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by Banned User
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 200
Views: 10185

Re: Differential overhaul

This is probably the best guide that I’ve seen http://billavista.com/tech/Articles/Gea ... index.html
by Banned User
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switching on earth
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Switching on earth

I've always assumed that the horn was wired like that because it's easier to make the switch in the steering wheel boss, if it was wired conventionally it'd require two wires fed through the steering wheel splines/nut. As for the wiper motor, I just though it was to do with the self parking, how wer...
by Banned User
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3798

Re: Euphemisms

Blaketon wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:33 pm
What price safety or someone's life?
They’re catering for the majority of current motorway users. That means, in general, more reliable cars. I choose not to use motorways in my van as I don’t feel that it was designed for the type of traffic that use them these days.
by Banned User
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?

He’s “resigned” according to the magazine.
by Banned User
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 3798

Re: Euphemisms

Surely ‘smart motorway’ is an oxymoron rather than a euphemism? Like ‘army intelligence’ ?
by Banned User
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Block cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Block cleaning.

Blast it and wash it, it’s what I’ve always done. As long as all the core plugs and oil gallery plugs etc are out it’s not a difficult job to make sure it’s spotless.

Eta: The oil pump priming plug had been removed and was put back so it didn’t get lost.
by Banned User
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Crystals in waterways

mobylette wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:25 pm
What about rainwater?
There's a lot of contaminants in rainwater, I wouldn't use it. How much is 5 litres of distilled at Halford, £4?
by Banned User
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Crystals in waterways

Distilled is better than deionised for cooling systems.
by Banned User
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 2794

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

POMMReg wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Many millions of Chicken's needlessly slaughtered for our tables, don't think a hungry fox comparable
I don’t think food is ‘needless’ but I don’t have an issue with nature getting the better of man when it comes to keeping chickens.
by Banned User
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Would Rivnuts work for you?
by Banned User
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Thanks MM
by Banned User
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Crystals in waterways

It’s connected to the problem that we have with swimming pool water in this country. The various water companies add and remove various minerals etc from our tap water. Then water will try to ‘balance’ itself by pulling minerals from what’s left. It can manifest itself as deposits on pools walls or ...
by Banned User
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am
I don't think it matters too much what thread BMC used originally in production as the wing pictured is a modern Taiwanese copy. Your guess is as good as mine as to what thread they use :wink: ......
Did the original (genuine) part have captive threads fitted to fix the headlight bowl?
by Banned User
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Thanks Matt, as I thought.
by Banned User
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Calm down Phil, it’s ok to be mistaken. Hopefully the op will come back to clear things up. Until then we’re all guessing.
by Banned User
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Surely it has to be the headlight mounting as the OP mentions the screw thread in a captive nut. It is only the headlights that have a captive nut isn't it. That was my thought, I think Phil is getting confused by mentioning the wing fixing which the op doesn’t mention. Only lights to wing fixings ...
by Banned User
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:58 pm
No mention of head lamp bowls in the OP
I know, I just assumed that he meant headlights as he said front lights.
Matt531 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Just to clarify it is the lights to wing thread which I was querying.
Which lights?
by Banned User
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Front wing/light thread type

We all seem to think that he's asking a different question. I thought he wanted the thread for the bolts that hold the headlight bowls? He didn't mention the wing fixings?
Matt531 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:04 pm
which hold the front lights on?
by Banned User
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Engine Balancing

I’ve got that drawing Phil, my machining chap has recommended not taking off as much as he would for a saloon, as it could have an adverse affect pulling away fully laden.
by Banned User
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Engine Balancing

7kg is standard, but either way it’s a worthwhile reduction. Thanks.