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Anything Engine/Performance/Tuning related / Coolant Loss
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:38:48 AM »
Have been losing coolant lately and been topping up thro the filler neck and noticed that after a run the coolant is dumped on the floor under the reservoir. OK lets not panic then.

To be fair this was after a coolant change and it took some time to burp the engine through.

However when I did another cold fill up though the filler neck the water kept going down and after three top ups water was running onto the floor below the reservoir. The more I put in through the neck the more poured out under the reservoir.

So would this indicate a split reservoir, doggy hose to/from, split expansion tank (although plastic looks ok). Its not easy to see around that area so suggestions would be appreciated before I take the headlamp unit out.


Anything Engine/Performance/Tuning related / clutch pedal travel
« on: March 22, 2014, 03:11:51 PM »
Occasionally the clutch pedal has more travel at the top which changes the bite point.

After a while it goes back to being quite firm at the top of the pedal.

It seems to be doing this more lately. The clutch is nothing fancy.

Any views on this guys - thanks


Anything Engine/Performance/Tuning related / Power Steering
« on: November 03, 2012, 11:30:29 PM »
Hi Guys

The small rubber pipe that runs from the power steering reservoir to the side of the pump was leaking and the cause found to be a defective jubilee clip which would not tighten.

In taking the pipe off of the pump and putting back a new clip, fluid was lost.

When I top up with new fluid, do I have to carry out any special procedure to bleed out air or just start it up turn the wheels from side to side and check the fluid level again.



Wheels & Tyres, Suspension & Brakes / Brake Lines
« on: September 10, 2012, 09:20:19 PM »
Question - looking at a car recently and the hard pipe from the flexible to the front caliper appeared to be copper.

Can copper be used or must it be steel?

Other brake lines in the bonnet area etc were definately steel.


General Technical / Varley Red Top
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:44:08 PM »
My little gel battery has gone already and it is only 2 years old. Ive got a Ring trickle condition charger but do not use it every week.

It wont take much a charge now, shows up as fully charged but there is not enough to even turn the engine over.

Is there a way of completely shorting these out and then fully charging again?


General Technical / Removing Drivers door card
« on: January 08, 2012, 03:25:56 PM »
Nice sunny drive yesterday, but managed to get the keys locked in the car last night :reallymad

The engine was ticking over and whilst I was opening the garage door the locking mechanism jammed and I was left with all my keys, wallet, AA membership card, all in the car.

Anyhow cut a long story short the AA managed to get a rod down into the car through the top of the door gap and operate the electric windows and hey presto the car was opened.

The problem seems to be the drivers door mechanism siezes up after a jet wash and I want to get into the door and lubricate all the bits incl the lock and window mechanism etc.

Searched the mrc site but cannot find how to take the door cards off. Is it just taking out the cubby box etc and there are screws underneath?



Wanted Items / Goodyear Eagle F1
« on: October 16, 2011, 08:40:27 PM »

I need an Eagle F1 rear tyre but the old tread pattern which is a GS-03 in size 255/40/R17.

I have a damaged side wall and need the tyre to match the other side.


General Technical / Ambient Air Temperature
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:28:37 PM »
Seen a lot of posts about intake temps being so many degrees above ambient - but how do you know?

Thinking of getting an outside air sensor with gauge. Anybody used one and where does the sensor go?


Ok who\'s up for it this Tuesday - is it on first? Poor turn out last time so nice to see a few more peeps.

I\'m gonna try supper there at 7.30 :mmmm


Wheels & Tyres, Suspension & Brakes / More wheel help
« on: March 14, 2009, 09:56:29 PM »
I\'ve been offered some 18" TSW wheels at a good price with budget tyres on that will need to be replaced with decent rubber.

Trouble is, all four wheels are 18x8j and although they look good on the car I am not sure that the rears will be up to much on track and therefore will only be a cosmetic set.

Any comments on using 8j on the rear with a 255/35 tyre and does anyone know what the wheels were called - the back of the wheel just says SE77 TSW.



General Technical / I cannot open drivers door
« on: December 22, 2008, 11:14:30 PM »
As the title really, and, it is was a bit tricky since the car was parked close to the garage wall on the passenger side - so I had to limbo dance in thro the rear hatch.

Ive got in to the car now and opened the door but find the outside door lever is still jammed solid.

The lock works ok as does the remote, just the handle jammed i.e. it will not pull upwards.

Any suggestions please. :confused:


General Technical / Front wings split
« on: August 20, 2008, 11:50:16 PM »
Anyone come up with a fix for split front wings on an FD (other than new wings)?

I bottomed out on a dip in a fast section of road and the C-West bumper transferred that all back to the wings and they split at the front where they roll under for the wheel arch.

They are gently rusting now and although I could cut that back and fill I suspect that the first speedbump I look at, the filler will jump out.

So I might be in the market for a set of silver wings if I cannot get a decent fix.


I\'m considering getting an HKS twinspark set together with wiring loom, but before I do any feedback and tangible results noticed.

Currently running 99 spec twins with full mods and fuelling.


Was It You I Spotted? / Sunday 9th Croydon
« on: February 10, 2008, 08:17:38 PM »
White FD in Croydon area Sunday morning 9th Feb. :wiggle

I was in the silver one, C West front.


Anything Engine/Performance/Tuning related / Much quieter FD
« on: January 23, 2008, 11:05:41 PM »
Big thanks to Clive at for the new Tiger silenced mid pipe which has made a huge difference in reducing the noise level.

From a mid pipe which was effectively unsilenced, I\'ve got a drop of 20db before and after using a static reading to the side and to the rear on a digital sound level meter, and, the drive-by under mild acceleration was 65-71 db.

The set up has the Tiger mid pipe which does have a huge silencer box and the cat back is an SMB twin pipe which I think looks great.

So just need a final mapping at Carls (plus some fuelling mods) and then I\'m sorted for a while.

I\'ve got the digital sound meter until next week and if any folks want to take a reading I will bring it with me to the AGM on Saturday.

Keith  :Thumbs-up

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