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Finally something has gone wrong with the Puma!

I think the battery might be fucked. Only £50 for a new one, though!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Finally got the brake pads out of the C-Max. The inside one is barely touched whilst the outside is worn down to the metal


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You're pushing on one side of the brake pedal, try and move your foot a bit more central.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 16:26 
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Finally got the brake pads out of the C-Max. The inside one is barely touched whilst the outside is worn down to the metal

It's a single piston which means there's 2 sliders that hold the piston body to the carrier, they look like bolts but have a little rubber boot/gator on them. They should slide in and out of the carrier freely, I expect one or both are seized in causing your uneven wear.


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That's probably spot on as I had a right carry on getting the calipers off. How do I grease the carrier bolts?


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I have reassembled the brake caliper and replaced the pads. First time I've ever done anything proper on a car. Feels good, man.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I find it's usually because one of the little boots has popped off and let water in. Was there a seized one? Did it free off ok?


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I find it's usually because one of the little boots has popped off and let water in. Was there a seized one? Did it free off ok?

They were both pretty tight but I've greased them up good. Need to do the other side when the daylight returns, then I can go for a test drive.


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Cool sounds like you fixed it, they need to move with pretty much 0 resistance.


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For reference, the difference between outside and inside pads.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Second side went a lot smoother. Just need to go for a test drive.

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I'm alive! Here endeth the epic tale of DavPaz's grinding brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Driver's side seatbelt receiver on the Celica stopped receiving the seatbelt. Spent months waiting for a suitable replacement to pop up on eBay.

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Whipped the seat out, replaced the receiver, and now can't get the seat back in because it won't move back far enough on the seat rail any more. Fucksocks.

How come?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:30 
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Haha. If only there was room in that thing. I'd end up having to contort into all sorts of shapes that physically shouldn't exist.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Haha. If only there was room in that thing. I'd end up having to contort into all sorts of shapes that physically shouldn't exist.

I'm willing to try.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:58 
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Haha. If only there was room in that thing. I'd end up having to contort into all sorts of shapes that physically shouldn't exist.

I'm willing to try.

I suppose now there's one fewer seat in there it's a bit roomier :P

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How come?

More seriously though, the only thing I can see is that the sliding rail seems further forward on one side than it is on the other.

When I was moving the seat into the house I inadvertently activated the sliding mechanism and just under it's own weight and the pull of gravity, the seat slid way further forward than it should have been able to. We managed to get it back into some semblance of a normal position, but I wonder if that "unbalanced" the rails in some way.

Seems unlikely that they've been off-kilter since the seat was installed (it's not the original seat) but couldn't say for sure.

Either way, I think I'm going to have to detach the rail base from the rails and reattach them and see if that helps. Problem is, I haven't got a fucking clue what I'm doing so I'm likely to just end up making things worse.

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Problem is, I haven't got a fucking clue what I'm doing so I'm likely to just end up making things worse.


I don't think this has ever stopped anyone doing anything in the history of the world ever... You'll be alright.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Just sit in the back, like Hightower


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Yeah, or just maybe get a bean bag or some big scatter cushions in there.


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Or just leave the seat as a free standing seat. What could go wrong?

My dads friend did this in his old van in the 70's and gave his mother in law a lift somewhere once.

After doing a hill start, he quickly realised that she was in the back of the van with her legs in the air.


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Zardoz wrote:
Get a Roomster.


This gag deserved much more credit.


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Get a Roomster.


This gag deserved much more credit.

I literally only just got it.

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GazChap wrote:
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Get a Roomster.


This gag deserved much more credit.

I literally only just got it.

:facepalm:

What's to get, it's good practical advice.


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I reckon my car's taking the piss. Headlight went out on the way home. Easy fix though. Thanks Ford! Still got nasty memories of dismantling the front bumper of MrsPaz's old Polo to get at the bulbs.


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Finally something has gone wrong with the Puma!

I think the battery might be fucked. Only £50 for a new one, though!


WhatCar names the new Puma its car of the year.

Though it's hard to say what DNA it actually shares with Grim...'s Puma, beyond the name.


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Grim... wrote:
Finally something has gone wrong with the Puma!

I think the battery might be fucked. Only £50 for a new one, though!


WhatCar names the new Puma its car of the year.

Though it's hard to say what DNA it actually shares with Grim...'s Puma, beyond the name.

Hopefully not (lack of) space in the back.


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How can you have car of the year in Jan

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I guess because motoring journos have already driven the cars that will be available to buy.


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How can you have car of the year in Jan


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Grim... wrote:
Finally something has gone wrong with the Puma!

I think the battery might be fucked. Only £50 for a new one, though!


WhatCar names the new Puma its car of the year.

Though it's hard to say what DNA it actually shares with Grim...'s Puma, beyond the name.

It's a mini SUV, so literally nothing.

Except!

The Puma was a little version of the Cougar, and the new Puma SUV is a little version of the Kuga (pronounced "Koo-gar") SUV.

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Grim... wrote:
Kuga (pronounced "Koo-gar")


Nope

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Kuga (pronounced "Koo-gar")


Nope

Don't blame me.

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Ford are shit with name these days.

They should go back to naming cars after UK jazz pamphlets.

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Grim... wrote:
Cras wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Kuga (pronounced "Koo-gar")


Nope

Don't blame me.

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Brands appear to be trying to confuse the hell out of people, particularly VAG and their "poor man" brand SUVs.

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Kuga (pronounced "Koo-gar")


Nope

Is this like how wrong people think Ka is pronounced Car and not Ka?


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