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by oliver90owner
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

Different the geoberni. I was always taught to loosen each bolt by approx 90 degrees before torqueing down after the initial run. Each bolt in turn in the prescribed order - only one at a time, of course! This was for re-tightening after the initial warm up after a rebuild. I would probably not reco...
by oliver90owner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: tyre pressure please
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: tyre pressure please

The sensible approach is to abide by the tyre manufacturers data (for similar tyres on similar rim widths). Alternatively, simply inflating to the point of fullest contact with the road surface can be found by experiment. It is important that neither wear at the edges nor along the centre line of th...
by oliver90owner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 506

Re: No spark

The contact points are simply a current path to earth, or not, from the coil depending on whether the contacts are closed or open. Nothing more. The condenser simply prevents sparking at the points surface as the coil current is abruptly stopped (with the associated back emf produced by the sudden c...
by oliver90owner
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weird coil issue
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Weird coil issue

My thoughts are all ‘contact the supplier’.
by oliver90owner
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4087

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

flaming hell, why not just use metric this day and age...…….. Even using metric one would need to differentiate between pipes and tubes? Pipes, tubes, parallel and tapered theads, olives or flared ends - they all have their place within engineering. Metric would not help for items made in the stone...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?

Good result. Glad to see someone report back on something like this. Often posters disappear from the scene (until the next fault occurs) when they realise these systems are basically quite simple and they have not really given adequate thought to the problem/repair/diagnosis. Clearly you are now hi...
by oliver90owner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door won't stay locked
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Door won't stay locked

Left handed drills are good for removing broken screws. I just bought a set for not too much money as the current ones I have were too big, by far.☹️ Small first and increase in size slowly is my method.
by oliver90owner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Dynamo Testing - what am I doing wrong?

Have you tried to just simply ‘flash’ the field?
by oliver90owner
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratc

What colour were the plug electrodes and ceramic cone? There is no way they should be wet after even only a 5 mile trip with the engine up to temperature. What colour was the tailpipe? I think it needs tuning up properly before looking for other faults ‘Pinking’ is a sound which is fairly obvious on...
by oliver90owner
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

Probably. What is the advance on the timing according to the timing mark (using a strobe light)? Fuel mixture could be contributing also.
by oliver90owner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition warning light
Replies: 20
Views: 361

Re: Ignition warning light

All good coils will have a +ve and -ve indication embossed beside the connectors. One simply need to connect them with the feed lead with the more positive (less negative) connection - just look at the battery orientation - to the terminal marked +ve. Positive earth system - the earth is most positi...
by oliver90owner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

It’s a hall effect trigger, so simply setting the engine to TDC (or wherever you wish, for slight advance) and rotating the distributor in the correct direction will cause a spark as the electronics trigger. Tighten distributor at that point and spark should be roughly set for purposes of starting t...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition warning light
Replies: 20
Views: 361

Re: Ignition warning light

As I recall, there were different connections required for the control box for positive and negative earth operation. It is a long time since I have had anything to do with charging control boxes but I would not be surprised if modern items only work with one polarity? Dynamo systems were discarded,...
by oliver90owner
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tracker Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Tracker Systems

The reviews appear good, and i've bought electronics from this company before and been very happy with the quality. Don’t they always? Ban good donate items for review as long as the review is positive for their item! The only completely honest review of a ban good product I have seen (which includ...
by oliver90owner
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: missfire
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: missfire

Off the top of my head I can not remember the compression readings as it was many moons ago (House move wife move etc etc) I do know at the time the compression was good and similar at all four cylinders I

Was it mis-firing ‘many moons ago’?
by oliver90owner
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Blowing Fuses Constantly
Replies: 40
Views: 569

Re: Blowing Fuses Constantly

All such fuses are there to protect the down-stream wires/leads/connections. A 35A fuse will likely only blow if there is a dead short. Seriously overloading any circuit wiring is likely to lead to a fire. Think here of your house circuits - the plug fuse only protects the lead from the plug to the ...
by oliver90owner
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: missfire
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: missfire

More info? What were the compressions when you tested it? But, go ahead snd remove the head if you must - but I fail to understand exactly what you expect to find (that you can not diagnose with the head on).
by oliver90owner
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: missfire
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: missfire

Valve sticking open? Cam lobe worn? Bent pushrod? All things to check if it is not electrical. Even a leaking inlet manifold gasket can affect one pot more than another. Myself and my brother have suffered all of the above faults in the long distant past. Likely more info needed - is this engine sta...
by oliver90owner
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Brake Cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Replacing Brake Cylinders

Over the years, I have found that there is not a lot that resists the application of a wire cup brush wheel in an angle grinder. Concrete can be a but tough but most things succumb very easily.
by oliver90owner
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Piston Height Above Deck of Block
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Piston Height Above Deck of Block

Commendable adjustment technique. I think I would have checked the clearances when the gasket is compressed and taken a decision on that. Can’t remember, off-hand, what the measurements were for my Pogo diesel engines, but they used different gasket thicknesses, dependent on piston protrusion. Given...