Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by Brooksy » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:28 pm

samholmes wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Thankyou for advice
I totally fed up with it now so i think im selling it with the fault
Its a totally original 58 k 2 owner 1986 2lite laser .Never been welded and never failed a Mot or any advisorys
She lovely inside and out .
I will sell with fault if you know anyone looking for a lovely car who can fix her as im no Mechanic
Sam, sorry to hear you having some troubles but it would be a shame to hastily sell your lovely Soans laser. It doesn't sound like it's a serious issue so could you get it fixed and then consider your options?
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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by tejb1 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:33 pm

If I could throw in another thing - and sorry if this is teaching granny to suck eggs - change only one part at a time so you can eliminate for sure where the fault is/was.

It's incredibly frustrating with faults like this but fortunately our cars are not complicated and hopefully you'll get it sorted soon and without great expense.

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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by samholmes » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:16 pm

Cheers

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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by Not_Anumber » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Have you got any further with this Sam ?

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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:57 pm

Centrifugal weights in the distributor seizing? Not exactly the symotoms you describe, never heard of a car breaking down from it but can cause a misfire... took bloody ages for me to diagnose that on mine.
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:06 pm

Have you thought of taking it up to someone who has a stock of 2nd hand spares on the shelf such as Martin, Tickover or CCI etc and getting them to substitute 1 item at a time til they find the problem. Im sure they would be willing to help.

It would be far more cost effective than just handing it over to a local garage who would need to order in new parts until they finally hit the nail on the head.

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Re: Prolblem with my Capri 2.0 pinto

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:31 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Have you got any further with this Sam ?
He's broken down somewhere far from the internet.
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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