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Grim last won the day on September 8

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  • Birthday 02/08/1983

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    Fully stainless / green 2b, standard 2l pinto, self dismantling
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    Andrew Wilkinson

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  1. Small changes to camber don't cause significant tyre wear. Unless there's excessive play in your bushes or other mechanical damage etc, the toe out is the only possible cause. I'm slightly concerned you get such large deviations in your measurement of toe - this suggests something is bent. Could it be run-out of the wheel? Can you swap it to another to get more repeatable readings? I have a track-ace and I have not found any noticeable deviation in measurements depending on wheel position.
  2. 20' toe out is enough to get uneven wear, and toe out would cause outside edge wear. Try setting them parallel and see how you go. Threads are right handed usually.
  3. I wouldn't pay in full before collection, but would leave a deposit of a few hundred.
  4. is your fuel return line blocked?
  5. I've had a few alternators do this, I think it's heat related damage as it's close to my exhaust. Eventually the output drops completely until it wont take the load of headlights etc and I replace it. I've now moved it further away, haven't driven it enough to say it solved the problem though.
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    E10 fuel

    I've replaced all the fuel hose on my car this year, partly due to age but I made sure to buy decent hose to replace it. I ended up buying cohline r9 (e85 compatible) hose as it wasn't too much extra. Aside from the rubbers/seals issues, the remainder of the material issues I see are from the corrosion of certain metals due to the slightly hygroscopic nature of the ethanol content. I'd be tempted to flush the car through with a tank of super if the car is going to be stored for any time, but if the car is in occasional use I would think the fuel should not absorb too much water in this time.
  7. If it's similar to the pinto, it's probably caused by the the idle air control valve being stuck - try removing it and cleaning it out as a first step.
  8. Grim

    how do you tell

    You'll have to take the head off and measure the chamber volume. Be aware that there are also low compression pistons in former transit engines which are stamped on the top.
  9. Grim

    Fuel filler cap fail

    a round piece of pipe formed around the cap to prevent access to the sharp edge?
  10. How did you connect the trailing arm hard line to the caliper flexi hose? I'm currently making some brackets to fit to the bearing housing, but wondered if you found a better way. I would have welded something onto the arm, had I realised I needed one before I painted it!
  11. I think mine must be an intermediate design between the two, it's got splayed (horizontally, but vertically fore and aft) bars in the centre of the dash, but the dash tube meeting the bonnet. Go with the above advice
  12. Burton might be a good option. https://www.burtonpower.com/oil-filler-cap-x-flow-pinto-etc-fp630.html
  13. mine has no gap, the mid-bonnet flanges are trimmed back to clear the dash-top tube. If there's a gap there, isn't there also a gap between the bonnet and side panels? That can't be right can it?
  14. Have you got a wiring diagram to show that the speedo wires go to the ECU? I haven't got a later haynes manual to check. I would be surprised if it needed the speedo output to do this as the pinto eec iv system can manage this with the throttle position/engine speed information alone.
  15. what engine are you using? If it's pinto with the eec iv, it wont be interested in the speed, the sensor was only for the speedo. What speedo do you have?
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