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Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
I don’t care what car it is, can be a car you love that gives you the warm fuzzies every time you look at it, pulling a dash is a prick of a job
This wasn’t all that bad in the scheme of things… Had it out in about an hour and a half. Not done one of these before, but enough similarities to the Megane it’s based on to give me a head start. Few minutes to swap out the fan and back together in an hour.

I’ve done worse dash out jobs….
 

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
This wasn’t all that bad in the scheme of things… Had it out in about an hour and a half. Not done one of these before, but enough similarities to the Megane it’s based on to give me a head start. Few minutes to swap out the fan and back together in an hour.

I’ve done worse dash out jobs….
Courageous effort.

I would be spending too much time trying to figure out why things didn't work as well as they did before I pulled it apart.
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Courageous effort.

I would be spending too much time trying to figure out why things didn't work as well as they did before I pulled it apart.
There was a minor moment after putting it back together when I found an unconnected loom I didn’t know what it connected to…

Luckily it was for the clutch switches on a manual version - obviously cheaper to make one loom for manual and autos.
 
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link1896

Is not a gynaecologist but will look at your fork
Friend of a friend.

2020 Lambo, sunday morning, windscreen washer dude at the traffic lights didn’t take too well to being told no for a wash job

Jumped on bonnet of the lambo and stomped the windscreen

80k claim. Glass fragments inside duct vents of the dash.

Dash out. Bet that was a prick of a job
 

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
There was a minor moment after putting it back together when I found an unconnected loom I didn’t know what it connected to…

Luckily it was for the clutch switched on a manual version - obviously cheaper to make one loom for manual and autos.
Just the sort of thing that you don't want to think about at that time........ did I miss this or do I even need it.....

Glad you got it all back together.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
Just the sort of thing that you don't want to think about at that time........ did I miss this or do I even need it.....

Glad you got it all back together.
Just think of mechanics with 6 cars on the go at once, and then the part they require is on back order from Japan. We used to rent part of our workshop to auto sparkies, we'd strip motors down to rebuild them and the fuckers would come along and steal the starter bolts after they would lose their own.
 

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
Just think of mechanics with 6 cars on the go at once, and then the part they require is on back order from Japan. We used to rent part of our workshop to auto sparkies, we'd strip motors down to rebuild them and the fuckers would come along and steal the starter bolts after they would lose their own.
It would be tough job. There would be a lot to know and too many similar parts from one manufacturer for each model. Coupled with electronic everything to add anther layer on top. They definitely need to be payed more. I have a few friends with a mechanics license and none of them do it anymore.
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Just think of mechanics with 6 cars on the go at once, and then the part they require is on back order from Japan. We used to rent part of our workshop to auto sparkies, we'd strip motors down to rebuild them and the fuckers would come along and steal the starter bolts after they would lose their own.
They're doing it wrong - there are supposed to be bolts left over, not missing ones...
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
It would be tough job. There would be a lot to know and too many similar parts from one manufacturer for each model. Coupled with electronic everything to add anther layer on top. They definitely need to be payed more. I have a few friends with a mechanics license and none of them do it anymore.
Some people that specialise do well out of it but it's usually the people that have industry connections.

They're doing it wrong - there are supposed to be bolts left over, not missing ones...
Intake manifolds are the home for spare bolts :D.
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
Intake manifolds are the home for spare bolts :D.
Makes a good noise too... Had a couple of small 8mm nuts that held down the air filter base plate on the top of a dual throat Weber come undone and get ingested - made a massive banging noise!! Pulled over in a hurry and turned it off and it was fine on a restart (it threw the nuts out the exhaust upon restart).

But it crack two of the (wet) liners so it behaved like a blown head gasket. Saved that engine with two liners and pistons from a spare parts engine and the head damage was not too bad. So rings and bearings and hone freshen up job and all was well again.

Put Loctite on the carby nuts....
 

blacksp20

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Makes a good noise too... Had a couple of small 8mm nuts that held down the air filter base plate on the top of a dual throat Weber come undone and get ingested - made a massive banging noise!! Pulled over in a hurry and turned it off and it was fine on a restart (it threw the nuts out the exhaust upon restart).

But it crack two of the (wet) liners so it behaved like a blown head gasket. Saved that engine with two liners and pistons from a spare parts engine and the head damage was not too bad. So rings and bearings and hone freshen up job and all was well again.

Put Loctite on the carby nuts....
Had a similar issue with my Mazda 323 back in the day but it swallowed a screw that held the intake runner butterfly to the shaft. Needed head work and piston/bore. Because of the location, there was no way of knowing they were loosening. Mechanic decided rivets were a better alternative and replaced all the screws.
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
New windscreen in the Megane ahead of roadworthy certificate attempt #1. Old school bloke who let me help (and didn't even charge extra for it!).

One oopsie damaging a bit of foam between the dash top and the glass when cutting the botton section of urethane, but not visible. And the price was right and it's only a beater car.
 
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