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by midget
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 438

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Thanks, I will re-stuff it.
by midget
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 438

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Phil, yes understood, but have you ever tried it in practice? I know that you have multiple breathing methods on your engines, but I do not have the option of fuel pump outlet due to this one destined for non Minor application
by midget
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 438

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Good Idea. But on this subject, What happens if you empty the canister of its "gauze baffle" and run it empty? Does this then allow too much oil mist to escape into induction system, causing high oil consumption? I ask, as near completion of A+ rebuild and am keen to reduce oil leaks from usual sour...
by midget
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Mot advice

I do have an engine change planned for later, so have decided to tackle this with a new leg section at that time.
Until then it is off the road. I do have 2 more to use meanwhile--just a shame about the concurrent Mot record.
Thanks for advice
by midget
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Mot advice

Wow, looks like my corrosion has gone through both sections? Did not know of this internal brace.
Are they all the same?
by midget
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Mot advice

This should give an indication.
by midget
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Mot advice

Thanks for link which (sort of) confirms what I understood. I will send a picture later today for opinion.
by midget
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Mot advice

Need advice on MOT procedure please? Just checking my 2 door over for upcoming MOT which I am keen to keep up, and found a hole in the nearside front chassis leg close to the eye bolt. Trouble is, the area has been repaired before my ownership, and am worried that if I merely repair with a patch it ...
by midget
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Duplex chain tension.

Thanks Phil, the sprockets are in alignment, so just may have a tight chain? I will bear this in mind when first running.
by midget
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Duplex chain tension.

Currently fitting Duplex chain to an A+ and am concerned about the tension I have when fitted. It is incredibly tight and would like advice from the many who have fitted these? It was very difficult to assemble, and in my opinion way too tight. I do have the tensioner as standard but not fitted yet.
by midget
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: LCV wheels.
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: LCV wheels.

Are the re -manufactured wider wheels being sold by a well known supplier OK to use? If you are meaning Weller Wheels, then new ones are ok, but early ones lose the hub caps easily--this fault has been corrected on new stock. However, I have a set, and if your suspension is in good order they are o...
by midget
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Lower trunnion
Replies: 39
Views: 2643

Re: Lower trunnion

That sounds like an excellent idea Phil. Have you a link or source for the correct bolts please?
by midget
Mon May 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Weird oil leak.

Yes, fortunately, ESM have honored their excellent record by sending a replacement, despite the sale date in 2017.
Super response.
by midget
Mon May 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Weird oil leak.

Glad to say that I have found the leak. It is from the left shocker! I have not had this before--is it a common problem?
This pic is after a 6 mile run.
by midget
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Weird oil leak.

Not a bad idea Les, I'll try it next time I have an excuse to actually use it.
by midget
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Weird oil leak.

Thanks for plausible causes, but definitely not a breather problem, and wash your mouth out Phil :D --rusty canister indeed! Breather canister is on the tappet chest cover but this is connected directly to the carb body. I assume this is correct? I notice that the one pictured is connected to the ai...
by midget
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Weird oil leak.

Having put my recently restored van on the road, and expected a few gremlins to correct, but cannot get my head around the one remaining. It's an oil (?) leak which is depositing a fair size puddle on the nearside engine panel underneath the manifold, as soon as the engine is warm and driven. Cannot...
by midget
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 1071

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

During my restoration of the Van, I too renewed all cylinders/pipes and fitted esm/Marina disc set up and changed to dot5 fluid. Using the easibleed method I had similar pedal. Tried again using "Manual" method and they are now perfect. I have no idea why this was, because I have successfully used t...
by midget
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: LCV body parts etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: LCV body parts etc...

Just the doors are left.
The rest SOLD.
by midget
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: LCV body parts etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 437

LCV body parts etc...

Having now finished my resto on the van, I have some parts that I don't need. These were fitted temporarily when waiting for my van body to be finished. It is a new F/G cab back, and the original van floor(repaired by self) and will come with new glass and rubber from ESM. The doors are GPO items wi...