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by colinevans
Sat May 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 469
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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: 469
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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: 469
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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: 469
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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: 469
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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: 379
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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: 379
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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: 1456
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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: 783
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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 (...
by colinevans
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 783
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Re: Fuel Tank

Thanks Jerome I think my best bet if I ever want to fill the tank properly is to change the cap for a vented one, then find a way of tapping the filler neck or even the filler hose to connect the vent pipe/overflow from the tank to it (as it supposed to be). Either that or change to an unvented tank...
by colinevans
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 783
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Re: Fuel Tank

Reading other posts, I think blanking off this vent might create a vacuum that messes up the fuel delivery. The whole thing is a bit of a mess as the filler cap is from a Merc (not vented). I think the answer is to either vent it to the outside but with a high loop in the hose to prevent overflow wh...
by colinevans
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 783
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Re: Fuel Tank

I’m not actually sure where it’s venting yet as I haven’t followed the long hose to the end. But my suspicion is that it terminates in or below the boot. But the tank end was venting inside anyway as the hose was only just hanging on. Thanks!
by colinevans
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 783
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Re: Fuel Tank

Thanks James. Looks like I’ve got the tank with the overflow on a car that has a filler neck without the corresponding connection! I’m not sure if it’s a breather or an overflow, but I guess I could try blanking off the hose from the tank and see what happens. I’ll also check the bottom filler hose ...
by colinevans
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 783
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Re: Fuel Tank

Hi John
Thanks, the mystery deepens. Just had a quick look and the pipe that you describe on the filler neck doesn’t seem to be there- see image below.
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by colinevans
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 11
Views: 783
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Fuel Tank

Hi All When I first got my S2 I filled it up, went and paid and came out to see fuel pouring out from what I thought must be the top of the tank. I risked it, drove for 10-odd miles and got home in one piece with the leak stopped. I put it on the list of things to investigate and vowed not to fill i...
by colinevans
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 19
Views: 1456
Great Britain

Re: Ignition Lead Set

Much appreciated Tim!
by colinevans
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 19
Views: 1456
Great Britain

Re: Ignition Lead Set

Thanks Tim, I’ll change to NGK. I had read this on the N11YC page and assumed I was ok with them.
“Durable: Champion copper plus spark plugs are built to ISO and SAE standards for proven performance; Champion's patented SAC-9 semi-conductor resistor provides maximum EMI and RFI suppression”
by colinevans
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 19
Views: 1456
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Re: Ignition Lead Set

Yes the Champion plugs are suppressed.
by colinevans
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 19
Views: 1456
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Re: Ignition Lead Set

Thanks Malcolm, I should have spoken to you guys first - lesson learned! I’ll speak to SNG on Monday and see if I can swap this set for suppressed ones.
by colinevans
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Lead Set
Replies: 19
Views: 1456
Great Britain

Re: Ignition Lead Set

Hi Paul, yes I have found them to be very helpful in the past. I'll call them on Monday. Thanks very much for your help.