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by talkingcars
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Pressure test hydragas sphere
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Pressure test hydragas sphere

One end of that hose connects to the N/S/F sphere, the other to the pipe that runs to the back of the car.

You'll need to make a custom hose to test a sphere off the car.
by talkingcars
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi from Portsmouth
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Hi from Portsmouth

Hi and welcome to the forum

James
by talkingcars
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Winters day in Sydney
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Winters day in Sydney

Mid summer - 22.3mm of rain and a high of 17', that made for a fun BBQ.
by talkingcars
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Corroded speakers rant
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Corroded speakers rant

Seal the connectors with grease.
by talkingcars
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Hood problem - can't fit tonneau
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Hood problem - can't fit tonneau

Surely you want the windbreak UP when the roof is down.
by talkingcars
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Air conditioning

Jorge D wrote:Thanks James
Sorry for my ignorance
What are the three bleeding points and how can I check for that problem
Thanks again


You are welcome

Lots of info here on the cooling system, there are lots of other how to guides on the site.
by talkingcars
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Air conditioning

The air comes in through the snorkel through the A/C rad where it is cooled and then through the heater matrix where it is heated to what ever temperature the system is set to, the air is always cooled first. I suspect what happening is that you have some air in the heater matrix and you have a faul...
by talkingcars
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: EPAS warning on, pwr steering fail :(
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: EPAS warning on, pwr steering fail :(

Hi and welcome to the forum Julie

This sounds like a job for one of the mobile mechanics.
Might be worth getting them to do a full check of the car.

James
by talkingcars
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: ABS warning light
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: ABS warning light

Hi and welcome to the forum Johnny The scanner Rob mentions is available from http://www.pscan.eu , it is a good bit of kit and will pay for itself quite quickly. It has its own section on another forum - http://www.rovertech.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=144&sid=3335a5164bb2b4f559108c521c09ab68 James
by talkingcars
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: How to secureley fit Goodridge Braided Brake Hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 234

Re: How to secureley fit Goodridge Braided Brake Hoses

They don't have the mid-line fixing point that goes on the lower shock bolt like the OE hoses. They do come with P-Clips, but they are the type of size to go on the same fixing point. I cut the fixing out of the O/E hose and used cable ties to hold them in place, them are fine after several years b...
by talkingcars
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: How to secureley fit Goodridge Braided Brake Hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 234

Re: How to secureley fit Goodridge Braided Brake Hoses

hilly wrote:Obviously, if I had to resort to new OE on the front, I'll have to do the same for the rears as it's a big No-No to mix them.


Why?
by talkingcars
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: MGF Mod Plans and Prices
Replies: 18
Views: 402

Re: MGF Mod Plans and Prices

IMHO the F does not benefit from a de-cat, apart from more noise. Due to the short nature of the exhaust it needs the cat to produce some back pressure. Also worth noting that only the F and the metro/100 K series cars do not also have a pre-cat, all other K series have a pre-cat and a main cat, bot...
by talkingcars
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: Air conditioning

Hi and welcome to the forum

Strange one, I'll give it some thought.

James
by talkingcars
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Members Classifieds
Topic: Aircon system for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Aircon system for sale

Sergi Bmw wrote:Are you willing to post it to Spain? If so let me know, I also know some parts are different but that is not a problem as I am interested in the tubing essentially. Best regards


Rimmers have a reduced price on some of the left hand drive A/C parts.
by talkingcars
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Gear cable snapped
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Gear cable snapped

If you attach a string or thin cable to the gearbox end of the cable before pulling it through you should be able to use this as a draw cord to pull the new cable back (not that I have tried).
by talkingcars
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Pscan EMS
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Pscan EMS

I found it quite straight forward, just follow the instructions.
by talkingcars
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Steering Lock Not Working
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Steering Lock Not Working

Try lubricating it.
by talkingcars
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Best Driving shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Best Driving shoes

I have driven many thousands of miles wearing Adidas Goodyear F1 trainers, I've had 5 or 6 pairs, but the two parties have terminated the partnership.
They were designed as a driving shoe and were great at it.

For work I currently have Kevlar capped boots, much lighter than steel.
by talkingcars
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New MGF In Plymouth
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: New MGF In Plymouth

Hi and welcome to the forum

Unfortunately I am in West Sussex so can't answer your question.

James
by talkingcars
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Loss of Power.
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: Loss of Power.

Has your car an OBD socket on the fuse board under the steering wheel? If it has it might be worth checking for any fault codes. I have a basic one which connects to my tablet. If you're local I'm happy to see if there's any codes registered. All models have an OBD style socket there. However only ...

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