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by Matty2148
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Question of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Question of the day

If you can injest it with a straw then its a drink!? Thats my reasoning anyway.
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: fuel system

The 2.8 is a high pressure system, if air was present it`ll soon be forced out and you`ll get a misfire on start up for a very short period, such as when you change the metering head or injectors, I had the pleasure of changing mine for 6 units I was testing, all of them popped and farted at start u...
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Rear Brakes

I`ve seen grooved drums! Some engineering place in the midlands did it then sold them on ebay a few yrs ago, I`ll see if I can dig a pic out, by the way, completely useless and a total gimmic.
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: racer or downsize?
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: racer or downsize?

Its all hoo haa anyway! You`ll downsize and save some MPG, and be happy, till some tool in a 1.1 saxo beats you from the lights and then it`ll be fast road cams, porting the head and some carb fetling! ha I know this from experiance :lol: :lol: :xd:
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: racer or downsize?
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: racer or downsize?

I was always impressed at my daily 2.8, still managed to do 28-32mpg as a daily hack, but the 2.0 pinto is the way to go if you want to stay standard its better on fuel than the 1.6 too.
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: NASC only 2 Capris?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: NASC only 2 Capris?

Last couple of years there have at least been a couple - think it was the year before last I spent a while taking to a chap who was regretting putting aover v8 in his because all the parts were so costly. I dunno about that, he needs to get intouch with rimmer brothers, I got a load of parts for my...
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Response from Shell regarding Ethanol content of V-Power
Replies: 7
Views: 8749

Re: Response from Shell regarding Ethanol content of V-Power

Thats what I`m saying diesel OIL should be more than able to lube its self and protect parts, so why does two stroke have such an effect?! When I 1st read about it I was also in serious doubt, but it turns out its a very common trick for ford/jag diesel owners. One old boy says hes used baby oil sin...
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Outrageous claims that are true
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: Outrageous claims that are true

I can lick the end of my elbow....
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Response from Shell regarding Ethanol content of V-Power
Replies: 7
Views: 8749

Re: Response from Shell regarding Ethanol content of V-Power

Heres an odd additive, some owners of diesel jaguars add 2 stroke oil to the fuel, apparently it stops piston slap and seriously reduces the noise of the engine, plus it lubes the pump and injectors! I dont own a diesel so can`t say owt, but that tells me that something is now missing from diesel or...
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Capri still overheating ???
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: 2.8 Capri still overheating ???

So physically your car doesnt overheat? Randomly, does your fuel gauge have a mind of its own or give flase readings? The voltage regulator controls the temp gauge and the fuel gauge, if it goes wrong it can cause the fuel level to raise and the temp to fall or the temp to raise and the fuel to fall...
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Uwe Bahnsen
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Uwe Bahnsen

Poor bugger died on my birthday, that`ll be a factoid I`ll have to remember
by Matty2148
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car clubs as religion???
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: Car clubs as religion???

:agree: :agree: Religion = load of old bollocks
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what engine to put in 1.6 Laser?
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: what engine to put in 1.6 Laser?

Theres only one capri Shell, they are all the same, the V6 shells have strengthening and plates under the back seats for the exhaust hangers, the V6 engine crossmembers shove the engine backwards a bit so the gear stick ends up in the same place, I`ve had a 2.3 and 2.8 cologne in a 2l auto chassis w...
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Log book question
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Log book question

ONly had 2 MKIII S cars, both had engine capcity, I had a MKII GL which didnt have the engine capcity on the V5.
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: how easy is it to change rear type 9 oil seal
Replies: 41
Views: 3465

Re: how easy is it to change rear type 9 oil seal

Flat headed screwdriver, bend the end in a vice, remove the prop and fish it out then push the new one in, prepare to have a liter of dirty gearbox oil in your hair and wear gloves!!
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: what is sexyer
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: what is sexyer

ON! if you insist of them being off, fill the chassis holes and bumper iron holes in so it doesnt look like the bumpers are missing.
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Got a spare 80K?
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Got a spare 80K?

:agree: never saw the attraction. I could buy some nice capri for £70k
by Matty2148
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Has anyone tried this dogging lark?
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Has anyone tried this dogging lark?

Cant say I have, lad at work did, he went to some place with his bird, they sat there, after 20 mins a white van arrived and a astra and some nissan, anyway, he does the thing with his lights and some bloke comes over with his wang out in an excited state....my mate goes all shy and reverses out of ...
by Matty2148
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Can a exhaust leak by the manifold cause a misfire?
Replies: 35
Views: 9367

Re: Can a exhaust leak by the manifold cause a misfire?

Is this missfire rythmic? from reading this thread I`m getting the impression it is, if its the same cylinder missing all the time regardless of plugs, leads etc I`d be more inclined to do a compression test on all cylinders and check valve clearences, if they are equal or close Id then move to dizz...
by Matty2148
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alarm and central locking fitting info... NOW FITTED!
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Alarm and central locking fitting info...

The door motors are faily simple to work out, take the door cards off, look at the pin on the door to lock the door, the rod moves up and down, you need to clamp your arms from the motors onto these arms and your done. Should be easy enough, as for getting power. Have a look at the fuse box instead,...