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Old 11-09-2016   #16
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Re: Glopsy

I finally managed to find a little time to fit the new aux belt, and it has indeed cured the rattle produced when you initially pull away at lowish revs, so another job ticked off the list

Next up will be an EGR clean or replace and possible MAF as it's dropped down on power when pulling out of junctions twice now when cold and she's producing a little bit more smoke than I'd like it too. I also think she used a bit more fuel than I expected on our jaunt up to North Yorkshire, which could all be related.

The only other thing that still niggles me is the OS plastic sill, which was cracked beyond repair when I bought her and remains taped up. I've not had any luck locally finding one, as the two Multi's in my nearest scrap yard have had their wheels taken off and ungraciously dumped on the ground

Apart from that she's doing a grand job, and as we speak is doing service as a car-boot wagon for my wife as she saw how big and flat the load area was the other day when I took the rear seats out for a clean
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Old 30-09-2016   #17
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Today was EGR valve day, so first up was off with the engine cover and undo the bolts holding the valve in situ.



Most of the bolts were really tight apart from the bottom two 6mm hex bolts which put up a monumental fight leaving plenty of my skin on the back of the engine even having taken off the flexi pipe to give me a little more room



Anyway, after a couple of hours and several cups of tea the new valve was on and time for a test drive.
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The new valve has made a noticeable difference to the pick up and Glopsy now accelerates a lot smoother than before and there is certainly less black smoke as well

Next job is to try harder at finding an O/S sill to replace my taped up one and maybe a tow bar
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Old 28-10-2016   #18
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Good evening all,

Just a little ( rather dull, sorry ! ) update on Glopsy.

This evening I finally replaced the micro switch in the spare remote key, and for the sake of a whole 1.29 delivered, I now have two working remotes

Very simple job, that just required 4 tiny blobs of solder and a steady-ish hand.

Things I still need, if anyone has them for sale are ;

A N/S wing mirror ( folding one for an 03 JTD Eleganza )

Front fitted mat ( the long one that goes across the whole front )

An O/S plastic sill cover.
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Old 21-11-2016   #19
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Quick update - Just back from a family outing to Colchester in Glopsy, who is running rather well at the moment, apart from the really low clutch pedal that causes a small graunch when putting into 1st and reverse.

My local Mr Clutch has quoted 418 to do the job , although that's without a DMF. I know, I know that whilst the box is out it would be sensible to change the flywheel , but financially things are really tight,especially with Christmas almost upon us and it's probably going to be yet another regret, but my options are limited. I'm also trying everything I can to convince my wife that Multiplers Multipla that's for sale would be a good project for her to use in the spring, once it's fixed up but again, life is getting in the way
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Old 22-11-2016   #20
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My DMF did not need replacing after 112,000 miles. It is really easy to see if it does or not. Like you I also thought changing it would be a wise thing but it turned out to be the biggest folly ever. The one I got (supposedly a new LUK) turned out to be a duffer meaning I had to strip the whole lot again and put the original one back. Take a look at my thread about transmission removal. I posted some videos there.
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Old 22-11-2016   #21
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Quote Originally Posted by glowplug View Post
My DMF did not need replacing after 112,000 miles. It is really easy to see if it does or not. Like you I also thought changing it would be a wise thing but it turned out to be the biggest folly ever. The one I got (supposedly a new LUK) turned out to be a duffer meaning I had to strip the whole lot again and put the original one back. Take a look at my thread about transmission removal. I posted some videos there.
Thanks for the reply Funnily enough I did re-read your transmission thread with a view of having a go at the job myself, but with work and a young family,spare time really isn't something I've got a lot of ( money even less so ! ) and I can see the job getting away from me, leaving us without the family car.

I'd also need to do it on the driveway, which with the weather we're having at the moment doesn't inspire my spannering
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Old 23-11-2016   #22
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TBH the low clutch pedal is more likely to mean that your system need bleeding. Again I did I thread on this some time back. If bleeding does resolve it albeit temporarily then either your slave or master cylinder are leaking. I still have a brand new master cylinder for sale if that is the case and just like the other stuff I sold you will let you have it at a good price.
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Thanks Glowplug, I may well get back to you after I bleed the brake and clutch system out to replace all the fluid, as I'm not sure how long the current stuff has been languishing in there

In other news, Glopsy has this week been on scooter moving duties, as my wifes 1962 Vespa VNB150 has been shipped off to where she works so that the guys in the workshop can have a go at pushing the project along.



As you can see it fitted in a treat once a couple of the seats were removed and is now tucked in a corner of the engineering workshop awaiting it's turn, although I'm in no rush as I took it to pieces over 5 years ago
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Good evening all,

Well, that time of year has come around once more and yesterday saw Glopsy heading off for her second MOT since being in my ownership. I've only covered 6 and a bit thousand miles since the last one and have kept on top of looking after her, but even so I drove up to the garage with everything crossed

And the result...............

EDIT - Just spent 30 flippin minutes trying to upload pic's on here to no avail !! What you should be seeing is a photo of my pass sheet with no advisories.
Not bad for a 14 year old, 500 Fiat

To celebrate this achievement I treated Glopsy to a new Fuel filter as it was something I hadn't managed to do since buying her last year and the guilt was getting too much for me


Next up, when the weather stays dry enough is to change the brake/clutch fluid and bleed both systems.
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Today saw me having what is a rare thing, some spare time, so I set about ticking off some jobs on Glopsy's to do list.

First up was a brake/clutch fluid change, as I have no idea how long the current stuff has been in there and the brakes were on the spongy side. No real issues but the old fluid was notably darker than the new stuff and using an eezibleed the job was fairly painless. I even had a go at bleeding the clutch via the nipple on the bulkhead, which resulted in a negligible difference to be fair.


Next up was a coolant change, with the addition of an in line thermostat ( put in top rad hose) which is an old Alfa Romeo JTD bodge due to the hassle and expense of changing the stuck open thermostat.


This has resulted in Glopsy now running at the correct 4 bars and chucking out an awful lot more heat into the cabin than she ever used to manage.

A good day

(I've tried again for an age to add pics, but this forum does appear to make this difficult !)
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Hopefully managed to get the pics to upload today. The thermostat I used was for a Renault Espace,costing less than 10 posted and was a snug fit inside the pipe.
Glopsy now comes up to temp much quicker and stays on 3 or 4 bars all day.

Next up is an oil/air/cabin filter change along with the oil
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Little update : Just had two new Goodyear Efficient grip tyres fitted to the front of Glopsy this morning as the old ones had worn on their inner edge. Tracking was also done in the hope that these tyres last a bit longer than the old ones !
Next job is another oil/filter change along with air and cabin ones for good measure.☺
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Glopsy has now done 95000 miles and to celebrate this milestone I treated her to an oil/filter change as well as new air and cabin filters. It was all going well until I reversed her of my ramps into the neighbours brick wall, breaking the n/s rear door handle 😭 If anyone has got one for sale,do let me know as well as any info on actually changing it.
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Only a door handle , that's a sturdy multi.

Thanks for your posts .
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