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by paul 300358
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure query
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Oil pressure query

Don't worry, you have the gauge, just look for changes. If you see the pressure suddenly drop, you know that you have a problem. Mine went from 50lbs to 20lbs all of a sudden. I stopped immediately and got a tow home. The problem turned out to be the centre main white metal coating flaking off. No d...
by paul 300358
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 504

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

I would use the cheapest 20/50 mineral oil available and change it and filter after 100 miles, then 200 etc until the oil looks clean. But keep an eye on the top end. You may want to consider a spin on filter conversion in the future.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 504

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

Just ticking over you should have oil drops being thrown all over the engine bay, do what Phil has said, filters and oil are cheap. I think that I changed mine about 5 times before I was happy with it.
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

I used grease and it has not leaked, obviously you will fit the pully before fully tightening the cover bolts to align the seal correctly.
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 504

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

Its a fairly easy job to remove the sump provided you take your time, you will need a tub of grease, a 7/16 AF socket and extension, a sump gasket set with cork seals, a sharp knife to cut the seals to the correct length, a jack and axle stands and a good work light. If you have a search there was r...
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 504

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

If the oil was old, I would change the oil and filter again after a good run.
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 504

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

If your worried look at fitting a oil pressure gauge, simple to do and there are plenty of posts on here which cover it
by paul 300358
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 Engine Complete and Running- Sell or Swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: 1275 Engine Complete and Running- Sell or Swap?

Sorry if I've missed it but you need to let people know where you are.
by paul 300358
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Don't screw it all the way in, it adjusts a bi metal strip which you may damage. Wind it out and start again.
by paul 300358
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Wind the mixture screw right out and start again, if you keep winding it in the tick over will go lumpy due to the bi-metal strips.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Died on me, now iregular running
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Died on me, now iregular running

Make sure that you throw the old condenser away or you could be refitting it in a few years and having the same trouble!!
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: crankcase compression and breathing problems
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: crankcase compression and breathing problems

I have a mini non vented rocker cove fitted with a vented oil filler cap, a standard mini tappet cover with the oil catch can built on which is connected to the vacuum pipe on a HIF38 carburettor. I have no oil leaks but 70lbs oil pressure at 30 mph hot or cold. I did have to extend the catch can pi...
by paul 300358
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

The other option could be to fit an electric fan.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

Thanks Keith, The tab and the hole are there, I will order a spring the next time I order anything from the usual suppliers.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

I've never had a spring, am I missing out? The bonnet seems to release okay without the spring :o
by paul 300358
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Not all the solenoids have the button.
by paul 300358
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder banjo union - male or female?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Master cylinder banjo union - male or female?

Sorry, I can't remember the pipe that goes to the front brakes but the one that goes to the rear brakes is a single flare.
by paul 300358
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Smiths Gauge worry.
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Smiths Gauge worry.

I tested my 1098 a couple of weeks ago, it has a 82 deg thermostat in and it ran between 83 and 85 deg at the top of the radiator whilst sat ticking over. Tested with a calibrated digital thermometer.
by paul 300358
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil slinger front timing
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: oil slinger front timing

Citroen were the first European manufacturer to use rack and pinion steering on a production car, the Traction Avant.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Blimey, I wish I had thought of that!! Eventually, I will drop the sump for a clean and will have another look at the thrust washers as the end float was 0.006" but 0.005" would not fit. Are you removing metal from the face or the back of the washer?