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by rigden439
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Garage recommendation please Leicester
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Garage recommendation please Leicester

I want to be recommended a reliable garage/mechanic in the Leicester area who knows/ loves and respects Capris that I can trust to look after and maintain my mk2 3.0 Ghia. I can do a service but when it comes to identifying new rattles, vibrations and noises I am a numpty. I want to keep it in top f...
by rigden439
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 V6 Auto- what spec auto transmission oil?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: 3.0 V6 Auto- what spec auto transmission oil?

Much appreciated. Thanks
by rigden439
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 3.0 V6 Auto- what spec auto transmission oil?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

3.0 V6 Auto- what spec auto transmission oil?

Can anyone assist? Correct spec auto transmission fluid for 1977 3.0 Ghia auto mk 2? Thanks
by rigden439
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dead/dying battery, or something else?
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

Re: Dead/dying battery, or something else?

Thanks for the suggestion, I will try that and let you know
by rigden439
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dead/dying battery, or something else?
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

Re: Dead/dying battery, or something else?

Suggestions appreciated. Have mk 2 3.0 Ghia auto. Thought battery was on way out but think there is something else. After car is warm and then left for short period it won't start, sounds like battery. But if left to cool a bit will then start. Knew it not battery as when I got someone to jump start...
by rigden439
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: worried about driving the capri
Replies: 39
Views: 1929

Re: worried about driving the capri

I can understand your fear when you may not be very mechanically minded, as i am. However, if you just try a few bits yourself, and if you know of an old man, like my father-in-law, who used to work on such cars, in his day, it can help a lot. i have had my mk2 nearly a year now, i bought it off a g...
by rigden439
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Anyone been for a ride out today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: Anyone been for a ride out today?

Took my 3.0 from Leicester to Hinckley to visit my mum in hospital. Good excuse when weather so good. Ran really well, got proper warmed up and even came home via the M69 with all the reps and lorries!
by rigden439
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oil recommendation for 1977 mk2 3.0 ghia auto
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Oil recommendation for 1977 mk2 3.0 ghia auto

Could someone make recommendation for best oil and spec to use for my Mk2 capri 3.0 auto? Also best place to buy relevant service parts. thanks.
by rigden439
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Found somewhere that does 4-star..
Replies: 28
Views: 2457

Re: Found somewhere that does 4-star..

Can confirm that R E Mills in Rothley, Leicester sells genuine 4 star for £239.9 per litre



9th feb - edit - correction -price should be £2.39.9 per litre

:D
by rigden439
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Rally and Party weekend - feedback
Replies: 50
Views: 3784

Re: Capri Rally and Party weekend 4/5/6 July 2014

Hi

Is the weekend just a bloke thing, or are wives and girlfriends welcome and go as well?
by rigden439
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Rally and Party weekend - feedback
Replies: 50
Views: 3784

Re: Capri Rally and Party weekend 4/5/6 July 2014

That's great thanks. Suppose there will be more details nearer the time.
by rigden439
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Rally and Party weekend - feedback
Replies: 50
Views: 3784

Re: Capri Rally and Party weekend 4/5/6 July 2014

From the comments so far it sounds like it will be a good weekend.
I take it you would welcome newbies?
How many people normally go? All ages?
Do you just turn up, take your tent and pitch up there?
Not been to one of these things before but would like to try.
by rigden439
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Where is everyone from?
Replies: 259
Views: 62129

Re: Where is everyone from?

Hi, I'm James from Leicester. Had a 1972 Capri mk1 facelift 1.6.XL as my first car in 1982 and absolutely loved it. Always wanted a 3.0. Ghia and finally got one, a 1977 Mk 2 six months ago. Really pleased and puts a smile on my face every time I go out in her. Love the way people smile when they se...
by rigden439
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen wiper fuse keeps blowing
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Windscreen wiper fuse keeps blowing

Check out youre reversing lights,theyre on the same fuse .If theres a crack in the cluster it shorts and every time you put into reverse ,the fuse goes--no wipers Cheersfnow Nick M You were right Nick, it was the reversing lights. Cleaned all contacts and made a good earth, now all working fine. Th...
by rigden439
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen wiper fuse keeps blowing
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Windscreen wiper fuse keeps blowing

Thanks for all your quick responses and suggestions. Will take the ideas and try and solve. Cheers.
by rigden439
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Windscreen wiper fuse keeps blowing
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Windscreen wiper fuse keeps blowing

I am new to this forum and the new owner of a Capri 3.0 Ghia 1977 auto. Its in good condition and runs well. However wipers stopped working, changed the blown fuse but it immediately blew again. I am not very mechanically minded. Wondered if anyone has an idea whats wrong. Looked at haynes manual, t...