French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by RichardW » 25 Jun 2018, 09:11

Ah, you've found something that I never had to look at! I had the lower door cover off a couple of times to attend to the boot handle, but never the top.

PS... picture of Garrett turbo - it is clearly marked with Garrett cast into the air outlet housing.
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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by Michel » 01 Jul 2018, 21:36

Thanks Richard. It's exactly like that.

As for the rear washer jet, it's accessed from the hole that the high level brake light occupies. To get at it, the top piece of internal trim needs to come off, then there's two 10mm nuts that need to be undone to pop the high brake light out forwards. Shut the tailgate and then look in the hole where the light was, and the washer piping and jet are right there.

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by Michel » 18 Jul 2018, 19:30

Well, it has become necessary to change the drop links on the GP.

I presume Richard has done this more than once, and wondered if his good self could proffer some advice or pitfalls. The top mounting point looks a bit of a git, but nothing Mr. D. Remel can't solve if need be...

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by RichardW » 19 Jul 2018, 12:43

Only did it once - I fitted Myele heavy duty links and they lasted over 4 years! As I recall I managed to undo them, but I'm sure there would be a way of attacking with the grinder if required.

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by Michel » 12 Aug 2018, 22:42

RichardW wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 12:43
Only did it once - I fitted Myele heavy duty links and they lasted over 4 years! As I recall I managed to undo them, but I'm sure there would be a way of attacking with the grinder if required.


I don't suppose you'd have a link to where you purchased these heavy duty ones from would you kind sir? The ones I got appear to be made of cheese...

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by Michel » 12 Aug 2018, 23:51

Most kind Mr. Bobins, however, though I can find the part I want, I can't work out how to register to buy them - does one have to be in the trade or something?

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by bobins » 13 Aug 2018, 21:39

Probably best bet is to find a motor parts trader (eBay ? highstreet ?) who does Meyle parts and ask them: " 'scuse me, can you get me part number xxxxxxx".
As an aside, I've always found Lemforder drop links to be good quality and last the distance. They don't claim to be heavy duty like the Meyle's, but I've not had cause to grumble about them.

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by bobins » 13 Aug 2018, 21:44

As to fitting the drop links - I don't know how they compare to C5 X7 ones, but I've found it useful to drive out the old link's top thread by using a ½" or ¼" extension bar and leave that in place, then drive that back out as you tap the new drop link back in - it keeps everything lines up. As I say though - it might not be the same set-up as your GP, though it saves a lot of grief on the C5 !

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Re: French car fatigue and a Japanese crotch rocket.

Post by RichardW » 14 Aug 2018, 09:24

Here's the link the seller I used (originally via e-bay): https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... =3&t=47065 but it doesn't seem to be working anymore. They are some on e-bay, e.g.: Drop links