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by Hugo
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1525
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Re: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?

Just put the VIN down. Mine is insured under the VIN.
by Hugo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Core plug removal method
Replies: 15
Views: 1290
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Re: Core plug removal method

I used stainless plugs on my 4.2. Stuck them in with POR-15. That stuff will stick anything to anything.
by Hugo
Sat May 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 3393
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Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Bearing prices are funny - a while ago I rebuilt a Bristol diff.; the 'correct' crown wheel/diff bearings were listed at £2,000 each (yes two thousand!). I bought a pair of bearings 1mm wider for about twenty quid each. Fitted perfectly under the castellated adjuster nuts, and the whole ass.y fitted...
by Hugo
Sat May 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crank pulley nut: huge breaker bar or impact driver/wrench?
Replies: 15
Views: 1261
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Re: Crank pulley nut: huge breaker bar or impact driver/wrench?

Just removed the crank bolt today, after trying most of yesterday. Long breaker bar plus tube to add more leverage and judicious use of a lump hammer to put some shock loading into the joint, with the pulley anchored with a piece of angle iron drilled to take two of the four pulley bolts, and in co...
by Hugo
Tue May 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

That's a good point - I have a similar if very slight vibration on my Chevy Impala in Florida. I replaced everything up front (damper, water pump, fan) & I ran the engine while it was all off. The vibration was, and is, still there. It's not bad, and most people would never notice it, but I am quite...
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal
Replies: 6
Views: 526
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Re: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal

I should add that it's not entirely guesswork - I spent a bit of time turning the engine over with a socket bar on the end of the crank & it feels ok. I think. I even measured the torque needed to turn the engine over with and without the seal housings tightened. Can't remember what results I got bu...
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal
Replies: 6
Views: 526
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Re: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal

Well, we'll find out soon enough! If it does go up in smoke I'll probably keep quiet about it though ;)
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal
Replies: 6
Views: 526
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Re: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal

Surely the oil filter canister is bigger than 3+1/8", isn't it? I fitted my rope seal with a large 3/4" drive socket and a big hammer. It's a bit tight on the crank but I reckon it'll bed in ok (haven't run it yet). One point I noticed is that it is very easy to get strands of the rope seal trapped ...
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch reservoir empty
Replies: 16
Views: 895
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Re: Clutch reservoir empty

I reckon you'll find soggy carpets ;)
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tinny rattle/high pitched grind noise
Replies: 5
Views: 371
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Re: Tinny rattle/high pitched grind noise

Couldn't be just a loose baffle in the silencers, could it? Bit of a long shot, but you could try giving the mufflers a wallop & see if they rattle?
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

There's a quicker way to get the fan-belt off - with a Stanley knife ;) Rather than poking and prodding the damper, I would watch it very closely with the engine idling; - if it's running out of true you will soon see it. Sounds like you've got bigger fish to fry anyway. Why would your valve gaps cl...
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 1044
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Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

I was a bit confused also. Don't think so because somebody referred to heating it up to getting it off. I think I would have noticed if the ring gear was integral with the flywheel when I rebuilt my engine a little while ago.
Pre-war Lagondas did that, but I'm not aware of anybody else.
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 1044
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Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Actually that does ring a bell - but I'm in America playing with Corvettes & things at the moment so I can't check. I think I remember fitting one of those though - thanks.
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 1044
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Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

Thanks Christopher, well its probably on now, i shall find out tomorrow. Steve, I spoke to Simon from Fossway earlier. The starter should have been fitted with the starter spacer! It looks like its absence was the cause of the issues. I dug around in my spares collection and found it, so now I am j...
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage
Replies: 22
Views: 1044
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Re: 4.2 flywheel ring gear damage

mgcjag wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:58 pm
How do you replace the ringear......machine it off or use heat to remove.....and to replace use heat again? Steve
Hacksaw as far as you can through it, then split it with a sharp chisel and a bigammer. Simples!
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay
Replies: 9
Views: 591
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Re: 4.2 strange sound coming from engine bay

Hi all Had the car out for the first time yesterday and went on a good 30 minute drive. The car is driving really well after a service at XK engineering over the winter, pulling well etc. However the car has developed a strange rattling sound that's quite loud in the engine bay. It almost sounds li...
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Radio suppressor
Replies: 2
Views: 262
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Re: Radio suppressor

Do you actually need one? Modern radios seem to work well without them.
Incidentally, for some reason I've been trying to remember which side of the coil they go on, & I've forgotten. Do you know?
by Hugo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 2059
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

Engines ingesting brake fluid does happen occasionally. I've seen it happen a few times. As for the 'sand' theory, I have no idea, and as I said, I don't intend to find out. I'm not sure that traditional brake fluid does damage modern 2k paints. I had a feeling it doesn't, but I'm not sure about it....
by Hugo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 2059
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

Well, so you say - but when I described the situation I had experienced with a hydraulic throttle on a bus - that it started leaking when I switched to silicone fluid & then gradually stopped again when I topped it up with the old stuff - Angus replied that this was "utter rubbish". I invited him to...
by Hugo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid
Replies: 44
Views: 2059
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Re: Brake bleeding problems - silicone fluid

This seems to be turning into an argument between two camps, each of which is becoming ever more eager to prove the other wrong. This is irrational. Clearly some people have had problems with silicone fluid (myself being one of them). Others have not. Why should that be contentious? Supporters of si...