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by jrh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Windscreen

Whatever happens NEVER let them throw away an original outer surround , carefully take it off yourself if you can.
by jrh
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Clutch

Always a bit concerned that modern practice shares brake and clutch fluid from a common reservoir.
Lucky you could still use the brakes Malcolm.
Let's hope it is a simple job, a bit strange you never had 'gradual' failure though.
by jrh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Heated rear window (just!)
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Heated rear window (just!)

Problem is those 'strips of element material' are slowly oxidising away , becoming more resistive in the process hence losing power.
Then there is mechanical breakage if the tiniest 'something' on the parcel shelf touches the strip.
No easy answer I'm afraid.
by jrh
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Battery tester reading. Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: Battery tester reading. Updated

You are taking the safest option by demanding an exchange.
There is no way acid should have been present on the outside surface of a new battery.
by jrh
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: DUK and hibernation advise
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: DUK and hibernation advise

There will certainly be enough of a drain on the battery over 'the winter lay-up' to flatten it completely , unless you charge it weekly.
Make sure the bonnet is left in an 'openable' state if you do leave it connected.
by jrh
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rear Brake Advise
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Rear Brake Advise

I've mentioned this before but that handbrake caliper mechanism was designed by an evil genius.
Unfortunately, there are so many out of balance forces at work the shaft seal cannot cope and lets in the 'water'.
Job done, time and corrosion seize the shaft in the bore.
by jrh
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Rear Brake Advise
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Rear Brake Advise

You could ask them to wrap the 'moving bit' of the caliper with Denso tape, or do it yourself as soon as it comes back.
Anything to stop salt water getting into that shaft seal area.
by jrh
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: petrol smell on start up.
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: petrol smell on start up.

The other horror vent pipe story is viewed by removing the rear nearside wheel splash cover.
Where all the vapour return lines link up to the petrol filler pipe.
by jrh
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Weight of Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Weight of Engine

I don't know just how accurate you need to be but a 'good guess' would be 0.2t , 500lb max.
Half tonne blocks would easily lift it.
by jrh
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Cutting out at idle revs
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Cutting out at idle revs

And just check all the 'mechanical' things work really nicely.
Make sure that the ball-race that runs in the slot of the throttle quadrant IS turning and not sliding in the slot.