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by jrh
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

The Sherlock Holmes way, eliminate what is working well and you are left with............what isn't. So, using the foot brake, everything was ok ? YES , eliminates pads and disc and hydraulics , they are ok. So, it is purely a 'mechanical' problem. As said, the way the movement of 'pull' ( handbrake...
by jrh
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear track control arm
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: rear track control arm

Don't throw the old one away ! To remove old bushes , just run a fine hacksaw cut along the 'cylinder' enclosing the bush. A screwdriver in the gap, prise it open , tap old bush out. Now you have a choice if you cannot find the proper item. The cheap items from Latvia have good bushes which can be w...
by jrh
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Engine/gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Engine/gearbox

Well done Malcolm ( and Janice ) , a real achievement , that's £50/hr min at 'garage rates' and the reason why only capable enthusiasts can keep these cars going. I can still remember changing the Alpine engine between getting home from work and starting work next day ! Could never have done that wi...
by jrh
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

Well done, the 20kg were my old ones which , just about, lifted a clean non spoiler tailgate.
by jrh
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: How do you test boot struts ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: How do you test boot struts ???

Push down on bathroom scales , should be at least 20kg to be any good.
Is that how you test them ?
by jrh
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

An after dinner thought.
To get the rear calipers adjusted properly it is VITAL that the brake system is ABSOLUTELY free of air in the system.
Because to get that 1/4 turn back-off between discs and pads , lock-up/ off , is impossible if air is present.
Have you bled the system enough, to be sure ?
by jrh
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: rear brake calipers.....MOT WOES

Don't buy that brake cables theory. If the cables are intact, with no broken strands, then they should provide and sustain a sufficient ' pull' between handbrake lever fully down and less than fully up. In fact, IF you can pull the handbrake lever fully up I would say you have a problem with the bod...
by jrh
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Failed MOT work
Replies: 24
Views: 3598

Re: Failed MOT work

Just send an email tto membership@ukpoc.co.uk saying you would like to join.
Then get your £10 ready.
by jrh
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Defeated
Replies: 21
Views: 3815

Re: Defeated

As before, the thinner the better but , however the cut starts that is how you carry on, NO twisting allowed.
And gently, no sudden movements or pressing while you're cutting.
by jrh
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Retro fitting of Cruise Control
Replies: 5
Views: 2704

Re: Retro fitting of Cruise Control

You really need a copy of the speed control diagram.
PM me and I'll send you one.
You will be pleased to know the Cruise control is a 'stand-alone' system, not connected to the ECU.