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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by Markl17 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:44 am

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Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Bloody wormed its way under my skin hasn't it. Nightmare for my bank balance. I don't know what I'd do without the rotary (paranoia) in my life now.

I think if I'd bought a real lemon (no offence to the yellows out there) I'd ditch it, but the fact it's a 'rare' one makes me feel like I need to save it now, and that there's relatively little wrong with it compared to what my paranoia was creating, makes that easier to justify.

Like a stray dog, it's started out a bit scabby and unloved, but it's getting better...
It’s strange how the Rx8 can get under your skin but it gets worse you will find your self wanting a second one.from then on there is no hope you are lost to the dark side.
As for the rust I found surface rust in strangest of places ,so when your car Is repaired may be some rust treatment.
Well done for not taking the easy root.
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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by Honkytonk » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:42 pm

The fantastic Vj4sothername came over today and gave me a hand fixed my caliper for me. Top marks, top bloke. I'm out of my depth with the brake system but he was very patient and I'm now confident enough to do it myself in future.

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Problem lay in the bottom slide pin, which was throughly jammed in place due to a shagged rubber boot that let any grease out that previously existed. Turns out as well that someone has had a crack at replacing the slide pins previously, as there are two different types of pin on either side of the car.

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Good news is it hasn't been binding for too long as the pads are pretty bang on equal both sides of the caliper both sides of the car.

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My pistons have seen better days though...

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Both calipers have now been overhauled enough to get through MOT, and I'll be looking at replacing soon. Might as well do the brake lines while I'm there I suppose, so I'll be looking for some braided ones.

Yet another day where the club and the people in it have done me a massive service. Huge thanks to John for coming all this way and for everyone who's offered help.

The shed will return...

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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by warpc0il » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:52 pm

Use Ceratec rather than copper grease for brakes.

Copper grease is only for parts that aren't meant to move, like nuts and bolts, so you can get them apart later.
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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by Paul_13 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:53 pm

Cool.
Still want the calipers to refurb for the long term?

Are you desperate for them tomorrow?

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Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:59 pm

warpc0il wrote:Use Ceratec rather than copper grease for brakes.

Copper grease is only for parts that aren't meant to move, like nuts and bolts, so you can get them apart later.
Ceratec was used on the pads rubbing surfaces and EBC lube (that looked a lot like copper grease was in a small packet that came with my civics discs and pads) on the pins.

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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:04 pm


Honkytonk wrote: Image

Great to meet you and touch wood all will be well for the next MOT.

Thanks for getting the only angle you can't see a dent in mine Image
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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by shroom » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:05 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
warpc0il wrote:Use Ceratec rather than copper grease for brakes.

Copper grease is only for parts that aren't meant to move, like nuts and bolts, so you can get them apart later.
Ceratec was used on the pads rubbing surfaces and EBC lube (that looked a lot like copper grease was in a small packet that came with my civics discs and pads) on the pins.

Will keep this in mind for next time. Image
The top and bottom slide pins are different by design one will have a rubber bit on and one wont. Or do you mean that one side looked different to the other?

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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:08 pm


shroom wrote:The top and bottom slide pins are different by design one will have a rubber bit on and one wont. Or do you mean that one side looked different to the other?
Yeah we figured that out looking at the passenger side. The problem (bottom) pin didn't have the cut out for the rubber, but the rubber was in the bracket so was just solid in there. Someone at some point has used the wrong pin.
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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by shroom » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:10 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
shroom wrote:The top and bottom slide pins are different by design one will have a rubber bit on and one wont. Or do you mean that one side looked different to the other?
Yeah we figured that out looking at the passenger side. The problem (bottom) pin didn't have the cut out for the rubber, but the rubber was in the bracket so was just solid in there. Someone at some point has used the wrong pin.
Yeah I had a similar thing with mine I had to use a big set of pliers and took me ages to work the pin out of mine it was really seized up.

