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    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

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    Default Not Vectra, but hey ho.

    I took my Triumph Stag for it's first MOT in probably 20 years and it failed on:

    4 tyres - knew that already to be honest (was going to replace them anyway as 20 years old rubber is not good !)
    One brake flex hose Front near side
    handbrake cable frayed
    exhaust mounting rubber missing (the one just forward of the tailpipe assembly)
    A 50p sized hole in the rear off side wheel arch at the front, I've got a welder so no worries there.
    Leaking power steering pipes (a weep from a joint!)

    And lastly, rear near side wheel bearing. There seemed to be excessive play side to side and up and down, but didn't make a lot of noise on rotation.

    The list doesn't really vex me apart from the rear wheel bearing. Having read the Haynes manual, it specifies the use of special tools to pull the hub out of the bearing carrier and an assembly process using a dial gauge to ensure correct clearances from the collapsible spacer. Although I am very familiar with dial gauges and how the special extraction tool works in principle, I am unfortunate not to own either.
    Any ideas for another way? ? ? Remembering it is rear wheel drive.


    Can't say I am very disappointed in what it failed on, it should cost me about £50 + tyres (£100 for all 4 from local dealer - Budget 185/70 HR14 as it will not do many miles)


    Just thought I would share one of my days activities with the good people on here.

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    loved them stags.......dad had 3 of those in his time.......even used the white one with the roof off for my wedding car

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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    Good stuff m8, i dread mot time, I'm positive some garage's if they can't find anything they invent something just in the hope that they will get to do the repair work, maybe i'm just being paranoid.
    Cheers Woody

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    Vehicle : Vectra cdti estate

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    not a bad fail list for a car of that age mate, pic's would be nice
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    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

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    You don't want to see pics just yet. It's in primer grey. The MOT man even asked what colour to enter into the computer... Ha

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    work in progress, plenty of pic's required for the transformation and finished article i hope
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    Well, here's one when it was on the trailer bringing it to my house.


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    Vehicle : Jaguar XF 3.0D V6

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    Here's a pic of the gearbox with overdrive unit, one when it was just removed and the other 6 hours later when it was in better looking condition.

    I made a big paraffin bath out of a 45 gallon plastic drum and a 25 litre container with the paraffin in , an old electric fuel pump, a filter and you get the rest. Worked brill, and the drum drained back into the paraffin container too, so didn't submerge anything.

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    look's like you have got your hand's full mate, keep up the good work.......when that's done you could start modding the vec
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    nah, I'll give that one miss. Too much to do on my other car yet.

    I'm not just a pretty face.

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