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by alviseven
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 216 D16 TC CRANK PULLEY
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: 216 D16 TC CRANK PULLEY

not sure there is any difference as I have used a DOHC pulley to fit to a SOHC - needed to change to a power steering fitted type. I have a non steering pulley version spare now if this is any help but suspect that your car will need the PAS pulley too! At far as fit is concerned pretty certain the ...
by alviseven
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Heavy graunching and creaking noise
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Heavy graunching and creaking noise

Graunching noise could be a stone trapped between brake disc and cover. Horrid noise but if your car is drums at rear who knows!
by alviseven
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 216gti tailgate misaligned/higher than roof
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: 216gti tailgate misaligned/higher than roof

I have had this on a car that has lived outside all its life. like someone said earlier its almost certainly a bent hinge as a result of it becoming seized. If you have a replacement one they are not that much trouble to replace pretty much in situ but you need someone to help you hold the boot lid ...
by alviseven
Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 416 gsi
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Rover 416 gsi

Sounds just like the relay - solders real easy like Johnny says
Get it done and have a trouble free journey from then on
by alviseven
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: droning noise????
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: droning noise????

It is the cars way of greeting you. Our pair talk to you too - certain it is the tank breather nothing to worry about but took a long time to get used to. Means the cars are in use and ready to go. Long may they keep mooing!
by alviseven
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Fan Belt
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Fan Belt

assuming honda D16 216 engine then loosen the tightener on the alternator a little and then carefully put long pry bar or screw driver between the alternator and the engine block - not the camshaft belt as its plastic! Adjust and nip it up - need three hands but it can be done. No real need to be un...
by alviseven
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Fan Belt
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Fan Belt

assuming honda D16 216 engine then loosen the tightener on the alternator a little and then carefully put long pry bar or screw driver between the alternator and the engine block - not the camshaft belt as its plastic! Adjust and nip it up - need three hands but it can be done. No real need to be un...
by alviseven
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Tourer brake problem
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Tourer brake problem

Whilst that pipe does not look that clever nothing a spot of rust killer and paint would not tidy up to make my MOT man a little happier however if it was not good enough it would be leaking fluid. ANY fluid loss you would know about rapidly either with no brake foot to floor scary senario or brake ...
by alviseven
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I'm after a short two post Car Lift
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: I'm after a short two post Car Lift

Watch ebay carefully - four post ramps come up cheap and single phase sometimes - can be as little as £200 and working order. Not that hard to dis-assemble into a large transit but takes a day to strip them if you do. Better to drop the deck onto a car trailer and load posts on top. Pay more and get...
by alviseven
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I'm after a short two post Car Lift
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: I'm after a short two post Car Lift

Pits - too true - avoid them like the plaque - too many people fallen down them or gassed themselves. Stick to a ramp they are great investments.
by alviseven
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Sunroof cover
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Sunroof cover

You might have to be careful. There is a difference between early ones and later one - the early cars have a deflector built into the front edge which is different if not present at all to the later units. I know this as I have a broken spring on one of mine which I cannot get the bolt out with but ...
by alviseven
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Sunroof cover
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Sunroof cover

Dont know is the right answer but am sure I have seen in the full thick rover manual that most of the sunroof will remove out the top of the car without taking the headling out including the under cover but guess this does mean the glass comes out first - however I got the impression this was not ac...
by alviseven
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hot alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Hot alternator

The original one I did fix fine but need to change the slip ring really so having "rebuilt" the spare one I tried it on tonight to see if it was now working ok - heat issue again so the poor slip ring one that does work will have to go back on and wait till I get another one in a few weeks I guess t...
by alviseven
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hot alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Hot alternator

Have put a spare alternator (honda engine denso unit LR142) on my car and was surprised it seems to charge so was pleased. Voltage readings at the battery seem fine etc. However got rather hot. Stripped it off and opened it up and cleaned the rotor and the winding interior with a soft brass brush an...
by alviseven
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??
Replies: 42
Views: 1894

Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

I'd like to get my Enfield powering itself this year I believe for the first time since 1994 ish when it last had juice through the motor. But then other cars get in the way! Got to get my Blue Pullman train finished in 4mm too as its been on the bench for nearly twenty years too! Generally I am goo...