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Author Topic: Sport Bonnet Hinges & bonnet latching problems  (Read 923 times)
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michaelkaye
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« on: 01 October, 2018, 09:28:59 AM »

Hi all,

Over the weekend I spent some time removing a lot of wax oil from the underside of the bonnet (the previous owner basically painted wax oil everywhere!).

To do this I removed the bonnet from the car. In doing so I noticed that there is a lot (and I mean a lot) of play/sideways movement in the hinges.

Is this normal or a result of wear and tear over the years. If the latter, what is the best way to minimise the movement?? (NB I've not actually had a look at the hinge mechanisms)

Related to this, after putting the bonnet back on, I then had terrible trouble getting the bonnet latch to lock. It's almost like the latch is too low. Anyone had any similar problems?

Thanks in advance, Michael.
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davidwheeler
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« Reply #1 on: 03 October, 2018, 10:34:06 AM »

There should not be play in the hinges.   The latch is adjustable up down and sideways and can be quite tricky to line up properly.
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David Wheeler.  Lambdas, Aprilia, Fulvia Sport.(formerly Appia and Thema as well).
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« Reply #2 on: 03 October, 2018, 08:43:57 PM »

Thanks David. Time to look at the hinges I think! Iíll get  those sorted first and then Iíll have a look at adjusting the latch.
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