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by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech

WARNING WARNING WARNING ALL Scimitars need a run to settle the suspension BEFORE doing the tracking. Because it uses unequal wishbones top and bottom if you jack up the front the wheels WILL tip in at the bottom, even if you lower the car the suspension WILL be wrong :w [/quote] And camber and caste...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech

Sorry delay in answering....been having lots of house water/plumbing issues + just about everything else breaking that can. Including rear HOLLOW !!! anti toll bar on Skoda Yeti snapping off completely at one end!!!!. Rears on SE6a Protech 451mm (17 3/4 inch) eye centre to eye centre fully open with...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech

As I said stick with 14 inch X 250 for front (13.5 found to be just a bit too short) Tried and tested on a GTE. Very surprised that Protech gave 10 inch to start with as I very quickly proved them to go coil bound with 250. 14 also allows plenty of height adjustment availability with the bottom spri...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?

I have previously used Moly in O/D gearbox in GTE and GTC and all ok over many thousand miles. Now use Synionic AFMT in engine and gearbox (13,127 miles since put in gearbox). Engine/gearbox now at 102,451 miles. RE the Molly....as the late Allan Dean used to say about it in OD box.....supper smooot...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tapping sound at idle
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Tapping sound at idle

Also worth setting clearances using a DTI on the rocker instead of feeler gauges between rocker and valve...this avoids under reading due to worn grove in rocker where it rubs on valve. (feeler does not go down into groove
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex

woops sorry...thought I was just putting in the web page heading but it seems to have gone strait to that webpage and put in the whole content of the presentation!!!!
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex

I still continue to use SYNIONIC AFMT (Anti Friction Metal Treatment) added to my oil (fully synthetic oil). Reading the ZDDP article, the Z and P form a strong layer on valve followers....therefore less wear. The SYNIONIC AFMT appears to do a similar thing but better. The general film strength of a...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

New shocks and springs recommendation please

I was first person to work with PROTECH to get a set designed for my 6a (Rod Avon of AVO fame was their consultant) They supplied them with bushes fabricated from metalastic (Jaguar) ones which were internally bushed to fit the1/2 inch bolts and more importantly they were the correct 1 1/8 inch widt...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.8 crank
Replies: 11
Views: 796

2.8 crank

Possibly more of a flat ring rather than round 'O' ring...sorry can't remember but believe comes with gasket set?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.8 crank
Replies: 11
Views: 796

2.8 crank

This should have been with last pictures . You can just see the slightly darker grey square mark to right of rear thermostat housing hose spout that corresponds with the missing slot of the block to timing case plate. The ring shape around the water hole is from the rubber seal. (Water holes had not...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne 2.8 core plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Cologne 2.8 core plugs

scimjim wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:11 pm
I have a Cologne on an engine stand that I can photograph if you can’t find the answer online.
Jim have you managed to get time to take the photos?
Seems as if 12 plugs; one large and 11 all same size a bit smaller.
Photos will be printed and filed in my workshop manual.
Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaphragms
Replies: 29
Views: 3328

Seat Diaphragms

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Dennis if you have the plywood fitted you do not need webs :roll:
gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Dennis if you have the plywood fitted you do not need webs :roll:
See my comment further up........sitting too high and seems much harder.......i.e. no give and nice rounded cushioning to fit my pert little..... :wink:
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaphragms
Replies: 29
Views: 3328

Seat Diaphragms

AJL 1. How are those metal parts fixed to the webbing? 2 .I have (used) the 2 sizes of hooks when fitting the rotten rubber diaphragm. 1 3/8 inch for the 8 parallel to frame hooks....2 front, 2 rear and 4 at sides; and 1 5/8 inch for the two front corner diagonal-to-frame ones. (as per the photo of ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne 2.8 core plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Cologne 2.8 core plugs

Have just put up a couple of photos on an answer to Dave speed in general tech discussion thread "2.8 crank" showing block to timing case water passage. It occurs to me that this could be another source of leak to outside of engine. The plate that fits on the block has a piece out of it completely f...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.8 crank
Replies: 11
Views: 796

2.8 crank

Water in sump could be due to the 2 timing cover guide sleeve and o ring seal not having been renewed or being damaged. This is the point where the water goes from block into front timing case casting to water pump. See the two grotty brown rusty looking holes either side of the cam gear. If I remem...

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