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by upstart8s
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Guide to the Se6a Cooling System
Replies: 2
Views: 2749

Guide to the Se6a Cooling System

Roger, I am just about to fit a new coolant expansion tube (recently supplied by QRG) to complete my overheating saga. When I look at the plug which fits into the expansion bottle, I notice that it is solid and a tight sliding-fit over the tube. My memory fails me regularly, but do I need to drill a...
by upstart8s
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V6 Alloy timing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 503

V6 Alloy timing gear

Yes Roy, It is a solid disc, just used the magnet to check whether it is steel or alloy.
Stu
by upstart8s
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V6 Alloy timing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 503

V6 Alloy timing gear

I recon Jims 10 mins is pretty acurate. Its the extra time sorting all the other issues you notice while doing that job that takes the time. Yes, I can confirm 10 mins to remove petrol pump and check. Nobody mentioned the 3 hours to dismantle and re-assemble power steering reservoir! (other issues?...
by upstart8s
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox identification
Replies: 19
Views: 466

Gearbox identification

If the neighbours take an interest, tell them you're checking for explosive devices due to your past in the intelligence services - they'll probably keep well clear then!
Have you just inadvertently given away something of your past there, Roger?
Stu
by upstart8s
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from The Netherlands
Replies: 19
Views: 928

New member from The Netherlands

hello Harold,
I have just had a look on Google maps and it shows Hillside Motors still being in business. They show a different telephone number and their website address as hillsidemotors.co.uk (the street view picture seems to be from 2018)
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V6 Alloy timing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 503

V6 Alloy timing gear

scimjim wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:44 pm
More like 10 minutes? :D
Jim, you've clearly not seen me at work. That's good to hear, thanks...
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: V6 Alloy timing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 503

V6 Alloy timing gear

I want to check whether my timing gear has been changed. I understand the easy way is just to remove the fuel pump and have a peep through the hole, refitting the pump with a new gasket. Is it really that easy? I have been known to cause unnecessary confusion in the past. Would 8 hours be enough to ...
by upstart8s
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Heartbeat on ITV3
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Heartbeat on ITV3

No matter what, it's all been said and done (and watched) before on this Forum. It makes you wonder why people are watching such rubbish, instead of working on their pride and joy (outside in the cold).
Stu
by upstart8s
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Heartbeat on ITV3
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Heartbeat on ITV3

I've just seen a nice red Coupe driven by the new Lady Ashfordly on a re-run of Heartbeat. Registration 345JUM (no doubt made-up for the program)
Stu
Episode 'A Many Splendoured Thing' apparently made in 2002 (not sure about my source)
by upstart8s
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Golden Coupe
Replies: 87
Views: 5250

Goldie the Coupe

I bought a number of larger microfibre cloths from Wilko, and they worked very well on my Mazda, which had a serious leak due to blocked-up drain holes in the cill. The advantage is that you can wring them out and use them again until the problem is resolved.
Stu
by upstart8s
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Heaven and Hell

Thanks Roger, calm and order restored...
Stu
by upstart8s
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Another recent job through the workshop SE6b

Yes, sorry Andy/Phil. My car is a 6a auto with, of course an Essex engine. I am sorry to have hijacked the thread, but my symptoms were identical to those described in this thread. One of my greatest achievements in life has been to bring confusion where none existed before! Roger, If you feel it is...
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Another recent job through the workshop SE6b

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:14 pm
upstart8s wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
the reading on the gauge went rapidly up to 120 and then dropped to a steady 90
just a thought, but have you checked that the gauge actually accurately reflects the engine temp?
Yes, Roger, I bought an infra-red digital gun earlier this year and it seems to confirm temperatures, thanks.

Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Another recent job through the workshop SE6b

Hi, I have just checked the thermostat and rebuilt things with a new pressure cap. During the drive, the reading on the gauge went rapidly up to 120 and then dropped to a steady 90. I've only done 30 miles in it this morning but things did seem OK. I will prepare for a longer journey later in the we...
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Heaven and Hell 2

Andy, That sounds very much like the situation I have with my 6a auto. When I bought the car in July, the Otter switch blew out of the radiator on the drive home (after 90 miles driving). I stripped and rebuilt all the cooling including a ne Otter switch, but it would seem to pressure-up after about...

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