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Motors DIY'ing

Discussion in 'General' started by xen0morph, 3 Nov 2006.

  1. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    went to buy some tools+parts to sort out my car for its MOT today...got front discs and pads, two lower suspension arms, and a track rod end ball joint to put in tommorow. never done anything like this before so i hope i can do it...:p
     
  2. speedfreek

    speedfreek New Member

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    Have a friend come over who has done something like this before to help out. It goes faster if you know someone with experience.
     
  3. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    Big_Adam New Member

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    Bah!

    the fork version is more fun. although you can get too violent with them. Ball joints are a pain in the arse to do too.
     
  5. Rav

    Rav New Member

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    Eek, you doing that lot on the floor or do you have acess to a ramp? That's quite a big job you got there, even for a garage.
     
  6. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Hope it goes well, xen0. The best way to learn is to jump in and do it :)
     
  7. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    never used a ball joint splitter in my life, i find two hammers works just as well

    Discs and pads are a piece of cake on a 205, lower arms shouldn't be a major problem either, i did the one on my cavalier in about an hour

    BTW make sure you have a torque wrench handy, lower suspension arms have very specific torque settings for a reason
     
  8. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Should be using a torque wrench on just about everything you can IMO!
     
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