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by 67-2door
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Slight axle leak. Advice please.

I've had a look but haven't found them yet, I'll have another look this morning. I've checked & cleaned the main breather on the diff housing.
by 67-2door
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil for axle
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Oil for axle

Hi.
Is it acceptable to use EP80/90 GL5 oil in the rear axle instead of the EP90 that's recommended in the manual?
I have plenty of 80/90 to hand but I'm struggling to get EP 90 locally, will the thinner oil make it more likely to leak?
Thanks.
Neil.
by 67-2door
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Scuttle panels (interior trim)
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Scuttle panels (interior trim)

Excellent, thankyou Rod.
by 67-2door
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Scuttle panels (interior trim)
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Scuttle panels (interior trim)

Hi all. I recently bought new front scuttle panels (the interior trim panels by your feet in the footwells), they have a flap of material loose along the edge that meets the door, is this to wrap around the edge of the door frame & the door draught excluder put back in place over the top to hold the...
by 67-2door
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Slight axle leak. Advice please.

That's as I'd hoped, and originally thought.
Thankyou :)
by 67-2door
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Slight axle leak. Advice please.

Confused now :-? . I've bought new paper gaskets & O-rings to cure my weep at the hub flange, but I was talking to a friend tonight & he said that I'd definitely need to change the main seals too as if they weren't leaking there'd be no oil getting past to leak through the paper gasket. Is he right?...
by 67-2door
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Slight axle leak. Advice please.

I'm pretty sure it's only leaking as I've disturbed the paper gasket whilst removing the drum as it didn't seem to leak before but to be on the safe side I think I'll get a new paper gasket & o-ring and change them both before I put the car on the road.
by 67-2door
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Slight axle leak. Advice please.

There's one countersunk screw. It's still tight.
by 67-2door
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Slight axle leak. Advice please.

It only seemed to start weeping from the flange after I took the drum off & I had to give the drum a few taps with a soft mallet to remove it. Do you think I might just have made the paper seal leak a bit by removing the drum?
by 67-2door
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slight axle leak. Advice please.
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Slight axle leak. Advice please.

Hi all. Just as I'm getting close to getting my morris back on the road another problem jumps up to bite me on the backside :( . I was fitting new drums today & adjusting the brakes, when I removed the rear drivers side drum I noticed that the flange that the drum sits on is oily (gearbox oil smell ...
by 67-2door
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil light staying on
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: Oil light staying on

Yes, I had a look. My 1966 car hasn't got that.
by 67-2door
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil light staying on
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: Oil light staying on

Further investigations today found that there was no oil from the pressure switch hole when spinning the engine :cry: . So I removed the pipe from the oil filter housing where it bolts onto the engine & poured some oil into the engine there while turning the engine & that has done the trick presumab...
by 67-2door
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat differences, series 2/1000
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Seat differences, series 2/1000

Hi all. I have a pair of passenger seats for the front of my 1966 Minor 1000, which means neither have the adjuster handle. I picked up a cheap very scruffy drivers seat in the hope that I could transfer the covers off one of my front passenger seats onto it so I have a pair of matching seats with a...
by 67-2door
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil light staying on
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: Oil light staying on

Should have a new pressure switch today, so I'll try it later if it's not raining. While it's out I'll turn the engine over by hand to see if it pumps oil out.
by 67-2door
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water pump recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Water pump recommendations

I think a new waterpump is imminent on my Morris, it has signs of leaking over it, although the coolant level doesn't seem to drop.
Does anyone recommend any particular pump or supplier, or is there any I should avoid.
Thanks.
Neil.
by 67-2door
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil light staying on
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: Oil light staying on

I'm hoping it's not done any damage, I did run it for a few minutes but it didn't get any louder or make funny noises. The light goes off when you remove the wire from the switch so it's not a wiring fault. I've taken the pressure relief valve out today, checked it moves freely & cleaned it, put it ...
by 67-2door
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil light staying on
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Oil light staying on

Hi all. Had my Morris running today for the first time in almost 2 years, and it started first time! :D The not so good news though was that the oil pressure light stayed on & wouldn't go out, obviously I checked the oil level before I started it & it was fine, the light wasn't on the last time it w...
by 67-2door
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Track rod end boots.
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Track rod end boots.

Thought of that but I don't have an old one to take the boot off.
by 67-2door
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Track rod end boots.
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Track rod end boots.

Hi. Can anyone recommend a supplier for the little track rod end boots that aren't rubbish? I bought a new track rod end 2 years ago from Bull motif & fitted it. The car hasn't been driven since as it's been undergoing work, when I was underneath yesterday I noticed that the rubber boot on the "new"...
by 67-2door
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear light lens query
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Rear light lens query

Excellent, thanks very much. :)