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What did you do to your Non-Kombi VW or other car today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by melissa, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    The days of desktop assessments based on photos to save costs are gone?
    PR
     
  2. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Especially as the clutch runs off the brake master cylinder reservoir.
    PR
     
  3. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    I think they are just way out of their depth on this one and looking to pass the technical inspection on to someone else. Then the assessor can try to cut the claim down or just write it off. That seems to be the way with motorcycle insurance claims these days, they don't have clue what to look for so they write it off as an un-repairable write for just a fairing damage or fuel tank scratch.

    T1 Terry
     
  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Decided to get our box trailer registered, to lend to a friend in Bathurst, who is constantly renting trailers.

    It’s another “1 owner” vehicle, that I bought new in 1984, but the rego renewal in 1991 failed to arrive, so has been unregistered since. The rego plate has disappeared of the ACT rego system, and the 4 digit VIN stamped into the draw bar, also caused some minor issues.

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    Now I though Michelin made good tyres, but after only 30 years, cracks have appeared in the sidewalls, even though they still held air!

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    So with new tail lights, new front markers, new number plate light, repack & adjust the bearings, and new tyres, it passed a roadworthy, and was issued a new plate, to be back on the road once again……..

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    And being of use again:

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  5. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Only you could pack a trailer that neatly :) Love the matching paint on the trailer and that rat look so popular with box trailers.
     
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  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Please tell me that bench seat didn’t end up at the tip……:eek:
    I’ve just restored something similar for our front porch.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Not just me Phil. That was loaded by the friend that has borrowed the trailer.
    Was a keeper Mark. That pic was sent to me after a pick up at a storage facility in the Southern Highlands, on it’s way back to Bathurst. ;)
     
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  8. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Not saying what this is out of but I'm pretty sure it's not what a piston is supposed to look like! :eek::oops:
     
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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    The rest of it is
    bound to be in the sump some where.:confused:
     
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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Not even any good for a ash tray either. :(
     
  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ouchewawa !
    That could be the rough idle issue….:p
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  12. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Yep and hanging out the block! I'll lay all the pieces out for a photo on the weekend. :)
     
  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Look forward to seeing it Terry
     
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  14. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Ran as smooth as ever the day before. Started and ran pretty well on the morning it broke. The clatter and then the bang happened over about a hundred metres by the time I pulled up.

    Who has guessed which one of my vehicles it is?
     
  15. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Found most of the bits...
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    Rest of rod and gudgeon pin are a bit stuck! ;)
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  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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  17. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Not the Dinky went Kaput:( or kaboom
     
  18. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Got it in one Wayne. I think years of pottering around paddocks might have not lent itself to being driven a couple of hundred km in a day at 80-90kmh. A lot of the coolant lines and galleries have a fair bit of crud in them so I'm pretty sure it wasn't always cooling properly.
    I picked up a Charade motor (CB block, so the same) not long after it went bang, but other priorities have kept me from getting stuck in. All I can use is the block and internals. The original head is pretty good, have to use all of the ancillaries and put a small patch on the sump where Uncle Rodney tapped a hole.
    Next I'm going to try to work out a diff that isn't at 4.875:1 or 6.83:1, I haven't checked which it is yet.
     
  19. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Time for big feet, a Chevy in the tray and a set of wheelie bars. :D
     
  20. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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