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by Scooby
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Front stabiliser bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Front stabiliser bushes

Does it use the same ones as the MX-6?
by Scooby
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Front stabiliser bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Front stabiliser bushes

Anyone recommend where to buy them?

I tried eBay but can only find rears, and Rockauto want over £30 including p&p.
by Scooby
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Disaster - advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 924

Re: Disaster - advice needed

My father-in-law has a wonderful little smoke machine that pumps smoke into things like cooling systems and exhausts etc in order to identify leaks.

If you can find / improvise one it might be worth a try while you've got it empty. Much easier to see smoke than water!!
by Scooby
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Stereo amplifier
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Stereo amplifier

It is a lot less hassle, and the standard amp is actually quite good. I removed it from Japha and ran new wires, but still have it in Chewie running off an adaptor. Both now have exactly the same aftermarket headunit and Chewie is sooooo much louder. Granted, it does start to distort after a while, ...
by Scooby
Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Radiator Fans Staying On
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Radiator Fans Staying On

I'm sure they stay on if the temp is too high.

If coolant is OK, was the temp sensor higher than normal?

If not, it could be a relay issue.
24v? If so, both relays at the front by the engine bay fuse box control the fans, so one could be sticking.
by Scooby
Fri May 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Brake fluid change

DOT 3, 4, and 5.1 fluids are found in most brake and clutch systems. DOT 5 is a silicone oil based fluid and can only be used in new, dry systems. In short, you can put DOT 4 in place of DOT 3 but not the other way around. DOT 5 is not compatible with DOT 3 and 4 systems. *Apparently, according to m...
by Scooby
Thu May 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Odd failures - fixed (partially)
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Odd failures - fixed (partially)

Last bad Rev Counter i had i cured by changing the Electronics unit for it on the back of the Clock. Mine was intermittent and would show revs when it felt like it. I'd already replaced that part. I guess it could have been the fuse box again and I replaced a working set with a dodgy set, but who k...
by Scooby
Thu May 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Odd failures - fixed (partially)
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Odd failures - fixed (partially)

Fixed, but not completely.

I found a spare CPU but it didn't make any difference, and I had a spare fuse box as well, so I thought I'd throw it in and see what happened.

Hey presto, everything bar the rev counter now works again.

Anyone any idea what could be up with the rev counter?
by Scooby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Odd failures - fixed (partially)
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Odd failures

cpt black wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:21 am
Have you pulled the CPU and took the cover off and
gave it a visual
No, not yet. I have managed to find a spare unit so might just throw it in and see what happens, but I didn't think the CPU had anything to do with ACC power. (Happy, as always, to be corrected.)
by Scooby
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Odd failures - fixed (partially)
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Odd failures

While I was out last night I thought I'd try No 4 on the list.

Sunroof doesn't work with key in ACC position, but windows do.
I'll do everything in order when I get some time later though.