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- Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:50 pm
- Forum: General Technical Discussion
- Topic: oil pressure figures after scare
- Replies: 10
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My V6 is very tired, but gives 50psi at 50mph, and has done so for the last 10k miles. Hot tickover is less than 20psi. Daily driver cruising at 70mph+ , and doesn't use any oil. These engines will soldier on for ages
- Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:42 pm
- Forum: Other Car Chat
- Topic: Recommended Tyres for 4X4
- Replies: 19
- Views: 664
We've had 15 years and 125K out of Goodyear 'Efficient Grip' on madam's Disco. They were fitted from new. Very satisfied. A quiet tyre, they wear dead flat and last for about 30K on the front and 40K on the rear. Off road grip is fine on wet grass.
You did right. It's very unlikely that you would see anything wrong on examination of a new cylinder. Possibly you could have proved the point by blocking the cylinder outlet ports, and then trying to generate pressure in the barrel.
The system should bleed perfectly well with the servo non-operational, but take care that air is not trapped in the upper end of the servo cylinder. Try bleeding here by slackening the tube nut. I assume the servo is correctly orientated. You may have a very stiff (new?) master cylinder seal which i...
IIRC, the problem of self unscrewing was particularly related to coned nuts, so not much heard of since about 1980. It was a major issue with truck wheels, hence those little yellow pointers.
Unscrewing of rh threaded nuts on nearside wheels is a well known phenomenon, and the generally accepted explanation is that flexing of the wheel centre causes a differential unscrewing torque to be applied to the nuts, which will unscrew if not tight enough. Once the wheel is loose the unscrewing e...
- Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:12 pm
- Forum: Project Progress
- Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
- Replies: 1696
- Views: 112115
I had the same, and rewired the lot with relays, and no Scotchloks!. My issue, which became apparent when I stripped the old harness, was a completely fried alternator- battery cable. Completely reliable now for three years. As a precaution, I also fitted a fusible link in the alternator feed.