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I'm on my fourth. First was a 2.1 vsx hatch series 2. Second was a 2.5 vsx estate series 2. Third was a 2.0 Tct Exclusive hatch series 2 with lpg. I've still got my 2.1 SED hatch series 1. She's been off the road a while but will put her back on next spring.
Yep! Lovely car, if it was a diesel I would have kept it
Citroen XM by any chance?
Which Vacuum Cleaner Is for Me? / Re: Which Dyson?
« Last post by beko1987 on October 18, 2018, 09:19:40 PM »
The DC02 in white is quite rare, but it would have to be in mint condition with all it's tools to be worth proper money. Otherwise still don't bin it, as spares are non-existant for it! DC02's are funny in that their pretty unloved, but are quite good when their working properly. They just have first gen cyclone technology which doesn't work terribly well. That's why vax/hoover cyclones aren't too fab as all the patents expired on the DC02 and every man and his dog copied it badly. Seems the newer dyson tech is more robustly protected hence it's not filtered down yet.
Introductions / Re: Hello! Hoover Constellations
« Last post by beko1987 on October 18, 2018, 09:16:29 PM »
That is genius, yes, I'll see if I can give that a try one day! I don't have too much issue with fully 'sealed' bearings, usually their either rusty scrap or 'not too bad', the most recent ones I had issue with were on an Electrolux Twin Turbo, and tbh I couldnt get the puller in to get them off anyway so the above method wouldn't have worked.

Currently in the middle of a 1996 Henry refurb, it's bearings aren't the best, but new ones are ruddy expensive (629d's). They got a 2 day soak in Autosmart Tardis (wasn't buying 4 worth of unleaded for 2 bearings...) then new grease and their better, should perk up when I fire the machine up after repairing a broken coil wire, but it'll never be perfect.Just good enough
Ah, then motor it is!

It is possible to drip some oil onto the bearings and hope that cures it:

The top bearing is easy as that's at the top of the motor, simply stand the motor on the fancase and stick a good few drips of 3-in-1 oil on and let it soak in.

The fancase bearing isn't as easy, and involves removing the fancase, undoing the fan nut, removing the nut, washer, fan, washer and spacer ring, then unscrewing the fancase back cover, then you can get at the fancase bearing in the same way. Or see if Mvacs have a good, used motor, TBH a brand new motor probably doesn't cost 140....

You also need to feel confident to get the motor out and stripped apart exactly as I did above, as you'll need it at that state to get to the bearings. I don't recommend splitting the motor fully and replacing the bearings as their cheap motors, with mainly press-fitted components and you'd need a bearing puller and bearings, and a way to tap the new bearings on which is always a pain!
Yep noise is still there after they're both out. Dyson quoted me 140 to fix it as plaster dust isn't allowed. New motor then or is it possible to re-lubricate the current motor?
The easiest way to check is to remove the post motor filter and cyclone and turn it on, has the noise gone?

The noise is usually caused by the rubber seals not being quite as sealing as they should be, so the air escapes! Removing the suction will soon tell you if it's the motor or not
Hi all - I am after some help on replacing the inner door handle on my Dyson washing machine. I can disassemble it, remove the latch pin and actually replace the inner handle (which I got from Manchester Vacs - Thank You!) but then the outer door cover won't go on as there is insufficient clearance between the new handle and the cover. Does anyone have any knowledge on how to solve this riddle, please? - old instructions, diagrams ???
Hi, great Stripdown.

My Dyson DC40 suffering the same problem with plaster dust (Thanks builder!). All the way through the entire system and now on the motor by the sound of it as its making a loud squealing when on, still sucks but just much noisier all of a sudden. Would taking it apart and cleaning it out get rid of the noise, or am I gonna need to put a new motor in do you think? Apparently it has dried out bearings in the motor.

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