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by bash
Wed Dec 21, 2005 15:03
Forum: General
Topic: Hey! We got a mention in Practical Classics!
Replies: 28
Views: 6461

I did the door beams a few years ago, its worthwhile filling the beam with plumbers foam, from an airasol tin. It stops any water getting inside the beam and rotting it out from the inside, ands its stronger cos its now a composite structure. Do it a couple of days before you fit the beams cos it wi...
by bash
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:53
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Mouses house!
Replies: 3
Views: 876

I always keep some mouse poison on trays around the inner walls of the garage to keep the sods out. A nieghbour with a Volvo S70 got mice who had a taste for the wiring loom, the insurance bill ran well into 4 figures !
by bash
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:55
Forum: General
Topic: Cambelt Change
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Ive done the twist test a few times now. I did borrow the correct tool for setting the belt up the first time I did a belt a few years ago. After setting it I did the twist on the longest length and surprise surprise, it was about 85 to 90 degrees. As Rob says, the belt will howl a bit if its too ti...
by bash
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:20
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Stale Fuel?
Replies: 3
Views: 738

I get this problem every year with my Lotus badged lawnmower. I give it a dose of Castrol Valvemaster plus, which has got an octane booster in it. Some of the more volatile components of petrol do evaporate over time, the valvemaster just restores the balance. Come spring the mower wont start withou...
by bash
Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:59
Forum: General
Topic: Coolant loss - 1987 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Sorry, just thought of something, when the cars cold my car likes the rearmost of the two expansion chambers likes to be almost empty. If you over fill it this will chuck the excess coolant out, a much cheaper fix than changing the head gasket.
by bash
Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:57
Forum: General
Topic: Coolant loss - 1987 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Mine did this a few years ago, eventually I realised it was the head gasket. I would make sure that you havent got an air lock somewhere first, but I found that the gasket had gone very slightly allowing cylinder pressure past the liner into the coolant. The head didnt need skimming and if you do ha...
by bash
Wed Nov 09, 2005 14:35
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Stoneliegh
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Thanks

Bash
by bash
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:52
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Stoneliegh
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Stoneliegh

Just a quick question, is the parts show this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday or just Sunday