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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:07 am 
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The 308mm setup from the 9-5 can be persuaded to fit........

FinlayM used to offer all the extra bits, you would need at least the calipers and carriers.


I have a set of these to fit - I don't think Finlay wants to do them anymore so........ :wink:


The other option would be to fit the front hubs from a 9-5........ much more faff, but then the brakes would bolt straight on. Off the top of my head, custom brake lines, different CV joint bits, track rod ends and ball joints would be needed. Maybe some hub adapters for the rear so all the wheels would match up.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:49 pm 
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Car has sat unused and all alone in the garage for three months.
Jumped in today and turned the key.
Started first time! Amazing as battery was only showing 5.7volts.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:00 pm 
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Car Model: Two 97 9000 Aero's 2.3T.
Go to love T5. It batch fires all injectors and coils on starting until 1 cyl catches. So has the nack of starting when otherwise you think it might not be possible.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:46 pm 
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SRS light.

This is a new thing.

Appeared after starting up from three month hibernation.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:59 pm 
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You will need techII for that sadly.
Or take the bulb out.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:49 pm 
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Six years this week I have had this car!
Must give it a wash soon.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Another MOT.
Broken Abbott front spring. They were new about 5 years ago. Suppose that is not too unusual.
As a treat it got a wash.

Parked up on Brighton seafront the other day a young guy asked me if I wanted to sell. He was quite knowledgeable about Aeros.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:53 pm 
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mossypossy wrote:
Another MOT.
Broken Abbott front spring. They were new about 5 years ago. Suppose that is not too unusual.
As a treat it got a wash.

Parked up on Brighton seafront the other day a young guy asked me if I wanted to sell. He was quite knowledgeable about Aeros.



Prob wanted the engine for his Corsa......

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:27 pm 
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Broken Abbott front spring. They were new about 5 years ago. Suppose that is not too unusual.


It should be unusual. However, I recently heard of an Abbott rear ARB shearing after less than a year of use (it caused a scary near miss as it burst a tyre in the process). Perhaps their quality standards aren't too high these days?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:46 pm 
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When I put the spring in I used heavy gauge plastic tubing to try to protect it from rust.
The tubing helped keep the broken spring together.

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