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by colinevans
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 2
Views: 60
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Re: Compression Test

Hi Chris, yes I though they were all pretty consistent. Engine was warm and throttle open. Thanks for the advice!
by colinevans
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 2
Views: 60
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Compression Test

Hi Guys I am just about to start pulling my S2 apart for a full body rebuild, so I thought I’d do a compression test to see if the engine needs surgery whilst its out. I haven’t had any major issues when driving in that respect and it runs nicely without smoking but my mileage has been limited. Oil ...
by colinevans
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling fan removal
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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Re: Cooling fan removal

So Tom’s and Steve’s suggestions worked thsnks, top hose off and rad tipped forward and some manoeuvring- the fans scraped the rear of the rad slightly so fingers crossed there’s no damage. Next question, is there a trick to getting the fan blades assembly off of the impeller? It looks like there ma...
by colinevans
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling fan removal
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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Re: Cooling fan removal

Thanks guys, as you say nothing is straightforward with an etype, everything fits precisely in its space!
I’ll try the tie bracket trick and top hose removal. Sounds like the best option.
Cheers!
by colinevans
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling fan removal
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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Re: Cooling fan removal

Hi Mike

I did wonder about that. The blades are set about an inch inside the cowl and there is hardly any room behind the motor but it may just be possible with a bit of manoeuvring. I think it’s worth a try, otherwise is looks like the rad is going to have to come out.
Thanks for the advice.
by colinevans
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling fan removal
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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Cooling fan removal

Morning all I need to change on of the fan motors on my S2. The manual says undo the 6 setscrews and remove the cowl complete with fans. Am I missing something here as I can’t see how it can come out past the bars of the space frame? Even if I take the top hose off It doesn’t look like the filler ne...
by colinevans
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Grease Points
Replies: 3
Views: 406
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Re: Grease Points

Ok thanks Steve
by colinevans
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Grease Points
Replies: 3
Views: 406
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Grease Points

Hi Everyone To avoid going totally stir crazy I decided to do a grease service today. On my old original chart there is a grease point on the steering assembly. Can anyone tell me where exactly this is as I can’t find it! A pic would be most helpful if available. Cheers, Colin https://i.postimg.cc/T...
by colinevans
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing seats S2 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1067
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Re: Removing seats S2 OTS

Thanks David - I got the seat out last night and it came out fairly easily (apart from the fact that someone had put nyloc nuts under the floor pan). It was exactly as advised by Richard, undid the rears and slid the front out. I didn't have an assistant but luckily I have long arms so managed it on...
by colinevans
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing seats S2 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1067
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Re: Removing seats S2 OTS

Brilliant cheers Richard, much appreciated!
by colinevans
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing seats S2 OTS
Replies: 4
Views: 1067
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Removing seats S2 OTS

Hi Everyone I need to remove the drivers seat on my S2 OTS to refurb the recliner mechanism. I saw another post about removing them on a 2+2 that said you only need to remove the rear fixings. Is that the same for my car? I can just about get a ring spanner past the exhaust to access the nut nearest...
by colinevans
Sat May 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1198
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Re: Head Bolts

Morning guys, managed to drain it and blow out the stud hole. Torqued up and dry now. Thanks for all the advice!
by colinevans
Fri May 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1198
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Re: Head Bolts

Chris - thanks, i’ll pick this up again with you if all else fails. Peter, why do you say it’s a stuck nut? I just undid the stud normally? Also what’s the best way once I’ve drained down to clean out the threaded stud hole? An air blower with a long nozzle?
Thanks
by colinevans
Fri May 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1198
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Re: Head Bolts

Will do, thanks Steve.
by colinevans
Fri May 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1198
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Re: Head Bolts

Hi Steve Water would definitely have gone into the threaded hole first time round when I took it out right out of its thread and lifted it. Would Bars be good enough do you think, and is it a permanent fix? It seemed like more than a weep, so it maybe that it didn’t seat properly even though it nipp...
by colinevans
Fri May 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1198
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Head Bolts

Hi All Just made a schoolboy error. I undid one of the long head studs (centre bottom one in the image). Stupid I know (I’m a rank amateur on a steep learning curve!) but I couldn’t work out how to remove the plug leads as they are snug in the protector sleeve that is held down two of the studs. As ...
by colinevans
Sun May 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 829
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Re: Distributor

Thanks for the advice guys
by colinevans
Sat May 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 829
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Distributor

Still working to trace an occasional misfire as detailed on another post and come across this. As you can see I've got electronic ignition fitted prior to my ownership, but does this old base plate earth wire still serve a purpose or is it now redundant? There is hardly anything left of it in places...
by colinevans
Sat May 04, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 19
Views: 3575
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Re: Ignition Lead Set

Still working through this post winter hibernation ( I know, I'm ashamed!) and come across this. As you can see ive got electronic ignition as mentioned earlier in the post, but does this earth wire still serve a purpose or is it redundant? There is hardly anything left of it in places, just a few b...
by colinevans
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1518
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Re: Fuel Tank

Wow, thanks for that James- very comprehensive. Sounds like you’ve been there done that. As I haven’t had any actual tank issues apart from the leak when full I’m going to try the breather connection option first with the vented cap. I have fashioned a sealed hose connection onto a new filler hose (...