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  • #9053
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    So chatting to Gary about my great bogan fixes when we came up with the idea of a thread. Mine is car related but doesn’t mean they all have to be.

    Had a rattling sound in the VZ on the drivers door like it wasn’t shut properly. Nothing I did fixed it until I noticed there was plastic on the door striker on the other doors but not on the drivers one. No worries will get a new one. $11 bucks a pop. No thanks. Bit of electrical tape. Cheap and nasty bogan fix but it works no more rattle.

    So what stories do you have of your own bogan fixes?

    #9055
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    LOL, I did the exact same thing on my old VN many many years ago.

    Here’s one to get you out of a pinch, a role of electrical tape and hose clamp.  Wind the electrical tape over the hole in radiator hose  and then put the hose clamp over the tape to hold it all together.  Obviously it only works on small holes and I wouldn’t recommend it as a long term fix but it’ll get you home or somewhere where you can do a proper repair.

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    Broken or lost clips that hold the rubber exhaust hangers on? Replace with appropriate size hose clamp to stop the hanger from sliding off the bar… :)

    Nothing ruins your Friday more than realising it's only Tuesday...

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    Years and years ago I Had a leak on a exhaust on a old shit heap ute I had to drive around for a few days

     

     

    Pissed me off real quick

     

     

    Got a coke can cut up and used as many hose clamps as possble to hold it on

     

     

    Fixed it good

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    Broken or lost clips that hold the rubber exhaust hangers on? Replace with appropriate size hose clamp to stop the hanger from sliding off the bar… :)

    That’s bloody gold!!!

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    Hi Gary

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    Hardly a “fix”, more of a “limp technique” I had a split top hose years ago, limped home by sliding a wet suit stubby cooler over the split and cable tied it in place

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    Regarding the vz door strikers:

     

    They look like some sort of tape from factory anyway, probably is electrical tape.

    Resin core heat shrink would do a great job too if you have some to shrink on there

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    It’s actually plastic. Just get’s really brittle after a while and falls off. Tape will work till I can cough up 50 bucks for new ones.

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    Broken or lost clips that hold the rubber exhaust hangers on? Replace with appropriate size hose clamp to stop the hanger from sliding off the bar… :)

     

    I just use zip ties.  I’ve also used zip ties as exhaust hangers when my system was out and throwing hangers left, right and centre.

    The other one is when the little button on your seat belt that holds the buckle from sliding to the floor goes missing… Few layers of duct tape where you want it to sit and she won’t go to the floor no more.

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    LOL, I did the exact same thing on my old VN many many years ago.

    My VN has started to make a rattle for what sounds like its coming from inside the door. So maybe its coming from the door latch…  :-(

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    Can’t hurt to try.  just don’t wind to much electrical tape on there or you will have difficulty closing the door properly.

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    Hi Gary

    Braddles!!, you made it to the party :)

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