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by jrh
Wed May 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Coolant filler cap
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Coolant filler cap

That rubber seal under the cap is actually a removable 'washer'. Just pull at the outside and you will see it stretch over that centre piece. Now go find an old bicycle inner tube and make yourself a new one. ALWAYS smear the faces with Silicone grease to stop it sticking and tearing. Job done, you'...
by jrh
Fri May 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Brake fluid change

Be careful there.
What was good enough 20 years ago has lasted 20 years.
The 'modern' stuff can contain ingredients which are not compatible with the 'old' components in the system.
by jrh
Mon May 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Disaster - advice needed
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Re: Disaster - advice needed

You really, really, need to find out exactly where that water is coming out.
The 'good' thing ,is it does not appear to be a head gasket problem.
by jrh
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Handbrake caliper mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Handbrake caliper mystery

Now that everything is working nicely , one fine warm dry day, take the rear wheels off and wrap some strips of DENSO tape round the spindle of that lever ( between the caliper body and lever) which is attached to the brake cable. Really mould it into the gap. The ONLY problem with those rear calipe...
by jrh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: VSS location?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: VSS location?

Any progress on solving this problem ?
If so, what was faulty in the end ?
by jrh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Alternator fault?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Alternator fault?

Before you do anything else, with the engine on tick-over squirt a LOT of WD 40 into the vents of the alternator. Preferably using the little red extension tube, not as a spray. You will not do anything worse than has happened already and may very well 'cure ' the problem. The problem almost certain...
by jrh
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Alternator

I fitted the 2.0 L 80A alternator into the 24V Probe with only minor changes to spacers ,etc. So that can be done.
Does anyone know if the reverse is possible, ie 24v to 16V ?
by jrh
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need a coolant cap
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Need a coolant cap

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, the level of coolant should be about half way up the slots. If the cooling system is fault free, then exactly the same ...
by jrh
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Mot advisories updated
Replies: 30
Views: 806

Re: Mot advisories updated

Cpt will confirm this because I may be wrong BUT I think there are only two types of front exhaust pipes for the 24v. The Pre-cat type ( early cars) or, Non Pre-cat type ( later cars). The Pre-cat type have a shorter up-pipes AND different flanges, true ,they are no longer available. Also, the Pre-c...
by jrh
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Mot advisories updated
Replies: 30
Views: 806

Re: Mot advisorirs

If you can, wait awhile until you can get a trusted verdict on what 'really' needs doing on that list. 'We' would hate to see you buy something that cannot be used . Just to expand on that 'gauze', it is a vital item to protect the 'bellows' section underneath it from road abrasion AND prevents the ...