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by Johnwindwood
Sat Apr 17, 2021 19:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Oil Change Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Oil Change Advice

We use Elf 10W 60. Wouldn't use anything else.
by Johnwindwood
Sun Apr 11, 2021 18:31
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Elite/Eclat headlight pod
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Elite/Eclat headlight pod

The pod thing is interesting. Our crossover car (85 MY) definitely has one incorrect pod. It's pretty much unadjustable because of it. Need to get one myself at some point.
by Johnwindwood
Sat Mar 27, 2021 18:33
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Caliper piston
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Caliper piston

There really isn't any problem with clamping the flexi you know.
If you dont have the proper tool, use a pair of vice grips with a socket over each jaw.
by Johnwindwood
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:10
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Another timing belt question
Replies: 20
Views: 2407

Re: Another timing belt question

Hawaiis0 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 20:53
I'm looking to replace mine next month. Been on for 5 years and 15,000 miles. Still good.

It's the worn pulley that's scaring me :shock:
Tut tut. Belt change is 2 years........ :wink:
by Johnwindwood
Sun Mar 14, 2021 16:45
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Paint Job Cost

As always, paint costs depend on a few factors. 1. How much of a perfectionist you are 2. How well prepared the body needs to be (Cracks etc) 3. Whether you want to go to the extent of glass removal and major strip down. I have a painter who has done several steel bodied cars for me over the years. ...
by Johnwindwood
Sun Mar 14, 2021 16:34
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Head lining and 3rd Brake light
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: Head lining and 3rd Brake light

Some earlier cars did have a rear bar to the headliner-we got one for ours thinking that it should have one, but it didnt need it.
by Johnwindwood
Sat Mar 06, 2021 16:45
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Check Strap - early Excel
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Door Check Strap - early Excel

The locking part (Which is what I think you need) looks incredibly similar to those fitted to the Rover P6 2000, 2200, 3500. http://shop.roverp6cars.com/DOOR-CHECK-STRAP-SLIDE-ARM-COMPLETE-LH/PASSENGER-SIDE Both left and right are out of stock on that site, but it's a good starting point, many than...
by Johnwindwood
Thu Mar 04, 2021 19:15
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door Check Strap - early Excel
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Door Check Strap - early Excel

The locking part (Which is what I think you need) looks incredibly similar to those fitted to the Rover P6 2000, 2200, 3500. http://shop.roverp6cars.com/DOOR-CHECK-STRAP-SLIDE-ARM-COMPLETE-LH/PASSENGER-SIDE Well, after 30+ years I decided to fix the broken drivers door strap on my '83 Excel. it was ...
by Johnwindwood
Wed Jan 27, 2021 20:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wickins badge keyfobs
Replies: 15
Views: 1235

Re: Wickins badge keyfobs

PM sent. Two please.
by Johnwindwood
Sun Dec 27, 2020 19:39
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: LED Headlight Options
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

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: 1286

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: 499

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: 2337

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: 959

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: 908

Re: Elite door locks

Marina and Allegro...