My updates @ College and whatever in-between.

104: Remove, replace suspension strut / Steering track rods

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The latest is I’ve done online test 172 and it was easy, revising modern injection and types of modern ignition systems seemed to pay off. This time it’s a distinction grade of 90% which kind of made sense having finished the exam in 10 minutes. Next exam is on chassis units and I know it’s bound to get harder from here on…

Also a few of the cars that were lurking outside have been scrapped so I hope we get some more new cars coming in soon ! The workshop has a few new tools such as torque wrenches and ratchet spanners. The PC in the office kind of area is finally operational with internetz and a printer for printingzz !

So 104 is the unit I am currently on and all the measurements can be a mass of confusion at first (they were for me) especially with all the degress and minutes and readings like 0°45’N – 0°45’P going on lol.

Getting to the point I stumbled across an excellent page for understanding pretty much everything you need to know in this area:

http://robrobinette.com/S2000Alignment.htm

 

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Thanks to Rob Robinette for creating this wealth of information and sharing it online. I wish I found this page before I started on steering and suspension but never mind. This site will work well for all of unit 104 with the need to do your toe in / toe out and camber work. You might also get set work on caster and king ping inclination if you college has the equipment. A word of advice is do this work on the most sound vehicle you got in the workshop, a dodgy car that has been apart too many times by god knows who is bound to give you insane results and a headache as you try to work out what’s wrong. I did KPI on the gold Clio in the workshop and the results was thrown off massively thanks to a loose gearbox mount !

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In other news it’s the suspension strut removal job which is pretty easy if you have done it all before. The focus was very straight forward so I had time to do some filming of the spring compressor equipment. This was interesting because you see the coil jolt into place where I mention it possibly being out of line yet everyone else carries on lol ! Don’t forget goggles and the locking chain working with suspension is flipping dangerous.

 

 

Got a lot going on right now had an English essay exam last week now I got another one next week ! F****** crazy but somehow my results have been okay but now I’m expected to read the whole Mice and Men book ! Also it seems we finally have a permanent maths teacher although now I got maths homework to do… dammit !

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