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by Verne
24 Aug 2014, 21:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke will not set with accelerator
Replies: 18
Views: 4720

Re: Choke will not set with accelerator

I'm expecting some fine tuning, but mine is now a lot further round than when I took it off. Have you tried turning it to the extreme?
by Verne
24 Aug 2014, 20:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke will not set with accelerator
Replies: 18
Views: 4720

Re: Choke will not set with accelerator

When I took mine off, I'm 90% sure that the spring wasn't even on the arm.

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Pic ' borrowed' from thread on ClubGTi - full thread may help :ok

Not just T25s that suffer with the Pierburg :shock:
by Verne
24 Aug 2014, 19:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

my problem is hopefully sorted, you're welcome to continue here, as our problems were initially very similar
by Verne
20 Aug 2014, 21:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

Fingers crossed, my choke is now working, I'll try again tomorrow after work From what I could see, the spring wasn't even located and the housing is now in a completely different position On another note, I bought a breather pipe, but the tower has been turned by 180 degrees and just had a pipe goi...
by Verne
16 Aug 2014, 17:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

thanks Itchy, sounds like we both have same/similar issue, plan on taking another look at mine tomorrow :ok
by Verne
14 Aug 2014, 19:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

Hello, can anyone please explain the mechanical process of setting the choke by pressing the accelerator? My choke does not close either and I can see no mechanical means of it closing, I would have expected a cam action on a spring of some sorts. Thanks this may help explain http://onemanspanner.w...
by Verne
14 Aug 2014, 12:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: advice please speedo cable stuck in steering knuckle
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

Re: advice please speedo cable stuck in steering knuckle

How did I feed the new cable through then? Goes through with the greatest of ease. The end of the cable is squared - there is no fitting. There's no fitting at the clock/binnacle end, but you have the fitting where the circlip sits on the outside of the cap at the other and get he can't get at that.
by Verne
14 Aug 2014, 07:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: advice please speedo cable stuck in steering knuckle
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

Re: advice please speedo cable stuck in steering knuckle

The cable should be able to be withdrawn from the sheath at the binnacle end. Then with a suitably sized drift inserted that is just larger than the cable knock the sheath back out. (It isn't just being held tight by the rubber grommet though is it? - it does hold it in quite tight.) The circlip wo...
by Verne
13 Aug 2014, 19:52
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: advice please speedo cable stuck in steering knuckle
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

Re: advice please speedo cable stuck in steering knuckle

If it's buggered, is it possible to cut it off on the inside and use something to knock it back through and out the 'wrong' way?

Thinking maybe an old posi screwdriver or metal rod slightly smaller than the cable diameter
by Verne
13 Aug 2014, 19:01
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

Note to Verne, remember that breather hose is a vacuum hose with lots of oily fumes in it. This means you cannot use any old bit of hose that fits. as also said the air cleaner trunking connects to the oil tower and Brickwerks sell the pipe but currently out of stock, I have seen standard pipe used...
by Verne
09 Aug 2014, 15:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temp Gauge Red Light
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: Temp Gauge Red Light

thanks marlinowner, it was indeed low on coolant

the expansion tank was so dirty, what I thought was the level of coolant was in fact a tide mark :rofl

bit of a clean and checking the level through the filler hole it is now at the required level :ok
by Verne
08 Aug 2014, 17:50
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temp Gauge Red Light
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Re: Temp Gauge Red Light

marlinowner wrote:It thinks the coolant level is low in the expansion tank. If the level is OK then there is probably a bad contact somewhere between the sender on top of the tank and the gauge.

thanks, i'll take another look tomorrow :ok
by Verne
08 Aug 2014, 17:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Temp Gauge Red Light
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Temp Gauge Red Light

I've had the red light in the temperature gauge flash at me on a couple of occasions, but the gauge itself was at normal temperature and it looks like the levels are correct. First time was when I took Keif for MOT, nothing untoward on the journey there. Mot tester started him up to drive him in to ...
by Verne
07 Aug 2014, 12:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

Thanks guys, that gives me something to go at :ok finally you should remove that fuel filter from your engine bay, they are not designed to take the heat, there should be just one by the tank underneath. I fitted that filter last night, as the old one that was there was passed it's best. I do have t...
by Verne
06 Aug 2014, 21:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Choke not working
Replies: 34
Views: 15899

Re: Choke not working

Thanks for the response, but I think mine is slightly different to the carb in your pics. The black unit on mine looks as though it has 2 connections, the one that can be seen in my pic and another directly below it (unfortunately, hidden by the fuel pipe) The lower one loops under the carb to the f...