My first Activa

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Re: My first Activa

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Well an overnight bath of penetrating fluid had no real effect and after much hammering and twisting there was no movement at all #-o

In desperation I removed the sphere which released a small amount of LHM+ fluid but nothing to suggest there was any pressure left in the system BUT shortly after I thought I saw the nut drop down to the unit, it had released itself with hardly any effort from a solid grip like some sort of gravity Ninja :shock:

So somewhere / somehow / something was affected which altered the struts attitude ... vacumn :?:
Skull's strut removed by some Ninja skills
Skull's strut removed by some Ninja skills
No corrosion on strut :?:

Cheers for the gaiter CitroJim
Skull's (CitroJim's) replacement gaiter fitted
Skull's (CitroJim's) replacement gaiter fitted
Skull's old gaiter
Skull's old gaiter
Just got the original fault to replace now and buy some more LHM+ and we should be back on the road .....
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Re: My first Activa

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Excellent! Pleased to see a bit of success Skull :D
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Re: My first Activa

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Skull's ACTIVA MOT
Skull's ACTIVA MOT
Well a PASS will have to do :-D

Cheers Jim for the parts and Thank You to the FCF 8-)
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Re: My first Activa

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Skull wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 12:03
Cheers Jim for the parts and Thank You to the FCF 8-)
Delighted to have been able to help and congratulations =D> Magic :D
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Re: My first Activa

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Rear spheres have gone solid during the lay-up and very jiggy ride which would be OK if I had a young lady sat in there :bouncy:

Spheres undone very easy compared to my old 2.1 TD (RIP) and squirted LHM from the sphere for quite a while .... I presume that's normal due to the smaller valves on the Activa spheres :?:
Skull's Activa rear spheres
Skull's Activa rear spheres
I'm going to try to re-pressurise these with the DIY kit I bought off thorter if the membranes are OK there will still be some pressure left in them ....
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Re: My first Activa

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Well that didn't go well :( suspicions confirmed membranes must have ruptured so I've ordered some new ones from GSF

AMTEX rear suspension spheres (60% discount makes them reasonable)
£66.62 = £26.65
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Re: My first Activa

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Let me know how you get on with those, I didnt trust them 😂
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Cento16v I've got my fingers crossed that they are the correct ones [-o< :wink: ....
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Re: My first Activa

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That's what I was sceptical about 😬
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Well Cento16v it appears GSF don't really know their sphere's or their ordering system is flawed, the ones they sent for my registration didn't look correct on the valve aperture and when I emailed them they confirmed they were incorrect and told me the code I needed which when I checked was for front spheres [-X

Ended up getting IFHS sphere's from AEPdirect.com which were correct and arrived next day - ride restored £75.60 total + Ltr of LHM+
Skull's IFHS Spheres XA 30 RY
Skull's IFHS Spheres XA 30 RY
Skull's Rear Cylinder
Skull's Rear Cylinder
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Re: My first Activa

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Have to say that AEP have been brilliant when i have ordered spheres from them, correct ones delivered and next day
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Re: My first Activa

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Skull's Activa 23rd Birthday today
Skull's Activa 23rd Birthday today
23 years today @ 76,905 popped to my local Carstle
Spoiler: show
Walworth Castle Hotel https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/be ... otel-83869
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Re: My first Activa

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Skull wrote:
03 Nov 2021, 11:14
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23 years today @ 76,905 popped to my local Carstle
Spoiler: show
Walworth Castle Hotel https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/be ... otel-83869
Didnt have to look the location up, been there before Skull back in 2014, on a very nice sunny afternoon, with a few classic cars on display, and a very nice hot roast pork Sandwich and Chips and a glass of ale.

Posted this on the Nice Places to stop off at thread!
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
06 Jul 2014, 10:32
Find a summer classic car show of any description preferably in a nice location, have a mooch around, bit of lunch, and ice cream and a beer.....

Randomly found the Durham Classic Car show at Walworth Castle near Darlington yesterday and.....great day out!

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Regards Neil
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Re: My first Activa

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Neil I knew you'd recognize the location, it's looking very tidy on the outside - hopefully get to hear if there's a car show there next year ....