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Old 16-02-2017, 08:25 AM
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From those photos, mine was the same; surface rust near where the frotn and rear wings join and there was some around the jacking points on mine as the hard plastic point must just rub it a bit. Nothing to be concerned about as the chassis rails are uber thick and the rust is surface (plus the sill "covers" themselves can be replaced and stonechipped/waxoyl'd on the inside).
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Old 16-02-2017, 09:15 AM
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I have some POR 15 on order so I'm hoping to treat the sills at the weekend. I'll post an update probably on Sunday
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Old 19-02-2017, 06:19 PM
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No pictures I'm afraid. I've spent the weekend trying to get the 4x pesky Allen heads out to drop the subframe. FML
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Old 19-02-2017, 09:44 PM
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I remember tackling these when I got the car as I had a "butt strut" I fitted for a short time, so the car was only 6yrs old at the that time; they were almost trying to round then but cam out ok and I just replaced them with 13mm bolts, so hopefully they will come out ok next time - no idea why they chose that bolt type, a torx would have been better or a proper hex head bolt!
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Old 20-02-2017, 04:19 PM
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No pictures I'm afraid. I've spent the weekend trying to get the 4x pesky Allen heads out to drop the subframe. FML

Well known for being a proper PITA ,


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Old 25-02-2017, 05:26 PM
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Well I finally managed to drop the subframe after being stuck by a single Allen head for a while:

20170225_155545 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

State of the bushes:

20170225_155609 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

20170225_155630 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

A large order has been placed for some new goodies for the car!

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Old 25-02-2017, 05:29 PM
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For those interested in the state of the sills :

20170129_133602 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

20170212_114800 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

20170212_120230 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

20170212_120234 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

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Old 26-02-2017, 11:29 AM
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Well at least you wont be needing a new outside temperature sensor!, are you going to replace the diff cover or just the bush?. Great to see someone taking real care of their coupe
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Old 26-02-2017, 11:40 AM
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Thanks Dave

I'm planning on just replacing the bush, but the cover will be cleaned up and painted
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Old 26-02-2017, 12:00 PM
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Nice work. How did you drop it down from the car? on jacks?

Assume you don't need to touch the brake lines as the calipers can just stay attached to the car?
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