Mine holds perfect on 4 -5 clicks now. Mines always been as you described but changing the plastic cable guides made a huge difference to mine and its better than its ever been by a mile now.Congrats, marks. I always grumble about the h/brake on mine really needing that 7th click or it'll roll back on the slightest slope, but I know you adjust yours more satisfactorily than mine gets (good for a week or so, then back to gorilla grunt) so he probably pulled it up like a tissue out of the handbag.
Also, these "because I couldn't see it" advisories are getting more and more commonplace. IMO, if there's some plastic shield or crud preventing a full look, it ought to be imparted verbally rather than an annoying record on the .gov website for some potential buyer to wet themselves over.
done my bearings about 2 years ago now, nearly broke me hand/wrist knocking one of them out, walked to a garage to get that one changedGave my car a good once over and found a noisey rear bearing so changed that. I do love my 20 ton press. Took me less than 20 minutes to remove, swap and rebuild it. The old bearing even came out in 1 piece. Nice and quiet again.
Goes to show the quality of bearings nowadays. Drivers side rear is the original and has covered 260,000 mile and is still pretty quiet but will need changing in the near future. Passenger rear is on its 3rd bearing in last 150k.
Checked all the fluid and topped up as required. It is due an oil service but the parts place wasnt open so job for next week when im working nights( do it in my brew time using forklift to raise the car and put it on stands). All tyres checked and inflated to the correct pressures.
I need to pick some sealant up for my radio antenna. I only had grey sealant. Noticed half of the seal is missing and bit of damp boot, nothing massive when i looked under the carpet but slighty damp smell to it. Easy fix.
Timing chains just starting to tap on idle slightly but with over 200,000 mile on this chain i cant moan. Ive got a brand new kit sat there but how much longer can this car actually last. 260,000 mile on the original engine im wondering if its worth doing or not.
I agree. This wasnt a cheap bearing so id have not expected that to happen. At least its fixed.I have had the rear bearings crack like that before.
Some parts being supplied these days are very low quality and just don't last. It's a wonder they are aloud to sell them as most I would describe as not fit for purpose.
I think ive had 4 punctures in 5 years (180,000 mile) and 3 have been in the last 5,000 mile. Im a puncture magnet at the minute 😅Ugh. I've never suffered that on my Malaga runs and I carry a full set of spares most times but sooner or later it's bound to happen. Hopefully, not this upcoming run.