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by Laters
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 441
Views: 59027

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

Should the Honda Accord 3rd generation be on the list? I know the Accord Aerodeck was sold in the UK with pop up headlights as I owned one. accord aerodeck.jpg In the USA the rest of the accord 3rd generations had pop up lights not the fixed lights we had here. Honda-Accord-USA-1989.jpg accord 3rd g...
by Laters
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

As a little update whilst waiting for parts to arrive. The U/J has been removed & a wooden dowel inserted to remove the core plug. It came out very easily & what wasn't expected was the load of black sticky grease that followed it out. When researching the problem I did find a few posts on American ...
by Laters
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

That was my thought too. Going to see if we can get the plug out to make sure & might put use a bit of jb weld around the plug when putting it back in.

In all my time messing with cars from my early days as a mechanics apprentice to now I am not sure I have ever really come across this issue before.
by Laters
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

As a bit of a update. The propshaft has been removed from the gearbox. Propshaft was wiped dry around plug and u/j before it was stood against wall, The propshaft was stood it against the garage wall & filled with fluid to the top. After a few hours just had a look to see if the fluid level has drop...
by Laters
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

With the greatest respect Andy I know what you are saying but my yoke looks like the one in the photo Phil posted. I have a quick photo that's just been taken. Hope you can see the point I am making. You can see the plug on the inside of my yoke and when a finger is put in the yoke plug/u/j area it ...
by Laters
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

I'm hoping the gearbox sump doesn't have to come off again but if it does the drain plug seems like a pretty good solution. Pumped a fair amount of fluid out last time but it was still messy when the sump came off. I wasn't too worried about keeping the old atf as I was unsure if it was the correct ...
by Laters
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

Thanks Phil that was my thoughts as to the leak. Could be wrong and it seems a pretty strange one too. I will pump as much ATF out the box and remove the propshaft as I think that's the only way to get the answer. I was hoping someone would say there is a seal or something as the information in all ...
by Laters
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

When I got the car it drove and ran but there was some delay in the gears, which I put down to low fluid. When checked the fluid was low as soon as it was topped up with fluid it started to leave puddles. Since the sump was off and the box was drained it hasn't been run at all. Its just had 3 litres...
by Laters
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?
Replies: 18
Views: 648

ATF leak from rear of auto gearbox (C3), possibly the propshaft itself?

When I bought my car I was told by the previous owner that it had a issue with the ATF level going down. He claimed there was never a puddle though. The vacuum modulator was faulty and wet along with the gearbox sump & what looked to be coming from the somewhere at the back of the gearbox but the fl...
by Laters
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2581

Mot failure

Its looking like its time for me to give the Galvafroid a try.

thanks to Mark (gtcse8), David Tew and Alan SS1 for the suggestion of Galvafroid.
by Laters
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2581

Mot failure

Thanks Mark. The ZG90 I got from screwfix was brush on. Its all they had at the time. Everything was spotlessly clean but the brush on ZG90 I used chipped easily and didn't seem to work as well as it should. Seen a few people mention it online saying how good it is. Maybe I should get some of the sp...
by Laters
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2581

Mot failure

The tins I use come with Two nozzles, One with a short "Straw" for getting into nooks and crannies :oops: And a standard fan nozzle for normal painting. The one I use most of is very high zinc content, 95% iirc. Mark do you have a particular brand/type that you have used and recommend? I tried some...
by Laters
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MRV 899R Word to the Wise
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

MRV 899R Word to the Wise

Cat C status can sometimes be listed on the V5c in the special notes section. The ones I have seen have had the note "accident damage/ repaired" in the special notes section. Not always though. I've only come across a couple over the years. Last one was a merc estate that was for sale at a back stre...
by Laters
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories
Replies: 519
Views: 46679

Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories

A photo of my se5 chassis after the chassis restoration. Photo must date from somewhere between mid to late 80s. The entire restoration took place in the garage behind the chassis, you can just see my late father in the garage, or on the drive where the chassis is sat. I have photos somewhere of all...
by Laters
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts

The answer to the question is epoxy primer, as always. Far superior to POR-15 and etch / zinc paints and very much cheaper. Totally inert and waterproof once cured and can be overcoated with anything you like. For brushing, go for Jotun or the same thing in much more expensive tins, Rustbuster. For...

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