I helped a neighbour fit a new vacuum hose to his old A4 a couple of weeks ago. No problem, tooka few minutes and he didn't have the tools to do it.
Next day he comes over and asks if i can help with another car. "yeah, no problem" i say.
New condensor on his Mazda 3 MPS.
Hmm... I don't really do new cars, and this one was both new enough to be compicated but also old enough to be rusty and a pita. 2012 i think.
Basically a garage here was going to charge him 400chf for the part and then probably the same again for labour - althogh given what I found, probably a lot more. He could get the part from Germany for 90CHF.
So i agreed to help - but tried to put him off or at least cover my rear canoe as much as possible. e.g. hmm, bumper may not line up very well afterwards. there will be rusty stuff, so we might break things...
He got the part and came over today. Canoeing hell it was a rusty mess. Got the bumper off with not too many problems - the stupid plastic clips are ridiculous though.
Then needed to get the undertray off to drain coolant and get rads out. Rusty as Canoe bolts into those stupus metal (rusty) clips help in by plastic tabs. Took the top right off one bolt, and then rest just span both sides ripping the plastic tabs off.
No room to get in and cut the metal faster from the inside and all the bolts were sunk into deep wells, so couldn't take the tops of those either.
I was reminded of why i never work on anythign newer than the 5.
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Nov 27, 2022 16:39:10 GMT
atlex: We're expecting our 3rd in a month so we need the space lol. It's here already. I'll give a 'modern cars are.. different' review sometime.
Jan 21, 2023 16:03:47 GMT
howardb66: Halfords online purchasing system is a complete waste of time and money. I paid extra for a delivery Monday & still not here. Just spoke to DHL customer services, it might be delivered by tomorrow. Useless twats.
Jan 25, 2023 9:34:55 GMT
howardb66: I ended going to the DHL depot to collect out of frustration as they said the next delivery was scheduled for Saturday 28th🤬
Jan 26, 2023 10:16:57 GMT
atlex: Well, I've tried the 'VW Annual Service Experience'... slow AND expensive. Oh well, learning.. experience......
Jan 27, 2023 11:36:55 GMT
atlex: and today I've reassembled the cot XD
Feb 3, 2023 22:02:12 GMT
freddyboy: Fredyboy from Gloucestershire on my 3rd MX5, this one is a 2006 Mk3.
Feb 5, 2023 13:41:09 GMT
freddyboy: How do you remove the radio from a RHD 2006 Mk3 please ? - removed the glovebox + 2 screws, but can't see the 10mm bolt, pulled on the unit, no success- all the videos are on LHD cars - is there a 10mm bolt to remove on the LHS of the radio
Feb 5, 2023 13:48:19 GMT
wannabe: Hey freddy, I don't know myself but someone on here might!
Feb 7, 2023 2:09:34 GMT