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by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3918

Propshaft Query

It's a bit of a misnomer really it's morphed into a diff query., but does anyone have any idea what the likely culprit could be, that causes a whine on over-run? Google crown and pinion meshing and have a read of the various items that come up and you will get a good idea of what is happening. A re...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Front hub bearing replacement

the outside bearing is a VW part, not TR6 Sorry, not being awkward but bearings are a fairly standard specification. The bearings for 6,6a,6b/GTC are a standard size for the bearing part number. They were not specifically made for VW, it just happens that VW may have used that spec bearing . Everyo...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2633

Mot failure

If only someone in UK would stock the KBS COATINGS range. I have used their rust prevention paint and found it very good......hammered it and no marks, bend metal and no cracking etc. Now the supply has dried up as the Devon lady that used to do it has given up and her husband is too busy doing VW c...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overheating SE5a got me thinking about my 6a...
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Overheating SE5a got me thinking about my 6a...

I should have said that Giddo's method of temperature sender put in a pan of boiling water(100 deg C) should show you where the pointer is and where it aught to be.
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overheating SE5a got me thinking about my 6a...
Replies: 14
Views: 861

Overheating SE5a got me thinking about my 6a...

Hi, Just reading the previous post about the potential inaccuracy of gauges and it made me think; so many people (myself included) worry unduly about what the temp gauge says when it would be great if someone could post actual proper laser measurer temps from different parts of the engine for us to...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2633

Mot failure

I have a brand new PAS from a MK 11 Renault Espace.....car long since gone to breakers..........now I wonder.....must get tape measure out
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Locks
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Locks

Welcome to the club. Try a search on the forum for locks and you should come up with lots of information.....probably keep you occupied for many days. all locks can be opened up for cleaning and key copying. Local good locksmiths can sometimes open locks and cut a key to suite the pin formation. You...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric window winders
Replies: 26
Views: 1618

Electric window winders

I see Rimmer Bros. are still on their Rover SD1 sales....now could be a good time to buy in your spare electric window winders. I have already got my spares!

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne dipstick.
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Cologne dipstick.

Froggy Mike Another job I have done in past. Don't bother trying to bell out the tube hoping to get a better push fit......I failed even being careful. In the end I did the cure when the sump was off for replacing timing gear. Very thoroughly cleaned out hole in block which has a shoulder that the t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MRV 899R Word to the Wise
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

MRV 899R Word to the Wise

It could have been written off as uneconomical insurance repair, been bought by someone who is a good engineer and repaired it properly and with new parts so now being better than it was before write off!! (Oh I've got one like that......not a Scim or a modern)
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Ignition Query
Replies: 39
Views: 1574

Ignition Query

DSCF1206.JPG Does this help? (My GTC - with Weber)) White ty-wrap there just to hold return pipe (the one to left and bending to right then under to carb) and the in pipe (with the filter) together to prevent chafing from vibration. The black ty-wrap, next down, is to hold the heater pipe (just und...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 33
Views: 2438

Couple of engine questions....

Just a reminder to people....lookup NP and NPT to see the differences in the threads and why. NPT (tapered) designed with fuller thread for the purpose of better sealing with fluid connectors.
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil pumps
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Oil pumps

You probably know there is no gasket between pump body and crankcase?......possible leak from poor mating surface or a foreign body?
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: wipers
Replies: 44
Views: 3692

wipers

Further snippets after further slow progress. scimric khttp://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/download/file.php?id=42059 your photo showing gear wheel turned 180 degrees labeled "turned" (see page 2 this discussion). All readers, you will see the switch operating cam sticking down underneath the gearwhe...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gtc respray
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Gtc respray

GrantGTCv8 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Where is the best place to have my Gtc resprayed and at what cost am I expecting?.
Regards Grant.
Where are you located?

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