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by Longintooth
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Remember the cars that lacked extras?
Replies: 53
Views: 1177

Re: Remember the cars that lacked extras?

My Dad had a Rootes group Hillman Minx, I remember as lad the chassis members were rotten after just 3 years - but it had leather seats and arm rests - in the front and back. It had a side valve engine and was a lot faster than cars of today cos there were not many cars on the road then. :lol:
by Longintooth
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Spelling

Now.... Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what oredr the ltteers in a ...
by Longintooth
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would you Adam & Eve It
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Would you Adam & Eve It

MONKEY BUSINESS Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for £10 each. The villagers, knowing there were many monkeys, went to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at £10 and, as supply started to diminish, the vi...
by Longintooth
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Nightmare!
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Nightmare!

Hi Mj The BSI is an interface for the CAN bus - it has a two twisted wire (High & Low) Pair signal wires. It works by sending packets of code to different things it controls - saves on wiring and is supposed to be sensitive to priorities in what it serves. Only theory buffs like me are allowed to ta...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2-stage brake fluid change?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: 2-stage brake fluid change?

Hello MJ I was going to say that there is no return spring on my clutch pedal - you have to lift it up and down to bleed it. This may be where you are stuck. As for Mr jasper - I agree I find him too much and have felt that I should comment when something is not correct when giving advice to many pe...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2-stage brake fluid change?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: 2-stage brake fluid change?

Mj
I had trouble bleeding my slave - there is a small rubber seal on the end of the connecting pipe that blocked the pipe when trying to bleed it. Remove the pipe and examine the rubber seal.

John
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2-stage brake fluid change?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: 2-stage brake fluid change?

Hi It matters more on modern systems because they are all split divided systems and nothing changes in hydraulic theory or practice. There is a group operating in the uk that occupies 75% of garages they are called Boggit & Leggit Co Ltd , beware since they have no procedures worthy of the title ski...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Possible binding brake(s)
Replies: 55
Views: 1585

Re: Possible binding brake(s)

Hi MJ One other test you could do is use reverse gear, if he growl clears or changes tone then you may have confirmation though the gear will still try to part. Spiral Bevel and Hypoid gears put the thrust on the end of the shaft and had more sliding motion on the teeth whereas helical pinions have ...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2-stage brake fluid change?
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: 2-stage brake fluid change?

The correct procedure for bleeding brakes/changing fluid is to start with the furthest away. The reason is that the pipe expands a little when the brake is pressured so if you bleed the longest first when you shut the nipple there is enough pedal movement with the expansion to allow the others to fo...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Possible binding brake(s)
Replies: 55
Views: 1585

Re: Possible binding brake(s)

Hi
Yes the tone would change on cornering and speed variations but if it's just the pinion maybe only a bit - these pinions are helical and so growl when knacked - Hypoid would whine. The planetory gears don't spin much to cause a lot of noise. Hope I'm wrong.
Regards
John
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Possible binding brake(s)
Replies: 55
Views: 1585

Re: Possible binding brake(s)

MJ
It's your Diff.
Regards
John
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: DIY diesel injector cleaning?
Replies: 10
Views: 3438

Re: DIY diesel injector cleaning?

Hi
Philg .. Jasper is absolutely correct and I saved the last parts of the list for him.. I did not want him throwing his dummy out the pram :lol:
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: DIY diesel injector cleaning?
Replies: 10
Views: 3438

Re: DIY diesel injector cleaning?

Oh - I forgot to add that they also get blocked when tiny grains of grit get in through poor service cleanliness - the most common cause. The needle pounds the grit - which could be granite particles and quickly knackers the seat up even if it does not immediately block the holes. Another issue is w...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: DIY diesel injector cleaning?
Replies: 10
Views: 3438

Re: DIY diesel injector cleaning?

Hi If diesel is the best cleaner, why do the holes that the diesel is injected through get clogged up? The holes get blocked when the needle and seat get worn to the point where when the critical crack point of the injection pressure starts to widen and then the pray pattern starts to blur and then ...
by Longintooth
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: DIY diesel injector cleaning?
Replies: 10
Views: 3438

Re: DIY diesel injector cleaning?

Hi If you have smoke problems on load (dark grey/black) the most probable cause is injectors and if so you cannot service them any other way than with specialised injection equipment. The reason is that the needle and seat are worn and not seating properly this leads to the next phase where the tiny...