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Bart_Maztra
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« on: August 30, 2008, 05:18:59 pm »

What are the common failures and/or what is worth replacing preventive?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 07:38:12 pm »

What are the common failures and/or what is worth replacing preventive?

Rear trailing arms!!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 08:23:04 pm »

Fuse panel printed circuit board connectors. I did the remaining ones on my car recently and the I found that the Rover ones recommended by Roy are getting difficult to obtain.  In the end I got some from a Mini specialist (they are used to connect the ECU on Minis from 1989 onwards) and they said that there would be no more once the existing stocks were gone.  I have searched the catalogues of the major connector manufacturers (AMP etc) to no avail.  I think a lot of Murena owners would be very grateful to anybody who can recommend an alternative.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 10:58:34 am »

The fiber inserts in the front suspension arms where the anti roll bar is attached.
And of cause rust proofing.
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Bart_Maztra
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 08:29:23 pm »

What about the clutch master cilinder seals and / or break seals?
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 09:23:06 pm »

What about the clutch master cilinder seals and / or break seals?

Yes, mine has failed, clutch master. It was leaking into the drivers footwell. This done check the slave at the rear. On mine this was also leaking so changed.

It seems that once one part is changed then another fails. So incase the break cylinder was to follow the clutch and fail it was replaced.

And for any 1.6 owners, check your engine mount brackets. One of mine failed whilst on the go. Very scary. The engine drops onto the gear linkages throwing the gear stick violently to the right and leaving you no control over the engine or transmision.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 06:55:01 pm »

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And for any 1.6 owners, check your engine mount brackets. One of mine failed whilst on the go. Very scary. The engine drops onto the gear linkages throwing the gear stick violently to the right and leaving you no control over the engine or transmision.

I also think it's worth reiterating Roy's advice to check the bolts holding the bracket to the gearbox for tightness as it is movement that causes the bracket to fail.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 08:26:24 am »

This is an excellent thread! I'll make it 'sticky' so it stays on top of the Murena-subject.

My contribution will be that it's always a good idea to replace distributor cap and rotor before doing any fuelling or ignition maintenance or adjustments. Plugs and leads can be checked and kept if okay, but unless you are on a tight budget, why not replace them with new? The coil should be wiped dry on the top. These are cheap components that can make a significant difference!

Second, get a new set of gaskets for the carburettor and give it a good cleaning with compressed air, WD40, and petrol. A well maintained carburettor don't go wrong, but if any of the fuel and air channels are blocked, it will never perform. On the 2.2, the Solex 34CICF has an O-ring to seal the acceleration pump fuel channel. This O-ring is often incorrectly sized in the gasket kits, and if it's not the right size, fuel will leak out. This can cause running problems!

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 08:39:17 am »

Forgot...: Water pump. A leaking pump can't keep water pressure up, so while there may still be a good flow of water through the engine, the water will boil, and boiling water can't absorb heat => Engine will suffer!
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 10:03:10 am »

I agree with Mr.Diensen..
Ignition parts are "wear" parts just like break pads etc... even the coil should be replaced once in a while.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 06:35:52 pm »

How about Mazda engine-parts? Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 06:58:21 am »

The fiber inserts in the front suspension arms where the anti roll bar is attached.
Don't understand Huh

How about Mazda enine-parts? Wink
Don't think mazda engine will qualify as a preventive replacement Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 04:46:07 pm »

rubbersealing for the doors  Angry Cry
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008, 05:41:48 pm »

While we're at the rubber...:

Water hoses, and the pipes under the car and in the engine room Shocked
Tyres Wink

And since Oskar mentioned the doors: Electric window motors and window mechanisms...
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 11:29:30 pm »

Lots of things are coming to my mind.
Anything that wil wear has to be on stock
This is for the 2.2
All engineseals, waterpump, valveseals, rubbers for the enginemounting,radiator,waterhoses, frontscreen, clutchplate complete, lining roof/window, steering all components.
There is a lot more I can think of, but it may be better to find a spare car and rip it to parts.
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