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dante giacosa
post 22nd August 2017 16:10
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end caps- gosh; those are 'the part', eh?

Are they an OE item, or are they made by someone..??

Yes- the rice worked quite well- you had to keep coming back to it; and shaking the expansion tank vigorously- the movement of all the hard grains took all the coolant-scum off the inside of the tank. It worked a treat actually.

oh- so heat exchanger' as a part, isn't a distinct oil-radiator, plumbed in with remote hosing? Is it a coolant return line, which passes the through the oil filter housing..?
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post 2nd September 2017 23:40
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 22nd August 2017 17:10) *
end caps- gosh; those are 'the part', eh?

Are they an OE item, or are they made by someone..??

Yes- the rice worked quite well- you had to keep coming back to it; and shaking the expansion tank vigorously- the movement of all the hard grains took all the coolant-scum off the inside of the tank. It worked a treat actually.

oh- so heat exchanger' as a part, isn't a distinct oil-radiator, plumbed in with remote hosing? Is it a coolant return line, which passes the through the oil filter housing..?


It is a coolant return line which passes through the oil filter housing.

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Picked up my CV end caps today. 6 each!

Went to start the engine last week when the engine would not turn!! The starter motor cranked the engine over for a couple of turns and then no more rant.gif The battery tried to turn the starter motor but it just clicked but would not turn the engine.


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post 5th September 2017 13:03
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I can't stand the suspense Ganz!

Is it running!??
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post 9th September 2017 23:20
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 5th September 2017 14:03) *
I can't stand the suspense Ganz!

Is it running!??


No! Found out what stopped the engine cranking over.. the alternator pulley was seized solid! Last weekend it took a couple of hours with WD40 to free it up and then I could manually turn the engine by hand. Has taken the auxiliary belt off and so had to put that one on again. What a ball ache!

Anyway, I'd spent the last few days charging the old battery but it only had 8 volts and would not turn the starter.. so I might as well dump it and will have to fork out a few bob for a new battery! CV drive shafts on but need to get some longer replacement bolts.

Tomorrow I'm going to put the 147 battery in and start her up. being spent!


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post 10th September 2017 08:44
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ha-

That's a classic- who ever worries about alternators, eh?!

What with everything else that could go wrong, I mean.

Yup- sounds like that battery is for the dump.

I can't wait to see if it will crank- try and get a tiny video of it!

Good luck, Ganz!
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post 13th September 2017 12:41
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c'mon Ganz!

I can't stand the suspense- what happened??
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post 14th September 2017 18:56
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 10th September 2017 00:20) *
Has taken the auxiliary belt off and so had to put that one on again. What a ball ache!


you need one of these smile.gif


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flat-Aviation-Do...OUAAOSwsE5ZlWbT



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post 15th September 2017 08:38
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the guy selling that,

has the e-mail address name of; 'terrythetool'...(?!)
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post 15th September 2017 12:07
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 15th September 2017 09:38) *
the guy selling that,

has the e-mail address name of; 'terrythetool'...(?!)



There are some strange people in the world.... whistle.gif




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post 15th September 2017 15:43
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or if your spanners aren't of cheapest one you could do this biggrin.gif

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post 15th September 2017 18:29
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QUOTE(shpuncik @ 15th September 2017 16:43) *
or if your spanners aren't of cheapest one you could do this biggrin.gif

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tried that and it didn't work, not long enough to move the tensioner far enough to get the belt on rant.gif




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post 16th September 2017 08:26
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i would never have thought of THAT!

Wow- what an idea!
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post 16th September 2017 08:47
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or you could use one of these....

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/laser-spann...tension-wrench/



but at that price I think I'll keep doubling the spanners blink.gif




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post 16th September 2017 21:19
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QUOTE(shpuncik @ 15th September 2017 16:43) *
or if your spanners aren't of cheapest one you could do this biggrin.gif

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Lol. I seem to remember seeing this in Wheeler Dealers!


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post 16th September 2017 21:24
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The latest.. went to fire her up last week and the starts motor turned over no probs now the alternator has been freed. Used my 147 battery. It coughed and spluttered but would not catch. There's no sound of valves crashing into the pistols and no misfire or backfiring so I was stumped. Then.. I thought the sound was familiar.. is there enough petrol.. checked gauge and knowing the 145 in the past need a gallon of so. Yep, I didn't have enough petrol!


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QUOTE(Ganz @ 16th September 2017 18:24) *
The latest.. went to fire her up last week and the starts motor turned over no probs now the alternator has been freed. Used my 147 battery. It coughed and spluttered but would not catch. There's no sound of valves crashing into the pistols and no misfire or backfiring so I was stumped. Then.. I thought the sound was familiar.. is there enough petrol.. checked gauge and knowing the 145 in the past need a gallon of so. Yep, I didn't have enough petrol!


So..it started? What happened? Did everything work as intended?
Stop teasing us... tongue.gif


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post 17th September 2017 09:17
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give me your address-

I will drive from Edinburgh now, with a Jerry-can of fuel...!
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 17th September 2017 10:17) *
give me your address-

I will drive from Edinburgh now, with a Jerry-can of fuel...!


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Well, I've just spent a 12 hour stint trying to bolt the CVs and driveshafts that are held on to the transmission by six bolts.

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CVs with end caps ons

The farside CV bolts went in quite easily but the nearside fought me every step of the way. Every bolt needed 15-20 minutes of persuasion to feed through. Doing this job in a confined space of a lock up garage where you are on the floor on your back under a car on jacks really stretches your body like no yoga or pilates class. After three bolts my body was exhausted but with the finish line so close I had to carry on. The reason the bolts were difficult to slot through in the first place was because the boot got in the way and perhaps the CV joint end caps were slightly misaligned with the CV bearing housing. Anyway, when I finally had them all in I tightened one bolt up only to find it was hitting the gearbox housing. The replacement bolts I had brought were too long rant.gif . That was Saturday and after spending 6 hours I called it a day. No firing her up today.. mmm, I could see another weekend slipping away no3.gif

Sunday 17th September..

Before replacing the nearside CV bolts I gave the standard wheels a clean on the inside which were covered with 20 years of muck..
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Once done I bolted the rear wheels on. Then I came round to replacing the nearside CV bolts which had caused me such trouble. Amazingly, they didn't fight me anymore and it was quite a easy job but took time.

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This was a b**ger to get on.

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Correct CV joints with new ABS rings.

So now it was time to get some more petrol, clean the spark plugs, put water in, manually crank the engine over a few times. I took one spark plug off each cylinder and disconnected the fule pump relay so that the engine would turn via the starter just the get the oil pressure up. Connected my mates f**k off battery and cranked her over for a few seconds to get oil circulating. Finally screwed in all the spark plugs, connected the fuel pump realy and turned the key a couple of times not to fire but to get the fuel pump to build pressure in the fuel lines.

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post 18th September 2017 12:17
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good heaven's!

SOME effort, Ganz- it's close now!

Can I ask- did you have to pack the CV gaitors with grease there, before tightening them up..?
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