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by les
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

I’m not familiar with the Ford circuitry but nonetheless thanks for the alternator suggestion, it’s certainly worth consideration. I’m hoping for an update soon, and will pass that possibility on to him.
by les
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

Thanks for your post and the figures, I’m inclined to think my friend will enlist the assistance of an auto electrician with the drain issue, I’m more inclined to fiddle with these things first but as mentioned I’m not really at liberty to travel 40 miles to take a look, not that I’d necessarily sol...
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

Well apparently it was about 11.5v rising to 13.6 when running on tickover.
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

Yes and I’ve given him instructions to test for a drain, —— disconnect earth terminal and put meter in series, he said he had no reading on the meter, set to mA. However without being there I couldn’t double check the settings, I’m sure there should have been a reading of some sort. Again the troubl...
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Magnetic dipstick

Ah right, I’m with you now. :D
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

Thanks for the recent replies, I’m keen to have a look but can’t get to the car because of restrictions, so I can only relay these thoughts to him, which of course I will. The car is a 70s escort, so no fancy stuff, and I’ve been assured there are no electrical components on. The jump start is a tho...
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

That’s a thought Phil, thanks, I’ll be in touch with my friend in a few days I’ll forward your suggestion. I didn’t think to ask what charger he was using.
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: Dead battery

Yes it probably is, but came from Southend so travel I awkward now, plus if there is a fault on the car that damaged the battery, I don’t know how that would effect the warranty. He was mystified as to what would cause it to not take a charge now, so am I.
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead battery
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Dead battery

I’m looking for some help for a friend, he has told me a new and expensive 12v battery, fitted to a car he is finalising, has completely drained after a couple of weeks. There must be a parasitic drain I should think but forgetting that for the moment, the drained battery will not take a charge now,...
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Magnetic dipstick

If it sinks to the bottom before getting sucked through the oil pump. :wink:
by les
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Magnetic dipstick
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Magnetic dipstick

Without wanting to appear negative, I wonder if some metal debris might be dragged off the dipstick, when withdrawn, if there is little tolerance between the fit of block to stick.
by les
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 1030

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

It would be disappointing to refill with dot 4, to find the same difficulty. It can’t be the fluid because many, me included, have successfully bled the Minor system with silicone. Perhaps the issue you have found will help..
by les
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

As someone who is getting rid of clutter, the last thing I want, is more. I’ll go down the direct method of donating.
Save the planet, no more plastic variants !
by les
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 1030

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

I use the same method as you, using the ezibleed system, which works ok with silicone, the pressure of the driver tyre is 10- 15 lbs pressure from memory. It might be worth pumping the pedal a couple if times before disconnecting. I’m assuming the reassembly of the master cylinder was correct, after...
by les
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally's NMP plate
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Sally's NMP plate

For those worried about moisture with their already fitted plate, Dynatrol with the help of capillary action will penetrate underneath.
by les
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Adderley Park Number details needed
Replies: 58
Views: 3416

Re: Adderley Park Number details needed

Chris, I think we’re all getting weary of all this. Yes, I’m disappointed you didn’t send your numbers, as you indicated but as this is going on and on with no sign of ending, and with you getting upset with things, it’s time I withdrew my request. Good luck with it all but in the words of Dragons D...
by les
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Adderley Park Number details needed
Replies: 58
Views: 3416

Re: Adderley Park Number details needed

Usually when admin comes along and edits a post for unsuitable material, I have missed the original content. Being a curious person it can be quite disappointing, however in this instant I viewed the original unadulterated version, Yippee! It wasn’t very nice.
by les
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Adderley Park Number details needed
Replies: 58
Views: 3416

Re: Adderley Park Number details needed

Thanks for email Chris, I note that you sent me the latest list from Russ, which is helpful but when you get internet cover back hopefully your info will follow. Hope you keep well.
by les
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identifying 1275 engine
Replies: 32
Views: 721

Re: Identifying 1275 engine

——- Cooper S con rods, you’ve got to be a lot older to know what that is! 8)
by les
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealer or private purchase?
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Dealer or private purchase?

I’ve not heard of this finders fee before, I’d be thinking its another way to make money, I don’t know how these companies work but would imagine their ‘search’ would involve looking at the vehicles they already have in stock, and then telling you they have found one! Maybe I’m wrong but you’ve got ...