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by philhoward
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel line
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Fuel line

Make sure they’re fuel line clips, not normal jubilee clips.

I’ve got a feeling it’s all 8mm? If using AJL’s Cohline then I think you need 12-14mm clips which I’m sure he sells as well?

I suspect 1m will do a full car, but as a Steve says, Andy will know for sure.
by philhoward
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Sill body mount issues.
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Sill body mount issues.

Not sure when it changed then - #83 only had one bolt and I think only one hole. Over to scimjim and see if he can see what #1 has..but that won’t be easy as it doesn’t have easily removable panels in the footwell!
by philhoward
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Alternator Not Charging

As Roger says - if testing with a digital meter you should read virtually 0V (to earth) on that smaller wire when connected to the alternator, ignition on. If you unplug is (ignition still on), the wire in the plug should have 12V. Question is which one is missing..
by philhoward
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump/ lack of fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 506

Fuel pump/ lack of fuel

Assume nothing - but assuming there’s fuel in there, one will be straight into the tank at the top and the other should blow bubbles. I wouldn’t recommend sucking on it yourself, but fuel should come out of one of them and not the other..
by philhoward
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Front Wheel hub for Se5a
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Front Wheel hub for Se5a

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by philhoward
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: If you're an RSSOC Member...
Replies: 29
Views: 8021

If you're an RSSOC Member...

Spenb1972 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Hi,
Just recieved my membership card. I have entered it in the site.
Its 4443.
Anything else i need to do.
Cheers,
Spencer
That was all that’s needed from your side - and I’ve now done the manual bit from our side.

Enjoy! :D
by philhoward
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Lands End Trial 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Lands End Trial 2019

Good Luck - hope it goes well for you both!
by philhoward
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Sill body mount issues.
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Sill body mount issues.

A 2 bolt one is a new one on me too!
by philhoward
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 1143

Middlebridge gear lever

I tended to find to get first when the oil was cold, I had to select 2nd, then back to first and I think that had the wrong oil.
by philhoward
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Petrol hose ( again )
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Petrol hose ( again )

I think the short answer is if it’s got white writing printed on the outside just like yours (and some stuff I pulled off the Sabre at the weekend), it isn’t sufficiently good quality whichever way you look at it.
by philhoward
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 1646

V6 essex timing gear

Not many modern (<30 years old) engines are non-interference - your MR2 is the exception rather than the rule, Nick.
by philhoward
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 1646

V6 essex timing gear

Are there any warning signs of timing gear immanent doom? Just wondering. As Roger says, it’s purely luck. Certain things can make it more likely to fail (lack of oil changes, overheating), but there no warning signs. It will fail at some point - could be tomorrow, could be in another 20 years, cou...
by philhoward
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

Did you use a switch with 25A written on it, or one rated at a genuine 25A DC? 25A is a lot for a switch to cope with - it would have to be very substantial indeed hence why anything over about 10A is generally relayed. Used switch from Halfords which packaging clearly claimed it was 25A. My Engine...
by philhoward
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

Did you use a switch with 25A written on it, or one rated at a genuine 25A DC? 25A is a lot for a switch to cope with - it would have to be very substantial indeed hence why anything over about 10A is generally relayed.
by philhoward
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 1646

V6 essex timing gear

Sounds like you have the later nylon tooth gear. Not quite as fragile as the early “fibre” gear but still at risk as instead of “just” shedding teeth, the outer ring tends to come off in many bite sized pieces. The end result is the same - anywhere from no damage (rare) to needing a full set of valv...

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