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by stevemarl
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Electric Vehicle experience..
Replies: 29
Views: 275

Re: The Electric Vehicle experience..

TBH, I rather hope that police, ambulances etc ARE given exemption as I wouldn`t want to be in an ambulance when it ran out of energy. Until the technology is perfected.
by stevemarl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Electric Vehicle experience..
Replies: 29
Views: 275

Re: The Electric Vehicle experience..

Especially with all those lights and sirens!!!
by stevemarl
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Electric Vehicle experience..
Replies: 29
Views: 275

Re: The Electric Vehicle experience..

Thanks for taking the time to write that - very, very interesting. There really are going to be `challenging` times ahead. I can see people choosing to hang on to their petrol vehicles for some time after 2030.
by stevemarl
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who's laughing now....
Replies: 21
Views: 199

Re: Who's laughing now....

The refineries will still be working hard for plastics and planes (those things flying over head constantly that burn thousands of gallons of fuel on every trip that very few folk talk about in relation to pollution) so petrol will still be around I'd have thought. Plus diesel for the army and the ...
by stevemarl
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 Laser fuel filter & hose
Replies: 12
Views: 132

Re: 1.6 Laser fuel filter & hose

I didnt think nylon was all that ethanol proof No, nylon`s pretty much safe with anything you`ll find in a car: `Nylon will not degenerate as a result of exposure to alcohols, ethers, ketones, hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, lubricant oils, cleaning agents or water (including seawater).` ht...
by stevemarl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 1.6 Laser fuel filter & hose
Replies: 12
Views: 132

Re: 1.6 Laser fuel filter & hose

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Im pretty sure🤔 my crapi has steel lines.....might be plastic ... C
I think you`re right Hamish, IIRC the line from front to back is nylon so it`s only the short sections of flexi at each end that you need to worry about.
by stevemarl
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: WEBER GURU NEEDED
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: WEBER GURU NEEDED

I would say Paul, that it`s maybe more to do with speed than travel. When you press 1/2 way you will do it in a more measured, slower, action, swhereas just pressing to the floor is likely much more rapid? Maybe too quick for flaps to jump? Hard to imagine otherwise as, basically, you`ve got to go t...
by stevemarl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator bolt
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Alternator bolt

I guess so, it`s the first time for me: £14 on line, £21.50 at the P.O. (no passport required)
by stevemarl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The new Capri..
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: The new Capri..

I was about to say the same thing!!!
by stevemarl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator bolt
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Alternator bolt

Oh jeez is that a medical review form I see? Thankfully no, it`s just a 10 year renewal reminder! Just happened to be on top of the pile :D Do you have to PAY each time to renew it, that`s unfair, if they insist on annual they should at least waive the fee? Edit: just a thought, but that bolt does ...
by stevemarl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator bolt
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Alternator bolt

On mine it goes through the hole beneath the heater stub, through the pump into the block, it`s an M10. https://i.postimg.cc/Hsdz1HYC/DSC03025.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/K8Y54N3q/DSC03028.jpg BUT, as Bug says you could possibly use the threaded hole on the `ear` of the water pump (if it`s the later, S...
by stevemarl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator bolt
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Alternator bolt

This isn`t great, but maybe you can see enough. I can take a better pic tomorrow
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by stevemarl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 rear wiper wires
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Mk3 rear wiper wires

Your best bet would be Martin at Caprigear: Tel: +44 (0)1507 343148 (workshop) He should have anything you need.
by stevemarl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator bolt
Replies: 21
Views: 187

Re: Alternator bolt

Is that the one that holds the bracket to the block? I`m pretty sure it`s just a normal M10 (or possibly M12) bolt. if you can`t get anything to fit could it be that the thread`s been stripped previously and it`s just ripped out now? If it`s M10 you could drill out and tap for an M12?
by stevemarl
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 1045
Views: 139251

Re: Who Remembers?

my most prized posession aged 11 was a small, made in Hong Kong, transistor radio that I sneakily hid under my pillow and listened to Radio Luxembourg on when I should be getting to sleep. I was exactly the same, 208, signal fading in and out - but it was fantastic!!! Completely agree with all you`...
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: WEBER GURU NEEDED
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: WEBER GURU NEEDED

Bud6200 wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:44 pm
All I need now is the model no of the carb.
IIRC it`s stamped into the edge of the flange that bolts to the manifold? If both the throttles are same size / open together it`s a 38DGAS, if they`re different sizes and one opens before the other, it`s a 32/36DGAV
by stevemarl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i Oil in water
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 2.8i Oil in water

Martin,
I`m thinking that the oil in the galleries IS under pressure so if you had a crack twixt oil passage & waterway, it could conceivably pass into the water (which, even hot, has a fraction of the pressure)?
by stevemarl
Sun May 30, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Mk3 rear wiper wires
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Mk3 rear wiper wires

Thanks for taking the time to reply. Hope you get it sorted.
by stevemarl
Fri May 28, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: WEBER GURU NEEDED
Replies: 27
Views: 533

Re: WEBER GURU NEEDED

You do know when you`re cold starting you need to depress the gas pedal first to allow the chokes to close? The fast idle cam has a step in it, opening the throttle allows tghe choke to return to fully closed position. Otherwise it will stop at the step and stay 1/3 open.
by stevemarl
Thu May 27, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Engine hardware

I think the point is that any bolt that's the same size as the current ones will do. These are not high stressed fittings, they are just holding the covers in place :agree: They`re just bog standard 12mm long M6 bolts. Get a bag from B&Q / hardware store for a couple of quid. Or, if you want shiny ...