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Offline beko1987

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2015, 12:22:51 AM »
One of the big issues with this was the rusty wheel axle





Which did ruin things somewhat. Luckily, Q know who still has these in





Luckily, the ratings plate sticker peeled off and stuck back onto the new part perfectly



I got a DC04/07 wheel axle from the shed, and measured it against the DC03 one. there was 4/5mm in it, but once the wheels and glamour caps were on, you cant tell!



It also meant I could get rid of these scratches on the old LMC. Into the recycling bin it went!

I got some glass polish, and some gloves so I didnt put fingerprints all over it and buffed it up



Shiney



The glass polish was messy though, and there was sod all left so I got some G3 Paintwork renovator (filler heavy silicone polish) and thoroughly polished every bloody part, inside and out, it took an age but looked soooo good afterwards!













I may run the rotary over the cleanerhead this week, to increase the gloss and remove the fine swirl marks, but this morning, on my last day of paternity leave before going back to work tomorrow, I put it together





Forgot to include the LMC in the picture, not taking it all again though...

Cyclone first





release valve seal back in the housing



release valve back together





fitted back into the upper cyclone housing





Cyclone seal back in



Lower cone sealed up





Cyclone done





I realised this part came out whilst polishing it (which made it a damn sight easier to polish), so cyclone cup back in



cyclone seal back in



Bottom seal in



The spinal cord needs to go in first



Post filter holder in



The ends of the motor back on



Wired up



Mated up to the suction channel and fitted into the chassis



I glued the broken tab back on



and inserted into the chassis



Lower motor cover fitted



Cleaner head now, and the rear seal is inserted



Locking thing fitted



Removeable baseplate clamp fitted



Clear window seal fitted



Another treat from Mr. Cole, a brand new clear window!





Front bumper fitted



Cleanerhead fitted to the chassis



Clutch popped back in, with the broken tab glued into the housing so it stands half a chance of doing something



Clutch cover fitted



Time for the rear wheels



Baseplate seals in



The brushroll polished up nicely



Gingerly refitted



Second shiny new part to go on







Lovely!



The filter housing removal assembly goes back together now



Inner adjuster inserted into the top part



and fitted to the tool holder/top hat



Handle clipped in



Fitted and screwed in



The motor suction channel seal fits onto the end of the motor suction channel



Pre motor filter housing fitted



Changeover valve goes back together





I forgot a small seal, so took the top of the filter housing off to fit it



Back to the hose







Inspection window sealed up





Tools fitted



Switch and switch housing fitted



Looking like a DC03 again



Old wand refitted for now, and some after shots





Looking good! Tonight, I waxed it with some Banana Armor I found in the loft





Will get that buffed off tomorrow!
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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2015, 12:39:29 AM »
Omg you literally did a grand job! 8) Where's my sunglasses?It looks so new!
Dc03 clears always reminded me of aquariums for some weird reason, lovely though ;D
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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2015, 12:47:05 AM »
Its such a beautiful colour! Am seriously contemplating putting a shelf up somewhere and having it on display but it would be a pain to dust!

Just need a clear DC02 now,  got more chance of finding a solid sub 500 citroen xm 2.1td manual hatch though sadly...
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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2015, 12:52:58 AM »
I'll let you know if I find one ;)
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2015, 12:54:06 AM »
An xm? Yes please!
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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2015, 02:03:14 AM »
Ah that's better, its a definitely a clear one now!, Nothing beats a bit of elbow grease good work!

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2015, 11:15:55 AM »
I wish mine looked like that!  :snivel:

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2015, 12:12:49 PM »
Lol
DC02 Clear 😜
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2015, 12:16:06 PM »
Has anyone ever had a dc02 clear? Or are they a mythical beast?
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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2015, 12:25:45 PM »
We had a really battered one ages ago that was only fit to break.

They have a slightly different motor to a standard DC02. Same as the one in the Recyclone.

They do exist, you posted this photo a couple of years back elsewhere.  ;D


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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2015, 12:34:20 PM »
I think my mate in Warrington has one along with a recyclone 😃
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2015, 12:36:26 PM »
Oh and I remember that someone on Dyson's Facebook page mentioned that they found a brand new DC02 recyclone in their loft or something and they wanted to know the value of it. This was years ago
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2015, 01:48:54 PM »
Id love to have a find like that! Knowing the value is possibly quite tricky though,  I mean they cost x when new,  and to some people would just be a hoover,  to others they could be worth megacoin to a limited market! Sometimes thats where ebay cam be handy,  and things find their own value
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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2015, 01:56:19 PM »
Totally! Like when newoldcleaners listed a dc07 brand new and it only had 1 bid :S
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: DC03 Clear - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2015, 02:16:15 PM »
That's only because people had started to realise that boxed old cleaners stored in a damp, leaky cowshed aint always the bargain they look from the outside of a closed box!
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