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Checked / topped up fluid levels post our Holland trip, attempted to fix the hatch pull down handle that broke.

Also, connected it to its' CTEK as it's not been used for almost 2 weeks & the battery monitor was flashing red.
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Bought a bike rack to go on the tow bar for my holidays not gonna let a standard one touch the paintwork!
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Bought a bike rack to go on the tow bar for my holidays not gonna let a standard one touch the paintwork!
A towbar..!!!
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Disclaimer: I didn't fit them myself. Duncan Slade did them for me in his workshop in about 40 minutes flat!
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Lovely Gt. Why is the front so jacked up though...

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It the way its parked... Bit of a slop down into the garage. It looks fine on the flat..
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Ok, I haven't done it yet, but rear wiper started to work really slow (for first two-three times). judging by this forum I probably need to remove a gear assembly and clean and grease the spindle. Need to force myself into doing it on the weekend
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i fitted a bmc panel filter, that was fun
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i forgot, i also ordered a bottom engine cover tray with fittings, mine was missing.
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Top hose replacement

Just changed top hose. Bit of a pig as lower fixing was facing away from me and not much room for tools ,few cuts and grazes but now it's sorted. No more whooshing noises , think ill miss them . Big thanks to Mark at mototech for getting me the hose so quickly 😃
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Just changed top hose. Bit of a pig as lower fixing was facing away from me and not much room for tools ,few cuts and grazes but now it's sorted. No more whooshing noises , think ill miss them . Big thanks to Mark at mototech for getting me the hose so quickly 😃
Peter did you not consider going for an uprated silicone hose? Well worth it in the long run.

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I've fitted a samco sport silicone hose , the pic you see is of the old hose with my dodgy repair I'll put pic on of the new one in morn but thanks for your tip. Always someone offering help and advice
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I've fitted a samco sport silicone hose , the pic you see is of the old hose with my dodgy repair I'll put pic on of the new one in morn but thanks for your tip. Always someone offering help and advice
Ahh should never have doubted you Peter..

The samco's are definitely on my to do list with my remap on the agenda.

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Cursed, swore and threatened torturous mutilation on the muppet who designed the air filter arrangement on the GT JTD...! What a faff - the old filter was totally filthy, been there a long time, not surprising it gets neglected when it's such a pain to change. Realising that the new filter supplied was nothing like the original and meant I couldn't wrap the job up compounded the irritation - which was later eased by a couple of glasses of fine ale!

Oil and filter change, new pollen filters and new diesel filter did get done - but the car will sit idle for a couple of days until I can get over to change the wrong air filter for the right one! So looking forward to locking horns with fitting that goddam air filter again - deep joy...!
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Cursed, swore and threatened torturous mutilation on the muppet who designed the air filter arrangement on the GT JTD...! What a faff - the old filter was totally filthy, been there a long time, not surprising it gets neglected when it's such a pain to change. Realising that the new filter supplied was nothing like the original and meant I couldn't wrap the job up compounded the irritation - which was later eased by a couple of glasses of fine ale!

Oil and filter change, new pollen filters and new diesel filter did get done - but the car will sit idle for a couple of days until I can get over to change the wrong air filter for the right one! So looking forward to locking horns with fitting that goddam air filter again - deep joy...!
The air filter is a huge pain, along with most other filters on the GT. Tip for the air filter, sounds scary but bend the metal at the bottom down to allow the rubber bushes to pop out, then when you undo you get a bit more space, when the new one is fitted bend the metal back up.
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After a 300+ mile trip to get my new (to me) 156 home, now racked it upto 500 driving to work, a week playing on the road of Cumbria awaits!
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The air filter is a huge pain, along with most other filters on the GT. Tip for the air filter, sounds scary but bend the metal at the bottom down to allow the rubber bushes to pop out, then when you undo you get a bit more space, when the new one is fitted bend the metal back up.
I bent mine and it did help, I've fitted a BMC panel filter so I wont need to worry for another 20k
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I've done the front and rear toe on albert today (unlimited use of a geometry machine at work) and discovered the previous owner has spent a fortune on eibach/bilstein suspension and poly bushes..result ;-)
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I've done the front and rear toe on albert today (unlimited use of a geometry machine at work) and discovered the previous owner has spent a fortune on eibach/bilstein suspension and poly bushes..result ;-)
Now that is a nice surprise.
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