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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 23rd April 2009, 16:57
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SVA yesterday.

Everything going well - just a couple of silly things to secure, then I drive it round for emmisssions . . . ..

Thottle body sticks & it's either doing 900 rpm or 3000 rpm.

OK, onto brakes.

Front is fine, but when it comes to the back he feels the pedal is not right. Dead right it's not. It seems the crush / copper washers I was supplied are the wrong size & when put under a lot of pressure will let go.

End of test then? Yep & you can't drive it home!

Can I repair it? Yep, but not on our premises and you are not allowed to drive it off.

To be fair the tester was great. We pushed the car across the road, searched Marsh Barton Ind Est & found replacement washers. Took it back in & he said it was safe to drive.

Off we set home . . . . mate following takes a wrong turn, so I'm on my own. . . . . 50 miles later, I'm not on my own any longer. I have a friend in a white car, complete with yellow & blue stripe who wants a chat.

I guess it sounds quite funny when you say 'my mate was following me & he's got the paperwork'
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Old 23rd April 2009, 17:26
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Unlucky dude
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Old 23rd April 2009, 20:04
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Sorry to hear that

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Thottle body sticks & it's either doing 900 rpm or 3000 rpm.
are you using a k-series engine, if so the plastic thottle bodies often stick, I have ordered a metal one off ebay for mine only about 15


At least you have made the deadline so all retests will be SVA not IVA.
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Old 23rd April 2009, 20:11
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Sorry to hear, at least there not to much to fix.

I had a problem with my throttle sticking at various revs, I changed to the metal one, absoloutely fine now.
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Old 23rd April 2009, 20:38
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Unluck. But with very little to fix.

I got pulled by the police when I was going to the SVA. No plates etc. They know the SVA centre so just bored probably.

Started laughing when I replied it was Rover based after there question what is it made from. Smerked wiped when I mention in the next sentence it was a 200BHP 2.0 turbo while looking at there jam sandwich T5 Volvo laughing!
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Old 23rd April 2009, 22:36
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BiB were no problem really. They told me they were guessing what the car was and although I had no rear plate, they were going to let it go, until they saw I had no front one either.
Bit of a comedy moment when they were 100yds past me in the outside lane and they broke (quite hard) so I sailed past on the inside.

2 problems with the car that are a bit of a job. The brakes need all the washers replacing as I can't risk having another leak and the emmisions - there is a leak in the exhaust system, probably the manifold.
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