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by jrh
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Under arch painting
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Under arch painting

You might try using some Dinitrol 77B on an area that has been well cleaned of loose surface paint/rust .
Just that, no overpainting.
Then compare that , with any other areas you have treated another way, in say one years time.
by jrh
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Under arch painting
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Under arch painting

You might try using some Dinitrol 77B on an area that has been well cleaned of loose surface paint/rust .
Just that, no overpainting.
Then compare that , with any other areas you have treated another way, in say one years time.
by jrh
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Check engine light on solid
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Re: Check engine light on solid

If it works when you reconnect the immobiliser then that IS the problem.
You can open that immobiliser, take the cover off the ignition circuit relay and jam those contacts closed using a matchstick.
That way, you will still have an active anti-theft device and cure the dissy failure via that route.
by jrh
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems

Is that ' new' battery or ' another battery' ?
And when you tested the alternator voltage , the battery was disconnected with engine running, yes ?
by jrh
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems

Yes, the rectifier/regulator is built-in.
by jrh
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?

Exactly, when the engine gets hot the water expands beyond the 'cool' capacity of the system and it goes into the vented ( to atmosphere ) expansion bottle. Then, when the system cools down it gets sucked ( pushed really ) back into the system again. So yes, if that rubber pipe has lost it's ' memor...
by jrh
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?

A collapsed pipe like that is caused by a partial vacuum in the system.
Usually, the rad filler cap should have a 'vacuum release' valve in it, worth checking in this case because even a new pipe will show the same
symptoms if that VRV isn't working.
by jrh
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Suspension mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Suspension mounts

It is almost certain you are referring to the bodywork ( or lack of it ) to which the mounts are attached.
A bodywork welding job .
by jrh
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

I'd go with cpt too.
Perhaps worth taking the auxillary belt off ( no alternator or power steering pump ) first to see if noise changes.
by jrh
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: 24v
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: 24v

If you use a Mazda belt, forget changing at 60k miles, 100k between changes at earliest.