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Member Since 25 Feb 2015
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Plumbing Question

19 July 2018 - 09:05 AM

I've replaced a leaky ball valve in my loft water tank but the connection to the main feed pipe is leaking a bit - a drop every few seconds.


Am I safe enough just trying to seal that with this tape:




...or do I need to get a plumber in to solder (?) it?


(getting a plumber to do a tiny job like this is a flipping nightmare - they're never interested in such a small job)

Q Plate Mot After 1 Year?

07 July 2018 - 10:06 AM

I've just had my first tax reminder and the form (and the website) says i need an MOT?!

Is this right? Don't you get 3 years after first reg on a Q plate before you need an MOT?

Magazine, Summer Issue

04 July 2018 - 02:25 PM

The summer edition of the club magazine has been posted to all members - please let me know if you don't receive it within the next week or so.


I'm always interested in ideas for articles or even articles written for me  <_< . I don't promise to publish everything (your nan's 75th birthday party isn't interesting to everyone) and I am happy to edit anything, so don't feel it has to be of Pulitzer standard.


Note that I am also looking for magazine cover photo's - see page 19 for the 'rules'.


Hope you like it... :)



Sump Removal

27 June 2018 - 06:51 PM

I used instant gasket on my sump (along with the standard rubber one) and i need to take the sump off to investigate a rattle, but i can't get the damn thing off. I've managed to break the gasket most of the way round but not at the front, where the sump goes behind the flywheel.

Is there any chemical i can use to help dissolve the sealant stuff, which won't damage the engine internals? Or any other suggestions?

Led Wiring

12 June 2018 - 12:28 PM

Probable stupid question alert: I've wired a simple LED strip with the 12V ignition to one wire, earth to the other and I'm blowing the 10A fuse every time I switch it on.


I know current=volts/resistance, so I guess the resistance of an LED strip (in one direction) is very small?


Is it normal to wire in some extra resistance with an LED strip or is there an alternative method?