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by D366Y
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford's 2.8 Supplement
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Ford's 2.8 Supplement

They do have a load of other makes/models as well with all sorts of stuff on them but as the website is French not all the manuals are in English... C'est très bien Danny. Je suis sûr que quelqu'un trouvera ce lien utile ! André :) Je l'espère André! le temps nous le dira... meilleures salutations ...
by D366Y
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: mk3 parcel shelf
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: mk3 parcel shelf

How about you buy it, I'll road test it for the next 30-40years and let you know how good it is and whether you've paid the right money for it :D
by D366Y
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Road wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Road wheels

Probably not - depends on the offset.
If the same style RS4 wheels then no
by D366Y
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford's 2.8 Supplement
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Ford's 2.8 Supplement

Totally random - I was scrolling the interweb looking for a new oil filter for the Fez, found the entire Haynes manual for it on a random website. Thought it was handy, the only one they have for the capri is the 2.8 Supplement section but here it is if it of any use for anyone! https://www.leschron...
by D366Y
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A nice day at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: A nice day at last!

A good deal milder today with some sunshine too East/West divide in the weather? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50961957551_a49cddc2ea_k.jpg River Teifi Flood 2021 by Andrew 2.8i , on Flickr I'm glad you managed to get some jobs done in the fine weather you're having! Andrew. I bet those barns...
by D366Y
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What is it with oil
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: What is it with oil

I think part of it will be personal opinion surely? One 'specialist' might say only use 20/50, another may say only 10/40 and the last will tell you to leave him alone and put WD40 in it for all he cares - I would imagine if you are an 'expert - however that is defined - you would still end up disag...
by D366Y
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wide or normal rocker cover?
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Wide or normal rocker cover?

Major_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:42 pm
D366Y wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:31 am
It's easier to tell when you have it off
No need to be filthy minded Danny.
I learnt from the best Tom ;)
by D366Y
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wide or normal rocker cover?
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Wide or normal rocker cover?

Danny`s right it`s the earlier, thin type gasket. Although looking at it, would you be able to fit the wider rocker as it looks like the head only goes to the edge of the thin one if you get me? It suggests that the later head has a wider area for the gasket and putting a wide rocker on the old `th...
by D366Y
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

pbar wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:04 am
:cool: Your posts about your cars and your attitude continue to be amongst the most interesting and admirable on the forum. Good luck with your cars Danny.
Cheers Paul :) :cheers:
by D366Y
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wide or normal rocker cover?
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Wide or normal rocker cover?

It's easier to tell when you have it off, but I'm gonna go with no that looks like a thin one. It has the older style of 'washers' that are meant to spread the pressure of the bolt - what year is the engine is another easy way to tell? If it's later then it will be wide, if it's pre-1982 (ish) it wi...
by D366Y
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

Are you using 20/50 oil by any chance Danny, I'd be very wary if so, especially in this cold weather as it becomes more treacle like and may not work its way into the necessary nooks and crannies, until it warms up but of course there may be wear on components until then so it may not be worth chan...
by D366Y
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

Cheers Jason, as am I! It's been away for almost six months!! Now I just have to sort all the wiring problems with the radio, clock, interior lights, washer jets, rev counter.... :roll: :lol: I've just realised - these are all on fuse 1! (apart from the rev counter obvs) so hopefully this will be a...
by D366Y
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

Cheers Jason, as am I! It's been away for almost six months!! Now I just have to sort all the wiring problems with the radio, clock, interior lights, washer jets, rev counter.... :roll: :lol: I've just realised - these are all on fuse 1! (apart from the rev counter obvs) so hopefully this will be a...
by D366Y
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

I can sympathise as I managed to destroy a cam and followers in 10 miles flat in a 2.1 pinto i had just rebuilt for a kit car. It turned out the new sump gasket i used was marginally thinner than the one that had been on there which was just enough to narrow the gap between the shortened oil pickup...
by D366Y
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

Cheers Jason, as am I! It's been away for almost six months!! Now I just have to sort all the wiring problems with the radio, clock, interior lights, washer jets, rev counter.... :roll: :lol: I've just realised - these are all on fuse 1! (apart from the rev counter obvs) so hopefully this will be a...
by D366Y
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

Fitting a 2l cam shouldnt pose any problems . Depending on how long it lasted Id be checking the lubrication . Were all the lobes shot or just a few ?, new/clean spray bar ? Were the bearing journals ok . Cam bearings can wear quite quickly , specially the middle one . I always go for oil with zinc...
by D366Y
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

Re: new record for destroying a cam?

I did - when the cam went in it had fresh followers at the same time, and has had new followers since as well!
by D366Y
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: new record for destroying a cam?
Replies: 25
Views: 297

new record for destroying a cam?

So! After several months in the garage the Laser comes home today. Engine largely rebuilt, head converted to unleaded, loads of oil seals replaced etc. and included in that list is a new cam... I had a 2.0 cam put in my 1.6 engine along with a 32/36 carb about 2-3years ago, and when stripping the en...
by D366Y
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Pinto Auto Gearbox For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Pinto Auto Gearbox For Sale

stevemarl wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:32 am
Turns out all it was was a worn needle valve! Must have been not quite sealing so fuel was seeping past, the fuel level rose very slowly until it became too rich and stalled. All because there`s a barely perceptible ridge on the needle.
Fair play for finding that!
by D366Y
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MK3 Fiesta Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 80

MK3 Fiesta Radio

Didn't want to clog up the Q+A section as not technically capri related but am hoping the right honourable gentlemen of the forum will be able to help ;) Fucking daily!! The radio (2006 RDS) has been working fine, turned the car and the radio on the other day and it just came up like the below for s...