since u asked, here's an update.Now thats done. Polly What you doing to the car next.
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good call zed, they have a large array of partially threaded A2 and high tensile boltsstrange one ,,i found screw fix with both threaded and semi thread like the hub to shock bolts ,exact same bolt as the nissan
I don't have enough time off work or energy to wonder to the scrappys anymore. and even at the scrappys the cars are all wheel-less laying flat on the rubble so accessing the underside is tricky especially if muddy, the rusty bolts there are prob in no better condition than how mine are so would prob end up all day wasting time n effort on every rusty nissan looking for a usable and extractable bolt.okay dont lol. I just undo a couple when I am down there and see which ones will come off easily. twas a suggestion for net time. saves you the dollar. if not I got loads I could see if I could wangle sending on in an envelope for a laugh
blimey I'll leave that task to uYou'd need to cut them in half and get them under a microscope to look at the grain structure to see the difference... size, shape, alignment, and thats before getting into grain composition (different alloy phases, ratios of phases etc). I wrote an entire essay on a bolt once...
the main purpose of the nut & bolt is to apply alot of clamping force between the chassis brackets and the rubber mounts metal insert and it is the friction between them which secures it in place against any shear loading through the suspension.raised sleeve bit dont look long enough to go snug in the bush metal
Well be considering Adrian flux me think next time.todays topic is insurance which is due renewing on 19th and sky letter quotes £560 tpft. with 7yrs no claim, that's only afew quid of discount from last year :/
so I rang afew places.
first Hertz insurance, quoted £540 fully comp, £200 excess, includes breakdown, hire car etc.
gr8, said I'm gonna rang about and call em back if I accept, guy saying its a good deal and I sense em trying to make the customer buy immediately.
nah-na I ain't gonna fall for it, still gonna phone around.
he says if I call back before they close at 2pm they'll offer it at £525. ok noted.
next Adrian Flux, quotes £484 fully comp, £200 excess, breakdown, hire car, etc.
sweet, once again I'm gonna ring around cos skys letter says they'll refund the difference plus £20 of any other cheaper offers. but to try lure me in, the guy says this offer is only available whilst it's live on his system/server, yeah right, if I hang up n lose that offer I'll only have to phone up again and retry the quote, meh.
so took note of ref number and said I'll call back.
finally Sky, mentioned the fully comp offers from the other companies, after afew mins the best they can offer is £400 TPFT but they dont offer breakdown for the age of car
whilst it is the cheapest option, it didn't have what I was looking for.
decided to go for adrian fluxes offer cos:
- the cost was much better than what the Sky letter originally offered anyway,
- fully comp meaning I can drive moms car without paying extra insurance for being a named driver,
- windscreen, keys & stereo cover,
- euro breakdown cover! sigh of relief that if something breaks during any long road trip (eg if I was going to Nurburg) then I could least get it fixed or recovered back home
thanks alexYou really are one of the best home mechanics I think I've ever seen, the methodical way you do stuff is fab could do with some of your patience....