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Post by Vj4sothername » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:11 pm

shroom wrote:
Vj4sothername wrote:
shroom wrote:The top and bottom slide pins are different by design one will have a rubber bit on and one wont. Or do you mean that one side looked different to the other?
Yeah we figured that out looking at the passenger side. The problem (bottom) pin didn't have the cut out for the rubber, but the rubber was in the bracket so was just solid in there. Someone at some point has used the wrong pin.
Yeah I had a similar thing with mine I had to use a big set of pliers and took me ages to work the pin out of mine it was really seized up.

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Post by Honkytonk » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:41 am

Dropped car in for welding today and as I turned into the garage, a bloody CEL came on.

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I wonder if the car reads the forum and has now decided to be a problem child because I'm keeping it...
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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:22 am

Typical....
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Post by Honkytonk » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53 pm

Just been off the phone with the garage. Truth be told, I'm a little pissed off.

After dropping the car off with them this morning, I got a rather off voicemail message from them saying "Why isn't your van here yet, we've only got so much time to do the work today". I phoned them back to clear it up, and the lady at the other end apologised. :-k

After hearing nothing else from them all day, I decided to call and check up on how it was looking for pickup after work.

Same woman picks up ; "Oh I'm a little annoyed truth be told, it was apparently a small job but it's been up there all day. Best to check in again tomorrow, it's not going to be ready by 6pm tonight" :pale:

Feeling a little sick right now, but we'll see if they've completely ruined the car tomorrow I suppose, and how much they'll charge me for the privilege and if I have to write "PAYING UNDER PROTEST" on the invoice ](*,)
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Post by Scotty PZ » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:13 pm

Hopefully they are just being thorough pal.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:01 pm

Oh no hope it turns out alright Duncan! :( And that the bill isn't too hefty... They could of at least given you an update on why it was taking longer!

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Post by Honkytonk » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 pm

Still don't have the car back. Didn't have any contact from garage today and I didn't have a chance to call them.

Here's hoping I get some answers tomorrow.
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Post by Scotty PZ » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:08 pm

Honkytonk wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Still don't have the car back. Didn't have any contact from garage today and I didn't have a chance to call them.

Here's hoping I get some answers tomorrow.
Mmm... That could mean a hundred things. At least it's getting sorted, if you have any before and after pics it would interesting to see.
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Post by Honkytonk » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:45 am

Car is done, MOT'd and welded and all up together. I'm picking it up at lunchtime.

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Post by Vj4sothername » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:33 am

Yay!!
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Post by Paul_13 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:32 pm

Celebrating too early?

Might look like something out of robot wars when you get it back :)

Joking....

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Post by warpc0il » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:53 pm

Robot Wars or Scrapyard Challenge? ;)
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Post by Honkytonk » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:23 pm

Paul_13 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Celebrating too early?

Might look like something out of robot wars when you get it back :)

Joking....
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Robot Wars or Scrapyard Challenge? ;)
That was pretty much what I had in my mind when the paranoia set in...

They've done a good job from my initial "It's tipping it down, have a quick inspection before I pay", no scrapheap challenge treatment thank all the rotary gods.

Photos (got some painful ones from the mechanic) when it's not pouring down and I'm not running into a meeting. I'm just glad to have it back, MOT'd and on the road!
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Re: Honkytonk's Black P-Shed

Post by Paul_13 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:00 pm

Honkytonk wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Paul_13 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Celebrating too early?

Might look like something out of robot wars when you get it back :)

Joking....
warpc0il wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:53 pm
Robot Wars or Scrapyard Challenge? ;)
That was pretty much what I had in my mind when the paranoia set in...

They've done a good job from my initial "It's tipping it down, have a quick inspection before I pay", no scrapheap challenge treatment thank all the rotary gods.

Photos (got some painful ones from the mechanic) when it's not pouring down and I'm not running into a meeting. I'm just glad to have it back, MOT'd and on the road!
Post up the photos for a laugh
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