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Irish Paddy

Member Since 26 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active May 08 2013 09:31 AM

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In Topic: What Do You Suppose This Means ?

30 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

Ok that's good, because I wondered if the timing belt had been done on it. Thanks alot !

p.s. Is there a timing belt or chain in these ?

In Topic: What Do You Suppose This Means ?

30 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

Can't see anything did you miss the picture?

Yep, forgot to attach the pic !

In Topic: Open The Bonnet ??

28 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

Seems to be a fairly common problem alright. I finally got the bonnet open. I found that if I wiggle the key in the lock while turning it left the bonnet popped up, and then turning it right was no problem. Maybe through wear and tear the mechanism is a little "loose" but now I know the trick.

Thanks again all for your help !

In Topic: New Member In Dublin

27 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

Thanks a lot for the welcome everyone, really appreciate it. :)

In Topic: Open The Bonnet ??

26 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

It's the mk3. I do have a second key but what I think I'll do is spray some wd40 in the key hole and try to angle the straw in around the mechanism as well. Then in a while I'll give it another go. At the moment I can just about feel the torsional tension in the key when I'm turning it, that's how much measured force I'm using and I thought it couldn't be right.

Thanks for the reply ;)