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Thread: So what's the easiest fix you've done on a QP V?

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    Sticking a fibre furniture leg pad onto the end of the boot spring to make it pop up properly and prevent boot lid re-grab. Both the easiest fix and the absolute limit of my mechanical skills.
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    Fixing the failing nut (splitting due to dissimilar metal corrosion) on the oil sump to engine pipe. In practice, it's an engine out and replace the whole pipe job and £800+ to the charity of your favourite indie. Maverick created a 'split nut' solution that means all you have to do is, drain the oil, remove the nut off the oil sump, remove the nut off the pipe, remove the corrosion, fit the split nut (using loctite and other sealing compounds), screw onto sump refill with fresh oil. Maybe one hour of your time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlifecrisis View Post
    Maverick created a 'split nut' solution

    Which sounds amazingly ingenious, but not easy; at least not by my challenged standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midlifecrisis View Post
    Fixing the failing nut (splitting due to dissimilar metal corrosion) on the oil sump to engine pipe. In practice, it's an engine out and replace the whole pipe job and £800+ to the charity of your favourite indie. Maverick created a 'split nut' solution that means all you have to do is, drain the oil, remove the nut off the oil sump, remove the nut off the pipe, remove the corrosion, fit the split nut (using loctite and other sealing compounds), screw onto sump refill with fresh oil. Maybe one hour of your time...
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    Tis a thing of beauty, on a par with my 'Bolt P0rn' photograph back 2012-ish...
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    Not a fix on a QP but I once had a girlfriend who said that I needed to get rid of the Alfa 147 I had at the time.

    That problem was fixed. I got rid of the girlfriend!

    Win win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMas View Post
    Sticking a fibre furniture leg pad onto the end of the boot spring to make it pop up properly and prevent boot lid re-grab. Both the easiest fix and the absolute limit of my mechanical skills.
    Aha - I spy the second item on my list of things to resolve, marvelous. I know I've got some of these things around somewhere - even cheaper then :-)
    Cheers
    Ian.

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