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by Pedro 70
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Yeah that wouldn’t be a bad idea
by Pedro 70
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Yep I'll be ultra careful, where would you buy another needle?
by Pedro 70
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Fantom Works New Series
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Fantom Works New Series

Boy do they spend some money on their cars. Way above what they are worth.I know that some seem to have sentimental value in one way or another but the only people making money on these cars is the garage.
by Pedro 70
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Thanks Martin, once you confirmed the needle just pulled off, a little more effort and a twist- off it came. Think I was being a bit too girly with it. Thanks again.
by Pedro 70
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 34
Views: 3411

Re: Brake bleeding

Yeah I’ll let you know how I get on when I get the car out. For now it’s on to the next hurdle sorting out some white faced clocks I bought, rev counter issue.
by Pedro 70
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rev counter needle removal. Hi all
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Rev counter needle removal. Hi all

Hi all, can anyone advise on how to remove the needle from my rev counter shaft. I have looked back at the threads regarding this and they seem to suggest that you ease it off carefully. I have tried this and a bit more, nothing, seems firmly in place. Don’t want to break it so have stopped. Mine is...
by Pedro 70
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 34
Views: 3411

Re: Brake bleeding

Right, to anyone who was following this thread last year. Got the princess callipers out again trying to fathom why they would not bleed out. On real close inspection it looked as though one of the bleed nipples would not screw in fully, as the caliper casting obstructed the bleed nipple. Anyway, ou...
by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Just been on to Cologne engineering. They do not sell the stretch bolts either. They reiterate what Dansta said earlier that the change to stretch bolts was because the head bolts were not being retightened by Ford dealers at the 1st service, charging Ford for doing it though. Quite a lot of work in...
by Pedro 70
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Thanks for that Paul,have mailed them to see if they can supply the bolts at reasonable costs.I have bitten the bullet and removed the other head and yes the gaskets on the wrong way. Now need some more bolts.
by Pedro 70
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

So do you reckon that using the older type of bolts and retorquing after 500 miles is gonna be okay. Would be a lot cheaper presumably. Thanks again.
by Pedro 70
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yeah, that occured to me to. That means more bolts and more work to a head that might be fine. Would be well pleased though if I put it all back and the other side went soon after. I will see how these bolts from America go, then make a decision, but I am erring on other head removals side.
by Pedro 70
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Stroker is bang on the money, the head gasket was the wrong way round. Haynes diagram confirms it. What a mine of information this forum is!!! As regards to the possible hex bolts , maybe a bit risky unless a lot more info on them. Before Ford changed to torx bolts on the later 2.8i , were the earli...
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

No this not an accidental blockage, it is the new and old cylinder head gasket not being cut out for the water galleries. Maybe it is supposed to be like this. Seems strange not to allow the coolant to flow from the block to head next to number 6 cylinder where my problem occurred. Might have a word...
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Right, cylinder head off and there is no way a 6mm longer bolt is gonna fit down the block holes. If when the bolts arrive they are 6mm longer it’s out with the hacksaw. The good news is that it looks like a genuine 50000 miler, standard bores with no ridge at the top of the bores. Should the waterw...
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yes, makes sense that Ford didn’t use a washer. Head is coming off this afternoon, just got a torx smokey through the post. Been stripped down to this stage for a few days now. Will measure what length I have in the block for a longer bolt. All good fun a! Not. Thanks for all your input.
by Pedro 70
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

If the available space below the bolt is that close I could maybe use a suitable size washer under the bolt head, what do you think?shouldn’t interfere with the torque settings.
by Pedro 70
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yeah just one head where water was leaking into No 6 cylinder. Car was running really well until the leak so do not want to disturb the other side.
by Pedro 70
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Quick update on torx head bolts. Classic gaskets couldn’t supply the bolts after all - disappointing. Tickover haven’t got any, Burton have genuine Ford ones at...........£9.+ each bolt - obviously gold plated. So I have ordered 8 from Rockauto in America as mentioned in an earlier thread. Roughly £...
by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Yes they did’nt List the bolts on eBay so I contacted them direct. Can give you the number if you have no luck messaging.
by Pedro 70
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 834

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

I have just purchased a set of torx bolts along with a head gasket set for my 2.8i. Not got them yet,tomorrow. Bought them from - Gaskets for classics. Milten Keynes. £38.00 the gasket set and £23.00 the torx set