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Originally Posted by gemsdad View Post
hi lag,glad to see that i am not the only one to have used the polythene trick,i had great success with cooking aly foil as this tends to self lubricate as well.
Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
Your best bet would be to get a second hand one.
But you could try this trick. Many years ago the same thing happened to me many miles from home on a pi**ing wet dat whilst driving a Cavalier which has a similar setup. I got a piece of polythene from a carrier bag and placed it over the ball and pressed the cup over the top - it ended up lasting 3 months. I have also heard of people squeezing the cup with a pair of vice grips to make it a neater fit. One other trick is to melt the edges of the plastic cup with a soldering iron. None of these are a safe fix but might get you out of the perverbial hole
Its like being on a episode of Blue Peter ! Whatever next, sticky back plastic to fix a smashed window
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