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Forum: Rover Chat 15-11-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Laurence
I haven't had any experience with either of the...

I haven't had any experience with either of the above companies so I can't vouch for them, but I know what you mean about buying recon stuff.

Moss-Europe sells stuff for MGF & TF including CV...
Forum: Rover Chat 14-11-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Laurence
Have you tried Shaftec Automotive in Brum for the...

Have you tried Shaftec Automotive in Brum for the CV's? 0121 333 3555 www.shaftec.co.uk

Or Driveshaft UK in Wolverhampton 01902 602103
www.driveshaftuk.com

They may be able to help with the...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 14-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Laurence
If the waterpump bearings have collapsed the seal...

If the waterpump bearings have collapsed the seal will leak therefore you'll have loss of coolant.

If you do have to change the waterpump, I would fit a new cambelt kit as well otherwise you could...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 14-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Laurence
The link doesn't work for me but then my machine...

The link doesn't work for me but then my machine is antiquated.

Anyway, I would take off the cambelt covers & look at the block around the pulleys to see if there are any metal filings, grasp the...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 12-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Laurence
I would renew the brake master cylinder seals,...

I would renew the brake master cylinder seals, you'll be amazed how much better the brakes will perform.

Maybe the rear brakes are glazed, remove the drums & either have them skimmed if they have...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 11-11-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By Laurence
For road use, uprated pads in the 7.5 S brakes...

For road use, uprated pads in the 7.5 S brakes may be adequate. Mintex 1144 etc.
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 01-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By Laurence
give the exhuast a shake & give the silencers a...

give the exhuast a shake & give the silencers a knock with your hand to see if a baffle or something inside the silencer has broken loose.
Forum: Honda Chat 31-10-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By Laurence
top left looks like fan switch hole, large upper...

top left looks like fan switch hole, large upper & lower spouts on the right are for top & bottom coolant hoses, small spouts on the right are oil cooler hoses (maybe for automatic transmission?)
...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 31-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By Laurence
Check the brake discs for scoring/excessive wear,...

Check the brake discs for scoring/excessive wear, it could be the lining of a brake pad has disintergtrated, or a stone could be jammed in the pad.
Forum: Honda Chat 31-10-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By Laurence
different alternator pulley diameter will affect...

different alternator pulley diameter will affect alternator output ie smaller pulley can make it spin faster = higher output.

If the alternator pulley is too big, the alternator will only produce...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 28-10-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Laurence
It IS a lot of hard work to actually finish the...

It IS a lot of hard work to actually finish the car & be able to drive it.

If you spend loads of money on the conversion & don't finish it, that could be so much of a waste of money, time & effort...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 23-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Laurence
You need to ask for/source bits for Metro 4 pot...

You need to ask for/source bits for Metro 4 pot calipers ie four pots per caliper :)
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 20-10-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Laurence
Ah well, forget what I just said, yes, one...

Ah well, forget what I just said, yes, one driveshaft/ cv joint breaking could be the cause.
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 20-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Laurence
If you have the early type C16SE engine fitted,...

If you have the early type C16SE engine fitted, you can remove the access cover on the lower part of the bellhousing to inspect the clutch/flywheel.

You may be lucky if it's only the clutch has...
Forum: Toyota Chat 05-10-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,652
Posted By Laurence
The fuel pump kill switch is often called an...

The fuel pump kill switch is often called an inertia switch & is fitted to most modern petrol injected cars. They're normally black plastic with a rubber cap which you press to reset. They operate if...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 03-10-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,067
Views: 114,378
Posted By Laurence
Weather forecast for tomorrow is looking good, so...

Weather forecast for tomorrow is looking good, so you should be able to get some stuff done, good luck :)
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 26-09-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Laurence
I've used stainless steel on my car/s. If you're...

I've used stainless steel on my car/s. If you're worried about them snapping off when you remove them, put some copaslip on the threads, saves a load of hassle.

You can buy various stainless...
Forum: Suzuki Chat 25-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Laurence
I guess it's an alignment fault causing the...

I guess it's an alignment fault causing the fractures.

I recently had to change fractured alternator brackets on two old style Ford commercial diesel engines. The pulleys were & still are visibly...
Forum: Rover Builds 20-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Laurence
If there is air in the system I would have...

If there is air in the system I would have thought the brake pedal will be spongey.

From what you're saying I would suspect the Brake Master Cylinder seals are by-passing.

I would try a new...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 18-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By Laurence
Kam, I've never used protractor dials, you don't...

Kam, I've never used protractor dials, you don't need them.

Use a DTI on top of the piston (or a rod down the sparking plug hole with the DTI operated by the rod).

With the piston rising to TDC...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 17-09-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By Laurence
Valve lift at TDC won't be specified by the...

Valve lift at TDC won't be specified by the camshaft manufacturer, it depends on what cam timing you have & the valve clearance.

So if the camshaft timing was retarded, the VALVE lift @ TDC would...
Forum: Honda Chat 16-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Laurence
Yes, you do need a suction filter (from the tank...

Yes, you do need a suction filter (from the tank to the pump if you use an external injection pump) & an injection filter from the pump to the injectors.

Have a look here for fuel hose & injection...
Forum: Suzuki Chat 15-09-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Laurence
Have a look here for injector cleaning/repair ...

Have a look here for injector cleaning/repair

www.injectorcleaning.co.uk

The injectors are ultrasonically cleaned & new filters fitted etc.

Maybe there's a depot/workshop near you to...
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 13-09-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,685
Posted By Laurence
You may be able to dress the thread with a flat...

You may be able to dress the thread with a flat file to put a bit of a chamfer on the start of the thread.

You can buy a pack of needle files, choose one of the right shape for the part of the...
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 12-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,685
Posted By Laurence
The Allegro 1500/1750 outer CV joint will fit...

The Allegro 1500/1750 outer CV joint will fit 1275 Mini hubs.

The nuts will have same thread size but you could find you need a different size socket to fit some nuts.
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