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RHOCaR End of Season Bash 

Come and join us for our Annual event  on 22nd to 24th September

Camping, Family Fun,  Evening Entertainment and like-minded Company


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kevin the chicken

Member Since 04 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:27 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Oil Leak

15 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

This is exactly what made my last engine fail. When I went to put the sump on the new one the dipstick didn't line up with the hole on the top of the windage plate. You could see the marks on the top where the dipstick had slid along it, always registering full because of the oil left on top. I just drilled and filed a new hole where the scratch marks were and now it works as it is supposed to. My new engine is much better so it wasn't all bad news.

In Topic: New Prospective Owner Size Question

15 September 2017 - 07:39 AM

I would avoid the series 7 as I am 6 foot and 84 kilos and find mine a snug fit. Comfortable when I am in but could be better. I have normal padded bucket seats which are good so I tend to put up with the slight lack of legroom. On a long journey I wear an old pair of carting boots which of all the things I've tried for comfort makes the most difference, enabling me to get my left foot under the clutch pedal for a stretch out. As Stuart has already said the tunnel is very narrow and my drivers seat is very slightly angled. Presumably intentionally but you never know what was in my cars builders mind. I think a different pedal box would make a lot of difference but I don't know if I could be bothered with that at the moment, maybe sometime in the future.

In Topic: Zetec And Electric Water Pump Still Overcooling

13 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

Are you 100 per cent sure the gauge is accurate? If the stat or the electronic gizmo aren't giving the correct temperature it seems a bit strange. Surely one of them should work properly. They should control the engine temperature and compensate for over cooling by closing off the flow. Or that's what I thought anyway. Years ago loads of people would blank off parts of their radiators in the winter.

In Topic: Peterborough Car Show

03 September 2017 - 03:00 PM

Agree with the others we should have a club stand if possible. There's plenty of space with the clubs all placed up one end. Even if there's only three of us like today if we had a banner it would give us a bit of publicity. Good to meet new people today and I left when the majority of cars started moving and got home before the predicted rain.

In Topic: Peterborough Car Show

02 September 2017 - 08:13 AM

I'm only going Sunday. Look out for me, tatty blue series 7. Two greyhounds and a Lurcher!