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Old 23rd May 2022, 06:45 PM
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I bought the unit ages ago when I knew the original was degrading and none were available.
I also reckoned even D3 ones might not be around that long so made a "pre-emptive strike".
Oddly in recent times it's been less noisy, but when that happens you just know it's a matter of time.......

I'm sure it was on this forum that I discovered the units were identical apart from the connector.
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Old 26th May 2022, 07:57 PM
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Slowly going back together, a pic dump of a few things.



















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Old 27th May 2022, 07:37 AM
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that AC clutch is really like a small CC motorbike clutch
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Old 27th May 2022, 07:28 PM
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Except magnetic

Ready for the front panel to go on in the morning:



Apologies for the potato-cam picture quality. I dropped my phone recently and cracked the lens on the camera so its having trouble focusing
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Old 28th May 2022, 07:36 PM
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Front panel on



Filled with fluids and running again



The rear hubs are very rusty



Better



One of the handbrake cables is loose, which doesn't quite explain why the handbrake isn't working properly, but is probably having an impact



New Febi discs and TRW pads as per the front



The rear spring platforms cleaned up nicely



Springs back in place. I am planning on doing the rear bushes after it comes back from Nicola.



The centre wiper spindle is very badly worn, so much so that I can't even get it apart. I don't have a solution to this yet though so I just had to grease it thoroughly, along with all the other joints.



Back in the car - much easier with no bonnet!

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Old 28th May 2022, 09:31 PM
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I'm guessing the bonnet will stay off until the windscreen is replaced on Monday?

According to an email I just got from Autoglass, that's happening between 1pm and 4pm.
(Though they apparently will send a text message on Sunday evening to say which 3 hour window in that time slot they will be arriving in! )
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
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1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 28th May 2022, 10:01 PM
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The bonnet is going on tomorrow as Marcel is coming over to help, and the bonnet is a 2-person job
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Old 29th May 2022, 07:26 AM
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The centre wiper spindle is very badly worn, so much so that I can't even get it apart. I don't have a solution to this yet though so I just had to grease it thoroughly, along with all the other joints.
Very common problem on Tesla's that spindle bushings wear out, so much so that wiper arm rubs on bonnet. I bought a cheap worn out mechanism on eBay and replaced old worn out steel bushes with bronze bushes. Spindle it self was not worn too bad plus I used longer 14mm bushes instead of original 10-11mm long so they cover unworn area on spindle. With original bushes there was about 6-7mm space in the middle between them and with replacements there is only about 1-1.5mm between them. Had to drill out opening in mechanism from 17mm to 18mm for replacement bushes.

This is what I used https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/p2...duct_info.html
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Old 29th May 2022, 07:31 AM
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Its surprising modern cars are still having issues with this.

Unfortunately the D2 spindles tend to wear very badly as they are chrome plated, which wears / rusts off, and then the spindles go oval The D3 spindles appear to be hardened and are longer than the D2 ones so I'm hoping to be able to put D2 arms on D3 spindles, replace the bushings, and fit balljoint linkages. When I get time...
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Old 29th May 2022, 07:34 AM
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I'm guessing the bonnet will stay off until the windscreen is replaced on Monday?

According to an email I just got from Autoglass, that's happening between 1pm and 4pm.
(Though they apparently will send a text message on Sunday evening to say which 3 hour window in that time slot they will be arriving in! )
I'm curious about what type of screen you had and which Autoglass are replacing with. I've been waiting a while for them to contact me about my new screen, currently have heated and insulated so will lose the heating.
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