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danielbrookes last won the day on May 13

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About danielbrookes

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 09/20/1983

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  1. I’m not 100% sure but I can’t imagine it being an issue. If you think about it the cap will be sealed upto a certain psi, as long as the pressure stays below that it makes no difference. It may also help with bleeding actually. Might be worth opening it up and topping up at the radiator. If there is an air lock at least your bleeding it at both ends. Not sure if it is safe to do so but if you could run the car with both open it may also help “burp” any airlocks out.
  2. Cheers - drive home absolutely fine. I’ll likely replace the coil pack anyway as they are not expensive.
  3. Thanks both, sounds like nothing will be logged by default. I’ve had a quick look under the bonnet and nothing obviously lose. Will check spark plugs as well as leads, I hope it’s just a one off.
  4. Morning, On the way to work today doing 50mph the car started to lose power with noticeable change to engine noise - louder. Pulled over immediately and let the engine idle and it seemed OK. I was around a mile from work, oil pressure and temperature was fine; after a quick Rev I risked it to work and the remaining mile was uneventful It sounded to me like it was missing one cylinder, but that’s based on little experience. The whole episode lasted around 60 seconds and car is fine now. Any words of wisdom? I’m going to give the electrical side a look over the weekend specifically the injectors and coil pack connection. Any other areas of interest you think are worth investigating? Will the emerald k6 have logged any data of use? The car has done 1,500 fault free miles and it’s a Zetec Blacktop; it’s also been on the rollers and properly mapped around 1,000 miles ago. thanks! Dan
  5. Brilliant thanks both. I was in two minds, cutting it is the way to go
  6. Morning, I was wondering what people’s thoughts are on trimming the bellhousing at the bottom of my gearbox. The bellhousing is the lowest point on the car and there’s about 4cm below the chassis. It’s easy to catch over speed bumps and its a big flat chunk of metal, have other people trimmed it down so it’s flush? Im worried that I will keep catching it over speed bumps - which I have done a couple of times now, slow speed. But I am thinking is it better to catch that than potentially my lowered sump? What have other people done? I can get a pic later today if it helps. thanks Dan
  7. Think I’ll take the coweling off and have a look. It was working perfectly and I recently fitted an immobiliser so guessing I have knocked something. The connector from GBS loom to the motor has always been very lose but I would thing if it was that end then the motor simply wouldn’t work. Same for a bad earth. Easy enough to inspect connectors and clean the switch contacts.
  8. Oh and it’s the standard Sierra stalks from GBS that I have if that helps.
  9. Afternoon, Horrible weather at the moment but I decided to take the car out with my new weather gear. Ive noticed the first wiper speed selection isn’t working, the other speeds are fine. Before I take the coweling off to take a look does it sound like a lose wire? I’ve read it could be a faulty relay but those symptoms seem to be only one speed setting so I guess not that. Hoping it’s an easy fix. thanks, Dan
  10. Good advice, thanks. They do have a little screw in the ring I’ll check it tomorrow.
  11. Spot on thanks, makes sense to me - I'll give it a go. From the side rail its 100mm, still too low but now I know how to adjust should be a doddle as long as I take my time. Hoping I can do it without C spanner as otherwise its another tool I need to buy
  12. Hi, I've never adjusted suspension before, can anyone help? Car is on the road and handles fine. I have it booked in for a rolling road session in two weeks and they will also setup my geometry however at the moment the car is very low at the rear. From what I rear it should be 115 and 125 mm at the front bottom of chassis and 125 and 135mm at the rear, measured just in front of the rear wheel arch. Mine is way too low at the back at the rear its 65mm from the road to the floor pan (its a lowered floor pan). Am I measuring the correct point as per the attachment? What is the best way to adjust the shocks? I have the GAZ ones purchased from GBS and I did not get a C spanner with the kit I assume I need one? Should I adjust with the wheel still on or off? I want to get this done by a pro but I want to have it roughly correct before I take it in and an idea of where it should be as well. Thanks. Dan
  13. V5 is here, car is already taxed so nothing left for me to do. Insurance sorted, Halfords for plates and the weathers looking good for my first drive out tonight
  14. Well I just received a mail to say my registration docs are in the post, awesome news. I had a problem with the way the Invoice for my gearbox returb was worded but managed to work around that. I sent a postal order for 12 months tax and the application fee, I am planning on getting my plates printed as soon as I get the V5. What happens with the tax side? I assume the DVLA register it for tax on my behalf for the first year using the postal order? Thanks! Dan
  15. Thanks, I spotted that earlier actually and for the price I decided to buy a whole new boss and adapter to match my wheel. I’ll replace the existing boss as there wasn’t much in it price wise.
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