Ouch! :-| ... by James.uk

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Just been to my local garage to get the pipe that was touching my FBH (Fuel burning heater.) exhaust tied out of the way.. First thing my mech did was tell me to drop my window and have a listen (sounds are greatly enhanced in his workshop) and I immediately noticed an ominous noise that shouldn't be there.. The dreaded sound of a crank pulley on it's way out! :roll: :(

So we (I always get plural when he fixes things for me ;) ) fixed the offending pipe, and have booked my car in on Friday for a new pulley, two new Pirelli front tyres, and a search for the missing "snow mode" :? :roll:

I better start saving up again eh.. :roll:

Posted 07 Dec 2010, 17:10 #1 

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Ouch.... these problems are sent to try us James.... Is it a dampener type pulley on our cars?

Is it Pirelli by choice?

How long did the last pair last?

Were they Pirelli also?

...and here's the tie breaker...

Is the tie touching anything hot? (joke)

Right, I'm off for a royal wee.......

Posted 07 Dec 2010, 18:11 #2 

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James should have a snow/sports switch if you wish to check first.
Will get her indoors to search it out if you require.

"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 07 Dec 2010, 18:35 #3 

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He's got the switch John and it selects "D" to the rear position and Sport in the forward position okay but won't bring up a snowflake when pressed.

Hope you're doing okay. :)

Posted 07 Dec 2010, 18:41 #4 

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Hiya Glynn.. :D

Pulley is, as you say, the one with the rubber damper incorporated.

Pirelli tyres = my mechanics recommendation.. :)

Cheapo odds on the front at the moment.. :(

On there when I bought the car, so don't know how long they have been there.. :confused:

Oh and yes! I tied the pipe onto my exhaust! :P :roll:

Cheers JDC.. I may need the switch, wont know till Friday though.. :em:

Posted 08 Dec 2010, 02:11 #5