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by Alan8086
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Normal or modified exhaust?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Normal or modified exhaust?

There is a mid silencer and I'll have a closer look at the back box for markings etc. It is loud though when I take off abit in 2nd 5th etc. Workmates have commented - one who has one of those 8cylinder BMW 5 series things that seem to be sold just for burnouts etc. I guess I can't believe it would ...
by Alan8086
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Normal or modified exhaust?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Normal or modified exhaust?

https://i.postimg.cc/zbWkFy08/WP-20191110-09-58-02-Rich-LI.jpg Hello All, just wondered if someone could eyeball my back box - it looks like a normal mild steel thing to me but I've always assumed it has some sort of 'sports' exhaust from the row it makes from the rear end. No leaks or anything. I ...
by Alan8086
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: noisy hydraulic lifters
Replies: 0
Views: 294

noisy hydraulic lifters

Hi all - just a query about the lifters on my 24v. My Probe hasn't been started up for over a week until just now when I fit a new starter motor. It sounded REALLY tappetty - quite a row. Is that because the oil drains out of the lifter oilways after a week of inactivity? I haven't taken it for a dr...
by Alan8086
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Struggling Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Struggling Starter Motor

Well, to close this thread is like to report that I've now fit a new starter motor - engine starts up nice and fast, like almost instantly! New battery, starter motor and clean earth points - always a good combination!
by Alan8086
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Struggling Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Struggling Starter Motor

Check your earth connections :) & My be run clean earth, direct from the earth bar by the battery, to the mounting of the starter motor Kit I've cleaned up all the earth points - found the main one to the engine under a load of cables/pipes near the fuel tank emissions canister, bolted to the gearb...
by Alan8086
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Struggling Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Struggling Starter Motor

If there is such a thing as an 'afterlife' you really don't want to come back as a starter motor, it's a hard life. Does the engine start/stop and run quietly once the starter motor has got it going ? Next , difficult to check but the real heavy current switch is in that mechanism at the front of t...
by Alan8086
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Struggling Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Struggling Starter Motor

Sorry - its a 24V GT
by Alan8086
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Struggling Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Struggling Starter Motor

Hi All, Just after some thoughts - My starter motor is straining to turn the engine over. At first I though it was the battery dying and stupidly went and bought a new one without checking charge voltages etc. If i hit the side of the motor with a heavy wrench etc, it will loosen and start up, albei...
by Alan8086
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need a coolant cap
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Need a coolant cap

I cant seem to get rid of this car! Tuesday was my 3rd nail biting ride home from Cheshire, waiting for something to go wrong, watching temp gauges etc. I had made up my mind to sell, missing the days of my C180 or my wife's Saab - get in and drive without fear of incident. As soon as I get home and...
by Alan8086
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need a coolant cap
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Need a coolant cap

So far, I've assumed that dipstick is for some purpose - always kept the water level at least half way up the dipstick. An overflow container ? Well, yes, but a little more sophisticated than that. Look closely at that dipstick in the overflow container and you will see a 'ladder of slots'. Ideally,...