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by caprikid61
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Brake caliper restore

Thanks for that Steve I will get on that later today going to get the car jacked up get someone to turn the steering and see if there is any play anywhere . Fitted new tca's 2 years ago and track rod ends but doing 10000 miles a year so they might be worn out again. Also gonna try changing wheel aro...
by caprikid61
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Brake caliper restore

Hi folks managed to get brake calipers fitted with new stainless steel pistons and seals , but I am still having the same problems as before . The steering wheel shakes when turning round a right hand corner at speed so I guess the siezed brake piston was not the problem. What else would I replace n...
by caprikid61
Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Brake caliper restore

You can get all you need at Bigg Red caliper reconditioners. I bought a piston and seal kit for my laser and they seem fine. They also reconditioned the rear calipers on my Skoda VRs and did a good job. http://biggred.co.uk/ Thanks for the info but I have orderd some off e bay but since then I had ...
by caprikid61
Mon May 28, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Brake caliper restore

Hi Folks just spent the last 2 days trying to clean up my brake calipers but cane across a few problems on the way !! The pistons on the drivers side caliper were seized but managed to get them out by pumping the brake pedal . Next was the bleed nipples the were not for moving but managed to get a h...
by caprikid61
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Stay well clear of Halfords 20w50w classic oil ! My 2.0 laser used to put out blue smoke on start up using that oil . I now use castrol Gtx 10w40 with much better results no blue smoke on start up and I never need to top up the oil between oil changes , so I would go for Gtx every time .
by caprikid61
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cluch or gearbox problem ??
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Cluch or gearbox problem ??

It is the clutch, fit a good quality one and while you're at it drain the gearbox oil out and refill with ATF. Thanks Martin, I will have a look for a cluch can you advice me on any brand that I should look for ?? Also as far as the oil goes I have red oil in the gearbox so I am assuming it ATF . D...
by caprikid61
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cluch or gearbox problem ??
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Cluch or gearbox problem ??

It is a clutch problem but check you have got the clutch adjustment right first. Basically when it's adjusted correctly the clutch pedal should be at the same height (distance from the floor) as the brake pedal. There needs to be some slack in the cable as the clutch will otherwise slip as you are ...
by caprikid61
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cluch or gearbox problem ??
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Cluch or gearbox problem ??

My 2 litre laser is starting to struggle to go into gear even when she is warmed up , 1st and reverse seem to be the worst . If I try to select 1st gear I can seem to push the gearstick hard enought to get into gear and if I try and select reverse its just like I am trying to push against a moving p...
by caprikid61
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Camshaft Identification
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Camshaft Identification

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Can you not find any ID on the end of the camshaft ? I put my phone down between the end of tbe camshaft and the bulkhead . I found out what my cam was by taking this photo .
by caprikid61
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?
Replies: 80
Views: 3929

Re: 2.8i as a family car/daily driver?

I have a 2 litre laser I have owned for over 10 years I drive her every day she done 10.000 miles last year !! Never missed a beat . The only problem I had was the old points system she was burning out condensors it just seems like the modern ones didnt last any time so I fitted electronic ignition ...
by caprikid61
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing causing starting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Timing causing starting problems

Thanks guys for all the info , I have solved the problem it was the timing that must have been out again I am now thinking that when I had the mot done last week the garage were mucking around with the engine trying to get her though the mot . All I did was adjust the timing by turning the dizzy and...
by caprikid61
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing causing starting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Timing causing starting problems

Dont mess with the timing yet. Clean the engine earths and give that a go. . Also check the battery voltage in the morning should be about 12.6v. 12 min if less then your battery could be out or you need more cold cranking amps might be Timing should be around 12deg BTDc poss abit more with the cam...
by caprikid61
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Timing causing starting problems
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Timing causing starting problems

Hi does anyone know what would cause my 2 litre laser to struggle to start in the morning ? Its like the starter is struggling to turn the engine over. I know the battery is fine and I seem to remember having this problem before when it turned out to be the timing , all I had to do was turn the dizz...
by caprikid61
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )

Glad you've sorted it, did you change the whole coupling or just the rubber. If just the rubber did you move the loop to it's correct position ? In the right place it gives enough steering to hopefully stop safely if the rubber broke completely by trapping the longer upper part of the coupling in t...
by caprikid61
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )

I'm sorry if what I said seemed harsh, no offence intended. I stand by what I said about 40+ cars being exempted from the MOT though, there's plenty of owners out there of all types of cars who don't know safe from unsafe. Glad you've got it fixed. Paul.[/quote] Its ok no offence taken , and I aggre...
by caprikid61
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )

Lol come on guys give me a break !! I guess you all thought I had asked a silly question but in fact it was not a silly as it seemed . I noticed the problem and thought I might manage to drive 2 miles to my lock up to change the part as I have all my tools at the lock up so it would have been much e...
by caprikid61
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Steering coupling rubber bush split ( can I still drive? )

https://s2.postimg.org/uczcdsutl/20171210_173913.jpg Hi folks I noticed my capri was wondering a bit so I had a look today and found that the rubber bush which is part of the steering coupling that goes to the rack has split in half !! I have attached a photo I am thinking that it will be ok to dri...
by caprikid61
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Paint problems? I give up!
Replies: 39
Views: 3484

Re: Paint problems? I give up!

Stish704 wrote:Hope so guys, thanks. I’ll keep you informed.


Thats great news Stish I also cant wait to see the photos I bet she will shining like a new pin .
by caprikid61
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Adjusting valve clearance and identifying camshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Adjusting valve clearance and identifying camshaft

Thanks MC for that very informative answer at least I now know what the setting are but I should have thought of doing that myself :oops: . I see where your coming from its not as easy as I thought it was going to be , I watched a video of someone doing it on youtube but they made it look easy as th...
by caprikid61
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Adjusting valve clearance and identifying camshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Adjusting valve clearance and identifying camshaft

Looks like a Kent Cam FR 32 to me does anyone know the clearence settings for that cam??Image

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