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    Gap between wall and ground - pic

    Thank you both for your replies. (y) It seems to be the (solid) floors in this house that cause most of the problems but that crack did worry me. I had visions of the (endless) rain running into it and slowly washing away the foundations! This house is built into a hill and is an odd mixture...
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    Gap between wall and ground - pic

    I was about to add a bell cast bead to a wall on my early 60's quirky house. But there is a gap between the wall and the paving. I could just fill it with cement but it looks deliberate somehow so I don't want to add more problems to an already damp house. I can't tell if there ever was a...
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    Sharp R959SLMAA combination oven - Ghostly turntable

    Everything works perfectly - microwave, grill and oven but I found it quietly turning by itself this morning, door closed, stone cold. I think the light was on too. If you open the door it stops as normal then caries on turning when you close the door. The display works normally when you...
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    removing shrunk on gear

    The HT side normally is usually worse under load (although everything is possible) but you said So I took that to be popping back in the exhaust but is that the case? I presume you have changed the rotor arm? My old boss (c1972) used to have a fun but reliable test for those ;) Start with...
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    removing shrunk on gear

    I remember that inlet manifold hotspot collapsing burnerman mentions too! Bloody things! Make sure the distributor spindle isn't worn leading to side to side movement and varying points gap. If I remember correctly that also shows up on a strobe timing light check as the notch on the crank...
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    Ghostly door.

    Thanks for your reply. It does seem to be fractionally out of true but it really is a tiny amount. I discovered that if I leave the door open a little more fully it stays open. It obviously suits the ghost better that way! :eek:
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    Ghostly door.

    I'm hoping this is just a question for chippies and not underpinners (and certainly not undertakers!) I have a bedroom door that has started closing by itself. It doesn't do it in normal swing shut sort of way but a more subtle, turn your back and it's closed next time you go past sort of way...
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    BBA Reman

    T5 Transporter ABS pumps do fail (usually electrically). They usually get sent back as beyond repair if you try that route. People are asking big money on Ebay for rusty old ones that I wouldn't touch with a barge pole! You can buy the electrical (ECU) section separately but it's still £500...
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    Loose shower enclosure/Gorilla tape..

    It's a two panel corner shower and quite old (Year 2000 ish) Matki. The glass door was catching on closing and I discovered that although the aluminium upright side was screwed firmly to the wall the next part in was able to pull out a bit at the top distorting the frame enough to stop the...
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    Peugeot 207 Clicking

    + 2 And worth getting it checked for a worn/broken engine stabilizer bar too.
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    Honda jazz 2011 1.4 Service

    I did one of those 8 plug Jazzes about a year ago. I don't remember having to take the wiper motor off. Perhaps mine was a different model. It's quite common to have to take the inlet manifold off to change spark plugs these days though.
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    Whirlpool Fridge/Freezer dead?

    That's so true for me too. I'm at the heroic stage now! Or is euphoric? I know I'm only really tinkering at the margins but it does feel really good when you bring something back to life. I'm still on a high from fixing my completely dead combi oven a few months ago (sad or what!) We...
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    Whirlpool Fridge/Freezer dead?

    Haha! I'm now officially 2-1 up on the appliances! Fitted the new starter in a few minutes and the compressor started straight away. After a couple of hours the freezer was already at -17c. Thanks again. :cool:
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    Whirlpool Fridge/Freezer dead?

    That was a good idea. Mind you, if this does fix mine I'm not holding out much hope of this fridge making old bones. I liked the fact that the starter looks a bit burnt and the meter seemed to agree. I've even paid an outrageous £8.50 for next day delivery. :ROFLMAO: But pride comes before a...
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    Whirlpool Fridge/Freezer dead?

    Well I am beginning to feel more hopeful! I took the relay out and found a very slight burn mark on the outside. I checked resistance across the pins for the motor and there was no continuity whichever pair I tested. With me not knowing which were the correct start and run winding connectors...
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