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by oldynewby
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Battery Dying
Replies: 47
Views: 3672

Re: Battery Dying

I have the same problem with my 6, and I've read that happens to lots of others . If I leave it for a week the battery dies. I put it down to something draining the battery when the car's idle, although the only thing that works when the car's off is the clock. Although it only uses a small current ...
by oldynewby
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 70
Views: 6042

Re: Windows 10

I'm still using XP. If it ain't broke, don't fix it I say!
by oldynewby
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Making an Oil Gun from a Grease Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: Making an Oil Gun from a Grease Gun

When I originally read the stuff about oil v grease I wondered whether a mixture of Molybdenum grease (CV grease) and EP90, mixed to a honey-like consistency would do the job of filling all the gaps/threads while still being suitable for the weight of the car. I'm still wondering! :) Any comments? ...
by oldynewby
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Making an Oil Gun from a Grease Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: Making an Oil Gun from a Grease Gun

When I originally read the stuff about oil v grease I wondered whether a mixture of Molybdenum grease (CV grease) and EP90, mixed to a honey-like consistency would do the job of filling all the gaps/threads while still being suitable for the weight of the car. I'm still wondering! :)

Any comments?
by oldynewby
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Collecting the GTC
Replies: 233
Views: 21968

Re: Collecting the GTC

So is a car park really a "Personal Transport Repository"?
by oldynewby
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Hill Climb: maths vs physics
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Hill Climb: maths vs physics

It's nice to see the environmentalists having fun on their days off! :)
by oldynewby
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: quiet

petermisy wrote:
oldynewby wrote:My car was ready but my back wasn't! :(
My car was ready, so it went without me!!
Nice trick if you can do it!
by oldynewby
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: quiet

My car was ready but my back wasn't! :(
by oldynewby
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine oil reassurance
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Engine oil reassurance

A lot of people over here use Halfords Classic 20w50 and swear by it. You mentioned the French equivalent of Halfords (Halfraux? :) ) in another post, maybe they do an oil of a similar spec.
by oldynewby
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Battery charge maintainance
Replies: 31
Views: 2269

Re: Battery charge maintainance

I've got those over-centre quick release terminals. They just flick off and on.
by oldynewby
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing rubbing strips.
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: Removing rubbing strips.

Some good suggestions there guys. I can see the logic of fishing line, using the cheesewire effect to get under the tape. For what it's Wurth (See what I did there?) I think I'd be inclined to try WD40 first. I'd also favour the hairdryer over the heatgun for obvious reasons! :doh: Thanks very much ...
by oldynewby
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing rubbing strips.
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Removing rubbing strips.

I've got some fairly iffy-looking rubbing strips on the sides of my car that I want to take off before they fall off. They appear to be stuck on with thin double-sided tape, not the usual spongey stuff, and I'd like to know how best to remove it without damaging the paint underneath. The paint seems...
by oldynewby
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil pressure pipe and adapter se5a
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Oil pressure pipe and adapter se5a

Can't your engineer friend measure the threads?
by oldynewby
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spigot bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Spigot bearing

I've never done a Scimitar but it depends what the bearing's made of. If it's a ball or roller bearing then it shouldn't need lubing. If, as I suspect, it's phosphor bronze then it needs soaking in oil or, a quicker method, put it on the tip of your index finger and fill it with oil, then put your t...
by oldynewby
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5a Clock and Radio not working
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Se5a Clock and Radio not working

key.meister wrote: I have used 0.75mm Black plasticard and epoxy glue to do this, carefully shaping each piece to fit with a modelling knife,
It's great how modelling skills can be used to fix a Scimitar! I'm planning to use my airbrush for some small paint repairs. :)

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