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by Johnwindwood
Sun Dec 27, 2020 19:39
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: LED Headlight Options
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: LED Headlight Options

We have used the clear lensed lamps (With the reflector pattern at the back) and LED bulbs. Seem very good.
by Johnwindwood
Thu Dec 17, 2020 19:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: mirror

MetBlue wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 21:02
Pricey!!!!
No wonder cars get broken if if you can ask that sort of price for a damaged mirror.
Tony
It has the word "Esprit" in the listing...... :roll:
by Johnwindwood
Thu Dec 17, 2020 19:25
Forum: For Sale
Topic: door handle
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: door handle

I think a lot can be repaired. As part of replacing the passenger side beam, I removed the sloppy handle which turned out to be internally damaged. I used a new plastic repair kit to secure one of the threaded inserts. The other (under the lock) will be replaced by a mushroom headed bolt, fitted fro...
by Johnwindwood
Wed Dec 16, 2020 20:21
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Rear Fog lights / Horn not working
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: Rear Fog lights / Horn not working

Our horn stopped working. Turned out that the cigar lighter had shorted (Same fuse). Disconnected it and problem solved.
by Johnwindwood
Thu Dec 03, 2020 17:49
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: door opening light and red warning not working
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: door opening light and red warning not working

In our pre-SE, I could remove both switches by just dropping the under dash panels. I then dismantled the switches by drilling out the rivets and cleaned them up. Reassembled with small screws and all was then fine. Having said that-remove any redundant alarm. I didn't even know our car had one unti...
by Johnwindwood
Wed Dec 02, 2020 17:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite door locks
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Elite door locks

Marina and Allegro...
by Johnwindwood
Thu Nov 19, 2020 19:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

RRIM is a version of GRP-not like the later rubber. It isn't really possible to repair it, unlike conventional GRP. Used in 1985 MY only as far as I'm aware.
Please see
:http://compositeslab.com/composites-man ... ding-rrim/
by Johnwindwood
Wed Oct 14, 2020 15:34
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

It won't be RRIM- as far as I'm aware they were 85 model year only. I fitted a later SE bumper to replace our RRIM one and it was flexible plastic.
by Johnwindwood
Sun Aug 23, 2020 15:26
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Clutch issue-hydraulics?

Pete Boole wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 15:07
Good result John! Well done.

Pete
Thanks Pete-easier than I thought. Quite why it had ATF in though....... :roll:
by Johnwindwood
Sun Aug 23, 2020 13:05
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Clutch issue-hydraulics?

Reporting back as requested. All drain and filler plugs came out without issue. Gearbox was full of red ATF ! (I think thats what it was anyway.) Diff oil WELL past its best. Drained both thoroughly and even then only got a combined 2.2 litres of old fluid-more than a litre has gone missing somewher...
by Johnwindwood
Sat Aug 15, 2020 17:29
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Toyota clutch slave cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Toyota clutch slave cylinder

Guys
I see lots of Toyota clutch slave cylinders for sale that look identical to our Excel one. Does anyone have a Toyota part number I could use for cross reference?
Cheers
by Johnwindwood
Fri Aug 14, 2020 16:24
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Clutch issue-hydraulics?

Thanks for the advice guys. I think as a first step I'm going to change gearbox and diff oils (Uncertain age)-recommendation for both is Castrol Syntrax 75w 90 full synth- sound OK?
by Johnwindwood
Wed Aug 12, 2020 15:11
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Clutch issue-hydraulics?

Thanks guys

Two questions:

What oil do you suggest, and
how easy is it to change? :wink:

Cheers
by Johnwindwood
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:18
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Clutch issue-hydraulics?

No idea Pete-it's on the list to be done soon.
by Johnwindwood
Mon Aug 10, 2020 17:36
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Clutch issue-hydraulics?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Clutch issue-hydraulics?

Guys Unusual gear selection problem yesterday. Background is that master cylinder failed in France last year-replaced with new, all fine since. Went for a long drive yesterday, car was brilliant. On the way home we got snarled up in traffic for 30 mins in real heat. The car didn't overheat however. ...