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Member Since 25 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 01 2014 05:23 PM

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In Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing....

10 May 2014 - 02:47 AM

All sorted now...


For anyone out there who has a similar issue and gets a Hub from an online breakers, remember to ask them to remove or loosen the HUB NUT. Total Bar steward when not attached to a car, had to improvise a leaver to the rear of the hub to get the required leaverage to break the hub nut tension.

In Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing....

05 May 2014 - 12:36 PM

Think I'll go the easy way. £35. 2nd hand hub assembly.

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In Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing....

05 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

Rear bearing totally gone. Tyre miss shaped.
Got a new bearing from euro car parts. But now realise no hope in hell of fitting that to the drum without a bearing press..... no flipping breakers yards open today.
Looks like e bay first thing in the morning. ....
Buck fit and sollocks :(

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In Topic: Choosing Tyres

01 September 2013 - 09:18 PM

Been a while since i last visited this post>

Back in 2010 got two Black and rounds from Black circles . com can`t remember the make but they did for around 30k miles :( At around £180 fitted.


Got two SAVA tyres recently, so far so good. £130 ish fitted

will need another two for the other end so SAVA s again i think.

In Topic: Buy A 1.4Tdci??

01 July 2013 - 11:18 AM


Had my 1.4TDci for 4 years now. Had a few issues with it most notably the injector seals. These were replaced under warranty so cost me

I now use the car for Business and regularly carry ladders on a roof rack.


I still return around mid 40`s on MPG with mixed driving this includes central London.



The plus points>

£30 Road Tax

Cheap insurance

Good MPG

Cheap to service at main dealer (Keeps the stamps going) or diy

Small size

great carrying capacity


The negatives.

Tyre prices (16 inch Alloys) (15s are cheaper)

Every screw and bolt is Torx

The engine bay is cramped (the starter motor is a ****** to replace)

No dedicated Haynes Manual


Would i buy another one .... YES!