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by markc555
Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

As per Steve's suggestion I tried peering into the block through the water pump inlet/outlet but couldn't see much due the viewing angle. I hit upon the idea of using one of them there endoscope camera thingy's. Got a cheap one from Amazon, connected it to the PC and shoved it in... :shock: I manage...
by markc555
Mon May 11, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

I think I might have to knock out a couple of core plugs to checks or sludge etc before I refit the new pump. Any tips on which one are best/easiest to get at?

Sooo don’t want to have to take the engine out :doh:

Mark
by markc555
Wed May 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSEDX7_qaKg Blimey Ash, that's amazing!!! Did you see the coolant that was drained from yourcars system? Was there ANY sign that there was that much crap in the block?? Steve, my car is a US delivered car with air conditioning which I think had a 13lb rather than 7lb...
by markc555
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Just checked... I have a plain cap on the rad and it looks like a 13lb cap on the expansion tank.

Good tip on the fans :salute:

Thanks

Mark
by markc555
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

So I've got the water pump off and have to say it looks OK. No eaten up impeller or furry deposits to be seen. Of course I'll replace it anyway now that it's off. The thermostat and the hoses I can get to at the front of the engine look good as well with more nice clear coolant in there. Before I in...
by markc555
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Thanks chaps. It's coming off then :smile: False economy putting the old one back on as I have no idea of its age or condition so I'll get a new one ordered. I usually go to SNG Barratt for my spares but are there any makes/brands of water pump to look for or indeed to avoid, either for fittment iss...
by markc555
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4111
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Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Bringing us back on topic ;) My '69 S2 runs hot so I thought I'd give the cooling system a flush and re-fill with fresh water/anti-freeze. First, a little more on the symptoms. Within 10mins of normal driving the gauge gets to the top (right) end of the normal section. If you keep moving along norma...
by markc555
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 16
Views: 3100
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Re: Electric power steering

Good info James, I’d be interested to hear how you get on.

There’s some good information here (http://www.super7thheaven.co.uk/corsa-e ... g-kit-car/) particularly on the controller side of things and how to set them up :geek:

Cheers

Mark
by markc555
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 16
Views: 3100
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Re: Electric power steering

No worries Marek.

I did google "Rod Shears" and as you can imagine got some interesting and dramatic tales and pics of structural failure rather than the man himself :lol:

Cheers

Mark
by markc555
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric power steering
Replies: 16
Views: 3100
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Re: Electric power steering

Go and search one of the e-type club magazines for an article by Rod Shears on this subject. He has fitted electric steering to a number of Jaguar cars and I think the donor parts were from a old Maestro. Total cost will leave you with £1800 more in your pocket than if you go down the £2000 route m...
by markc555
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Breaking the barrier
Replies: 22
Views: 3170
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Re: Breaking the barrier

I found this article Mark... https://www.howacarworks.com/fuel-systems/adjusting-a-stromberg-carburettor I have an S2 on Strombergs. On mine the exhaust deposits on the inside of the off side tailpipe is noticeably darker than the near side one suggesting it is running rich(er). I’ve done the second...
by markc555
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 7
Views: 1695
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Re: Passenger door won't open

Hey Marek, the pressing on the door card trick worked :thumbsup: You sir are a certifiable genius... or at least certifiable :wink: :thankyouyellow:

Now to remove the lock barrel to get the Code and order a key :cool:

Cheers

Mark
by markc555
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 7
Views: 1695
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Re: Passenger door won't open

Thanks Marek, I'll give that a try.

Fortunately the only had (and passed) its MOT last week!

Can anyone suggest someone/somewhere who'd have a bunch of FS9xx keys so that I could try to unlock the door from the outside :questionmarks:

Cheers

Mark
by markc555
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Passenger door won't open
Replies: 7
Views: 1695
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Passenger door won't open

I locked the passenger door on my '69 FHC from the inside but now I can't open it. I can feel a slight resistance when I operate the lever (inside the car) but the mechanism must be just missing the lock/catch when the lever is operated. Typically I can't find the key for that door, it's a different...
by markc555
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking coolant after Cylinder head dress-up kit (Chrome head Bolts) fitment
Replies: 6
Views: 1993
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Re: Leaking coolant after Cylinder head dress-up kit (Chrome head Bolts) fitment

Thanks Christopher, I'll run through those checks next weekend or when I next get back in the garage properly. Quick comparisons suggest that the old and new domed nuts are externally identical. The old washer may be a tiny bit thicker but only by a few thou at most. I'll report back how I get on. C...
by markc555
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leaking coolant after Cylinder head dress-up kit (Chrome head Bolts) fitment
Replies: 6
Views: 1993
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Leaking coolant after Cylinder head dress-up kit (Chrome head Bolts) fitment

I purchased one of these kits from SNG Barratt and attempted to fit it yesterday. The car is a US spec 1969 S2 Coupe. It was running fine (no water leaks). I figured (wrongly?) that I could simply swap the chrome nuts and washers (D shaped) one by one torquing (54ft/lbs) the new nut up as I went. I ...
by markc555
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing Air-Con on a '69 2+2
Replies: 5
Views: 1634
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Re: Removing Air-Con on a '69 2+2

Eddie, the Aircon was fitted by the factory on some cars. Personally, l would keep it and get it working (most of us use our cars when it is warm and your car being LHD is perfect for continental trips. Hi Eddie, I specifically sought out an A/C equipped car when looking for my S2 Coupe for exactly...
by markc555
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear light cluster removal - help
Replies: 3
Views: 2237
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I'm having the same problem, can't see how to disconnect the wires and don't want to break the lamp unit. Is the trick too difficult to describe in text/pics?

Angus, another call may be coming your way :)

Cheers

Mark
by markc555
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: SII - Coolant Loss
Replies: 6
Views: 2501
Great Britain

Could you have put the radiator cap on the expansion tank and vice versa? The rad cap is a plain unpressurised item and the expansion tank cap is a pressure relief (7lbs) item. Put them on the wrong way round and you'll lose water out of the expansion tank as the system heats up (and expands) as the...
by markc555
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: new Air Con A/C vents for Series 2 available
Replies: 3
Views: 1480
Great Britain

I had it done by a company called CompressorTech in Warwick (UK). They fitted a Sanden rotary compressor in place of the factory Tecumseh piston type, I can look up the exact model for you. It uses the original underdash evaporator, with new xkebooks supplied vents as discussed above. My original (T...