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by alviseven
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Internal upholstery panels
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Internal upholstery panels

I have done this too. The foam degrades and the material comes loose around the edges. Mine had nylon units holding the panel in which you can easily pop out. I replaced the foam and hoovered the old material thoroughly. Reassembled with fir tree fixers in the holes as the old nylon fixtures were to...
by alviseven
Mon May 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet

I've got one that does not touch the bonnet at all (190K) and one (250K) that does so low mileage or age does not seem the be the issue as both are coming on 30 years old now. Always thought it was the worn wiper mechansism but the one that does have been touching for at least 100K and not got any w...
by alviseven
Fri May 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 213s sill repair
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: 213s sill repair

NS as well because it did not fit my NS when offered up!
by alviseven
Fri May 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 213s sill repair
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: 213s sill repair

I have one in stock here
Bought it by error for my R8 off ebay a few years back
by alviseven
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Headgasket
Replies: 39
Views: 977

Re: Headgasket

I get quite a bit of light brown sewage coloured sludge on the underside of my oil filler cap on my astra engine. Water level never drops but the winter is much worse - the car does quite a few short journeys and only gets properly warm when taken to London or similar on a long run. Decided long ago...
by alviseven
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What cambelt change intervals do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: What cambelt change intervals do you use?

Astra belt broke on me and smashed 6 out of 8 valves but had new head swapped to run again to 285K but that and a poor chain on a old Alfa Sud makes me sweat whenever the cambelts are in the mix. I do not worry about changing them and getting that deep into the engine at all but I still do not like ...
by alviseven
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What cambelt change intervals do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

What cambelt change intervals do you use?

I know the standard book value for cambelts - or can look it up but never trust it after had a astra belt go at 31K wrecking the engine (think it was a 50+K change regime!) - cannot afford this on the D16 216 engines I now run. So have always tried to changed them about every 20K or two years. Howev...
by alviseven
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

just an update really - seem to have sorted the clock which was strangely a loose bulb in its holder. Not the holder in the socket but the actual bulb in the plastic mount. Checked the spring type connections and the illumination of the individual bulb and replace - did not make a huge difference - ...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

no mfu is fine. it is switch related and only affects the clock mostly and sometimes the dash illumination. intermittent but nearly always correct when car starts but then with travel - motion - switches off but then will often come back on not necessarily when going over bumps just when it feels li...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

Early phase one R8 hatch with D16 engine - I have on/off illumination with both the clock and the central console dash back light bulbs. It happens whether the side lights are on or not and it will happen mid journey and come back on again. Convinced it is not the clock illumination issues as I have...
by alviseven
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 216 D16 TC CRANK PULLEY
Replies: 6
Views: 352

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: 160

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: 684

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: 309

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: 408

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!