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by jrh
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

Well done, the 20kg were my old ones which , just about, lifted a clean non spoiler tailgate.
by jrh
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

Push down on bathroom scales , should be at least 20kg to be any good.
Is that how you test them ?
by jrh
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

An after dinner thought.
To get the rear calipers adjusted properly it is VITAL that the brake system is ABSOLUTELY free of air in the system.
Because to get that 1/4 turn back-off between discs and pads , lock-up/ off , is impossible if air is present.
Have you bled the system enough, to be sure ?
by jrh
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

Don't buy that brake cables theory. If the cables are intact, with no broken strands, then they should provide and sustain a sufficient ' pull' between handbrake lever fully down and less than fully up. In fact, IF you can pull the handbrake lever fully up I would say you have a problem with the bod...
by jrh
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Failed MOT work
Replies: 23
Views: 653

Re: Failed MOT work

Just send an email tto membership@ukpoc.co.uk saying you would like to join.
Then get your £10 ready.
by jrh
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Defeated
Replies: 21
Views: 1282

Re: Defeated

As before, the thinner the better but , however the cut starts that is how you carry on, NO twisting allowed.
And gently, no sudden movements or pressing while you're cutting.
by jrh
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Retro fitting of Cruise Control
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

Re: Retro fitting of Cruise Control

You really need a copy of the speed control diagram.
PM me and I'll send you one.
You will be pleased to know the Cruise control is a 'stand-alone' system, not connected to the ECU.
by jrh
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: It shouldn’t look like this !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: It shouldn’t look like this !!

Was that an original wishbone , or a replacement ? I found the rubber boots split on two replacement wishbones after a years use (16,000miles) which wrecked the ball-joint of course. So, I always fitted a thin stainless washer over the boot so that the gap of the clamp area couldn't tear the boot as...
by jrh
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Brake callipers
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Re: Brake callipers

Motorcraft replacements are dark grey zinc finish.
by jrh
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: swapping a 1997 engine into a 1995
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: swapping a 1997 engine into a 1995

Possibly the old distributor will have to be installed too.