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by karl40
07 Feb 2013, 21:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: no oil light, now no indicators and stalled.
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: no oil light, now no indicators and stalled.

Thanks for getting back Kev, I did give it a good long run the day before probably 70 mile round trip. After we got back i did say how well she did and then wallop! Do i need to check the voltage across the battery terminals or at the back of the alternator, by the way i renewed the alternator only ...
by karl40
03 Feb 2013, 11:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: no oil light, now no indicators and stalled.
Replies: 3
Views: 584

no oil light, now no indicators and stalled.

Hello all, can anyone help point me in the right direction on this one. Took the engine out in the summer and gave the old girl some TLC with new complete exhaust new water pump radiator and flow and return coolant pipes, all lovely. Changed the oil switch as the old one dripped oil. After that it n...
by karl40
07 Dec 2012, 15:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise from the rear.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: noise from the rear.

Thanks Covkid it fitted fine once i got some movement on the wheel and C.V, you saved me bacon.
by karl40
04 Dec 2012, 19:14
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise from the rear.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: noise from the rear.

Covkid you could be a life saver, i have both back wheels up on axle stands but the hand brake is on and i stuck the van in gear.....just to be on the safe side! The other side went on no problem but both wheels were solid and didn't move. So the idea is to allow the wheel to turn and this will help...
by karl40
03 Dec 2012, 19:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise from the rear.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: noise from the rear.

I have been back out tonight and tried again the holes are a fag paper out once i get one started, would this be a sign that i have been sent a incorrect c.v joint or should i give it some persuasion with a hammer to get it to line up. It wasn't that hard to get it off .
by karl40
02 Dec 2012, 17:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise from the rear.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: noise from the rear.

I have refurbished one side both inside and out with a through clean ,re packed and new bolts and boots and washers...fine. That side went straight back like a dream, lined up the top bolt and the rest just followed no problem. The other side i have renewed both in and outer C.V completely and the r...
by karl40
24 Nov 2012, 16:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise from the rear.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: noise from the rear.

Took both sides off in the rain today and the drivers gearbox side was very sticky and dried out and looked like the original one. The passenger side has been changed at sometime and appears fine, just needs some new bolts and a boot now. There is pitting and scoring on the bad side so i will be buy...
by karl40
19 Nov 2012, 19:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: noise from the rear.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

noise from the rear.

Hello all i have been tidying up the old girl for the winter and have just finished when i have developed a rather loud clanking sound which sounds like its coming from the rear drivers side. Its not all the time and you can go a day and then all of a sudden it sounds like a charging police horse, t...
by karl40
11 Apr 2012, 20:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: crossed wires
Replies: 0
Views: 712

crossed wires

can anyone help with what wires go where. I have removed my old D.F water boxer engine to helicoil snapped exhaust bolts and while she was out i have renewed the clutch kit, water pump and fitted new stainless steel flow and return pipes and renewed the complete exhaust. I took my time and on the ho...
by karl40
24 Jan 2012, 20:01
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: exhaust removal problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: exhaust removal problem

well i did it, i took the engine out with the help of my 14 year old son. It went quite well i took my time in marking up all the pipes and setting bits aside. i managed to get the gear box supported with axel stands and the engine on to a trolly we made up. Thats where my luck ended the exhaust wou...
by karl40
31 Dec 2011, 12:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: exhaust removal problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: exhaust removal problem

Thanks lads for the help, i will probally give myself a free week end for this removal. Then i will work my way through a list of jobs with the main one of renewing the flow and return pipes from the rad as they both are looking rather cruddy. I can take my time on the work as the engine will go in ...
by karl40
29 Dec 2011, 11:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: exhaust removal problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: exhaust removal problem

Well i am taking your advice and will attempt to take the engine out in january and will keep soaking the studs and bolts. I have some 2 tonne axle stands and a fairly desent trolly jack, but i am thinking about getting some inspection ramps of ebay (3 tonne, with a working height of 200mm) would th...
by karl40
28 Dec 2011, 17:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: exhaust removal problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: exhaust removal problem

Cheers CovKid, i will carry on soaking the nuts and studs in plusgas. Should the engine come out, as i have never had the nerve to take it out before.
by karl40
28 Dec 2011, 14:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: exhaust removal problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

exhaust removal problem

Hello everyone, i need some advice. I am attempting to remove the complete exhaust system from my 1.9 D.F WBX (A reg Devon pop top) and i have been soaking the nuts and bolts in plus gas for days now. This morning i have managed to get one off but the other three are just totally rusted on to the st...
by karl40
05 Dec 2011, 22:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Where to get my new exhaust ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Where to get my new exhaust ?

Thanks everyone....i will keep you posted