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jasst

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not entirely sure whether in this instance these would of helped but worth knowing that you can get rivnuts which are extremely useful in these type of situations, got me out of a few jams, you can buy the fixing tool separately or as a kit and various thread sizes are available


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Yes, have been looking at rivnuts, may well be utilised on some other areas.
 

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Not had a chance to do much lately, but have just managed to grab an hour to repair the heat shield, the repair patches are riveted and stuck on with 'tiger seal' so don't think they will be moving. Might not look that sightly, but is functional on a part no one will see unless they are crawling around under the car.
 

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Not had a chance to do much lately, but have just managed to grab an hour to repair the heat shield, the repair patches are riveted and stuck on with 'tiger seal' so don't think they will be moving. Might not look that sightly, but is functional on a part no one will see unless they are crawling around under the car.
That looks a good repair to me, be invisible with a bit of road dirt / oxidation.
 

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Well, I've had a look at the F1 pump motor this afternoon, and my idea of replacing just the motor while in situ, is a total non starter, so that may get postponed, on a more positive note, the 2 front bolts that hold heat shields on that snapped off :( have been drilled out and will be replaced by Rivnuts when I've bought the kit, this is favourite at the moment https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-cht879-short-arm-hand-nut-riveter/ also replaced the centre section of stainless mesh with rivets and Tiger seal.
 

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Does the splitter need to be removed prior to removing the bumper?
Don't know if you have to, but I did hence the earlier post about broken fixings, one of the reasons for doing this work is so that if ever anything needs to be dismantled in future, it will come apart easily, as will all go back with stainless fixings, well greased.
 

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Well, I've had a look at the F1 pump motor this afternoon, and my idea of replacing just the motor while in situ, is a total non starter, so that may get postponed,
I thought you could get to it from the spare wheel liner? In fact I'm absolutely sure you can.

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I thought you could get to it from the spare wheel liner? In fact I'm absolutely sure you can.

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I thought you could get to it from the spare wheel liner? In fact I'm absolutely sure you can.

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Not a chance, its forward of the spare wheel well, and no way can I get my hands in there, removing the whole pump would be easier, but to just remove the motor will involve removing the pump as well and then splitting it, and as its working, won't bother.
 

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Not a chance, its forward of the spare wheel well, and no way can I get my hands in there, removing the whole pump would be easier, but to just remove the motor will involve removing the pump as well and then splitting it, and as its working, won't bother.
I an 100% sure it's been done on ML. Because it doesn't involve bleeding the F1 system. But I'm never going to be able to find the thread :(

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I an 100% sure it's been done on ML. Because it doesn't involve bleeding the F1 system. But I'm never going to be able to find the thread :(

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I hoped the same when I did mine, absolutely no room so did the complete pump/motor.
No issues with bleeding etc
Think it’s possible on certain Ferrari.
 

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Be really helpful if you did C ;)
Not the thread I was looking for, and a different approach....


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Not the thread I was looking for, and a different approach....


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Page 5 of the ML article has post #90 by our own lozcb. Describes the job as quite a bit more awkward that the author of article. It is a DIY job but for the determined and committed.
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Started attempting to change my F1 pump now seeing as nomorejags has made it sound relatively easy for the average astute guy who is prepared to have a go ,

Just to let you know im not exactly a novice , rebuilt my 4200 from salvage so i know a little of it workings, and all for saving a few quid (bucks) and enjoy tinkering with cars generally,

Easy it aint , he forgot to mention a few things which makes me wonder whether he actually did the complete repair or as i suspect played about with the already removed old pump. Start to finish extracting the old pump 28mins no way , to remove the the boot interior alone carefully would take that, which gives you access to the pump power connector , most important i would say other wise you have to cut the wires."