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by Mr B
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Condensation damage
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Condensation damage

So the aftermarket head unit stopped working properly in my car - the amp output blew, you could still use it as long as the sound didn't have to go through the amps first, I removed the head unit and all looked well until I examined the very back of the unit which had water stains on it, pulled the...
by Mr B
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator or brushes
Replies: 26
Views: 464

Re: Alternator or brushes

Yeah , its hard to know how to reply . On one hand there are the old skilled peeps who will have it to bits on the bench in under 5 mins and think nothing of flickin a set of brushes at it and if the bearings crap out in 6 months....who gives one , 20 min job . And, in the blue corner there are the...
by Mr B
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wow. Check out how much this transit sold for...
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Wow. Check out how much this transit sold for...

Jasonmarie wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:17 pm The transit had the best engine in the world , that’s why it went for so much :lol:
What!! You mean it had the big Essex V6 in it!!
by Mr B
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator or brushes
Replies: 26
Views: 464

Re: Alternator or brushes

Personally when something like this fails I prefer just to replace it, yes it is more expensive but as above once you start you will be replacing it all piecemeal over the next few months anyway and a shiny new one will come with a warranty for hopefully 24 months. I respectfully disagree with this...
by Mr B
Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Marriage in a nut shell
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Marriage in a nut shell

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by Mr B
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: For sale
Replies: 3
Views: 113

For sale

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by Mr B
Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator or brushes
Replies: 26
Views: 464

Re: Alternator or bushes

D366Y wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:17 pm Just checked and the alternator is still the original Ford part judging by the big old stamp on it!
Were they Bosch or Lucas and standard or does it not make a difference when buying new brushes?

Thanks
Hi Danny, any chance of putting a picture up of it?
by Mr B
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 633

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

Same here Nick, we have a little Ecoboost Fiesta now, lovely little car but doesn't have the character of the previous Fiesta plus from what I'm told the timing belt on the Ecoboost engine actually runs through the engine oil and that just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.... I'm lucky with my C...
by Mr B
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator or brushes
Replies: 26
Views: 464

Re: Alternator or bushes

Hi Danny, I have had good results when just renewing the bushes on alternators, the bushes are quite cheap on Ebay and it's always worth a punt especially if money is a bit on the slim side, I have renewed bushes on the Bosch, Femsa and Lucas alternators and it's literally a couple of screws to remo...
by Mr B
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 633

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

Same here Nick, we have a little Ecoboost Fiesta now, lovely little car but doesn't have the character of the previous Fiesta plus from what I'm told the timing belt on the Ecoboost engine actually runs through the engine oil and that just doesn't seem like a good idea to me.... I'm lucky with my C...
by Mr B
Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just when I thought I'd heard it all...
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Just when I thought I'd heard it all...

I had to post this because I simply cannot believe the utter stupidity of some people, let me explain... Colleague from work calls me today and says Wayne I have got a big problem with my car, I ask what's wrong, she says everytime I fill my car up at the petrol station I can smell petrol, what's wr...
by Mr B
Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 633

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

My partner bought a little Fiesta in 2001 that was 6 months old, so second hand, in 21 years of ownership it never broke down once, we had to 'retire' the car this year because of the poxy ULEZ zone, it retired still having it's original exhaust, serpentine belt, alternator and loads more original ...
by Mr B
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 633

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:23 am To commemorate the end of the Fiesta, here is the end of a Fiesta. :D

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Andrew.
Andrew, are you saying you are glad to see the 'back of the Fiesta' lol
by Mr B
Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 633

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

My partner bought a little Fiesta in 2001 that was 6 months old, so second hand, in 21 years of ownership it never broke down once, we had to 'retire' the car this year because of the poxy ULEZ zone, it retired still having it's original exhaust, serpentine belt, alternator and loads more original i...
by Mr B
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear fly window
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: rear fly window

shrule wrote: Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:37 pm Mr B thanks for your advise michael
You are welcome Michael, it is extremely strong stuff and you don't get the 'fogging stain' around the join either like you do with super glue.

Wayne
by Mr B
Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: rear fly window
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: rear fly window

shrule wrote: Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:57 pm Hi I am back again for more help the catch which closes the rear fly window has come away from the glass what do I use to restick it Will super glue work michael
Try this stuff mate,
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by Mr B
Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater hose connections
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Heater hose connections

Thanks guys 👍
by Mr B
Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater hose connections
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Heater hose connections

Hi everyone,

Quick question, can anyone tell me which one of the two plastic heater hose stubbs is the inlet to the heater? I have been told it's the top one of the two but according to the Haynes manual the bottom one is the inlet :headscratch:

Wayne
by Mr B
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake line colour
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Brake line colour

Any recommendations for the colours? Hi Wayne, The dark green is very similar to Ford Pine Green (that's what I've used on mine). https://i.postimg.cc/hv4QCqZm/107-Brakes-14-Brake-Pipe.jpg I would say that the other green looks like a generic olive green. Andrew. Hey Andrew, I went with your advice...
by Mr B
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 41
Views: 1074

Re: Electric fuel pump

Well everyone I think I know for sure what the issue is with my car now, today I went to start her up and as usual she wouldn't go, so I disconnected all the fuel lines on the car from the pump and connected 1 fuel line from a petrol can to the fuel pump intake and cranked the engine over, absolutel...