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by JerryL770
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Belt tensioner bearings repair – Tutorial
Replies: 2
Views: 172
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Re: Belt tensioner bearings repair – Tutorial

If the bottom picture is of removing the bearing(s) that is fine.

However, if installing, I would recommend using a larger socket to push on the outer race else you are likely to damage the bearing surfaces/balls.
by JerryL770
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 13
Views: 552
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Re: Ethanol

I guess the debate will continue. I use super UL mostly from my local supermarket in Hemel.....all fuel for miles around here comes from Buncefield....wherever you buy it. Back in the 80's I worked for a company which sold and installed gasoline vapour recovery units and we had one at Buncefield. I...
by JerryL770
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Laser Welding
Replies: 9
Views: 547
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Re: Laser Welding

Another possibility is Surelock Casting Repairs in Oakham.

Tell: 01572 722051 email surelock@onetel.net

I have no affiliation. A friend has used them satisfactorially.
by JerryL770
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1155
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

That's interesting thank you. I'm on Vredsteins and to be fair they did stay on for the first 2 winters and I did not see/notice any flat spotting. Maybe I'm being over cautious :smile:
by JerryL770
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Parts from USA
Replies: 5
Views: 421
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Re: Parts from USA

This is something I've been wondering about too. However, the obvious result of your search Steve, would be to look on gov.uk and this results in total bafflement for me. Much easier I found is this: https://www.simplyduty.com/calculate-uk-import-duty-taxes/ Whether the duty/VAT will change due to B...
by JerryL770
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Humax HD/R-Fox T2 and BBC I-player
Replies: 0
Views: 250
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Humax HD/R-Fox T2 and BBC I-player

Anyone have this PVR and can no longer get I-player to operate?

I have solved the problem with advice from the hummy.tv forum.

So I can advise if anyone wants further information.
by JerryL770
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in England
Replies: 3
Views: 1024
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Re: New member in England

Hello Alun, welcome to the forum. Yes you will find lots of help and useful information on here.

Sounds like yours is very similar to mine, even down to the recorded mileage.
by JerryL770
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: oil smoke on startup
Replies: 13
Views: 928
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Re: oil smoke on startup

Interesting. When I was a young man commuting between Derby and Birmingham I would thrape my Cooper S along the A38 dual carriageway. I ran the car on Duckhams Q, at the time considered a good oil but it would get through several pints between 3000 mile oil changes. I changed to Castrol GTX and it s...
by JerryL770
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Wednesday 23rd December on itv
Replies: 2
Views: 364
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Re: Wednesday 23rd December on itv

Thanks for that.

It's on at 9pm.
by JerryL770
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 673
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Re: Merry Xmas everyone

Merry Christmas to all on here. Thanks to David for running this excellent forum and putting up with the problems I present which are not from the forum :oops: Thanks Steve for this thread and all others who have helped me. Cheers and I hope you all have as good a one as possible and a better 2021. ...
by JerryL770
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 76
Views: 12813
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Re: Car jacking

.....but if you lift on a corner does the weight not increase as you go up because the other same side corner will also raise....if you continue lifting then the whole side will eventually lift ...........Steve ... yes of course Steve. Stupid of me, I should have realised but I'm still perplexed wr...
by JerryL770
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 76
Views: 12813
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Re: Car jacking

Remember what I said about the lever arm required to operate these jacks. With the jack down the lever arm required to turn the crank handle is much higher then when the jack is up. Putting a block of wood between it and the car will obviously cause the jack to be more closed at the beginning of lif...
by JerryL770
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 76
Views: 12813
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Re: Car jacking

Sorry but your descriptions of the problem do not make sense to me.

If the jack will not lift the car sufficiently when fully raised to be able to remove the wheel, is one thing.

If you cannot raise the jack fully with the weight of the car on it, is another. Which is it?
by JerryL770
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 76
Views: 12813
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Re: Car jacking

. . . . and can't even get the tire fully off the ground! Using the crank (looks to be the same one that is shown with the jacks) that came with the jack and it gets so hard to crank it won't actually lift all the weight. Easy to work with no load, starts to lift body fine, gets progressively harde...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.
Replies: 40
Views: 2131
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Re: Cracks in the sills at the door corners.

Hi Rory, This is a problem I suffered at all 4 joint locations on my car and it was due to the fact the restorer had not welded the bottom of the wing to the top of the sill. No weld at all and all 4 sites cracked after I used a jack under 1 sill at the jacking point (testing a BMW jack for roadside...
by JerryL770
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cars of the Netflix Crown
Replies: 9
Views: 844
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Re: Cars of the Netflix Crown

David, you never cease to amaze me at your knowledge of "stuff", if not Jaguars.

Unfortunately I cannot follow up on this as the link does not appear to work, else I have to wait a long time!!
by JerryL770
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1155
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

I’ve used this company in the past for radiator works https://www.nargroup.com/ Tim Thank you for that Tim. Excellent and fairly local to me. However, I should have looked closer before commenting because when I did, to investigate further, I found only bright shiney metal. Some radiator fluid must...
by JerryL770
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1155
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

Axle stands repositioned.

Image

Better :salute:
by JerryL770
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers leaving smudges
Replies: 7
Views: 522
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Re: Wipers leaving smudges

:yeahthat:

Also, I've improved the wiping on my screen by using the uprated wiper arms available at SNGB. They press the blades to the screen better.
by JerryL770
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1155
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

All good points, thank you. I will drop it down again when below matter is sorted. Yes, well, I don't really know what the "uprated" meant either. Most likely, I assume, the more fins type. However, I now suspect that it is the original radiator with a replacement core so the top n bottom tanks are ...