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Post  Dubpete on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:52 pm

Hey guys took the caddy for its mot Monday and it failed on a fair bit.
Basicaly all suspention mounts are badly corroded. And all need replacing along with a split catalystic converter and a badly repaired sill along rear.

Im in two minds now. I think it will cost alot in a garage so may sell car as spares repairs?

Could anyone give bit of an opinion weather Its worth saving?

Or would anyone want to buy it lol
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Post  ben on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:41 am

Its got to be up to you buddy... how much do you like it?
I would look into how much the parts would be before you make any decisions...
We all know a bloody good welder, so there is most of the problem fixed!
I doubt you will get much for it without an MOT dude.

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Post  Dubpete on Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:05 am

I've had a little look for spare panels but can't find anywhere! There pretty rare. Yea kinda need ade or someone to look first and get their opinion.
Not got alot of dollar ATM so need to have a think!
I'd rather spend money on beetle but that's gunna have to wait abit Sad
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Post  ben on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:54 am

whats needed on the beetle then? definately worth getting that done for the shows and stuff matey...

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Post  Dubpete on Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:23 am

Handbreak is stuck on and I still can't get fuel to carb. Tryed blowing through and stuff. Managed to get petrol there then no more came.
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Post  Rob on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:49 am

never leave the hand brake on if the car not going to be used for more than a few weeks. i always leave mine off in the garage and just chock one of the front wheels.

You will probably find a few whacks to the drum with a hammer will brake it off, or once you get it running it will knock the brake off once you put it in gear.

If you cant unblock the fuel line with compressed air then run a new one in 6mm Kunifer tubing (copper nickel alloy). You'll either have to run it inside the car (normally on the other side to the brake pipe) or under the car.
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Post  ben on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:45 pm

with regards to the fuel - could it be the fuel pump isnt working? does the fuel pump 'drag' fuel from the front? it does doesnt it?

It might be worth taking the tank out, emptying it of fuel and giving it a good clean out... im sure there is a little filter on the bottom plug hole in the tank that you might need to replace or give a good clean.... It could be continuosly getting clogged with shite if there is loads of shite in the tank.

Did you use a compressor to blow it out? i can bring mine round at some point if you want (although that seems to be playing up a bit at the moment!)

Let me know if you need a hand matey - i am really busy with the van and my old beetle at the moment but im sure i can spare a couple of hours at some point.

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Post  Dubpete on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:55 pm

I think it does yea. I've emptied tank n replaced filter yea. I blew through using my young lungs ha ha! But compressor could work. Im buisy this weekend but am free some evenings next week and next weekend. If I have no luck I may need a little hand yea that would be greattt Smile
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Post  laurietcr on Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:45 am

I doubt its nothing to bad, i will text you nearer next week as i should have a few free evenings if you do need a hand
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Post  till on Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:51 pm

I'll try and pop around soon to have a look. Wink
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Post  Dubpete on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:44 pm

That would be great cheers! Just had look at it now but doesn't look too bad. Maybe mot company done me over. Need an expert to look for me but nothing apart from wings looks rotten :/
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Post  Dubpete on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:14 pm

Are you available any time today or tomorrow Ade?
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Post  till on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:19 am

I was in Medway today but was a bit pushed for time. I could swing by tomorrow eve. About 430? Very Happy
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Post  Dubpete on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:36 am

Ah cool. The truck is down my girlfreinds in Upchurch. Bit closer for you? I can guide you there Smile cleaned it up a bit so you got better view of metal
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Post  till on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:48 pm

Ok mate, text me the postcode.
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Post  Dubpete on Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:05 pm

I've lost your number. If you still have mine drop me a text and il reply. Smile Cheers
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