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Post by frase29 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:04 pm

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Ah - you’ve written it down - there’s no “a”
:lol: An extra one I'd forgotten, double points for that. Missing question though my girlfriend (it's her work) assures me there's definitely no errors in the equations :lol: :lol:

Suppose I maybe wasn't clear enough about which washer was the one I'd dropped - I was shocked to see no washer that should be mating with the missing bush :shock: The sleeve is indeed siezed on that side so I'd not lost it, and yet no washer :|

Must have been missing for as long as it's been on, and undoubtedly the reason it lunched the bush in the first place...

But oh well - can make it all better now! Any tips for refitting? I'm guessing making sure the bushes are seated properly in the holes are the main bit, and quite how tight are they meant to be done up? Guessing pretty tight...


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Post by philhoward » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 pm

Ballpark is do it up until there’s a couple of threads showing through the nyloc.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:28 am

Slather the bits in copper slip.

If it's a struggle to get the nut on, use a jack under the head of the bolt to compress. Or shorten the inner sleeve, which is something that may be required if using cheaper pattern parts that are slightly too long, or on cars that are excessively lowered....


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Post by frase29 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:14 am

Thanks guys - new bits arrived today so car should be good to go ASAP (excellent service from QRG!)

Copper slip over everything (bushes and all?) or just metal bits?

Was planning on a quick mist of wax seal over the mating bits of suspension too - at some point in the reasonably near future I'll have the suspension off to properly clean and pretty up, but none of that silly painting lark for now :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:20 am

Just the metal bits should be fine - it's the sleeve that tends to rust to the bolt, giving fun and games in the future. A quick dust of Waxoyl on the rubber mounting faces could work to prevent any squeaks.

Whatever some might say about the traders, they will have the right part, and know how to send things quickly!


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Post by frase29 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:33 am

Brilliant thanks

New vs old does paint quite a forlorn picture!

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Post by frase29 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:49 pm

And that's a wrap for now!

New links installed and a thumbs up from the MOT tester gives me another year of top-down fun! No advisories either :shock:

I'm back off to uni this weekend sadly so it's back to the garage for the scim, but come June it'll be back on the road - and when I find time in the next few weeks I'll write up a few of the little things that I did find time to do this easter!


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Post by philhoward » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:08 pm

At least you can pack back up knowing you’ve got the fresh ticket :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:35 pm

Well done on the MOT! :D


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Post by frase29 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:00 pm

Thanks guys

Main thing this means is i can whizz home (I only live just over an hour from my uni) to swap to the scim to fire around in for the last couple of weeks in the summer, gives me a chance to show off :lol: (or, more likely, the car to break down in front of all my automobile club mates again :w ) before I'm home again.

Also means I've even less excuses not to make curbs this year :wink:


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Post by frase29 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:15 pm

A sad - but determined, update this time.

Plans of shooting home, paying the tax and hopping into the scim were sadly dashed by a fuel leak that began while parked up in the garage... None of the fuel pipes are visibly bad but after the second fuel leak in less than a year I've lost confidence in the lot and plan to replace them all before it's on the road again.

I'm planning on replacing the nylon hoses too, as at least one has been chopped down in the past, and I can then copy the work of others on the forum and extend them into the engine bay to make the flexi pipes at each end that bit easier.

Looking for pipes and fittings at SSL diesel - believe i'm correct in saying it's 8mm and 6mm OD for feed and return respectively?

also slightly baffled by fittings on the end of the nylon tube - seems like quite a few people don't actually bother, so are they really needed or is just getting the flexi hose nice and tight over the nylon and using a good fuel hose clip enough?

if fittings are recommended - which do i need, I'm finding the SSL diesel site a bit obtuse in this regard - I think I'm right in saying per connection I'll need one of these, one of these and maybe some tube supports per connection?

also any recommendations on how much of each pipe to buy? currently house-bound as otherwise i'd measure on the car, but really want to be able to get the bits ordered ASAP so i can get straight on with it as soon as i can (and make sure the car is able to make it to curbs!)


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:28 pm

No fittings needed just use decent clips.

Ti is 8mm in and out at the engine. Tanks depend on age so you may need an adapter for the tank to pump line.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:37 pm

and in case you'd forgotten, slice / cut carefully the pipes off the sender unit, otherwise it breaks .. . . :cry:


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:39 pm

If they’re attached to the sender unit - later cars aren’t. :D


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Post by philhoward » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:54 pm

It is odd - 8mm for feed and return at the engine, yet 8mm feed/6mm return on the tank/car. Same on a K-series Sabre (as I've just found out).


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