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by oliver90owner
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: CLUTCH PROBLEM

paul 300358 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:22 pm
The way its adjusted, you would think that the clutch would be slipping like mad.
Not sure why. It would appear that the clutch is not disengaging properly/sufficiently, not a case of not engaging fully when the pedal is released
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

So what does the engine do every time you take your foot off the accelerator and change from ‘loaded’ to ‘driven’ on overrun? Never used a rev counter? Admittedly engines are more modern, but the MOT test for diesels require the engine to be revved to governed speed for emissions testing. But your c...
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: trolley jack
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: trolley jack

A one ton trolley jack could be more than adequate to lift the vehicle completely off the surface in one go. However, as Phil indicates, that is not the whole story! Most people only lift one corner, or one end, of the vehicle at a time. Lift height and stability are far more important than the lift...
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

And the next logical step (depending on the result of Islip Minor’s request) might be to check again, but with the gearbox input shaft stationary.
by oliver90owner
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 28
Views: 525

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

LEDs are low power, so draw less current (the whole original idea behind their usage) so could use a smaller gauge wire, so no problem at all. If running extra current (higher powered halogens or other auxiliary lighting) it is better to run them through a relay, rather than risking overloading an o...
by oliver90owner
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Overheating or fuel issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Overheating or fuel issue?

Singapore? Have you checked your air cleaner lately? Perhaps it is clogged with atmospheric pollution. :D They were worried about it at the Singapore GP - but not of blocking their car air filters. :D I would start with the above suggestions of a fuel vapourisation problem. So first question is whet...
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

I have a nextbase (can’t remember the model) and it is quite good. I also have a cheapie, non recording of data such as location coordinates, acceleration, g forces on cornering/braking, etc. fitted to the rear. It cost me a tenner from epay and included a memory card - the power extension lead wasn...
by oliver90owner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

Richard,

My guess is that it is a down-loaded play-back from a dash cam with all, or some, of the bells and whistles?
by oliver90owner
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition Type?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Ignition Type?

Unless, of course someone has fitted a 6 volt coil at some time. Unlikely, but there is a Law which dictates you will get it wrong unless you check it out before making an expensive mistake. It is fairly obvious if no extra wires are involved in the circuit? Or the coil - they are normally all wound...
by oliver90owner
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder numbering?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Cylinder numbering?

It’s right, but the wrong reasoning. Cylinders are generally numbered from the timing end. Simple convention which works for engines that might have remote ancillaries. I expect there are exceptions to the rule somewhere.
by oliver90owner
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 627

Re: Voltmeter broken?

An increase in resistance of four fold, or more, would lead me to check the resistance across the coil windings - as that extra resistance can only be due to two things - a thinning of the wire or a high resistance connection. The latter is more likely?
by oliver90owner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: can this block be rebored ?

In addition to SUE, The markings should all be made on the camshaft (timing) side of the engine. Well, hopefully they will, unless made by a non-engineer!
by oliver90owner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 627

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Don’t try to educate the mechanics too much. Actually filaments in incandescent bulbs normally get nowhere near melting point - probably only around 1500 to 2000+ Celsius. Melting point is much closer to 3500 degrees. The inert gas will not react with the filament like oxygen would. Fuses melt (note...
by oliver90owner
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Not Starting

An incandescent surface is exactly what you can have on exhaust manifold with the engine on load. In my job as an engine test engineer I have seen this often. I would not agree that brake fluid is more likely to ignite in the same circumstances. In any event the vapour created by petrol on a lower ...
by oliver90owner
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Even measuring the piston diameter could enlighten if it is actually close to standard. Piston size and feeler gauges can be helpful to determine which end of the spectrum of sizes it might be, but PTH’s ‘for sure’ method will be needed if it is not at least close to standard. Does it actually need ...
by oliver90owner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Different reading on battery condition gague
Replies: 24
Views: 536

Re: Different reading on battery condition gagu

All rotating field alternators (automotive or generating sets) require some magnetism to start them generating, after which they are self energising. With automotive devices, the charge ind. lamp supplies the initial current to provide magnetic flux in the rotor. Larger (modern) stator generating se...
by oliver90owner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Not Starting

Petrol/air mix really needs a spark to ignite it - or an incandescent surface. Ethanol in petrol may (have) change(d) that. Brake fluid is far more likely to cause a fire if dripped on a hot surface. We were travelling at probably over a 100, back in 1977, down the Tring motorway (it was only a shor...
by oliver90owner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Not Starting

les wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Ah yes the ‘naughty step’ he wouldn’t take any nonsense! :D
Yes, but on some things he was intransigent and at times wrong.

His differential ratios did not fit the accepted convention, for a start.

Nobody is perfect.
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: Not Starting

I knew that. I had been ‘on his naughty step’ at least once. It wasn’t always the condenser, either.
by oliver90owner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltmeter broken?
Replies: 32
Views: 627

Re: Voltmeter broken?

Just to add to the above, it is odd that the voltmeter was fine before, but I have known them fail and have known them read low before dying completely. At the same time it may not have appreciated being driven backwards by nearly fsd! Previous post re voltage stabiliser - not if it is simply a bi-...