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by IanC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 102
Views: 10984

Engine Rebuild Novice

That's good to hear, here's hoping i get similar results.
by IanC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 102
Views: 10984

Engine Rebuild Novice

Right, I'll do that then. I'm guessing steaming hot Tesco cola is just as nasty so ill be careful with the hoses :) did the potion work btw?
by IanC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 102
Views: 10984

Engine Rebuild Novice

The car is running well, but a minor concern is that after the thermostat is open the temp gauge reading slowly climbs to 90 then the fan kicks in after about 15 miles (if not doing above 30ish). I realise that it's pretty warm weather currently , and the engine may well be 'tight' with all new bear...
by IanC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

Thanks Mark, I'll have a look underneath today.
by IanC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

Hi, thanks for that, but I think it's unlikely to be the source anyway since the cover, pulley etc came as a new unit with the 'box of bits' that constituted the engine.
by IanC
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

Thanks guys for the constructive suggestions. In no particular order: Engine mounts - these are new, but just yesterday I was underneath checking out this very point, I can't see any evidence of the exhaust touching. Diff - The 'big nut' has been off recently to do the pinion oil seal and done up ri...
by IanC
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Borg warner gearbox problems
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Borg warner gearbox problems

Hi Roger, well it certainly confused me! Thanks for the explanation.
Ian
by IanC
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Borg warner gearbox problems
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Borg warner gearbox problems

Correct method, wrong fluid. AQF for the BW35 and C3 with black dipsticks. In my efforts to ensure I passed on the correct information, I crossed checked before posting, the RSSOC workshop manual and the owner's handbook both of which specify ATF. I can only surmise that this information is now out...
by IanC
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

Hi, Thanks guys for the suggestions. I had already fretted about it being the diff, but there's little play detectable when trying old and slow's technique. Also the noise seems to be coming from the front, not from the back as in the many noisy diffed scimitars I've owned in the past. When I lift m...
by IanC
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Borg warner gearbox problems
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Borg warner gearbox problems

The bw box takes 6.4 litres of ATF, I've always topped up auto boxes at the dipstick tube with a funnel . I'm sure if that's not the right way, someone will put me straight!
Ian
by IanC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

With the back of the car jacked up, you shouldn’t lose any oil Ian. And so it proved! Unfortunately that was the only bit of good news, I broke a large bench vice tring to remove one of the bearing cups (buy Chinese, buy twice) so had to resort to professional assistance. Sadly the droning noise on...
by IanC
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.

I just measured the length of the arm on a known working one, and it's 11cm long
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Thin rubber glove over the tail shaft with elastic bands?😎👍
Tight ex-Yorkshire lad!
Great idea, it appeals to my Caledonian caution!
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

TrevorG wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Ian, if you can tie/tape a plastic bag tightly over the back end of the gearbox once the shaft is removed, it will prevent too much leakage and you can then top up to suit afterwards. Unfortunately AQF flows easier than manual gearbox oil!😁
Belt and braces, I like it! :D
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 35
Views: 726

Propshaft Query

Hi, I meant ATF as an abbreviation for automatic transmission fluid. I'm sure the specialist guy who sorted out my torque converter and autobox seals will have used the right fluid for an A4LD. I don't have a old propshaft front end (good idea btw) but hopefully I won't have too much of a leak if I ...

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