, took the cam cover off and ran a line of sealant along the lower edge in an attempt to stop oil leaking on to the manifold.

    I bent the slider plates on the brembos down a bit so the pads can't rock in the caliper and clonk when braking from reversing. This in turn has stopped the squeal and the very weird problem of the abs cutting in at the very last second of a slow stop.

    Lastly, refitted the wind deflectors and swapped the heater fan resistor (the original was corroded from water coming in) - glad I have a spare which has a complete metal casing rather than the plastic of the original - I presume this is a later version - lucky to have it as they are getting hard to come by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinx View Post
    I've been lusting after a set of hydraulic ramps which raise the car nearly a metre....very useful.

    wrinx
    Nearly there by the sounds of it on 155.org...

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    Cam belt change, water pump, sensors, mounts & brake master pump.

    Costed a bomb but it needed to be done.
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    Safe than sorry
    What is the parts supply like in Malaysia?

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    Finally got round to stripping everything from the shell of the 500 last night. Just left with a big box of bits and a rather sorry looking shell stood on blocks of wood.
    Everything is now up on eBay, including the Citroen, so hopefully I will have space in the garage soon, ready for when (if) if find a GTV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaJack View Post
    Safe than sorry
    What is the parts supply like in Malaysia?
    Engine parts are aplenty. No problems finding used engine blocks for the 1.8TS 16V and 2L TS 16V. Not many 2.5 V6 though.

    The only problem is body parts especially side mirrors for RHD version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    Finally got round to stripping everything from the shell of the 500 last night. Just left with a big box of bits and a rather sorry looking shell stood on blocks of wood.
    Everything is now up on eBay, including the Citroen, so hopefully I will have space in the garage soon, ready for when (if) if find a GTV.
    Steve, I might have a friend who'd be interested to purchase some parts for the 500. Lemme email him and ask and I'll get back to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaJack View Post
    Nearly there by the sounds of it on 155.org...
    Yess

    Although i'm now lusting after a full size ramp

    In the meantime, I've ripped of both rear quarter in preparation for some welding...




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    Horror story..

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    Have you been parking it in the sea Wrinx?
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    Funny you should say that, the previous owner lived in Southampton and it was there for several years.

    But I think this is the fate awaiting most UK 155s...you just have to catch it early enough.

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    I always get asked if mine ever lived by the sea because of the rust on it, but the rust was always just on the underside, not the body panels. I assume its because it was used all year round including the winter with all the salt on the roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravo155ts View Post
    Steve, I might have a friend who'd be interested to purchase some parts for the 500. Lemme email him and ask and I'll get back to you.

    Cheers!
    This is all thats left of the 500, apart from the shell, which surprisingly has got quite a bit of interest!!


    Oh and the windscreen is available as well.
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    Now that the freezing weather seems to have disappeared for a while I'm planning on getting down to the garage tomorrow tomorrow and getting the Q4 all back together. Its been in bits for far too long now.
    It looks like the 500 shell has been sold as well so I'll be getting some space back as well.
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    That rust is amazing!

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    Not from where I'm looking it isn't

    The affects of the UK climate

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinx View Post
    The affects of the UK climate
    Look on the bright side, with all this global warming, soon they won't need to be putting all that salt on the roads.
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    Can't come soon enough

    It'd be better if we all went onto winter tyres imho, daft idea sticking loads of salt on the roads, it just makes a mess

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    Well its all back together now, even moved it out of the garage. Started first time as well, after I'd remembered to shut off the immobiliser.

    Needs a bit of a dust off though.




    The water pump is sounding decidedly rough as well. Time to pull it all apart again to do the belts and pump.
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