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    This probably happened if you put the longer bolt...

    This probably happened if you put the longer bolt in the wrong hole.
    1 of the bolts is a few mm longer than the other 2, 60nm is the torque setting and enough to do this to it.

    Is it safe?...
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    If only I lived near Wolverhampton

    If only I lived near Wolverhampton
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    Because they hope that you are so desperate to...

    Because they hope that you are so desperate to buy that particular model, or why else would you be test driving it, that you will be blind to those little niggles.
    Seems like they can't spot a...
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    Not my area of expertise. Try the smack...

    Not my area of expertise.
    Try the smack technique I know that can work on a stick motor.
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    If you've got the tray off try taking the starter...

    If you've got the tray off try taking the starter out and cleaning up the gear that engages the flywheel, think there is only 1 bolt holding it on.
    Also check the solenoid is operating and the gear...
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    Well you learn something new every day.

    Well you learn something new every day.
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    Pictures will really help identify the problem. ...

    Pictures will really help identify the problem.

    Are you really missing the square floor section in the foreground? https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/148803/practicality
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    I think that the lid has been dropped into it's...

    I think that the lid has been dropped into it's lower position.
    Try lifting the floor of the "hole" and it should come up and slot into position to form a flat base to the boot.
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    any idea on the cause? Is it possibly seagulls...

    any idea on the cause?

    Is it possibly seagulls pecking it?
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    Only one way like Craig says - clips on the skirt...

    Only one way like Craig says - clips on the skirt first - same with the FN2 BTW.
  11. I'm with Craig Check this out, it is what you...

    I'm with Craig
    Check this out, it is what you can achieve. It started out much like yours and ended up as one of the best out there, believe me I've seen it:
    ...
  12. Yes you've fallen into the usual trap with...

    Yes you've fallen into the usual trap with private sales.
    If you don't ask then they won't tell

    Traders are obliged to tell or get a sh*t storm descend on them from Consumer Protection Regs. ...
  13. Very difficult to deal with this in a private...

    Very difficult to deal with this in a private sale, you have far less protection than a trade sale would have given you, in fact almost none.

    You would have to prove that the seller deliberately...
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    Sorted. I'd use old towels to mop up or a wetvac...

    Sorted.
    I'd use old towels to mop up or a wetvac if you can lay your hands on one.
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    I suspect you are right that whatever got spilt...

    I suspect you are right that whatever got spilt was pink.
    It's a CW so can't be residue from paint cutting and with no rear wiper it's not a washer bottle leak.
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    Dry it out thoroughly and wait for the next rain...

    Dry it out thoroughly and wait for the next rain or soak the car with a hose.
    Then see whether it is wet again.
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    Try taking all the windscreen scuttle off and...

    Try taking all the windscreen scuttle off and cleaning it up.
    Check the condition of the foam that goes between it and the screen, maybe put some new stuff on.
    then like nobby says, stopping...
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    Then take them off clean it all up and put a...

    Then take them off clean it all up and put a smear of your own grease in there.
    That way will eliminate that from the issue
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    Did you clean the hub thoroughly before fitting...

    Did you clean the hub thoroughly before fitting the new discs?

    Sometimes corrosion, dirt etc can sit between hub & disc so they do not align perfectly and behave like a warped disc.

    The usual...
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    Have you cleaned out the channel at each side of...

    Have you cleaned out the channel at each side of the screen where the water drains off the screen and runs down inside the wing and out to floor?

    Sometimes these get full of crud and the water...
  21. Used kit from 3M, works well. Masking tape...

    Used kit from 3M, works well.

    Masking tape supplied is plenty and strong enough, just be careful at the edges.
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    Fair enough.

    Fair enough.
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    Don't you mean I selected 1st? Close gate so...

    Don't you mean I selected 1st?

    Close gate so quite possible in the heat of battle.
  24. Thread: Gear gaiter

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    Doesn't come as a separate part. The Honda...

    Doesn't come as a separate part.

    The Honda gaiter comes as a complete unit with all the plastic bits fitted.

    You might be able to get a cheap unit from a breaker and recover those bits. The...
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    Yes the Honda price is 248!!!!! The same...

    Yes the Honda price is 248!!!!!

    The same shock from Sachs who make them for Honda is 150 something from ECP and about 75 from Autodoc.
    Rip off Britain?

    I only use that website to get part...
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