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by alviseven
Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 416 gsi
Replies: 3
Views: 130

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: 182

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: 334

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: 334

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: 382

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: 258

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: 258

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: 301

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: 301

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: 247

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: 247

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: 41
Views: 1573

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...
by alviseven
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Headlining (removal)
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Headlining (removal)

I have had mine off as I have replaced a whole top door surround on one car as it was cracked. Do not remember them being particularly difficult but they do need quite a lever. From memory they do like dist says start moving from the bottom edge but both of mine come off quite straight forward unles...
by alviseven
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Front windows broken
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Front windows broken

Yes I have several times on several different types of cars. Tiger grip or similar off ebay - new tube or within 6 months - stick on and leave overnight or stick on and put glass back and in position and let the door hold it tight for 24hr then use and abuse for years - not had one come off again on...
by alviseven
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: R8 Art - Prints now LIVE on P2
Replies: 29
Views: 1445

Re: R8 Art - Prints now LIVE on P2

These look great and the T shirt and large tote bag have now arrived as suitable accessories for my wife's car - perfect match.