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    Default Something even I could do

    I'm about as cack-handed as they come, and checked on this forum to see how to change the rear hatch struts. They were getting weaker and weaker and I kept getting hit on the head by the hatch as it came down of its own accord. So to avoid further brain damage, I bit the bullet. Talk about easy. Just make sure the struts are fully extended and the hatch is propped fully open, do one side at a time, prise off the old struts (top first then the bottom comes off easily) and snap on the new ones. £51 a pair retail inc. VAT . 5 minutes tops.....piece of ****. .

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    Nice one John, No more bashed heads.
    Next step is to do the cambelt.

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    c'mon, ed.....small steps.....pollen filter then cambelt

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    Pollen filter - I've already done that. But only when I realised that the slits cut in the rubber scuttle cover were supposed to be there and not some ham-fisted dealer way of gaining access to the drain under the pollen filter.

    Cambelt - I have a cam chain - you'd need keyhole surgery to access that - but it was replaced 8 months ago - Phew!!

    I don't wish to exceed my capabilities. Changing light bulbs is enough of a challenge, believe me.
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    SO! join us next week, when we'll be here to find out Johns reaction when we show him a Phillips Screwdriver for the very first time and let him tighten up some screws with it, join me Justone Bore with Penny Alloys, for all this and more on next weeks Used Mechanic Roadshow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    SO! join us next week, when we'll be here to find out Johns reaction when we show him a Phillips Screwdriver for the very first time and let him tighten up some screws with it, join me Justone Bore with Penny Alloys, for all this and more on next weeks Used Mechanic Roadshow.

    Nots so fast,first he has to be shown which way to turn the screwdriver.we do not want to confuse him

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    SO! join us next week, when we'll be here to find out Johns reaction when we show him a Phillips Screwdriver for the very first time and let him tighten up some screws with it, join me Justone Bore with Penny Alloys, for all this and more on next weeks Used Mechanic Roadshow.
    Nice one, Ian

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    Nots so fast,first he has to be shown which way to turn the screwdriver.we do not want to confuse him
    We all have to start somewhere. I thought a screwdriver was a drink

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Nice one, Ian



    We all have to start somewhere. I thought a screwdriver was a drink
    Oh dear we are going to have to start with the basics,

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