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by dpr59
Thu May 29, 2008 19:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: ANYONE KNOW SOME GOOD POLISH
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

steven popay wrote:forgot to mention i am a main dealer vehicle refinisher
Form a queue at the gent with the spray gun.... :wink:
by dpr59
Thu May 29, 2008 19:23
Forum: General
Topic: Air Conditioning recharge
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Jerry wrote:Dave

On another note are you thinking of a meet in the next few weeks??
I've pm'd you.
by dpr59
Thu May 29, 2008 06:44
Forum: General
Topic: Air Conditioning recharge
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Jerry wrote:Dave
Did you remove the guts in the footwell/dash area as well? if you did any chance you can share the "how"??
The bits under the bonnet came out, surprised how heavy the pump was.
Did look to remove the condensor in the dash.
As it's part of the air vent lines I just left it in place.
by dpr59
Wed May 28, 2008 06:16
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Eagle at the Ring
Replies: 52
Views: 3962

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Should be as successful as the Euradopa S then! :wink:
For Lotus I hope it's a success.
I've been looking at secondhand prices for the Europa S.

It halves it's value in 18-24 months.
If that doesn't put new buyers off.....
by dpr59
Tue May 27, 2008 14:38
Forum: General
Topic: Air Conditioning recharge
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Took a simpler appraoch.....

Took it out.

I'd lost gas due to the radiator splitting.
So pulled the pipes etc out.
Makes access easier without pipework and saved about 15Kg in weight.
(not that you'd notice that :roll: )

Not really missed it, and that was some 18mths ago.
by dpr59
Fri May 23, 2008 06:43
Forum: General
Topic: Rad Undertray
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Think I'm going to look at some sort of strengthening before I fit it.

As it's seems fairly common this suggests a weak point, of just bloody speed bumps. The metal duct on mine is very scored. Not sure weather thats after, before or the reason the passenger side support wing has broken off.
by dpr59
Thu May 22, 2008 10:46
Forum: General
Topic: Rad Undertray
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Rad Undertray

Checked under the car the other day and one end is fully broken, the other split. The broken end is sitting nicely on the rubber skirt mountings at present. So Just ordered one from Mike Taylor. We're taking our grandson to Blackpool this weekend but guess I know what I'll be doing the weekend after.
by dpr59
Wed May 21, 2008 06:41
Forum: General
Topic: Binding brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 2975

Another possible cause is maybe that the seals in the master cylinder are swelling up and restricting the return flow to the reservoir when I release the pedal. . A rubber swell test is one done on brake fluid and this would most likely be a non reversable characterisitic of the material. Also, if ...
by dpr59
Tue May 20, 2008 19:32
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Air Con Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Bloody hell that was quick.

Steve I'll pm my address.
by dpr59
Tue May 20, 2008 18:57
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Air Con Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Air Con Pump

More garage clear out.

I've the A/C pump off my '89 SA that is sat in a box.

Anyone want it....

£55 inc postage within the UK
£45 pick up if local to Hartlepool.
by dpr59
Sat May 17, 2008 09:18
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Black E reg
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Think that's the biggest tip I've even seen, but leaving it on the table is a bit extreeme.

Thankfully not Santoros' as I'm going there on the 21st.
by dpr59
Fri May 16, 2008 19:31
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Changing a CAM belt
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Dave, is yours the eccentric tensioner or the automatic jobby? I can loan you my Optikrik tension gauge if needed. Cheers, Chris Thanks Chris, I've all the bits I need except time. I want it done before Silverstone and the weekends are pretty busy up to then. Think this'll be a take to garage, go t...
by dpr59
Wed May 14, 2008 06:09
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Changing a CAM belt
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Dave, is yours the eccentric tensioner or the automatic jobby? I can loan you my Optikrik tension gauge if needed. Cheers, Chris Thanks Chris, I've all the bits I need except time. I want it done before Silverstone and the weekends are pretty busy up to then. Think this'll be a take to garage, go t...
by dpr59
Tue May 13, 2008 21:02
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Changing a CAM belt
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

amarshall wrote:Not exactly a new "trick" - it's been mentioned on here a few times.
Must have missed that one or few.....

Just ordered a new belt and tensioner from SJ. Hence current interest.
by dpr59
Tue May 13, 2008 17:32
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Changing a CAM belt
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Changing a CAM belt

Second post on this thread has a different approach.

http://ccgi.arcnet.force9.co.uk/discus/ ... 1210613471

Bit of lateral thinking.
However as further suggested, marking all the positions is always a good back stop.