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    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, 08:27 PM
    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 07-04-2021, 06:33 AM
    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 06-04-2021, 06:09 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, 08:41 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 1,907 11-03-2021, 11:00 AM
    Thread: Aldi battery charger
Post: Aldi battery charger

Spotted this in Aldi today, as I've only got an old 'battery boiler' charger I thought it was worth a punt for 13 quid: Auto XS Car Battery Charger - ALDI UK
RattyCortina Drivers Café 19 2,693 07-03-2021, 10:23 PM
    Thread: Relocated spare wheel
Post: Relocated spare wheel

Having had my van for 6 months, I thought maybe it was time I checked the spare tyre  :rolleyes: First problem was the tool to wind the carrier (which I guess is also the jack handle?) was missing. I ...
RattyCortina General Chat 6 878 07-03-2021, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Relocated spare wheel
Post: Relocated spare wheel

Having had my van for 6 months, I thought maybe it was time I checked the spare tyre  :rolleyes: First problem was the tool to wind the carrier (which I guess is also the jack handle?) was missing. I ...
RattyCortina General Chat 6 878 07-03-2021, 09:49 AM
    Thread: Alternative dip stick
Post: RE: Alternative dip stick

Was it just me that thought the OP was going say they needed a longer one as it didn't reach the oil anymore...?
RattyCortina M49 Berlingo 7 1,276 16-01-2021, 01:38 PM
    Thread: 1.6HDi temperature / thermostat
Post: RE: 1.6HDi temperature / thermostat

I can confirm the 'stat comes out of the housing, a bit fiddly, you have to push the 'arms' on the 'stat against the thicker spring and turn it to disengage it from the bosses on the housing. It will ...
RattyCortina M59 Berlingo 22 2,066 10-01-2021, 11:01 AM
    Thread: Head gasket or not?
Post: RE: Head gasket or not?

(09-01-2021, 05:31 PM)jj9 Wrote:  That's a very good description of how to do it oilyrag, without using a header tank like you describe coolant will be gushing all over the place.   Can anyone ...
RattyCortina M59 Berlingo 28 5,133 09-01-2021, 10:56 PM