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Hi back on the getting in and out i have mazda mx5 seats in my s3 on fossway runners it gives me another 2 inches of space plus the shape of the seat backrest misses the roof mechanism when the roof is down i am 6ft 2in and transforms the car for getting in and out and on a long journey it makes it ...
Hi i disagree i compression test for head gasket failure is a total waste of time a small amount of fluid in the bores lifts the compression giving a inaccurate diagnosis anyway ive been in motor trade repairing motor cars successfully for 43yrs what do i know
Hi doing a compression test will tell u nothing the slight coolant leak into the oil will not show on a compression test drive the car to the nearest garage with a 4 gas exhaust analyzer all mot stations have them and get them to put the probe into the expansion tank and check for H C gasses if it h...
Hi i fitted a 2.88 in my v12 roadster 3 yrs ago its just great we do not use our cars like young kids it will still go round a roundabout in top gear acceleration is still good and it cruises along lovely at 85mph and now with su carbs and vac advance with a PROPER ported vac returns 22mpg local and...
- Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:25 pm
- Forum: Technical
- Topic: Define the spacer into the hub
- Replies: 26
- Views: 7983
Hi the discussion seems to have gone off the e type set up no one has mentioned the diff bearings run in oil to cool them under preload the wheel bearings are filled with grease and has not got the capacity to cool the bearings i built my rear bearings with next to no play after a 50 mile run i got ...
Hi i fitted 2 manifolds recently i drilled out heat shields and fitted larger diameter bolts To remove manifolds undo engine mount on that side jack up engine be careful not to damage sump and they come out not easy very tight
- Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:56 pm
- Forum: Series 3
- Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
- Replies: 17
- Views: 3850
Hi ive had problems with windscreens for my s3 roadster the first screen i got direct from pilkingtons came with a chip on the top edge i called them very annoyed they said keep it and we will make u another i fitted it but it was tight like u said too wide but i managed to get it in. Another screen...
Hi again u mention the clutch i put a borg n beck in my s3 ive been in the motor trade for 37years working for myself the borg n beck clutch is not what they used to be most parts may say it on the box but take it from me they are not made by who u think as the old saying goes is says oxo on the bus...
Hi good luck most of the parts supplied by the main suppliers are pattern parts most are poor quality so if parts come and dont fit or look poor just send them back for a refund i guess we are blessed that we can get any type of parts for a 50 year old car best of look
Hi the fuel pump feed wire is not fused it amazed me when i had mine out so dangerous turn ignition on check for a 12v feed to pump if it has got one check earth with a test lamp from feed to earth if it has feed and earth power up pump with a seperate power and earth to check pump works could be st...
- Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:22 pm
- Forum: Technical
- Topic: Slight clonk from back of car
- Replies: 5
- Views: 835
Hi i had the same problem it ended up being one of the driveshaft UJs no play could be found but when i dismantled the shafts i found the right hand inner joint had one cup that had collapsed no play could be felt on shaft when on the bench i had decided to replace them even though they were new whe...