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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #60 on: 02, May, 2009 - 14:20:43 »
HOW THE HELL DO YOU CLEAN A C5?
I have used -
-Cif Kitchen Cleaner
-Cif Plastics restorer
-Professional PVC Cleaner
-Flash

I've done it about 6 times today with all of these, and the thing wont get ANY CLEANER. Warren - How is you C5 so clean? What did you use on it?
PLEASE HELP 
Mark
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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #61 on: 02, May, 2009 - 14:51:31 »
lol Mark, I had the very same problem.

I found it best to clean it with a cheap creme cleaner its called 'cream cleaner' .

I also had limited sucsess with BBQ cleaner for oil stains.

I also used fine scotchbrite - the green pan squares with foam on the back.

Scrub like crazy and do it about 4 or 5 times - the results are well worth it.

Ian...

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #62 on: 02, May, 2009 - 15:13:47 »
lol Mark, I had the very same problem.

I found it best to clean it with a cheap creme cleaner its called 'cream cleaner' .

I also had limited sucsess with BBQ cleaner for oil stains.

I also used fine scotchbrite - the green pan squares with foam on the back.

Scrub like crazy and do it about 4 or 5 times - the results are well worth it.

Ian...

Hiya....
Where did you get Cream Cleaner?
Mark

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #63 on: 02, May, 2009 - 16:30:43 »
Hi Mark,

I had to ask the wife - lol

Its Aldi PowerForce creme cleaner.

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #64 on: 02, May, 2009 - 18:28:42 »
Hi Mark,

I had to ask the wife - lol

Its Aldi PowerForce creme cleaner.

Nice.  ;D After the 10th scrub with power PVC window cleaner and then a wash down with Cif Kitchen Spray, the C5 looks clean in the sun. But in the dark you can see muck in the grain, but I'm going to leave that. Thanks Umpa.
The motor works, I've hooked it up to the battery, but it meant to sound like it is about to explode? It has a a bit of tape round the gearbox, so I am just hoping you were wrong about the 24V, because I don't want the gearbox shredded. Also, he said it CAN do 30MPH, but he hasn't got it to do that.
So, I'll hammerite it down, and then leave it to dry :). Oh, and got to bury a fish. Nemo died yesterday  :(
Mark

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #65 on: 02, May, 2009 - 18:45:41 »
Hi Mark,

If it can go 30mph even if it never has, its had a 24v conversion at some stage.  This means you should strip the gearbox and take a good look for wear or damage.  The motor should make a wizz sound - it its grinding it indicates a problem.

As for the body work, it takes ages and you may never get it 100%

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« Reply #66 on: 02, May, 2009 - 18:47:40 »
Hi Mark,

If it can go 30mph even if it never has, its had a 24v conversion at some stage.  This means you should strip the gearbox and take a good look for wear or damage.  The motor should make a wizz sound - it its grinding it indicates a problem.

As for the body work, it takes ages and you may never get it 100%

It looks like thats what I'll have to do. Merde.

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #67 on: 02, May, 2009 - 19:51:18 »
My wife lived in France for a few years and speaks it very well - lol

sorry m8 but yes thats a good word for it.  Might not be gloom and doom tho could just need greasing.

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« Reply #68 on: 02, May, 2009 - 20:06:47 »
My wife lived in France for a few years and speaks it very well - lol

sorry m8 but yes thats a good word for it.  Might not be gloom and doom tho could just need greasing.

I hope so. Its in pieces (much like its owner). How do you get the gearbox and the motor apart. Ive followed C5 Martins guide but cant separate the box and the motor.

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« Reply #69 on: 02, May, 2009 - 20:33:20 »
will you post a pic of what you got ?

then I can tell you better, I did mine and needed a few extra bits but I did get is sussed.

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« Reply #70 on: 06, May, 2009 - 06:41:02 »
Sorry i have only just seen your question about the powder coating, i bought some sand from the local car body repair shop and borrowed a sand plast gun, then i spent three hours sand plasting the frame and took it to a guy who powder coated it for me.

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« Reply #71 on: 06, May, 2009 - 07:37:39 »
Sorry i have only just seen your question about the powder coating, i bought some sand from the local car body repair shop and borrowed a sand plast gun, then i spent three hours sand plasting the frame and took it to a guy who powder coated it for me.

Retro Andy.
Oh, thanks Andy! The hammerite went on on sunny Mondya  :P, so I'm just waiting for the wire loom gubinns to arrive.
So will update you all to that!

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #72 on: 06, May, 2009 - 12:24:34 »

I hope so. Its in pieces (much like its owner). How do you get the gearbox and the motor apart. Ive followed C5 Martins guide but cant separate the box and the motor.

Sorry mate, must have missed this one.

If you still need the help ;
Using either matchsticks or ends of cable ties (or whatever works for you) inserted into the small groove at the end of each finger ,you need to raise the "fingers" that grip the gearbox. By keeping all the fingers raised with the matchstickes/cable ties etc, the gearbox should then slide out.

To dismantle the motor and remove the fingers you need to undo the two bolts.
« Last Edit: 06, May, 2009 - 12:26:21 by Karl (C5Alive) »

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #73 on: 07, May, 2009 - 16:49:14 »

I hope so. Its in pieces (much like its owner). How do you get the gearbox and the motor apart. Ive followed C5 Martins guide but cant separate the box and the motor.

Sorry mate, must have missed this one.

If you still need the help ;
Using either matchsticks or ends of cable ties (or whatever works for you) inserted into the small groove at the end of each finger ,you need to raise the "fingers" that grip the gearbox. By keeping all the fingers raised with the matchstickes/cable ties etc, the gearbox should then slide out.

To dismantle the motor and remove the fingers you need to undo the two bolts.

Wiring loom arrived. How do I connect it?
Thanks
Mark

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Re: J'ai un C5!!!!
« Reply #74 on: 07, May, 2009 - 20:32:56 »
Does your c5 have a partial loom already on it ?