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by ricicles
19 Jul 2020, 09:48
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Alternator light.
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Alternator light.

First trip away this year . Alternator light came on but goes out at higher revs.
I have measured the voltage from the alternator . Its showing 11v at tickover.
Should it be more or is this normal at tickover.
Should I be looking for a fault elsewhere?
by ricicles
27 Jun 2019, 05:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dalek cap
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: Dalek cap

When ever you do a load of work on the cooling system it takes a while to get everything sealed it's common. Don't despair, they don't call them waterleakers for nothing :lol: Te hee. Woke up tbis morning wonering if tbe pipe going to the resivoir or even the resevoir tank is blocked. After the run...
by ricicles
26 Jun 2019, 17:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dalek cap
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: Dalek cap

Ok thanks i get the heat and expansion. The leaks are popping up in different places. On monday at the joint between the brand new stainless front to rear with the new flexi bit in the middle fitted with brand new proper coolant hose clips supplied. Today from the out to the front to rear! If that m...
by ricicles
26 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dalek cap
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: Dalek cap

Update! New cap fitted and no leaks during test run. As the engine is cooling its started leaking from a new part of the coolant system. At a total loss now as to how this is happening. If the pipes were dodgy surely it would leak when under max pressure ie hot and revving. But it leaks after runnin...
by ricicles
26 Jun 2019, 16:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dalek cap
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: Dalek cap

Thanks for your replies. Been having trouble since fitting a brand new gen vw one with leaks. I have replaced most of the hoses and also put in front to rear stainless pipes. Leaks have poped up all around the system since fitting the cap. Have odered and fitted a repro one and given it a thrash aro...
by ricicles
24 Jun 2019, 15:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dalek cap
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Dalek cap

Any one of you clever
People worked a way of testing one of these blighters?
by ricicles
01 Dec 2016, 18:00
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: What tyre pressures
Replies: 12
Views: 5023

Re: What tyre pressures

I have 215 50 17. Have just been recommended to run them at 45psi. What do you guys reckon?
by ricicles
08 Oct 2015, 16:53
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 2.1 efi ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: 2.1 efi ?

Am I better off sticking with the dellortto carbs I have fitted then? Would it be better to look at the ignition system?
by ricicles
08 Oct 2015, 06:48
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 2.1 efi ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: 2.1 efi ?

Useful article on the face of it, but TBI is the most basic of EFI systems. Because the injector(s) are still a long way from the valves, there is still a need to have good inlet air velocity to stop the fuel droplets falling out of suspension and so failing to get into the engine i.e the only gain...
by ricicles
07 Oct 2015, 09:41
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 2.1 efi ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

2.1 efi ?

http://www.diyautotune.com/tech_article ... 1-nova.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Could we use this to build an efi for a carbureted and?
Perhaps use the 2.1 efi manifolds and throttle body.
Could the injectors be updated at the same time?
by ricicles
29 Sep 2015, 16:32
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Coolant gauge u/s
Replies: 10
Views: 2355

Re: Coolant gauge u/s

Huge thanks guys. It's working :mrgreen:
by ricicles
26 Sep 2015, 10:31
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Coolant gauge u/s
Replies: 10
Views: 2355

Re: Coolant gauge u/s

It's a 43. Yes I had to stop and restart for the light to stop flashing. I didn't take notice what the needle was doing! Doh
by ricicles
26 Sep 2015, 07:28
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Coolant gauge u/s
Replies: 10
Views: 2355

Re: Coolant gauge u/s

OK. Tried removing the relay the guages behaved the same way. Removed and cleaned the level switch in the header tank (it was pretty clean) no change. Have gone back to the switches in the thermostat housing. Fiddled around to try and remove the wire from the forward facing switch (burned my hand tw...
by ricicles
24 Sep 2015, 19:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: quote ricicles = "I Just popped a new pair of heads on"
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: quote ricicles = "I Just popped a new pair of heads on"

Went well. I loved having a fiddle with the engine again. There is a bit of a story behind this engine (all still on this forum from years ago) its been a long time since I posted but great to pop back in. My engine now has a pair of standard heads but appears to be a bit better than the tuned ones!...
by ricicles
24 Sep 2015, 06:49
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Coolant gauge u/s
Replies: 10
Views: 2355

Re: Coolant gauge u/s

Yep - What Marlinowner said ^^^^^ But for a quick test - try disconnecting the connector to the temperature sensor at the engine - if that stops the needle moving then I'd guess that your temperature sensor has gone bad? Done that and it behaves the same connected or not. I have been thinking that ...