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by colinevans
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Brilliant cheers!
by colinevans
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Thanks Steve will do
by colinevans
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Hi Will It was completely rounded off by a PO. I managed to file it back to a good enough hex to jam on a socket and a breaker bar, enough to release it anyway. The tank is now out and on the floor, the tank itself is pretty solid so that's a plus, hopefully just a new sump when I finally get round ...
by colinevans
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Sounds lovely Steve! Mine’s now empty - bad planning meant that I had to siphon a whole freshly filled tank! My kids were willing recipients but didn’t offer to do the petrol in mouth bit. I’m going to have another go at it tonight but I think I might end up having to take more drastic actions. Chee...
by colinevans
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Great Britain

Re: Fuel Tank Removal

I am suspicious of mine too. Having read other threads on this site about tank sumps, mine definitely does not have the small drain nut within the larger sump nut- just the large brass nut which a PO has already butchered. I’m going to try filing it to get some decent edges before i try anything els...
by colinevans
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Thanks Steve, I had a similar issue with a ball joint that bent two good splitters. Sometimes patience is the best option!
Cheers
Colin
by colinevans
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Thanks, I didn’t realise the sump unscrewed but thought it must be something obvious. Strangely there’s no mention of that in the manual and it looked one-piece.
After an hour of serious battle with the sump amidst lashings of plusgas its not budged a millimetre. I’ll give it another go tomorrow.
by colinevans
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 15
Views: 325
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Fuel Tank Removal

Evening all Continuing my strip down, the engine/box and IRS didn’t present too many problems (apart from the IRS rolling forward off the jack as I lowered it!) but the fuel tank has me stumped. Everything is loose but I can’t see for the life of me how I’m ever going to have enough clearance on the...
by colinevans
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 6
Views: 228
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Re: Steering Rack removal

Thanks Joe
My bonnet, engine and front suspension are all out of the way as its a full strip down, so plenty of room now!
Cheers
Colin
by colinevans
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 6
Views: 228
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Re: Steering Rack removal

Ok thanks Tom, advice appreciated.
Regards
Colin
by colinevans
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 6
Views: 228
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Re: Steering Rack removal

Thanks Tom, would it be better waiting and leaving it until I get the allen key for the UJ? I’m thinking there’s no point taking undue risks and I’ve still got plenty of other jobs still to get on with.
by colinevans
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Rack removal
Replies: 6
Views: 228
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Steering Rack removal

Afternoon all Continuing with my stripdown, engine now on a trolley (out through the bottom) and front suspension removed. About to tackle the steering rack etc and stopped in my tracks by the allen key on the bottom UJ. I’ll order an imperial set but for now I presume I can undo the pinch bolt that...
by colinevans
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 165
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Re: Engine Removal

Perfect, thanks John. The inlet manifold is off so plenty of room on that side to swing it over a bit.
Cheers, Colin
by colinevans
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 165
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Engine Removal

Hi Guys

I’m just about ready to drop my engine out (through the bottom). One question, I removed the reaction plate earlier but do I need to take the torsion bars out too? Clearance looks very tight on the exhaust side, does the bar clear the manifold?
Cheers, Colin
by colinevans
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 635
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Re: Bonnet Removal

Update- first top hat was very obliging, the second withstood releasing oil, gentle leverage, brute force, shock and a good deal of heat for about 90 minutes before I gave in and got out the grinder. Bonnet now stored on the newly built trolley that Geoff put me on to. Thanks all.
by colinevans
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 635
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Re: Bonnet Removal

Thanks guys, that's helpful - and the gender neutral advice is noted Chris!
by colinevans
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Bonnet Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 635
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Bonnet Removal

Morning All There are some helpful posts on here about removing the bonnet alone, doesn’t seem too hard. My S2 has a different hinge set up from the helper spring detail in the Haynes manual. I guess it changed at some point on the later cars? I presume once supported its just a case of removing the...
by colinevans
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 35
Views: 1761
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Re: Compression Test

Wow. My initial question- which I appreciate was a bit subjective- seems to have sparked a very technical debate. Love these forums! The consensus (I think) seems to be that whilst the close grouping of the readings suggests no major concerns, they may be a little low and worthy of investigation if ...
by colinevans
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 35
Views: 1761
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Re: Compression Test

It maxed out at 4-5 strokes each time
by colinevans
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Compression Test
Replies: 35
Views: 1761
Great Britain

Re: Compression Test

Hi Steve I’m lucky enough to have friends in the trade, so no not a total DIY job. Even at mates/trade rates I’ve done the sums and I appreciate what it’s going to owe me at the end, and it’s definitely more than the car will be worth, but its not about that as I plan to keep it. Also for me its abo...