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COMMY VP 666

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Hey just the other day i opened my bonnet, and i hear a crack

(its my bonnet edge hitting my windscreen)

the hinges are out of wack

this ever happened to anyone?
 

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haha happens to everyone LOL bloody vn-vp's
 

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Mine touches the windscreen wipers. Looks like you might need to tighten those bolts on the hinges, they could just be loose.

I used to have an offset, so the hood was more to the left of the car (from the front) tightened the bolts and it was straight again.
 

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haha yer tighten it mate before it causes more damage....
mine still aint perfect tho.. i have tried and tried but i cant get the bonet to sit properly..
when facing the front of the car the passenger side near the headlight sits a bit high but.... the otherside is perfect..lol..
 

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vp do it bad when the bonnet stays need lube
 

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busted windscreen from bonnet strike is bent hindges. They get dry and lock. Bend and hit the window.

Newies are the only way. Oh and a new window :(
 

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Yeah same thing happened to me about this time last year, 80 each for the hinges, and apparently that was heavily discounted, dayumn. Windscreen was only 180 though, it's handy knowing people. :)

Should we be doing something about keeping these lubed? Just a quick shot of WD40 at service time?
 

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Yeah same thing happened to me about this time last year, 80 each for the hinges, and apparently that was heavily discounted, dayumn. Windscreen was only 180 though, it's handy knowing people. :)

Should we be doing something about keeping these lubed? Just a quick shot of WD40 at service time?
change engine oil - squirt hinges
 

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mate it has happened to me a few times.
lube bonnet hinges at all four pints then work it back and forth a bit till smooth.
take bit off the bonnet and bend it.
the arm is ment to be angled down a bit so just bend it and repaint it then stick it back on.
just remember to lube hinges and struts occasionally.
 
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