back on line, & other stuff

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Guys
Got mi PC back, internet/email up and running again, so can all start
making 'interesting' and 'useful' comments about things like rear axle
work, brake disc/drum & pad work etc etc (only joking, not being serious
about this 'cos its a weekend and yes, I'm at work doing overtime
(again))!
I'm planning major work on these things over the summer in readiness
for Libya later in the year. So anybody who would like to show a novice
how to do stuff like this, do contact me, at the usual city of bristol
college email address.
I'm off to Botswana in July and have made provisional plans for
excursions elsewhere into Africa (Bristol-Cape Town, 6-8 months), which
I'm thinking of looking at ways of sponsoring the trip, as I want to do
something for someone else rather than just do it for the sake of doing
it, and I want to be fully prepared for any eventualities that may
befall the trip re vehicles.
TTFN
Renate
PS if this email ir replied to could you just tell me whether it is in
text or html format as for some reason the tools to do this are not on
my system at the moment (when they put this little piece of PC crock
[humpty-dumpty, liability] back together again they seemingly have
altered the settings and I'm still working out how to change them
again.
 
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Hi Renate
What is the difference between the text and html when you look at it on the
screen. I know what you mean when you say preperation for the cruiser is
vital.. I think when you have to trust others to do the work for you, like
an ordinary mechanic there is always the element of did they do that right
and how do I know. I would love to take mine apart with the aid of some one
who actually knows and loves the cruiser as much as we all do. Its good that
you have people like the guys on the forum to help at least you know they
know what they are doing.
John c
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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Hi John,
Not intending to say that I am holier than thou, but is has stunned me how
incompetent some mechanics can be.
I have done some work recently on a couple of Troopers and have been stunned
by the problems I have found:
One garage replaced the rear pads without bleeding the brakes and then
because the brakes were causing problems they claimed that one caliper had
seized and then insisted on replacing the whole caliper rather than just
replacing the seals. A week or so after that the owner was complaining about
squealing - I stripped it down to find the old pad and shim had slipped down
between the disk and the rear guard completely destroying the disk!
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Guest

Guest
Hi John,
Not intending to say that I am holier than thou, but is has stunned me how
incompetent some mechanics can be.
I have done some work recently on a couple of Troopers and have been stunned
by the problems I have found:
One garage replaced the rear pads without bleeding the brakes and then
because the brakes were causing problems they claimed that one caliper had
seized and then insisted on replacing the whole caliper rather than just
replacing the seals. A week or so after that the owner was complaining about
squealing - I stripped it down to find the old pad and shim had slipped down
between the disk and the rear guard completely destroying the disk!
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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