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- Wed Dec 21, 2005 15:03
- Forum: General
- Topic: Hey! We got a mention in Practical Classics!
- Replies: 28
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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...
- Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:53
- Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
- Topic: Mouses house!
- Replies: 3
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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 !
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...
- 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...
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.
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...