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    soil and all manner of nasty crud

    Just doing a bit of work on the car front sills and pulled off the wheel arch liner on my GT and found half a pound of soil and crud stacked up inside on both nearside & offside wheel arches
    its an...
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    Cheers Trek your spot on , took battery out the...

    Cheers Trek your spot on , took battery out the fob and the car still started, nice one Trek, now i understand how this works , took my time about it ,my brain has finally clicked.
    Greatly...
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    Just to add , that locksmith is saying that a key...

    Just to add , that locksmith is saying that a key fob with just a chip inside and no battery or circuit board will start the car , which it wont
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    the cost for chip only key ( without buttons )...

    the cost for chip only key ( without buttons ) 70
    the cost for key with buttons ( they wont let the customer supply a key , you must have their supplied keys ) 199

    ridiculous pricing
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    just rang a guy ( locksmith from a well known...

    just rang a guy ( locksmith from a well known company ) he said he can do a key without the buttons to unlock lock which holds only the transponder chip , so i can unlock lock the car and start the...
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    also which lexia is the best to buy , can you...

    also which lexia is the best to buy , can you point me in the right direction on ebay and how much should i expect to pay for lexia ?
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    what i mean by "will they copy the data from the...

    what i mean by "will they copy the data from the chip and circuit board" i mean the locksmiths
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    Thanks for reply Trek , i have only obd2 which...

    Thanks for reply Trek , i have only obd2 which says i can access VIN , Calibration id ,Calibration Verification numbers ,CVN,s
    So will they copy the data from the chip and the circuit board from my...
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    need second key programmed ( coded )

    Finally got around to sorting a second key for the c2 GT , got new circuit board , new virgin chip ,battery etc all plugged together and so it was off to get it coded to my main key , the cheapest i...
  10. Thread: Smoking on idle

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    thats a tricky one , i suppose you may only know...

    thats a tricky one , i suppose you may only know if the engine comes apart to investigate , could well be a ring has been damaged, but only way to truly find out is a look inside, that massive...
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    Yes highly likely it was work done on it and they...

    Yes highly likely it was work done on it and they never topped the box up, happy i caught it in time , half a litre just isnt enough , that gearbox would have eventually died a grinding horrible death
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    yet another update - been for 10 mile drive and...

    yet another update - been for 10 mile drive and no oil leaks from the gearbox , thinking now that over the cars 18 year life at some point work has been done and the havent refilled up the gearbox or...
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    anyone doing this job , i used an oil transfer...

    anyone doing this job , i used an oil transfer pump to fill up the gearbox with the oil ( looks like a giant syringe with a clear bendy pipe at the end to aid filling ) worked a treat , similar to...
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    informative article on oil evaporation through...

    informative article on oil evaporation through exposure to high enough temperatures so it looks like it is possible for oil to evaporate over time given enough heat
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    update - have finished doing the oil change on...

    update - have finished doing the oil change on the gearbox , there is 1 copper washer on the drain plug and 1 on the fill plug , trouble is only half a litre of oil came out of the gearbox which...
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    i assumed there would be a sealing washer like...

    i assumed there would be a sealing washer like there is on the engine oil drain plug to stop anything leaking
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    Cheers Trek , pump all sorted now , no warning...

    Cheers Trek , pump all sorted now , no warning lights or beeps and the brakes work just dandy
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    Nice one Trek , was hoping you would be around to...

    Nice one Trek , was hoping you would be around to give some input , happy days :cool:
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    mistake, that should read , are there any washers...

    mistake, that should read , are there any washers on the drain plug as with the engine oil drain plug ?
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    gearbox oil , plug washers ?

    doing the gearbox oil soon , are there any washers on the drain plug as with the transmission oil drain plug ?

    dont want to take the gearbox drain plug out if i dont have a new washer to put on
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    got it sussed there are 2 bolts under the air...

    got it sussed there are 2 bolts under the air filter trap and 1 bolt near the car horn on the other side at the bottom of the bracket
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    GT abs pump removal

    having trouble seeing how many bolts attach the abs unit to the car , i can see 2 bolts at the very top of the bracket are there any others ?
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    good you solved the problem , happy days

    good you solved the problem , happy days
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    great write up , well done fella :C2:

    great write up , well done fella :C2:
  25. been out to do this , i believe its a 2-3/4 rack...

    been out to do this , i believe its a 2-3/4 rack on the GT
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