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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby stretch on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 pm

Glad you sorted it mate
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:09 pm

Today I tried to free up the bumper cable to close the bonnet again. Think it may need a new cable it's very stiff.
Earlier this week I had trouble with the tailgate glass not closing. Added a washer to each bolt on the catch on the glass to push it out a bit more so it catches now in the one in the door.Also put on a new rear rubber bump stop.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:23 am

jmc wrote:Today I tried to free up the bumper cable to close the bonnet again. Think it may need a new cable it's very stiff.
Earlier this week I had trouble with the tailgate glass not closing. Added a washer to each bolt on the catch on the glass to push it out a bit more so it catches now in the one in the door.Also put on a new rear rubber bump stop.


Isn't the catch on the door adjustable?
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:47 am

Just dropped off Truck at the Garage ready for it's MOT at 09:00 tomorrow. To be honest it's been a bit of a mare with it over the last week, the knackered engine had to come out and the newer working one in, a simple enough job that for some daft reason I've been putting off for the last 6 months or so. Anyway, it's done now and seems to be running sweet. Shame the same cant be said for the ******* heater! Guess that'll be the next job once the MOT is out of the way.
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:54 pm

Hope mot goes well!
I didn't realise the catch is adjustable I'll have to have a look tomorrow. :oops:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby stretch on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:07 pm

fingers crossed for the mot gods
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:33 am

And we have the MOT results in....

Date tested: 13 February 2018
Fail
Mileage: 287,590 miles

Reason(s) for failure:
1. Offside Front Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
2. Nearside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
3. Offside Front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
4. Nearside Front Ball joint has excessive play swing arm. Marked with yellow chalk. (2.2.B.1f)
5. Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
6. Nearside Front Outer Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
7. Nearside Front Front wheel bearing has excessive play (2.5.A.3c)

Advisory notice item(s):
1. Offside Front Brake servo corroded but not excessively weakened (3.6.A.2b)
2. Offside Front Inner Track rod end ball joint has slight play (2.2.B.1f)
3. Offside Rear Shock absorber has a slightly worn bush (2.7.4)
4. Offside Front Front wheel bearing has slight play (2.5.A.3c)
5. Nearside Front Road wheel slightly damaged (4.2.A.1a)
6. Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit 2mm (4.1.E.1)

:axe:

Could have been worse considering the age of the truck, the mileage and it's normally hard life! Although all very simple stuff I have to admit to letting the garage sort it out :oops: It's cold in the yard and I'm just too busy to get on with it between now and Sat when it's needed for a trip out so the MOT place got a right shock when they were told to get on with it.
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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Model: 2.8 TDI 5dr
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Vehicle Name: Truck and O-no
Modifications: -
2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
Region: South East



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:21 pm

Wahay.... Truck lives to drive another day!!!! Just took it for a spin round town after picking it up from the Garage post MOT c/w new 12 month ticket :party:

Oddly enough it drives completely different to the XC70 that's been the current daily driver for the last 6 months or so, the trucks got an extra pedal for starters and this weird stick thing that you have to stir around for gears :?
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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Location: Oxfordshire, Brize Norton.
Model: 2.8 TDI 5dr
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Modifications: -
2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
Region: South East



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby stretch on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:46 pm

nice one always a good feeling when you get the new ticket.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:13 pm

stretch wrote:nice one always a good feeling when you get the new ticket.


And, on the odd occasion quite miraculous!
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
User avatar
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Posts: 2162
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Oxfordshire, Brize Norton.
Model: 2.8 TDI 5dr
Registration Year: 1995/N
Vehicle Name: Truck and O-no
Modifications: -
2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
Region: South East



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Retro Pedro on Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:01 pm

snapper wrote:Wahay.... Truck lives to drive another day!!!! Just took it for a spin round town after picking it up from the Garage post MOT c/w new 12 month ticket :party:

Oddly enough it drives completely different to the XC70 that's been the current daily driver for the last 6 months or so, the trucks got an extra pedal for starters and this weird stick thing that you have to stir around for gears :?


Nice one Frank
Serves the MOT buggers right regarding some of the stuff, especially windscreen. Probably just new blades?
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:44 pm

What served them right was taking all day to get the steering idler arm separated from the idler.... I did tell them they might have 'issues' doing it but no, they said it would be easy.....

If the truth were to be known I really couldn't be arrsed to get under it again this week and I wanted it running by the weekend. Plus I've changed those things before and they're always a head ache to do
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
User avatar
snapper
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Posts: 2162
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:32 am
Location: Oxfordshire, Brize Norton.
Model: 2.8 TDI 5dr
Registration Year: 1995/N
Vehicle Name: Truck and O-no
Modifications: -
2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
Region: South East



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