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by Chief
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

I'd have also thought it unlikely about piston rings etc as it had a total rebuild 7 years ago. I'm assured it was oil and also that they've tried drying the plugs but the engine just wont start. Does that make the diagnosis of a head gasket look more likely?:)
by Chief
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

oil on sparkplug nearest bulkhead.

Hi :) Okay our minor hasn't been on the road much (as in at all) in 4 months (since it passed the MOT). Now the main family car broke down, so we've turned to the trusty minor. After it sitting for 4 months we had of course got a flat battery, and slightly stuck brakes, once the battery was charged ...
by Chief
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many people come on here while they should be working?
Replies: 23
Views: 6576

RE: How many people come on here while they should be workin

Though it isnt illegal yet , your not allowed to use a mobile phone while driving but I have yet to hear of you not being allowed to check online forums :wink: only a matter of time though :D

I wonder if the web editor ever comes on here when he's meant to be working..... :lol:
by Chief
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Being Ripped Off by Specialist Garages
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

By any chance in the five years since the £3000 work did you go to the same MOT centre as did the work for you and then this time round used a different garage and found an MOT failure? :)
by Chief
Mon May 16, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Best rust treatment...Jenolite or Kurust??
Replies: 3
Views: 3579

I found jenolite would take light surface rust down to bare metal but anything else it would convert to a black compound compared to kurust which just converts it to a blue compound. Though I have a tub of the stuff I have yet tried the wipe on, 15mins wait, wash off Hammerite rust remover gel, but ...
by Chief
Tue May 03, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Finnegans Number 1 Primer & Jenolite online stockists?
Replies: 14
Views: 8043

I'd been using a drill and wirebrush :) works well (ish) but im doing work on a car with the carpets etc still in and I can imagine what id manage with stray sparks from a grinder if i ever used one.
by Chief
Sun May 01, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Finnegans Number 1 Primer & Jenolite online stockists?
Replies: 14
Views: 8043

I did mention it in passing in another post, but anyway so far the results are mixed. In some places the jenolite did nothing, in the majority it wiped down to bare metal or converted some patches... then the rain fell. So I now (well i was away for a week so dont know whats happened since) but it s...
by Chief
Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Difference between standard and deluxe
Replies: 18
Views: 4395

:lol: and the directions voice sits on the passenger seat right? :D

I believe deluxe also had the white parcel shelf, that was the only suggestion anyone had as to why some minors had white and the majority had black parcel shelves in the duotone years.
by Chief
Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rust
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

If you fiind and use Jenolite I advise you dont get it wet ( it rained while I was using it :( ) I now have yellow/white metal (the yellow is the colour people describe their radiator mayonaise as). Looks absolutely dreadful, same rain also managed to make streaks on my nice smooth primed front pane...
by Chief
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator stalk - self return?
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

ah well self cancelling indicators has jumped down my priority of things to do, mainly because the sun is shining, the day is calm (been waiting over 2 weeks for this day to come) and I can get on with priming,painting, derusting and so on :D
by Chief
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Help ! bonnet release catch broken
Replies: 21
Views: 4444

Feeling sheepish Rasputin? ;) It's difficult to tell now that you ARE a foreigner! Your English is becoming VERY good! (especially with your use of slang terms). In fact it's much better than a lot of the native English posters on here!! It's true where ever you find a foreigner posting apologies fo...
by Chief
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rust
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

That's certainly the same stuff, what made me think it was a convertor was it saying that it converts into "a stable compund" which sounded like Kurusts rust convertor. On re-reading the label it suggests you wipe off this compound and it reveals bare metal, is that correct?
by Chief
Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rust
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

hmmm the jenolite I just bought online isnt a remover it's a convertor- do they do other rust treatment under the Jenolite name then?
by Chief
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator stalk - self return?
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

indicator stalk - self return?

Hi, Okay not so very long ago I got a new indicator stalk assembly off ebay. It works perfectly except for one thing. It doesnt return to off, it switches off after you've turned, but it doesnt go back down to it's neutral position. The person who fitted it for me says with more use (it being stiff ...
by Chief
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: mad period indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

election candidates
definately worth the purchase;)

Certainly interesting, I couldnt help thinking of Kryten from RedDwarf.....
by Chief
Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: DO YOU KNOW
Replies: 1
Views: 874

It doesn't mean much but vehicle search found no registered vehicle of that icence plate, that could just mean it got re-registered and now has a diff. reg no.
by Chief
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Does this sound right to you?
Replies: 25
Views: 3546

Yeah, I often wonder whether if taking the driving test in my own car whether i'd be given faults for not going into first when I should while on the move(tho im along way from needing to take a test anyway). Also isn't double declutch just where you press and depress the clutch twice (sorry im no g...
by Chief
Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: drilling holes to drain water from the pan
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Contrary to popular opinion, this area is easy to repair Though I havnt done it, it looked an easy job, does that mean a reasonably good condition one can be cut off, the rusty area scrubbed away, primed and painted and then box section welded back on? I should follow your advice and waxoil the are...
by Chief
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Help ! bonnet release catch broken
Replies: 21
Views: 4444

Maybe this is a silly suggestion but could you unbend a coat hanger with a small hook made on the end to reach and pull the lever?
by Chief
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Grille removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

hmmm not sure, didnt really check as we wanted the car to drive ;) It certainly seemed to be solid and inflexible though, so maybe it was. I guess we wont know till the next time it goes.