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by 57traveller
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lights and Fire, oh joy
Replies: 16
Views: 4903

Re the lights and wiper switch remova presumably the same as my early '62 saloon. If you look or feel under the knob there should be a small hole. Push a small screwdriver into the hole which should release a spring loaded pin on the switch spindle, the knob then pulls off. It's a push and pull oper...
by 57traveller
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch adjusted...
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Stig28 wrote:Hmm, mine's definitely 5/8 AF for the adjusting nut.
Possibly depends on supplier with it being a non standard nut?? Hence "(or two shifters!)" 8)
by 57traveller
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dot 4 Brake Fluid V`s Silicon Brake Fluid
Replies: 26
Views: 9806

That's what I did Kevin, using silicon fluid only after renewal of all the cylinders and seals etc. It's been in the saloon for 7 years and the Traveller for 5. However the Traveller fluid has had some renewal after replacing all the front wheel cylinders recently. Automec do state that mixing with ...
by 57traveller
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch adjusted...
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

On both my cars the adjusting rod has a 5/16UNF thread, the conventional hex. locking nut requires a 1/2AF spanner but the adjusting nut needs a 11/16AF spanner. (or two shifters!)
by 57traveller
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch judder
Replies: 22
Views: 4765

Afer eliminating all the usual and easy suspects on my Traveller and still judder in reverse to the point that the flared end of the exhaust pipe eventually cracked :cry: , it did turn out to be the engine mounting rubbers. Kevin is right about the new rubber being too hard - the judder's gone but v...
by 57traveller
Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FAN BELT LENGTH - Urgent help needed please
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Quintin Hazell QBA 825 or Powertrain PCFB 825 if that's any help.
The 825 refers to the length in millimetres, width 10mm.
by 57traveller
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring towbar
Replies: 7
Views: 1984

In the meantime this might be sufficient.
Pin 1 (L) Yellow - nearside indicator
Pin 2 (54G) Blue - rear foglamp
Pin 3 (31) White - earth
Pin 4 (R) Green - offside indicator
Pin 5 (58R) Brown - Offside tail
Pin 6 (54) Red - stop lights
Pin 7 (58L) Black - nearside tail and numberplate.
by 57traveller
Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring towbar
Replies: 7
Views: 1984

Onne, I have a wiring diagram indicating colours and socket connection numbers etc. I could e-mail to you if you let me know address by PM.
It's in black & white but quite clear.
by 57traveller
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Topping up brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

According to Automec who make DOT5 Silicone brake fluid it is quite safe to mix it with normal DOT4 fluid. However the advantages of a higher boiling point and moisture absorbancy resistance will be lost. The only fluid it can't be mixed with is the mineral based type used in some Citroen and Rolls ...
by 57traveller
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head nut re-torque
Replies: 17
Views: 2913

Yes, 40 lb ft diagonally outwards from the centre. Also check rocker pedestal nuts 25lb ft. Then check and reset as necessary the valve clearances.
by 57traveller
Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where to get a new chrome locking petrol cap?
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

ugabugchugabug wrote: it is not so bad i guess having a black one on a black car..... :)
I've a black locking filler cap on my black Traveller and it looks fine. I do prefer the shiny version though.
by 57traveller
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: correct colour for fan blade??
Replies: 26
Views: 8897

Fiat Broom Yellow in Halfords aerosol looks good. Just done the fan blade on my Traveller with that particular colour when fitting solid type bypass hose. Water pump off route. Off topic but has anyone experienced a problem with fan belt tension adjustment with an alternator fitted? I removed the al...
by 57traveller
Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front wheel clonking revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 3206

You say all, but did they check the tie rod/bar bushes and their security. ie. the rods, ffront to back direction which connect the lower front suspension arm to the chassis rail. Could only be making the noise depending on the braking effort being applied. A clonk is difficult to describe though an...
by 57traveller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Activ8 friction reducer
Replies: 10
Views: 1757

Personal and professional opinion - a waste of money.
I have been told that when the really thick/viscous versions of the stuff is poured into the sump it has very occasionally caused a failure of the oil pump drive in some engines because they are not intended to pump liquid of that initial viscosity
by 57traveller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which Halogen conversion kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2710

I fitted a pair of these to my Traveller. http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/VWPweb2000/lights-1/lights-1.html I seem to be plugging this company today, no pun intended. :-? I find the Wipac "Quadoptics" far superior to the normal Wipac conversion, having used those too. They do cost more? but...
by 57traveller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: red carpets
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Yes they are Kevin. Very pleased with them. Fitted 5 years ago and still, except for a couple of marks with use, as good and comfortable as new.
by 57traveller
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: red carpets
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Image

And Traveller - looks better without the rubber mats though!
by 57traveller
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: SMITHS OIL PRESSURE GAUGE - fitting help please
Replies: 12
Views: 3830

blueangelical wrote:I'll get the t-piece from esm
Grandmother and eggs might apply, but you will also need the straight adaptor for the side connection to accept the pipe union. The ESM "t" adaptor hopefully has a female connection on the end, not visible, to accept the existing pressure switch?
by 57traveller
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: R/H GloveBox Lid
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Yes, they are Kevin. My Traveller has a lid fitted to RH glovebox - about as practical as a nine bob note, but at least anything in there is out of sight. I obtained a pair of then off eBay a couple of years ago, primarliy for the RH lid. The request for one and your post got me thinking that I have...