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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #195 on: 02 August 2020, 09:44:55 AM »
I know the problem of clearing guns and tubes.  Iíve been redecorating the bathroom and have just got to the stage of reusing the foam aerosol and the silicone sealant after about six weeks... :)
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #196 on: 08 November 2020, 08:02:37 PM »
Well, one year down the road and it's MOT time

Everything was going so well and I felt confident until I got to the n/s rear

Noticed what looked like a little hole. After a little gentle poking about I ended up dropping the skirt and liner for access and revealed this

So, this evening I shall be doing some welding and painting, before I can go home. The replacement sections are already made

The bottom of the rear arch was not so bad on the outside, only a cm or two of visible corrosion. I put it down to Scottish air. Most positive is I have managed to remove all the plastic nuts without snapping any of the screw threads  :thumbsup:

 
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #197 on: 10 November 2020, 10:39:15 PM »
Mission accomplished on Sunday night,but it was nearly Monday by the time I finished

Took her in for an MOT today, failed on a front ball joint. That was a bit of a surprise as I thought I checked them with the pry bar. Never mind, I'll get one and then get a ticket

I may have to check the rear camber, mention of wear on the inner edges, I think I have some shims in stock, but the wear may not be from this car
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #198 on: 10 November 2020, 11:17:47 PM »
I'm hoping that mine isn't as bad as that and any rust can be caught by a full underseal.  I've booked in at CC Automotive on Monday for three days.  Then it's the MOT,  I will see what they say about the cracked windscreen.  The crack is about 6 inches long and runs up the middl of the screen from the bottom.  Hopefully just an advisory.
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #199 on: 11 November 2020, 04:54:27 PM »
Prepping the diesel at the moment, it's an 05 car.

Wandered round to the same place. Offside good, nearside showing signs of deterioration. Bilt Hamber time.

Looks like this is going to be a regular check on every one now
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #200 on: 14 November 2020, 02:02:33 PM »
I have an MOT for another year

The ball joint was a bit of a pain, took nearly 3 hours as the pinch bolt refused to go in the right way. Most strange

The rear part of the car needs some more Bilt Hamber treatment & rustproofing

On with the grey one now...... needs 2 ball joints, I should be getting quite good at these by the end of the day.

How did yours fair Will ?
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #201 on: 14 November 2020, 10:00:31 PM »
Bad news on mine.  It was going into CC Automotive for the under seal, but I got a message from Chris yesterday to say that he was ill.   His medical advice is that he has some breathing difficulty and it may be due to the chemicals he uses.  So he has cancelled all planned work for the time being and may give up altogether. :(

So itís just the MOT next Friday.
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #202 on: 14 November 2020, 10:29:23 PM »
Oh dear, a little surprising too I didn't think there were any nasties in the stuff. I lost a bodyshop guy a few years ago due to mouth cancer, it was suspected the trigger was the paint he used

Ball joints done,I have to say the MOT guy was right, both ball joints did have vertical movement, which I have to say on my pre MOT I did see some movement but thought it was flex rather than movement. Drives better now, I can feel the difference.

Track rod end & alignment on the diesel tomorrow. I'll have another look at the ball joints I think
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Re: Graphite Green 9-5 Aero rescue
« Reply #203 on: 19 November 2020, 08:54:46 PM »
More bad news... 

My MOT is postponed.  No point in going that far for it to fail.  I got in the car this afternoon to get some shopping done and found that the 4 inch crack at the bottom of the windscreen has, after about 6 months of the crack just sitting there, decided to go all the way up the centre of the screen.  So, a new screen needed before I can get it tested... :(
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