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by Trickydicky
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

You have used too much ptfe tape, that and the quality of the brass fitting caused it to shear when you tightened it up. I once fitted a central heating radiator with extension tails on the end which constantly weeped when filled. I made exactly the same mistake of using too much ptfe and in the end...
by Trickydicky
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

One of the main things to consider when overhauling brakes is that if the M/C is old the cylinder bore may be pitted. When you start bleeding the brakes and pumping the cylinder to it’s full stroke it will wreck the seals.
As a belt and braces approach I would consider replacing the cylinder.
by Trickydicky
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Thermostat housing with temp take off.
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Thermostat housing with temp take off.

At that buy it now price it is a bargain. Anyone wanting to fit a temp gauge to a 948 engine should buy this.
If I still had my 948 it would be mine by now :lol:
by Trickydicky
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light
Replies: 31
Views: 512

Re: Ignition light

Try stripping it down first and check the brushes, the springs holding them onto the commuter may have rusted away and they are not making contact with the commuter. If the brushes have worn away replacements are available.
A cheap and easy repair.
by Trickydicky
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Helicoil help - front damper mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Helicoil help - front damper mounting

Which thread is stripped? Top or bottom hole? Personally I wouldn’t helicoil it, I would drill and tap a flat piece of steel and cut a slot Underneath the Cross beam and feed it up, you will get more purchase on the tapped steel than a helicoil when you tighten it up. You could even weld the same si...
by Trickydicky
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Heater Problem

Here is a comprehensive video on how to spruce up your heater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v75LjUrVaPE
by Trickydicky
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: worst year for minors

They were cheap cars quickly thrown together in the factories. The engines and running gear did not have a long service life. By the introduction of the 1098 engine they were so outdated in style and layout, BMC just didn't care about them and only continued making them because they sold well. Comp...
by Trickydicky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A nasty shock
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: A nasty shock

Probably not a casting fault, the cylinders are a tight fit so may have been broken when installed.
by Trickydicky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

As above, set it up as per the workshop/Haynes manual. Release the handbrake, adjust the shoes to lock the drums. Pull the handbrake up 3 notches and check the cables at the handbrake end are adjusted up correctly.
Release the handbrake adjust the shoes as per normal and retest.
by Trickydicky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 40
Views: 4071

Re: 'Smart' motorways

Keith has hit the nail on the head on a number of points, The main one for me is Education, when smart motorways were starting to be introduced there was very little Information made available for the ordinary motorist. On another note of education, it is only recently that motorway driving tuition ...
by Trickydicky
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pickup parts
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: pickup parts

I recently sold a 948 gearbox on eBay for £55, the spares you have maybe interchangeable with other models so may not command a high price.
by Trickydicky
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Oil filter

The Halfords part number for the oil filter is HOF203 for the spin on filter. Used them many times on my 948.
by Trickydicky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 670

Re: observations

stuffedpike20 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:39 pm
My inner chimp keeps making me challenge everybody.
Maybe i should get it drunk.
Your not managing him properly 8)
by Trickydicky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 670

Re: observations

I trust you have read them too? :wink:
by Trickydicky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 670

Re: observations

Nothing like bad driving and the weather to harvest people's opinions :lol: Most people think they would pass the advanced motorists test when in actual fact we would probably fail. Over the years I have taken the stance of rather than be quick to offer my opinion, only offer it when asked. The same...
by Trickydicky
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?

I don't think turning it over with the drill will allow you to turn it over fast enough, I would bolt it to a car with the engine running to try and complete the tests. A drill works fine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtKOJtJ_Dt4 There is a difference in the type of drill in the photo gtt posted...
by Trickydicky
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?

I don't think turning it over with the drill will allow you to turn it over fast enough, I would bolt it to a car with the engine running to try and complete the tests.
by Trickydicky
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Non starter

Hi Mike,
It does sound like a faulty pump if there is no activity. Have you tried the favourite method of giving it a tap with a hammer?
Any chance of a refund?
by Trickydicky
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Non starter

As part of the process of elimination try pouring a egg cup of fuel down the air intake and see if you get it to fire. Is the pump ticking when the ignition is on?
by Trickydicky
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump woes...
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Fuel pump woes...

The simplest way to test the pump and to prove if there is high resistance in the circuit is to connect the pump directly to the battery and start the car. If the problem still persists then check the fuel line for blockages.