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by Mr Bridger
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal

I thought so; thanks. I am talking about the front seal. Does the radiator need to come out as well?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Essex Crankshaft Oil Seal

Am I right in thinking that to do a thorough job with minimal risk of leaks afterwards, when replacing the crankshaft oil seal on a 5a the sump has to come off?
by Mr Bridger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim

Thanks Jim, that’s be great if you do have some.

You’re probably correct gtcse8, they could well be stainless. Whatever mine was made of it seems to be very well camouflaged as several trips up & down the verge proved fruitless!
by Mr Bridger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Wanted - SE5a Sill Trim

I was driving down the road today and the exterior ally trim that runs along the bottom edge of the sill fell off. Anyone got one they’d be willing to part with? By the way, further investigation shows that the pop rivets holding the trim on had significant corrosion and this was almost certainly th...
by Mr Bridger
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5/5a Rear Wiper Arm
Replies: 1
Views: 295

SE5/5a Rear Wiper Arm

I bought one from QRG a couple of years ago. Still in the original Reliant poly bag as well. The only thing is it’s matt black rather than stainless as original. I can’t remember how much it was, which means it couldn’t have been expensive.
by Mr Bridger
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Forums & Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Forums & Facebook

David Tew wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:17 am
:lol:

I also find it a strange waste of effort when people reply to a posted question by just saying, "I don't know" ........ never happens on this forum, of course. :wink:
That always baffles me as well. Almost as helpful as "I took mine to a garage for that".
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

Thanks, shoes have now been changed. :)
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

The workshop manual mentions a working thickness for the rear shoes of 2.54mm, is this referring to the minimum thickness? If not, what is the minimum thickness? If it is 2.54mm, it doesn’t seem to give much allowance for wear as the new thickness is only 4.7mm :-?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I've read about ZDDP (or the lack of) in modern oils as well, but thought it only affected cam followers. Did you mean that Halfords oil is only suitable for engines after 1979 though Philip? Good thought though,I'll look into it further. Thing is, if it's effecting my engine it'll be effecting othe...
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

That's what I'm wondering Roger.
And yes, according.to the history/reciept file it's a different non standard cam Jim.
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

Thanks for the replies. :) I had the distributor out about 10k miles ago and looking at the photos with a wiser eye I think there was wear (although not as bad) back then. From what I could see with my 15 quid endoscope via my mobile phone the gear drive on the cam really does look ok, so I wonder i...
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I don't know; where is the cam fed from?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I've driven it about 12k miles since I bought it in June 2016. It's always run on Halfords Classic 20W/50 since I've had it. I had a look at the gear drive on the cam with an endoscope and that looked fine thankfully, but obviously couldn't really see the cam lobes without major dismantling.
by Mr Bridger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter
Replies: 32
Views: 4307

About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

The last couple of years or so I have used an EFL90, latterly got from an ebay ad. (2324 9743 9457) 'sandicliffeshopuk'....price now £11.99incl. P&P - up from £7.52incl. when I bought it. I've fitted two - probably both from the same source & have not been happy: the cold/start-up psi. has been pre...
by Mr Bridger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

Whilst checking the ignition timing on my 5a, I noticed a large amount of backlash in the distributor shaft. I removed the distributor and found the drive gear to be very worn. I'm not sure you will be able to see in the photo but the gear teeth peeks are worn to a sharp point, and some of the peeks...

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