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    Thread: Front bumper replacement
Post: RE: Front bumper replacement

The alternative to DIY is one of those mobile paint/alloy/bumper repair guys. I believe they can 'weld' that sort of damage.
RattyCortina B9 Second Generation 8 807 25-04-2021, 08:13 PM
    Thread: Front bumper replacement
Post: RE: Front bumper replacement

That looks like a straightforward repair? Remove the silver section and foglight, a couple of strips of ali at the back glued or fibreglassed on to pull it back together, 'V' the crack out and skim wi...
RattyCortina B9 Second Generation 8 807 25-04-2021, 07:57 AM
    Thread: Insurance for a Wheelchair Adapted Berlingo
Post: RE: Insurance for a Wheelchair Adapted Berlingo

Not related to insurance, but a couple of points about adapted vehicles that I've come across that may be of interest as we have an adapted '08 Renault Kangoo at work. The rear section of the exhaust...
RattyCortina Campers and Conversions 9 577 24-04-2021, 11:35 AM
    Thread: Need 12v feed..
Post: RE: Need 12v feed..

Feed to the interior light in the back?
RattyCortina M49 Berlingo 11 1,126 21-04-2021, 04:37 PM
    Thread: Washer bottle leak
Post: RE: Washer bottle leak

Mine does the same thing, when I got the van I thought the bottle was split but it's not, just leaks from the joint of the filler neck as above. I just fill it up carefully to the top of the bottle.
RattyCortina M59 Berlingo 9 993 15-04-2021, 04:59 PM
    Thread: {SAGA} Timing snapped
Post: RE: {SAGA} Timing snapped

Wow, I thought my 'is it or isn't it' head gasket saga was bad...
RattyCortina B9 Second Generation 124 19,055 11-04-2021, 11:09 AM
    Thread: Toolkit
Post: RE: Toolkit

(10-04-2021, 09:54 PM)notsofast Wrote:  I am a bit anxious about positioning axle stands correctly. Having a vehicle fall on top of you doesn't sound like a good way to go.... :( A bit hard to e...
RattyCortina General Chat 22 5,237 11-04-2021, 07:48 AM
    Thread: Toolkit
Post: RE: Toolkit

You would normally position the axle stands under the subframe or suspension mounting point rather than the floorpan itself, if you do need to do that (for access to a certain part for example) you ca...
RattyCortina General Chat 22 5,237 06-04-2021, 08:33 PM
    Thread: Toolkit
Post: RE: Toolkit

(05-04-2021, 08:47 AM)notsofast Wrote:  Thanks for the replies. Looks like there's quite a bit of stuff to be purchased!  Should I also get some axle stands or some ramps to support the vehicle ...
RattyCortina General Chat 22 5,237 05-04-2021, 06:06 PM
    Thread: Toolkit
Post: RE: Toolkit

As above, car boot sales can turn up some good stuff, just be cautious you're not buying something that someone else has been 'relieved' of... Autojumbles and steam fairs are a good hunting grounds t...
RattyCortina General Chat 22 5,237 05-04-2021, 04:30 PM
    Thread: Toolkit
Post: RE: Toolkit

I would personally go for 3/8" drive for the smaller stuff, you can't always get in to places so easily on modern vehicles with 1/2". A 1/4" drive set is useful for the very small stuff and to get at ...
RattyCortina General Chat 22 5,237 05-04-2021, 05:38 AM
    Thread: Brake line flare - double or bubble what tool?
Post: RE: Brake line flare - double or bubble what tool?

I've got this one: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht229-p...ting-kit-/ Does the job, I don't like the way the pipe clamp is serrated and marks the pipe though. I'm still kicking myself for selling ...
RattyCortina M59 Berlingo 8 6,691 03-04-2021, 07:47 AM
    Thread: peculiar bonnet
Post: RE: peculiar bonnet

(19-03-2021, 03:31 PM)Zion Wrote:  Could be aluminium, it still bubbles paint but underneath is not rust but aluminium oxide. The old BX's as I used to have, had a composite roof and wings I se...
RattyCortina General Chat 19 1,202 20-03-2021, 09:21 PM
    Thread: Aldi battery charger
Post: RE: Aldi battery charger

Left it on for 20+ minutes last night... zilch. Will take it back at the weekend.
RattyCortina Drivers Café 19 2,693 19-03-2021, 06:27 AM
    Thread: Aldi battery charger
Post: RE: Aldi battery charger

I rang the helpline tonight, the guy said that it can take up to 15 minutes for the display to come on when you connect it to the battery. I'll try it again at the weekend and if no joy I'll take it b...
RattyCortina Drivers Café 19 2,693 16-03-2021, 09:10 PM
    Thread: Running at low mileage - anything to watch?
Post: RE: Running at low mileage - anything to watch?

I will probably only do 3-4K a year in my van, I plan to change the oil and filter every year anyway as I would have to do it if I did 'normal' mileage so it makes no difference... if that makes sense...
RattyCortina General Chat 12 1,598 15-03-2021, 06:01 PM
    Thread: Aldi battery charger
Post: RE: Aldi battery charger

I tried it on the battery that came off the Cortina, I charged it up about 6 months ago when I moved garages and IIRC I've charged it since as well. It was showing 12.something volts with a meter, I t...
RattyCortina Drivers Café 19 2,693 15-03-2021, 05:55 PM
    Thread: Aldi battery charger
Post: RE: Aldi battery charger

Tried mine yesterday and it doesn't work, backlight comes up on the display and nothing else. Going to ring them today.
RattyCortina Drivers Café 19 2,693 15-03-2021, 06:29 AM
    Thread: power steering pipe removal
Post: RE: power steering pipe removal

(13-03-2021, 01:56 PM)oilyrag Wrote:  Stainless steel C/S Allens are a good replacement - also they don't need to be tight - the wheel bolts hold the drums on and the C/S are locators, stopping ...
RattyCortina M59 Berlingo 8 1,356 14-03-2021, 08:52 AM
    Thread: Insurance
Post: RE: Insurance

Well go compare were no good, to get commuting I had to go for 'goods in transit' (I think) so it then wanted to know about my business... Confused.com would do SDP and commuting so I added the O/H on...
RattyCortina General Chat 10 1,908 10-03-2021, 09:25 PM