jifflemon wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 am
Robou wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Well, it is you asked, but it very much looks like one of the rear springs is giving up.
At first glance it looks like the spring is missing a chunk, but on closer examination, it's actually the bolt from the Tie rod.
Yes, thankfully it's just the bolt in the pic.
Jay-Kay-Em wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Great updates and an inspiration to get back in the garage.
Thanks! As I said before, I bought a very good example of a 480 so rather than this being a great resurrection it's simply maintenance and some fixes here and there so I can't really take credit for it!
Managed to fix the passenger heated seat button at the weekend with Will's help. I'll attempt to take the seats apart one by one in an effort to replace the thermostat. The heated seats aren't exactly up to modern standards so whether I'll change the whole heated seat pad remains to be seen. Might be easier and with a more satisfying end result.
In other news:
My front right brake pads are rubbing the disc so suspect the pistons are not returning properly. I'm debating putting some Turbo brakes on the front rather than rebuild or source a new standard caliper. Probably a good idea after, when following me, Will commented, 'your brakes must be very hot the way you drive' - I've decided to take it as a compliment. Can anyone confirm that the rear brakes on a Turbo car are the same as the rears on a standard?
I'm also having an issue with my idle control value, at least I think this is the cause of the problem. Sometimes the idle bounces and it can make maneuvering around n tight spaces quite awkward, often leading to stalling. I've had it cleaned when the car was at a garage last year but I'm sure there is something more that can be done to mitigate it - any ideas? It's bloody annoying!
The exhaust has always rattled slightly at high RPMs but now rattles just at idle. Giving the tailpipe a gentle push with my foot stops the rattle so I assume it's hangar related - just need to get under the car to have a look which is easier said than done!
Also discovered that the front splitter has been repaired in the past, so something to consider getting properly repaired in the future, but it's very much at the lower end of the priority list.
So whilst the clean picture above tells one story, the reality is always slightly different! Not that any of the above is particularly serious of course.