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    Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  1. are the sway bar bushings the same between a 450 & 451? thanks.
  2. replaced the strut mount bushings, took it for a little spin around the neighbor and i still notice a bit of a clunk in the front end, i had my son rock the car side to side and bingo. sway bar bushings are shot. make another call to tomorrow and hopefully have them by friday.
  3. looking for the tach & clock pods for a 451. mine is a 2008 model. thanks.
  4. i was thinking roadster rims also. nice looking rims
  5. no, coolant leak is a problem all by itself. great to hear that the replacement actuator is working fine. how bad is the coolant leak? water pump replacement is... (how should i word it correctly)... not very fun. lol
  6. Replaced broken spring. (yes I should have done both) but supper easy to change. Ordered new strut mounts yesterday from, they just arrived. Going to change them tomorrow.
  7. i could be wrong (correct me if i am), but i didn't think the 450 cdi's (05/06) have a yaw sensor.
  8. what happened when it acted up? hard banging shift, stall, yellow triangle & mabey 3 bars? have you tried it with the replacement actuator yet? hopefully you got it pretty cheap off e-bay.
  9. Are your glow plugs even working? Any check engine light on? Car should fire pretty easy at +5.
  10. i am looking into what oil to use for my 451 gasser. i currently use Mobil 1 0W40 european blend in my 450 CDI. and when i google the correct oil for my 451, it also recommends Mobil 1 0W40. whats every ones thoughts? thanks.
  11. Has anyone ever tried to sand then repaint their plastic roof? Mine is flaking pretty bad and makes the car look like crap. I was thinking about trying to sand it then spray it with a rattle can. I guess I can't make it look much worse.
  12. just an FYI, and i am sure everyone already knows about this. i watched a few videos on people having a hard time removing the top nut to remove the strut to replace the front springs, because of the angle it seems really hard to get an impact gun on it. i just noticed that if you remove the plastic trim panel at the bottom of the windshield, there are access holes that will give almost a straight line access with an extension to the nuts.
  13. majority of things are back together now, started the car to make sure it still runs. luckily everything seems fine. just have to replace the cracked reluctor rings then throw the axles back in. just waiting on the new rear springs to arrive.
  14. new clutch arrived last night, now to start putting her back together. i said i was going to sell it, but i guess it wouldn't hurt to keep just one more. lol
  15. Great to hear. (nice to see there are still plenty of smarts zipping around the roads of Nova Scotia)