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How many miles has that done? Pity they did not make the ball joint replaceable on its own.
At that low mileage (for a Honda), was it the rubber cover that had failed letting muck get in - case of mileage not bad, but car is presumably something like 20 years old, so rubbers will be getting tired. I'll keep an eye on mine.
 

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Had to replace the rubber 2 years ago.
The damage had probably already been done then.
New arms arrived today
Also got a nice rattle gun as an early Xmas prezzie


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Changed the other side this afternoon.
Didn't need doing,but as I bought both sides it seemed silly not to.
Hmmmm bought as a pair.This 1 is from a different manufacturer and it would appear the joint is replaceable


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welded the rear sills on both sides today.
Ordered a pair of replacement rear calipers as the passenger side is showing signs of weeping from the handbrake.


Just need to measure the fuel delivery and return pipes and order plastic replacements,vroom vroom.
 

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fake red lead paint applied to the welded sills this afternoon.
Yes, the term "Red Lead" when used on paint now only refers to the colour and not the chemical composition. For corrosion resistant paint, I'm a big fan of zinc phosphate paints, but the best one only comes in 2.5 litre cans, which is a bit more than I usually need.
 

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Thinking about it, any reference to red, lead or oxide in describing a paint just gets confusing now. A really good paint is going identify itself as a zinc phosphate primer, could be any colour.

They always put that nice shiny plating on calipers, but it never seems to take very long for it to disappear! Good luck with the weather.
 

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Other bits arrived today.
Pipe to replace ageing fuel line and copper washers for the new calipers
Fun packed weekend ahead if it doesn't rain
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Hi i was at work shop we changed rear abs sensor but the error still continues may be its the abs ring ??? which makes issues?
 

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My 2 600's have just passed their MOTs. No advisories on the 623. Weeping oil advisory on the t series - to be expected I guess! No advisories on either for handbrake action this year - fairly random whether this appears each time :). Nice to have them for another year - especially as the tin worm has killed my 2004 Lexus this time round....
 

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Mot today.
Passed with advisories.
Both rear coil springs corroded
Its 21 years old.
Exhaust has minor leak.
Slight noise on offside wheel bearing.
Have the bearing just couldn't work out which 1 needed doing. When its jacked up there's no noise or play on either front bearing.
GEF lives for another year

Vroom vroom.

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Well, R600's passing MoT's is all very good. Quite rare on the road these days - cannot remember the last time I saw one (other than mine!).
 

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Changed the offending arm this morning.
Easy enough to do


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Hi Coalman, where did you get the assemblies from ? Rimmers have them, but £190 for both sides, which I need as the rubber cover on both sides has "perished".

Do you need any tools to separate the ball joint, or "standard" set of spanners/sockets sufficient ?
 

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Got both sides off eBay for £55.
Easy to change with socket,ratchet and hammer to split the old ball joint.
Although I used the pitman puller on the joint.


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