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  1. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    This is the set I mentioned earlier. Great for when you can’t really get in to hammer a screwdriver or chisel in lol.
  2. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Earlier in this thread we spoke about ramps, here is the setup I use. When replacing the clutch on the Qashqai, I put the rear on ramps and the front on axle stands. The extensions really do make a difference to getting up them without too much revving and being out of control.
  3. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Did you open the gap with a screwdriver/chisel? makes it much easier lol. I will show you a picture of a useful tool i bought cheap years ago, It works really well for opening the gap. i'll post up a pic shortly. You got lucky if you've had a track rod end drop out and didn't crash
  4. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    You can do the otherside next weekend now you’ve got the practise session done lol.
  5. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    An hour isn’t too shabby. Longest part to me always seems to be jacking the car up and getting the wheel off!
  6. Sudden Gearbox Failure. How?!

    Ask them for the old box back and pull it apart yourself. Ask them for the clutch components back too lol. i guess you won’t get the gearbox back though as they will probably need to send that back to who ever supplied the recon box.

    You’ll need to tell us s bit more info. What springs have you fitted is a good start lol
  8. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Haha! you are correct it is a Nissan, it's a Qashqai.
  9. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Put another shelf up.. buy more stuff lol.
  10. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Your needing a clear out in there mate
  11. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Those can be a swine at time. Zip the next one off with a grinder lol. 50 points if you can name todays car I was working on. Clearly fitting a clutch before you say it another 5.5 hours of my life gone lol. And! The first time I’ve ever used a clutch alignment tool lol. Always lined them up by eye but with this one the gearbox only slides back onto the subframe so not much space.
  12. Remind me tomorow and I’ll post one up for you.
  13. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    I have certainly heard of vinegar being used but I can't say I've ever tried it lol
  14. Advice on going DIY maintenance

    Ok folks another little update tonight. I would love to keep this thread alive as I’m all for people showing an interest in getting their hands dirty. First picture is a selection of metric fine nyloc nuts I have put together which are very handy when working on suspension. I often used to spend so long trying to save nylocs if i didn't have another one to hand but not i just heat them up and whizz them off. And yes technically you should only use a nyloc once but come on this is the real world. Anyone serious about doing a fair bit of car work should consider something similar in my opinion. Second picture is a small rethread tap and die set i keep in my other box. Handy for situations where you have got a tight thread due to corrosion or a thread previously used with threadlock causing trouble.
  15. Brake problems

    pmsl Neither is the 'mechanic', nearly 2 weeks have passed now with no result